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!!
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
This restaurant has always been my favor ...
This restaurant has always been my favorite. Every year for my anniversary this is where my husband takes me. The best thing about it is, The unique and most outgoing friendly workers they have! The food is amazing every time without fail!
This Lahaina, Maui favorite tapanyaki re ...
This Lahaina, Maui favorite tapanyaki restaurant always pleases the palate and offers some lively entertainment by the table chef , too. Your food is prepared for a group of 8... Strangers at first and friends by the end...by a noisy and fun chef with a sharp blade he knows how to use. Food choices include great Kobe beef, chicken, salmon, scallops and lobster, with nice steamed veggies and garlic or plain flavored rice. The prices, like most things in Maui, are a bit steep, but the portions are generous. This is a fun, noisy place to go with a small group to celebrate a birthday or other special occasion or just a nice start to the vacation or the weekend.
Our chef at the table was great. Everyth ...
Our chef at the table was great. Everything else was just ok. Very hot inside. Not much ventilation. Service was ok. Charged for refills. Mixed up our check. Food was ok. Not bad but definitely nothing to write home about. Was disappointed with this Kobe's.
I have eaten at the Kobe's in San Jose, ...
I have eaten at the Kobe's in San Jose, Honolulu and now Maui. All three places were very good the chef's delightful and fun, the food outstanding at all three. If this is any indication of the quality of Kobe's , I would recommend Kobe's restaurant any where in the world for a fantastic experience.
My husband and I ate at Kobe around the ...
My husband and I ate at Kobe around the beginning of September 2016. We had a really great chef and waiter. My minor issues do not stem from the service but from the offerings. Being a main-lander, yum-yum sauce is vital to me. So is knowing whether or not my sushi is going to be raw. The sauces they offered essentially tasted the same, except one was spicy. No thanks!! I don't pretend to be an expert in sushi, but I do know enough to know what I'm looking for and what I like. The limited sushi menu offered disappointment in variety. I come from an area where sushi is a true art, and they make large maki-sushi menus because they are able to showcase their talents for mixing ingredients. The sushi I ordered was great, but raw! It was also very plain! Ugh. I don't want raw sushi. I ordered something that 99% of the time is served cooked. There were zero indications of what was raw and what was not. This is largely disappointing. I also don't want boring sushi. If I wanted raw fish and rice I would just do it at home. Decorate it for me. Add some mango sauce. Eel sauce. Something. Anything. Would I eat here again? Yes. Other than needing. Some decent sauce, the food was great and the chef was nice. I would choose somewhere else if I were craving sushi rolls though...
We showed up this past Tuesday night and ...
We showed up this past Tuesday night and it was a very slow night for them. With the hurricanes coming near the island, most people were looking to stay inside. The last night of our honeymoon we thought that this would be a nice send off from the norm. Boy were we wrong.
Despite us being 1 of 2 tables at 8pm (quite a suprise, but telling), the whole overall experience was a let down. Our server was quite creepy and tried to up-sell us quite a bit on the food; his take on the steak that normally came with a usual order was "4 ounces of mid-grade beef, but for $12 more you can have something more edible". I ended up getting the kobe upgrade for $14 more and while the meat was pretty good, the chef did no cut off the excess fat that would be done at other chains. The chicken was awful; though seemed to be fully cooked...it was gummy and seemed like very substandard in quality (my wife only had 2 pieces before she stopped eating).
While the chef was no nonsense in his craft, his approach to cooking was very unsanitary; there were a few occasions where his fingers were in our food after cooking and during presentation. He even stepped away from the grill before cooking because the grill wasnt hot enough, but the raw food was left to be circled around by gnats.
The waiter despite his upselling, never informed us that there was a per glass charge for fountain drinks. I found this to be very unprofessional in that he was very quick to upsell us on a lot of the food, which we ended up getting, but didnt even mention the fact that there are no refills on fountain drinks. I sarcastically say that he was gracious enough to "buy us a refilled glass each" for the confusion.
Overall, this place was not worth the $40 a person we spent when we could have done a different competitor with a much better experience. I would not recommend this place at all to anyone looking for a teppenyaki alternative than other chains.
The service was excellent!!! Our server ...
The service was excellent!!! Our server was very attentive to any of our needs! Our chef was absolutely incredible he put on a great show the entire family loved . Best service we've had in years at Kobe steakhouse . Can't wait to return .😀
Service is always awesome! This time we ...
Service is always awesome! This time we had a new waiter. Extremely rude to our party of 9, even the group next to us looked over. We the requested another waiter! Totally awesome, he has been there a while! Always friendly and great service!! Chico out chef rocked it!! Awesome personality and skills my kids loved him. Food is always on point!!
Always love the tappenyaki experience an ...
Always love the tappenyaki experience and our waiter put on a good show. Although the menu options are pricy for upgrades (fish, scallops etc) we were all more than happy with the standard steak and chicken option. Loads of food for hungry teenagers with tasty sauces as accompaniments. I would recommend and dine here again.
This place is very noisy and not air con ...
