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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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West Palm Beach, Florida
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50 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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64 reviews
22 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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64 reviews
43 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
Ripley, Mississippi
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

The cook was great! Very entertaining! The shrimp, steak, and lobster was very good. Some of the best steak I've ever eaten at a Japanese restaraunt! The servings were very generous. The only negative- if you want to split a plate there is a $5 charge. We got around that be ordering sushi for a meal.

1 Thank JesusIsGood
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We saw mixed reviews before we went. .we went expecting bad things, however we found the hibachi tables to be clean...the soup salty. .the salad very good. ..the chef entertaining. ..the chicken and shrimp excellent. ..the rice and veggies very good. .the noodles are unnecessary. We do agree that the waitress was almost rude. .not good for the restaurant. Overall,... More 

Thank Mommafrog15
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Our waitress was a doll. I ordered the vegetarian dish.. And before she brought out my soup, she made sure I'd eat it since is was made with Chicken. Very thoughtful. Our cook was fantastic and funny. He was very talented and shown his skills off. You get what you pay for plus more.. Our cook had a small braided... More 

1 Thank Cassi F
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

came with a group of friends. Did not have a drink almost the whole time, burnt rice, chef focused more on being a comedian, and EXTREMELY rude server. She continuously rolled her eyes at the thought of bringing us our drinks or sauces, which is what a waitress should do.... did not like her tip so she chased us to... More 

3 Thank Jessica M

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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
Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
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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