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Kona Grill - Kansas City
Kona Grill - Kansas City
  • Address:
    444 Ward Parkway
    Country Club Plaza
    Kansas City, MO 64112
    Neighborhood:
    Plaza / Brookside
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Kona Grill - Kansas City Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.konagrill.com
  • Phone: (816) 931-5888
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Sushi
  • 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: Broadway & Pennsylvania
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Kona Grill - Kansas City
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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "Loved the food. We ordered seconds on the ratatouille! The butter cake is melt in your mouth. Same with the sea bass. Can't wait to go back!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great sushi and main dishes too! Good portion sizes and excellent flavors. This was our first time to the restaurant and we definitely will be back. The sea bass was perfectly cooked and the chicken and broccoli, while spicy, had a great blend of Asian flavors."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Our waiter was on it. Was energetic, fun and was on his specials. We actually ate the specials. It was an overall great time."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Had the chicken broccoli stir fry...accompanying white rice was an idible paste. An unbelievable amount of little gnats flying around the food and drinks. Might be because front of the restaurant is open to the street and the river just past that. Sea bass entree was quite good. Wait stuff was okay. Manager did come by to ask how things were. I told her and she comped the dessert."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I love Kona Grill the service and food is always excellent however the past two trips the fruit flies/gnats has been horrible. It was disruptive and annoying to constantly be swatting at them during my eating and conversation. I hope they get on top of this otherwise it will be a while until I return."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We had a really nice time. The Sushi was not the best. The rolls were all falling apart. The service was great until the end. We waited 30 minutes for the waiter to come back to the table so we could tell him we were ready for the check. The service before that was perfect."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We went to Kona to celebrate our anniversary and it was a real bummer. It was really loud, there were some sort of fruit flies bugging us the whole time, the waiter we had was nice but non-existent, and the sushi wasn't wrapped really well- it fell apart as you tried to pick it up. We have been there prior to this a few times and the service is always "just okay" but usually the food is really good. I'd say this is a great place for a happy hour but not a celebration of a special occasion. We probably won't go back. Not worth spending that kind of money to be disappointed."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "My husband and I decided to go to Kona Grill for our 14 year anniversary. We have eaten there several times in the past and have always been happy. The food was great as usual, however my drink (mojito) was not near as good as it usually is. Also, we got there an hour before our reservation to partake in Happy Hour. However, after standing there for 30 minutes with no open tables to sit at, we chose to simply sit down and eat prior to our reservation. My main complaint is that there were several fruit flies swarming around us the entire time we ate. It was gross and annoying. The service was excellent!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We had never been to kona grill before. We were very happy with the food, we had some delicious sushi and spinich artichoke dip. We will definitely be going back again."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "It was wonderful, thanks for a great night out, and for being on Open Table to make the reservation process easy!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The service was great; staff was attentive and helpful.. but everything past that was awful. The amount of noise in the building makes it impossible to hear what the person next to you has to say. There were flies everywhere, the restrooms were a nightmare- toilet paper and body fluids everywhere. The food was average- coupled with the flies and other bugs, it definitely didn't taste too great. I'm someone that values cleanliness in restaurants above other things- and kona just BOMBED on that account. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The food was great and the service was even better. There was a timing problem with our entres coming out before our appetizer. They took them back and brought out the appetizer immediately. We didn't complain but both the server and manager apologized and took the appetizer off the bill. That's the way to handle mistakes. Highly recommend Kona Grill. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We just ordered off the sushi menu and everything we had was perfect! "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Great place for groups. Great menu even if you do not like sushi. The rolls are always high quality. The service was a little slow but not terrible. I highly recommend Kona for their happy hour."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "service poor. ordered decaffeinated coffee and discovered she gave me regular when she did not have any for refill. since wife and I were about the only people in the restaurant it was obvious she did not give me decaffeinated originally. when food came out I asked for salt, pepper and soft butter, because the potatoes were dry and unseasoned. instead of getting the items, she served others and visited with the other employees. meanwhile, my food was getting even colder while I waited. I ended up eating a good portion of the steak before she returned with the condiments. the butter was hard, so it was impossible to spread on cold potatoes. all in all a very disappointing expense. left her a 15% tip, but would prefered to have stiffed her. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "It has other good entrees we just never order them because we love their sushi. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Wonderful food, attentive service but the music was so loud we had to shout across the table. Takes away from date night when you can't talk to your date ...."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Our server was a bit arrogant and rarely came by our table. The sushi was clearly not fresh and you could tell. They attempted to mask every roll in sauce to cover up the poor quality sushi, and EVERY roll had about half a cucumber in it (probably because cucumbers are cheap and take up space). If you want sushi, skip this chain restaurant."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "the food was good and the service as well. I would eat there again, the waitress should tell the price of the specials that they offer ."