This place is very noisy and not air conditioned well. The tables are very tight and the service is extremely slow. The table Chef did well although he was paying far to much attention to a women at the table and treated the rest of us as an afterthought. We paid extra for garlic rice but then he gave it away to others that did not pay. It's the typical Japanese Steak House but as a choice in Maui we regret it.
Service is lacking, as soon as we were s ...
Service is lacking, as soon as we were seated waiter asked us if we were ready to order, no welcome or menu suggestions. He actually told us to order quickly because there are only so many chefs in the restaurant. Food was decent, shrimp appetizer was better quality than shrimp served with entree. Steaks were tender. Showman ship of teppanyaki cook was lackluster, we brought our young children there for the fun dining experience, they left unexcited, I felt like the chef was trying to cook as fast as he could to move into the next table. Not my most memorable teppanyaki experience, but there are not may options in Maui.
Food was OK, but they need to hire more ...
Food was OK, but they need to hire more chefs. The place was packed and we all had to wait for chefs to finish one table or two before they could rotate to our table.
One particular wait staff needs to be fired for not being more savey in how he communicates to customers regarding the wait time.
Fairly typical Japanese Steak House. Fo ...
Fairly typical Japanese Steak House. Food was good, however we were seated over 30 minutes late and really didn't get our order taken until close to 1 hour after our reservation time. If you are in LHaina and want a Japanese steak house, this will do ... But not that recommended.
Only thing to complain about was not bei ...
Only thing to complain about was not being seated promptly. Notified the hostess that the entire party arrived however was seated 15 min later after other large groups arrived after. It was a bad start to my dining experience.
Each time we visit Maui we always make i ...
Each time we visit Maui we always make it a point to come to Kobe's for at least one dinner it's always a great experience seeing the temp in Yaki chefs do their thing and always the food is great we especially like the hostess and her bright and beaming greeting
Havebeenherebeforewhenitwasbetter. Servi ...
Havebeenherebeforewhenitwasbetter. Servicewasveryslow, didn'tgetourdrinksuntiltheendofthemeal, weweren'taskedifwewanteddesert, andwewerecelebratinga50thbirthdayandnothingwasdonespecialforthat, placeistiredlookingandneedsanpeoplenexttoussatforover40Minusesbeforegettingachef.
7:30 pm reservation. Soup not served til ...
7:30 pm reservation. Soup not served till 9pm. Waiter charged another parties saki to my bill and then asked the other party if they would pay me in cash so he wouldn't have to correct the bill. I told them to leave it on mine and not to worry about it. I spoke to the manager and it was obvious he was worthless. I'm responsible for store operations in 5,000 retail stores across America and in 85 countries. Would never be tolerated in my organization.
We came here for a birthday dinner, buy ...
We came here for a birthday dinner, buy wish we hadn't, it was quite disappointing, we made a reservation with open table, but was useless, as we were seated 45 minutes later, the hostess was clueless, they were very behind with their service, short staffed and were giving us the short end of the stick, we noticed several people who walked in way after got seated, we were seated till the very end, the table we got came with many children and the cook was absolutely dull, even rude! very rude, not fun, he asked how I wanted my steak done, said well done, he responded ah come back tomorrow... Not funny... Then he gave most of the vegetables to one person and short changed us a lot when serving the food, never again will we come back here, it took him forever to start cooking and get to our grill.... we were there for over 2 hours, not right, we had another place to go, but didn't make it after.
We visit this restaurant every year when ...
We visit this restaurant every year when we visit Maui and every time I say I am never going to come here again! This time I mean it! First of all, we waited 1 hour even though we had a reservation. There were no explanations or apologies for the long wait. After the long wait, we were very hungry. The quality of the food was terrible. The fried rice tasted burnt and the chicken was chewy dark meat and unflavorable! The whole experience was weird and uncomfortable. Terrible ambience, food quality, and service!
Waited 40 minutes to get our order taken ...
Waited 40 minutes to get our order taken. Actually had to go back outside to add more time on the parking meter as 2 hours wasn't enough. Had a reservation at 7 and never got seated till 715. One in our party who was sitting on the end got half a bowl of garlic Fried rice because the chef didn't break it down evenly for all. Good restaurant but that was the worse experience so far.
We went to Kobe's to celebrate my son's ...
We went to Kobe's to celebrate my son's 9th birthday. The last time he was there, he was too young to remember it. Our chef (Chico I think was his name?) was very fun and entertaining, and I appreciated that he paid special attention to my son that night, it made the experience more wonderful then it already was. The food was awesome, the experience was awesome, I can't wait until I can go again.
Much better place in Lahiana
This was a very frustrating evening. We had 8pm reservations, did not get seated till 8:25. Our waitress did not seem in any big hurry to get drinks ordered. After she took our food order, we waited almost 20 more minuets will our chef show up to make the food table side. The chef was awesome, funny and talented. Food was a little more expensive than hibachi grills on the mainland, but that was true everywhere we went. Overall, there is much better food options on Maui that are more extraordinary and taste amazing. Unless you are craving Hibachi type food, do not waist your time or money here.
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