Kion Dining Lounge

★★★★☆
Japanese-Peruvian fusion means sashimi and nigiri next to seviche and traditional tapas; specialty cocktails available.
  • 509 E 6th St

    New York, NY 10009

    Cross street: Avenue A

    Map & Directions
  • 212-529-5200

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We came in with a group of 20ish people, they gave us a fix menu for everyone with a fix price that everyone will have to pay ($30/each) and one of the owners guaranteed us we'd be full.

Well, food came and we were expecting to receive one individual plate for each person but instead they brought us couple of plates with serving for 1 person and we all had to share. From there, every single dish according to the fix menu was coming the same exact way. So, we basically were paying $30 each for appetizers because we had to share all the dishes. Plus we waited about 30+ minutes for each dish to arrive and it did not come in all at once, it would come in for half of our table first and then later for the other half.

After the "dinner" we noticed there was still some dishes that were in the fix menu that did not make it to the table.

This is by far the worst service I have ever received in any restaurant in NYC, so think twice before going there.

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★☆☆☆☆

We came in with a group of 20ish people, they gave us a fix menu for everyone with a fix price that everyone will have to pay ($30/each) and one of the owners guaranteed us we'd be full.

Well, food came and we were expecting to receive one individual plate for each person but instead they brought us couple of plates with serving for 1 person and we all had to share. From there, every single dish according to the fix menu was coming the same exact way. So, we basically were paying $30 each for appetizers because we had to share all the dishes. Plus we waited about 30+ minutes for each dish to arrive and it did not come in all at once, it would come in for half of our table first and then later for the other half.

After the "dinner" we noticed there was still some dishes that were in the fix menu that did not make it to the table.

This is by far the worst service I have ever received in any restaurant in NYC, so think twice before going there.

Pros: good sushi

Cons: Service

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now that they are closed. i just wanted to say kion was the most amazing peruvian restaurant in the city. its a shame they were shut down by *fat*owner of the buidling and the argentinian place next door to what it used to be kion.

we will miss you...kion

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★★★★★

now that they are closed. i just wanted to say kion was the most amazing peruvian restaurant in the city. its a shame they were shut down by *fat*owner of the buidling and the argentinian place next door to what it used to be kion.

we will miss you...kion

Pros: we will miss them

Cons: the *fat* landord took them out

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I had guests in town and based on the recent positive reviews here selected Kion as our dinner destination on a Saturday night. While most of the food was delicious, part of our dishes were lukewarm to outright cold and the service was absolutely disastrous with over an hour+ wait just for the appetizers followed by another 30 - 45 minutes for the main entrees.

When our food finally did come out, half of our table was served while the rest of our table had to wait another 15 minutes to receive their orders (and this happened with both our appetizers AND the entrees). While initially most of us agreed that the food we did get served was delicious, we then discovered that parts of our dishes were lukewarm to almost half cold with one dish being nowhere near as warm as it should have been given that it was one of the delayed dishes (the servers kept telling us that the service delay was due to our food "just being cooked and being plated"...).

We would have expressed our dissatisfaction to our waitress but she disappeared towards the end of our dinner (the servers then tried to rush us out despite our interest in ordering more drinks). Maybe it was an extremely one, off night for the restaurant but it was definitely a disappointment for our one visit to Kion and we will not be returning.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had guests in town and based on the recent positive reviews here selected Kion as our dinner destination on a Saturday night. While most of the food was delicious, part of our dishes were lukewarm to outright cold and the service was absolutely disastrous with over an hour+ wait just for the appetizers followed by another 30 - 45 minutes for the main entrees.

When our food finally did come out, half of our table was served while the rest of our table had to wait another 15 minutes to receive their orders (and this happened with both our appetizers AND the entrees). While initially most of us agreed that the food we did get served was delicious, we then discovered that parts of our dishes were lukewarm to almost half cold with one dish being nowhere near as warm as it should have been given that it was one of the delayed dishes (the servers kept telling us that the service delay was due to our food "just being cooked and being plated"...).

We would have expressed our dissatisfaction to our waitress but she disappeared towards the end of our dinner (the servers then tried to rush us out despite our interest in ordering more drinks). Maybe it was an extremely one, off night for the restaurant but it was definitely a disappointment for our one visit to Kion and we will not be returning.

Pros: the one or two dishes of properly prepared and served food tasted delicious

Cons: overall extremely slow and uneven food service, parts of dishes were served lukewarm to cold, servers disappeared, seemed overwhelmed and rushed us out

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While walking down E. 6th Street around 8 PM on a Friday night, my friend and I noticed a busy scene in Kion. We went in and in about 10 minutes we got a seat at the bar, ordered drinks and reviewed the menu.We decided to have an assortment of "small plates". We ordered the mixed cerviche, the mussels, some type of tempura, and an Argentinian steak. We were promptly served and gleefully smacked our lips on some of the freshest tasting seafood anywhere. The steak was tasty but a bit chewy (they did warn it was Argentinian ) .
Having seen the poor reviews from some posters, I cannot wonder what happened to them but it seems that most of them were large parties. The service at the bar was prompt. My only misgiving was that the happy hour that we missed, offered 50% off for the dishes we had ordered and the drinks had been 2 for 1.
I am a "foodie", eating out half of my lunches and about 4 dinners a week. I am also member of the James Beard Foundation, so I think I know something about good food. Its too bad there were so many complaints about service. But I suggest that to taste incredibly great food at great prices, sit at the bar for the happy hour and you should not be disappointed, in fact your palate will be rewarded.

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★★★★★

While walking down E. 6th Street around 8 PM on a Friday night, my friend and I noticed a busy scene in Kion. We went in and in about 10 minutes we got a seat at the bar, ordered drinks and reviewed the menu.We decided to have an assortment of "small plates". We ordered the mixed cerviche, the mussels, some type of tempura, and an Argentinian steak. We were promptly served and gleefully smacked our lips on some of the freshest tasting seafood anywhere. The steak was tasty but a bit chewy (they did warn it was Argentinian ) .
Having seen the poor reviews from some posters, I cannot wonder what happened to them but it seems that most of them were large parties. The service at the bar was prompt. My only misgiving was that the happy hour that we missed, offered 50% off for the dishes we had ordered and the drinks had been 2 for 1.
I am a "foodie", eating out half of my lunches and about 4 dinners a week. I am also member of the James Beard Foundation, so I think I know something about good food. Its too bad there were so many complaints about service. But I suggest that to taste incredibly great food at great prices, sit at the bar for the happy hour and you should not be disappointed, in fact your palate will be rewarded.

