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About Kona Grill - Kansas City

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.

444 Ward Parkway
Country Club Plaza
Kansas City, MO 64112
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Sushi, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Mon - Thurs: 11a-10p
Fri - Sat: 11a-11p
Sun: 11a-10p

Happy Hours:
Mon - Fri: 3p - 7p and 10p - 12a
Saturdays: 1p - 5p and 10p - 12a

Cross Street:
Broadway & Pennsylvania

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(816) 931-5888

Website:
http://www.konagrill.com/

Catering:
Full catering capabilities.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Catering and Office parties.

Specials

Complimentary Appetizer When You Become A Konavore

Special valid Jan 8, 2018 - May 8, 2018 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Specials

Complimentary Appetizer When You Become A Konavore

Special valid Jan 8, 2018 - May 8, 2018 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Details

Complimentary Appetizer When You Become A Konavore. Excludes Tax and Tip. appetizer up to a $12 value. join here: http://www.konagrill.com/join-konavore. Special valid Jan 8, 2018 - May 8, 2018 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM.

Kona Grill - Kansas City Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (15)
Casual (13)
Special Occasion (10)
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Creative Cuisine (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Fun (7)
Late-night Find (7)
People Watching (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Business Meals (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vegan (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

This place had a great fusion of food types. We sampled a lot of it...Cuban sliders, fondue, flatbread, and sushi roll. All was sooo good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 4 days ago

Overall good food and we sat toward the back which was quieter and more intimate.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Was very excited to take my family to Kona Grill. I was terribly embarrassed and disappointed in our service and time spent at this venue. The food that night was all just OK. The service was terrible. From order taking to drink refills, it was a complete mess. At one point they took my husband's tea glass and never came back. No ice in the drinks. Couldn't get sweetener. And waiting for the check so we could get out of there was an eternity. Don't get me started on boxes and the receipt. Spent $148.00 for four people. I probably won't be allowed to choose the next outing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was excellent as usual. This was our second time there and this time the service was horrible. Had to find our own additional silverware, took awhile to fill drinks, run credit card. Server seemed new or not all that interested in being there.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent meal and service! Loved every bit! Server gave great recommendations and all were delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Service is always good and food is consistent. The only negative would be the consistent fruit flies that bother you during your meal. It has been like that each time I go.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The service was good, however the restaurant wasn’t as clean as I would have expected considering my reservation was at 630pm. The food was also not as good as the last time I visited.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Overalls good experience. The service was great, but they may have changed the potstickers recipe... not as good as we remember from a previous visit.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

My waiter was amazing! The food was great and it was a very nice atmosphere. I love Kona!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Awesome wait staff. Food was excellent.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food was mediocre for the price and the service was below average.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Pre-Christmas dinner after picking family from airport.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great atmosphere and service! Reserved table on line and had no wait!

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

My birthday!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Food and drinks were not good but service was great.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 21, 2017

I have never had a bad meal at the Kona Grill! The prices are high, but the food is excellent. I had the Sea Bass (again) and it just melts in your mouth.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Service was fast and efficient. Friendly without being intrusive. Jambalaya was lovely. Just a touch spicy and as authentic as New Orleans. Highly recommend the satay chicken and potstickers appetizer. The carrot cake is big enough for four people. Coffee was outstanding.

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

We ate at Kona Grill on a Sunday evening on the Country Club Plaza. Great atmosphere, as late NFL games finishing up. TV's visible, but not necessarily the main focus of atmosphere. Seems to be a popular sushi restaurant, although we did not partake in sushi. We ordered from the grill -- apps, entrees, salads . . . and drink menu was very expansive and creative. A seasonal menu featuring special appetizers, entrees, and bevs also available. Great food and atmosphere. Service was pretty good (seemed a little slow due to large holiday crowd -- had to wait quite a while for drinks).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Fun
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

The place was packed and noisy, but I was pleased with the accommodations for our party of 11. Our server was very good and all were pleased with their entrees.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 12, 2017

They only had one host in a busy night, so we waited for a while for her so we could get seated. Server was good but in a rush, didnt recommend any drinks or food, just handled the menu. Desert and coffee were not offered. Maybe it is because they were busy

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Nice venue-menu lovely-but nothing that sets u apart from many other venues

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The seasonal menu was sub par and quite disappointing. The sushi however was as good as always. Very loud and crowded, food and drinks were prompt though.

Tags: Spicy
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Our server was notified that we had tickets for a show & did everything he could to get us out of there with plenty of time -- and didn't sacrifice a thing. Food was great. Drinks were good.
And everything went fine. My only problem is that the restaurant is always very noisy.

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Authentic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We arrived 17 minutes late and our open table reservation was lost. Little knats kept buzzing our face. The salad I ordered was never delivered. It was so loud I had to yell so my wife could hear me.

Tags: Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Good food and fun bar area in Plaza location. Kona has a good size and interesting menu along with a great sushi menu. Most items are good to very good in taste and portions are good. Deserts are large but not particularly good in flavor or texture, just a bit clumbsy. We enjoy Kona and will return.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Healthy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great time as always!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was good but not great for the price, and we had a lot of sushi rolls so that made for an $$$ night. I have had better sushi and spent less money, so next time we will stick to dinner menu and just get a couple rolls as an appetizer.

The service was wonderful!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Vegan, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This was our first time at Kona Grill and we enjoyed good service and excellent food. Even though they were very busy, a manager greeted us warmly and led us to a nice table and explained the restaurant to us. The sushi and sashimi were excellent and our entrees were too. I'm sure we'll be back soon.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had an appetizer, a sushi roll and an entree (brought the wrong sandwich initially) that were not put in with the rest of our order. They did come out later (and the appetizer was comped, so they made it right), but it kind of disrupted the dinner. Waitress was very nice and apologetic. Food was very good, otherwise.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Always a good time and a great meal. Appetizers are creative and entrees are generous portions, fresh and flavorful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Hot Spot, Fun, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very disappointed. Poor service and average food for the price. One of the servers didn't even bring the sushi platter to the table but handed it to me from the back of the booth, very strange! And when I asked our main server why our food was taking so long he pointed to the
Kitchen and said, "I am waiting on them", we kind of knew that all ready, but he could have actually checked with the kitchen to see what was taking so long...too many great restaurants in KC to go back there.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

The sashimi was perfection!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Sushi rolls were good, especially the picasso which was spicy. Carrot cake for dessert was delicious and huge! Four of us couldn't finish it.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Awesome time. Great food.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Per usual, Kona Grill did not disappoint. Great drinks, wonderful food and flawless service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food wasn't delicious, service was excellent! Two thumbs up!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Marissa was amazing! The food and atmosphere was really good as well.

Tags: Hot Spot, Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food and interesting menu outweighs the noise from the bar area

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 18, 2017

This was one of the worst dining experiences I’ve had in a long time. My fiancé and I attempted to have lunch at the Kona Grill and needed to sit outside because we had a dog. We had a reservation and the only table available was a table for two directly in the sun! We sat there for 15 minutes while waiters as well as the manager ( Rachel) walked in and out many many times but didn’t greet us or offer us a glass of water. I went inside to get service twice and still no one came to service but again waiters came in and out multiple times looking at us sitting in the direct sun for 15 minutes. When I informed the hostess that we would actually be leaving because the service was just so bad some male waiter said OK and when I called and spoke to the manager Rachel she actually gave me the excuse that she saw us sitting in the direct sun and thought we were looking for another table I said to her that’s still no excuse for not being greeted or offered a menu or glass of water. The staff is young and very immature and I’m extremely disappointed in the NO Service. If you’re in the area and looking for a business lunch look elsewhere

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Usually my favorite place but our service was terrible and my salmon wasn't cooked fully! Our waitress failed to bring waters after repeatedly asking. There for almost 3 hours at an 8pm rsvp. Not pleased.

Tags: Fun
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