Kona Grill - Dallas
Kona Grill - Dallas
  • Address:
    8687 North Central Expressway
    North Park Center
    Dallas, TX 75225
    Neighborhood:
    Park Cities
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Kona Grill - Dallas

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.konagrill.com/
  • Phone: 2143697600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Central Express Way
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Kona Grill - Dallas
Kona Grill offers diners freshly prepared food, personalized service, and a warm contemporary ambiance that creates an exceptional, yet affordable dining experience.
The diverse menu includes a wide variety of mainstream American dishes, as well as a variety of entrees and appetizers with an international influence. Specialties include Baked Sea Bass in a miso-sake marinade, Filets, Almond Crusted Pork Tenderloin, and Kona Grill's signature dish - Macadamia Nut Chicken.
Kona Grill also features an award-winning sushi menu containing all of the traditional favorites plus several unique dishes created by talented sushi chefs.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Kona Grill - Dallas reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (15)good for groups (14)fit for foodies (9)great for outdoor dining (7)special occasion (7)vibrant bar scene (6)hot spot (5)late-night find (4)romantic (4)neighborhood gem (4)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • It's okay...
    JRTraveler
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    It's really a chain restaurant and it's okay...but I would not go out of my way to go back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disaster
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Well lets just say I have been here before and the second time wasn't a charm. Our server was seriously a space cadet. We received our appetizer before we even got our drinks. We both ordered the Sea Bass (pretty tasty). We the Server Delivered our food he brought 1 plate. I guess he forgot to put in my Date's order? So while my date ate her food I waited 20 mins to get my meal. The Place was a zoo but come on I had to wait over an hour before I received my dinner.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty Food with a Fun Atmosphere
    AlanVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Kona is always a top notch location to meet with friends, grab some good food and catch up!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kona Delivers Again
    AlanVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We regularly go to Kona for a tasty, energetic meal. Kona delivers every single time without question.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girlfriend lunch
    OCgirlfriends
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Eight girlfriends met here and were seated comfortably in one round booth in the corner. We could hear everyone talk, which almost never is the case. We meet once a month. The menu had so many great choices and everyone was pleased with their food. Our reservation was at 12:30; it wasn't crowded and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lalakers24
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Valerie our server was very attentive and full of suggestions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappointed
    SushiFanatic
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was my third time dining here and I have absolutely no complaints about the food or overall service. Everyone was courteous and helpful and my group thoroughly enjoyed their meals. I will definitely return
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great variety/delicious/worth it
    Joeyrember
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We went for a bachelor party, there were 8 of us, and no one had been to Kona Grill before. It was very delicious! We all had something different for each course, every dish blew us away! All 7 sushi rolls we had were great, all 8 different entrees Did not disappoint, and the desserts were incredibly huge, and just as good! The waiter, I can't remember his name (shaved head with a curly spot left behind his ear) was informative, helpful, the drinks were kept filled. Major props to the hosts, waiter, cooks and chefs, everything was great! I'll definitely be back, and I've already started recommending it to friends. In fact, I think a group of us are planning on going back in a month! If you're reading this, you know what's for dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's in the mall
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    And I should have been wary as there were a lot of empty tables. I've enjoyed all types of food all over the world but the sauces and seasonings were so strange in their pairings the food was almost inedible.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My Birthday Dinner on July 5th
    Fireworks4Dinner
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    OMG! I had such a great time at Kona Grill-Dallas! The hostesses were very attentive and knowledgeable about my party and were very eager to make sure I was happy with the table selection and location. The server was beyond experienced with handling a large group! I ordered a flatbread for my appetizer, and for dinner I had Shrimp Tempura AND Softshell Crab Rolls - both were AMAZEBALLS!! My server also provided me with a Double Shot Coconut Rum Mojito that was out of this world. My family devoured their Pulled Pork Sliders and Chicken Macadamia Nut dishes and Strawberry Margaritas!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 259 reviews are from the Kona Grill - Dallas reviews archive.
