Kona Grill - The Woodlands
Kona Grill - The Woodlands

Kona Grill - The Woodlands

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.konagrill.com/
  • Phone: 2814664061
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lake Robbins & Woodloch Forest Drive
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Kona Grill - The Woodlands
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Kona Grill - The Woodlands reviews from OpenTable diners
54 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (23)great for outdoor dining (17)good for groups (14)neighborhood gem (14)fit for foodies (13)special occasion (13)hot spot (12)vibrant bar scene (12)romantic (9)late-night find (7)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (4)notable wine list (4)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Cynthia was great
    DrKoVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Our server Cynthia was great. The food was great as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Eaten at Kona twice. Both times were a let down. Substandard service with chain quality food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service Lacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was our first visit to Kona Grill and we brought along another first-time couple. We were all very disappointed in the service. We had to wait a very long time for drinks and our waters/tea were never refilled. One drink never did get delivered and a couple of the cocktails were not as ordered. Food was good however.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Okay not Great
    MetzgerZooKeeperVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    First contemporary American is not the cuisine, in my book. Definitely has an asain flair especially with the sauces used. Best thing on menu is sushi. If you stick to it you will be happy. Our other entrees were okay. My husband had the ribeye and it was rather grisly and tough. The pulled pork sliders were pretty spicy, and the sea bass was served with ratatouille that was so spicy that both of us that ordered it left it on the plate. It completely overpowered the fish. Restaurant layout was nice with great spacing between tables. Lots of large groups there that night but our service did NOT suffer as a result. Overall okay. It would not be our first choice with all hte outstanding restaurants in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • islandgirl0422
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The miso sea bass was to die for! The staff was friendly and our server did a splendid job! Will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BHANVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    At a business lunch for 3 the food was very good. We ordered a variety of sushi and salads but after our food came our waiter disappeared. We finally had to ask someone to trac down our check, which was delivered by someone not our waiter. We waited so long we finally decided to take the check to the hostess stand to pay. Our waiter "caught" us on the way out and took our credit card with a mumbled apology. I will be back with hopes for better service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business lunch...
    delmardi
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Would recommend Kona Grill for lunch in the Woodlands. It was a low key yet elegant atmosphere that allowed for a good conversation. It was not overly noisy, the service staff were attentive not effusive and the food was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All good things come to an end
    Highlander
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I have been a regular diner at Kona of The Woodlands since it opened. I am not sure if I was suffering from puppy love, or if the service at this restaurant has just not ever been acceptable. Either way the service is definitely not acceptable any longer. From the moment I walked in to the moment I left, this visit disappointed. Even though I stated I had lunch reservations for four. The greeter attempted to push Sunday happy hour seating onto my party. In hindsight she was probably right because this meal was nearly serve/help yourself. No plates. No utensils. Slow slow food delivery. One of the four meals wasn't delivered to the table and I had to point that fact out to the waiters. Unfortunately this was not unique to this visit.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fantastic date night!
    rnorrell83
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We our patents to two small children and do not get away much no when we do, we make the best of it and try to pack as much into one night as possible but we're enjoying ourselves so much we didn't have to go any where else! We had such a wonderful time at Kona! We were celebrating my husband's birthday and we're treated like royalty :) our waitress was classy abs efficient, knowledgeable and patient with our first time guest questions. We stayed the entire evening and had a blast. The food was incredible and the manner Helen brought several sauces to try. She was so kind and really made us feel special. We soo appreciate the excellent experience! Thank you and we will be recommending you!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointmented Diners
    woodlandsfoodie13
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We enjoyed the meals and ambiance when we dined at the Kona Grill in Kansas City and expected to have the same experience at The Woodlands location. Big disappointment! We had to wait for someone to Valet park our car, my husband's drink order was messed up, my Cosmo was very weak and almost tasted watered down, and the food was just ok. We could tell our waiter was new and inexperienced which added to our frustration. There are too many dining options to choose from which makes it very unlikely we will ever return to The Woodlands Kona Grill.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quite Pleased!
    luvmytri
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Was a bit concerned since there are so many recent unfavorable reviews. Had a group of 5. Bartenders were not overly friendly, but service and drinks were decent. Later at our table, service was good (not outstanding) and everyone was for the most part happy with the food. My dish was very good - the sea bass. Will definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All Sizzle... No Steak!
    DocBVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Kona Grill is beautiful! The location is excellent, the ambiance is electric, and the food is pedestrian. The sushi was lackluster. I ordered one of the signature dishes (Hawaiian Ribeye), and could not have been more disappointed. The steak was not trimmed or marinated well. The sides were cafeteria-esque, and the onion rings and pineapple on top were both superfluous and incongruent. In all, the meal simply did not deliver. On a positive note, the service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unfortunate Bad Review
    TannerVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I'll have to say, most of the time I come to Kona I have a pretty great experience overall. Unfortunately this time, not so much. First they sat us in a dark corner right next to the bathroom and when we asked to be moved they moved us literally 5 feet away. The foot was good but our waiter kind of cut us off of drinks by suggesting one of us needed to drive (which we had literally had two drinks a piece).
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Birthday Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    My oldest daughter had been asking to try out Kona Grill ever since it opened. We decided to surprise her with lunch there on her 20th birthday. The food was delicious. Portions were decent for the price and the service was friendly and good. Overall, a great experience for our special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Service was poor (slow); food was very below average; after spending over $300 will not be back
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    cjtx
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We have previously enjoyed dining at Kona Grill in San Antonio and were expecting the same great food and excellent service at The Woodlands location. Didn't happen - service, food, and bar were all lacking. We will not be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for nothing...
    dineenthusiast
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This place is terrible. From the wait time to barely any alcohol in our drinks, it was awful. The sushi was the worst sushi I have ever eaten and probably the most expensive. I think people assume if it's in a prime location in the Woodlands that the food will be good....WRONG! I would rather eat at a taco truck off of Navigation than to go here again. Good luck if you brave this place after my review!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    Over40
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Went with three other couples.. Great food, little slow service at first but got better. But, it was way to hot in restaurant with the bar area wide open. It had been raining earlier and it turned into a sauna after. They tried to make it cooler by adjusting a/c but it wasn't much better. So overall, great food, drinks, and sweets but leaving there with my dress wet wasn't so fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CPhisownself
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food and service were both very good and prices were reasonable, particlularly considering the location in the waterway area. We will go back. The ceviche was excellent, as was the key lime pie. The sea bass was good but not great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Why all the salt?
    AuditMan1
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We met friends for dinner here recently and enjoyed it. Our only complaint concerns the food. As food is the reason for going to a restaurant, it's a big deal. We don't understand why the food comes from the kitchen with so much salt. In case the chefs don't know it, there is salt on the tables for customers to over-salt their food, it doesn't HAVE to come from the kitchen that way.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Lunch
    mrm1915
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    This was my first time at any Kona Grill. The restaurant was moderately loud but with the table arrangement you could hear what was being said at your table. The food was great and the perfect lunch size.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is Now my Favorite Location!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I came to this location (1st time) on father's day and I fell in love!! Amazing interior design with a chic, sleek ambiance. We just loved the aquarium. Will definitely be back. Complimentary valet as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Woodlands Wonder
    Tommy
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant in The Woodlands. Try the miso-sake Chilean sea bass.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 65 reviews are from the Kona Grill - The Woodlands reviews archive.
  • Kona, just OK
    PeteRVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We had lunch at Kona for the first time the other day. It was ok but not near as good Uni's. Food was ok, my sushi did not taste super fresh. Nice atmosphere and close to my office but nothing that makes me say man I cant wait to go back. Plus I thought it was very expensive. Dumplings alone were $10 and they only give 5. When a couple orders to share there should always be 6 to share. Will probably stick to my Favorite.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My first visit was very disappointing. Our food selection was Pepperoni Flatbread, Two selections of Sushi, and one kids Hamburger meal with French Fries and Macaroni. The Flatbread was highly salted and mushy. The Macaroni was watery and had no flavor. Part of the Sushi was not eadible due to texture. We were wanting desert, but decided to go home and maybe come back and just try desert by itself. The view of the Anadarko and area might be worth the second visit.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Everything was great! we had ordered 3 desserts and they had ran out of ice cream and because we had to wait maybe 10 minutes the manager came over and gave us three gift cards for next visit! Will return !!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kona Grill is the place to be!!
