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Kona Grill - Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Kona Grill - Kansas City

3.4
3.4
2248 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Welcome to Kona Grill in Country Club Plaza, Kansas City’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment district. occasion really. Kona Grill is a classic American Grill with great steak and seafood - complemented by the best choice of sushi and margaritas at any grill in America. Kona Grill features a global menu of contemporary American favorites, award-winning sushi, and specialty craft cocktails in a polished, casual atmosphere. From brunch & lunch to dinner & happy hour, the restaurant offers a range of freshly prepared dishes from the grill, seasonal menu items and fan-favorite dishes across all dayparts. Kona Grill offers both indoor and outdoor patio dining at all its locations, $3, $6, $9 happy hour offered weekdays & NEW weekend brunch, guided by a passion for quality food and exceptional service.



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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Sushi, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 2:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 2:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 2:00 pm–6:00 pm Mon–Thu 9:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 9:30 pm–1:00 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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What 2,248 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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3.4
3.4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.5Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.3Ambience
  • 3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

2,248 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is not as good as you would like for the money. Food was lukewarm. Ambiance was great. Service was great.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good as always, our server sucked though. He couldn’t get our orders right, he kept forgetting to check on us and bring refills, and he messed up our bills at the end.

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  3. Pete

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Would not recommend. Overpriced food with a bar and grill environment.

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  4. SusanO

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Apparently they were busy during Valentine’s Day and had run out of most of their menu. Our initial order was not available and it took almost 30mins and the manager to come to our table before we were served.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We always order the Lemon garlic penne with shrimp. It is our favorite meal of any restaurant. This time was somewhat disappointing. The pasta was over cooked and they didn’t split as usual so we asked for a plate and did it ourselves. Hopefully next time will be better.

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  6. AmandaS

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Horrible service. The server was awful. Never put food in them put in the wrong order.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The server didn’t know what Nigiri was, Steak was $42 and was a diner steak. My steak came out 15 min before others sushi and dinner was $250 for. 3 people. Not worth it. Should have gone to Capital

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We waited over an hour for sushi. The rest of the party finished eating 30 minutes before the sushi arrived. The pay/game kiosks on the table are tacky. The place was dirty.

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  9. BryanB

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wife and I went for valentine's day so expecting a little bit of crowd but, restaurant over booked with made for overcrowding and alot of unhappy customers. Heard one couple sat for 2 hours waiting on order and was only served drinks never got there food. But over all wasn't to bad. Our experience was great!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Waitress was super helpful and speedy on a busy Valentines Day. Left a nice tip.

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  11. Nope

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Perhaps the worst/most expensive dining experience I've had in Kansas City. Ever. Not ever sure where to start. Great service from our waiter but everything else was a dumpster fire of skunks and burning tires. If anything else is open in town go there first.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Of course it was Valentine’s Day but the place was way too loud, they overbooked tables, we waited an hour just for appetizers and a good 15 minutes for a bottle of wine. People standing every where; romantic not at all. Food pretty good, our server was so fun though it helped.

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  13. MBOSS

    Chicago

    51 reviews

    2.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Overpriced and classless. I was here on Valentine’s Day - nowhere in the reservation mentioned a special menu - that was a shock, as I wander my typical menu items. Tons of 2 top tables had been crammed in to squeeze us into the dining room. It felt very cramped and totally cheesy. The pricing has gotten so high at Kona - I expect a lot better service and restaurant decor. Will def not be coming back.

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  14. MarvinR

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great Valentines dinner at Kona Grill. The host was nice, the waitress was amazing, and the food was fantastic. Only fault for me was not having a kids menu available on the holiday.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great valentine experience. Highly recommend this place. Service and food great

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The service was good but we were sat at a tiny fold out table and chairs. It was very wobbly and awkward. I ordered the expensive surf and turf. The steak was very small and very bland. I could cook a better steak at home. It had absolutely no seasoning. The sushi was ok. Overall not a great experience for the expensive price

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was phenomenal, atmosphere was nice as well. Service was poor, our entrees were almost finished when the appetizers were delivered to the table. Definitely some improvement to be made with the service

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  18. Kimberly

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The sushi was not fresh. Martini glass was not clean. It has a confetti star in the drink. Had to send both back.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    I’ve been going to this Kona Grill since it opened, but I won’t be back after our experience last night. We had to wait 30+ minutes past our reservation time. The hosts were incredibly rude. Service at the table was better but food took forever. The ambiance isn’t what it used to be especially with the table devices. There are many better options on the Plaza.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I used to love coming to Kona Grill, however the seen seemed to have gone down. The experience tonight was amazing because if the service and the chef. I ordered my regular sushi and it was overcooked. The chef came out and redid my meal perfectly.

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  21. Luvseafood

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The sushi was so tasty and served in a beautiful fashion.

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  22. MarkA

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Made reservations well in advance and our party of 8 adults were seated at a high top whereas the two people on the ends had to sit sideways. Water was spilled on the end person twice when refilling water glasses. Six of the eight were celebrating birthdays so it was a not-so-special night when it should have been for such a large ticket. We won’t be back.

