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Kon Asian Bistro - Portland, ME

50 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Asian, Hibachi, Sushi
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Hours of operation

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

Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm

Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm

Sunday: 11:30am - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(207) 874-0000
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room
What 50 People Are Saying
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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.

4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

vipnomnomnom (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

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.

Flygirl (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 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.

Kelc (New England)
2.0  Dined on December 14, 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.

Tori12 (New England)
3.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  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.

NotEasilyFooled (New England)
3.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  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

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on April 22, 2017

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

Paula (New England)
5.0  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.