Pros: truly great food, great prices esp. at the bar between 6-8, weekdays

Cons: Not very near subway.

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I had a huge party for my boyfriend?s bday with 14 ppl. When we first arrived our table was set up for 10 ppl but the owner quickly came over, told us not to worry and reassured us that he was going to take care of it. He was right. He quickly set up another table big enough to accommodate us, which was in a private room down stairs. The table was an authentic Japanese table where you sit on the floor :). The waitress was always available, we got our food super fast, the drinks and food were delicious and the prices were perfect!!!! As the dinner was ending the waitress told us the owner, Patrick, bought everyone in our party a glass of champagne. What a nice touch to a perfect evening.

I would 100% recommend Kion for a night of fun at great ambiance reasonable prices!!!

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★★★★★

I had a huge party for my boyfriend?s bday with 14 ppl. When we first arrived our table was set up for 10 ppl but the owner quickly came over, told us not to worry and reassured us that he was going to take care of it. He was right. He quickly set up another table big enough to accommodate us, which was in a private room down stairs. The table was an authentic Japanese table where you sit on the floor :). The waitress was always available, we got our food super fast, the drinks and food were delicious and the prices were perfect!!!! As the dinner was ending the waitress told us the owner, Patrick, bought everyone in our party a glass of champagne. What a nice touch to a perfect evening.

I would 100% recommend Kion for a night of fun at great ambiance reasonable prices!!!

Pros: prices, ambience, service and food

Cons: parking and wanting to eat everything on the menu

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Okkkyy, my first time in Kion was in '07 with some friends and since then.... it's been Kion, Kion, Kion. The service is great, food is good, atmosphere is relaxing, and price, moderate. I don't know if am ever going to get tired of it because i've been there so many times that my husband is tired of the name but guess what, am bringing him tomorrow nite! All i can say is i love Kion:).

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★★★★☆

Okkkyy, my first time in Kion was in '07 with some friends and since then.... it's been Kion, Kion, Kion. The service is great, food is good, atmosphere is relaxing, and price, moderate. I don't know if am ever going to get tired of it because i've been there so many times that my husband is tired of the name but guess what, am bringing him tomorrow nite! All i can say is i love Kion:).

Pros: Just a nice place to de-stress thyself.....

Cons: Parking is a headache but the drinks cools it down:). Long walk from #6 train but good exercise.

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My cousins and I went to Kion for the first time a few weeks ago for a girls night out birthday dinner. Kion was our first stop and it set the pace for a wonderful night. It is the perfect combination of lax and glam. Kion is perfect and gorgeous inside. The food is to die for, simply AMAZING great proportions, wonderful presentation, packed with flavor. The service was good, we were seated promptly. The menu is fab, I wanted everything on the menu. Not a familiar sushi eater, our questions were answered in detail. Pricing is fair. HIghly Recommended. Definitely going back!!!!!!! Kion will become your favorite!

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★★★★★

My cousins and I went to Kion for the first time a few weeks ago for a girls night out birthday dinner. Kion was our first stop and it set the pace for a wonderful night. It is the perfect combination of lax and glam. Kion is perfect and gorgeous inside. The food is to die for, simply AMAZING great proportions, wonderful presentation, packed with flavor. The service was good, we were seated promptly. The menu is fab, I wanted everything on the menu. Not a familiar sushi eater, our questions were answered in detail. Pricing is fair. HIghly Recommended. Definitely going back!!!!!!! Kion will become your favorite!

Pros: Ambience and definitely THE FOOD!

Cons: no cons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Food is to die for and the service is impeccable!!......EVERYTHING is just super delicious!!! It won't be much longer til I head back there again for dinner! To think I was just there two nights ago! :) YUUUUUUMMMMYYYY!!! Love the place! The food! The drinks! :) VERY HAPPY:)

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★★★★☆

Food is to die for and the service is impeccable!!......EVERYTHING is just super delicious!!! It won't be much longer til I head back there again for dinner! To think I was just there two nights ago! :) YUUUUUUMMMMYYYY!!! Love the place! The food! The drinks! :) VERY HAPPY:)

Pros: everything

Cons: none

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A few friends and i went to Kion last Friday night and it is the coolest place i have ever been, and my friends would agree!! This place was just absolutely gorgeous and super hip. It really feels like a true hip underground NYC lounge. The lighting is crazy fun and you can telll that so much attention is paid to detail in this place! We didnt actually order food but did see the menu, which had sushi rolls, tapas and peruvian entrees. Looked like a great menu....but we were just there for the drinks, which were fantastic!! The customer service was impeccable! We were all truly impressed with how well they were taking care of us!! The new owner even stopped by to check on us twice!! That is pretty nice. We will definitely be visiting Kion again soon! This place is FABULOUS!!! oh...and there are gorgeous people everywhere, which is always fun!

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★★★★★

A few friends and i went to Kion last Friday night and it is the coolest place i have ever been, and my friends would agree!! This place was just absolutely gorgeous and super hip. It really feels like a true hip underground NYC lounge. The lighting is crazy fun and you can telll that so much attention is paid to detail in this place! We didnt actually order food but did see the menu, which had sushi rolls, tapas and peruvian entrees. Looked like a great menu....but we were just there for the drinks, which were fantastic!! The customer service was impeccable! We were all truly impressed with how well they were taking care of us!! The new owner even stopped by to check on us twice!! That is pretty nice. We will definitely be visiting Kion again soon! This place is FABULOUS!!! oh...and there are gorgeous people everywhere, which is always fun!

Pros: Super Hip Lounge--great customer service

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Fusion Asian, Peruvian food, sushi, tapas and more in a beautifully decorated restaurant. Everyone at our table was smiling as they tasted their appetizers and the smiles got broader as the entrees arrived. Yes, it is pricey, and the service is incredibly bad for such an expensive restaurant, but if you can get past that and just concentrate on the food, you will be happy dining here.

