Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Kona Grill - Oakbrook

Kona Grill - Oakbrook

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.konagrill.com/
  • Phone: 6305158395
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00am Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 7:00pm, Saturday 1 pm - 5pm Reverse Happy Hour: Monday - Thursday 10 pm - Midnight, Friday and Saturday Evening 10pm to Midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highland and Meyer
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private lot and underground parking across from the restaurant
A word from Kona Grill - Oakbrook
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 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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Kona Grill - Oakbrook reviews from OpenTable diners
124 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (45)great for outdoor dining (45)special occasion (40)great for lunch (33)fit for foodies (30)vibrant bar scene (29)late-night find (18)hot spot (18)neighborhood gem (17)kid-friendly (15)romantic (13)notable wine list (10)great for brunch (8)scenic view (3)Show More
  • very noisey
    melgal
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We did not have silverware until after our meal was served and requested it ourselves. Very noise level was very high and not energetic but simply very noisey even though there were empty tables. This would not be a place to go if you want to have a conversation over dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • let down
    Marie
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This was going to be a special experience for me and my fiancé. We were celebrating his birthday. We went here before when we first started dating quite a number of years ago. It was great. Therefore, I was looking forward to going again. I have to say, we were both disappointed! The highlight was the sea bass. That was wonderful! However, the sides were nothing special. They were busy, but the service, was not that great. We needed to ask for refills for our beverages. This should never happen, in my opinion. Also, it was way to loud-both the music and the people. I don't remember it being that noisy before. For the money one spends at this restaurant, I expected a lot more. I don't know if we will be back. A let down for sure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good place for Happy Hour
    misra
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    we enjoyed the Happy Hour drinks and appetizer in the patio area. The egg rolls were very good. Flat bread was ok. Patio area was little noisy but it is a nice glass covered patio. Dinner was just ok- my stir-fry Chicken and Broccoli was salty and kind of over cooked. We pay lot less for a better tasting stir-fry at a Chinese restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • kona4u
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The food is excellent at Kona Grill; the service is great; you are not pressured in to ordering. The atmosphere is nice. The servers are very friendly; there is never a long wait for your food. An abundance of items to choose off the menu.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food just ok, service terrible
    Diner414VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was just ok. More Asian and sushi oriented than pure hawaiian which was disappointing. Their hawaiian choices were bland. Their Kalua pork tasted like a bad sloppy joe. Service was awful. Server seemed way more interested in a table with two little kids by us. Couldn't get a drink refill if we were still waiting there. She was terrible.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Chowdown
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Service was fantastic and our table was ready when we arrived. 4 out of 7 ordered the mahi mahi special and said it was okay.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great for Happy Hour
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Been here twice for Friday Happy Hour, great specials on sushi & flat beads
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sandy
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Our server Kevin did a great job of accommodating everyone. We had a large group and he provided excellent service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    Diva
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Great food & drinks!! Love the happy hour menu! Sushi is good, have amazing salads! Love the outdoor seating and happy hour is all day on Sunday! Celebrated my birthday with friends & had a great time!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for drinks and snacks
    kepviolinVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Met friends I have not seen for a while and we dined on the outdoor patio. We shared appetizers. Fun and delicious. This is a go to restaurant for me to meet friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • jamessaysyesVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food and service were top notch. There was considerable noise that made conversation difficult..
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mizzwizzVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    As with most restaurants today, lunch menu has become limited. However, always enjoy their Pad Thai offerings.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Does not measure up to other Konas
    Blkhwkfan
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I have been to other locations and this one was a disappointment. The service was poor and the food just ok.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Majdonna
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great restaurant. We ordered potstickers and their beef bulgogi tacos for appetizer. Both were delicious. Their cocktails were excellent. For entrees we had pad thai, macadamia nut chicken, and caribbean chicken. Everyone enjoyed their entree. There were a lot of dishes we would like to try, so we will definetely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good happy hour
    JoeRodriguezVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    patio was good food was about average service was also average.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mix
    ScottVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was the perfect spot for the birthday girl who wanted sushi, as did dad, but the rest of the family hates sushi. This was one of the few places out there where you can get sushi and a wide range of other stuff. The eel and tuna were very tender and delicious. Rest of the family reported that the burgers and sandwiches were good. All in all, everyone was happy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delish Fish!
    ChicagogurlVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The service was exceptional. The food was amazing! Delicious lemon snapper. Maple glaze on salmon mouthwatering. Will definitely return on next visit. Thanks to our waiter Keith.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit disappointing
    Jkup2
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Had reservations for 6 of us at 6pm. Three of us arrived about 545. weren't sure if we wanted to be seated in the bar or dining room. The hostess sat us in the dining room to await others. Had we been offered/informed that it was happy hr in /bar, we would have sat there ,but no one told us. Last person arrived at 6 was the person who knew about that. It was a bit annoying that nothing was mentioned. No wonder no one was in the dining room, but all in the bar. And a Monday nite, there was plenty of room in the bar as well. server jay was fine. My avocado egg rolls were good,though they sure were scaled down to fat pencil size. Kinda disappointing. 2 Friends received spicy foods, though they were told it wouldn't be. Not the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not the best service
    Neveragainwillwereturn
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I think the service was not what it should be. When they would come to our table they would apologize and apologize over and over but that dose not make for a great dinning experience. This was my Twin Brothers 60th birthday. A big occasion for my twin and I but I am sorry I picked Kona Grill.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the best ambience
    Kcb8255
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    If you're looking for a nice quiet place for dinner, this is NOT where you want to go. My husband and I have been here several times, and even with a reservation, you are seated in the back of the restaurant right behind a large party of diners who are so noisy, you can't carry on a normal conversation. Food is decent, but nothing worth raving about. The bbq pork sliders I had were extremely spicy hot, no mention of 'heat' on the mention though. With all the other restaurant choices in the area, I don't think we'll be doing a repeat here.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Girls Night Out
    soulfult
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Had a great time out with the girls at Kona. Food and service was right on point and our server had no problem with providing separate checks for our group.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • my new favorite place
    kittyVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    If you are looking for something a little different, check out Kona Grill. Call to find out Happy Hour times...appetizers are 1/2 price. Food is excellent. Have never had a bad meal or service. The burger sliders are awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sparkler
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I thought the quality of the food and the variety made this a place I would return to regularly. I wish it weren't quite so noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot to Dine
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Reservations were honored even though others were waiting. Server was well informed about the menu and various codes on it. Food arrived in a timely fashion, but we never felt like we were being rushed. Portion sizes are large - could easily be shared. The Teriyaki Ribeye and Island Meatloaf are worth a trip back to have again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and good wine
    BigT53VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Service was great as well as the food. The place was packed by 6:30pm. The beer selection was extensive for a small venue. Great for a happy hour place to go.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The food and service was great! Our server Michael was very friendly and informative, and has a great voice. The two managers were nice and checked on us.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    not writing a review........................................................................
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I thought the food and service was great, however when I arrived for my reservation and had requested patio seating, I was told it was first come first serve. I would of expected to have been seated at a table instead of seating myself. I don't think reserving a few tables on the patio for those who make reservations is going to lose customers. I was lucky enough to choose from 4 or 5 tables, but would have been very upset if I wasn't able to sit where I wanted to. That was my only complaint. Otherwise, the service was great and so was the food. I would definitely go back again :)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time experience at Kona Grill
    KristineVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This was my first time dining at Kona Grill and I dined with my family for my brother's birthday. We read some of the reviews of the restaurant and thought we'd give it a try, and we will definitely be returning. The food was excellent, the portions were good size (not really tiny like some reviews mentioned) and the menu items were fairly priced. The white, red, and sparkling sangrias were phenomenal - so happy the server recommended it. Our server was incredibly helpful and very attentive, and made menu suggestions on drinks, appetizers, as well as entrees. Everyone in our group was pleased with what they ordered (island meatloaf, chicken & broccoli stir-fry, macadamia-nut crusted chicken, sushi). We can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place.
