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Kinkaku Japanese Steak House

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3152 Parkway Ste 1, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3342
865 774-7598
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We first went to Little Tokyo, but didn't want to wait so headed to Kinkaku. Even though it was lunch rush there was no wait. We soon found out why. There was no one else at the Hibachi tables and only one or two parties in the other dining area. The food was adequate, service wonderful, prices slightly high, but... More 

Thank James W
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is shocking considering the Japanese culture is typically so gracious, but this experience was horrific! The waitress was incredibly rude with no sense of what hospitality meant. It was like we had interrupted her day. And the cook was rude, and mocking, not to mention no sense of what it meant to actually season food. Just throwing a glob... More 

Thank ashvan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great entertainment, guy had us laughing throughout the whole session, however the rice came out a little crunchy and the host was a little rude. But the chef made up for all of it!

Thank Gnarlydreadhead
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of two Japanese restaurantin the city, Habatchi grill. Its means, you gonna be seated around the grill and one of the cheffs going cook just infront of you. Its very catchy and enjoyable. Chefs are friendly and they are talking to you, if u have kids with you, they are going to do some funny stuff for... More 

Thank Go_somewhere_Cz
West Palm Beach, Florida
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50 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

This is a typical hibachi restaurant...which isn't a bad thing. They cook right in front of you, food looked fresh, tasted amazing and chef was entertaining. We were able to take leftovers home for lunch the next day. Our bill was around $100 for four people. (3 adult meals, 1 child). No wait when other restaurants were over an hour... More 

1 Thank Kelli S
Medina, Ohio
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

My husband and I were skeptical due to this being one of two Asian restaurants in town. Much to our surprise the food was plentiful and tasty! The atmosphere does not have a wow factor but the price of the food more than makes up for it. Large portions and good food for the price.

2 Thank ggpuzzler
Baltimore, Maryland
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67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We popped in around dinner time on a Sunday evening to grab a couple rolls. The Tuna roll was nice big chunks of tuna...just how we like it (not that chopped up stuff!). We also tried the Kinkaku roll. It was an excellent combo of tuna, salmon, crab, snapper and avocado, cucumber. I highly recommend it!

1 Thank SaltWaterGal79
Birmingham, AL
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely loved it after deciding to take a chance. The chef put on a great show and the meal was outstanding. The food was great and there was plenty of it.

1 Thank tr2661
Kansas City, Missouri
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

I was a little unsure of this place because the online reviews were so mixed. Four of us walked in on a Wednesday night. The hostess greeting us was funny and personable; we appreciated that. I was not busy; there was only one grill going with a group seated. We were seated at another grill and were joined by a... More 

Thank turkeykicker
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

So we called ahead- no wait and they don't take reservations. When we got there and had to wait about 7 or so minutes, which was fine. It was odd that their host stand was pretty much always vacant and we saw a several people walk in, wait a few minutes and walk out after no acknowledgement. We got seated....... More 

Thank Sarayah G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3152 Parkway Ste 1, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3342
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Pigeon Forge
  • Phone Number: 865 774-7598

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?