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Kon Asian Bistro

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1140 Brighton Avenue, Portland, ME 04102-1029
2078740000
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Slightly upscale

We had an early dinner there. The menu in the main dining room was filled with different fare than your normal restaurant. ( alot of sushi choices ). Fairly expensive. Slightly dark and loud atmosphere, (not quite like a club, but heading that way).. it wasn't a bad experience, but not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015
S L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

We had an early dinner there. The menu in the main dining room was filled with different fare than your normal restaurant. ( alot of sushi choices ). Fairly expensive. Slightly dark and loud atmosphere, (not quite like a club, but heading that way).. it wasn't a bad experience, but not anything to make me come back again either. .

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PORTLAND
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Kon Special Rolls - you can't go wrong. They are all good. Add Crazy Tuna and a couple of Mai Tai and, if there's still room, get the Green Tea fried ice cream You won't be disappointed. Always great service Always good!

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Thank FANOFGOODEATS
Cordova, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Three adults and two children (5, 4) dined here. The kids loved the show and their food, as did the adults. We had filet mignon and shrimp, all prepared to perfection. The kids split a chicken meal and downed a good portion of it.

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Thank Jnbliving
Groveland, Massachusetts
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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 

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Thank Cleversea
Boston, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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 

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Yarmouth, Maine
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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 

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Poland, Maine
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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.

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Thank Jim C
Sydney, Australia
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank BirdieMe
New England
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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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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: Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Fusion

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?