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About Kona Grill - Lincolnshire

Welcome to Kona Grill Lincolnshire, located at the Lincolnshire Commons. Enjoy your local paradise after work or a day of shopping. Fresh, wild caught fish is flown in daily to craft award-winning sushi, while contemporary American entrees are prepared from scratch in-house. Happy hour on the enclosed patio with a gorgeous flagstone fireplace overlooking a picturesque lake is a must. And don’t leave until you’ve tried one of the handcrafted cocktails, ice cold draft beer, or a glass of wine selected from the extensive drink menu. The restaurant’s diverse menu and unique ambience provide the perfect venue for special occasions like bridal showers, baby showers, birthday celebrations, business meetings, date night, or just any occasion really.

940 Milwaukee Ave.
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Mon - Thurs: 11a-9p
Fri - Sat: 11a-10p
Sun: 11a-9p

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Cross Street:
Aptatisik Road and Milwaukee

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 955-1210

Website:
http://www.konagrill.com/

Catering:
Contact Manager

Parking Details:
Parking Lot

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Complimentary Appetizer When You Become A Konavore

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

Specials

Complimentary Appetizer When You Become A Konavore

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

Details

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.

Kona Grill - Lincolnshire Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (17)
Good for Groups (15)
Happy Hour (15)
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Good for a Date (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Business Meals (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Fun (8)
Cozy (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Authentic (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Romantic (3)
Scenic View (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
People Watching (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

We went to Kona Grill for dinner on Valentine’s Day. The food was delicious! We started with hamachi sashimi and chicken lettuce wrap appetizers - both were excellent. Our entrées included macadamia nut crusted chicken, and jambalaya. Both were extremely tasty. Our waitress was friendly and informative and the atmosphere was pleasant although a little noisy. We will definitely eat here again!

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Our waiter was fantastic. Very accommodating, friendly and professional. All four of us enjoyed the meal. Perfect night out!

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great! Very personable staff and a great date night place

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Our server Alex was very upbeat and attentive. Had the avocado egg rolls, delicious and the chicken satay.. Sauces for both dishes were amazing. Happy our was a pretty good deal too! Nice place to stop before the theater... Will go back😊

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent service!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Had dinner at Kona Grill to celebrate my niece's birthday. We were able to get a table in the heated patio space. Our waitress introduced herself shortly after we took our seats. Our drinks and appetizer were served right away. For appetizers we had the calamari with Kona aioli and the dragon roll. The calamari was very tender and delicious. For dinner I had the seared tuna and it was cooked medium rare which was perfect for me! My niece had the filet and it too was cooked perfect! Dessert was the mango brulee and it was light and tasty. Service and food were excellent. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Food and service were both great. Didn't order sushi this visit, but will definitely go back to try it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a great time with excellent service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had never dined at this restaurant before. I chose the Sunshine Roll but didn't realize
that it was sushi and included raw salmon; I never eat raw fish. It was a big mistake, but
I would go back and try some of the other items on the menu.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Service was ok and menu had options for everyone. Ambiance is more of a family chain and not a nice date. Sushi was horrible, I’ve had better from grocery store. Wouldn’t be high on my list for a repeat experience

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Food was good, but we waited at the front fro 5-10 minutes without anyone coming by to seat us. Was another group also, eventually ate at the sushi bar, which was not ideal with young kids.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Really creative menu and wonderful service. We came early and they were graciously able to seat us.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Rude host. Wouldn’t answer my questions, just pointed to where to sit for happy hour. Food was decent but overpriced and I was so turned off by the cold attitude from the host I lost my appetite. The bathrooms were filthy. Not coming back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Love the place

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I have had lunch here numerous times and it’s been good. This was the first time with the whole family for dinner and I was pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent. We had sushi, flatbread, macadamia nut chicken, and steak chuchurra (?). Everyone was happy with their choices and it was all gone at the end of the meal. The desserts were very large and not quite as good as the main courses. Overall a great experience and I would recommend you give it a try.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food, Interesting menu options, Meh service

On Friday, January 12, I had a reservation with friends (total of 6, including 2 "almost teen" boys) at 7:45PM. My companion and I arrived a little early and were pleasantly surprised to find that the table was ready! What a great start!

The ambiance was lively, but with a significant amount of background noise. For our party though, it was okay.

We were seated and the menus distributed. The other 3 (one couldn't come because of an illness) were running late so my companion and I ordered an appetizer (smoked gouda fondue with pretzel bites and apple slices) and some wine while we waited. The wine came and was poured into our glasses without being offered the usual wine tasting ritual (you know the routine...show the wine, present the cork. pour a little, etc. etc.). Because I knew the wine we selected, I didn't think it was a big deal, just unusual.

The appetizer was good (the pre-teens loved it when they arrived) but a little light on the apple slices with a preponderance lot of pretzels bites.

My companion and I shared the kona churrasco - a great dish to share. The other had a variety of dishes including pad thai and the kona chopped salad. Everyone enjoyed the entree and agreed the food was great. For dessert, the adults shared a passion fruit crème brulee. Also, very good with a perfectly prepared sugar crust and 3 berries to accent the tangy custard. YUM.

