We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kon Asian Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$
Japanese, Sushi, Thai, Fusion
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1140 Brighton Avenue, Portland, ME 04102-1029
2078740000
Website
Improve this listing
Add hours for Kon Asian Bistro and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 53 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cool Atmosphere, Excellent Food

My wife and I enjoyed a great meal here on our way back from our summer house in Maine. We were staying nearby at a budget motel and just wanted a quick bite late on a Sunday night. Ideally, we would have planned to dine at one of Portland's many great restaurants. But it was late and we just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
asha34
,
Boston, MA
Add Photo Write a Review

53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Groveland, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My husband and I stopped in for lunch. It had a great atmosphere. The staff was very friendly. My husband started with a sushi appetizer and I got the spring rolls. We were both happy with our selections. For the main part of the meal, he got the shrimp tempura boxed lunch. I wish I had ordered that! It looked... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, MA
Level Contributor
117 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a great meal here on our way back from our summer house in Maine. We were staying nearby at a budget motel and just wanted a quick bite late on a Sunday night. Ideally, we would have planned to dine at one of Portland's many great restaurants. But it was late and we just wanted... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Yarmouth, Maine
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Try not to let the outside appearance and location deter you. The food here is excellent and they are very welcoming. Honestly we may not have gone in had not my Nephew brought us there. I think it is just my problem as it reminded me of a "gentlemen's club" near where we used to live in NY!! We go... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Poland, Maine
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My family ate there the other night and the American Dream and Sweetheart sushi rolls were fabulous. The entrees were filling, and full of flavor. The service was outstanding, and the atmosphere was comfortable.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
80 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maine
Level Contributor
18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New England
Level Contributor
50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Falmouth, Maine
Level Contributor
67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Westbrook
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owls Head, Maine
Level Contributor
24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Kon Asian Bistro also viewed

 

Been to Kon Asian Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Fusion

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Kon Asian Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?