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Kobe' Japanese Steak House

136 Dickenson St, Ste 1, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1273
+1 808-667-5555
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Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good28%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (71 reviews)
“shrimp” (38 reviews)
“kobe steak” (10 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
136 Dickenson St, Ste 1, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1273
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1 - 10 of 414 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful hibachi grill with impressive chefs and excellent service. I also greatly appreciated that one of the busboys also helped teach the entire table how to use chopsticks and eventually provided some of us with the chopsticks with rubber bands for those that gave up.

Thank Oompa03
Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's awesome to hear that you had a good time! Thanks for coming by while you were in the area. We're looking forward to next time. All the best, Kobe Ohana

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great dinner @ Kobe‼️😊✨ Staff greeted us with lots of Aloha! We decided to take advantage of a 20% Kamaaina discount off food and sushi but excluding Liquor drinks🥂🍸🍺 @ 5;:30pm. Allowing our family to enjoy walking around Lahaina in the evening....More

Thank 808Chinagirl
Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's awesome to hear that you had a fun experience with us! It sounds like you made great choices. We always want the whole group to have a blast. We hope you'll visit again next time you're in the area! All the best, Kobe Ohana

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have seen some of these reviews saying this was "just like any other Kobe". Well - duh! I'm not sure why someone would expect the Maui location to be any different. Anyways, if you want a fun, interactive dinner this is a great place....More

Thank Sara B
Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It's great to hear you can always count on a tasty meal and a great time, Sara -- you know that's what we're all about! We really appreciate knowing you've been impressed with the portions, price point, and service, and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

The restaurant could use a facelift but the food was good. Chef was fine, he was Hispanic so communication was difficult. All in all a reasonable value for the $.

Thank Brad R
Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thanks for coming by, Brad! It's good to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope you'll come by again soon! All the best, Kobe Ohana

Reviewed 10 April 2017

Not any different than other Kobe steak places. Sauces were very good though and the steaks cooked properly. Seafood was fresh and tasty.

Thank Chain-user
Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

We're happy you had a good time overall, but it's disappointing that you weren't wowed. We always want you to love every bit of your experience. If there's anything we could've done to improve, don't hesitate to let us know. All the best, Kobe Ohana

Reviewed 31 March 2017

We were here to celebrate my 70th birthday, and we were not disappointed. The food was great from the sushi bar also. Scallops and lobster outstanding..You will be surprised by how the workers as busy as they were they tended to us, just before the...More

Thank Natalie L
Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Thanks so much for celebrating such an important birthday with us, Natalie! It's great to hear that you had a good time. We hope to see you again really soon! All the best, Kobe Ohana

Reviewed 30 March 2017

We have loved previous Hibachi experiences and meals, so we were pretty stoked about Kobe. The restaurant itself was dated and dim. The food had very little flavor. The cook was very hard to hear, plus his English was not very good because the other...More

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Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2017

We're sorry to hear that you didn't have a fun experience with us. We always want you to love every bite and be thoroughly entertained by your chef. We'll be sure to look into it -- our apologies for the frustration. We hope you'll give...More

Reviewed 27 March 2017

Typical Kobe experience. Food was good, chef was entertaining. Overall very good, but we had reservations and arrived 5 minutes early. We were finally seated about 30 minutes after the reservation time. Overbooked.

Thank John C
Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

We're sorry to hear that we were running a bit behind schedule when you came by, John, but it's good to hear that you enjoyed it overall. We hope you'll come by and see us again soon! All the best, Kobe Ohana

Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Hugely disappointing. Went with wife and 15 year old daughter. None of us enjoyed the experience or meal, worst one we had in Maui. We sat at the table for over 45 minutes waiting for a chef, even though we had complained about the wait....More

Thank phumble3
Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

We're disappointed that you were less than impressed with your visit here. We always want you to love every bite of your meal. Our head chef cooked your table and I will certainly discuss your review with him! My computer shows that your party was...More

Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Great meal. Recommend the garlic fried rice! We love Teppanyaki and frequent it often back home in FL and on vacation. We know the difference between good and bad ones. My husband was nervous about trying this one but he liked it too.

Thank Lori B
Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

We're so glad you and your husband came by, Lori! The garlic fried rice is a great recommendation. We hope to see you again next time you're in the area! All the best and mahalo for your review, Kobe Ohana

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donaldf724
We have two grandchildren ages 3 and 5 would this be a good place to take them?
8 March 2017|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
While I think that the children would be very entertained by the cooking and the showmanship, I personally wouldn't want to bring children that young to this kind of place. [Before anyone gets all upset with me; I am giving... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Dickenson St, Ste 1, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1273
    (Luakini)
  • Public Transportation: The Maui Bus stops at the Wharf Shopping center 1/2 block from the restuarant.
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Lahaina
  • Phone Number: +1 808-667-5555
  • E-mail
Description
Enjoy the exciting, ancient art of teppanyaki cooking at the restaurant voted number 1 Japanese restaurant on Maui. Teppanyaki is derived from "teppan" which means iron plate and "yaki" which means grilled. At Kobe, it is delivered with the style and grace of a Japanese country inn. Blend in the gentle aloha of Hawaii, you will experience an evening where terrific food and entertainment are the perfect combination. After a delicious bowl of shabu-shabu soup, your teppan chef will begin to cook up an entrée of dishes, right in front of you, cooking it to tasty perfection, while watching him do the "flaming onion volcano", one of their many culinary tricks. Another favorite at Kobe is to sit in the sunken sushi bar and order one of uncle Oku's fabulous daily specials and enjoy watching the chefs masterfully create their delicious sushi. Oku prides himself on the high quality of fresh fish he chooses from local vendors. Approximately 95% of Oku's fish comes from Hawaii, and the balance of his menu consists of exotic items imported from Japan. The restaurant décor features many historical ornaments and artifacts to provide an authentic feel of Japan, the mother country. Kobe Japanese Steak House & Oku's Sushi Bar delights visiting guests and Island locals alike. Come and join us for a great meal today!
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