Kona Jack's Fish Market & Sushi Bar
Kona Jack's Fish Market & Sushi Bar

Kona Jack's Fish Market & Sushi Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.konajacksindy.com/
  • Phone: 3178431609x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

    Closed Sundays and Major Holidays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Valentine
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Entertainment: Après Jack's is Daddy Jack's martini and cognac bar, right next door to Kona Jack's, that features Indianapolis' best live music nightly. French for "After Jack's", Après Jack's is the perfect place to stop for cocktails after work, after play, or after dinner at Daddy or Kona Jack's. Après Jack's is located at 96th & Meridian Streets in Indianapolis, conveniently located to the Northside of Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield and Zionsville.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 96th & Meridian
  • Public Transit: Nearby Indianapolis bus top is available.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of room in the parking lot out front.
A word from Kona Jack's Fish Market & Sushi Bar
Kona Jack's Fish Market and Sushi Bar, named Best Seafood Restaurant for ten years running by Indianapolis Monthly, and Best Seafood Restaurant by Nuvo Newsweekly, boasts the widest array of fresh and salt-water fish, shellfish, clams, oysters, and sushi in the Midwest. Enjoy dinner, cocktails, and fine wine in casual comfort, surrounded by the beauty of salt-water aquariums, or let the experts in our Fish Market help you select impeccably fresh seafood to prepare at home. Kona Jack's Fish Market & Sushi Bar is right next to Daddy Jack's at 96th and Meridian. Reservations are recommended but not required.
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Kona Jack's Fish Market & Sushi Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
84 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (51)great for lunch (25)fit for foodies (24)great for outdoor dining (22)good for groups (20)special occasion (12)kid-friendly (7)hot spot (5)scenic view (4)romantic (4)great for brunch (3)notable wine list (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Great place for lunch!
    Shaindel1
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Very pleasant atmosphere! Very nice and clean. Great waitress. Waitress was attentive in a non-intrusive way. My girlfriend and I hadn't seen each other in months. We sat and talked for awhile without feeling or being rushed. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Very enjoyable lunch. I have eaten here several times for dinner. Same great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Food is always excellent! Can't beat their fresh fish as well as other items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as it usually is...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Food was ok, sushi was not cut to most places standards. Chowder was great, service was great and we overall had a good experience. Until I received an email saying they cancelled my reservation (4 hours after we had dined there)! I don't know if they do this so they don't have to pay open table for the number of people that come, or if the hostesses are not properly trained.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ohyou812
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Had some confusion on the order, but Chris did a great job turning it around. Crab legs and steak special were really good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great dining experience, server in Sushi bar was very busy but still gave us excellent service. We ordered the Walleye and Grouper, enjoyed both of them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Seafood
    Diner722VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Seafood as good as anyplace in Indianapolis. Very consistent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kona Jack's
    DennyC
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We ate at Kona Jack's for the first time. Outstanding food and service. Everyone was very cordial and thanked us for dining with them. I have had no better seafood in Indy. We will definitely be back. They also have fresh, flown in daily, seafood.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grouper & Sushi
    Jason1973VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Excellent Sushi, Grouper is my favorite! I've been dining here for years.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SERVICE
    Billyboy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    SERVER WAS TERRIBLE-SHOULD BE FIRED-WORST SEVER EVER-FOOD WAS GREAT
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Always great food and friendly service. The menu is varied with great choices for any appetite. you can't go wrong at Konas
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Excellent dinner, Crunchy Grouper is a must! The Fish tanks are very nice too!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliable
    TrixieVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    You can always count on Kona Jacks for a great meal. This time no exception. The only difference I have noticed lately is that their waiters change quite a bit. They service is not quite what it use to be but the food is terrific.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The service was very friendly and attentive. The food was not good. The hot bread that came was raw and doughy on the inside. My sea bass ($27) tasted like it had freezer burn, the salad leaves were wilted. It was very disappointing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A good choice
    Purduefan
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Excellent seafood prep, value for dollar, & service. We especially appreciated as we took out of town guests with specific food requests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hawaii in Indiana
    clcdash
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This is our Hawaii restaurant in Indiana love the Special K ONO have tried other fish from there as well which are also good If you prefer to cook the fish yourself try purchasing some from their fish market inside the restaurant also if you like sushi they have a large selection
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous experience
    Steve
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We came for our 46 Anniversary. Our waitress, Anna, was wonderful and made our evening special. Food was great. Must try Lemon Cake!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hosting guests for dinner
    SuSu
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I can always rely on a good dinner and excellent service at Kona Jacks which is why it is my first choice for taking my guests. Friends from out of town are always pleased with the large seafood menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great fish and sushi
    Sheila
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The swordfish was wonderful and the mt fugi sushi roll was terrific.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I am a long time patron. Come once to twice a year. Food is always excellent. Been coming for at least 15 years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    SushiLover
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Food, Service, ambience...all outstanding. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Another great experience! The Mix Grill special is a must have.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not Quite Up to Par
    GertieDinesVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We visit Kona Jacks every year when we come to Indy for the 500. I was a bit surprised that on a Friday night between 7 & 9 pm the place was never more than 1/2 full. We usually get Sushi. We should have stayed with that. Many people around us ordered Sudshi and it looked great. We had grilled fish. It was ok but flavors were not impressive and the portions were small for the $. The vegetables had absolutely no seasoning and were barely warm. The loaf of bread was so hot it could not even be cut. Our server was friendly, but very slow. We got more attention from another server in the room. We will give this place one more try for Sushi, but if the next visit isn't better it will be time to find a new tradition.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    I've been going to Daddy Jacks and Kona Jacks since they opened. My experience the other night was beyond awful!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 61 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 173 reviews are from the Kona Jack's Fish Market & Sushi Bar reviews archive.
