About Kiko Japanese, Thai Restaurant & Sake Bar

Kiko Japanese, Thai Restaurant is located in Plantation. When you walk in, you are instantly transported to Japan by the rich imported Japanese wood and stylish contemporary décor. With tatami-style booths as well as a 20-seat sushi bar, it is easy to feel you have left Florida behind.

The exotic nature of Kiko Japanese, Thai Restaurant extends beyond the décor to the imaginative lunch and dinner menus. Lunch options include sushi bento style, teriyaki and healthy salads. The basil salmon and orange chicken salads are quite popular options. The dinner menu comprises many pages so it is probable that your favorites are represented. Be sure to check out the dessert and sake menu as well for a complete experience at Kiko Japanese, Thai Restaurant.

801 S University Dr
Plantation, FL 33324
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Asian, Thai, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 2:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 2:30pm - 11:00pm,

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(954) 473-0077

Website:
http://kikorestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Monday, Wednesday---sake night 2 for 1
Tuesday, Thursday----beer night 2 for 1
Saturday ----sakitini night 2 for 1
Once a month sake tasting party (reservation bonsaikiko club member only) we only provide top of line sake

Catering:
we cater all kinds of events, sushi chef ,sushi display cooler case available to the site, we can provide what need at reasonable price

Executive Chef:
Richard Huang

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Kiko Japanese, Thai Restaurant & Sake Bar Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

service

3.2

ambience

3.9

value

3.2

Noise

Moderate

43% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food is out of this world!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The ambiance is nice with nice seat arrangement and lighting. The service is terrible. We sat for 15 minutes before the little gal with an iPad would come over and take our drink order. Then another 10 minutes for the appetizer order. We therefore paced the entree order at the same time to avoid a long wait. The food was mediocre. Nothing spectacular. The wonton soup and noodle soups were good. We ordered 2 chicken noodle soups and 1 was brought with the win in soup and I had to hail out to the little gal 5 minutes after to ask for the 2nd chicken noodle soup. Water and drinks were repeatedly slow in refilling.

The sushi entrees were okay. The price for value is not good at all. The pad Thai was okay. The Popeyes chicken was not explained as being made with coconut milk but tasted okay as well. Again water and drinks were not refilled without asking.

A different waitress was assigned to our table after I sat there shaking my head about the terrible service. She gave a discount but that does not wipe out the slow service. The iPad gal still has not shown her face.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Possibly the worst service I have ever received. The staff from top to bottom had no idea what was going on. From ordering taking forever, drinks not coming, a bottle of wine was presented and removed for 15 minutes till I got up to ask where it was. Our entree’s were so slow - we left. We were beaten out the door by other parties have similar bad experience. Will never go there again and would recommend to everyone to try somewhere else.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I made our reservation through OpenTable. The day before we were to eat at Kiko, someone from the restaurant called me to confirm, indicating that they were overbooked and going to be very crowded. The person told me to “make sure you are exactly on time” or they might not be able to seat us at all. My SO and I arrived 10 minutes early. We were seated right away because the resatuarant was nearly empty. (Insert eye roll here) We ordered the sushi Boat for 2 and an order of lobster pad Thai to share. 55 minutes after ordering, there was no food in sight. I asked our absentee waitress if it was going to be much longer because we had to leave soon. She said it would be at least another 20 minutes. I don’t mind waiting for good food, but not 75 minutes for average sushi. She rushed our pad thai order, we ate in 10 minutes, paid, and left without any acknowledgement. Poor service, average food, wouldn’t recommend, won’t be back. Ever.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food came out cold. The service was slow and disorganized.Goid not as good as it use to be same with the customer service.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Sushi was expensive for the quality.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We found the food was amazing and moderately priced , service was also very good my wife and I really enjoyed the experience! this restaurant is definitely worth checking out!! Were looking forward to coming back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Made a reservation and when we got to the restaurant, couldn’t find the hostess to tell her we were all there.By the time we got to tell the hostess we had arrived, she suddenly went behind the bar to make drinks. It took over a half hour to finally get seated. The food was average at best and the waitress would constantly disappear. I would definitely not recommend Kiko

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Sadly, the quality of the food just keeps declining. When it first opened, it was incredible, we went often. This was our last "second chance" visit. The food is just not good, the portions are skimpy. You get a plate of rice with a sliver of fish. Not worth it anymore.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 12, 2017

It was our daughters birthday. We love it here, the food is great and we like the ambiance. Service was not great tonight. The restaurant was pretty full and we saw 2 servers. Drinks were not kept full and dirty plates were not removed. Off night I guess.

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 20, 2014

THE FISHE IS FRESH FROZEN.....REALLY!!!!!!!! EVERYONE RECEIVED THEIR FOOD AT DIFFERENT TIMES. THEY ARE ALL OVER YOU TO ORDER AND THEN CANNOT SERVE YOU TOGETHER. I ASKED WHAT WAS FRESH AND SHE TOLD ME ALL OF THE SEAFOOD IS FRESH FROZEN. THE EVENING WAS ABOUT THE COMPANY CERTAINLY NOT ABOUT THE FOOD

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 8, 2014

Heard very mixed reviews on Kiko's service, so was a bit apprehensive, but no issues at all during our visit - a very nice experience. We were right on time for our reservation and our table was ready immediately. Service was attentive, prompt and cordial; sushi was fresh, the booth was roomy and comfortable. We made a reservation...I'd recommend doing so, as I was surprised to see the restaurant busy even on a Thursday night (in May after season) and we would have been waiting, had we just walked in. It can get a bit loud...but we were seated near a large, very boisterous group, so the noise level was particularly "energetic" that night.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 18, 2014

If you love japanese and thai food this is a restaurant you should visit. Our appetizers and main course were very good. We tried three pepper spice and it was very spicy, Perfect for me! Loved it! The service could not have been better. The abience is very pleasant. Everyone was very friendly and wanted to make us happy. We will definately go again and we will recommend it to friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 16, 2014

I had a dinner party for my dirty thirty with 25 people ..... the drinks,food, service, accommodation was amazing .Everyone was happy.My dinner was a success .

