Koen Japanese BBQ & Sushi
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.
The poke bowls are so good! I made my own with all the good stuff!
It is Valentines Day, had reservations. Really busy, on the loud side, but overall a fantastic experience!!! Food was fabulous. Nothing bad to say at all!!
Very delicious! Amazing as always!
The new poke bowls are delicious!
Always enjoy Koen...brought friends for their first time and they will be back!...great food and service...see you soon?
Katie was a very kid and attentive server, she did great and I love the grill
We really appreciated that when they were out of smoked salmon, they smoked some fresh for us. Great experience, server was excellent, and food was fantastic. Definitely going back again.
We got sat 45 min after our reservation was for, but the staff was very apologetic and extremely nice. The food was wonderful!
Love everything about this restaurant! All of the staff is amazing and act like they actually care about you! Tables and booths are always clean too!
Our large group had an excellent evening, with fantastic food, atmosphere, and service!
Ambience and service is good. Food quality is alright. Food portion is ridiculously small.
I went with one other person, and quickly decided that Koen is the type of restaurant that is best experienced with a larger group of people- all of the tables are built to accommodate 4 people. With that said the food was still enjoyable, particularly the Inari Bomb appetizers. Helpful table information describes how to safely cook the food, but I wish the wait staff would have left notes as to which sauces were best paired with which meats. I quickly forgot the pairing after he explained them to us, but that just room for experimenting! We shared a menu that was designed for 3 people and priced at $60. I was satisfied with the amount of food that we got at that price.
Excellent food and service
Food was amazing. Delicious and very flavorful. We did a couple of the BBQ courses. Marinated to perfection. Katie was our waitress. Very friendly, just amazing really. 20/10 best waitress I think I've ever had. Would love to go back again very soon!
Great service and food like always
Interesting experience cooking own meal. Grills at the table unique but presentation of raw meat a little overwhelming. Food was good however and waiter was very patient and answered all our questions. There were 4 of us and we each got a different course meal. Vegetable portion seemed skimpy but value was outstanding especially since a promotion for Friday was 20% off course meals. Definitely a unique experience.
For a different experience in cuisine I would recommend it.
Love the staff-always remember us and they are always so helpful and attentive! Really healthy food if you order right!
Can’t wait to go back
Server was attentive and friendly. Food was tasty. Takoyaki was under cooked and the octopus pieces were too large and tough compared to what I had in Japan.
Our waitress was awesome and patient. The menu was overwhelming but great. Her name was Katie at the Lincoln NE site on 8/17/19 we had a group of 8 with a total bill of $89 we will come back.
Since I am comparing to Blue or Hiro 88, I have to say that I did not enjoy my meal.
Koen was fantastic. Service was perfect - our server didn't miss a beat.
The food has great flavor, the portions are small but the quality is high. The atmosphere is nice, I highly recommend this restaurant. The waiter seemed to be very new to the job and made a few mistakes, but other then that this place is definitely worth a visit.
Everything was great as far as service and food. The lunches were larger than expected, and therefore a really good value. As in most restaurants, it is noisy. I could not hear the people at the opposite end of the table. The pillars also divided our group since there were 8 of us. I would recommend Koen for a group of 4. Seating would be convenient enough to converse.
The food is way overpriced for the quality you get. The sushi was alright, but I would not recommend the barbecue. Service was not great and we had to wait around a lot for the waiter to bring us things we needed, so it took about 3 hours total. Not ideal.
The place barely had anyone there. We were seated at 1 pm. Our first time there no one explained the menu, took our order at 130pm. Food didn’t arrive until 2:10 pm. This wasn’t a cooked meal coming out to us. So at 2:10 pm we started cooking our own food over the grill. Not sure we will be back. Service was unacceptable.
Allen was a fantastic server and the food was amazing!
This was a new experience for us! Cooking our grilled meats was a lot of fun and the sushi was excellent! A++ service explaining the experience we will be back!
It was obvious our server was overwhelmed and working more tables than usual, but she still did an excellent job. Food was brought out on time and was delicious. This was my second time eating here. Much quieter during the lunch hour compared to the dinner hour. We’ll be back again.
Such a fun and unique way to enjoy a night out. So good!
Our waitress was amazing and the food was fantastic!! Great quality meats for the bbq! It was a great culinary experience:)
Our server was so friendly and helpful. We were in a hurry and she was great at helping us to get to our event on time. The Flaming Tuna roll was literally flaming, which was a fun visual experience, and also really delicious. We had a great meal!
Koen offers a fun concept. Quality food. Great environment.
Immediate greeting upon arrival, prompt searing and our server was very diligent in making sure our experience was good. Food was excellent, and again our server was sure to space out the timing in bring each course to the table and asking if we were ready for the next before bringing it out.
We just got in from a storm so it was empty. Only one server so she was stressed. Felt kind of bad for her but she did a decent job waiting on us. Food was delicious as always. Music is fun but a little loud. Overall pretty great!
Food was delicious. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and using the table grill.
Amazing service and amazing food!! Our waiter Trey was outstanding!!
Great staff and great food. The atmosphere is very nice.