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Kona Grill - Cincinnati, Liberty Township, OH

Kona Grill - Cincinnati

3.8
3.8
2004 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 17 times today
Experiences are available.

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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 Coffee Bread Pudding & 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 2,004 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  2. D

    Diner26

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  3. A

    Adriennes

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  5. FH

    FredH

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 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!
  12. 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
  13. KR

    KenR

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    We ate at the bar upstairs. They were busy and for the most part one person working the bar. They brought our side dish and our carry out item prior to our main course. They had to take our carry out back to box it. Our side dish rice got very cold. It took forever to get our sushi rolls and they put both orders on one plate. I ordered a another drink when our meal came and she got to me when I was finished. Our carrot cake desert which was carry out was just a slice and we paid 14$ for it. It’s very loud up there and they need to loose the disc jockey and the music during dinner and maybe start him later when people are just drinking Not sure why you need music up there. Never got an apology from anyone and the bartender was just matter of fact and barely apologized. It took forever and we will not go back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Appetizers and main meal came together. Since we were seating in the patio area the main meal got cold, unable to eat. Will not go back.
  15. MP

    MarieP

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Inside and outside of the restaurant there was an intense smell of septic sewerage. With an early reservation for dinner and empty tables all around, they wanted to put us at a table right next to the revolving entry door. We asked to be seated somewhere else and the hostess acted inconvenienced. She proposed a table in front of the restroom - where the smell was even greater. We left. A month ago I came to the restaurant with friends. There was the same smell and attitude. Kona Grill will never be a restaurant we would recommend to friends. Actually, we'll warn against it.
  16. MT

    MissT

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    We sat at the bar and the service was fine. We ordered the chicken and shrimp lettuce wraps. Halfway through eating it, we discovered a hair in the food. This was after witnessing the table next to us find a hair in their chicken and shrimp. The manager removed it from our bill. It made us lose our appetite so we paid and decided to leave. As we were exiting the bar, a busboy barreled through the middle of us after delivering food. He spoke back rudely after my husband suggested he let guest have the right of way and leave without almost being knocked over. Then he flew down the stairs and out of sight. It wasn’t a very pleasant experience and I don’t know that we will go back.
  17. RD

    RamD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    The server was very attentive. My wife's fish was very dry, tough and inedible. She would not recommend the restaurant. She was very disappointed.
  18. c

    cincisoccermom

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    food was good with one exception: the chicken skewers were moderately spicy and the description gave no indication that there was any "heat" in the dish. Since I am that odd one out that doesn't like spicy food, it was disappointing, but all the other food we had was quite good. happy hour deals were good.
  19. M

    Mainelady

    Cincinnati

    160 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    160 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Restaurant menu was very reasonable and tasty. Very loud fellow dinners. Our server, Aaron I believe, did a great job. Thank you.
  20. ME

    MichaelE

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Too many missteps to get more then 3 stars. This might be a lot of peoples' idea of a great place, but not ours.
  21. c

    chicmommasue

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service
  22. RS

    RobertaS

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Experience! Drove from out of town JUST to come eat here. The only disappointment was you were out of lobster so I couldn’t get my lobster roll. Other than that - everything was amazing.
  23. DK

    DrKeithWilson

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    I was extremely disappointed in the service, extremely long wait time for drinks to the point I had to leave my seat to inquire on status of drinks. Sushi arrived with sashimi cut into odd mismatched pieces at $28 per order and poor quality according to taste …1 perfectly cut piece and the others thin on one end and thick on the other hidden under the one perfect piece. I waited and again he to leave my seat to request soy sauce and chopsticks. There is absolutely no excuse for a sushi restaurant servicing food in this manner. I will not return …
  24. JB

    JennyB

    San Francisco

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    The sea bass sliders are a must try! Get a margarita flight, so good! Really enjoyed the shrimp tacos as well!
  25. NM

    NicoleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Decided to go to a early brunch, I ordered Macadamia Nut French Toast and the flavor combination was so divine. I will surely return for more. The wait staff were incredible, helpful and the experience oozed positive vibes. I've already recommended Kona Grill to several friends so far.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    I had stated in my reservation that this was a birthday celebration… however they did not note it at all!! The table was in the corner…. Not a very nice location and was dirty!! There were lots of empty tables when we were seated and the entire time we were eating….
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and excellent service
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best food and service!
  29. LA

    LeAnneM

    Cincinnati

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Like the food selections... good sushi and good entrees.
  30. n

    nikos

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    Waitstaff forgot our order; it took over and hour to get our appetizers. When the food arrived, it was delicious. Management seemed indifferent; implied that they were too short-staffed to deliver normal level of service.

