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About Kon Asian Bistro - Portland, ME

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.

1140 Brighton Ave
Portland, ME 04102-1029
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Asian, Hibachi, Sushi

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Thursday : 11:30am - 10:00pm

Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm

Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm

Sunday: 11:30am - 9:30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(207) 874-0000

Website:
http://konasianbistrome.com/

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room

Kon Asian Bistro - Portland, ME Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.0

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Was very disappointed with our dining experience in the hibachi area. The waitress was inattentive and the hibachi chef was not interactive at all. Was expecting a better experience as this was a 40th birthday dinner for a friend(the restaurant was advised of this 30 days in advance when the reservation was made). The area we were seated at was so cold, it was like the heat was not on in the restaurant at all. Food was good, but overpriced. Overall very disappointing experience. Would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

I went to Kon with a group of friends to celebrate my birthday and we were all vastly disappointed with the service. When I made the reservation, I was told that if my party (of 6) and I did not arrive by our 7 PM reservation time, they could not guarantee we would get the Hibachi table we requested. That is understandable, as I worked in food service and know that there are other people waiting and that essentially for Hibachi, they cannot just hold a table if the party is late. We showed up right at 7 PM and were seated within 10 minutes of waiting, which was fine as we were all excited to celebrate.

The largest issue came with the fact that while we were seated at 7:10, we did not have anyone come over the start the Hibachi grill until 8:15 PM. That is completely unacceptable that we would have to wait an hour for the 'show' to begin, after being told we needed to arrive promptly at our reservation time. We got our drinks around 7:30ish, and then just sat there, waiting for the Hibachi waiter to come to our table. We even tried to flag a couple waitresses down and ask if we had been forgotten about, and they said they would look into sending someone over. Furthermore, my friends requested that I get a birthday celebration, as they normally do here -- there were about 3 other birthdays in the entire restaurant, and they all got the Kon-themed celebration except for me. I'm not sure why, and we waited for it, but it never happened. To say this was a disappointing birthday dinner would be an understatement, and I would think twice before spending my money here again.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Sashimi was excellent! The ambience was very nice it had a club feel to it. There was a large Buddha in the middle with the rock garden. We were one of two tables there at lunchtime and one other table came in while we were there.Easy access off the highway.The restaurant was a great quick find on OpenTable.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on June 21, 2017

The presentation was fun but not outstanding. The food was OK but not great. The prices were sky high. Our family dinner cost us $185 which is outrageous for Portland, Maine.

Sadly, we experienced phenomenal hibachi while in Mexico this spring and couldn't help but compare...and there is no comparison. Their chefs are flamboyant and put on quite a show of cooking style. The chef we had seemed to be on autopilot, relying exclusively on adult and "baby" sake samples to wow us. Gimmicky.

We left with a lot less money and more than enough of this place.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We had a 6pm hibachi reservation for 4 adults and a toddler. We really enjoyed the food and drinks (sushi for me, hibachi for the rest of my family). The only down side was a long wait for our hibachi chef to arrive and get our meals going. Normally I probably would have just ordered an extra cocktail and an appetizer and not given it another thought, but with a young toddler, a long wait is a LONG wait!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on May 5, 2017

They "cram" too many people into a table. For the $$$, customers need to have room to relax, enjoy a cocktail, conversation with family, without 9-10 people crammed into a space for 8... or 6, ideally! We have been going for years, but my last 2 experiences will cause me to think twice before we go again.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We had a great time, Kon's has enlarged the hibatchi side of the restaurant and it has plenty of room and over all open feeling. Once your chef starts his "show" you don't see or hear any of the other tables. The food, though you think there is not enough, turns our at the end of the meal, you are full. Food is tasty and made to order.
Well rounded meal and fun place to bring friends

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on April 28, 2017

We ate in the hibachi so it was relatively quiet besides other tables being served. Food was pretty good and it was fun to have the enjoyable show.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2017

The hibachi was delicious and tons of fun! I would definitely go again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 12, 2017

It was my first time there and the experience was unreal. The chef, the waitress, the food even the bathroom was an awesome experience. I would recommend KON to all my family and friends.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Birthday, but was not celebrated

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on March 25, 2017

It was a fantastic time! Our chef was amazing and made my daughter feel very special on her Birthday

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Outstanding Value
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Meal was excellent. Entire family had a blast! One first timer in our group and he thought it was great. Always entertaining.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Very good sushi and hibachi menu! Definitely a loud place, but it's a good energy. Great place for friends or family night out.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Kon Asian Bistro did a fantastic job helping us celebrate our 6 year olds birthday and making a fun night out for the whole family!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2016

I was very pleased with everything. I will be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Always a great date night to go to Kon. We enjoy your excellent sushi chefs creations and the excellent wait staff that always do great in taking care of our requests. We look forward to going. Thank you.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Everything was fine. I was expecting a little more food from the Hibachi grill. Other then that everyone seemed happy with dinner. The chef did not seem to put on the show that I have seen at other Hibachi Table restaurants.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2016

