Great food, great service, extra friendly with kids
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We visited Kona Grill for the first time on my husbands birthday. None of us had been there and we're pleased with the choice. Service was fantastic and food was very good. I ordered the Kona filet and it was wonderful.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome Food and Service
I took my partner here for his birthday and we had Sushi (which was my first time) but it was very good and the service was wonderful. We did not feel rush and although there where a couple of large groups within the area that we sat, we were able to still talk at normal volume. We plan on returning and trying some of their regular meals. Oh and the Red Velvet Cake is to die for. This is a place to add to your list for lunch or dinner. Gloria
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for getting together with friends and food is very good with many options
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun, upscale American-Asian fusion
Our family always has a good time at Kona Grill. You can pick from the extensive sushi menu or have ribs, salads, soup, or a hamburger. You can also have Pad Thai or grilled asian-flavored chicken or pork. It's a fun place with a young vibe.
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I loved the sushi. It was a little noisy and the music really didn't fit the atmosphere
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I enjoyed our
My wife and I enjoyed our time there very much and the food was excellent.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I would recommend Kona Grill for good sushi. Try the tuna tower; it's great.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Try kona grill!!
Amazing! Love coming here. Tried the semi outdoor seating for the first time! The service was
Horrible, but I'm a firm believer that it was just our horrible waitress.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service stood out at Kona Grill. Our main server was friendly and attentive and 2 manager-types stopped by to see if we were ok. The food was good -- everyone in our party of 7 enjoyed their meal. The best thing is that they did not rush us out after we paid the check.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Kona Grill - Add to your List
Kona Grill has the best turkey burgers and are created after your order, made fresh. The best place to take your Sushi lover associates/friends or relatives.
When entertaining out of town guests Kona Grill is the place to go and they have a great selection of menu items.
Outdoor dining - perfect....the room is encolsed but windows are open to protect from the natural elements and the outdoor ambience remains.
Kid/Family Friendly - accommodates mothers with infants
Waitstaff - friendly, helpful, and will make recommendations
I highly recommend Kona Grill; I frequent many restaurants and my associates come to me when seeking out a great restaurant with great food.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Welcome back dinner
This was our first time holding any type of a business dinner at the Kona. Initially I was a bit apprehensive because I knew it had a Hawaiian theme. But our experience was better than we expected (not really knowing what to expect). The food was great I had one of your skinny drinks and it was not very tasty, so I switched to a regular cocktail. Much better tasting.
Two of us had the sea bass marinated in miso-saki FANTASTIC. It was really good, everyone else also enjoyed the appatizers and their entrees. I would return as a evening out.
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice and relaxing
Great place to go to unwind. I have an allergy and they did a great job helping prepare my food!
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Kona rolls are fantastic
The Kona rolls are fantastic One of my favorites is the Voodoo rolls with the spicy crawfish. The patio is a great place to sit rain or shine since it is covered. There are great drink specials available only in bar/patio lounge area.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had always planned to go to Kona but never could make the time. So, on our 36 Wedding Anniversary, we went. The food was good, the wine tastie and the service excellent. I'd recommend it to anyone, even little kids. They have two OUTSTANDING Fish tanks... We do plan on going back, soon !
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
What's not to like?
I usually avoid chain restaurants but, damn, when they do everything right...always...then it's hard to resist. This was a business lunch with clients, so it HAS to be right. It was. The menu is varied, meeting the likes and dislikes of everyone. So many people dislike seafood and sushi that you need to keep at in account, and they do.
I may not go here when feeling adventuresome, but otherwise it's all good.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoy the fresh air!
Great spot to enjoy lite bites and drinks in open air dining with the ladies!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Salmon was prepared very well
Salmon was prepared very well and enjoyed. The Key Lime Pie and Red Velvet Chocolate dessert were outstanding. Very good service. Nice outdoor setup. Will dine again soon.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This has become my favorite
This has become my favorite restaurant! The sushi rolls are amazing and the desserts are to die for. I love every server I've had while going there. Thanks for everything!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great foods, drinks, atmosphere...
