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“Long wait but delicious food!”
Review of Kono Japanese Steakhouse - CLOSED

Kono Japanese Steakhouse
Cuisines: Chinese, Japanese, Thai
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Long wait but delicious food!”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

I think I went in on a Tuesday night, no reservation, wanting to sit at the grill. It was delicious and entertaining. Not too pricey, and they did have great coupons in the visitor guides on top of that. My only set back was the long wait, about 30 minutes, but it was worth it!

Visited September 2012
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Thank Debbie H
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  • English first
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English first
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Anniversary Dinner”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

My sweet Jason chose Kono's for our anniversary dinner, It was fabulous. The staff was so friendly and accomodating to us as we're both picky eaters. The only complaints I have are there was only two of us, yet 18% gratuity is added for any party. Also, Jason ordered an extra filet and after dinner on the way back to our room, he got ill. That was not Kono's fault, but Jason's. Other than those two complaints, it was fabulous.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank AnnaJason
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Charleston, South Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Not too good”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

Typical Japanese grill experience with fire and flinging spoons. Food was ok, but there wasn't much of it. Paid $21 for what might have been 2 ounces of steak and 4 shrimp. Plenty of rice of course. Cook gave one of the other guests the wrong food, then wanted him to change plates with his friend after they had both eaten some of their food. Typical MB. No matter how bad it gets, there will be an endless supply of patrons.

Visited October 2012
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Level 6 Contributor
205 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Extraordinarily good sushi; great service”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Overview: Excellent sushi and appetizers, good Asian cuisine in a tastefully decorated bar area.

We decided to visit Kono having seen a photo of the bar in a travel guide. We chose to eat in the bar, where we could enjoy the decor and some conversation, rather than have the traditional meal seated around the hibachi while the chef prepares the food.

The bar decor really is pretty cool and we enjoyed delicious key lime martinis (superb!) and appetizers including edamames and a surprisingly good and original version of hummus and fresh baked hot pita bread.

Our friends selected two Asian-fusion chicken dishes that they said were very good, and enough to take leftovers home for the next day. My wife and I ordered sushi and were delighted with the taste and texture of the expertly prepared Spicy Crab roll, Bang Bang roll and Crunchy roll that we shared. All three rolls were in the $6.00 to $12.00 range and well worth the price, considering you can easily pay $7.00 to $10.00 for pre-rolled sushi on the cold shelf in a supermarket.

The service was attentive and knowledgeable without being pushy; the lighting was subdued and atmospheric without being too dark; the music was just loud enough to cover most of the noise from the folks in the nearby hibachi room.

The restrooms - at least the men's room - need a bit of an overhaul. They look rather out of place alongside the sophisticated dining area. But the most important part, the food, made it definitely worth a visit, particularly if you can take advantage of a coupon from one of the coupon books available all around the Myrtle Beach area.

  • Visited October 2012
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

Fast service, we were seated right away and our server and cook were very friendly. Food was good, not the best hibachi I've tasted, but still good. The prices were average with most hibachi restaurants that I've visited.

Visited September 2012
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