The service was ok... Meh. The server was not engaging, but not rude either. She paid us the minimal amount of attention necessary to make sure the order was taken and the food delivered but didn't engage us and didn't really establish the type of interaction that good servers can do naturally. It may have been we had a late reservation and the crowd had started to thin out by the time we all got there.

We will go back again for the food and the interesting menu and hope for a server who is a bit more engaged with the guests.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The ambiance was lacking. The food was just okay. We all had sushi but I’ve had better from the grocery store. Service was good. The bathroom had a terrible smell. My group and I all decided we won’t go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years evr

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went on New Years Eve, which was a Sunday when they had happy hour all day long in the patio/bar area. Used a gift card that we received for Christmas, so it was a great value. Food was good and service was exceptional. The patio/bar area seating has been modified to accommodate more tables.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Quite annoyed hostess seated us by the front door on one of the coldest nights when there were tables available away from the door. Our server was gracious enough to move us to another table in the dining room. He was attentive until the end when we wanted to pay the bill to leave.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

excellent food, plenty of room in the dining area. Friendly, immediate greeting when we walked in. Server was upbeat, knowledgeable of the dishes, checked on us frequently, but not pesty. while it was a relaxing evening, and we were not rushed, the only complaint I have is that the Kitchen must have been having some issues as it took a significant amount of time to be served our dinner. We only had salads and a noodle dish, and after ordering it took nearly an hour after our appetizer was served for the dinner to arrive.

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I expected more of this place. The sushi was mediocre, the service was OK and the atmosphere was nothing special. I was surprised by the Rap music that was played at 10pm (not that I mind Rap music, just surprised by it in this type of restaurant).

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Service was horrible and the restaurant was empty. Also a few things they were already out of when we ordered our food.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Had a great time good food and good service. I love the Miso Soaked Sea Bass

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Met friends during Happy Hour. Great wine and beer selections and food choices offered during Happy Hour at reduced prices. The lettuce wrap appetizer was amazing. Will definitely order it again. The pot stickers and flatbread will also be a repeat order.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Greatly dissapointed. App of pot stickers. Tasted like the type from the frozen aisle. Horrid. Then fish of day. The Mahi mahi w/ mango chutney, brussel sprouts. Not grilled for sure, tasted microwaved. Chutney bland. Sprouts not cooked. Could not even cut them. Also sea bass w/ shrimp & pork fried rice. Asked for the seasonal Brussel sprouts in place of veggie medley. Fish was bland, fried rice greasy and no brussel sprouts. When pointed it out bus girl asked if she should take plate away or bring me a order. Bring the extra out. 10 minutes later they arrived, rock hard and burned.
When server took our plates never asked why all sprouts still there. We did tell him to tell the cook. He came back with our check. No sorry-how about a dessert or coffee on us.
First time there, would not recommend it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food quality and quantity was not on par with the price. Sushi wasn't good at all.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We came for a special occasion. Birthday. It was in the reservation, the hostess told the server and discussed at the table. The server never asked about dessert or brought a birthday dessert. It was a bit disappointing.

We frequent this restaurant. The birthday girl had a birthday email coupon. The server came back to the table and told us "the code had been redeemed" the birthday girl said no I just got the email it is valid until December 3. Server apologized the system would not allow her to honor it. She did take off one enter (value less than the $15 certificate).

Food was delicious. Company was great. Experience just not up to par.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was fabulous, but the service was a bit slow. The restaurant is noisy but it's a very large dining area. Would definitely return.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Greeters/ hosts made an insanely bad first impression upon our entry. We had reservations to celebrate a special occasion, asked for a booth (the place was empty) and we’re good Ben multiple excuses why we couldn’t be sat at a booth. Lol.

We ended up on a booth.

Food choices were creative, fun and having been there before we looked forward to starting with avacado egg rolls and the Asian salad. We had sushi rolls, noodles and a shrimp pasta dish that were delish*

*most dishes have a bit of spice/ heat to them, (Pad Thai/ shrimp penne) if you don’t care for that, ask your server before you order. Menu doesn’t necessarily specify clearly which dishes have heat or not.

Good overall food experience. Our server was AMAZING! We’ll go again for sure.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I used $25 gift card, but restaurant only honored $20 value. I want to know why?

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This is a favorite local gem for me and many of my friends! The sushi is fabulous- the wine on Wednesday special makes mid week a pleasure! The have great happy hour selections too!!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I ordered the sushi sampler which was good. My friend had an issue with her entrée. The manager took good care of her.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We were celebrating a birthday and chose Kona Grill for dinner because it was near to the Marriott theater where we were seeing a play that evening. The menu was perfect for the group, we had sushi lovers, as well as those seeking meat & potatoes and seafood/pasta. We all came away from dinner complimenting food and service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Vegan, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Perfect choice for delicious sushi and alike - easygoing style with different seating areas. Enjoyed the patio seating on an early evening time

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food quality was inconsistent. Sushi was not prepared as well as even an average sushi restaurant . Rest of menu needs updating - unchanged in years

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

birthday girls’ luncheon

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Overall, very good. Service started off great, then seemed to degrade over time. Orherwise all was good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

My stars coincide with what the restaurant is and trying to offer. Kona is 5 stars in comparing to restaurants like it. Friendly attentive staff and really enjoyed a couple of sushi roll specials.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Server could have been more attentive like she had a attitude. Half way through dinner we got handed off to another server stating our original server was cut.

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