Fun place, nicely decorated. Waitress was really nice. She recommended this amazing drink with strawberries and basil. Took a while to get it because the bar was busy but it was ok because we weren't there to be rushed. Food was great. Had a flatbread pizza and my hubby had a sandwich. It is definitely worth the 45 minute drive it takes for us to have a good time and good food.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Time,ate Sushi
for the experience and go over ,my preconceived idea about sushi, was very good, I am glad I gave it a try
7/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went to Kona Grill with
We went to Kona Grill with three girlfriends for a special birthday. We had a great time! The food was delicious! Our server was very well informed and very sweet. We also love the atmosphere there too. Would reccomend for date night or a night out with friends. Great food and great fun!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food especially for sushi fanatics. Not into sushi..no worries as the steak flatbread and burgers are a great alternative.Nice covered patio area and outstanding wait staff make Kona Grill a great place to take that special someone.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely loved this place!!
Absolutely loved this place!! This was the first time and my bestfriend and I went for late lunch, the waitress was so friendly and helpful with discussion on food items. I have never had sushi and tried it for the first time, I LOVED IT!!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wide variety and good atmosphere!
Nice round booth gave our group of 6 an easy way to get to know each other and no one felt left out! The menu had a wide variety. Those that wanted to sushi had great choice and the rest of us had "cooked" food as we referred to it! It was lively inside but not too loud that we couldn't hear each other. We weren't rushed and felt we got a good value for our food.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took my son out for a last family dinner before going back to college. This is one of our usual favorite spots, so we already have favorites identified on the menu. Especially the macadamia nut chicken!! Atmosphere is always pleasant, whether sitting inside or out on the patio. Food is delicious always, and well prepared. Can't go wrong with this place!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Neighborhood Restaurant
Good service, Good Sushi and great seabass close to home.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I love this place and bring others as often as possible. We are both big fans of hawaiian and Asian food, kona does a great job of bringing these flavors to the table.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great outdoor dining, very
Great outdoor dining, very relaxing outdoor atmosphere.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice lunch. Pleasant staff. Heard they have 1/2 price wine bottles on Wed night, although I visited for lunch. Worth the visit.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun, decent sushi
Sushi list is decent - they're all rolls; no sashimi (not a problem for me though). Rolls are huge. We were a party of 2, going for lunch, and filled up on 3 full rolls. Tried their "tacos" as well, which are weird - they're more like wrap sandwiches filled with a lot of shredded carrots and cabbage. Wait staff very nice. Would come back for their sushi, which is better than a lot of places in Oakbrook.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Glad my friend recommend this place
We dined in with a party of 18 people. We had only one waiter . He
was very accommodating The food was delicious i had an excellent margarita a little small but a good taste and the portion size was great My husband and love trying new Resturant's. We will be back again soon because those potstickers were off the chain
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice blend of cuisnes
The spot wasn't too busy on a Tuesday evening - so no problem getting a table. The server was prompt and attentive without hovering annoyingly. The menu offers a wide range of fare, with a Hawaiian twist to it. I didn't try the sushi side of the menu so can't comment on that. The Sea Bass offering was tasty and portioned just right. The Avocado egg-rolls were ok, but hot avocado didn't really send me. Definitely a place to go again.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was a great birthday sushi dinner
I took my boyfriend out for a nice birthday dinner and the food and ambiance was great. The only downside is that I made reservations with a special request for a specific table 4 days prior and it went ignored. I'm not sure why there is a comment box on the site if reservation requests aren't really looked at beforehand. I wanted to sit on the patio next to the fireplace, but we were sat at a nice quit booth which was a good alternative. Our waitresses were very nice and attentive, and the food was top notch.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The customer matters!
Friendly, welcoming and attentive service. Freshly prepared food and something for everyone. Whether you use the bar or dining area you will feel like your business matters.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was fabulous!
