About Kobe Japanese Steak House, Maui
Lahaina, HI 96761
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
First visit to Kobe Japanese Steakhouse ...
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 alway ...
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.
Waited for more than one hour before the ...
Waited for more than one hour before the chef showed up. Their excuse was we are busy tonight. We sat by the bathroom entrance and kitchen entrance which were right next to each other. Food was excellent once served.
We went to celebrate my sister in laws b ...
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 ...
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.
Made reso for 6:30, seated at 7:00, did ...
Made reso for 6:30, seated at 7:00, did not even start preparing dinner until 8:10. Others at our table left before dinner arrived. Hostess was very unfriendly and unhelpful. Restaurant did comp one meal, but still, experience was not good.
We have been to Kobe every time we visit ...
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 wa ...
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.
I usually think of Teppanyaki as a fun p ...
I usually think of Teppanyaki as a fun place to go, not necessarily for the food but for the experience. This time however, the food, particularly the fish, was remarkably delicious. It was the best food I had during my 10 day stay in Hawaii.
Kobi steakhouse in Maui has great food a ...
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 ...
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.
Our visit to Kobe's in Maui was for my b ...
Our visit to Kobe's in Maui was for my birthday and it was a wonderful experience. The chef at our table did an excellent job of entertaining us and doing special techniques for my birthday. Food was excellent and as always plenty to eat!
This was my first experience using Open ...
This was my first experience using Open Table to make a reservation online. The process was pleasantly quick and easy. Unfortunately, Kobes drastically overbooked with a wait in excess of an hour for seating and service. Since this was a special occasion, I was willing to wait for my visiting guest to enjoy the entertainment of teppanyaki dining for the first time. My second disappointment came with the lack of personality and experience of our chef. The food was cooked well, however the chef at Kobe is expected to be a performer, and ours was nothing more than a cook rushed in and out failing at minimal performance guidelines. The traditional onion volcano became a bonfire on the table and when the chef tried to create the illusion a second time it failed a second time. Kobe has been an exciting tradition for family celebrations for us, so I will be returning and taking my chances at least once more to give Kobe a chance at meeting the high standards I have come to expect.
Teppanyaki restaurant, so you expect to ...
Teppanyaki restaurant, so you expect to be seated with strangers, but it was so tight that it felt like a middle seat on an Asian airline. Poor ventilation, hot, smoky, and sticky tabletop. It was expensive so I expected excellent food, but with the exception of the shrimp, the food was almost inedible. We were a party of six, and we all ate just a few bites. Steak was low quality and fish was rubbery. Won't go back.
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