Kona Grill - Kansas City

4.3
1472 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 1472 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Michelle was a great server.

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vipnonametoday
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food good service terrible.

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KellyT
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Delicious, and will become a routine date night spot.

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Fish was very dry and brocolini was extremely salty.

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JordanS
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was decent. Service was real good. The seats were uncomfortable. The backs of the booths are too vertical. The margaritas are small. The dumplings were delicious and the sushi rolls.

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WarrenM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The table service was below average.
Our appetizer arrived shortly after the dinner.
Overall the meal was good but I was disappointed with the service.
Sorry to say

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jermaine is AMAZING! Handled our crazy table of 6 like a true professional. What a wonderful Restaurant Week experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food.

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vipStanleyW
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Wonderful food, terrible service. We waited over 15 minutes for our check from our server. The busboy was very kind, he noticed our water was empty for some time so he refilled it cleared our plates.

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Mzlynn
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Zach was very pleasant and funny easy to talk to even taught my best friend of 30 years how to use chopsticks and convince her to try something new and she liked it

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TammyP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Good food but prime rib was average. We sat by bar/ kitchen/cash register so not much for atmosphere. It was our anniversary so little disappointing. Overall it was good food and service.

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vipAndrea
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was awesome, food came out quick, food was delicious, drinks were perfect. LOVED IT!

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staciI
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was excellent! We look forward to going back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was very nice and polite, the manager even approached us to ask if everything was good. I really enjoyed my visit there. Also, Michelle is an amazing server

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ChristyD
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The reservation for us in within 2 min of arrival. It was well worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time tonight at Kona Grill amidst restaurant week! We came at the end of Happy Hour and Jenesa was extremely accommodating. Our food and drinks came out quickly and she came back often to check on us. If you ever come in - ask for Jenesa!!! She’s amazing!

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ChristyR
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service. Good food. We enjoyed our dinner!

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Kedra
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Husband and I really enjoyed ourselves. We received a gift card to Kona so we had no choice but to try it out. Usually when I go to Kona it's happy hour and I wasn't to impressed so I never tried dinner. Well the drinks were great, the food was awesome and our service did a wonderful job.

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gabrielleb
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Waited 30 minutes PAST my reservation time to be sat.

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DanielS
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good sushi. Server was decent but not outstanding. The manager did come around and was very personable. Good experience, but we’ve had better previously. Still very much enjoy coming here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was great as always. We felt the staff did a nice job of practicing social distancing. Still seeing a few patrons trying to push the COVID boundaries.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

All of the food was beyond tasty. We had trouble getting service for a little when we first sat but overall great experience!

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Kabby
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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vipAudraK
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was outstanding!!!!! Picasso Roll never disappoints!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Reservations were at 8:15 didn’t get seated until 9:00. Took an hour and 45 minutes to be served are food and it was ice cold. The table behind us was seated before us and had been waiting over 2 hours for there food. Talked to the manager and she blamed corporate for the problems. I disagree it’s a management issue not a corporate issue. They had more than enough staff just very poorly managed.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

New Year’s Eve dinner with my hubby. We made reservations thru open table for 730 and got there on time just to be told there’s a wait due to scheduling conflicts with their people who do reservations. They told us to go wait in our car until they call us. We waited 40 minutes in our car till called. When seated service was very slow. Drinks came out late, appetizer late and also my husband dinner salad was forgotten and we had to ask server about it. When asked, the server said he didn’t realize he wanted it before the entree???? What? Well needless to say I ordered surf and turf and when my meal finally arrived my steak was literally cold and flavorless. Pretty sad for a $39 meal. When the server checked on us I told him about my steak being cold and flavorless and his statement was “Oh, really, I’m sorry you didn’t like it”. NO offer to fix it or make it right at all. I know it was New Year’s Eve and the place was busy and overbooked for sure but I will not be returning to this restaurant. Sad cause I was really excited to try it out. Not worth the $150 spent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We came for New Years Eve. Somehow our reservation was cancelled through OpenTable but the restaurant accommodated us and got us seated within 20 minutes. Our waitress Michelle was amazing and we had a great dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

NYE Reservation. Showed up at 5:15 and took 45 minutes to get drinks. We spent over 3 hours in the restaurant total due to them being behind. Meals were taking 90+ minutes to get out to tables. Very understaffed and I’d give 1 star but the food was pretty good. We weren’t in a hurry so it’s fine but obvious staffing/training issues

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LisaL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Our waiter was knowledgable, friendly and professional.