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★★★★☆

Fusion Asian, Peruvian food, sushi, tapas and more in a beautifully decorated restaurant. Everyone at our table was smiling as they tasted their appetizers and the smiles got broader as the entrees arrived. Yes, it is pricey, and the service is incredibly bad for such an expensive restaurant, but if you can get past that and just concentrate on the food, you will be happy dining here.

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A couple girlfriends and I went to Kion last weekend and we had a FABULOUS time!! We went for dinner but ended up hanging out there all night!!! Our food was delicious. We ordered a few tapas--one was zucchini filled with crab and cheese to die for--and we also ordered a few rolls for the table..one was called crouching tiger, i believe. It was so much fun having sushi and tapas together...plus they have the most interesting other fusion dishes!! But that was only the beginning of a spectacular evening! The people were beautiful, which is always nice, and the place is ridiculously cool with low fluorescent colored lights everywhere. This place is exactly what you would think a hip NYC lounge should be! And the new owner was around all evening checking on everybody to make sure they were having a great time!! We are going again tomorrow night!!

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★★★★★

A couple girlfriends and I went to Kion last weekend and we had a FABULOUS time!! We went for dinner but ended up hanging out there all night!!! Our food was delicious. We ordered a few tapas--one was zucchini filled with crab and cheese to die for--and we also ordered a few rolls for the table..one was called crouching tiger, i believe. It was so much fun having sushi and tapas together...plus they have the most interesting other fusion dishes!! But that was only the beginning of a spectacular evening! The people were beautiful, which is always nice, and the place is ridiculously cool with low fluorescent colored lights everywhere. This place is exactly what you would think a hip NYC lounge should be! And the new owner was around all evening checking on everybody to make sure they were having a great time!! We are going again tomorrow night!!

Pros: awesome NYC lounge...my favorite place...

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kion was a delight!!
food is simply amazing!!
decor is out of this world!
a first on peruvian cuisine...had only heard about the food being great and was not dissapionted at all.
service was also up to par even though restaurant was extremely busy.
great atmosphrere!!

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★★★★★

kion was a delight!!
food is simply amazing!!
decor is out of this world!
a first on peruvian cuisine...had only heard about the food being great and was not dissapionted at all.
service was also up to par even though restaurant was extremely busy.
great atmosphrere!!

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I have been to KION twice because I really like the rice chowder but I have to say service is quite BAD. The hostess & waiter were both very rude, I never saw a smile on their faces. We waited for 15 mins for our check. Sushi rolls are mediocre, not as good as other sushi places I have been to.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been to KION twice because I really like the rice chowder but I have to say service is quite BAD. The hostess & waiter were both very rude, I never saw a smile on their faces. We waited for 15 mins for our check. Sushi rolls are mediocre, not as good as other sushi places I have been to.

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I went to Kion for a group dinner this weekend and I must say the food was fabulous. I tried a variety of things - some sushi rolls, eel nigiri, Coco Tuna Ceviche and a cilantro based seafood soup. Everything was good, but the Cilantro based Seafood Soup was amazing! They did not skimp on the seafood at all - it was full of octopus, squid, mussels, clams - and the flavor was absolutely delicious. I really enjoyed my food! The service is really bad (they took forever and they kept getting our drink orders wrong; they were also very surly), but I would overlook that to enjoy the delicious food and the fun atmosphere there. The ambiance was gorgeous - for a large group, try to get the table where you can sit on the floor. Beware, after hours it becomes a club and they charge cover. On Saturday - at around 10:30/11pm the music was very electro/techno and it was populated by a lot of super Goth types so if that's not your season, wrap up your dinner by then.

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★★★★☆

I went to Kion for a group dinner this weekend and I must say the food was fabulous. I tried a variety of things - some sushi rolls, eel nigiri, Coco Tuna Ceviche and a cilantro based seafood soup. Everything was good, but the Cilantro based Seafood Soup was amazing! They did not skimp on the seafood at all - it was full of octopus, squid, mussels, clams - and the flavor was absolutely delicious. I really enjoyed my food! The service is really bad (they took forever and they kept getting our drink orders wrong; they were also very surly), but I would overlook that to enjoy the delicious food and the fun atmosphere there. The ambiance was gorgeous - for a large group, try to get the table where you can sit on the floor. Beware, after hours it becomes a club and they charge cover. On Saturday - at around 10:30/11pm the music was very electro/techno and it was populated by a lot of super Goth types so if that's not your season, wrap up your dinner by then.

Pros: Delicious Food, Beautiful Ambiance

Cons: Bad Service, Strange music afterhours

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I went to Kion last week for my boyfriend birthday party and I have to tell you it was perfect. Even though the place was very crowd and busy my friends and I were treated great! Not only food we ordered was delicious, very tasty but everything we asked for including drinks arrived to our table very quick. At the end of our dinner after our desert we were surprised with round of amazing shots which were sent to us by the manager. We had a very amazing time! We tried ceviche testing - WOW, zapallitos, ostras and couple of rolls. Just perfect! For a main course I recommend rib eye with gratin and sea bass. That's what I and my boyfriend had. He was very happy having his birthday celebrated over there. We stayed for couple of drinks after dinner and had great time! If you want to have a good time and drink in a classy environment, go to Kion!

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★★★★★

I went to Kion last week for my boyfriend birthday party and I have to tell you it was perfect. Even though the place was very crowd and busy my friends and I were treated great! Not only food we ordered was delicious, very tasty but everything we asked for including drinks arrived to our table very quick. At the end of our dinner after our desert we were surprised with round of amazing shots which were sent to us by the manager. We had a very amazing time! We tried ceviche testing - WOW, zapallitos, ostras and couple of rolls. Just perfect! For a main course I recommend rib eye with gratin and sea bass. That's what I and my boyfriend had. He was very happy having his birthday celebrated over there. We stayed for couple of drinks after dinner and had great time! If you want to have a good time and drink in a classy environment, go to Kion!

Pros: food and ambience

Cons: weekend - make reservation!