    Foodie1
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We dined as a group of three families to celebrate a graduation. It was a very mixed group, food preferences wise. There were vegans, vegetarians, sushi lovers etc. That is why we picked Kona Grill. They have a variety of things on the menu. The serving staff went to great lengths to ensure that we understood what the ingredients were and made great recommendations.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deelish!!!
    Mammamia
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Double date night with friends. Ambience was nice, not too loud like many other restaurants we've been to lately. Great drinks, entrees and sushi!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanks for a great experience!
    MamaLike
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We had a great waiter, and all the staff helped each other. Great atmosphere, good vibe, way cool sinks in the bathroom! The Hawaiian Ribeye steak dinner was Wonderful, the mashed potatos unsurpassed and the lovely veggie side like a stir fry and very fresh. Waiter brought out an amazng lemon creme brulee for my husband's birthday, and I reserved online with that comment, so it was just taken care of without my having to ask there. Delicious drinks! Really great place; could add some more specifically Hawaiian inspired fare to the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mkwoj
    Mkwoj
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Go to Kona Grill once in awhile. We enjoy the atmosphere, the food is always good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • so so
    citygal76
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    The table smelled like a rotten towel and the server was slow.... food was ok - better in years past. Did not offer desert to us either.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very good on sunday
    Pete
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The patio is a great place to sit on a nice day. We went on a Sunday evening where there is a 50% off menu (drinks and food) for certain food and a regular menu for the rest. We ordered off both menus. Food was really good, the services was great, and the price was right. Really fun atmosphere
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great cocktails & food to match
    Chuckj414
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The Honey Pineapple Mojito was unique and delish. The Salmon entree with sweet chilli sauce was very good acommpanied with the corn and muushroom medley. Yum. The Macadamian Nut Crusted chicken was moist and flavorful. The service was very good. Our waiter was helpful in splitting our bills. I'd go back today. The giant tropical fish tanks added a special touch which made it feel like you were in the Islands. Aloha.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 88 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 888 reviews are from the Kona Grill - Oakbrook reviews archive.
  • Thin fish cuts
    BCorno
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The swordfish was about 1/2 the thickness I was expecting and my wife's ahi tuna also was thin and wasn't the traditional cut she was expecting. Wine and service were good. I was at another Kona Grill for happy hour and it was good for appetizers so, would try again for that.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LEFT THIS RESTAURANT HUNGRY !
    lpreview
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Eleven family members, including three fathers, went to Kona Grill for Father's Day. Six of us never even got our food, because after an hour of waiting (post food ordering!) we still had not received our food or any updates from our servers even though we asked and had informed them we had somewhere to be afterwards. The manager seemed inept and flustered, not knowing how to handle the situation. She kept insisting on wrapping our food to go although we had explained we were going to a movie and the food would be sitting in the car. Ultimately she offered us some free appetizer cards which we declined! They still tried to charge the five of our party that were able to continue to wait for their food! Very unfortunate Father's Day "meal"!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    cstillwell
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My husband and I decided to go out for a date night and wanted sushi since we don't have this often. After checking reviews for Kona Grill, we thought we would give it a try. Based on the website, it sounded as though we needed to dress dressy casual. Upon arriving, we noticed is was very casual. I thought that was odd because the menu was pricey. We thought since it was a nice evening that we would sit outside. Mistake #1. It was very noisy with the speakers blaring. We had trouble speaking to each other. The chairs were uncomfortable and the dining area was dirty. The server was ok even though we didn't see her much. The food was good. Beware of the wine/cocktail menu. Pinot Grigio is $14 a glass. We won't be returning.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good job
    HoagesVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    I had the fish tacos,they were very good. Wive had sea bass that was tasty. Also had the butter cake for the first time,it was sooo good. Came out warm & moist. Raspberry sauce I thought was a good compliment. A little to much for my wive. She thought the cake was great as is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet