Kona Grill - Oakbrook

4.3
1742 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Welcome to Kona Grill in Oak Brook Promenade, conveniently located between the Oak Brook and Yorktown Center malls. We invite you to 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. Be sure to try out our unrivaled happy hour. 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 contemporary ambience 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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KO
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had reservations at 6:30, we arrived early, we were seated right away but we did not get service for 15 minutes and it seemed there was only one wait staff....We left and went across the parking lot to a lovely Italian restaurant. Will not be going back to Kona Grill............EVER!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, the shrimp poke had a little too much of the mayo other than that it was delicious! The red sangria was delicious and dangerous lol.

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KL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I had put in the reservation notes that we were there celebrating our birthdays and 17 years of being friends but not once was it mentioned while we were there.
I asked a question about a dish to see if it contained garlic and the waitress told me almost everything on the menu contained garlic. I have a sensitivity to garlic and need to stay away from it. I was shocked when my question was not answered even after I said I had a sensitivity.

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J
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and Service is always excellent here!

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JW
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Service was not good at all! Food served, wanted to order additional sushi and don’t see server u til after we were completely done eating.

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BT
Chicago
133 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a nice visit with friends during their happy hour 1/2 price appies. We ordered several appies and 3 different rolls. The food was very good. However the service was sort of slow for the few people on the patio that afternoon. The price was good and disabled parking if you need it is available.

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k
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice Hawaiian decor restaurant with different seafood options. I appreciate how the Menu changes from time to time and has new items.

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CS
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great atmosphere! Great service! And they take reservations which is ALWAYS helpful!

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CS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I tried something other than a sushi roll and I was disappointed. It was a crab slider and it was overly salty, so much I couldn't taste the crab. The crab was so crispy I couldn't enjoy it. I left a whole one on the plate. The flatbread and sushi looked great.

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L
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner...great drinks & best Brussels sprouts!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks were good, all day happy hour on Sundays

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TB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour specials! Great food, great drinks.

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RB
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

As always the food and service for our dinner was top notch. This is one of our favorite places to go for dinner. Our waiter was especially cordial. Keep up the great job.

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KA
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

First, I thought the restaurant smelled funny when we got there, like dirty water that they kept using to clean with. Second our service was not the greatest. We ended up having to wait long periods in between being checked on and at one point she asked if we wanted appetizers even though she already took our order for them? Finally I didn’t think the food was anything special.

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M
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

been here before , nice place !
had to move tables, didn’t like to be seating next to 3 loud toddlers. wanted a nice noon luncheon w my girlfriend.
mcdonald’s is a great place for toddlers

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OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We started our meal with the avocado egg rolls, they were a bit bland though the cilantro honey dipping sauce was very tasteful. My husband greatly enjoyed his pants seared tuna and I would definitely order the macadamia nut chicken again!

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TB
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fun atmosphere, great happy hour sushi specials and drinks were great. Had a really great time catching up with friends on the enclosed patio near the fireplace. Wasn't my first visit, will definitely return.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

8 adults and 2 infants. Staff was very accommodating, our server Mike was amazing, everything we ordered was delicious and came out quickly. All our friends were very happy with the restaurant choice, and we will definitely be back again soon!

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SW
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went to Kona for a luncheon. Really satisfied with the meal and we had an excellent server and enjoyed the experience. It would be a place that we would return to again.

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IM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. From the drinks, appatizers, the main course and OMG the desserts were all amazing. We had such a good time. And don't let me forget our server, she was awesome. My friends came from Chicago to meet there and they said they would definitely be back

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C
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I liked the atmosphere. There is an outside patio which would be nice in the summer. Needed a fireplace. The food was just ok. Nothing special. Salmon was dry. Half of us were served and the other half about 10 minutes later. I had a mai tai which was terrible. My sister didn’t like her drink either. Our server, Mike, was great. We were celebrating 2 birthdays but they didn’t have any birthday dessert. It was too noisy for me to hear everyone in our party. This is not a place I will visit again.

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DJ
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Service was so-so. Never asked for refills. The food was terrible. Not one person at our table (4) enjoyed their meals. The food was cold and tasteless. Reminded us of microwaved reheated food that had been sitting waiting for the server to bring it to us. Bar is fine but will not be dining there again.

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GM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Good overpriced food, but service was terrible. Took forever to get drinks. Soy sauce wasn't brought out with the sushi. Wrong discount was explained and check had to be revised. Maybe a visit during happy hour, but the rest are just kinda sad.

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SA
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Extremely dirty. All of our menus had food stuck on them. All plates were dirty even after we asked them to replace them.
Food is low quality at high price.

