Kon Asian Bistro - Portland, ME

4.6
98 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.
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NC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Man at the hibachi grill was excellent: sense of humor, antics, great with the birthday boy, personable.

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RS
New England
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was here for a graduation and birthday party. The staff went over the top to make a great show for dessert. They were courteous and attentive. Since it’s a hibachi restaurant, it isn’t always quiet but that’s to be expected. It’s a bit expensive but that’s also to be expected since it’s a Japanese steak house! Definitely would recommend and go again. I have also been here for regular dining and it was fantastic :)

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L
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 9 yr olds bday here. It was fun and the food was great. It’s our favorite place to go to for special occasion meals with our young family. Keeps them entertained!

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BS
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a birthday and the chef on the hibachi table was fabulous and fun!! Would definitely recommend and be back again!!

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d
New England
19 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! This place has been excellent for a long time, the food is hot and fresh. There is also a hibachi. I think this is the among the best Asian food location in Maine.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my gf’s 50th birthday with her boys doing the hibachi. Our chef, Victor, was the best by far that I have ever had. He was entertaining, hilarious (for all age groups present), great energy and made a point to make it special for the birthday mom. The food was delicious and cooked precisely to order. Everyone in our party raved about the food and experience. Thank you Victor!

The service from our waitress was exceptional as well. Courteous, timely, available and pressure free.

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JE
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy coming here especially on the hibachi side. Our cook was very funny and entertaining. The food was excellent as always. It was very loud in there and very busy I’m not sure there were enough servers on that night. I had noted that it was a birthday dinner but nobody came around so we could ask them to do something. Otherwise a great time as usual.

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CP
Acapulco
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great night! Hibachi was so yummy. Service was outstanding. Thank you for making our teenagers birthday so much fun.

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ES
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Kon was awesome! Food was great and fairly priced, the waitress and hibachi cook were great! I would have given 5 stars but the bathrooms needed attention!

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l
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were there at the dinner hour and our table was close to the door. This made for a lot of background noise as people waited for their tables to be ready. I certainly plan on being back.

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CM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time! Way to much food to eat in one setting :) left overs were enjoyable!! Our little guest was amazed by the "fire" and laughed and laughed. At 3yrs old that was pure magic! We will see you again.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
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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BB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kon Asian Bistro is always a fun experience. We love the hibachi tables and the show that comes with the meal. We were led to our table right away. There was another family at our table so we had the opportunity to meet some other diners.
Great time!

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GS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 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 8, 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
10 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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New England
1 review
Dined on January 11, 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
2 reviews
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 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Susan was our server and she was excellent!!!

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KM
1 review
Dined on January 2, 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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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
21 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
19 reviews
Dined on December 15, 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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A
New England
4 reviews
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 1, 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
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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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 11, 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
90 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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