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went there for my sis' birthday~we made reservation so the tables and everything was already set up...it was a big group so they sat us at tataki room or something?! so it was cool...only our crew were there. there was a band or sth-great atmosphere...the foods are above great!! esp Spicy tuna tatare..the OYSTERS!! and the steak~~~the service was good too..100% will go back there again its a fun place!!

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★★★★★

went there for my sis' birthday~we made reservation so the tables and everything was already set up...it was a big group so they sat us at tataki room or something?! so it was cool...only our crew were there. there was a band or sth-great atmosphere...the foods are above great!! esp Spicy tuna tatare..the OYSTERS!! and the steak~~~the service was good too..100% will go back there again its a fun place!!

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nice decor, good food, friendly bartenders but i will NEVER order a mixed drink , our table was not ready so we decided to grab a drink at the bar while we were waiting and we saw the bartender pouring house vodka into a bottle of grey goose, it makes you wonder whats in all the other top shelf bottles especially if you are paying 10 to 12 dollars a drink so if you decide to go there stick with beer

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★★☆☆☆

nice decor, good food, friendly bartenders but i will NEVER order a mixed drink , our table was not ready so we decided to grab a drink at the bar while we were waiting and we saw the bartender pouring house vodka into a bottle of grey goose, it makes you wonder whats in all the other top shelf bottles especially if you are paying 10 to 12 dollars a drink so if you decide to go there stick with beer

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As i saw some of the negative reviews i was compelled to write one myself. i was very impressed with this restaurant lounge in the east village
they combine latin and asian fusion...food is amazanly delicious
service was also very good and the place was very very cozy.
we arrived around 630pm and we were a group of eight, the place was just getting busy...hostess was helpful and sat us promptly...around 9pm the place really filled in and as we were on dessert ...we were offered a bottle of champagne so the next table good be sat promptly and on time...not bad huh? waitstaff and mgnt really looked out...thank you guys

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★★★★★

As i saw some of the negative reviews i was compelled to write one myself. i was very impressed with this restaurant lounge in the east village
they combine latin and asian fusion...food is amazanly delicious
service was also very good and the place was very very cozy.
we arrived around 630pm and we were a group of eight, the place was just getting busy...hostess was helpful and sat us promptly...around 9pm the place really filled in and as we were on dessert ...we were offered a bottle of champagne so the next table good be sat promptly and on time...not bad huh? waitstaff and mgnt really looked out...thank you guys

Pros: food and drinks are amazing, exceptional service

Cons: gets really busy..

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Atmosphere is trendy and fun. Drinks are tasty. Food was Ehhh (boring and not very tasty)... Service is horrible. It took us over 10 minutes to get a glass of water. Then we had to wave someone down to take our orders. It then took over 30 minutes for us to get our real drinks and appetizers. Then over 1 hour to get our Entrees. On top of that, They forgot to make an entree for one of us. Then the waiter started to argue with the busboy in front of us at our table about the missing dish. I can't even remember how long it took for us to get our check. It seemed as though there was only one waiter and possibly he was even cooking our food at the same time. On a slow Wed night. Good Luck if you plan on eating there. You'd be better off just hanging out by the bar for drinks.

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★★☆☆☆

Atmosphere is trendy and fun. Drinks are tasty. Food was Ehhh (boring and not very tasty)... Service is horrible. It took us over 10 minutes to get a glass of water. Then we had to wave someone down to take our orders. It then took over 30 minutes for us to get our real drinks and appetizers. Then over 1 hour to get our Entrees. On top of that, They forgot to make an entree for one of us. Then the waiter started to argue with the busboy in front of us at our table about the missing dish. I can't even remember how long it took for us to get our check. It seemed as though there was only one waiter and possibly he was even cooking our food at the same time. On a slow Wed night. Good Luck if you plan on eating there. You'd be better off just hanging out by the bar for drinks.

Pros: Trendy Atmosphere, Tasty Drinks

Cons: Waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, and more waiting in every possible aspects.

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This place is probably fun as a bar/lounge after hours, but the restaurant was a disappointment. Our waitress was rude and unattentive. The food is interesting and tasted fine, but nothing exceptional. At this price range, I expected better. Would have been a better experience if the service was up to par. I may stop by Kion again for a drink because at least their lounge area and cocktail list is great. They should really hire friendlier servers though.

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★★☆☆☆

This place is probably fun as a bar/lounge after hours, but the restaurant was a disappointment. Our waitress was rude and unattentive. The food is interesting and tasted fine, but nothing exceptional. At this price range, I expected better. Would have been a better experience if the service was up to par. I may stop by Kion again for a drink because at least their lounge area and cocktail list is great. They should really hire friendlier servers though.

Pros: drinks, funky decor

Cons: service was horrible, food was average

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So I live around the corner from this place, and I loved it until I met one of the co-owners. This was the place I always took friends & visitors...it combines my two favorite cuisines, latin & japanese. Anytime I've been, the food has been good...the female bartenders have attitudes, but the rest of the staff has been great. The last time I went, a friend and I ordered plenty of drinks and food. We paid the bill but were finishing up our drinks...within ten minutes, this man asks us to leave our table because "we didn't originally have a reservation, and so we had to get up because someone with a reservation was waiting for the table". He wasn't apologetic about it, he wasn't nice about it. Very matter of fact he pretty much said "get up". I've been there many times, spent a lot of money there, and that is the type of treatment you'll get if you don't have a reservation. I haven't been back since...and don't plan on going back.

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★★★☆☆

So I live around the corner from this place, and I loved it until I met one of the co-owners. This was the place I always took friends & visitors...it combines my two favorite cuisines, latin & japanese. Anytime I've been, the food has been good...the female bartenders have attitudes, but the rest of the staff has been great. The last time I went, a friend and I ordered plenty of drinks and food. We paid the bill but were finishing up our drinks...within ten minutes, this man asks us to leave our table because "we didn't originally have a reservation, and so we had to get up because someone with a reservation was waiting for the table". He wasn't apologetic about it, he wasn't nice about it. Very matter of fact he pretty much said "get up". I've been there many times, spent a lot of money there, and that is the type of treatment you'll get if you don't have a reservation. I haven't been back since...and don't plan on going back.