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LD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a busy Saturday evening but my reservation was honored immediately and service was friendly, professional and quick. Servers checked in a few times to see if we wanted anything. I enjoyed the Cuban sandwich and my friend liked her salad and sushi.

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J
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Kona Grill could be fabulous if they tried just a little harder. They are a unique restaurant with unique offerings. My issue is with the "macadamia nut crusted" chicken. Years ago it was outstanding. These days it appears to be nothing but breaded chicken. If it does hold any form of macadamia nut, it's microscopic. When my friend ordered her salad, she asked for two items on the side and only received one of the items when she got her salad. Keeping in mind the high price of salads, a person should receive every ingredient that makes up the salad. It's a gem of a restaurant, but it might need a little tweaking at this point in time.

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EK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good quality on the sushi appetizer and quality of the sushi rolls. Great that there was a kids menu to allow for a family friendly outing. Sat on the patio which was closed in for the winter; will be nice upon spring

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g
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kona is one of our favorite places to go to relax with friends!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience

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Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Pleasant surprise for happy hour, great service. many choices of food and drinka... enjoyed the evening.

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JK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm wondering if you ever look at the Open Table requests - It was my daughters birthday and I made mention of that in the notes as well as the button on birthday celebration - nobody made any mention of that...kind of annoying.

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AC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

The waitress split the bill when she wasnt asked to and she split incorrectly embarrassing me and wife. Plus the other couple. Like the food but the waitress was horable.

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RA
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hi
My friends and I had a great time enjoyed the food

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Always great food and the service is amazing

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PJ
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to eat. Been here several time and the beer is always cold. The food is served fast and fresh

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t
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Steak was cold. Due to the slow service just ended up eating it.

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CN
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

We went there for Valentine's day. The service was extremely poor and slow. We ordered sushi and soup. It took them close to 30 minutes to bring anything for us. They brought the sushi before the soup. When they dropped off the sushi, we had no plates, forks, chopsticks, etc. We had to wait for another 10 minutes, with the food on the table, before they brought us anything we could use to eat. Halfway in the middle of the sushi, and a good 45 minutes in to our seating, the soup showed up.
I noticed the kitchen was backed up and people with suits running around. Apparently they had more customers than they wait staff and kitchen could handle.
It would have been easier to deal with this if they had simply informed us that they were running late.

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F
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

First time there for dinner and it was loud. Kids everywhere making noise and crying. The host didn’t even walk us to our table. She led us through and pointed at our table. I asked for a booth away from the kids noise and was told they were reserved. I got back to my table and told the waitress we were leaving and to let me know how much for the two soft drinks. I got a bill for $7 plus so I left $10 and my wife and I left. Went to P.J. Chang’s across the street and waited for an hour to be seated. Much better place and I will definitely come back. Unfortunately I will never go back to Kona Grill.

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S
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This was my first time dining at Kona Grill. We came for dinner on Valentine's Day when the restaurant was very busy. The server was very attentive and guided our dinner timing well. The sushi smelled a little fishy although it tasted fine. The oriental salad was just okay. I liked the slightly sweet oriental dressing and the salad crunch. I would go back another time when it wasn't so busy.

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CK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

This was our first time there. I made a reservation for valentine's day. We were seated at a table. I asked if we could be sat at one of the several open booths since my wife is 8 months pregnant and it would be more comfortable. I was told they were for reservations. I explained we had a reservation, but apparently ours wasn't important. Our appetizers along with every table around us took 30-40 mins, including a table by our who was there before us and got theirs after ours. The manager spoke to them and apologized, but never made another table visit. There were 4 managers on and at least 2 were FOH, yet not 1 stopped by any other table. I used to work all positions in the restaurant industry including management, so it was disappointing to see there wasn't even an emphasis placed on customer satisfaction. We got the margarita flatbread and the lettuce wraps for appetizers, and they tasted fantastic. Our entrees came out about 10 minutes after, and I could tell they were sitting under a heat lamp since a couple of the buns on the pork sliders were burnt in certain spots. I'm aware it's always rough on the server to decide to bring the food out giving the guest no time to eat the appetizers, or to place under the heat lamp for a short while. I picked the burnt spots off the buns and we ate our meal, pork sliders and the chicken sandwich. Both entrees were still good. We ordered a dessert which my wife ate and enjoyed. I asked for the check at the beginning of dessert since I noticed every table waiting excruciating times for their check. I witnessed tables waiving servers down, 1 parent going to the car with their kids while the husband continued waiting for the check, another gentleman after multiple attempts to waive had to tell loudly the get their attention, etc... It was valentine's day so as intold my wife, I would still come back here. The food was good and I'm sure the service would be better on another night.

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