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Kona Grill - Cincinnati

4.3
581 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Mon - Thurs: 11a-11p
Fri - Sat: 11a-12a
Sun: 11a-10p
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Phone number
(513) 322-5860
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
I- 75
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 581 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food as usual. Service was slower than in the past.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My dance group went here and we had a great time. We had big al as our waiter and he made the night a lot better

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

The seating on the patio was nice, though the entire restaurant is very loud; we were seated near the bar and it seemed like they dropped and broke a glass every 5 minutes. Our server was a little out of it at the beginning. It took a while to get silverware and napkins. He did get better and was very good about keeping our water filled. The food is pretty good, I would say in line with the pricing. Since I don't like seafood, there are very few menu options here for me, so between that and the so-so service, I will likely not return, but if you like seafood, it might be better.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Food is delicious. The ambiance is too laud service is average.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Service could be improved

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Our server, Brandi, did a great job and we enjoyed our evening.
Dining room was way too loud and restaurant was not full. Music too loud.
They need an area where a table of 6 can enjoy a lively atmosphere but still hear each other.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Had a great time.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

food was good. terrible service and good took forever. server did nor take away any dishes or glasses. no managers came around to check on customers and to apologize for lack of service. checking out took long time. horrible experience

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day. Perfect weather and great seating decor at Kona Grill. Nice greeter and waiter did a great job...no rushing and food was excellent.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This was my third visit since Kona grill opened. The food is good. However, the service has been painfully slow each time. Last Sunday took a full hour from ordering to being served, it wasn’t crowded at all.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We waited for 45 minutes to get our food when there were only 6 tables in the whole restaurant. Our plates were scalding hot when they finally came to us, as if they had been under a heat lamp for 30 minutes. There was a foot long hair in my son’s coffee. We were highly dissatisfied and I’m embarrassed that I brought my mom here for Mother’s Day. We will never be returning and will be telling all our friends about our experience.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Made for a great Mother’s Day!! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

We have never been disappointed with our meals. Varied selection and delicious. This time we asked to be seated upstairs on the patio for quiet, private conversation. The service was excellent.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Did not seem that busy. Slow to table for drinks and to take order. Brought out entree as appetizer, brought the wrong sides. The food we got was good. Staff was nice just a bit disorganized

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2.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Location is great. Bar upstairs is fun. Great outdoor seating and fire pits. Food is over priced for what you get. Service was terrible. Wait staff had too many tables per person. Actually had to go to when bar to get two drinks because it was so long between the times we saw waitress.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great experience!!! Waiter super nice even for super crazy crowd! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great food, amazing server, fabulous, friendly service

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1.0Dined on April 27, 2018

The service we received was very poor. Our waitress was missing for several minutes without checking on us. Our glasses were empty most of the time. Food was not great! I was disappointed with my experience because I heard such great things.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Everything was great

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2.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Usually love this restaurant but this last visit was not very enjoyable. Our server was not knowledgeable about the drinks or wine that was available. We ordered drinks before dinner and finished them sometime before dinner arrived. Dinner was delivered by someone other than our server who never came back to ask us if we wanted another drink. Finished dinner without a new glass of wine. Food was good but service was very lacking on this visit.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Excellent food. Very noisy! Could hardly talk to one another without shouting. Too expensive. Cannot go more than once a year to celebrate an event.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Our server was great!! Can’t remember his name but will be dining there again

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The service was great, and I absolutely loved going to Kona and I will go again. However, I wish they had the lobster Mac and cheese back on the menu.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We had a wonderful experience. April was our server. We were seated promptly per our reservation time. We sat outside and it was perfect. The food, atmosphere, service all great! We will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Enjoyed our meal this evening....better service than usual here....always like the atmosphere!

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1.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The food was extremely bad. This was our third time going there. I am not sure what happen this time. It was so bad that we just paid the bill and left. We went somewhere else to eat. Never going back.

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The food was fine - the noise level is a significant negative.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Good meal, I had the macadamia nut chicken and it was a hair dry and over cooked. My wife had sushi and lettuce wraps and she loved both. Waitress was very attentive but food came out to quick between courses as we didn't have time to finish our appetizer before my soup came. Then our entrees came before I could finish my soup. Will definitely go back though.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Service was great! Portion size of sea bass was super small.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Saturday at 6:30, high top by the bar. Got the wrong beer initially. They rectified quickly. Sushi is always good but overpriced compared to local sushi places. I ordered Kona Churrasco and my friend had the burger. Mine was delicious. Large portions, fabulous chimichurri sauce. Server Big Al was very friendly and there when we needed him.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great food, fun ambiance. Our server was attentive and very pleasant. Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Very nice atmosphere, food and service was excellent

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

A bit noisy, but fun and energetic - a great meal, with lots of options.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great food, great atmosphere, great service! Can’t wait to go back!!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We were seated immediately when we arrived about 10 minutes early on a busy Friday night. The table was close to the revolving door so we were cold. The food was very good and the ambiance is very nice. Our service was very good. They could use more draft beer selections. They have an incredible rooftop bar for Seasonal use.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Server was great , food was good great lunch spot

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Pretty good for a Sunday night, although we felt a little rushed to finish our dinner.
The food was good; very tasty.

The one criticism I'll make: I expected the sushi to be better than your typical Japanese steakhouse. It was 'good,' but since 1/2 of Kona's menu is sushi, I would have thought the rolls would be...more exceptional. Maybe larger?

We'll certainly give it another shot.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food. Bummed they removed some items we always ordered but everything is always good.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Had A great waitress for dinner. Moved to the bar high tops for a few drinks after dinner and had a great waiter (matt) as well. He was very friendly, nice, and made us feel welcome. Great service!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Everything was wonderful! The service was fast and the server attentive. The gouda fondue appetizer was great. There were 4 people in our party; each ordered a different type of sushi to share. They were all so good, no one could pick a favorite. Make sure you save room to sample Kona desserts. They will not disappoint!!

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