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I ate here on my bday with about 5 friends. The food was great (13 diff ceviches), drinks were good, and music was nice. We were looking over the large room and the area looked really pretty and had its own bar with cool lights. I left a fan and all of my friends kept asking how did I find this place.

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★★★★★

I ate here on my bday with about 5 friends. The food was great (13 diff ceviches), drinks were good, and music was nice. We were looking over the large room and the area looked really pretty and had its own bar with cool lights. I left a fan and all of my friends kept asking how did I find this place.

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I found the food at Kion to be quite delicious, but I was turned off by the service! There only seemed to be one waiter in the restaurant and he was pulling double duty as a host and waiter. He was very abrupt and never checked on my friend and I even once to see how we liked our meal. The busboys were way friendlier and more helpful than our so called waiter. The place is also out of the way if like me, you don't live in LES. There are nicer places in NYC that combine quality food with great service! Kion's not worth the commute!

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★★★☆☆

I found the food at Kion to be quite delicious, but I was turned off by the service! There only seemed to be one waiter in the restaurant and he was pulling double duty as a host and waiter. He was very abrupt and never checked on my friend and I even once to see how we liked our meal. The busboys were way friendlier and more helpful than our so called waiter. The place is also out of the way if like me, you don't live in LES. There are nicer places in NYC that combine quality food with great service! Kion's not worth the commute!

Pros: Food

Cons: Service, Chairs are uncomfortable, loud

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I have been going to Kion for years now and am never disappointed. The drinks are amazing, the fish is fresh and the entire menu is inventive and delicious. Most people are confused when they see "Peruvian Sushi" but they have the classic maki(rolls) and sashimi along with great twists like adding things like pears and goat cheese to the maki. With so many restaurants in the EV it sometimes hard to choose but Kion is always at the top of my list. Enjoy!

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★★★★★

I have been going to Kion for years now and am never disappointed. The drinks are amazing, the fish is fresh and the entire menu is inventive and delicious. Most people are confused when they see "Peruvian Sushi" but they have the classic maki(rolls) and sashimi along with great twists like adding things like pears and goat cheese to the maki. With so many restaurants in the EV it sometimes hard to choose but Kion is always at the top of my list. Enjoy!

Pros: Sushi, Drinks, Tapas

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A group of us recently went to Kion for dinner and drinks. The entrees were tasty but just warm and the appetizers were interesting but you were lucky or unlucky with them. The drinks were not good at all. The drink menu looked great so we tried several drinks but for the most part they arrived warm. A friend ordered the same drink twice, the first time she got the drink it was great, the second time she got the drink it was horrible. In my opinion Kion didn't handle the large group well. It kind of ruins the night when your drink is warm and it just doesn't taste right and your food arrives and it is just only warm. Ice cold great tasting drinks and hot food usually makes for a great night.

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★★★☆☆

A group of us recently went to Kion for dinner and drinks. The entrees were tasty but just warm and the appetizers were interesting but you were lucky or unlucky with them. The drinks were not good at all. The drink menu looked great so we tried several drinks but for the most part they arrived warm. A friend ordered the same drink twice, the first time she got the drink it was great, the second time she got the drink it was horrible. In my opinion Kion didn't handle the large group well. It kind of ruins the night when your drink is warm and it just doesn't taste right and your food arrives and it is just only warm. Ice cold great tasting drinks and hot food usually makes for a great night.

Cons: Warm drinks

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I chose KION to celebrate my husband's "Surprise 40th Bday" Dinner. There were 14 of us. Everything that could possibly go wrong, went wrong. Let me first preface by saying that I met with the, "Event Coordinator" for about an hour going over all the details of my party the week before and we spoke several times after that by phone. I was told that the price I was paying per person included all drinks on their cocktail menu, NOT TRUE, we could not have ANY TOP SHELF LIQUOR. I was told the area where my guests and I were going to be seated was ours "exclusively", NOT TRUE. We were literally squished into 2 tables. I was told that there were going to hire more staff so that my guests would be well taken care of, NOT TRUE. We had to wait too long for drinks. Many of my guests ordered the skirt steak and some complained that the steak was either, too over cooked, too under cooked, not edible! By the way, this is the first time I ever reviewed a restaurant. I couldn't wait to share my experience with everyone!

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★★☆☆☆

I chose KION to celebrate my husband's "Surprise 40th Bday" Dinner. There were 14 of us. Everything that could possibly go wrong, went wrong. Let me first preface by saying that I met with the, "Event Coordinator" for about an hour going over all the details of my party the week before and we spoke several times after that by phone. I was told that the price I was paying per person included all drinks on their cocktail menu, NOT TRUE, we could not have ANY TOP SHELF LIQUOR. I was told the area where my guests and I were going to be seated was ours "exclusively", NOT TRUE. We were literally squished into 2 tables. I was told that there were going to hire more staff so that my guests would be well taken care of, NOT TRUE. We had to wait too long for drinks. Many of my guests ordered the skirt steak and some complained that the steak was either, too over cooked, too under cooked, not edible! By the way, this is the first time I ever reviewed a restaurant. I couldn't wait to share my experience with everyone!

Pros: DECOR

Cons: PARKING, SERVICE

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The food here is really tasty and fun - a great combination of asian and latin dishes. The portions are just right and the flavors do not dissapoint. This place is a great value and I think they even have a "happy hour" deal earlier in the evening which we missed out on. The space is not what I typical enjoy in restaurants, but we had a great time anyway.

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★★★★★

The food here is really tasty and fun - a great combination of asian and latin dishes. The portions are just right and the flavors do not dissapoint. This place is a great value and I think they even have a "happy hour" deal earlier in the evening which we missed out on. The space is not what I typical enjoy in restaurants, but we had a great time anyway.

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I have my fair share of ceviches and other Asian fusion food, I LOVED this place. went there with my friends for a birthday dinner. We had a great time. The drinks kept coming and the food was really good. WE had several rolls that were do good, the paella was amazing. Its better to share a bunch of tapas than the whole individual meal. Really cute ambiance and really nice servers. The service is abit slow. but it was really busy on Saturday night so I dont blame them. And the food was well worth the wait so I didnt mind the wait.

