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Kona Grill - Kansas City

4.5
986 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Sushi, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Mon - Thurs: 11a-11p
Fri - Sat: 11a-12a
Sun: 11a-10p
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Phone number
(816) 931-5888
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Full catering capabilities.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Broadway & Pennsylvania
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Special events & promotions
Catering and Office parties.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Complimentary Appetizer When You Become A Konavore

Complimentary Appetizer When You Become A Konavore. Excludes Tax and Tip. appetizer up to a $12 value. join here: http://www.konagrill.com/join-konavore. Special valid Jan 8, 2018 - May 8, 2018 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM.

Special valid Jan 8, 2018 - May 8, 2018 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

What 986 People Are Saying
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4.4
service
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Went to Kona for my girlfriend's birthday. She loves the pulled pork sliders, and I love sushi so it's a win-win for us. Cocktails are pretty tasty, too. Kona is a relatively pricey place, but the quality is worth it. I hate how low they have the lights in the dining area. Our waitress was really great, but sometimes we wouldn't see her for awhile... we are pretty low maintenance diners so it wasn't a big deal. Anyway, we will continue coming back to Kona for our special dates!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was amazing and our waitress was really nice and gave us great advice.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The server was excellent!! I bet he makes A LOT of money! He was engaging without going over the top!
My only recommendation is to make the font on the menu larger. I have brand new glasses (like 3 months old), but between the low lighting (which I LOVE!) and the minuscule print, I struggled to see every word.
My group loved everything we ordered, but the big hit was the Cheese Fondue!! So damn good!

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1.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I came having really high expectations from a previous experience but it turned out to to be one of the worst meals I’ve had in a long time. I had a bacon burger with fries and the bacon was so cold that the grease had turn white, the lettuce had su much water that the bottom pice of the bread disintegrated on the first bite and the fries where really cold. Very disappointing.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It was just ok...there are plenty of other options the plaza that offer better food and value.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

First time dining at Kona and it was amazing. Excellent drinks and flank steak. Gouda fondue was very good, need to return for that alone!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Best service! Food was amazing like usual! Must try brussel sprout appetizer!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great experience as always!!

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Food was good, as usual, but the service was not great. Server was nice, but visited our table 3 whole times during the course of dinner and even managed to mess up our order! It stings to have a $250 combined dinner ticket for 4 people and have less than good service!

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Atmosphere was fun. Great place to meet friends for dinner. Good sushi menu with lots of other food options. Something for everyone. Half proceed wine night was a nice idea for wine drinkers. Craft beer drinkers would be disappointed in the menu. Lots of drink options otherwise. Great service. Never felt rushed.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

As you all know (by how many times I book Kona), I love Kona Grill! The atmosphere, the food, (usually) the service. This is the first time that I was underwhelmed by the service. Our waitress appeared to be distracted (maybe just had a bad day). We were there to celebrate my birthday , which she knew. At the end of the meal, not only did she not bring over a Birthday dessert (which has been done every year), OR ask us if we wanted dessert..she didn't even tell me "Happy Birthday". Besides that, the food was great, as usual!

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Waited half hour to be seated even being on time for rrservations. Slow service after being seated. Food was great.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Always great service at Kona. Love the soft shell crab roll. Martinis are amazing as well!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We come here when come to Kansas City for the happy hour sushi and drinks. It's always an Eclectic atmosphere and the food is wonderful

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Great as always, service was Great! Food delicious

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Although the food is good, especially the sushi/sushi rolls/sashimi, and the desserts portions are gigantic (plan to share one), I would not go back, as the noise level was deafening, making it almost impossible to carry on a conversation. We were there for a birthday dinner (join their email club to get $15 toward a birthday meal and other benefits) with a 7:45 PM reservation on a Saturday night, it took at least 15 minutes to be seated, and we were almost blown back out the front door by the ridiculous noise level in the bar area where you have to wait. Since there is no longer any separation (there used to be a partial partition) between the waiting area, the bar, and the dining area, you simply can't get away from the incessant noise. The crowd was mostly 20-40-year olds throughout, but there were lots of teenagers, including a long table of about 15 teens unsupervised in the dining area, who seemed to find it impossible to stay in their own seats, and were milling all around the table, making lots of noise. Since there didn't seem to be an accompanying adult, and out of respect for other dinner patrons, it would have been good if the restaurant manager had requested they sit down and quiet down.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Jones was an excellent server!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

the food quality has gone down hill. Used to be a favorite for us but over the past few visits has fallen below average

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Carly was a great server. The food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Everything was wonderful!

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

They finally did right my favorite drink, the bartender was awesome!! Food is great like always!!

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Delicious and friendly service

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Very please to have no wait at lunchtime on a Sunday.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Andrew was absolutely amazing and so nice. Made my whole night.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful happy hour for a Saturday afternoon. I would HIGHLY recommend to anyone wanting super high quality food for a very affordable price. Two of us ate for $38, two rolls of sushi, cheeseburger sliders (with fries) and two drinks. AMAZING!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Upon arrival we were promptly seated for our reservation of 5. The waiter was attentive, but did not hover around the table. Drink glasses were never empty for long. Our waiter was also very good at recommending great dishes. The food was excellent, especially the macadamia nut chicken. Overall, a wonderful experience, we will return.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Good food and good service!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The food and waitress was great! We had a party of four including some picky kids. Everyone enjoyed the experience and we all want to come back again.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Its was a great time the food and drinks were great. My server could had been a little nicer. She could had explain the special items on the menu. but overall I had a great time

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Always love eating sushi at Kona Grill. Great place to dine and hang out.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

I am repeat customer and usually enjoy the food but this time the sushi was awful. The waiter also gave incorrect information on the special and we didn't get what we were told it was the vegetable of the day.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Service was a little slow initially, but well worth the wait! The sushi was incredible, I rwcommend the coconut shrimp rolls. We asked the manager what the veggie strings were that the Las Vegas rolls were on, he told us and then brought it out to show us without us asking to see it. That little extra attention was very nice. Great food, dress can be anywhere from casual to dressy.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

We were so impressed with our server. She was attentive but not smothering. Food was excellent and served promptly. Definitely going back!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Loved the avocado egg rolls and lettuce wraps

Salad and entrees were delicious also Our waitress was friendly, knowledgeable, quick and a great personality

Definitely will be back

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

I always have a great experience at Kona! The wait staff is very friendly. And the pricing is spot on. Always a most wonderful experience.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Great service, food, and atmosphere. Black napkins are dirty though. We ask for paper napkins. Other than that, WOW. Great place to go! Thanks!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

This place had a great fusion of food types. We sampled a lot of it...Cuban sliders, fondue, flatbread, and sushi roll. All was sooo good.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Overall good food and we sat toward the back which was quieter and more intimate.

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2.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Was very excited to take my family to Kona Grill. I was terribly embarrassed and disappointed in our service and time spent at this venue. The food that night was all just OK. The service was terrible. From order taking to drink refills, it was a complete mess. At one point they took my husband's tea glass and never came back. No ice in the drinks. Couldn't get sweetener. And waiting for the check so we could get out of there was an eternity. Don't get me started on boxes and the receipt. Spent $148.00 for four people. I probably won't be allowed to choose the next outing.

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3.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was excellent as usual. This was our second time there and this time the service was horrible. Had to find our own additional silverware, took awhile to fill drinks, run credit card. Server seemed new or not all that interested in being there.

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