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Kon Asian Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
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Japanese, Sushi, Thai, Asian fusion
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1140 Brighton Avenue, Portland, ME 04102-1029
2078740000
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, service, cool bar

I just love this place. Whether I'm at the hibachi with a group or meeting friends or clients for dindin and drinks at the bar, the service is always great even when they are very busy. The sushi is wonderful and well presented. The bar counter glows which is really just neat. I like to go early... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
BirdieMe
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Maine
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Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We visited this restaurant because it was close to our motel, and we are very glad we did. The car park outside was full, always a good sign that this is a popular eating place. While it was teeming with people, we were shown to a table immediately. The menu turned out to include Chinese, Japanese, Thai and other Asian... More 

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Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I just love this place. Whether I'm at the hibachi with a group or meeting friends or clients for dindin and drinks at the bar, the service is always great even when they are very busy. The sushi is wonderful and well presented. The bar counter glows which is really just neat. I like to go early, before 7 as... More 

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New England
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Kon Bistro is a decent place for hibachi, but if you are gluten free you will likely not feel well afterwards. The kids enjoy the atmosphere and love the glass soda bottles with the marbles, but as an individual with celiacs disease I never feel well after leaving (even with them cooking with the gluten free soy). I am not... More 

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Falmouth, Maine
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59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I'm not sure why we haven't been here before. We drove in the parking lot after 8:30 on a Friday night and there was barely a space in the entire parking lot. That's always a good sign. We were immediately seated which was surprising as busy as it was. The menu is extensive and offers something for everyone. The decor... More 

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Westbrook
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I had a double date on a recent Thursday to celebrate a friend's birthday. We had Amy B. as our server who was just charming and lovely. We had delicious appetizers of gyoza and beef lettuce wraps, a couple delicious and gorgeous specialty rolls, and huge entrees of General Tsaos and pineapple chicken My friend had chicken pad Thai, all... More 

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Owls Head, Maine
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My boyfriend and I were recommended to eat here by a few friends of ours, and I'm glad we went. We sat around the hibachi grill with another group of people. When the chef came out he was energetic and exciting and made us feel like we were in a show. It was one of the ladies from the other... More 

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Windsor, Maine
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95 reviews 95 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We went for Christmas day dinner. It was a very pleasant surprise. The food was exceptional. It was the best Chinese food we have had since moving to Maine. Everyone in our party of four was well pleased with their food. In my book, that makes for a good experience. Service was good. The kitchen was willing and able to... More 

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Portland, Maine
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Found this place on Christmas day. Being one of the only places open on Christmas day, it was busy. We sat at the bar and enjoyed appetizers and cocktails. The food was fresh and hot. The appetizer portions were reasonable for the price paid. The cocktails were good and also reasonably priced. Our bartender was friendly and attentive. The interior... More 

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Portland, Maine
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281 reviews 281 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I came here for dinner on christmas day with a friend: my first time, his second. This used to be the location of the old Valley's Steak House.... now long gone. The restaurant was busy, but not crazy... with peeps continuously showing up at the door, including some nice 'eye candy.' We had a reservation, and although the hostess did... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

Kon is now our "go to" place for Happy Hour (4:30pm-6:30pm). He appetizers are tasty and price is reasonable. At $3.50 each, we ordered a lot and didn't feel guilty at all. My favorites are the Roasted Peanut Avocado sushi roll and the Chicken Satay (add some wasabi to the peanut sauce to give it a kick). While my husband's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1140 Brighton Avenue, Portland, ME 04102-1029
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 2078740000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Thai, Asian fusion

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