2
★★★★★

I have my fair share of ceviches and other Asian fusion food, I LOVED this place. went there with my friends for a birthday dinner. We had a great time. The drinks kept coming and the food was really good. WE had several rolls that were do good, the paella was amazing. Its better to share a bunch of tapas than the whole individual meal. Really cute ambiance and really nice servers. The service is abit slow. but it was really busy on Saturday night so I dont blame them. And the food was well worth the wait so I didnt mind the wait.

Pros: Amazing food, great ambiance

Cons: Service is slow

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I really enjoyed this restaurant and actuall felt desmayed to read some of these horrendous reviews. The service is about as good as can be expected for NYC, honestly. I mean if you think about it, all the waiters and waitresses don't want to flippin' be there anyway, so frankly i NEVER expect picture perfect customer service with a smile. I just kind of expect for them to get my order right. so, on that count, task completed kion. At any rate, the food makes you forget any bad service you may have encountered. It's lovely to look at, even better to taste, and to me, rather generous in portion size comparable to price. I went twice, and both times i really enjoyed my meal, without feeling like i'd ingested a mack truck afterward. I think, however, that the restaurant turns into a completely different animal at night. My friends and I left at the end of a long leisurely meal, and without our noticing it, the restaurant began to fill up with hipsters and trendy NYU folk. If the bar gets as crowded as they say, then service cannot help but suffer, so if you go to kion, go in the early evening between 5pm and 8pm. Also, don't order the gimlet, its grossly too sweet. Can't wait to go back and have a caiprhinna or however the hell you spell that thing...

2
★★★★★

I really enjoyed this restaurant and actuall felt desmayed to read some of these horrendous reviews. The service is about as good as can be expected for NYC, honestly. I mean if you think about it, all the waiters and waitresses don't want to flippin' be there anyway, so frankly i NEVER expect picture perfect customer service with a smile. I just kind of expect for them to get my order right. so, on that count, task completed kion. At any rate, the food makes you forget any bad service you may have encountered. It's lovely to look at, even better to taste, and to me, rather generous in portion size comparable to price. I went twice, and both times i really enjoyed my meal, without feeling like i'd ingested a mack truck afterward. I think, however, that the restaurant turns into a completely different animal at night. My friends and I left at the end of a long leisurely meal, and without our noticing it, the restaurant began to fill up with hipsters and trendy NYU folk. If the bar gets as crowded as they say, then service cannot help but suffer, so if you go to kion, go in the early evening between 5pm and 8pm. Also, don't order the gimlet, its grossly too sweet. Can't wait to go back and have a caiprhinna or however the hell you spell that thing...

Pros: food food food!

Cons: Sweet drinks, possibly surly service, still have to review the play by play...

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Atmoshere was very futuristic and trendy. Great place for people wanting to try something a little more than typical Japanese/sushi.
We had a party of 5 and the waiter didn't mind splittling the check for us. Friendly staff, very helpful with the menu.
We all left stuffed! There entree's are gigantic!
Lots of funny, a little noisy.
Definitely would recommend!

2
★★★★☆

Atmoshere was very futuristic and trendy. Great place for people wanting to try something a little more than typical Japanese/sushi.
We had a party of 5 and the waiter didn't mind splittling the check for us. Friendly staff, very helpful with the menu.
We all left stuffed! There entree's are gigantic!
Lots of funny, a little noisy.
Definitely would recommend!

Pros: Large portions, prompt service

Cons: noisy for intimate setting

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I went here for my birthday on a tuesday, early in the evening. The service is slow, so if you want an in-out experience, this is not the place, but if you want to sit and enjoy a delicious meal and good drinks this is a great place to do it. The ceviche is outstanding, try the the coco loco, it's fantastic. the Roll we had was great too, and the filet mingon was also really really good. To be fair, the waitress knew we were not in a hurry so she gave us plenty of time, and my drink was never empty before she came to get me a new one. Also if you let them know you're in a rush i'm sure they would oblidge. Point is, I wanted good Ceviche for my birthday and this place delivered above and beyond.

2
★★★★☆

I went here for my birthday on a tuesday, early in the evening. The service is slow, so if you want an in-out experience, this is not the place, but if you want to sit and enjoy a delicious meal and good drinks this is a great place to do it. The ceviche is outstanding, try the the coco loco, it's fantastic. the Roll we had was great too, and the filet mingon was also really really good. To be fair, the waitress knew we were not in a hurry so she gave us plenty of time, and my drink was never empty before she came to get me a new one. Also if you let them know you're in a rush i'm sure they would oblidge. Point is, I wanted good Ceviche for my birthday and this place delivered above and beyond.

Pros: delicious, nice atmosphere, good strong drinks, delicious

Cons: slightly slow service

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We organized a party for 20 people on a Saturday night. We were promised an upstairs private area with a private waitress who would tend to our friends. When we arrived, the manager said there was a change of plans and now we would have the downstairs area--intermixed with another prior party! Additionally, the bartender for that area would not be there until midnight. This for a party advertised to start at 10pm. After a number of friends arrived around 11pm, the manager sent a waiter our way who took drink orders individually, but would not allow for individual payment. Hence, when I paid with credit card at the end, it was not made clear to me that there was already a 20% tip added to the subtotal. When I asked if tip was included, I got an indication of no from the waiter. I added 20% on top of the grand total and only realized when I got home what had happened. Of course, when I called the manager, he completely blamed me. He didn't apologize for changing the agenda on us, and would not reverse the charge. Complete rip-off. On top of this, we had to mix our party with the others in the area--not what we were promised ahead of time. We also ate dinner there, and the food was just average at best. (Of course, that bill had an "error" on it too. ) I just can't stand when bars try to take advantage of people in dimly-lit areas who have had a few drinks. Eat and drink there at your own risk.

