Maui Food and Dining

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse Welcomes Kama‘āina

December 14, 2018, 2:53 PM HST
* Updated December 14, 2:57 PM
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Teppanyaki.  You may have heard the term and eaten the food, but do you know what it means?  The cooking style came into its own after World War II.  It’s derived from the Japanese words teppan (鉄板), defined as iron plate, and yaki (焼き), which means grilled, broiled, or pan-fried.  The food cooked upon the iron griddle, which includes a range of proteins, vegetables and rice, happens with culinary expertise and fun flair, in front of guests at restaurants like Kobe Japanese Steakhouse here on Maui.

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Seafood, steak and more at Kobe Japanese Steakhouse in Lāhainā. Courtesy photo.

Kobe chefs has been delighting diners at 136 Dickenson St. in Lāhainā for 32 years and counting.  The teppanyaki-style dining experience has racked up many awards over the years, and is a hit with a families and keiki, who love to watch the chefs in action.  Our video producer Kalani Prince captured the fun in our video above.

The space also includes Oku’s Sushi Bar, which features daily specials using top-quality, fresh local fish.  In fact, around 95% of Uncle Oku’s fish comes from Hawaiian waters, and the balance of his menu features exotic items imported from Japan.

Kobe is open from 5:30 to 10 p.m. nightly, with sunset specials for the first hour.  The restaurant always welcomes kama‘āina with a 20% discount.  Reserve your spot at the interactive table at Kobe’s website.

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