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Koen Japanese BBQ & Sushi, Lincoln, NE

Koen Japanese BBQ & Sushi

4.6
4.6
283 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Welcome to KOEN, a unique Japanese BBQ and Sushi experience! Sharing a meal has always been a cultural cornerstone that brings people together from all walks of life. KOEN in Japanese simply means, “A gathering place” where creating lasting memories with family, friends, and loved ones is built right into your table, literally!


KOEN is the only restaurant in Lincoln, NE where you can enjoy authentic Japanese BBQ flavors pre-marinated and brought to you plated and ready to grill to your liking. Every guest becomes a world-class chef with personal smoke-less grills built right into each table. Specially designed ventilation systems pull smoke away and vent completely outside, so you can relax in a clean and healthy atmosphere. And if family style grilling isn’t your goal, come in and relax with an Asian inspired cocktail, partake in daily happy hour specials, or order fresh-made sushi for dine in or carry out. Online ordering is also available.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Barbecue
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–6:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (402) 480-6116
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Lincoln
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 283 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nebraska

    Innovative

  • Nebraska

    Good for groups

  • Nebraska

    Hot spot

  • Lincoln

    Best Value

  • Lincoln

    Good for business meals

  • Lincoln

    Innovative

  • Lincoln

    Good for groups

  • Lincoln

    Hot spot

  • Lincoln

    Lively

  • Lincoln

    Most Booked

283 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Other members of our party arrived first. When we got there the host gestured vaguely to the dining room and didn't show us to our table. We had to wander the dining room and find my mom. When we ordered from the kitchen rather than choosing to grill, they made us move tables. My husband's dish arrived luke warm. It took them an hour to make the three sushi rolls I ordered! I finally had to take it to go. While we in the middle of dinner out of nowhere this club music blasted through the building. I jarred us and everyone around us. Kudos to our waiter. He tried his best, and we made sure to leave him a tip of over 20%. Not his fault the kitchen couldn't get it together.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Tulsa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, great ambiance, fun experience. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    All was really good, but it sucked that we had to wait about 20 minutes even thought we made a reservation and we had to wait 15 minutes to be served because they forgot about our table or something that’s what the waitress said. Besides that food was amazing great experience and we had a lot of fun.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the absolute best place whether it is date night, a birthday, or just for fun. The servers are all great and the food is the best with such a variety. I’ve been in 4 times in the span of a month and will continue to keep going!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    🍣🔥 Looking for a culinary adventure? Look no further than Koen Restaurant! As frequent travelers from Omaha to Lincoln, my partner and I have found our culinary oasis. 🚗💨 The sea scallop sushi is an absolute must-try, bursting with freshness and flavor. 🌊✨ I highly recommend adding a kick of spicy mayo and sriracha for an extra zing! But that's not all – their Korean BBQ is downright divine, leaving our taste buds dancing with delight. 🥩🔥 Whether you're a sushi aficionado or a BBQ lover, Koen Restaurant promises an unforgettable dining experience. Give it a try and thank me later! 🙌🏽🍱 #KoenRestaurant #SushiSensation #KoreanBBQDelight

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good time with family! Good service from our waiter for us first timers. I feel that it was a good value for the quality of our food as well. We will return!

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  7. LoriJ

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was absolutely fantastic. Delicious food and fun atmosphere. I highly recommend.

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  8. BigT

    Omaha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a reservation for Koen, but when we showed up, there were a lot of people waiting to be seated who also had reservations, and the host told us that their system was down. We waited for 30 minutes to be sat, and our grill booth seating area was moved so up close to the grill, that I could not move it back without squishing the person behind me. Therefore, I sat upright and squished the entire dinner. Our server was very nice, but I could tell that he was very stressed out, and that the manager was pushing him to cycle out our table. It was awkward to experience, and this is the second time I've been to Koen where our sushi takes the entire meal to get out.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! The amount of food for the price is so incredible. Our service was top notch! It was our daughter’s birthday and it was a huge success!

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  10. GabrielB

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friends and I went out to Koen for the first time last night and it was the BEST dining experience so far. There were three of us, so we ordered the Samurai course. The appetizers were delicious and plentiful. The Samurai comes with several appetizers, but we also ordered the fried gyoza (very yummy!). We ate all the appetizers and they did their job by building an appetite, so we had plenty if room for the main course. Our server then turned on the grill and showed us (not told us) how to use it so we could fully enjoy the experience. The grilling was probably the most fun. You have full control over how long your meats are cooked for. The Samurai comes with plenty of delicious meats, but we also ordered sliced short rib (definitely recommend!). The overall experience of the grilling makes the trip far more worth it. Then, after we were done with the main course, our server brought us tempura ice cream for dessert (also included in the Samurai package). We honestly didn't expect the large portion size we were given, so we were excited when he brought it out. It was TO DIE FOR!! All-in-all, you should definitely consider going to Koen with some friends or a date. The experience will definitely leave you wanting to come back (I'm checking with my friends on when we'll go next, lol). I will say, if you want to go on a night like Friday or Saturday, make a reservation. It was so busy last night that even with a reservation, we had to wait 30 minutes. We didn't mind, tho, because the food and experience didn't disappoint. Also, make sure you're planning to spend some $$ because an experience as good as this won't be super cheap. If splitting with friends, expect to be paying between $30-$50 with tip (depends on what you order and how many friends you're dining with). Totally worth it, tho!!

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FAQs

Koen Japanese BBQ & Sushi does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Koen Japanese BBQ & Sushi also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (402) 480-6116.

Koen Japanese BBQ & Sushi is rated 4.6 stars by 283 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Koen Japanese BBQ & Sushi

2601 Jamie Ln, Lincoln, NE 68512

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Lincoln
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–6:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Barbecue
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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