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Kona Grill - Cincinnati, Liberty Township, OH

Kona Grill - Cincinnati

3.9
3.9
2032 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to Kona Grill Cincinnati at Liberty Center, in between The Square and rooftop garden. Enjoy your local paradise after work, a day of shopping, or before an event. Fresh, wild caught fish is flown in daily to craft award-winning sushi, while contemporary American entrees are prepared from scratch in-house. Happy hour on the beautiful rooftop patio overlooking The Square is a must. This is the best spot to catch a summer concert. And don’t leave until you’ve tried one of the handcrafted cocktails, ice cold draft beer, or a glass of wine selected from the extensive drink menu. The restaurant’s diverse menu and contemporary ambience provide the perfect venue for special occasions like bridal showers, baby showers, birthday celebrations, business meetings, date night, or just any occasion really.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.

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Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:30 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 2:00 pm–6:00 pm Mon–Thu 9:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:30 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (513) 322-5860

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Cross street

    I- 75

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Kona Grill Date Night

    $39.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    The search is over for the PERFECT DATE NIGHT! Make your reservation for DATE NIGHT at Kona Grill, offered every Sunday through Wednesday for $39 per person. This special menu features your choice of 1 of the 3 listed signature starters, Ribeye Meatballs or Lobster Toast or Ribeye Sliders. Followed by your choice of 2 of the 4 listed entrees, Sweet-Chili Glazed Salmon or Big Island Ribeye or Korean 5-Spiced Ribs or Assorted Sushi Board. Finishing your night off with NY Cheesecake & a shot of Bailey’s. Add a bottle of Lunetta Prosecco, Chateau St. Michelle Chardonnay, or Two Vines Cabernet for $25.

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What 2,032 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DB

    DavidB

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    This was the 4th time my wife and I have done brunch at Kona. Overall we like it. It's not well known yet, so the restaurant is quiet, and we can easily have a conversation. The Kona-mosa special is great. The food is good, but some choices leave a little to be desired (not a fan of sweet potato fries with the sandwich meals). But overall,we will keep going back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy and warm outdoor seating… great food and service!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We came in with a group of 7 to celebrate my birthday over Thanksgiving weekend. I had made a reservation earlier in the week but was forced to call and confirm it about 2 hours before. When we arrived, they still had to “set up” for us which took about 10 minutes and only involved setting rolled silverware on the table? We were seated in the upstairs bar area which was fine except for a harsh blue light that bounces off the windows and reflects across the whole space - be warned! Aside from this, our server was excellent, funny and gave great recommendations. The food tasted great but was a bit pricey for each person to get a drink, entree and a few appetizers to split. We would return but it won’t be a regular place for us due to the cost.
  4. CL

    CharlesL

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Food was great, service was great. Very quiet. Great atmosphere.
  5. SS

    SusanSchek

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    The food was good but the service was so poor that it was hard to make up for that.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Fire dragon roll sushi and miso soup were not delicious and overpriced.
  7. C

    C123

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Overall the service was good and food was ok. However, we were sat by the kitchen and someone working there kept yelling orders to the crew. The restaurant is already loud but listening to someone yell at someone isn’t pleasant for your dining experience.
  8. s

    sarahr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    such a good lunch and dinner spot. the best salmon ever. 10/10
  9. j

    jck1080

    Cincinnati

    49 reviews

    2.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food5service3ambience5
    It took 20 to 25 minutes to get our drinks. There wasn't enough waitresses to handle the crowd. The kitchen was a little faster getting our meals out. Our waitress had too many tables to wait on.
  10. F

    Fletcher

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Recommend the sea bass sliders!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall1food4service2ambience2
    Reservation for outside was not ready - needed to wait for that but inside was available. One menu for two people. Service was slow. Bar service even slower. One drink was so strong that it was requested to have more mixer and the mixer given wasn’t part of the original drink. Likely not going to return for dinner. Very chain restaurant-y.
  12. ST

    SweetTooth

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    In bar area. Service sporadical.
  13. HN

    HereandNow

    Cincinnati

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    A fun experience.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was really good but our service was excellent
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    An upscale restaurant like Kona that takes reservations with pricing on the upper scale, should not have kiosk for payment at the table. A fun evening with the girls ended up being a total fiasco and taking up about 45 minutes of our time when we tried to pay with the kiosk. We ended up getting the manager. They had to void our checks twice and we ended up just getting checks from the server. Our server was not the best. She kept going by us clearly seeing we had empty drink glasses and she seemed to be more concerned about standing at the lobby desk chatting with other employees. I will not be back to Kona. Placing those kiosk at the tables took you down to something like a Wing Place a Buffalo Wild Wings or an Olive Garden.
  16. CP

    ChristinaP

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Post meal from a bridal shower with a bridesmaid
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hostess told me it would be 1-2 hour wait when I put my name in as a walk in. I walked out, opened Open Table and booked a reservation for 5 min later. Walked in and was seated in 5 min. So strange!
  18. CS

    ColleenS

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at Kona. It was a beautiful October evening and we sat in the open air area. The food was delicious and our waiter john was great. He even brought me a complimentary & delicious butter cake & ice cream for my birthday.
  19. JR

    JosephR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Sat us between a children's party and the kitchen where there was constantly loud shouting
  20. BS