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  23. MeganB

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was attentive and helpful.

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  24. nevereatathome

    Kansas City

    44 reviews

    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I am sad to say one of my favs is going downhill :( I went for my favorite chopped salad with the macadamia nut chicken on it and they were out of salad! How can a restaurant be out of salad?? So instead I ordered the chicken entree and substituted the beans for the rice which I normally love! It has totally chsnged and tasted awful. I couldnt even eat it. Overall fun night with friends and great happy hour prices but just seemed like an Applebees instead of a nice restaurant experience

    1 person found this helpful

  25. StaceyV

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The Kona Grill has a good reputation, but the food is bland and overpriced. We had 1 cocktail, two orders of fried rice (which wasn't very good) and a plate of sashimi and a sushi roll and it came to $99. The sashimi was fresh and my husband enjoyed it, but everything else was bland. His shrimp tempura (which we sent back) was just some fried shrimp with a sauce over it. The pork fried rice was just their usual with chunks of ham in it. What a waste of money.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good but they were out of a couple of items

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  27. KennyG

    Kansas City

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was fair this time...Kona has a lot of potential of raising the bar.

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  28. Swan

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were walk in last minute and the lady in the front asked us to get online to schedule a reservation. After we did she informed us about how far behind she was on reservations already which would have been at least and hour wait. We told her we could wait since she said she would send us a txt message, but within 15 minutes of waiting she already found us a seat. So with all this to say the food was also great!!!

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  29. PaigeD

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Our reservation was at 7:15 and we weren’t seated until after 8:30. Our food didn’t come out until after 10pm and it was all cold and tasted horrible. Our server forgot to put in multiple drinks and appetizers and they were sold out of multiple menu and drink options. They really shouldn’t be taking reservations if they can’t honor them.

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  30. SarahM

    Kansas City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The restaurant was very crowded and noisy and we waited 30 minutes past our reservation time. Eventually seated near the restrooms … then practically forgotten about. Had to ask for a second set of silverware. They ran out of the appetizer we requested so substituted with an inedible poke bowl. Was never checked on by our server. Had to ask for more water. And the food itself —mostly ok but nothing great. Will not return.

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  31. JulieK

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Was packed and although had a reservation still had to wait over 45 min but still had great service and food for being as busy as they were.

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  32. Amahd

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant was very crowded, very noisy and cold. We were seated beneath an extremely large air vent that was blowing cold air. People were eating with their coats on. The food portions were small and overpriced. The staff we saw were rushing everywhere. The restaurant seemed to have a "get them in, get their money and get them out" vibe. We won't be going back.

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  33. LoriW

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Sushi was delicious, brownie dessert was great. Prime rib steak was not good.

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  34. Celestial1

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Visited for Restaurant Week and the dinner menu was an awesome value! Moe, was wonderful as our server. She was very friendly and helpful w suggestions.

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  35. larryt

    Kansas City

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Restaurant Week in KC. Picked Kona Grill. Never been, good RW menu. 8pm reservations, was seated at table 8:25. Crazy Busy (got it understand) Waiter brought waters. Took our RW orders since he said the kitchen was crazy busy and ordered drinks. Chosen appetizer was not available ,”ran out” had to pick something else. Several minutes go by. Apps received at table but no drinks? Half way thru apps drinks arrive. Dinner arrives. Me Prime Rib, Her petite filet and shrimp. Not look like they had been sitting under a heat lamp for awhile. Both cooked to order, both tender, but little taste and little dry. Dessert is next. Ordered double stacked brownie for me and cheesecake for her. No stacked brownie, ran out, lava cake instead. 20 minutes later(plates gone, beverage and water glasses empty) dessert arrives. Lava cake was replaced with chocolate chip cookies and ice cream and the cheesecake tasted like it was store bought. Loud, slow service, and food was “fair”. Maybe another night the food would be better. But how do you run out of RW food? KC RW occurs every year. Maybe it’s just bad management at the Kona Grill.

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  36. ECKD

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was mostly delicious—drinks were average—they ran out of the dessert I ordered without notifying me, tried to replace it with something not even on the menu, and it was inedible (literally, so hard to use the pressure of two hands to cut it). Service was slow, slow, slow. We were there for well over two hours for a very average dinner. Our server was nice and did the best with what the kitchen threw at him. The food for the majority of the meal was very good and saved it from being a terrible experience.

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  37. ElizabethR

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great! Love the variety of choices. Had a great time!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Just really bad. Bad service. Bad food. Have the stuff was missing from the menu. Just bad.

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  39. Deuce

    Kansas City

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was very friendly and courteous. Our food, when we finally received it, was hot and very good. However, it took 45 to 60 minutes to receive our food after we ordered. Also, they were out of the fish and chips that was on the KC Restaurant Week menu.

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  40. Hammy

    Kansas City

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for restaurant week and although they were out of a couple things that we had planned on ordering, everything we got was very good. Service was good. I would assume it was a manager that came by quite often to make sure we were being cared for. We had a very good experience.

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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 3.4 stars by 2248 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

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 2:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 2:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 2:00 pm–6:00 pm Mon–Thu 9:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 9:30 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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