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“Nice ambience” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kong

Kong
Ranked #3,024 of 16,717 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $54 - $118
Cuisines: French, Japanese, European, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Les Halles
Description: Bold, new and spectacular, the KONG was born on May 26th 2003. From the kitchen, decor and music, nothing was left untouched to ensure the success of this UFO that landed on the rooftops of Paris. Laurent Taieb dreamt up this creation, he hardly slept and still doesn't, in order to ensure the smooth running of his beautiful machine. From the very beginning, he has always been accompanied by his faithful talented team. 10 Years later, the daring and hard work has paid off with friends and success waiting in the wings : Philippe Starck took care of the decor, Richard Pommies, the kitchen, Beatrice Ardisson, the decks, and finally Ara Starck, the paintbrushes ! The atmosphere of the KONG bar entwines both the intimate character of a cocktail bar with the refinement and elegance of a luxury hotel bar. KONG infuses a mixture of a relaxed and elegant, classy and entertaining, lively and friendly atmosphere. On the 5th floor of a Haussmann building, every window boasts a different view: the Pont Neuf, Henri Sauvage's Art Deco design of the Samaritan building, Art Nouveau by Frantz Jourdain, the Seine, the Louis Vuitton HQ... On May 26th 2013, KONG was renovated, restored, refurbished and restyled to celebrate a decade of success and to enjoy the next decade in style and of course, good company.
Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice ambience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant main sale point is the ambience and the rooftop dining with spectacular views. My husband make a reservation for rooftop table, in the phone they said ok, booked. However, when we arrived the restaurant, we were arranged to downstair instead without the view. And told us, rooftop tables are first come first serve basis. And told us the waiting time would be about 1 hour. Bummer. We had to sit downstairs. The food was alright, no bad and no good as well. Our waiter was friendly and well attended. I have no complaint on him. It is a nice place to have a drink and listen some fat beat!

Visited June 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Rude”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Hello, you have open tables...why can't we be in them!!! Rude service staff!!! Rude, rude, rude, rude!!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice view, shame about the service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

We were recommended Kong as a great place to take in the view with a dining experience to match. We arrived and were seated but no one served us for over 20imins, we them ordered the food and wine. The food came out very quickly and was actually very good although very small portions, but no sign of our drinks for another 5 minutes and them we had to ask that the glasses be changed as they weren't properly cleaned. Given the lack of attention at the beginning of the meal we were surprised at how rapidly our plates were cleared and it was clear they were keen on turning over the table.All up a disappointing and expensive night. As someone else recommended go for a drink there, but don't bother with dinner.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice place for a cozy dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

We have been here with an advice from a good friend. Try japanese noodle with lobster, you will nevet br disappointed!!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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“Designer Decor and Great Views of the Seine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

I took my mom here for her birthday on recommendation by a Parisian friend of mine. The fact that the restaurant is owned by Kenzo, and is above his shop by the Seine in the heart of Paris, made the restaurant feel quite exclusive and special. You have to take an elevator above the Kenzo boutique to reach the restaurant, which is quite 007.

The women at the restaurant concierge were unfortunately extremely rude and fulfilled all my fears of the 'rude Parisian' stereotype- we were a few minutes late and they told us we had lost our table, despite me booking weeks in advance as this was a special occasion. Someone more senior arrived and ushered us through at one point, downplaying the previous rudeness of her colleagues. Unfortunately this is what I will remember of this experience at Kong!

However, the elegant, funky style of the decor- complete with perspex chairs and modern art, along with the fantastic view onto the Seine from a domed glass wall/ceiling, really made up for it. The food was reasonably priced for such a well-placed and decorated restaurant, and the food was delicious. I had a steak and chips which was cooked to perfection.

I would definitely recommend this restaurant- just beware of the mean girls at the concierge!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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