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