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Sun, 6/17
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Kobe Japanese Steak House, Maui

3.7
648 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
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!!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Sushi, Japanese
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Hours of operation


Dinner: Daily 5:30pm-10:00pm
Sushi Bar: Daily 5:00pm-11:00pm
RESERVATIONS FOR TEPPANYAKI
DINING ONLY!!
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Phone number
(808) 667-5555
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Felamor Simon
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Luakini
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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.
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Public transit
The Maui Bus stops at the Wharf Shopping center 1/2 block from the restuarant.
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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.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
What 648 People Are Saying
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3.7based on recent ratings
3.9
food
3.5
service
3.5
ambience
3.6
value
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Every time we visit Maui we always eat here- it’s a favorite for both kids and parents.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Came back celebrate both my wife and sons birthdays in 1 shot. The food was excellent, our chef LOVED playing with fire, which is always fun to watch. The food was cooked perfectly as well.

I got the teriyaki chicken and steak combo, and upgraded to the Kobe steak - holy smokes I was stuffed afterwards!

If we lived closer we'd probably eat here more often.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We were seated within 15 minutes of reservation. Drinks, soup and appetizers were brought quickly. Our chef was pleasant and humorous.

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1.0Dined on June 7, 2018

This food was disgusting and overpriced.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Love the hibachi grill and big Kirin beer

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

My wife and I came to Kobe to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. We were seated at a table of eight and we had a very enjoyable time and excellent dinner. The chef was entertaining and made sure everyone was satisfied with their meal. We had fun conversation with the other six people and the food was delicious. We look forward to a return to Kobe for another excellent time.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Reservations were for 6pm but got there early in which they accommodated us to have an earlier seating which was awesome! The chef must’ve been in training as he was not really in tune with the customers. A little too quiet. But all in all it was good!

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

We eat at Kobe's quite often and enjoy each visit! We waited a little longer than usual this trip but the food always makes up for it! Mahalo to the amazing staff for another wonderful experience. My fiancé and I will definitely be back again!

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3.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Food was good, They put us upstairs with no air conditioning. Way too HOT!!!! The chef and waiter both had very little personality. Luckily went for Sunset Special so value was good.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

My wife and I really enjoyed our recent dinner at Kobe's. The food (Filet, and Filet & shrimp) was cooked perfectly and was much better than expected. We were very impressed with the garlic fried rice as well. We will visit Kobe again next time we are in Lahaina.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We generally try to find a Kobe steak house when we travel. We came to this one 28 years ago on our honeymoon, and it was nice to see it was still there and that we had a chance to take our grown adult children there. food always good. they need to design a better waiting area, very outdated. The Kobe on Oahu island is a little nicer and the Kobe in Dallas, Texas is still our favorite.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

great great time celebrating a birthday
the staff was fabulous and so kind to us

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Great chef, very entertaining after many teppan grill experiences he was one of the best

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Food, chef and staff were great. The only reason I did not Give 5 stars was the wait time to be seated. Reservation was for 7:30. We were told to wait in the bar. We finally were seated at 8:05 and no I did not buy drinks at the bar.

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2.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Our first encounter was with a bar tender who was grumpy and rude. Had a reservation that didn’t seem to matter as we were seated 45 minutes late. Cooks are nice and work very hard but are clearly understaffed. Waitress didn’t not check on us even one time after we were seated. I like to support local business and hope this place makes some positive changes.

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2018

The waiting Time ist really Long. Even with a Reservation you can wait Up to an hours Till you really geht served. The Cook is quick but the food is amazing!

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Been here many times over 20+ years. Never had a bad meal, service is good. and the delivery is entertaining. Will be back on the next visit.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We were celebrating Mother’s Day, our 7th anniversary, my wife’s birthday and being with family on our visit. Once again everything was excellent as it has been in previous years. I couldn’t believe all of the recent bad reviews were accurate. We’ve never had a bad experience here in the seven years I’ve been bringing my wife to Maui to celebrate all of the above mentioned occasions. Tonight our server and chef were both excellent as was our food. WE WILL BE BACK.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Chef mishandled cracking the egg and it ran all over the counter top where my daughter was eating. He just put a towel there and it continued to run all over. I had to ask him to clean it up. He left to the back and got another rag, then wiped it up. There was still streaks of raw egg present on the eating surface which concerned me. Also it occurred to me later that egg was supposed to be in our fried rice which he never replaced. That bothered me. Overall kind of a disappointing visit.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Service was great only after we requested to be reseated - there was two of us and we were seated so close to other people that we couldn’t put our knees in under the table... I guess if the people next to us had been family we could have “squeezed” in.
Prices are high - if you want fillet mignon AND scallops you have to “upgrade” from $35 to $46 and they charge for both steamed rice or fried rice (so share a bowl). I ended up ordering the fillet but didn’t get more fillet than the other guests at the table who ordered fillet AND scallops.
Our “new” waiter was great & our cook was entertaining.
Their happy hour selection are not “choices” at all unless you like chicken or teriyaki steak...
there was an option to add shrimp but our dinner came with a free grilled shrimp appetizer so I’m glad I didn’t pay the $10-$11 extra.

