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Kinkaku Japanese Steak House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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Binghamton, New York
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love sushi and was looking forward to a great meal after a long day. We were immediately seated at a Hibachi table and given soup before our drink order was taken or we could tell them that we didn't want Hibachi food. When a server did finally take our drink order they gave us both something other than what... More 

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columbia, sc
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

12 noon doors locked said open at 11???????? poor, poor, poor, poor, poor, poor, poor, business practice -- could have left a note on door as to change in hours. we left never to try again

Thank btaylor53
Columbus, OH
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149 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We are here one day at 3:00, a late lunch/early dinner. When we walked in only one other table was occupied, place seemed a little iffy, but we decided to give it try. Overall the facility was not great. Floors were very sticky, the bathrooms were HORRIBLE!!!!! The food was pretty average, a typical hibachi grill. It was good and... More 

Thank KendallsMom
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy going to the Japanese Steak Houses and being able to get a show from the chef. It is so nice to be sitting with people you do not know and seem like family when you leave.

Thank tbeddard
Louisville, Kentucky
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at the Hibachi grill and the food was spectacular!!! If you're ever in Pigeon Forge, this is a place you don't want to pass up!!

Thank amelzy
Hyden, Kentucky
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have been eating here for years and he was eating here long before that. We ate there for lunch today and it never gets old. We love the food and the staff. The food is always fresh and delicious and the staff is always friendly and spunky. I've eaten a lot of hibachi and Sushi places... More 

Thank jlbaker4134
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456 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food cooked to profection. Quality meats and seafood great people it's always a great experience and you leave more than full. Also the sushi is super fresh and delish they will customize all you sushi needs. One of the very best places I have ever had hibachi and sushi at.

Thank Brent B
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank James W
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 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 

1 Thank ashvan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 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!

1 Thank Gnarlydreadhead

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
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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