Kona Grill - Kansas City

4.2
1766 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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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Sun 12:00AM - 12:00AM 9:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:45PM 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 8:00PM - 11:45PM
Sat 12:00AM - 12:00AM 9:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:45PM 8:00PM - 11:45PM

What 1766 people are saying
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AndreaRose
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

They raised the prices of everything on the menu by $2-$3. I always get the Picasso roll, which with the new prices makes that $21. They brought it out with carrots instead of the usual garnish and skimped on the “juice” that is normally included. We waited over 30 minutes for food that was more expensive, and subpar. Additionally, the booth that we were originally sitting in was falling apart (the shared backing was very unstable and was significantly wobbling if any weight was put on it) and we asked to be sat somewhere else.

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Billie
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

We ordered sushi, however it was horrible and we left a lot of rolls on the plate. Mainly the most expensive. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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WillC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Kona Grill, and Shay was awesome with her menu suggestions. The food, the atmosphere, and Shay made it an incredible experience! Will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wish they had the fish tacos all the time and not just during happy hour! Food was great though and the staff was very nice :)

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OpenTable Diner
Tulsa
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sea Bass ever.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Always!! I love Kona!

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AJ44
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat at the bar for HH and had friendly service from the bartenders. The food was great and the HH value was tremendous

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything went well

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RoyceW
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was amazing! Engaged in conversation, but not excessively.

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NicolasV
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Tried cooking a steak 3 times finally we gave up and left

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Server might have been new. Food took forever to get out, but the quality was good. Cocktails were weak and the overall price point was barely of value. I do not plan on coming back.

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CurtisS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Mosquitos around 🤨
We asked for potstickers and only we get three of it

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LoisW
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Emily, was great and made our dinner exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe , good food.

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MarioA
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun food with great service. It is obvious from the moment you walk in the door that the place is well managed and it shows in the quality of service and speed of food delivery. Would recommend.

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ChayanD
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was Ok, overpriced for the quality, the server did not even come back for refilling water.

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KHJR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was great. Our waiter David was great last time also. We have been 2x and both times it has been spectacular. Delicious food & great service!

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LauraW
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Very nice people greeting you at the door.
Waitress wasn’t so great.

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strejok
Kansas City
29 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for my daughter’s birthday and everyone’s food was very good. Wide variety so everyone could find something to their taste. Ample portions. Service was outstanding. We will be back!

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Robert
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, choice and service! Perfect atmosphere to hold any special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Reserved a table for that evening as traveling into town. When we got there, they would not honor the reservation and told us they would not seat us. Had to walk to find other place to eat after paying for an Uber there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Despite email and follow up phone conversation for confirmation upon arriving we were rudely turned away upon entry. As was a party in front of ours. Mine included my fiance’s 81 year-old mother, and my fiance’s 21 year-old daughter.

Needless to say this was not my best restaurant experience on the Plaza.

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HollyR
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My party showed up 15 minutes before our reservation to find out that it had been cancelled due to staff shortages. I understand having to cancel, but we should have been notified prior to traveling 30 minutes to the restaurant. I feel this should have been handled better. The manager told us, "Sorry, but you need to find somewhere else on the Plaza to eat." We should have at least been offered a gift card to return at a future time. I have always loved Kona Grill, but was extremely sad in the way this situation was handled.

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AnnaS
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Was on a date with a very special person, it was perfect. The place was packed but we were still able to relax, enjoy good conversation and fabulous food.

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Caro
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We never got to eat. After 3 hours, they told us the kitchen was having quality issues so we should go elsewhere.

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JoeM
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst service ever! Waited 2 hrs and they could not even serve our food.

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SeanH
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Out of some products like prime rib and salmon that we wanted to order. We also asked for our steak to be well done and it came back very pink. Our waitress Mia was great and we liked the ambiance.

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Linda
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

They sat us on time for our reservation, then we waited 20 minutes for someone to walk by so we could ask who our server is. Our sever was fine except he kept blaming the kitchen and others for the poor service and didn’t bus our empty glasses. We asked to speak to a manager, he didn’t do anything to make it better. It took over 30 minutes to get the appetizer, lettuce rolls (you assemble them yourself so we were just waiting for the ingredients). Food came out after an hour, food was good, we did our best to have a good time. But I would not go back. They were not full, but way understaffed.

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vipRichardF
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there on Christmas Day. The check in and waitress were both awesome. The food was very good and there was plenty of it. A wonderful experience! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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DonG
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

With reservations made ahead, we were seated about 30 minutes slow. That's not too inconvenient. When we were told they ran out of the main featured entree, we left.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible. Zero stars. Waited 75 minutes for 3 salads and some french fries. Worst dining experience ever.

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tony
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

we were there on Christmas, it was busy and under staffed.

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LindaA
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

One hour wait for drinks. One hour wait for appetizer. Two & a half hours wait on food- out of mashed potatoes! BAKED our filets—horrible.
Will NEVER eat there again. They were doing online orders before taking care of seated tables!!!

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vipShelliB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived for our 12:00 reservation and the water supply was disrupted.

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CraigA
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Took forever to get Service. The worst Christmas Day meal ever. Food was terrible. Will never come back again.

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MattJ
Springfield
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Being that it was Christmas Day I wasn't sure what to expect. Brunch menu was not available (reservation was for 10:30am), but they did add 4-5 'Christmas' items and had their regular menu. My friend and I ordered the same thing, filet with lobster cream sauce, ordered medium. Both dishes did not have the cream sauce and my friend's steak was WELL done. She was told it would be 45 minutes before she could get a new steak, which she didn't opt for. Instead she ordered sushi (which was very good). We had bottomless mimosas and it was like pulling teeth to get refills, but they were good. The manager was VERY nice, he was doing his best to accommodate us. Apparently they were short staffed and only had 2 chefs working. They had half the dining room open when we arrived and later opened the back area. This made NO sense to us when they had people waiting over an hour for their food, but that was their business. Overall the service wasn't great and with the exception of the steak everything went well. It was a nice atmosphere and everyone was friendly so was trying to be understanding about the issues. Still would recommend Kona to friends, have been there many times before and I just think it was the holiday that caused issues in itself. It was obvious everyone was working hard I just think their organization was lacking.

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AnnO
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent! There is a loud party vibe, just so you know!

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GinaB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Was disappointed with the food quality. Server was great but he had more tables than he could handle.

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lilPinKC
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Nope... never again. Food was way over-priced and disappointing. $35 for ham slices and mashed potato? Husband ordered a beer that showed up AFTER the check. Service was sub-par and sluggish and it wasn't even packed! My "sushi roll" had a piece of black rock in it that I bit down on... YUCK!! Noise-level was dance-club loud. I don't see the value.

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JaimeS
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Christmas Eve dinner. Food was not hot and steak ok. Service nothing special. I can usually be patient and wait but they could have brought the appetizers out it took more 30min. I ordered nothing complex. Just edamame!

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 4.2 stars by 1766 OpenTable diners.

Kona Grill - Kansas City does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.konagrill.com/more/gift-cards.

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.