    Kona Grill - CincinnatiResponded on September 5, 2022Evening! We are sorry to hear about your recent experience with us. We strive to give every guest a stellar experience but we obviously missed the mark with you. Please reach out to us at cincinnati@konagrill.con so we can do everything in our power to make this right for you! Thank you

  31. JM

    JulieM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food was mediocre Dry mashed potatoes Dry chicken tenders Good sushi Good edamame

    Kona Grill - CincinnatiResponded on September 5, 2022Evening! We are sorry to hear about your recent experience with us. We strive to give every guest a stellar experience but we obviously missed the mark with you. Please reach out to us at cincinnati@konagrill.con so we can do everything in our power to make this right for you! Thank you

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great meal and service was top notch.

    Kona Grill - CincinnatiResponded on September 5, 2022Thank you for the great review!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely time with my best friend eating happy hour! Haley was our server and she did a fabulous job!

    Kona Grill - CincinnatiResponded on September 5, 2022Thank you for the great review!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday family celebration! …Was a good a time!

    Kona Grill - CincinnatiResponded on September 5, 2022Thank you for the great review!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience4
    They only have the brunch menu which is quite restricted for lunch time. They said they didn’t have enough personnel , so they canceled the regular lunch menu, also our food came out very slow. They should let know on their website about not offering their regular lunch menu!

    Kona Grill - CincinnatiResponded on September 5, 2022Evening! We are sorry to hear about your recent experience with us. We strive to give every guest a stellar experience but we obviously missed the mark with you. Please reach out to us at cincinnati@konagrill.con so we can do everything in our power to make this right for you! Thank you

  36. CT

    CTnCincy

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience4
    Kitchen was down two employees. Finally an hour after waiting for food manager came to table to let us know what was going on. Food was good but plan on a two hour brunch.

    Kona Grill - CincinnatiResponded on September 5, 2022Evening! We are sorry to hear about your recent experience with us. We strive to give every guest a stellar experience but we obviously missed the mark with you. Please reach out to us at cincinnati@konagrill.con so we can do everything in our power to make this right for you! Thank you

  37. HC

    HeatherC

    Cincinnati

    30 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    I won’t go again. Overall not a good experience from the initial experience with the host not sitting me where he said, go waiting almost 20 minutes until my date got up to get someone to come wait on us. It was awful! Food is good but not good enough to deal with the rest of the experience.

    Kona Grill - CincinnatiResponded on September 5, 2022Evening! We are sorry to hear about your recent experience with us. We strive to give every guest a stellar experience but we obviously missed the mark with you. Please reach out to us at cincinnati@konagrill.con so we can do everything in our power to make this right for you! Thank you

  38. CL

    CharlesL

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Overall excellent. Order was submitted wrong to kitchen. Would go again though do to quality of food.

    Kona Grill - CincinnatiResponded on September 5, 2022Thank you for the great review!

  39. J

    Jenn

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The brunch menu looked great and our service from TK was good. I am not a fan of the green beans as an option as they were crunchy but I would definitely dine there again.

    Kona Grill - CincinnatiResponded on September 5, 2022Thank you for the great review!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    Went for brunch, 10 am, our first clue should have been no one else was there. Waited 40 minutes for food, again no one there, for the eggs Benedict, were hard boiled instead of poached, the French toast several pieces soggy in the middle. They were vacuuming and not ready for guests and it was just weird. If you are going to advertise brunch in Cincy, better bring your A game. Bonus they charged $18 for four pieces of bacon, the menu said 2 but at that point I just paid and left. Server was very nice and apologetic, I did tip. . I have been here at night and it is a great environment with decent food. Recommend they stick to what they know best.

    Kona Grill - CincinnatiResponded on September 5, 2022Evening! We are sorry to hear about your recent experience with us. We strive to give every guest a stellar experience but we obviously missed the mark with you. Please reach out to us at cincinnati@konagrill.con so we can do everything in our power to make this right for you! Thank you

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 3.8 stars by 2004 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 17 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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