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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 - 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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  • 151
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Honeymoonin'

Myself and my husband went here tonight, to celebrate our marriage. We really enjoyed food, everything was great, cooked great and lots of flavor. We will go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
MommaKitty88
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Sevierville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Massillon, Ohio
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84 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We ate at this restaurant in July 2015 for lunch. As with most Japanese hibachi restaurants, the lunch menu is lower priced than dinner. This was the dinner price, which cost us around $60-$70 for 4 people for LUNCH. This is probably because it is in the middle of the Pigeon Forge tourist trap area, on the main strip (road).... More 

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Myself and my husband went here tonight, to celebrate our marriage. We really enjoyed food, everything was great, cooked great and lots of flavor. We will go back.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is a wonderful place to eat in the middle of Pigeon Forge, TN. Tonight K. T. was our chef. He was very entertaining and an awesome chef. Angie, our server is here for the summer from The Dominican Republic. She was very attentive to our every need. We hope to see her again before she departs at the end... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Good food, good entertainment at the grill. We had the yum yum roll, smokey mountain roll, and tiger roll all where awesome. Took my wife's grandfather for his first hibachi experience and couldn't have asked for a better one.

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Tampa, Florida
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We had reservations for 6 at 6 PM and when we arrived we were seated immediately. Our drink order was taken at once and served promptly, and our food order was taken in a timely fashion. The soup and salad courses were served promptly, and the wait for the chef was appropriate. The chef was personable and put on a... More 

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London
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

My family and I have been on a road trip through DC, West Virginia, Kentucky and tennessee so we've eaten in a fair few establishments during that period. This place, in terms of service and attitude was quite frankly the worst place we've been to on our trip. When we arrived the lady who came to the front desk barked... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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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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, Large groups, Special occasions, 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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