  • Always Awesome!
    KMcCalip
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We love the variety of the menu-- something for everyone. Just walk through the dining room and you will want to try what you see on other people's tables. Easy to find a favorite item too. We're now addicted to the pork tenderloin and the calamari. Service is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kona rocks!
    AussiekoalaVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Kona Grill at Northpark is usually consistent. The sushi was good, although the shrimp in the tempora roll was mushy. It usually is crisp and recently cooked to order. I think they ran shrimp that was sitting there as we came in at 2:00 pm. The avocado egg rolls were incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed Father's Day Lunch
    guitarguy62
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had a great experience for father's day. The staff was great and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, but not good for groups
    MrsBurrisVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Went to Kona Grill for a sales meeting payoff. Everyone loved the exotic drinks, the menu, and especially the sushi. Desserts were fantastic and generous. The wait staff was fun and attentive. The problem was getting seated. I had gone to the restaurant the day before to make sure they could seat our group of 14. I was assured there would not be a problem. On the day of the luncheon, although 12 of our party were ready to be seated, they would not seat us even though the restaurant was completely EMPTY! It took me 20 minutes of talking to the hostess and manager before being seated. Even when we left, only four other tables had been taken. I understand company policy, but common sense and hospitality should take precedence.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Dixie
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The food is awesome. The only Polynesian food I am aware of in the area. Ambience is terrible. Loud and screaming people in the restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great service
    BrotherB
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Visit soon and often. The food was good, sushi tasted fresh and flavorful. Our server made the meal though. She made us feel like a guest in her home. Chantal is clearly on top of her game. Thanks for a great evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Experience
    FoodLovr84
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My two friends and I met at Kona Grill for dinner and drinks before seeing a movie at NorthPark Mall. The atmosphere was great, the bar was busy but we had great service, and when our table was ready or waitress was wonderful and our food was terrific. I recommend the Las Vegas roll. It was my favorite. Overall we had a great experience, and I would recommend it to everyone looking for delicious sushi.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Met friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The food was awesome. We were seated right in time. Our server was very attentive, almost too much. We love this restaurant! I would not recommend it for romantic dinner, it is just too loud but everything else is outstanding.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, as usual
    Ryan
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Met with a business group at Kona because our regular location was booked that day. As usual, the food was great and the atmosphere was quiet enough that you could have a normal conversation with no issues.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Better options nearby
    kvereview
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Given the diversity of restaurants in Dallas I would give Kona Grill a pass. The food was very ordinary yet the price was in line with far better restaurants. Won't go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day with Girlfriend
    Rubbery
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We ordered the Mother's Day Special. I ordered the clam chowder and she ordered the Chicken Chili. They were both delicious. When we got The steak and Lobster tail mine was good. Her Steak was supposed to be cooked medium well and it turned out Medium rare. Then her Lobster was rubbery. She would not even touch it. The carrot cake was cold and did not taste fresh. Luckily my gift took away from the experience.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slow Twice is not Nice
    RCMII
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was my second time at the Kona Gril, and it was the second time it was slow in service and the servers both times seem to make rookie mistakes. My wife asked if they had sweet tea, the reply was "we have tea with sweetner" meaning no. Should of just said no or "no we only have unsweet tea. My wife gets tea and we had to ask three times to get the sweetner. The food was good to very good, they have a great menu that is unique to the area, but like I said both times I have been there our appitizer was comped because the food was slow getting to the table. We may go again, but it will be a while.
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  • A very good find in a great mall.