Kona Grill - Kansas City
Responded on January 2, 2021

Hello LiasL! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us the high rating as well as the positive feedback. It is our mission to provide outstanding service to all of our guests. Please join us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Music a bit loud

Kona Grill - Kansas City
Responded on December 28, 2020

Thank you for the high rating and for the feedback. We will pass this along as we are always looking for areas to improve. We hope to welcome you back soon.

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MikeR
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Normal Rolls lacked flavor compared to other places even with the same price. Not really worth it to get normal rolls but special rolls cost a greater amount.

Kona Grill - Kansas City
Responded on December 28, 2020

Hey Mike. Thank you for the high rating and we will pass you feedback along to our chefs as we are always looking for areas to improve. See you next time!

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HeatherL
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Came here for dinner on Christmas and it was very busy. Made a reservation and when we got there 5 minutes before reservation the hostess said there were 3 people in front of us. Which didn’t make sense to me since I made a reservation. They had a DJ which was fun, but seemed more of dance floor music then dinner music....confused by that too. Our food server talked more loudly then needed, not sure if she had a hearing deficit or what?? The food was the best part!! My husband and I shared the Picasso sushi and it was awesome! I had the Miso Sea Bass and it was really good. My husband had the ribeye which he said was cooked perfectly and very good. I also really enjoyed the flight of Saki I ordered. They need to have a better selection of tap beer though. And it was rather annoying that our food server came back 3 different times to tell us they were out of various things we tried to order. I guess maybe they weren’t expecting so many people that night.....??? Overall the food made us overlook the other things mentioned and I would recommend Kona Grill.

Kona Grill - Kansas City
Responded on December 28, 2020

Thank you for the feedback Heather. We will take all of this into consideration for areas to improve. We hope to welcome you back soon.

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vipNebraskaTourist
Omaha
123 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Restaurant was busy and kitchen slow. Drinks and food were very good and Alissa was a great server. We endured a 2 hour dinner but will return.
Koodos to the hostess who chose to clear out the waiting area since it got very crowded. She politely asked everyone to step outside until their reservation time. 😀

Kona Grill - Kansas City
Responded on December 28, 2020

Thank you so much for the high rating and detailed feedback we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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BWilson
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Place was a zoo, being one of the few open Christmas Day evening. Took hour half to get dinner which was very good there was a DJ cranking crazy music not Christmas music that was a huge annoyance waitress was fun see bass good
Likely will not return too loud too crowded

Kona Grill - Kansas City
Responded on December 28, 2020

Bwilson thank you for the feedback. We will take all of this into consideration for areas of improvement and hope to welcome to you back soon.

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Kayebritt
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful compared to last Christmas day experience. Playing Xmas music and movies! The service and food were EXCELLENT! Kona has become or annaul Christmas dinner go to place!

Kona Grill - Kansas City
Responded on December 29, 2020

Kayebritt thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a positive review and high rating. We are glad to see you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious I have never had prime rib until that night our waiter Michelle was prompt on everything always checked on us to make sure that we was comfortable and everything was okay I highly recommend that everyone goes to this restaurant I love the atmosphere and I love the friendly people.

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EmptyNester
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

This is our second Christmas Eve in a row to eat at Kona where the food was just ok and the service was not very good. Kind of disappointing for a special holiday treat for our family. Next year we will probably try somewhere else.

Kona Grill - Kansas City
Responded on December 28, 2020

EmptyNester we do apologize that you were not able to fully enjoy your last visit with us. We hope to welcome you back for a chance to provide a more outstanding experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loveddddd my server!! Sweetest one I’ve ever had❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Gathered here for happy hour! The food, menu options and service was great! The only upgrade is the restaurant was a bit chilly and drafty towards throughly it’s entirety. Did want to remove my coat due to the chilliness. Other than that it was a gr f experience!

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 1472 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.