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 Restaurant, Takeout, Wine
Kobe Japanese Steak House, Maui Ratings and Reviews
Noise level moderately high only because ...
Noise level moderately high only because of the style of cooking and the laughter that the chefs bring to the table.
The chef was quite amusing. The food was ...
The chef was quite amusing. The food was well-prepared.
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!
Always enjoy dining at Kobe's. Our fami ...
Always enjoy dining at Kobe's. Our family has been dining here for years and always enjoyed our experience. Kobe's is always our first choice for family dining.
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 waited 30min. too be seated, even tho ...
We waited 30min. too be seated, even though we made our reservation on Open table. But it was still worth it.
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.
Good food and good value (especially for Hawii)
Fun chef. Definitely order the egg fried rice! Good for large parties.
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.
Food and service was great!
Chefs are very entertaining. Got my dish just how I want it. I highly recommend this place. I'd definitely come back here occasionally and or maybe just for my everyday dining.
Kobe Maui is a tradition for our family ...
Kobe Maui is a tradition for our family vacation! This time our chef wasn't as entertaining but the food is always good-hibachi as well as sushi.
Good food but horrible service experienc ...
Good food but horrible service experience and wait times for our cook to show up and cook our food.
Food was great. The only issue was the cook kept giving portions of food that others at the table ordered and desired to others that did not order. Since we paid the most for our meal, a portion of our garlic rice ($5 extra each) should have not been given to those who ordered steam rice and already had a full bowl of it! It gave part of someone's steak to a person who ordered chicken only. Why?
The chef was great and talked to everybo ...
The chef was great and talked to everybody around him while he was cooking.
Much better than expected from other rev ...
Much better than expected from other reviews. Kids loved the food and the show. Adults too.
Always fun, entertaining and great fresh ...
Always fun, entertaining and great fresh food. The chef at the tepan range is always god natured and oerforms great trick with knives and the food. If you like a lively dinner with other people or a tBle of eight friends or family, it is wonderful. Not quite what a first or romantic date should be, however.
Fun place for the family!
Fun place for the family!
The experience was fun, the food was ok. A bit overpriced IMO. Too much butter and soy sauce, felt a bit heavy after. In general it was good.
Portion sizes be more bigger especially ...
Portion sizes be more bigger especially for big eaters.
Purchase chef was great! We had a blast ...
Purchase chef was great! We had a blast and the food was excellent!!
Excellent service, friendly management, ...
Excellent service, friendly management, timely, good and talented chef
Offers good value to locals
While noted for their meat/steaks, their scallops are among the best on the island. And their fish/scallop combo with a locals discount is a very good value at under $25. If you like your meat rare or on the rarer side, you have to watch the chef carefully as they tend to overcook.
Fresh, but salty
We live in West Maui so we eat at the Oku sushi bar about once a month and like to take visiting friends and family to the Kobe teppanyaki. Fun and entertaining and food is reasonable for Maui. Chef put salt and pepper on everything and drowned it all with soy sauce and butter. I don't mind the butter since it enhances beef and fish flavor but the soy sauce made everything so salty and amost inedible. I ordered the big combo with steak, scallops and lobster and had leftovers for lunch the next day. The lobster and scallops were fresh - just ruined from the soy sauce, and the beef was super tender and cooked perfect - again, ruined from the soy sauce. Same thing with the garlic fried rice - more soy sauce. Will definitely visit again but I would ask chef to not put any soy sauce on the food. There is no reason fresh food should be killed with soy sauce. It is flavorful enough with the salt, pepper, butter and its own flavor.
Place to be for special occassion
We celebrate special occassions at Kobes. Enjoy the food and the atmosphere. We really enjoy the way the food is cooked and it is entertaining to watch the chefs as they prepare your meal in front of you.
Made a reservation for 7:30 the restaura ...
Made a reservation for 7:30 the restaurant was running behind and seemed to be short staffed. When we finally sat down we waited at least an hour to get a chef at our table. They sat us with a local couple and they were very very rude. To be fair tho we visit Maui every year and this was the first time we've had such a bad experience.
Ono grindz, funny chef & full opus
We love Kobe! The food is always good. The kids have a blast and the chef is great at entertaining them. Super funny! I forgot his name (Ferdinand ?) but he's an old timer there. Did an excellent job at making our table laugh and made us yummy food! Would definitely recommend for families with kids. Also Henadina was great too! Very friendly, and made us feel comfortable. Great service!
Kobe was very disappointing!,
I always wanted try Kobe. Very poor quality Japanese steak house.
Had a great dinner here. Our chef was fu ...
Had a great dinner here. Our chef was funny and very entertaining. Food was cook wonderfully and we all had a great time. Probably some of the best steak I've had.
Our chef wasn't very entertaining. I've ...
Our chef wasn't very entertaining. I've had really great chefs in the past and they did all sorts of tricks. This time the guy didn't seem very interested. It was a bummer since we had took up a whole grill table with one group. Food is great though and reasonably priced.
We enjoyed our meal at Kobe. It's expensive, that's for sure, but so is pretty much everything in Hawaii. We ended up getting the Kobe Steak and Chicken Combo. Might as well go big, it was delicious and highly recommend it for only $14 more than the normal cut.
Food good, server and cook not so good
Our server did not know the menu so we basically trained him regarding the Sea Food lovers add on. Cook was also new, so his performance was not that great, local people like to eat the shrimp tails, he had cut them off and threw them away prior to cooking for us.
Subpar food for this style restaurant. ...
Subpar food for this style restaurant. Very little energy from the cook. Very crowded and cramp tables.
Always a consistent fresh good meal! The ...
Always a consistent fresh good meal! The place though needs an update looks & smells old, but good friendly service!
First, teppanyaki is almost always a good show. Our chef was entertaining and most of the support staff were decent. However, our waitress was clearly untrained or this industry is just not her calling. Just putting in an order was an ordeal and she took over 45 minutes to bring a drink. Really ruined what was otherwise a good dining experience.
Great food and service.
Great food and service.
Food is always great! The chefs are funn ...
Food is always great! The chefs are funny and interactive.
Always great food...reasonable pricing..great cook
We are Kamaaina n love going to Kobe as often as possible
This is a fun place to have a meal with ...
This is a fun place to have a meal with friends and family always great food
Great place for our family to gather and celebrate a special birthday. Our chef was very accommodating and everyone enjoyed their dinner selections. We appreciated the Kama'aina discount and we will definitely be back!
Waited 35 minutes even with reservation. ...
Waited 35 minutes even with reservation. The lady at the reception only found out that a table was ready when I asked how long more to wait. Then she said, "oh table is ready". Hibachi took too long. By the time everything was cooked, everone at the table had lost their appetite and got the food to go. We were seated at 8:20pm and food was cooked and on our plates by 9:35pm. Funniest moment, one girl at the table asked the waitress to bring the checks and the waitress comes back with chopsticks. 😄
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