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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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11:00 am - 10:00 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, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 149
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice find

My wife and I tried this place on a chance and were relatively pleased. Food was very good, and the portions large. Prices were very reasonable too. We would return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Tim B
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Rantoul, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We had eaten here in years past and it was a good experience. This time however, we were overlooked and the service was very disappointing. The food was good as always, but the chef was catering to the large, obnoxious, group that we were seated with...apparently fishing for a good tip. Apparently he didn't know I tip well also when... More 

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Rantoul, Illinois
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I tried this place on a chance and were relatively pleased. Food was very good, and the portions large. Prices were very reasonable too. We would return.

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I'm local and have visited numerous times over the years. Since there is only one other Japanese steak house in Pigeon Forge, I switch between the two. Kinkaku is for the most part a good experience with good food. My husband and I were there on July 23, 2015 and had dinner. The experience this time was not a good... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Ill get straight to it, Great portions,service was good, chef was ok, place was really flimzy, like wise with their bathtooms. A little renovation could help this place on the inside. Other than that it's an ok place to eat.

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Johnson City, TN
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We love this place. We always eat here when we visit The food is great, the service is excellent and the prices are reasonable

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Tampa, Florida
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We didn't try the Hibachi but the Sushi was terrible. We ordered 7 different rolls and they all were pretty lousy. Warm rolls, not fresh and one even had a HAIR on it! The restaurant was warm inside and very dirty our my option. This was our first visit to Pigeon Forge, this place is beautiful but if you are... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We've been to quite a few teppanyaki places, and this place is very similar to all of them. Being from Chicago, one of the best culinary cities, I wasn't expecting much. However, the food was quite tasty, the portion sizes were large (standard for these places), and service was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Kenner, Louisiana
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

After being in TN for almost a week, we were yearning for some Asian food. Kinkaku hit the spot! Rolls were good and prices were reasonable. Also enjoyed a steak hibachi plate. Service was very good.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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36 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We ate here twice in a week while in Pigeon Forge. The food was very good and LOTS of it. Had left overs in our cabin the next night after eating there. The chef was very entertaining and kept kids attention. My daughter ordered from the kids menu but I swear she got just as much food as I did.... More 

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Chavies, Kentucky, United States
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

They have good Japanese Hibachi food. We love to go at lunch time and take advantage of their lunch specials. We go there when ever we visit the area. Worth a trip for a good, filling lunch. They have good sushi and good sauces as well.

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Additional Information about Kinkaku Japanese Steak House

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

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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: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business
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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