0
★☆☆☆☆

We organized a party for 20 people on a Saturday night. We were promised an upstairs private area with a private waitress who would tend to our friends. When we arrived, the manager said there was a change of plans and now we would have the downstairs area--intermixed with another prior party! Additionally, the bartender for that area would not be there until midnight. This for a party advertised to start at 10pm. After a number of friends arrived around 11pm, the manager sent a waiter our way who took drink orders individually, but would not allow for individual payment. Hence, when I paid with credit card at the end, it was not made clear to me that there was already a 20% tip added to the subtotal. When I asked if tip was included, I got an indication of no from the waiter. I added 20% on top of the grand total and only realized when I got home what had happened. Of course, when I called the manager, he completely blamed me. He didn't apologize for changing the agenda on us, and would not reverse the charge. Complete rip-off. On top of this, we had to mix our party with the others in the area--not what we were promised ahead of time. We also ate dinner there, and the food was just average at best. (Of course, that bill had an "error" on it too. ) I just can't stand when bars try to take advantage of people in dimly-lit areas who have had a few drinks. Eat and drink there at your own risk.

Pros: Not trendy, so easy to get into

Cons: Billing is suspect, big parties are susceptible to last-minute changes

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I was drawn to the fusion cuisine and loungey photo so I went with a couple of girlfriends one Tuesday night. It wasn't crowded at all but there were enough people to not feel like we were the only people on the planet. the food was really good - we started with a couple sushi rolls and then got entrees. The place is super cute and the bar is pretty big so it doesn't look like you'd be crammed in if there's a wait. I would like to go back on a night when there might be more 'action' but since some of the reviews say it's too busy and the service can be slow when it's crowded, maybe it's best to go on a less popular night. either way, will definitely come back.

2
★★★★☆

I was drawn to the fusion cuisine and loungey photo so I went with a couple of girlfriends one Tuesday night. It wasn't crowded at all but there were enough people to not feel like we were the only people on the planet. the food was really good - we started with a couple sushi rolls and then got entrees. The place is super cute and the bar is pretty big so it doesn't look like you'd be crammed in if there's a wait. I would like to go back on a night when there might be more 'action' but since some of the reviews say it's too busy and the service can be slow when it's crowded, maybe it's best to go on a less popular night. either way, will definitely come back.

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this week i ended up in trying two of the peruvian restaurants in the city.
the food here is incredible
never eaten so good.
must try the infused rolls and the variation of tapas
very impressed by the large selection.

2
★★★★★

this week i ended up in trying two of the peruvian restaurants in the city.
the food here is incredible
never eaten so good.
must try the infused rolls and the variation of tapas
very impressed by the large selection.

Pros: large selection to pick from

Cons: parking

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Just wanted to note that right after a negative review, there were a number of perfect reviews that immediately followed. All of these reviews were created on the same day or within a day or two, all of them were written by people with usernames that were constructed similarly (i.e. all contained a common first name in the username), and none of the users had previously (or since) written a single other restaurant review. I was trying to figure whether or not to come here when I noticed this pattern, which seemed a little suspect on the surface. I have never been to this restaurant, so I cannot offer any positive or negative commentary on the food, but I thought I would point it out to other readers.

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★★★☆☆

Just wanted to note that right after a negative review, there were a number of perfect reviews that immediately followed. All of these reviews were created on the same day or within a day or two, all of them were written by people with usernames that were constructed similarly (i.e. all contained a common first name in the username), and none of the users had previously (or since) written a single other restaurant review. I was trying to figure whether or not to come here when I noticed this pattern, which seemed a little suspect on the surface. I have never been to this restaurant, so I cannot offer any positive or negative commentary on the food, but I thought I would point it out to other readers.

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I went there last weekend and I have to tell you that it's a very cool place. Food taste very special and unforgettable . You can enjoy japanese cousine simplicity with peruvian 'caliente' touch. Frienly crew will make you feel special that you are going to come back for sure! . I definitely will. And don't forget to try their coctails;-))). Highly recomended.

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★★★☆☆

I went there last weekend and I have to tell you that it's a very cool place. Food taste very special and unforgettable . You can enjoy japanese cousine simplicity with peruvian 'caliente' touch. Frienly crew will make you feel special that you are going to come back for sure! . I definitely will. And don't forget to try their coctails;-))). Highly recomended.

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Great, fresh food, south american rythms and various mojitos - that's my favorite spot in the village. Stop by with your friends and try, you will get addicted like me!!!

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★★★★★

Great, fresh food, south american rythms and various mojitos - that's my favorite spot in the village. Stop by with your friends and try, you will get addicted like me!!!

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wow. the ceviche here is fresh and exciting and beautiful and delicious.....i'd recommend this to any true ceviche lover. lots of traditional ceviches but some original things and great japanese fusion items.....i gotta mention the coco tuna for its taste and presentation. the service isn't what you come to this place for....its the food.

2
★★★★★

wow. the ceviche here is fresh and exciting and beautiful and delicious.....i'd recommend this to any true ceviche lover. lots of traditional ceviches but some original things and great japanese fusion items.....i gotta mention the coco tuna for its taste and presentation. the service isn't what you come to this place for....its the food.

Pros: ceviche is fresh & delicious

Cons: service is whatever

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I went to kion after reading a good review about it awhile back and it was a terrible mistake. Of our group of 5, 4 of us got sick, and we all ordered different dishes. Really, a terrible way to spend the weekend

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to kion after reading a good review about it awhile back and it was a terrible mistake. Of our group of 5, 4 of us got sick, and we all ordered different dishes. Really, a terrible way to spend the weekend

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I went to Kion few times and I really love this place. The Sushi rolls and martinis are to die for! Great choices of drinks. I have been there few times and I was always treated very well. The hostess in the weekends is very cute and smiley, which makes us always feel good from the start. Prompt service and not long waiting for the food, even when it's crowded. You can create your dinner out of appetizers or tapas although main courses are very tasty as well. Going back this weekend with my friends again!

2
★★★★★

I went to Kion few times and I really love this place. The Sushi rolls and martinis are to die for! Great choices of drinks. I have been there few times and I was always treated very well. The hostess in the weekends is very cute and smiley, which makes us always feel good from the start. Prompt service and not long waiting for the food, even when it's crowded. You can create your dinner out of appetizers or tapas although main courses are very tasty as well. Going back this weekend with my friends again!

