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About Kobe Japanese Steak House, Maui

Enjoy the exciting art of Japanese Teppanyaki dining. Our talented chefs will prepare delicious steak, chicken, and seafood entrees right at your table. Complete dinners include soup, shrimp appetizer, teppan vegetables, rice, and hot tea. Vegetarian and keiki (kids) menus are available. Sunset dinner specials offered daily at our 5:30 and 6:00 PM seatings. Oku"s fabulous sushi will complete your Japanese dining experience! RESERVATIONS FOR TEPPANYAKI DINING ONLY!!

136 Dickenson Street
Lahaina, HI 96761
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Sushi, Japanese

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Daily 5:30pm-10:00pm
Sushi Bar: Daily 5:00pm-11:00pm
RESERVATIONS FOR TEPPANYAKI
DINING ONLY!!

Cross Street:
Luakini

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 667-5555

Website:
http://kobemaui.com/

Entertainment:
Join Auntie Toddy Lilikoi and the Kobe Ohana (family) for Karaoke and dancing every Friday and Saturday night from 9:30 PM until closing. Customers be 21 years with a valid I. D.

Parking Details:
Our parking lot is behind the restaurant. We offer a $5.00 parking reimbursement at the Lahaina Restoration or Republic Parking lots located across the street.

Public Transit:
The Maui Bus stops at the Wharf Shopping center 1/2 block from the restuarant.

Executive Chef:
Felamor Simon

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

Kobe Japanese Steak House, Maui Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.7

ambience

3.7

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (18)
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Fun (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Kid-friendly (13)
Good for a Date (13)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Worth the Drive (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Authentic (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
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Fit for Foodies (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Cozy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Great place for fun and entertainment!
Good was very good !

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

We had a newby chef was good but needs to speak up.
Food was good. We had a great time talking to new friends at our table.
We would definately return

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Entire staff friendly and attentive. Chef was entertaining. Steaks were tender. Seasoned perfectly, no too much salt, soy sauce, etc. just the right mix to make everyone enjoy. Prices reasonable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The sunset special gives more value but the entertainment and food are very good either way. Always entertaining and a good place to go with friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Casual, Fun
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Really disappointed with our experience. Lahaina locals celebrating our son's birthday 20th year in a row . Bartender was great when we first arrived but it went downhill fast from there. Ordered Sushi shortly after being seated and it came out finally just as the main course was being prepared. Busser came through once to collect empty plates and glasses so we had no room on the table and or had to clear our own dishes and glasses to make room throughout the meal. Chef was disengaged and to top it off we were rushed throughout the entire meal by front of the house. Spent a lot of money for 8 people in the bar - for sushi and entrees. Won't be back.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Easy to make reservations & we were seated immediately after our arrival. Orders for the table were timely, soup & salad served were unremarkable. Delicious Vegetables and Steamed rice served at no charge. Fried rice & garlic fried rice are extra. The Garlic fried rice contained excessive garlic in my opinion; but, my companion loved the regular fried rice. They serve an excellent mustard sauce & an asian sauce. However, I missed the "shrimp sauce" typically served on mainland. Otherwise, food was quite tasty. I had steak & shrimp and we both enjoyed our dinners. Some restaurants of this type serve a sorbet after; however, Kobe does not offer a complimentary dessert at this time.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Not good service. Food was bland and they messed up and gave our food away 2 times in the same sitting

Tags: People Watching
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We absolutely love Kobe. We drive from kahului just to eat dinner here and the service is great. The chefs are funny, friendly, and quick. The food is delicious and price is reasonable.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Meals were delicious and well prepared. Very good strawberry daueries, too. Will come back again.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We love getting together with a bunch of friends & eating at Kobe's. This time it was for my wife's birthday & we had a blast with chef Yummy! He was very entertaining making us laugh with his jokes & the food was "yummy"! Great time!

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food but Sushi bar was backed up and we did not get our Sushi order until after our Teppanyaki meal started

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The food was good once we had a chef arrive at our table. We ordered drinks and had the soup and then waited about 20 minutes for a chef to show up to cook our meals. it turned out OK but it was quite annoying to have to wait that long without any explanation.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Delicious food, but service was very slow. It took 45 minutes for our chef to show up after we were seated. We had an interesting table, and the lull in service allowed us to make some local friends. They did an excellent job of keeping up with our drinks, and the food was better than usual. I would still recommend this restaurant, and will go back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Whenever we come to Hawaii, we go to the Kobe steakhouse for dinner. The last time we were here we said we didn't think we would come back again. But we decided to give it another chance this year. Not only has the amount of food they give you changed, the cost for the food is too high for what you get. We specifically ordered garlic fried rice. White rice comes with your meal. Kobe charges a $5 up charge for the garlic fried rice. That's ridiculous. Add to that the fact that we were the only two who ordered the garlic fried rice but after some of the people at our table saw it, 3 more people asked to have it for their meal too. There was no more garlic added, so the garlic that was prepared for two was divided up for five people. So the fried rice was not very garlicky. The vegetables were overcooked and had some burn spots on them, and again the amount of food you get for the price is just not worth it.