    Mrziggie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We really enjoyed our meal at Kona Grill. They have a very good menu with plenty of choices. The sushi was very good as was the jambalaya and Salmon. The menu and device were excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service, Food Great - drinks so-so
    Teri
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Went for a Mother's Day dinner with family. Food and service was great as always but two things were not. The taste if the water was musty and my extra dirty martini was blah.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food; delayed seating
    Lynette
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My only issue is that we had 6:15pm reservations on a Saturday night and even with reservations it took over 30 minutes to be seated. Wasn't a big deal as we weren't in a rush but...longer than I had anticipated considering we had early evening reservations.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Tacos
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Stopped there for lunch while at NorthPark. Great place. Great service. Really enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth it
    RareReview
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Even though it's at the mall, the food is great and the atmosphere is fun! Not a first date place, but definitely a place worth checking out
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick and tasty
    Anna5275
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    This is a great restaurant that is inside the mall. Great sushi and I love the basil pesto pasta dish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Business Lunches
    yogagal
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Kona Grill is our go-to restaurant for business lunches. We frequently take clients there from out of town. The food is always excellent, the service always attentive, and the atmosphere is casual, but classy. Also great for a date, entertaining visiting friends or family, or any reason you might have to visit an upscale restaurant. They also have some very nice options for special dietary needs (vegetarian, gluten free, etc.).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the food, service is just ok
    melrosegal
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We love eating at Kona grill. They have a great menu and a great happy hour. Our only complaint is that the service in the restaurant is consistently slow and forgetful. The last three visits have been sub par, as far as service which was disappointing when we were out with family and friends.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love Kona sushi!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Group of 3 was quickly seated. Food and wine were ordered and delivered efficiently. One of our group is not fond of sushi and easily found a yummy substitute. The noise level was very high--the only negative for the evening. It was hard to talk.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Place to Enjoy Tasty Food
    AlanVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We've been to Kona Grill more times than I can count and it is always a tasty time with great friends!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I enjoyed the atmosphere,
    Unempressed
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I enjoyed the atmosphere, however the pricing didn't match the expected quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time, Great Experience
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Our first time there, and the food was very good. We had a booth in the corner of the restaurant, which was quiet and romantic. The manager stopped by to check on us and when he found out it was our first time there, gave us a complimentary dessert! We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Birthday Must!
    mitcholatta
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Every year my best friend and I celebrate our birthdays with sushi and drinks at Kona and a walk around North Park. Their sushi is unique and always tastes super fresh. My favorite drink is the Raspberry Martini thing (sorry can't remember the exact name). two of those and I need to sit through a movie before driving home, and I usually have 3 because they are THAT GOOD! Great atmosphere and the servers are always very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It could be better...
    blueriver
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    My family and I dine here all the time and everything has always been awesome! This time...we ordered similar food except the fried rice is uncooked. It's still raw and crunchy. The server replaced it but it's still taste the same. The restaurant just need to be more careful when cooking the rice. That's the only reason why I rate 3 stars instead of 5, otherwise, it would have been a 5.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We enjoy dining here and have a few favorite menu items as well. Service was great and we were seated pretty quickly. Kona chopped salad is delicious and the sushi is always good. We tried the bread pudding this time and it was huge! Definitely leave more room for dessert next time. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meh-
    KMcCalip
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    OK, the pork tenderloin stands apart from the rest of this review. It is an accomplishment. I don't know how they pack so much flavor into all those cell walls, but it is smoky, balanced, moist, and just lovely. But I was forced to order sushi--again--because everything else on their menu was over 1000 calories. The sushi was ok. some pieces were a little strong in the fishy-flavor. Not the best I've had. And there are few accompaniments to go with a roll. My friend got tenderloin noodles. Greasy and kind of boring. The waiter was able to let me taste a white blend before ordering a glass-which was delightful. So that helped. We will go back because my husband is addicted to the tenderloin, but I'm not ringing the bell for you guys.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good value, location
    Lynette
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    I live nearby, had never been. Wednesdays is "wind down" day with 1/2 price bottles of wine. Who knew! Food was very good (better than I expected for a mall location chain restaurant). I will definitely go back due to: great location, very good food, good prices.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little place for fun
    Karen
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Great little place for fun & food. Service & food were impeccable. Very energetic place. Will go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic