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
130 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (48)good for groups (46)special occasion (43)great for lunch (35)fit for foodies (33)vibrant bar scene (25)late-night find (17)neighborhood gem (14)kid-friendly (13)hot spot (13)romantic (12)notable wine list (9)great for brunch (8)scenic view (4)Show More
  • A great concept with top line
    FinMoVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2008
    A great concept with top line sushi but plenty to choose from for those who are in to the more traditional. Prices are reasonable and the service is very good. The dining room is very upscale and warm. In season the patio is great for outdoor dining. Happy Hour food deals are fantastic. Two Thumbs UP!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have been there twice and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/30/2008
    I have been there twice and enjoyed the food and atmosphere each time. The food prices are reasonable but I think the drinks are a little expensive (around $10 each included glasses of wine) but the cocktails are good. The Kona Tini was excellent, it's pineapple infused vodka. And they offer a few dessert type Martinis, the butterscotch is delish. The sushi rolls are fresh and nicely presented. I went there on a Tuesday night and the place was filled but not over crowded. The only negative I experienced was the hostesses kind of hovered looking for tables to finish. I was there with a friend for a leisurely dinner with friend and I felt rushed by this behavior. But I will go back again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wow! What a nice interior!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/27/2008
    Wow! What a nice interior! Huge fishtank dominates one wall. Nice bar with plenty of tv screens to view the games. Arrived early and order drinks and apps at the bar. Chocolate Martini price was listed differetly in the 2 different menus we had (bar specials/main). Highest cost was charged. Pot Stickers were great. Ribs were just ok...should've gone with my gut (chicken) but the waitress sold them to me. Sushi was fantastic but a little pricey. Dessert was cheesecake but presented in a new way. Waitres could've been a little more attentive to us. Will be back ot try new stuff...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is the second time I've
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/27/2008
    This is the second time I've been to Kona Grill. The food is great and a nice place to go. Out table was ready when we got there. We couldn't complain about the service at all. Everyone was very attentive and courteous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kona Gril was amazing and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 12/26/2008
    Kona Gril was amazing and suited everyone in our party. I was able to order sushi and my husband ordered a pepperoni pizza. You cant go wrong with that! Everyone was extremely satisfied!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We visited the Kona Grill
    pioneerjourney
    Dined on 12/21/2008
    We visited the Kona Grill after a matinee at Drury Lane. We have been here before, and thought it would be a nice finish to end the day. The staff was friendly and welcoming, from the hostess/host at the front door to the wait staff. Our food was served promptly and the server was attentive. In fact, he informed us that he put our order in mid-way through our salads so we didn't have to rush. I have been there at lunch time, as well as late Sunday afternoon. Each time the experience has been enjoyable and definitely on our repeat list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had a great booth with an
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 12/20/2008
    Had a great booth with an outstanding waitress, Jamie. Would go back again, for sure.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My husband and I had the pleasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/20/2008
    My husband and I had the pleasure of dining at Kona Grill about 2 weeks ago. We had such a great time, we made a reservation for Saturday Dec. 20th to celebrate the Christmas Holiday with our daughters (home for the holiday). We had a great time and our daughters thought the Kona Grill was fantastic. Excellent menu and outstanding sushi, we will be back!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Menu has a good variety of
    Happyfoodie1
    Dined on 12/19/2008
    Menu has a good variety of asian inspired food. Our family agrees the pot stickers are the best we've ever tasted. Great place to go when you're in the mood for some unique, different types of food, but you can still get a great steak and the mashed potatoes are awesome. Save room for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food. My sea bass
    Noisy
    Dined on 12/16/2008
    Very good food. My sea bass was excellent. The martinis were great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food tasted amazing and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/10/2008
    The food tasted amazing and the presentation of the food was beautiful. Everyone loved their meal. It was like having a fancy dinner for lunch, but at a great price. The proportions were perfect for lunch. I highly recommend the salmon dish!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My husband & I have dined
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/7/2008
    My husband & I have dined here several times; We have loved it every time. Recently, we took my mom & her friend with us. They both loved it too b/c of the menu variety & reasonable prices....and it is consistently good. :) Thank you for being a staple in our dining repertoire.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife and I were celebrating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/6/2008
    My wife and I were celebrating our 34th wedding aniversary. The staff was very solicious but inobtrusive. Our waiter asked me when I wanted the flowers I had delivered to the restaurant brought out and provided us with an excellent dessert. We will likely be back for our 35th.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I chose this restaurant for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/5/2008
    I chose this restaurant for my Birthday dinner this year and was not at all disappointed! You could easily have a great dinner out or just have cocktails and an array of great appetizers. Our server was great and sent a special treat to the table because it was my birthday! I can't wait to go back and try other items on their menu.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went for a birthday celebration!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/28/2008
    Went for a birthday celebration! Sushi was very good...Philadelphia rolls were excellent. Service was a little lacking in that 2 of 4 persons in my group had arrived and were seated and for 16 minutes, no one came around to even inquire about if we wanted to get some drinks or anything. Server needed to be reminded of things throughout the evening. Wonder if the rolls are available for carryout!
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  • Everything we had wass mouth
    doctorjVIP
    Dined on 11/28/2008
    Everything we had wass mouth burning spiccy. The server told us that we actually ordered the mildest items. I had the pork loin, which was otherwise, very good. Husband had halibut which he could not enjoy because of the heat.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My date and I ordered all
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/21/2008
    My date and I ordered all sushi items -- the maki wasn't too special but the sashimi specialties were delicious. The service was pretty good, the atmosphere was alright; dark in a club way, not romantic.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I liked it, there was a diverse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/19/2008
    I liked it, there was a diverse menu. It kind of felt like brew pub specialties, meet asian fusion, meet sushi bar. I will definitely dine there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice menu, it had something
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/15/2008
    Very nice menu, it had something for everyone. There are not many places to get sushi, pizza, fish and pork. Everyone really enjoyed the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • They have a wide selection.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/11/2008
    They have a wide selection. There are items to suit every taste and dietary need. Several vegetarian options and great appetizers. Desserts are large and suitable for spliting among a couple people.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed a very special occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/10/2008
    Enjoyed a very special occasion at the Kona Grill and the staff was very attentive. Our mix of sushi and seafood specials were exceptional. Met with friends that we have not seen for sometime, so the location and food choices worked out great for all who attended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I have been here twice now
    snewpeaVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2008
    I have been here twice now which is saying alot considering that there are 38 other restaurants right down the street. I have also talked with people who have been to Kona Grill and here is the concensus...Appetizer's are great, food is good and the desserts are terrible.
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  • Of our party of four; two
    mizzwizzVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2008
    Of our party of four; two of us were repeat diners. Kona offers a good mix of standard fare and food items that are not available at other restaurants in the area. One of the favorites was the Pad Thai noodles with shrimp - yum. Lunch prices are in the acceptable range. The serve staff was attentive while not being intrusive. Will be back again in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Where do I start. We had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/25/2008
    Where do I start. We had reservations for 8 p.m., had to wait and did not get seated until 9. We sat at bar, waiting 10 minutes to be served, it was clearly busy, but considering the amount of bartenders and waitstaff, please! Food was good, no doubt a great place to eat and each item was fresher than we have had anywhere else. Server was kind and offered suggestions. The price however, was a little extreme for the amount of food you got. Would I go back, Im not sure at this point, for me when you make a reservation, they need to honor this.
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  • I heard that the sushi wasn't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/18/2008
    I heard that the sushi wasn't that great, but I disagree it was great. Very good experience overall. The drinks were reasonable, and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steak and Seafood were Excellent,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/18/2008
    Steak and Seafood were Excellent, Huge 1,000 gal. Aquarium Suishi Bar.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had dinner at your Oak Brook
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/18/2008
    Had dinner at your Oak Brook restaurant. Food was very good - had the salmon. The decor was nice. However, the service was very slow.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent food - different flavors
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/17/2008
    Decent food - different flavors and very interesting menu. You can order pizza or sushi. Delicious mojitos!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The signature macadamia nut
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/17/2008
    The signature macadamia nut encrusted chicken dish with white cheddar mashed potatoes was delicious. My house salad (fresh tender greens, home made croutons, tangy oriental dressing, and blue cheese)was a perfect blend of fresh flavors. My husband had the baked sea bass and said it was the best he ever had. He liked the rice dish which accompanied it but thought the fresh green beans were a little too crunchy. The Margarita was wonderful. The setting was comfortable and the ambiance was contemporary Hawaiian. The service was excellent--attentive but not intrusive.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went to Kona Grill for
    KarenG3
    Dined on 10/11/2008
    We went to Kona Grill for my daughters birthday dinner and we were all quite disappointed by the food. The decor is great, the service good and polite, but the food was lacking. The appetizers were the best part of the meal. We had a large variety of food as there were 6 of us and only the Chicken noodles with spicy thai peanut sauce was a hit. The pork was awful, the meatloaf mushy and tasteless, the seabass tasted medicated more than marinated and the garlic pizza was ok at best.The signature chicken with macadamia crust was so bland and tasteless with a sauce that looked and tasted like paste. Such a shame, great descriptive menu has you anxious to try it all, we did and everyone was unhappy.
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  • My son chose to go to Kona
    PaulOVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2008
    My son chose to go to Kona Grill for his 12th birthday dinner. He had a great time although my wife ordered the Macadamia Nut Chicken and was really let down as it tasted pretty bland and had a thick sauce almost like gravy that was really greasy and added no flavor.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The music selection was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/27/2008
    The music selection was very strange, it would go from techno dance to lionel richie (I am not kidding). Very loud. The menu is all over the board (meatloaf to sushi), I have no idea what type of restaurant it is. All of our food was fine but nothing that impressed enough to come back. We went with friends and the music was so bad it was distracting. Nice outdoor patio - it has lots of potential.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our evening was great. Our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/27/2008
    Our evening was great. Our waitress was helpful and patient. We would go there again.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our meal was excellent and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2008
    Our meal was excellent and the service was outstanding. Thank you very much for a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was my third time having
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/24/2008
    This was my third time having lunch at Kona Grill. The food and service were fantastic each visit. The glazed salmon salad was outstanding as well as the avacodo egg rolls. The others at my table have had the meatloaf and the chicken entrees and loved them. We all really enjoyed our food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate