Kona Grill - Kansas City

4.3
1513 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Welcome to Kona Grill in Country Club Plaza, Kansas City’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment district. Visitors and locals alike can come in to enjoy our scratch kitchen and award-winning sushi after reveling in the art festivals and special events. Stop by for happy hour to taste our handcrafted cocktails infused with freshly squeezed juices. Enjoy a diverse menu featuring a wide variety of contemporary American dishes, as well as unique entrées and appetizers with a global flair. Specialties include Miso-saké Sea Bass in a delicious marinade, filets, almond-crusted Pork-Tenderloin, and Kona Grill’s signature dish – Macadamia Nut Chicken. The restaurant’s contemporary ambience and its new patio 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Sun 9:00AM - 11:00AM 6:00PM - 8:45PM
Mon - Fri 6:00PM - 8:45PM
Sat 9:00AM - 11:00AM 6:00PM - 8:45PM

What 1513 people are saying
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The food was good and I come here often. The prices are a bit high compared to what you get. The portions are big. I recommend coming during happy hour. It much better on your pocket book and they have a great selection. I would avoid the calamari. It was mostly breading and over cooked. The sushi rolls are amazing along with most of the other apps. The service is some of the best on the Plaza!

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vipGavin
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, delicious food

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience5

My omelet came out swimming in grease so I had to send it back. The second came out and it was still very greasy. I love their Happy Hour but was not impressed with their Brunch.

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vipHollyZ
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Surprised that Kona Grille had Sunday brunch! Enjoyed the omelette with asparagus.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I’ve been a few times. Just wanted to get out and enjoy some music and happy hour

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Second time we came, second time my $25 open table reward didn’t work. My food came out super early and for an $18 poke bowl, it was disappointing. My husbands filet came out last and cold.

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MelM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kona has a great place to take business guests. It's quiet enough that you can have a conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarah the Bartender did a great job! She was working the entire bar side along with some tables adjacent to the bar and was attentive, fast to serve and very gracious. Would highly recommend sitting at the bar and having a drink served by Sarah!

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ShaneT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kona was great experience overall. The staff was attentive, EVERYONE was wearing and mask and dinning set up promoted appropriate social distance. 10/10 do recommend to anyone who would love to enjoy a great dining experience!!!

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Eater
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was great. Needed to ask for refills on water and drinks. Manager was accommodating. It was very loud, almost had to yell at member of my own table to hear.

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Lynn
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David C was our waiter and he was fantastic. Friendly and knowledgeable!!
I had the prime rib. Cooked perfectly. We also had the wave, sunset and checkerboard rolls. Delicious all round!
The Covid 19 table spread was great. We felt very safe!! Highly recommend

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CareyO
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a lovely restaurant and we were able to get in even before our reservation!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The server forgot us at our table.

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Nesha
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fast service! Great environment and even gave all the women roses for valentine day!

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JustChillin
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed it. The food was very good. We had a newer server so we cut her some slack. We had a nice, reasonably private booth which was nice for a valentines dinner. It looked like the Kona was a place to meet and hangout for the younger crowd. I'm sure it would be fun if thay was my thing anymore. The hsd a DJ pushing music, but I did not notice the music while I was eating. Nice place. I would go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Best Valentine’s Day!

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LandonD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Management took the cheaper items off the menu during the Valentine weekend and only had the most expensive items.

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Run4fun19
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great valentines dinner!

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ball
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Reduce menu size for Valentine's day. It didn't make since. Our worst experience ever at our favorite sushi restaurant. 👎!!! We got Bbq down the street👍

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place with great service

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great. The steak was cooked perfectly. I would reccomend this place to anyone.

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angilina
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting this restaurant it was great. Food was amazing, staff was on top of everything we will definitely be back.

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RobaE
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

I don’t know if it was Bc it’s Valentine’s Day weekend, but the food was not good at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Terrible dining experience! First off the calamari was under cooked and mushy. The sliders were good though. Took over 30 minutes to order our food after we received our appetizers. Then within 10 minutes I received my sushi but no one else at the table had their food. So of course I waited to eat but it ended up taking 40 more minutes to receive all of our food. That to me is inexcusable! We understand it was a busy night but there is no excuse for our dinner service. Even the manager came by and noticed we still had not received our food but pretty must just blow us off and smiled. So unfortunately you have lost my business.

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were celebrating Valentine's Day. We had a great server and we were surprised how fast the food came out. Drinks were awesome! We can't wait to come back.
Thanks.

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SuzyW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were promptly sat and greeted. Drinks were wonderful and food was amazing! Everything was served in a good time and everyone was so nice

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quick to be seated, extra friendly staff and food was prompt and delicious.

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Nicole
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated Valentine’s Day and Kona had a special menu for the weekend along with a DJ on Friday night when we went. Our waiter was great and food was good! I just wish that the entire menu was available to order, but we did make due and were still satisfied with our choices! The red velvet butter cake was a perfect end to our night there.

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RonaldB
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drink was superb. Room temperature was to cold. Waitress was not knowledgeable of the fish of the day. She was very pleasant and attentive

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JoeC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food! excellent menu, unique dishes.

good service, clean restaurant, good distancing practices.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great and personable service . Love the staff

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ChristyS
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Overall could have been much better. I ordered the filet (med) and it came out well done. I dont even think it was an entire steak, as it was already sliced and was about 5 slices. Im not the send it back type, but as the managers were making rounds, I mentioned it and all that was done was a nice "thank you for letting me know". I didnt ask for compensation and none was offered. The presentation was nice.

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JimmyMac
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was outstanding. The host and one of the Managers (Matt, I think) were very accommodating and got us seated prior to our reservation time. Our server was the bartender Zach. Zach was awesome. He was very attentive and we never had to track him down. He even made me a special drink for my birthday.

All the food was great - Bama Roll was fresh and tasty. The warm butter cake was amazing! Our dinners were great too (Prime Rib & Sea Bass).

Great food & great service!

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KayM
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

It seems that they have gone downhill. The ambience wasn't what it used to be. We sat with the dirty table for a very long time also did not have our water refilled once.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great always love going to Kona Grill the ambiance is very chill and mellow. Service is good, drinks are great and food always delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Made a reservation for 8:30 and we’re not sat until 9:16. 45 minute wait to be seated.

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HaleyP
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time! Our server was awesome, funny and hospitable and the manager Matt was super fun as well!

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vipnonametoday
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food wasn't prepared as ordered. Bad waitress and manager to boot. Service has really declined recently.

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Chanelmonae
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We Vistited Sunday During A Chiefs Game And Requested To Sit Where We Both Could See The T.V. And Although They didnt Have A Actual Table,They Made Accomidations For Us. We Had Out Own Little Area In Front Of The Sushi Bar. And Our Server Was Really Nice And Knowledable Of Her Menu.

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CatherineK
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Made a reservation for brunch and had to wait 40 minutes to be seated. Then everything was a wait from that point. Pretty expensive brunch prices and definitely not worth it. I think if you are going to be a restaurant on the Plaza you better live up to your prices and deliver excellent food and service. Disappointed on both counts!!

FAQs

Kona Grill - Kansas City offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (816) 931-5888.

Kona Grill - Kansas City is rated 4.3 stars by 1513 OpenTable diners.

Kona Grill - Kansas City does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://konagrill.cashstar.com/store/recipient?locale=en-us.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.