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Kinkaku Japanese Steak House

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3152 Parkway Suite 1, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3342
865 774-7598
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 142
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Experience

My wife and I enjoy Japanese show cooking and have eaten at these restaurants all over America so when we drove by on the way to our cottage we knew we had to give it a try. I expected the place to be packed on a Saturday night especially since it was a holiday weekend but the place was vacant.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
joefromjohnsisland
via mobile
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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145 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I enjoy Japanese show cooking and have eaten at these restaurants all over America so when we drove by on the way to our cottage we knew we had to give it a try. I expected the place to be packed on a Saturday night especially since it was a holiday weekend but the place was vacant.... More 

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Israel
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99 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Not that it was bad, but I was too anytime in Japan and that show the guy does in kind of a Bennihana style looked to me always kind of funny. The stuff was good, the marinade was equally too sweet without any need, and I knew I was the only one to be blamed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Prices were great! They are offer more food at a lower price than the Hibachi and sushi places in my hometown (Dayton, Ohio). The chef has disappointing. He did not put on a show and catered to the other family that was there. He honestly did not look like he wanted to be there. My husband and I chose the... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We stopped in on a Monday afternoon. We were the only guests in the whole lunch period! Service and the 'show' from our chef was fantastic! Be prepared for a good portion of food! Overall it was excellent and we would most definitely return!

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sevierville, tn
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Every time my husband and I have a craving for sushi, we go to this place. Often, we will take food to go, but today we decided to eat at the establishment. Wait stuff was constantly checking on our drinks, helping each other - teamwork is always a nice thing to see. I'm local, and not many places in Pigeon... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Sushi was better than I expected. It was amazing. I wasn't sure about this place at first but the food is so good and prices are great.

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Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We have been three times to this place for the Hibachi grill dinner. It's been great every time. Very friendly staff and great meal.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Called 10min. out to see how busy & if there was avail. to sit around a grill. We were told all grills were open & none seated yet. I said I have a party of 7 arriving in 5 min. could you set a table for us. We were told that would not be a problem. We arrived (3adults, 4kids)... More 

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Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Great bargain! You get entertainment and great food for a reasonable price. Would be a great place to take the kids. We were absolutely stuffed when we left.

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Standard Japanese steak house fare. Good flavors. Also have a sushi menu. Chef was very nice and good with the kids. server was ok but seemed bored.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3152 Parkway Suite 1, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3342
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Pigeon Forge
  • Phone Number: 865 774-7598

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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