My girlfriend and I frequent Kon more than any other restaurant on Open Table. We have a great dining experience with every dinner. The meals are excellent along with great service. Thank you goes to the management and exceptional staff.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2016

The portions are large but the food was just OK. It had zero ambiance and I would not return nor recommend this restaurant.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2016

Amazing food--the best Japanese I've ever had, hands down.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on July 24, 2016

I appreciated the hostess was very accomdating and kind. I had to call to mention that we would be late and they assured us that it wouldn't be a problem , which I appreciated. Our server greeted us very promptly. We received our drinks right away. The hibachi chef was entertaining and fun. I appreciate that Kon has lunch portions for hibachi! I like the smaller portions and price. Overall it was a very nice experience. Thank you

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2016

The food was delicious and the person who prepared the Hibachi was very skilled. I was better prepared for the banter with the chef but I find it borders on disruptive (I was with a group), rude and often sexist...this time the chef was a bit more shy and so we couldn't really hear what he was saying which is a good thing. I wish we would be asked if we want just the show without the banter and the peeing boy.... the answer would have been no.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 22, 2016

The occasion was our twin grandsons graduating from Pharmacy school. They recommended Kon
Bistro as they have been may times with fellow students. Our quest enjoyed their selections and the quality of the food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 29, 2016

Highly enjoyed the Hibachi for a birthday party. Our chef was very entertaining!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 23, 2016

The presentation at the hibachi was fun and lively. The hibachi food...okay. I ordered calamari; the largest rings I've ever seen served at a restaurant and quite tough. My son ordered scallops and salmon. My meal was good, but much of it tasted the same, if not over-sauced. I would go again and try something different, and order from the menu. My granddaughters enjoyed the sushi and shared hibachi foods. A little polish on the recipes would be great, but overall, it was a fun evening.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on February 16, 2016

Kids really had a great time!! Adults too. Wonderful food, good service and very entertaining cooks!!!DeDeb

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 5, 2015

One of my favored local spots. There are a few setting choices; the cool bar area for friendly conversation, the main dining area for date night, or the hibachi for a special occasion. The sushi is great, the drinks are well made. The hibachi is great although last time it was a little too salty. If you have an issue with salt, I'd call to inquire about options. The atmosphere is classy, although I've seen all attire. We always get a reservation, especially for the hibachi.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2015

Fun place for a large group. Very interactive at the Hibachi makes dining more exciting. Kids and adults love it. Food is good, wait staff are attentive and chefs are comical and skilled! It is worth the slightly higher price for the whole dining experience....

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2015

They have two areas for seating. One area is for casual dining and the other for group seating at the hibachi with chef interaction. We went to the group area and you have to be open to the table crowd. Typically birthdays, but if you like to laugh and are open to the crowd it is fun.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2015

Value for food is excellent

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 17, 2015

Always Good food & Service. My girlfriend and I frequent often. It is nice to be appreciated when you come in as being repeat diners.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 13, 2015

Very happy that we had reservations! Went the night before Valentine's Day with our 2 year old to avoid long waits and toddler meltdown! Still had to wait about 20 minutes past our reservation time until we were seated, but they were busy and had quite a few groups that were unable to get a table. Food was amazing! All very fresh and cooked perfectly. If you've been to one hibachi grill, you've been to them all. They usually have the same basic menu. Was impressed to see salmon as an option for an entree. I ordered salmon and filet mignon, husband ordered chicken and scallops, and our daughter ordered chicken. Also started with sushi, which was very good. The roll seemed small to me as there were only 6 pieces to split, but as an appetizer it was ok. Last, the chef was entertaining, if maybe a little too scripted/bored, made the experience tons of fun for our daughter.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on February 5, 2015

Love the hamachi demo. It was a fun experience. Kids friendly place

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2014

Hag a good meal, above average food, tables and environment was a little worn, service was good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 31, 2014

The staff: polite, professional and fun. The decor/atmosphere: sophisticated and exotic. The food: 5 Star.
All and all, a great experience. I have recommended you to a half dozen people in the last day. You made this a GREAT birthday experience for me and my friends. They have all commented on what a great time they had. That hibachi chef, should get an award. The food was incredible. Served with style and humor, not soon forgotten. I could ask for nothing more.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 8, 2014

The chef was very personable as we sat at the Hibachi, my mother and step-father really enjoyed the food as well as the experience. We went for my younger brother's birthday and we was extremely happy. Success overall. Definitely try the Boston Roll from the sushi bar, one of my favorites.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 4, 2014

We all enjoyed our meals. However the general tso's chicken was very spicy! The waitress was attentive and knew the menu well. We all agreed it was a good place to eat and that we would return and bring our vegetarian friends

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 (New England)·Dined on May 17, 2014

We had a great time for my daughter's 10th birthday. Entertaining.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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