    BrandiS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Food was cold, small portions for price and our server barely checked on us and kept forgetting our drinks.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seems like there’s been changes made here. Things were excellent at my last visit. Almost back to the way things were pre-Covid. Love Kona!
  22. HN

    HereandNow

    Cincinnati

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It was an overall good experience although it seemed like they were a bit short staffed. A manager did come out and even took part of our order and served our drinks.
  23. WC

    WayneC

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our food immensely. One of the best N Y Strip steaks I’ve had and I eat a lot of steak. Crystal our server was absolutely on top of her game. We we so impressed we asked for the manager to let her know. We will definitely be back again
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was pleasant. Had a good time. Our server was great and it was nice to see the manager going to each table and asking everyone how everyone was doing.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Server was terrible. Food was extremely poor quality and while we were one of two tables in the dining room, it took an egregiously long time to get our food. And again, the server was TERRIBLE!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    It was so LOUD and food is kind of overpriced. Miso soup $9?
  27. P

    Paul

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our only problem was that it was too hard to hear. Our original waiter Gabriel volunteered to switch tables with another waiter (Adrian), when he realized we were hard of hearing, as Adrian was better able to make himself heard over the music. Both Gabriel and Adrian were exceptional, and the food was amazing! I think Friday night at dinner time may be too busy a time for us to re-visit, but we will most definitely be returning. Thank you for a fantastic experience!
  28. ML

    MikeL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    Issue with Nats flying around table. Waiter disappeared at times.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    Pretty place, but overpriced for the contents. Service was terrible. Waited 10 minutes to get our drinks ordered (water and a sake), 5 more minutes before receiving the waters and to hear they were out of hot sake. Placed order for appetizer when initial drink order was received, received 20 minutes in. Server was hardly present and we had to flag down a busser for refills on our waters during our meal as server did not check in until after that fact (about 15 minutes into dinner course). Restaurant was about at 20% capacity at this time. It seemed like he was only there to socialize behind the partition and did not provide the service that would match the decor. Food was edible but once again, not really matching the decor or pricing. We will not be returning.
  30. D

    Diner26

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    The workers at the front desk were extremely rude and unwelcoming. As soon as I checked in for my reservation they told me it was a wait. Didn’t say how long or anything. I sat for over 35 mins only for them to sit me at a table that was empty when I first walked in. Every time I’m not welcomed in a warm manner and there isn’t very many ppl of color in an establishment, I immediately feel as if there is some form of discriminatory behavior. I work in customer service so I know an unwelcoming vibe when it’s presented to me. The waitress was amazing. I don’t remember her name but she was wearing a hijab. Very kind, accommodating and helpful. When I refer to the bad service I’m not referring to her at all. I didn’t feel welcomed and I will not be returning.
  31. A

    Adriennes

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Cost of food for what you get is very high. Took a long time to get our food.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    I have eaten at this location for years for business and pleasure , but this by far was the worst experience I’ve ever had. There were a myriad of issues this visit but the worst by far is that my husband’s simple order of plain shrimp sautéed in olive oil was completely botched twice. He had to go into the kitchen to get the kitchen manager and do it right a third time. He life threatening food allergies so needs to have it right. The waitress was inattentive, did not bring drinks we ordered so canceled them. Gave us the wrong bills and no pens to sign with. Kona Grill is now off my list.
  33. FH

    FredH

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We have dined here many times. Food was good as always. Service was a little off but not too bad for a Friday night with many people out for Homecoming dances.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    The food was not as great as it usually is and we waited close to 45 minutes for our meal. After we got the check, we waited for around 15 minutes and eventually had to go inside to cash out. They were not crowded and we were the only party on the patio so I'm not sure what the hold up was. It definitely detracted from our experience.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    Our server John was professional and nice. We sat outside and enjoyed the weather and the quad entertainment. The noise level was good so we could have a decent conversation. Food presentation was nice, but it did not come out in a timely way. The meatballs were over seasoned and dry. The dragon’s fire roll had a bitter taste to it and was not appealing and the 5 spice ribs were just ok and not Korean at all.
  36. M

    Miller

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! We ate here as part of Cincinnati Restaurant Week and it was great. I highly recommend it.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    The food took a long time to come out. My wife’s grilled mahi was very over cooked, and my prime rib was well done when I asked for medium rare. The mashed potatoes were dry and flakey. The server barely checked on us, too.
  38. D

    Disappointed

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    Service was extremely slow. Took 20 minutes before someone, not our server asked if we wanted to order drinks. Entrée came before appetizer. Entrée was warm at best. Disappointed. Second time with slow service. Really like the food and Vibe but service needs to improve.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We set in outdoor area and it was a bit too chilly and heaters were not working very well. But was ok!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    The carrot cake was thing only thing good about my entire night. Food was horrible

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Kona Grill - Cincinnati using the Order Online button. Kona Grill - Cincinnati also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 322-5860.

Kona Grill - Cincinnati is rated 3.9 stars by 2032 OpenTable diners.

Kona Grill - Cincinnati does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Kona Grill - Cincinnati

7524 Gibson St, Liberty Township, OH 45069

Additional information

  • Cross street

    I- 75

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:30 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 2:00 pm–6:00 pm Mon–Thu 9:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:30 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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