Kobe Japanese Steak House, Maui

4.3
1175 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
We are OPEN!!

Thank you everyone for your continued support these last few months, we appreciate you all! We wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for all you.

Our temporary hours are Wedensday - Sunday 5PM - 9PM. We are open for Dine in & take out for both Teppanyaki and sushi.
WEDENSDAYS ONLY OKUS SUSHI IS CLOSED! SORRY FOR ANY INCONVIENCE.

* Reservations are highly recommended! Seats are very limited due to the social distancing & NEW COVID restrictions.

At this time our largest reservation we are taking is 8 . We are follow the NEW RULES the State and county regulations put in place for us to continue to be open.
We are doing the best to make sure everyone is safe while dining in our restaurant.
Thank you everyone for being patient and understanding.

If you have any questions, looking to book a reservation you may call 808-667-5555

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1175 people are saying
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vipstevenl
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was awesome/ steak and lobster delicious/ coors light a bonus/ best fried rice in America/ afterwards can stroll over to Dole Whip and pic up mac nut ice cream waffle cone/ a definite must when u come to Maui

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Maui2011
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Would have been nicer to dine downstairs. Overall, pretty good.

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STACYP
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and even better service. We really enjoyed our night at Kobe!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Run down and service was kind of rude. Good was marginal at best and very expensive for what it was.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My husband and I had a great experience at this restaurant. The service was excellent! Drinks were also fantastic. The food was good, but seemed very much like any other hibachi style food. A little on the expensive side. Overall great experience 👍

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Raul
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was sooooooo good. I had the Kobe Jumbo, which had steak, lobster and scallops. Honestly the best tasting teppanyaki I’ve had. I would choose this place over Benihana’s anyday.

Our chef seemed like a rookie with the normal routine onion volcano/choo choo train. Not a lot of flair or jokes, but over all very good. We were able to hear the jokes of the red hat chef next to us and he was able to get us to laugh along.

Would definitely come back.

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vipPukalaniPete
Hawaii
97 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and I visited Kobe for my 60th birthday. The steak and shrimp was great, be sure to upgrade to the filet. We were so lucky to have another couple share our table who just got engaged! They were great to talk to, and congratulations to the happy couple from California!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation and were seated immediately and served drinks and soup. There was about 30 minutes after that where we just waited at our table, but the amazing chef and spectacular food were worth the wait. The value as far as the amount of food you get for the price is great! We all ate until we were beyond full and had a little bit left over.

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SHARONS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

June 4 2021 reservation at 6:00 pm. We were seated upstairs. It was so warm and hot; a/c was running very su

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LindaB
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The service was friendly & courteous but the food was not up to the standard that we have come to expect from other Kobe’s that we have eaten at. To my knowledge we have never paid extra for the fried rice with a chosen meal. We chose shrimp & steak for $35.99 & assumed that included soup, appetizers & rice but each of us paid extra for the rice. The vegetables were cut way to large & the flavor just wasn’t there. No seasoning so very bland. I had to ask for silverware instead of chopsticks & some soy sauce for flavor!

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KDBN
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Our experience this time wasn’t as good as it was before. The food was extremely salty, one order was incorrect and one order the chicken was undercooked. Our server was rushing all the time so we had to repeat our order multiple times but one was still wrong. Our chef wasn’t as entertaining as the others which could have turned our night around. Oh well just won’t go back.

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vipDavidL
Columbus
47 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Wonderful dinner!!

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TracyS
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good. We enjoyed our hibachi experience. Steak was tender. Shrimp was succulent.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Our chef was absolutely fabulous. My feedback is that we had a 7:00 reservation and they didn’t even start on our food prep for nearly 40 minutes. There seemed to be confusion at the door where to seat us. Our waiter was attentive and apologized fir our wait and did fix the situation. Once again our chef Brian was fabulous. We would visit this restaurant again.

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DorahD
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Disappointed in food, it was somewhat tasty but very mushy vegetables, dry fried rice, shrimp tough and steak over cooked.
Chef was pleasant. We have eaten at this restaurant a couple of years ago and it was excellent. Thought we would try it again as we had not traveled anywhere because of Covid.
Probably will not return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our dining experience at Kobe. The wait staff was great, the table cook/chef put on quite a show while at the same time cooking each entree to perfection. The portions were huge (doggie bags provided) and the prices were very reasonable. Even the drinks were a reasonable price. And to top off the meal, we were served strawberry ice cream as a birthday treat! Great time! Good people, good food and good fun!

