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Kon Asian Bistro

1140 Brighton Ave, Portland, ME 04102-1029
+1 207-874-0000
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (21 reviews)
“miso soup” (4 reviews)
“hibachi table” (7 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1140 Brighton Ave, Portland, ME 04102-1029
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went there for Father's Day with my wife, son and family. We had an early reservation and were seated immediately. We all ordered from the Hibachi Menu and everything was made up right in front of us just the way we had ordered it....More

Thank Amberjack03
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for Mother’s Day. The food was excellent.Loved watching the way they chop and cook on the open large skillets

Thank grandma1947
Chris C, Owner at Kon Asian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm so happy to know that you had such a lovely time here! Thanks for sharing your story -- we can't wait to see you again. -Chris Chan, Owner

Reviewed March 5, 2018

Visited with a group of 7 for a birthday. I have never been to a Hibachi place before. It was super noisy, and the seating precludes any conversation except for the people seated on your sides. Hey...it is what it is. Great service, no complaints...More

Thank stephen m
Chris C, Owner at Kon Asian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2018

It's nice to know that you had a good time with us, Stephen, although i'm sorry if you weren't wowed a bit more overall. We definitely want to make sure that every part of your experience is top-notch, and that definitely goes for the food....More

Reviewed February 25, 2018

We had an excellent dinner. We were well pleased. Service was prompt and capable. It is always wonderful to find consistency.

Thank momoboys_12
Chris C, Owner at Kon Asian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2018

Thanks for sharing your story -- we can't wait to have you back again soon for more great times! All the best, Chris Chan, Owner

Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Busy place, glad we made reservations. The table height around the grill was a little high, are was clean and bright. Drink delivery was a little slow, but bar was packed also. The chef at our table was fun, and it was lively, but quick....More

Thank Alina-VinnieTravel
Chris C, Owner at Kon Asian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2018

I'm so glad that you had such an amazing time here, Alina and Vinnie! It's a true honor that we could be part of the birthday celebrations, and I'll be sure to let the rest of our staff know what a great job they did....More

Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Last minute decision for a birthday dinner out of town. We opted to wait for a hibachi table so we waited a while (problem 1, last minute idea, problem 2, Saturday night-our bad!) once seated, the staff were great, right on top of things and...More

Thank Meghan C
Chris C, Owner at Kon Asian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2018

I'm so honored that you chose to celebrate your special day with us, Meghan, and it's just as great to see that everything was such a hit. Thanks for everything -- we can't wait to see you again! All the best, Chris Chan, Owner

Reviewed January 15, 2018

My kids like this place. The inside is nice and comfortable and the hibachi chefs are engaged and entertaining, if not a bit fumbling. I don't like the food. There is really no taste to it. Everything is doused in butter and oil to substitute...More

Thank ad0wling
Chris C, Owner at Kon Asian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2018

I'm so happy your kids enjoy the food and show, but I wish we left a better impression on you, too! If we can ever alter a dish for you, please don't hesitate to let us know. We're always happy to help. Hope we'll get...More

Reviewed October 25, 2017

On Monday (10/23) my daughter and I decided to go to Kon Bistro for drinks and rolls. We sat at the bar and the bartender, Chad, was our server. Normally, I would not focus on the bartender but he was so attentive to all details...More

Thank mikefrommaine2017
Chris C, Owner at Kon Asian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

You rock, Mike! I'm so happy you think our sushi is the best in Portland. Nice choice with our spicy scallop -- that's a favorite of ours as well. It's wonderful to know you were well-taken care of as well. Thanks for the kind words,...More

Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

Impressive menu selection and excellent service. Do not be intimidated by the full parking lot, as they have plenty of space inside for prompt seating and service!

Thank Dale D
Chris C, Owner at Kon Asian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2017

Dale, thank you so much for all of your support. It's wonderful to read you've enjoyed our menu selection and prompt service. Your five stars truly helps us out. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Take care, Chris Chan, Owner

Reviewed August 31, 2017

First time ever stopping at Kon's and it did not disappoint. The service was great and the food was even better. The miso soup was outstanding. The chef for hibachi was very entertaining and was very friendly.More

Thank gcd075
Chris C, Owner at Kon Asian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

I'm so happy to read about your first visit with us! Thank you for sharing your story. The miso soup is an absolute must-try, so I'm glad you got an order. I really appreciate your five stars, and I hope we'll see you again. Sincerely,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1140 Brighton Ave, Portland, ME 04102-1029
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-874-0000
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Whether you’re planning a fun family meal, a romantic date night, or after-work drinks with friends and coworkers, Kon Asian Bistro is the place to be. Since we opened our doors in 2009, we’ve been known for serving a wide-ranging menu of authentic Asian cuisines, from Japanese sushi to traditional Chinese dishes and more. Enjoy dinner and a show as our skilled hibachi chefs whip up an elegant meal right at your table, or visit our lively bar during happy hour and unwind with us.
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