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“Not the same as it ever was....”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Kani House

Kani House
Ranked #50 of 234 Restaurants in Buford
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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29 reviews
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“Not the same as it ever was....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012 via mobile

Ok, we generally love this place, the food and chefs are always as advertised: delicious and talented. Apparently that is now where the enjoyment ends.

For some reason the management has decided to turn a hostess stand into a cluttered office, manned by chirpy, sniping, rude, and obnoxious hostesses. Clear out the office and add some seating for your waiting guests, please. Train the hostess staff, please. If you're prepared to look past the immediate shortcomings that smack you in the face as soon as you walk through the doors, you will be rewarded by the hibachi dining experience and delicious food.

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English first
Buford, Georgia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Celebrate”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

My wife and I had already spent a week away for our 25th anniversary. We wanted to go some place simple yet nice on the "day". Kani House fit the bill for us. 1st time there - we enjoyed our Hibachi steak & shrimp. Generous portions and we had a fun evening. Great value

  • Visited October 2012
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Gainesville GA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Horrid Food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012 via mobile

Extremely dry and old tuna, rude and insulting Hibachi Chef and a management team that does not care about customers since their customer base is big. So who cares is their attitude. Worst food ever!!

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Fountain Inn, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good Family Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

While visiting our son in Georgia we had a Saturday lunch at Kani House and enjoyed it. The chef was entertaining while cooking and our grandson enjoyed it. The volcano is always a hit with children and adults. Pleasant atmosphere, great wait staff and not crowded at lunchtime. Depending on what is ordered a meal w/o drink starts at $8 which is reasonable. I'm sure you could spend $15 to $20 per person ordering steak and shrimp, which is in line with many other restaurants where you don't get the entertainment at the Habachi grill. We enjoyed the food and even took some of it home to eat later. Try it at least once if you like Japanese food.

  • Visited September 2012
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good diversion”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012 via mobile

I never enjoy the bill here, its waaay too expensive. That being said, we always have fun and love the food. Getting a Groupon for $15 for $37 worth of food was a good excuse to get back here. Hibachi grill is the real show, but if you're on your own, sit at the sushi bar and stuff yourself on more reasonably priced raw fare.

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