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What a tremendous time I had the other Saturday night @ Kion. This little hotspot was recommended by a friend and it lived up to expectations. The drinks were mixed to perfection, and the food left me wanting more. I will definitely return to this hot spot again and again.

2
★★★★★

What a tremendous time I had the other Saturday night @ Kion. This little hotspot was recommended by a friend and it lived up to expectations. The drinks were mixed to perfection, and the food left me wanting more. I will definitely return to this hot spot again and again.

Pros: Pisco & Ceviche

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kion has the best ceviches in new york, the tapas are great also. the piscosour is made with high quality peruvian pisco ,and for a moment i felt like i was back in peru. The place is beatiful and the service was great.

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★★★☆☆

kion has the best ceviches in new york, the tapas are great also. the piscosour is made with high quality peruvian pisco ,and for a moment i felt like i was back in peru. The place is beatiful and the service was great.

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We went there last weekend for a dinner. with my 3 girlfriends. Wow what a mix! Japanese food with a touch of peruvian cusine. Perfect combination followed with a few pisco sours or mojitos ;-))) Excellent food good service.

2
★★★★★

We went there last weekend for a dinner. with my 3 girlfriends. Wow what a mix! Japanese food with a touch of peruvian cusine. Perfect combination followed with a few pisco sours or mojitos ;-))) Excellent food good service.

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THEY ARE SERVING THE BEST CEVICHES IN THE CITY! AND THEIR CRISPY OYSTERS ....HMMMMM... WE LOVE IT! DEFINITELY WILL COME BACK ;-)

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★★★★★

THEY ARE SERVING THE BEST CEVICHES IN THE CITY! AND THEIR CRISPY OYSTERS ....HMMMMM... WE LOVE IT! DEFINITELY WILL COME BACK ;-)

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better than sushi samba,
didnt think that was possible but was wrong
food is great,
place is beautiful

2
★★★★★

better than sushi samba,
didnt think that was possible but was wrong
food is great,
place is beautiful

Pros: everything

Cons: crowded...bit of a wait even with reservation

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Funny when you read these reviews while they are interesting you still don't listen and decide you would like to try the place just to make sure. Well we should have listened to the overwhelming reviews about worst experience ever. Last night a group of 10 of us tried to celebrate our friends birthday at Kion. What a nightmare. We were seated in our own little room which was fine except that it was so dark they had a "black light spotlight" shining on our table for us to see. After waiting for OVER 30 minutes for water we finally received our martinis and mojitos which were pure sugar with not much alcohol at all. It took extremely long to get our food and when it arrived, half of our group didnt get what they ordered and there was no dressing on salad- which we asked for 6 times. Bottom line- this place is unorganized, distasteful, staff could care less about our dining experience or our friend's Birthday. NO happy in this birthday!

0
★☆☆☆☆

Funny when you read these reviews while they are interesting you still don't listen and decide you would like to try the place just to make sure. Well we should have listened to the overwhelming reviews about worst experience ever. Last night a group of 10 of us tried to celebrate our friends birthday at Kion. What a nightmare. We were seated in our own little room which was fine except that it was so dark they had a "black light spotlight" shining on our table for us to see. After waiting for OVER 30 minutes for water we finally received our martinis and mojitos which were pure sugar with not much alcohol at all. It took extremely long to get our food and when it arrived, half of our group didnt get what they ordered and there was no dressing on salad- which we asked for 6 times. Bottom line- this place is unorganized, distasteful, staff could care less about our dining experience or our friend's Birthday. NO happy in this birthday!

Pros: interior

Cons: service, food, drinks, everything

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Attended a business event at Kion last weekend, the service, food and ambiance was outstanding. I would highly recommend this little hot spot to my business associates and friends. To be quite honest, the best part of the night was when I ventured to the main bar. What a beautiful crowd. I will definitely come back, especially for the ceviche tasting grande.

2
★★★★★

Attended a business event at Kion last weekend, the service, food and ambiance was outstanding. I would highly recommend this little hot spot to my business associates and friends. To be quite honest, the best part of the night was when I ventured to the main bar. What a beautiful crowd. I will definitely come back, especially for the ceviche tasting grande.

Pros: Food.

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to get to the point
the place is beautiful, the food is delicious and the service was great
our server really went out of his way recommending to us certain dishes.
ceviche was the best i have ever eaten.
the tuna steak was a little on the unseasoned side but the rice and beans it came with was spectacular.
reccomend you give this restaurant a try.

2
★★★★★

to get to the point
the place is beautiful, the food is delicious and the service was great
our server really went out of his way recommending to us certain dishes.
ceviche was the best i have ever eaten.
the tuna steak was a little on the unseasoned side but the rice and beans it came with was spectacular.
reccomend you give this restaurant a try.

Pros: service ...food and ambience

Cons: bar a little to crowded, be prepared to wait even though you have reservations

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I would not recommend this restaurant to an enemy. My family and I went here for dinner. Our 8:30 diner reservation turned into a three and a half hour dining nightmare. The service was horrific. Our first course took over and hour to receive. The server stopped coming to our table so we were ordering our drinks from the hostess. The food was worse than the service. Of the five of use, two people did not eat their meal because of the poor quality. The manager attempted to remedy the situation with desserts "on the house." You can imagine our surprise when the desserts "on the house" appeared on our bill.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I would not recommend this restaurant to an enemy. My family and I went here for dinner. Our 8:30 diner reservation turned into a three and a half hour dining nightmare. The service was horrific. Our first course took over and hour to receive. The server stopped coming to our table so we were ordering our drinks from the hostess. The food was worse than the service. Of the five of use, two people did not eat their meal because of the poor quality. The manager attempted to remedy the situation with desserts "on the house." You can imagine our surprise when the desserts "on the house" appeared on our bill.

Pros: Zero

Cons: Everything

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i'm from brazil ..
first time in n.y. we went in kion lounge it's was amazing beautifull people nice brazilian music
the staff was happy
i honestly fell in love with the food and the over all space.

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★★★★★

i'm from brazil ..
first time in n.y. we went in kion lounge it's was amazing beautifull people nice brazilian music
the staff was happy
i honestly fell in love with the food and the over all space.

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overpriced food with bad quality

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overpriced food with bad quality

 

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