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Kobe' Japanese Steak House

) #106 of 173 Restaurants in Lahaina ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
136 Dickenson St, Ste 1, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1273
+1 808-667-5555
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good28%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible14%
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“sushi” (72 reviews)
“kobe steak” (10 reviews)
“shrimp” (38 reviews)
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136 Dickenson St, Ste 1, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1273
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I arranged to celebrate my brother-in-law's birthday at Kobe and it was great. The food was good, but the chef made it all worth it. He was funny and kept the show going. Okay, a soke bomb or two helped.

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

We're so glad you had fun here, Rob! We love being a part of the celebration. We hope you'll come back and see us again soon. Best, Kobe Ohana

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here with a party of celebrating my birthday. Mike was our server and Manny was our cook. Both were very attentive and did everything to make our meal enjoyable. Manny hands down is the best, funniest and friendliest cook we have ever had....More

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

Thanks for coming by and spending your birthday with us! We love being a part of the celebration. We'll be sure to pass your compliments along -- it was our pleasure to be sure you had a good time. We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We waited 30 minutes WITH a reservation to get a table. After we sat down it took another 30 minutes to get our orders in. With our orders in it took ANOTHER HOUR of us waiting around to go ask why we weren't being served...More

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

We're so sorry to hear about the wait when you came by, Katie. We can get pretty busy but that's no excuse for that kind of frustration. Our apologies, and we hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Best wishes, Kobe Ohana

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At the end of a 2 week trip to Maui, thought we would stop in to Kobe for something different. Always tend to like the Japanese steakhouses for the family. Made a reservation and found free parking in their lot. We were seated pretty promptly...More

Thank sschafe48170
Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're sorry to see that you weren't wowed by your whole experience here. We always want you to love every bite you take and every minute you spend with us. We hope you'll give us another chance to fully impress you in the future. Best...More

Reviewed 15 June 2017

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 16 June 2017

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 9 June 2017 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 13 June 2017

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 23 May 2017

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 26 May 2017

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 5 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 12 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 4 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

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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, Groups, Kids, 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
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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