Kona Grill - Kansas City

4.4
1544 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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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
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  • 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 1544 people are saying
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BillK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sea bass was excellent. The server was very attentive and helpful in recommending dessert. The overhead music was a little loud.

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vipMelissaS
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This was to celebrate my sons bday. Put that on the original reservation and it wasn’t anything special. First after being seated waited for 5 min for someone to come get our drink order. Food was great. Delicious as usual. We sat around a lot with no food on our table. Orders were messed up slightly and my husbands side of veges never came out (we weren’t charged though) but also didn’t ask about them because everything was slow as it was. We will come back just no time soon. For a birthday dinner I was disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What late at night for reverse happy hour on Saturday. They had DJ. Great music. Service was great wonderful waitress

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JasonC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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NicMun
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellect service only downside was the DJ. It was just a little much for a restaurant. If it wasn't so loud I wouldn't mind. I could barely have a conversation over the music.

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StanA
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good, good food and decent service.

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Shermie
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service2ambience3

I ordered the pork chops. They were the driest pork chops ever. The service was not good but I attributed that to the restaurant being exceptionally busy - it was a beautiful Friday afternoon. The Kona Grill usually has fabulous food so I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good night, with responsive and attentive staff. The manager delivered our food to our table, and recognized that one of our sushi rolls wasn’t what we ordered. He quickly had the kitchen send out the right thing, and we enjoyed every bit of the meal

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vipbsmithtoday
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Extremely overpriced. The sushi rolls are tiny and average at best, don’t go here for the food.

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joeb
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Eater menu was disappointing. We were not expecting to find a reduced menu without many of the favorite items we like on the regular menu.

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Illinoisguests
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We always go to Kona when visiting KC several times a year. Excellent food. Good service. It was too loud this last Saturday evening. We could barely hear each other across the booth.

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vipBenP
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sushi menu appeared to be limited due to COVID. Hoping it is back to pre-Covid next time we go!

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KmoneY
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was excellent even though she forgot a couple things

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Horrible! Evidently they no longer value customers! Well food was good but service was horrible. When you drop $400 on dinner you hope food and service ok s good! Will never go again!

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Always love the food here. Service is not that great and expensive

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vipLeslie
Kansas City
28 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Are you ever feeling edamame with a kick? Don't skip on ordering it the 'Angry' way! The edamame is tossed in some cayenne mixture and the after effect is a little zing on the lips from the spice! The Checkerboard & Crunchy Spicy Tuna rolls are not to be missed.

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Teachermaria
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great for Sunday all day happy hour. LOVE the kids bento box.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was good. Music to loud. Service a little slow. Food took to long

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ChrisVC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great place to get good sushi, awesome fried rice & fun drinks. The music was a little loud during dinner, making it hard to talk with our friends.

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Larry
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

It took over an hour, and close to an hour and a half for us to receive our entrees. Only after tracking down a manager we’re we actually able to have our entrees delivered. I worked in the restaurant business for almost a decade, so I understand busy kitchens and staff. However, someone should have known way ahead of time that our ticket time was even approaching an hour to begin with.

Granted, we had a decent size order (6 rolls and 2 sashimi), but I told the waiter they could bring out what was ready. He didn’t seem to think this was important.

For $167, I was not overly impressed with the food. It wasn’t bad, but it certainly did not wow me for that price.

The final straw for me was the fact that when the food finally arrived, we were missing a roll. I mentioned to the manager that we were missing food and he said “I’m not trying to argue with you, but you each have a plate in front of you.”


I shouldn’t have to argue with staff about whether or not I received what I ordered. It’s on the ticket. I knew we were missing a roll because my friend and I each ordered 2 rolls, and the two girls we were with each ordered 1. Thats 6 rolls total, and only 5 were brought to the table.

I explained this to the manager, and said that I couldn’t remember the exact name of the roll, especially after waiting almost an hour an a half. He scurried off and returned with the missing roll, stating “sorry about that.” And just as I suspected, I was charged for the roll.

I would have thought him to at least offer to comp the roll that wasn’t going to be brought out had I not said something, or offered a complimentary desert, or a discount for the extremely poor service. None of the above happened.

Thank you for letting me share, I hope someone capable of correcting this has a chance to review my comments and sees to it other patrons are not subjected to this type of experience.

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Alo115
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, good service and upbeat atmosphere

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DMcT
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

We recently went to Kona Grill KC as we have done many times before. All the booth seats were moved around to accommodate for pandemic distancing, however, my husband kept getting his seat pushed back and forth by the couple sitting behind him. The seats were flimsy to the point if you moved, the seats did too. Otherwise, all was fine until it wasn't!
Our waiter was initially attentive and came over pretty quickly. We received drinks and our appetizers in a timely fashion. We had placed our order as we finished our appetizers.
I ordered the Market fish and my husband ordered Sushi. About 10 minutes later my dinner arrived and then we waited............ and waited.......... Finally, after 10 minutes with ZERO acknowledgment, we flagged down another waitress and asked for the Manager. He came over, we explained the situation and he rushed off to find out the situation. When he came back he said it was a "communication" issue between kitchens and that they were getting my husband's sushi prepared. Then we waited...... and waited...... Finally, OUR actual waiter showed up and we again explained the situation and he ran off to see what was happening and then never came back! We continued to wait and after another 10 minutes of waiting, I got up and found two other Managers. I was very upset and angry at this point. One of the Managers was very apologetic, the other one told me that "I could just leave" if I was unhappy!!!
My husband's sushi at that point was delivered, it was 2 each of the 5 pieces he ordered.
We were so upset, so frustrated, and while they took off the price of his that was "all they could do". We could not get out of there fast enough!
When we left we were speaking to another couple while we waited for UBER and they had just experienced a similar situation from the manager. Kona Grill is not worth my $$ if this is the way they intend to treat their patrons. While my food was (cold) but good, I do not recommend & sadly will never go back.

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Love4buca
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, drinks and service

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vipLOVE
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! We had such a fun time! Awesome happy hour spot!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Matt the manager was awesome! He was nice and took very good care of us. Thank you Matt!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelle was fabulous! We had a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was amazing

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LynneLong
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice chill spot with good vibes and good food. My favorites would be the potstickers, Las Vegas Roll and the sliders.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting, food was amazing!

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Stacia
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

the best food we have had. The picaso sushi roll is amazing! seating took awhile even with a reservation and service was a little slow, just busy i suppose. It was worth it though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and table service.

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Bonnie
Kansas City
20 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We love Kona Grill. Love the food and casual atmosphere. But on Friday night the very loud pulse vibe dance music coming from the front bar area was too overwhelming for this old couple. We couldn’t talk. Guess we’re just cranky over 60’s. But again, the food is sensational. We just will go on other nights and hope for a lower volume of the music. It’s a younger crowd than we are.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kona Grill never disappoints! The lively atmosphere, delicious food ,and company of great friends made for a great evening! The miso Sea Bass , sushi rolls, and drinks were a hit for us all.

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vipNanc
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and it was a wonderful experience. Food was yummy with a plethora of choices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and ambiance was good. Food was great. Definitely worth coming back too.

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vipLibbi
Kansas City
37 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was good except that my steak was over cooked.

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vipJenniferB
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Server did a fine job and the food was delicious but the kitchen was extremely slow to get the food out. Even the cocktails took forever to come out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful 💗

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Waitress was new but she did very well, brunch was excellent and the mimosas were fantastic!

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 4.4 stars by 1544 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.