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Kobe Steakhouse Keeps Doing It All
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Kobe Steakhouse Keeps Doing It All

By Dining Out Team Photos By Leah Friel
April 3 - 9, 2011

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Kobe Steakhouse & Sushi Bar pleases appetites from across the globe with its award-winning teppanyaki-style cuisine and vibrant array of pupus that recently hit the menu earlier this year. Located directly in the heart of Waikiki, this family-friendly restaurant offers top USDA choice sir-loins and tenderloins, along with some of the best crustaceans straight from the sea.

  • Kobe chef Justin Young serves up a tantalizing entree of Steak and Scallops ($34.95).
  • The Dynamite ($10.95) is a favorite pupu pick at Kobe Steakhouse & Sushi Bar.
  • The Mini Lumpia ($8) is a new item to hit the pupu menu.
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Kobe general manager Roy Nakamura says there are many dinner options to choose from, including the Emperor Steak ($36.95) and the Filet Mignon ($34.95), however, it’s the Steak and Scallops ($34.95) that has been highly requested by Kobe’s loyal dining patrons time and time again.

“We’re really proud of the Nova Scotia scallops that we have here,” Nakamura says. “They’re really dry, and because of that they don’t shrink on the grill and they don’t lose much water — they stay plump and juicy.”

These mouth-watering scallops are a perfect accompaniment to Kobe’s famous hibachi steak. The entire meal also comes complete with soup, a shrimp appetizer, teppan vegetables, tsukemono, rice and green tea.

And while all this may sound like an ideal meal in itself, you’ll want to sample a few of Kobe’s top pupu picks as well, such as the Dynamite ($10.95) and the Mini Lumpia ($8).

The Dynamite features a succu-lent array of scallops, shrimp, zucchini and mushrooms all exquisitely baked in a mayo and tabiko sauce.

“This has been one of the longstanding items on the menu,” Nakamura attests, and with the explosion of flavors that come with each and every bite, there’s no second-guessing this notion.

On a different note, the Mini Lumpia is a newer item on the pupu menu that guests have been gobbling up like there’s no tomorrow. Prepared taquito-style, this special lumpia creation was derived from a personal recipe of one of Kobe’s chefs.

“The lumpia stays crispy, whereas many other lumpia tend to get soggy after a while,” Nakamura states, adding that each piece is filled with ground beef, veggies and bean sprouts. “When dipped into our sweet chili sauce or patis sauce, it’s really delicious.”

Kobe Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

  • Where
    • 1841 Ala Moana Boulevard
    • Honolulu, HI 96815
  • Call
    • (808) 941-4444
  • Hours
    • 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    • Open nightly for dinner
    • Lounge opens at 5 p.m.
  • Notes
    • Reservations are recommended.