  • Kona jacks
    Brucks
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Have to try crunchy grouper House ginger vinagrette great Bread served hot and great taste Great value
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • really fun time
    Fern
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Our server was excellent and we had a great time!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Seafood and Service
    indyfood
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I dined here for the first time last week with my parents, who live out of town, as well as my husband and seven year old daughter. It was a fantastic experience. The staff is friendly, helpful, and professional, and they served each member of our party with equal care. The many fish tanks around the restaurant are incredible, and my daughter especially enjoyed finding exotic fish, (for whom the staff have given names). Food was outstanding - some of the very best seafood in Indy! If dining on a weekend, make reservations and get there early so the noise level isn't too high.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome sushi
    CaptFidel
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    The sushi here is awesome. You can dine inside our outside. You MUST try this restaurant out; I will certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun
    Ruthson
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Informal fish house with well prepared food. Nothing spectacular but good food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good First Experience
    kkz630VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This was our first time at Kona Jack's. Our party of 4 was pleased with the whole experience. Our waitress was very friendly and made some good suggestions. We all ordered a different fish for dinner and were all satisfied. We also split some sushi rolls as an appetizer. The Dallas roll is delicious! We will go back.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Always consistently great food and service. We come every Thursday and sit in the sushi bar. The Mexican roll is a must have!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another delicious dinner!
    Kathy
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Six of us gathered for a birthday celebration and Kona Jack's delivered in every respect. All meals were wonderful - prepared to perfection; service was pleasant, professional, and prompt; and everyone had a terrific time. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good, but location misleading
    MichaelMont
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    No complaints about the restaurant- the food was great and service was excellent. My only comment is that the location noted as "Downtown Indy" was a bit misleading. I was in town for a conference and staying near the RCA Dome. We were looking for a seafood place in Downtown Indianapolis, so I booked a reservation. I should have mapped it myself before getting a reservation, because it took us thirty minutes via a $35 cab ride to get there. My fault for not checking it, so beware that it is a good drive if you're staying near the heart of downtown Indy.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is it....
    fashionableVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    As residents of Chicago, we are within walking distance of some of the great restaurants in the country. Having our daughter's family in Carmel was a bit of a shock for when we wanted to dine out on our own. Most of Carmel is either child-centered or bars that happen to serve food...both have their place, but to find someplace for the two of us to go has been a challenge. Kona Jack's (families w/children seem to be seated in a back room) does deliver very well prepared seafood in a kitchy beachside setting. Service is very good and Lisa was great after a seating snafu. We've had fish, lobster and salmon and the dishes are always perfectly prepared, requests are accomodated, and without pretension. Just don't go without a reservation.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    We sat in the sushi bar...Great food and great service!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ALWAYS DELICIOUS
    Allison
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Crusted grouper is a must and so are the pasta and seafood entrees.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always get the walleye
    rosie
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The walleye here is to die for… tender and delicious. My only complaint is with the side dishes. I had the rice pilaf which was very bland. It would take so little to make it more interesting and flavorful. The green beans were Ok, but not great. It is worth a trip for the fish. Service was professional and friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family outing during the week.
    Nico
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Family outing during the week. We started with the calamari, which was excellent - definitely recommend it. The chowder is always good and something I get every time. My wife had shrimp linguini and I had the Pasta Rustica, which has shrimp and scallops. The unusual part is that the shrimp in both dishes were actually a bit tough from being overcooked but the scallops in my dish were perfect. The server was extremely nice and accommodating as well.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    We made reservations on a Monday night for my Wife's birthday. We were seated, given water and never saw the waitress again. She did walk by after 10 or so minutes and said she would be right back. She never came. We got up and left after 25 minutes of waiting. The one good thing out of this was I received a call from a manager 2 days later appologizing. They got my number off our reservation and took the time to follow up. What they lack in waitress service they seem to try and make up with customer service follow up. We'll give them a second chance only because of the follow up call by the manager who took the effort to track us down and apologize. Hope the second trip goes better than the first.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a Fantastic Experience
    Mutha
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Wonderful food and fantastic service! The kids really enjoy the atmosphere (tv's, multiple aquariums), which makes a family dinner very enjoyable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite
    Marlin523VIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    We eat here often. Great sushi and seafood. Consistently well prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.