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Kona Grill - Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Kona Grill - Kansas City

4.0
4
1887 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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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 45 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Sushi, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • 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 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

    (816) 931-5888

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Catering available for delivery & pickup through EZ Cater at: https://www.ezcater.com/catering/kona-grill-kansas-city

  • Private party contact

    Brandon King: (816) 931-5888

  • Neighborhood

    Plaza / Brookside

  • Cross street

    Broadway & Pennsylvania

  • Parking details

    Public 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 1,887 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Contemporary American

  • Kansas City, MO

    Great for scenic views

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Met up with the family for dinner. Service was good, food was decent, but a bit over priced,. The seats in the booths are extremely uncomfortable, the seat slants back and the back rear is straight up. We all were uncomfortable and recommend you take a look at those ergonomics.
  2. A

    Amber

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Some food was delicious but some was not .. calamari tasted like rubber bands even with requesting that it not. Raspberry butter cake tasted like a biscuit. Avocado egg rolls, pot stickers, chocolate cake, drinks and sushi rolls were all hits. Pad Thai and and shrimp fajitas were just ok... Spent over $300 between the three of us and not bad considering how much food and alcohol we had. Host was rude and not welcoming in the least. Server was amazing when he was there. Took way to long to get a drink from the bar, prior to being sat. Bathroom was out of paper towels. Sat at a small 3 top which was frustrating because it was right behind the bar, next to the bathroom and we had to keep moving things and asking other servers to take items off the table to make room. I made a special request prior to going asking for the evening to be fun and welcoming. Three mamas enjoying a night out on the plaza. I personally had enough of this place for the one time and will choose another restaurant next time. To many negatives for the first time unfortunately.
  3. LE

    LaurieE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The food itself was good. I was highly disappointed in the seating. We were seated in a booth to which needed upgrading and was uncomfortable. The back was straight upright and seat was angled backwards. We had to sit on our coats to make the seat level. We asked if we could move to a table and were told we were seated in the booth most likely because we didn’t have reservations. I explained that indeed we did have advanced reservations and they still declined to move us to a more comfortable seating. For the price of the food, I expected a better quality environment.
  4. DS

    DebbyS

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    1st time eating here. Happy hour specials were great. Service was great. The carrot cake was huge! We left very happy.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great group get together! The food was wow! The service was exceptional. Highly recommend KG!
  6. A

    Alex

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Hair in our food two different times (fried into a Vegas roll, and a long hair coming out of the rice for the sashimi) 🤢 Our server was sweet but too busy to tend to our table. The manager had to refill drinks and serve food, he never returned to check on things after having to get us a new roll. When our bill was ready we had to remind them there had been hair in our food. Dirty tables as well. Will NOT return.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    We were seated right away in a good location. Music was really loud and service was slow. The macadamia nut chicken was really tough and breading was soggy and cold. We will not return.
  8. LO

    LynnO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We were there on Thanksgiving night and as you might imagine it was packed! In my reservation request, I had asked for a table by the window so we could people watch and they sat us as soon as we walked in the door, because there was one table by the window open. Our server, Twiggy, was THE BEST! She was attentive and an advocate for both myself and my dinning partner. They were operating on a limited menu which had not been posted on the website, and the veggie roll was not on that menu. As a vegan there really wasn't anything on the menu for me, but Twiggy talked to the kitchen and they made me a veggie roll anyway! My dinning partner was at her very first American Thanksgiving celebration and ordered the turkey dinner. Sadly it was cold when it arrived at the table. Twiggy whisked it off back to the kitchen and returned a few minutes later with a nice hot version. Overall, it was a great experience, as I expect from Kona Grill!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice Thanksgiving experience. The menu was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant meal I have ever experienced! It sounds like an exaggeration, but it's not. Great service, friendly staff, delicious food delivered fast and fresh, awesome dessert (ice cream on brownies) and quick, easy checkout. I was wary based on some other reviews I'd seen, but I'm 100% satisfied with my meal there. Good job, guys!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    15 reviews

    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    The food was not good. We have had two good experiences before. This time was a major let down.
  12. m

    mirabelat

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    The restaurant was dirty
  13. RB

    RBG831

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food was good, not great. Service good, not great. Noise level from TVs way too high to enjoy the evening especially at the price of eating here. More like a sports bar atmosphere.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A good date with my wife, food was delicious and service was quick despite it is crowded. I will definetely go there for those kona sliders!
  15. JK

    JoshuaK

    Kansas City

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Very delicious meal! Love this place!!!
  16. JP

    JP1992

    Kansas City

    149 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    149 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four of went to celebrate a birthday and there was nothing left on any plate. Entrees ranged from combinations of sushi rolls to the chicken pad Thai; everyone was very satisfied with their meal. Our server was the perfect combination of attentive and helpful without being either too present or not there when needed. Many people would anticipate a cookie with a candle (!) or some other token when a special occassion is being celebrated - you won't get that here. BTW, it was our server who asked at the outset if we were celebrating anything. My last comment is this: I am a generous tipper when service and food are great, which both were here. What I'm starting to get annoyed by (in this very tip-centric time) is the suggestion of 20% tip based on the AFTER tax total. My tip is going to be based on the F&B total. It's a small thing that annoys me, and I try not to take it out on the server. But, this is something that I wish business would understand - why would I tip on tax? Stepping off my soap box now!
  17. CG