The "show" is very short. We will not go back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 17, 2017

My wife and I were drawn to Kobe many years ago by the 2-for-1 Entertainment coupon. We returned every year in our annual trek to Maui. We continued the tradition after the coupon disappeared. 5 years ago, we converted to plant-based eating (vegan). You wouldn't think Kobe would work, but it does. The chef happily cooks our dishes first in oil, rather than butter. We order one veggie dish and one tofu. It's a mountain of food - all healthy (except for the oil). We forgo the soup and shrimp appetizers, but still have plenty to eat. the chefs are entertaining, and the cost is more than reasonable. We paid $31 plus tip. That's less than we paid for breakfast at another restaurant. We enjoyed our dinner at Kobe's and the low cost so much that we are going again on this trip.
I can't wait to see what happens to Kobe and similar meat-based restaurants when people stop eating meat. Hopefully, they will be clever enough to offer more plant-based alternatives.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Kobe was delicious as always. Our chef made the experience one of the best ever. Will definitely go back.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

One of our favorite places. Could be a little cooler. Cooks should be more experienced, last one we had really couldn't do anything impressive. Getting drinks was way to slow....

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Every time we dine here they are petty about something. This time it was about validating parking. They told us they stopped validating parking last month and the sign outside the restaurant clearly states that they validate parking. We pushed the issue and they did take care of our parking, but told us it would be the last time. We told them to take down their sign if they're not going to validate parking. Soured the entire dining experience. I doubt we will ever come back.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 4, 2017

My wife and I have visit the island of Maui two to three times a year and bring out family once a year. We have visited Kobe's restaurant for over 25 years and love it each and every time we visit. We will continue to enjoy Kobe's for as long as possible. Ron

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Never been upstairs before but it was very hot it, I was sweating. No ventilation. I recommend sitting downstairs not as hot and smoky. Food was yummy. Garlic fried rice was good this time, garlic wasn't burnt. They don't sing happy birthday or give comp desert for birthdays. But good times

Tags: Fun
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 1, 2017

we always enjoy ourselves. the food is so delicious. my favorite is the scallops and steak. my husbands favorite is the opakapaka. if you get a good chef he'll cook and entertain you all the way . the service is excellent there is never no wait. check out Kobe's

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We waited 1 hour before our chef came out. We were starving, this on top of waiting 45 min to get seated with NO apology. Service was less then favorable. We were celebrating 2 birthdays . For the price it WAS NOT WORTH IT! I will book a buffet next time.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Very good and family friendly place good food

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We came for the sunset special which is very well priced. Our chef was a lot of fun. Looking at some of the other tables, the chefs were less engaged. The food was not great but also not bad. The beef was a little chewer than we might have liked... At full price I might have been less satisfied but at the price we paid, we felt positive.
Upgrading to fried rice from white rice added $4 and adding garlic to that was an additional $1 more. At the sunset prices, that was a 25% or more upgrade!

Tags: Fun, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 18, 2017

The chef was fantastic. However, the reservations were a bit late, which was alright, but it took 45 minutes to get our first dish/soup, which was completely flavorless. The server wasn't too attentive. We asked for a cold glass for the beer, which was never brought. Refills took forever to come and didn't come until the chef actually left to tell the waiter. The grill was pretty dirty from the last party and we had to ask them to wipe down and clean the grill before cooking our food.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 13, 2017

典型的なアメリカ風Teppanyakiで期待はあまりしてなかったが、それを差し引いても鉄板が黒焦げでメンテされておらず、シェフの料理の仕方もとても雑だった。
ミディアムレアがオススメと言っておきながら、ウェルダンになってしまっており、これには憤慨した。
客の回転を高めるため鉄板の温度をとても高く設定してると見られ、客席にも熱が伝わって来て不快だった。
この地域では、カアナパリのシェラトンホテル内の鉄板焼きレストランの方がマシであった。

Tags: Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Awesome jon in catering to my son's 12th Birthday party.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Way to hot, waited 30 mins for the soup almost 45 min for the chef.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The restaurant just smelled gross inside. To me it just seemed that they have not done a good cleaning for a very long time!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 29, 2017

The food (filet and lobster) was superb. However, their air conditioning was not working and it was 88 degrees inside. We were surprised they didn't offer free dinks or dessert to thank us for sweating through a meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I was disappointed with this restaurant. I have been to many Japanese Steak houses and this was by far the worst. The service from the minute we walked in the door was horrible at best. The waiter that took our drink orders was not only rushing us but down right rude to a group of four that was seated next to us. The food was mediocre. The only saving grace was the cook was entertaining. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. I wish I would have read the Yelp reviews before making my reservation.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food was great but the place needs an overhaul a bit worn and dated, Great drinks!!!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Our chef was multilingual which really helped knowing we had a Japanese family with us. Very professional with fun, quirky humor while he was working. One of the best experiences at Kobes I've ever had.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Centrally located in Lahaina, Maui. Parking is nearby but need to pay. The hostess was friendly, wait staff all polite and quick. Service was great with fun presentation with cooking and style with teppanyaki style.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 23, 2017

The best vegetables on the island my 11 year old and 13 year old ate all of their veggies and even wanted more . The food is spot on and we are going back for a second visit tonight i would highly recommend the fried rice and filet great food with mostly locals

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food and atmosphere was great, but the wait time was not.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great Beer
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

I dislike the space. You need to space it out a little bit more. Even the cooks practically stand back to back. You need to up the A.C. a bit to make it cooler. But food great, chefs awesome.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Food was outstanding and the service was great.

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

La comida estuvo deliciosa, atención increíble, te ofrecen un show con los cuchillos mientras preparan tu comida, en general una buena experiencia.

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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Kobe's is fun, entertaining dining! The chef prepares the meal right at the table. If you are familiar with teppanyaki style dining, then you know it is a treat. Food is very tasty and we'll prepared, plus we got treated to the biggest "volcano" this side of the big island. A fun, delicious evening.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fun, Local Ingredients
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