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!!
Lahaina, HI 96761
Steakhouse, Sushi, Japanese
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily 5:30pm-10:00pm
Sushi Bar: Daily 5:00pm-11:00pm
RESERVATIONS FOR TEPPANYAKI
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
The Maui Bus stops at the Wharf Shopping center 1/2 block from the restuarant.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
Kobe Japanese Steak House, Maui Ratings and Reviews
Chef screwed up. I asked for no soy sauce on my potion of food and he put it on anyway. He forgot to give me cooked onions and then got another raw onion and. Arely cooked it for me. He forgot to cook two steaks for two people . He was not as skilled in entertaining with utensils as chef on our dining experience the prior month. Others at table also felt it was not the best dining e perience
The food and server was very good. we waited 1 1/2 hours to be served any food. Reservations were for 730 never saw the cook until 9 PM. Needs a total renovation very tired and out dated restaurant. the only friendly person there was Josh our server. The cook never spoke didn't in the least seem to be very happy to be cooking for us. This was supposed to be a fun restaurant but was not in the least.
I only gave a 1-star for service because I wanted it to stand out as "crappy" for ONE individual... the GM. Everything else was awesome, we had an amazing cook! 5 stars to the rest of the staff there... so friendly as always! The only problem was that they forgot to bring out my added order of scallops, we asked about it as the chef was cooking and he immediately called the GM that was standing near him to put in the order. We heard him ask the GM if he could bring out an add-on scallops, the GM said okay, but he NEVER came back. The GM was kind of just standing around and looked lost? After waiting some time the cook then asked a server to grab it and it came FAST. Boo to the crappy GM. Not our first bad service from the GM. His employees work way harder than him all the time. We are locals and go there often and see it all. Kobe's is always our go-to spot.... minus the GM.
Our chef - and I failed to get his name - was FABULOUS! He greeted us with zeal, and never stopped. His volcano birthday onion stack was a mile high and the eternal flame lasted the whole time that we sang Happy Birthday. Our birthday girl who turned 86 even drank all three flavors of the flavored sake sampler. From the beginning broth to the final cup of hot tea, the entrees included, opakapaka, kobe beef, chicken, shrimp, with sauces, and vegetables grilled to perfection. We rolled out with memories that will bring us back. Manager Alan Steen remembered that I mentioned that I was coming, when we had stopped in for karaoke in December, and followed up with a personal phone call! Good food, good service, good FUN! We will be back.
Arrived on time for reservation, but was banished to the somewhat seedy bar to wait for twenty minutes. Ordered sashimi appetizer which never arrived. Others at our table had the same disappointment. Our chef, Chico, went through the motions and visibly expressed his displeasure to his support staff for not providing the full complement of ingredients. Teppanyaki shrimp appetizer was not plated until the main course was dished out. Our dinner mates were terrific, and several were from other island restaurants.
First visit to Kobe Japanese Steakhouse with family, including daughter, son in law , wife and grandson , who is almost three. We had a 5:30 reservation, and were seated promptly...server was professional, friendly, and efficient..also knowledgeable about the wines in stock, the chef was friendly and entertaining, and the food was first rate, very good. Best restaurant meal in Maui by miles and miles. We were sitting near locals( always a good sign) , and I ordered Filet of beef and sea scallops, with garlic fried rice ...YUM!!!!!!!!! This will be a mandatory visit next trip to Maui.
This tepanyaki style restaurant is always fun in downtown Lahaina on Maui's West Side. The food is wonderful, the chefs are good as well as engertaining as they prepare the food for the tables of eight diners. It is a fun place to go with a group of eight. Our only complaint is that whenever we are a party of just two people, who have reservations, invariably we are told to wait in the bar area for a minimum of fiteen and often thirty minutes. We see other people who are seated right away as walk-ins while we wait for another six people to show up to fill a table.
In this regard, we understand the restaurant's format and the dilemma that a party of two must create for them. But if we are interested in sitting down for dinner at a planned time, this restaurant always disappoints and as such, we choose to eat elsewhere.
We went to celebrate my sister in laws birthday. And our experience was beyond horrible. This is the second time our experience was like this. If you are wanting to wait 1 1/2 hours long this would be the place for you. The food was okay but the service is horrible. This elder gentlemen in the check in claims to be the manager does not know how to empathize with his guests. My 4 year old was getting hungry from waiting he could have atleast offered. Miso soup and rice while we wait to be seated. Then when we were seated they have reduced our party to 5 instead of the 6 I originally reserved for. You see these other people that came after us being seated while my four year old starves.
Solutions to make your restaurant better:
Time management: do not make times available on open table if your not gonna honor it.
Customer service: fire the people or train them better. Train them to empathize with their guests with children.
I will not be coming back here. If you are wanting teppanyaki style go to teppanyaki Don at the Sheraton
Although we had a reservation, we had to wait one hour for the chef from the time our reservation was at. We had an allergy and the chef made two mistakes with it. The scallops were over cooked. Not all chefs were equally enthusiastic and trained, some were excellent and some were not. If it is your birthday they do a nice job celebrating you by giving you free ice cream and singing to you.
We have been to Kobe every time we visit Maui. They have great food and the chefs are fabulous with their cooking skills and entertaining personalities. Very similar to Benihana. Chefs cook the food in front of you. Really enjoyed the holiday decorations this year.
Great food and staff. The restaurant was very smoky which as a person with asthma this was an issue. I love the meal experience but due to a complication with staffing we were left waiting for over an hour before our mains started. Unfortunate circumstances.
Kobi steakhouse in Maui has great food and an excellent atmosphere to have dinner. The chef's entertain the 8 people at the table and explain how they are cooking your dinner. Cutting the shrimp or making a volcano out of onions make for an enjoyable time.
Our reservation was for 5:30 PM. Check in was great. We were seated right away. We sat with another family that were a lot of fun. Our teppanyaki chef was "punny" which my kids liked. Our server was very accomodating to kamaaina and took very good care of us. The only bad thing is that i put on the reservation that it was my wifes birthday but it was not acknowledged. Fun night with good food and great service. I will be going back again.
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