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“Kono now called Okino” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kono Japanese Steakhouse - CLOSED

Kono Japanese Steakhouse
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Kono now called Okino”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

We ate Hibachi at Okino and the food was good. Our chef was good as well. Service was a little slow (got drinks wrong) but friendly and polite.

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank Sonja B
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Greeneville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Brazilion steakhouse serve the Greatest”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2014

The Place included in this area is called Charcoals Brazilian Steakhouse. The food is awesome and the service is Great. And the price is cheater then Rioz Steakhouse. The flavor of the different meats are out of this world.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Teresa C
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Apex, North Carolina
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Very good food, service unorganized ”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

The food was excellent as was the chef. Out server on the other hand was terrible. It was her first day but you could tell she had no training. She didn't know the menu at all and was vet slow. It seemed none of the staff knew what they should be doing. When we were leaving a couple asked how was the food we are trying to decide whether we should wait this experience out or not. If they can resolve their service issues then the restaurant should do well.

Helpful?
Thank soles121
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North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The Worst Place Ever!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014

We've eaten at this place formally known as Kono's for years and always left extremely satisfied, but not tonight. We arrived at the now OKino's at 4:30 and was the only patrons there. They advertise to open at 3:00 and we expected to have Hibachi serve when we got there, boy were we fooled. The bar tender asked if we were 2 for the diner and we said hibachi and he said he'd have to check to see if they were serving it yet. He came back and said they wouldn't be ready till about 5:00. He told us we could order the same items from the diner as the hibachi and it would be a bit cheaper. So we agreed. We sit in the bar area and he took our drink order and tried to convenience us that we didn't want the sweet tea for it was too sweet. We needed to order it half and half. We are 2 southern girls that like out "sweet" tea. So we declined it to be weakened and he left. We knew what we wanted to order so we had no need for a menu. We placed our order when he returned. We also ordered California rolls. We actually watched the rolls being made and then waited another 15 minutes for them to be brought to out table at which time he told us we had received a double order. It appeared to be the usual 6-8 pieces. Once we finished these we waited another 30 minutes before our food arrived. Not what we expected. This truly was NOT the same teriyaki chicken that we order from the hibachi and we certainly don't get steamed veggies with it. Oh forgot to meant ion that we were asked if we wanted "rice or fires" with our meal
.?????? Ah rice.........that should have been our first warning sign. With NO soup or salad and the meal arriving on a sizzling plate-fajita style we knew this wasn't going to end good. Had to hunt our waiter down to get a tea refill and had to listen to he and the other bartender talk about how the other employees are not pulling their wait and the language that was used was not repeatable. By this time other patrons were arriving and no one was ready to being serving them. They asked if they were early-it's 5:30- and one of the employees that's in the bar conversation says "oh no, we open at 3:00". I wanted to tell them to leave. We finally ask for our check and I about fell out of my seat. This "will be cheaper" experience turned out to be the most expensive I've ever eaten there. So much for the Early Bird Special. The early bird gets SCREWED. WILL NOT RECOMMEND OR EVER PATRON THERE AGAIN.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank johnginad
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1 review
“Awful”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014

Filet was tough, rice was hard . I love Japanese and this so far is the worse food evwr! Express Japanese is better than this awful food!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank lmgarris
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