    CharlesG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and atmosphere were amazing. The staff was very friendly and made great suggestions. Will absolutely go back!
  18. j

    jasonj

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Service was not good and the place wasn’t very busy. Our server would disappear for extended periods of time where we’d be out of water and drinks. Was going to order another round but decided against it. Asked for Thai spice to go with my not at all spicy Pad Thai twice. Never did receive it. Decided to just get the check and go somewhere else. Usually we have a good experience here. Not this time.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Music was to loud
  20. HL

    HLH1

    Kansas City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great happy hour specials! Wide variety of options on dinner menu as well.
  21. JC

    JulieC

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Our first time to eat here. The food was amazing! Service was great. But trying to have a conversation across the table was almost impossible. We asked for the music to be turned down at one point because it seemed to have cranked even louder than it was at first. They did turn it down a bit. It would be a great party venue, but for a nice dinner out with friends- it’s hard to rate it better due to the noise level
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Great service
  23. BH

    BarbaraH

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it, and will definitely be back when in Kansas City!
  24. JW

    JillW

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    The food and service were good. The noise level was loud which made it difficult to carry on a conversation across the table. There were a couple of flying gnats during our meal. The seat of the chair was ripped with the stuffing showing and the door mat as you entered was dirty. Lack of cleanliness.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    Food was excellent poor service.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We have been going to Kona for years and it is usually a good experience; however, lately the food quality has been declining. The sushi this time wasn’t good. Also, we went during happy hour and ordered the poke bowl. We were charged the full rate for the poke bowl even though it was on the happy hour menu. They didn’t specify which poke bowl was for happy hour. They adjusted it, but honestly, we might be taking a break from Kona until the food quality gets better
  27. ZR

    ZibaR

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Went for brunch. Great service! Ordered the Macadamia Nut French Toast. Menu said to was also to come mint. No Macadamia nuts or mint to be found. It was just 5 small rounds of average French toast with raspberries. Friend ordered the Croque Madame. She said it very salty. Coffee was great.
  28. SK

    ScottK

    Kansas City

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was awesome! Especially the people you meet first-the 3 hostesses. They were very welcoming and shuffled us off to an awaiting table to enjoy a great dinner!
  29. JP

    JoelP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience1
    The rolls were good. We had two chicken dishes and the chicken with both was hard and over cooked, but we had waited over an hour for our food and had to leave within 20 minutes to pick up a kid so we didn’t have time to complain and have it fixed. The place was way too noisy to have a good conversation.
  30. LM

    LynnM

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    James our waiter was amazing. Very friendly and attentive. The food was fabulous as well.
  31. D

    Delaney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and even better service. Went with my boyfriend and it was a great date spot!
  32. AJ

    AlfredoJ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Worst food i have ever had. Do not recommend. Please go else where for brunch.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Was a busy place. Our booth had a lot of issues-small space, dirty glass partitions, broken seat and back. Was expensive. Server was hard working and friendly.
  34. TC

    TammyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience as our first time there, will be back soon. Steak was perfection!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Way overpriced! Small bowl of edamame $12! California roll $14! Coke $4! Beer $9! No wonder hardly anyone was in there. Six people with only two beers total $195 + tip
  36. DW

    DontWorryAboutIt

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    It was way too loud; I understand what they’re trying to do with the DJ, but it is way too loud when you can’t have a decent conversation with the person next to you. And, my friend complained the whole time that it was way too cold; I think that we were right under the vent.
  37. J

    Jess

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    I chose this restaurant because they had a special date night experience and my daughter just got engaged so I sent the happy couple there for the “date night” experience and included a bottle of wine. They got there and were handed a regular menu and not told about the experience at all. I had even put that this was an engagement dinner on the special instructions. Just dissatisfied that they weren’t given the special date night I had ordered for them on this ap. I even called the restaurant to let them know they’re coming and told them i ordered the date night special for them and to see if I could leave a credit card and they told me to purchase a gift card online, so I thought they’d be all good! Very disappointing.
  38. RG

    RonG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Small portions for the amount of money you have to pay
  39. MT

    MTMlr

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We walked out before ordering. The ambiance was off, why was only the front 1/3rd of the establishment being used? The waiter was creepy, how do you greasy lay over that little hair on a bald head? Waited a long time for a waitress and had already decided to leave. Had you cleaned up at all from the night before? Shut off the lights if you aren’t cleaning!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Kona Grill - Kansas City using the Order Online button. Kona Grill - Kansas City also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (816) 931-5888.

Kona Grill - Kansas City is rated 4 stars by 1887 OpenTable diners.

Kona Grill - Kansas City 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

7:30 PM


Booked 45 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Kona Grill - Kansas City

444 Ward Parkway, Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64112

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Broadway & Pennsylvania

  • Neighborhood

    Plaza / Brookside

  • 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 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

    Contemporary American, Sushi, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, 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

  • Phone number

    (816) 931-5888

  • Catering

    Catering available for delivery & pickup through EZ Cater at: https://www.ezcater.com/catering/kona-grill-kansas-city

  • Private party contact

    Brandon King: (816) 931-5888

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