    Jianei
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I went to the Kona Grill for Mother's day and I must say, the service there was on par! The waiter we had was very nice and he made sure that we were having a good time and enjoying our food. The food at Kona is very good and the only complaint I have is that I couldn't stay longer! My mom enjoyed her time here and we will be coming back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kitchen is closed
    Ummm
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    They tell you that the kitchen is about to close in about an half an hour so if you can please place your order so they can make your sushi. Ummmm ok
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great cake
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    great service and great food with great desert at the end
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another chance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Food was good, service slow and brought out main course with appetizers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Group Lunch
    GroupLunch
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Outside of picking up a great lunch for myself, Kona Grill is a perfect place to bring a company or family group. Atmosphere is the best, food is excellent, service is polite and fast -- a perfect place to gather and talk while having a great meal. Some places are so loud you cannot hear anyone at the table unless they are sitting immediately to your left or right. This is not what you receive at Kona Grill. Perfect for relaxing, enjoying a wonderful meal, and visiting with your group.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    GmanVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    great food great service. Not too impressed with desserts
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food & service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    I had the sweet-chili glazed salmon and it was fantastic! The side of shrimp & pork fried rice and veggies was perfect! I'll definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Business Lunch
    LunchScene
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    The restaurant was bustling but not crowded, we had an Open Table reservation and were seated immediately. Our little group was having lunch and so there were salads, sandwiches & burgers served. We all enjoyed the food and the service - no complaints.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hit or Miss Service
    Lucky
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    I had lunch with 2 co-workers, all of our food was OK, I have had the Kona Salad (with macedamia nut chicken) twice now, first time was fabulous, but this second time it was soggy with too much dressing, and tasted like it had been sitting out for a while with dressing on it (next time I will know to ask for dressing on the side). The worst part of our lunch was the service, my water glass never got refilled and towards the end of the lunch, my co-worker knocked his glass of ice over onto our table & the floor and NO ONE CLEANED IT UP -- there was ice everwhere on our table and the floor, we were right near server area of the bar & they just walked around the mess.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great dining experience
    TannerVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Came here for Easter Sunday lunch and it wasn't crowded by any means. We sat outside (it was a gorgeous, windy afternoon) and had drinks and sushi. The waitress was very helpful in helping my mother decide of happy hour drinks and sushi. I went the same way I do with a Gin and Soda (Hendricks) and a sushi with nothing fried but something spicy and new. Got the checkerboard roll which was very tasty but not as good as the one with jalapenos and sirachi sauce (forgot the name). All in all, always a great time and the manager is quick to check on you EVERY time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good food
    Goodeats
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    This was my second visit to Kona Grill and it was good, but not as good as my first visit. Worried that they are slipping. Restaurant was also not busy. Not sure if it was due to Easter weekend?
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT Service, GREAT Food
    TheRev
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Was our first time and here is how it went: 1. We pulled up and the comp valet parking guy immediately took our car, no waiting 2. We walked in and they immediately honored our reservation and took us to our table 4. Water and starters immediately taken care of - fast and efficient service 5. Waiter came and quickly took order, made good suggestions 6. Food arrived in timely manner, hot, well prepared and very tasty 7. Price is very reasonable for such a classy place - great atmosphere inside and out 8. Took our check but did not hurry us to leave, lingered over Lattes and desserts 9. Took our valet tag and car was waiting for us when we went outside All in all an outstanding experience.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friends wanted to take us
    sherbear
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Friends wanted to take us for dinner and I suggested Kona Grill as I had previously had lunch there and enjoyed it. The décor and ambience is excellent. However on the evening we were there, the food was less than stellar. Letuuce wraps had little flavor and the potstickers were so-so. My shrimp penne was good but my husbands jambalaya was so spicy it was nearly intolerable. I did not hear our friends rave about their dishes. This was followed up by a cup of stale , re heated, lukewarm decaf coffee. I felt badly that our friends paid the bill for food that was mediocre at best.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Menu & Atmosphere
    luv2dine
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Food was delicious and so much to choose from!! Great, friendly service too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.