Our server was kind, attentive and knowledgable about the menu items. The Angry Edamame (angry dip on the side per server rec) and potstickers made for great appetizers. We split the Cobia dinner special, which was outstanding and wonderfully paired with mango salsa, corn mix and white rice. We also shared some fantasticly unexpected sushi rolls - coconut shrimp and steak/lobster. The drinks were delightful - white sangria and mojito blend with pineapple/coconut flavors. We will definitely be going back soon!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun Place, Fantastic Food
It was a birthday celebration. I arrived before the guest of honor and her entourage and was able to sit at the bar and try the Saki Sagria. I went for the red and it was refreshing and not too sweet. Both the first and second one went down easy. I was also able to sample the apple, brie, fig flat bread. It was an amazingly good combination and a huge portion (especially at Happy Hour prices). For the main course, we selection almost a dozen different sushi rolls. The rainbow and Las Vegas were outstanding. Although the calendar said fall, it was a beautiful evening and we were able to sit on the patio. The server wasn't always available but considering how busy it was, it was understandable. I would definitely return.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a fave!
Brought my best friend here for a pre-surprise-bachelorette party dinner. Everything was perfect...from the girly drinks, to the sashimi appetizers, to the entrees. Awesome!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service and food was remarkable.
Service and food was remarkable. Loved the fried avocado rolls!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
I went here on a first date, which turned out AMAZING! But also the food was fresh and it arrived quickly, our server was friendly and informative and took both of our tastes in to account when we asked about the sushi and sashimi options.
I would return and would recommend this to friends and family.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
good all around experience
A good all around experience. Good options and not terrible expensive.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazingly Delicious - Great Service
I will definitely return for another dining experience with my girlfriends. Our waiter was very patient and let us chat it up as long as we wanted. Never felt rushed. He was informative with the menu choices, very attentive. Every entree was amazingly delish, dessert was incredible. Great portions. We chose a booth for a more cozy feel.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Me & my husband came here
Me & my husband came here for the first time & it was fantastic! The service was excellent! I ordered a rib eye steak & they over cooked it but it came back cooked like it was suppose to & I didn't have to wait forever plus they have us a dessert on the house! We will definitely come back agai!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food and service
I ordered the mahi mahi special and my wife ordered the soft shell crab po' boy sliders. The food was absolutely delicious. Service was impeccable as Ted made great recommendations and took care of everything. If you are going to dine here make sure you request Ted as your server!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another quality dining experience
I have been to this specific restaurant as well as other Kona Grill locations and have had a consistently good experience. We went early on a Saturday evening (6 pm) to beat the crowd and were seated promptly. My dinner companion and I each enjoyed our meals. My glazed salmon entree' with fried rice and fresh green beans was outstanding - I would certainly recommend it.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Birthday Dinner
Our group of 8 had a fantastic time. Everything was perfect from the attentive service, wait time, and quality and presentation of food. We never have a bad experience at Kona Grill.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Put Grotto at the top of your list
Grotto went out of their way to make our dinner an outstanding experience. We were celebrating a special occasion and had a large group including 2 small children. The food was delicious and offers a wide selection to cater to all diners.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot for all occasions
Great restaurant no matter who you bring. I have been here for a nice evening with my wife, a group of friends on the weekend, or business dinner with people from out of town. Everyone raves about the food and there is something on the menu for everyone. They certainly have some great selection of fish and sushi, but doesn't leave out the person looking for a good steak. I come once a month and have had nothing but positive experiences.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
I always come for the sushi and always leave full and happy! Also tried the Fuji apple saki the waiter suggested and it was awesome.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding food topped by service
This has been a favorite restaurant since college, out-of-state. At a 35 minute drive, it's worth it. The food is always fresh, the portions are very reasonable, and the service is great. This is a great place for a group or date, because of the menu's diversity. High-quality sushi meets steak, pork, and chicken, to keep any pallet happy.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM