Kon Asian Bistro - Portland, ME

4.6
86 reviews
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Kon Asian Bistro Steakhouse & Sushi Bar is an upscale Asian restaurant with a new, modern flair. We offer a truly amazing dining experience. Japanese, Sushi, Thai, Chinese, and Japanese Hibachi cuisine offers tastes of the orient that leave you wanting more. Kon Asian Bistro is a truly exciting place to socialize and enjoy yourself.



Have a cocktail, glass of wine, beer, or other delightful beverage and relax and have fun. Experience our entertaining and delicious hibachi tables. They are something you won't soon forget! Our unique private party room can accommodate larger parties, from business meetings to birthday parties and more!



Please advise if your reservation is for the dining room or Hibachi.
What 86 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day !! Love this place! It was great to see couples, father and daughters and families of all kinds!!

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GS
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

The food is great and that's what counts more than anything else.

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and great food. Seriously we went on a busy Friday night and I don’t think I’ve ever had my food come out at such a timely rate! Great value

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L
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

They always do a great job with birthday celebrations!

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GS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome birthday party for our grandson! We will definitely come back.

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K
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Kon and it was fabulous. Of course the entertainment was pretty much the same as every hibachi, however our chef was indeed outstanding. Food was excellent, and price was very fair. Will definitely visit again.

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KW
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun atmosphere! Went there for a 15th birthday dinner and were surrounded by teen parties at every table. It added to the festivities but if you wanted a quieter dining experience, there were many lovely tables in the dining room.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It was my girlfriend’s birthday and we loved the Hibachi server, his comedy and singing was amazing!

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SP
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food and atmosphere . Menu has a wide variety to choose from.

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BS
New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love Hibachi! Good food, great chefs, really fun

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c
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Susan was our server and she was excellent!!!

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KM
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a birthday,, was terrific. Food delishous, kids enjoyed the show even gave the both a balloon.

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TA
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

We have been to this restaurant many times loving it but this was the first time that everything except the waitress was wrong. The young man doing the cooking at the grill said he was out the nite before celebrating New Years and continually messed up everything. The fire burst was next to our edge of the grill which has never happened. Very very hot! The rice and veggies totally undercooked and still crunchy. The shrimp and chicken were very over cooked. He did everything so quick and seemed to not care. No personality at all! Hopefully there won't ever be a 2nd time like this!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal!

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KS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food and service was fine. Restaurant was freezing cold

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B
New England
19 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming here. We have come here for the past 3 years for Xmas. It is always very fun.

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M
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Hibachi in Christmas Day. Exactly what we expected.

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d
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent all around. Somewhat out of the way location. Well worth the effort.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

We usually get habachi but we sat at a table this time and ordered habachi food. The food tasted totally different.. the veggies were so soggy you couldn’t eat them, the rice had no flavor and chicken was very dry... probably will stick with only habachi next time.

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I’ve been to Kon several times. I’ve tried many dishes and even experienced hibachi. Everything was really great.

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BS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great time at Hibachi!! We’ll be back for more!

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MF
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Went for a dinner date with my husband. We agreed the food was delicious, price was decent, service was pretty good, and the atmosphere was perfect for creating an inviting and intimate date night experience. There is a Hibachi section which we intend to try out on our next visit.

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HB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great variety on the menu, everything is good and it's a fun atmosphere!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a wonderful time at Kon and tonight was no exception. The chef was funny and entertaining. The food was delicious and the wait staff was attentive. We have been going to Kon for birthdays since my kids were little and we will continue going until the kids have grown and moved away. Consistently wonderful!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect.

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KM
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Chef was a blast...server was very dry & didn't seem to be happy to be there! She was blaaa!!! Thank god the cook changed the atmosphere, hope he gets a chunk of the tip!!!!

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DELICIOUS! I am an avid hibachi eater and this place is great! Awesome Saki and amazing food, highly recommend.

Going here again for lunch before we leave!

Yum!

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w
New England
86 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good
It was quiet because it was 2pm
Would def go again.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great time. Chef was really entertaining. Was very good with kids. Fried rice is amazing as always. The birthday celebration for my wife was unique. I did not buy a drink this visit. From past visits I know drinks are very strong which makes them a good value if getting drunk is the goal. I had to drive so I did not risk it.

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NE
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and lovely staff, had a good time at the Hibachi bar and would recommend to a friend.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very wonderful and attentive staff and had a wonderful time!

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was over cooked. When we mentioned it to the waitress she just said, oh it happens. I was in shock. This is the second time in a row I have been disappointed here. The prices are way too high for the quality of food and service. I'm not sure we will visit again.

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BC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our waitress was exceptionally friendly and attentive and our food was delicious as always. My only complaints, or things they could improve, would be that the drinks were really strong and the chef seemed like he wanted to be somewhere else, like he was just going through the motions.

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KC
New England
26 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had a large group for a retirement party. We were not allowed to sit until everyone was there. With 16 people coming after work, it’s not easy getting everyone there at the same time. If they had seated us, they could have sold us drinks while we waited for the few who showed up late, and maybe made a bit more money. We ate at the hibachi tables, which was great fun. The food was good, but very salty. Overall, it’s a good place to bring a group for a fun time.

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CT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was Ladies Night! A large group of friends got together for a fun filled dinner prior to a night of dancing to the 80s music. Kon accommodated our large group woman with 2 hibachi cooks and great drinks. They made our dinner transaction easy, offering 7 options for a set price including tip for ease of payment. We appreciated that so much and want to thank them for great service, food, and atmosphere. We all had a lot of fun and one friend lots of Saki... there is always one in the group! :)

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great time, our young chef was amazing, we did feel very rushed, the food almost came out before our food, seemed they wanted us in and out. Hostess, was very snoby.

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JB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife and I come here all the time and the food is very consistent, however the actual Hibachi show is not. We went this past Valentine's Day and had a very wonderful time it was just us and another young couple next to us. There was not much of a show, perhaps it was because it was Valentine's Day and they thought we were more into each other than the actual show but the one thing I always look forward to is the saki, there was no offering of any sake to drink from the bottle and that was a big let-down. Other than that food was wonderful, staff was wonderful,everything was wonderful.

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n
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Love the decor but everything else was nothing special. Had a group of 20 for Thursday and everyone got their food at different times. It took a really long time and server didn't seem too happy with such a big group. Slow to get more water and after we paid, no employee was to be found. Sushi was meh. Not great, not gross.

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F
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Celebrating our sons 13th birthday. Fun atmosphere great food prepared well and entertaining . We all loved what we ordered and also tries some sushi that was delicious.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the go-to place for my wife and me. We love coming here for our anniversary and we are never disappointed. I would recommend going here to anyone.

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