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PaulW
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Have dined here many times over the last 20 years. As always, Food was excellent. The only downside to this place is they seat you at your reservation time, but don’t get food preparation started for some time. Last night we waited at least 45 minutes and another time in the last three years it was an hour.

The last two times we visited, including the most recent, the bill has been wrong as they included drinks we had already paid for in the bar.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Tappenyaki chef was amazing!!!! We loved everyone and everything! Definitely will be back.🌺🌴🌴🌺

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christinal
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Our order got messed up but what we received was very good and our chef try to correct as much as he could on the fly

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding as always! Love this restaurant & wish I could frequent much more like I used to. My only annoyance, which takes a lot for me to note, was the server in the waiting/bar area never once approached me to even offer water while i was waiting for my friend. And he stood there watching the Dodger/Angels ball game on the tv. Other people had water & drinks. Other than that, the staff was excellent as always. Mahalo nui loa to everyone there!

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Joellek
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a good time at Kobe Steak House. They were really good with spacing us out at each table for social distancing purposes.
The food was good! Our teppan chef was entertaining and polite. He cooked our shrimp and steak to perfection. The kids had a blast watching the chef prepare and cook our food. A must when on Maui.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food was horrible, cook very inexperienced, atmosphere as very loud.

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VickiY
San Joaquin
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always love dining at Kobe! Good food and service consistently!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

JUST MARRIED- we were told it’s a locals place and in our opinion that’s a good thing! The food was very good we split the lobster combination and had a couple Maitais. The Teppyinyaki chef was friendly and engaging. The hostess and all staff were very kind and welcoming. We will make this a normal for any return trips!
Mandy n Jesse

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Marshallwrm
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Typical Japanese steak house. Frozen drinks were good. Hostess was very nice especially.

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Grammie
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. We’ve been going there for several years, never disappointed!

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Cable
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. Casual and friendly a little loud with happy birthdays

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vipScottG
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another really fun evening at Kobe. Food is excellent, portions good sized and Chef Joseph was hilarious! Our kids always want to be sure we hit Kobe every time we’re on Maui!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great chef and waiter. Food was delicious.

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DianeG
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very good food and experience. Chef was very entertaining

However Bathroom had a really strong sewer vapor smell needs attention.

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Brandon
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We ordered the most expensive combo: Filet, lobster, and scallops. We asked to replace the scallops with shrimp. The served us double scallops, and the lobster, but didn’t serve us filet or shrimp. They eventually brought the shrimp but we never received our filet mignon, but we did receive a bill for it.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was very good! We had dinner there in our last night in Maui before traveling home. I wish I remembered everyones names!

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vipDavidK
Hawaii
26 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place never disappoints. Food is fantastic and fresh.
The sauces should be sold at the front door. They are missing a big opportunity to add revenue.

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JohnF
San Joaquin
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was great from when we entered, to the chef and the meal. Have been to numerours Teppan places and this is Authentic!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great chef! Loved the experience, the food was incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor service and food quality

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vipJohnZ
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crazy awesomeness. Food was off the charts. The chef was hilarious.

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Stacy1317
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience

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vipshoegalinnapa
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

This restaurant has great potential, the decor hasn’t been updated in many many years! The food was ok, not great; the opening soup was a mouthful of overly salted fishy brown yuck. The lighting is very odd, depending where you sit. The hood vents above each flat top station need a good cleaning.
Love the Teppanyaki style of cooking and the interaction with the chef. With COVID-19 restrictions in place (face coverings) it makes it difficult to converse with the chef; totally beyond the control of the restaurant. Glad they are able to be open at all.....

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RogerG
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scotty was our chef and he was a confident and capable showman who delighted us with his entertaining experience. We were socially distanced from the other couple at our table and it was sooo nice to mingle maskless with fellow tourists, something that's usually a major highlight of our travels. My filet steak melted in my mouth although it was prepared medium well at my request. I got enough food for two meals. We totally enjoyed this evening from start to finish and most highly recommend Kobe Maui. Tip: Parking in their lot is free if you park in a space marked Kobe.

FAQs

Kobe Japanese Steak House, Maui offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 667-5555.

Kobe Japanese Steak House, Maui is rated 4.3 stars by 1175 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.