I have taken guests every year to Kobe Steak house but this is my last visit - wasn’t worth the price we paid.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great service and awesome experience for someone who has never been to this kind of restaurant before.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Long wait to get seated. Our table side chef Manny was great.

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3.0Dined on April 19, 2018

I felt it was overpriced for quality of food you were very crowded around table. The cook did not really care if you were there or not.

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3.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Food was okay but not as good as our past visits. Don't think it will be at the top of our list as in the past. Also you now have to pay for parking if parking on the street is full. Many of the restaurants in the area validate parking for customers.

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We made a reservation for 8:30 and were finally seated at 9:45. What’s the point of a reservation? We ordered hot tea which wasn’t actually hot when we got it. It tasted microwaved. We had a round of soup that comes with dinner, also not hot. I was unimpressed with both. The chef at our table finally started cooking after 30 mins of waiting and eating room temp soup and tea. He was great. Very engaging. Like every other teppan style dinner I’ve been to. The food was great. Service and everything about dinner except the main course was great.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Always a fun time, yummy, and LOTS of food! It was extra nice going on a weeknight, as they weren't very busy and service was quick.

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1.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We have always gone to Kobe's when we go to Maui, but we won't go again. As soon as we were taken to our table, I noticed something on my chair and used a napkin to wipe it off. It was blood. I had to wait for a new chair. Our chef was very confused about everyone's order. My husband and I were given the wrong steak. Our friend rice was not cooked and served until we had our main entrees and it was terrible. We we're celebrating our 29 anniversary so it was a very disappointing experience.

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Experience was less than memorable. Waiter was very inattentive. The chef was pretty boring and when my wife asked him to do something, he made a face that have the impression that she was bothering him with her request. The food was meh! The atmosphere was meh! It was my birthday and Roland the waiter didn’t even ask if we wanted to order desert. The meal included green tea, he gave us the check and when I asked where my green tea was, he too acted like I was bothering him! He reluctantly brought me the tea. We paid the bill and walked immediately to the gelato place at the end of the road and had a fantastic desert! Thoroughly disappointed with the entire experience.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food and service was awesome! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Awesome tepinyaki! Kids had a blast with the amazing table chef.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Kobe is always our number one choice when we visit the island of Maui. Service is great. Food is amazing! Scallop dynamite is to die for! Highly recommend going here for any dinner occasion!

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We love places that cook right in front of you!! Staff was really nice but kept mixing up our orders. They forgot my husband’s lobster, so he had to wait a bit for his entire meal to be completed. Also, I like to check cleanliness of bathrooms and the bathrooms were not the best. However, the food was good and cocktails hit the spot.

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1.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Dated restaurant
Reservation at 8, waited over 30 min for table. Entertainment was supposed to be at 9:30 though the chef told us that stopped LAST YEAR ( listed currently on their website).

So disappointed with the money I spent .

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1.0Dined on April 3, 2018

It took an hour before we even got a bowl of soup. It was the most terrible service experience I’ve ever had.

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1.0Dined on April 3, 2018

We ordered fried rice and they gave us white rice instead, which was no big deal. However, when we had asked why we were served fried rice they were extremely rude towards us and they did not come back or try to fix it.

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2.0Dined on April 3, 2018

We had reservations at 6pm, then was seated at 6:45. We were asked our food maybe at 7 and the chef came by at 7:40. Needless to say, we did not get out of there until 8:45. It was for my daughters dinner. Bummed because it took over 2.45 hours and what was suppose to be a nice dinner ended up in a long dragged out dinner of waiting!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Kobe always delivers a high quality meal. The scallops were dreamy!!!

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1.0Dined on April 2, 2018

We had a reservation for 7:00, and still had not been seated at 7:45. Finally got seated, ordered food and drinks, but 30 minutes later still had no drinks, no food. We cancelled our order and went to get pizza!!!

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1.0Dined on April 2, 2018

We had a 7:00 reservation, and they did not seat us until 7:45–45 minutes late. We ordered drinks and food. No drinks (or food) by 8:15. We were starving. We left and got pizza up the street. The hostess was very rude and put out. I would avoid this place. They are not well managed.

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

My husband loves Kobe restaurants and the Maui location did not disappoint us as far as the food was concerned. It was delicious! Everyone was also very nice, but it took over an hour (literally) to get our first drinks served which is ridiculous, and not one mention of a discount or offer to pay for that first drink, nothing. The table next to us got their drinks right away and they arrived long after we did.

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