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Kon Asian Bistro

1140 Brighton Ave, Portland, ME 04102-1029
+1 207-874-0000
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (21 reviews)
“shredded beef” (2 reviews)
“fish soup” (4 reviews)
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1140 Brighton Ave, Portland, ME 04102-1029
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Last minute decision for a birthday dinner out of town. We opted to wait for a hibachi table so we waited a while (problem 1, last minute idea, problem 2, Saturday night-our bad!) once seated, the staff were great, right on top of things and...More

Thank Meghan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

My kids like this place. The inside is nice and comfortable and the hibachi chefs are engaged and entertaining, if not a bit fumbling. I don't like the food. There is really no taste to it. Everything is doused in butter and oil to substitute...More

Thank ad0wling
Chris C, Owner at Kon Asian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I'm so happy your kids enjoy the food and show, but I wish we left a better impression on you, too! If we can ever alter a dish for you, please don't hesitate to let us know. We're always happy to help. Hope we'll get...More

Reviewed 25 October 2017

On Monday (10/23) my daughter and I decided to go to Kon Bistro for drinks and rolls. We sat at the bar and the bartender, Chad, was our server. Normally, I would not focus on the bartender but he was so attentive to all details...More

Thank mikefrommaine2017
Chris C, Owner at Kon Asian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

You rock, Mike! I'm so happy you think our sushi is the best in Portland. Nice choice with our spicy scallop -- that's a favorite of ours as well. It's wonderful to know you were well-taken care of as well. Thanks for the kind words,...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Impressive menu selection and excellent service. Do not be intimidated by the full parking lot, as they have plenty of space inside for prompt seating and service!

Thank Dale D
Chris C, Owner at Kon Asian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Dale, thank you so much for all of your support. It's wonderful to read you've enjoyed our menu selection and prompt service. Your five stars truly helps us out. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Take care, Chris Chan, Owner

Reviewed 31 August 2017

First time ever stopping at Kon's and it did not disappoint. The service was great and the food was even better. The miso soup was outstanding. The chef for hibachi was very entertaining and was very friendly.More

Thank gcd075
Chris C, Owner at Kon Asian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

I'm so happy to read about your first visit with us! Thank you for sharing your story. The miso soup is an absolute must-try, so I'm glad you got an order. I really appreciate your five stars, and I hope we'll see you again. Sincerely,...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017

We had two young children and three adults in our party, and all of us enjoyed our food. We did not do hibachi but ordered off the menu. Dishes included tempura starter, sashimi, teriyaki salmon, and teriyaki beef dinners, which included soup and salad. Everything...More

Thank pemquid
Chris C, Owner at Kon Asian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Fresh and well-prepared sushi should go hand-in-hand with attentive service. It looks like you ordered some great dishes, and I'm happy to read that you enjoyed the tempura, sashimi, salmon, and teriyaki. At the same time, however, it looks like we could have been on...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017

The manager at this establishment was rude and incompetent for the simple position she was put into. When your establishment spills the customers OWN liqour which they brought in from their own collection for the restaurant to uncork it for us you should compensate them...More

Thank Rahaman K
Chris C, Owner at Kon Asian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Rahaman, it goes without saying that, when customers bring their own bottles for their birthday, they should be celebrated and treated with respect. While we have already discussed this offline, I still wanted to address this. We should have handled the situation immediately and, at...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017

The first time it was my birthday and I called ahead to be sure I would have a gluten-free hibachi experience. They handled it really well, no questions from the restaurant when I called and our experience was AMAZING. HOWEVER, when it was my son's...More

1  Thank carpekar123
Chris C, Owner at Kon Asian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

I'm sorry to hear about your son's event here, and I wish that we could've made it just as memorable as yours. While we have changed our menu a little bit, I'm going to look into what happened here. I hope that you can give...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017

The food at the hibachi table was very tasty and the interaction with the chef was entertaining but could have been better. He said he was there for 8 years and his presentation was not as good as others that I have seen in the...More

Thank Joe M
Chris C, Owner at Kon Asian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Joe, it's great to hear that you loved the hibachi most of all! We hope to make your next experience better, especially with our different presentations. Hope to see you again soon. Best, Chris Chan, Owner

Reviewed 21 March 2017

This restaurant is amazing I suggest going to hibachi part of the restaurant great food and the cook puts on a little show great value for the money.

Thank Lauricol2014
Chris C, Owner at Kon Asian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

This review was amazing! It's great to hear that our hibachi always keeps you coming back for more. We appreciate your support, and I can't wait to see you back again soon! Thanks, Chris Chan, Owner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1140 Brighton Ave, Portland, ME 04102-1029
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-874-0000
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Whether you’re planning a fun family meal, a romantic date night, or after-work drinks with friends and coworkers, Kon Asian Bistro is the place to be. Since we opened our doors in 2009, we’ve been known for serving a wide-ranging menu of authentic Asian cuisines, from Japanese sushi to traditional Chinese dishes and more. Enjoy dinner and a show as our skilled hibachi chefs whip up an elegant meal right at your table, or visit our lively bar during happy hour and unwind with us.
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