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The sea bass entree for dinner is amazing! Strongly recommended by a self-proclaimed foodie :)"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Very good as always...salmon sashimi is my favorite"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The service was excellent and the restaurant wasn't too crowded, especially for it being prom night. Very fun atmosphere yet very mature; not a super fancy place that you would have to dress up for but not just another casual place where appearance didn't matter. Our waiter (Jonathan) was super helpful and gave suggestions and checked up on us often. Would definitely come back again :)"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Best sushi place in town, every time I go the service is always good."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "It was a Saturday night and fantastic weather. We have dined here many times and the food is always good. The menu is varied and has a lot to choose from. The service on this busy night was really good. Our server was Rachel and she did a great job. We all had different wine, drinks, sushi and appetizers and everything was great. We will be back! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I love Kona, the food is excellent, but they remodeled recently and now the bar noise is very loud in the dining area. The music was also very loud, making it difficult to have a conversation. I took a work associate here for dinner, and we couldn't hardly hear each other. The waiter was also quite slow, disappearing for long stretches. If we asked for something, we usually had to ask multiple times. We had to ask for the check after awhile in order to finally be able to leave."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Our service was outstanding, the filet that was ordered was ordered mid rare and came out mid well. The server was more than apologetic. Notified a manager and a manager never came by or was offered to cook filet over. I am a manager at a high end steakhouse and the lack of follow up by management was jarring, especially on the Plaza."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This is my 2nd time going there and it's absolutely amazing! The food was delicious! I would highly recommend reservations because of how busy it gets."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Made reservations, because it was friday nite. We did get seated at our reservatrion time. Food was very good . Service was scetchy probably because the Chefs were working as hard and fast as they could go, but the waitress was congenial and apolagetic . It made the wait acceptable."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "From the service to the food, Kona was impressive. This was my first time having sushi and I loved it! The busy atmosphere told me as soon as I walked in that this was a popular restaurant. The servers and management are very friendly and attentive. If you want to try sushi or are already a fan, go to Kona! I know I'll be back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Serves the best food I have eaten in the Plaza area."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We enjoyed dining at Kona during our stay in KC. The food was delicious and the wait staff excellent. The manager stopped by our table to chat."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We went to have a meal with less ambient noise. With even being put as far back into the establishment as possible the bar and sidewalk noise was a distraction. Understand that it was Big 12 Tournament time; it still wasn’t an enjoyable time for those who were after a different environment. It was clear that the main focus was on the loud basketball crowd, not the quite dinner crowd. Can't recommend for a quit meal based on our experience."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My best friend and I have our girls night a Kona every month. It is always wonderful and this past Friday was no exception! Our waitress, Timber was fantastic - energetic, personable, and on top of her game. We love the energy and atmosphere and of course the food. This time out we tried the Checkerboard Roll and the Steak & Lobster Roll. They were amazing. Thanks for a fantastic dinner and night out."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My friend and I went to Kona Grill for the great half price happy hour items. Turns out they are only half price if you sit either at the bar or the sushi bar. We wanted a more quiet space, away from the 20-somethings at the bar. So we ended up paying full price because it was more important for us to truly enjoy our dining experience and be able to hear each other's conversation. Kona is great, love the food and the service. But the online menu really should state happy hour prices apply only to certain sections of the restaurant."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Ordered the Soft Shell Crab Roll , Crab Crunch Roll and the Dragon Roll. All with Soy wrap and no cucumbers. Soft Shell Crab roll came with what tasted like algea wrap inside and the soy wrap was outside the roll. Both the Crab Crunch Roll and the Dragon Roll had cucumbers inside. 3 out of 3 wrong. Server came by once to see how things were. As i had food in my mouth, my daughter told him it was "ok" and he left. Also had gnats flying around the table. Not a good impression at all. Both my daughter and I commented that it defintely was not worth coming back for."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Kona Grill is a great place for a romantic dinner for two or wonderful for a place to meet a group if friends. The food is always incredibly delicious and the service is outstanding."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Took my wife here the day after V-day. Chad was our server (ask for him). Probably the best service I've had in a year. The mngr stopped by and talked to us too. They both offered excellent suggestions. Sometimes wait staff tend to offer generic advice but these guys were great, customizing our order. We've eaten at the top sushi restaurant in the US, and this visit surpassed it. Super impressed. We'll see you in a few weeks for my B-day."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went to Kona Grill for Valentine's Day dinner. Our reservation was for 8pm. We sat in the bar for about 15 minutes while we wait washed for our table, and we were seated at 8 exactly. The bar staff was friendly and attentive. We ordered drinks, kinda pricey. Our server was really friendly. We had the avocado egg roll...delicious! We both ordered sushi rolls, they came out fast considering it was a holiday.. and all 3 rolls were great! Would definitely recommend this place!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Booked this place because of advertised special. Reservation for 7:30PM and was told they were out of the special already. Extremely noisy, service slow."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Service was excellent. It is a vibrant setting, but not overly loud in the dining area. The sushi rolls are delicious."
    Dined on 2/14/2014