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 31, 2014

If you want great food, this is the place. If you want unprofessional, sub-par, inexperienced wait staff , this is also the place.
It looks like the hostess is also the bartender , who is also a server, who is also a menu-gatherer and order taker.
Everyone is running around doing a little bit of everything, but nothing done well.
Been there twice and when I checked in with the hostess it was as if it were her first night- and it wasn't the same girl.
The sushi is outstanding, so if you're tolerant of really bad service it's worth going

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 15, 2014

A great evening filled with laughter, fun, sake and excellent food! Outstanding sushi... lobster lava, smiling Mona Lisa with generous portions and beautiful presentation. J. Lohrs red wine which is excellent is available at a reasonable price. Young inexperienced waitress was the only downside. She got help from Annie, the Manager who is outgoing and very efficient. One of our family's favorite restaurant in Florida.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 7, 2013

Nothing really special, but you won't be disaapointed. Comfortable and upscale atmosphere with a full sushi menu.

No bar, terrible wine selection, but adequate beer and awesome sake selections.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 29, 2013

Best restaurant in Plantation, FL!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2013

we showed up for a birthday dinner for four people at 7:15 and were promptly seated. By 7:45 we still had not ordered and by 8:15 we left, having received water and ice tea only. we asked for the manager to come to our table at 7:45 but she never came by (and was on the phone when we walked out). yes, we told them why we were leaving; no one seemed to care. (we overheard two other tables asking for the manager, too). an off night? Maybe, but a good manager should have followed us out to apologize, at the very least!

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 1, 2013

This is our favourite place to dine and we just can't get enough of it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 23, 2013

Love this joint. Servers check on you but not over intrusive. Sushi is alway fresh. Curry is great

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 14, 2013

Discovered this restaurant only a few months before moving away from Plantation. Expect a long wait for table, even with reservation. The food is excellent, but you will wait a long time for it to arrive, so the wait is worth it as long as you are not in a hurry. Open Table reservations often are not registered, acknowledged, or mishandled, so points earned are not added to your account total without dogged follow up directly with restaurant. After needing to follow up this way after two dining experiences, and failing to follow up on two subsequent dining experiences, I just stopped using Open Table to make the reservation (Open Table take note).

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2013

Great discovery! I have lived within walking distance of this restaurant for almost 8 months and finally had an opportunity to try it out w/ family visiting from out of town. Excellent selection of sushi and sashimi beautifully presented & fantastic Thai curries as well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 29, 2013

Food was good. I'll be back for sure.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 26, 2013

The service was rude for the closing

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 10, 2013

Have been going to kiko for the past two years and always a great experince. Friendly staff and very knowlegable of menu. A real gem in Plantation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 26, 2013

Nothing on the menu is bad, always a good choice !

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2013

Tokyo Tower best thing on the menu. Waitresses always have a smile. Sushi always very fresh.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 23, 2013

The ambiance and service simply add to the excellent selection and quality of food at this great place.

Mid week it is very quiet and great to go to for romance or just small talk with others. At the weekend it really picks up and always has good clientele.

The Massaman curry is outstanding....

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 9, 2013

Great food. Good services. Bar selection was excellent

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 23, 2013

Everything was great!! We went for two family birthdays. Our server was extremely attentive, and gave us a private chop sticks lesson! The manager even stopped by to check on us. The food is fantastic, from the appetizers to the dessert!! Also, Saturdays are two for one Saketinis, which are definitely worth a try. Great ambiance and food, we had a fantastic time!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 22, 2013

Food is good but service continues to be poor. Definitely don't have enough help on their busy nights.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2013

Make sure to order the Tokyo Tower - best thing on the menu!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 26, 2013

The interior is beautiful....very quiet and nicely done. The food was good, not extraordinary as I had hoped.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2013

My husband and I went for lunch. It was still early so they were seating everyone on one side of the restaurant. However the booth behing us had a young child who was screaming and talking loud. We asked to move to the other side so we can hear ourselves talk and although the girl did move us it was not without a big sigh.
I ordered a bloody mary which all the ingredients are listed on the menu and when I said there is no worschester sauce in it they said they didnt have any. My husband ordered a beer on tap and they were out of that also. He ordered another kind and when he went to order his 2nd they were out of this one too!
The sushi was great but very pricey which probably would have been o.k. had the rest of experience been good too

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2012

Great food! But, the service is always very slow--so be prepared for that, especially if you're ordering drinks. It takes quite awhile to receive even a beer let alone a mixed cocktail.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 5, 2012

You walk into Kiko and you feel like you could be on south beach, the food is amazing, high quality and service is excelent! Great find!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 21, 2012

Brought visiting of town family members and in town family members for dinner - We sat in a roomy booth in a quite area - great for catching up! Several in my group had dined at Kiko's before, numerous times, and we got really lucky because they had the "green tea brulee" as a desert that evening!

My granddaughter left her bag containing her diabetes supplies there by accident and we didn't realize it until later in the evening. We called Kiko's (they had just closed) to see if they had the bag and they graciously waited for us to come back and pick it up.

Excellent food and Service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 13, 2012

The food at Kikos is always amazing. However, lately their service has finally caught up to expectations. You simply will not find a better dining experience for the price!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2012

Restaurant is a winner, your reservation system is not.No reservation was on hand upon arrival...but thanks for the Confirmation number!Please remove my name from your contacts.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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