Kona Grill - Oakbrook

4.4
2598 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Sun 10:00AM - 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 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:45PM 8:00PM - 11:00PM

What 2598 people are saying
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vipShariV
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Prices are Waaaaay up! Calamari was very chewy. Sangria was terrible. My granddaughters fries and tenders were overcooked, as well as my daughters pad thai was not like it used to be. My sushi was delicious though.
We haven’t been to Kona in a while and may be a while before we go again. This was our Thanksgiving dinner so very disappointed.

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williamm
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

food was cold turkey dinner turkey 1 ounce or less spoonful of potato stuffing and cranberry maybe 8 green beans looked like a plate of left overs never coming back

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Fast service good food and nice upbeat music.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the kind words and 5 star rating! We hope you'll join us again, soon!

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vipMargaretW
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

We've eaten here before and enjoyed it. We ordered salads, an additional $5 with a meal. They no sooner brought the salads, then they brought our dinners. I told them not to even put them down, I wanted to enjoy the salad. We finished the salads, and they returned with our now luke warm dinners. Got the bill, they charged us full price for the salads. I asked the waiter to correct the price. The manager comes by and starts to explain that the add on salad wasn't available with the burger. Enough, I was angry and we left. Just awful.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your honest feedback. I hope you will accept our sincerest apologies for the negative experience that you had with us. Although we try to make every experience exceptional sometimes we fall short. Please reach out to Julie Novak GM at 630.515.8395, so we may make this right and earn back your trust.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food1service4ambience3

The service was great, unfortunately the food was very bland. The steak filet had zero flavor and was a bit cold compared to the sizzling mashed potatoes. My daughter had the pad thai that tasted like noodles and soy sauce. For the price, the food was not justified.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your honest feedback. We take pride in our culinary execution and clearly missed the mark this time. Please reach out to Julie Novak GM 630.515.8395, so we can make this right and earn back your trust.

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vipTHANKSVITO
Chicago
89 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a nice time with Megan last night! We never ordered a thing, kept having her chose for us and she did not disappoint! We tried the Bama Roll, Yellowtail & Jalapeño Shashimi, Sunshine Roll and a couple others! Everything was better than the last and Megan made it perfect! We will definitely be back to see her and try some more amazing rolls! Thanks!

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded 6 days ago

We strive to make every experience exceptional and it's great to hear Megan provided that level of service to you during your visit. Thank you for the detailed review and 5 star rating THANKSVITO!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Overall, a nice time although the host staff canceled our reservation and we didn’t receive our dining points.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for rating your visit. Please reach out to Julie Novak GM at 630.515.8395, so we can rectify the situation with the canceled reservation.

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vipNikW
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sat in the bar area on an Sunday evening at the high top. Good ambiance and the TVs were showing the Sunday Night game. The food was good. The drinks were better. I’d come back. Service was stellar!

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on November 15, 2021

Thank you for the great review and 5 star rating NikW! You may want to consider joining us for brunch one Sunday morning between 10am and 2pm. We've got the games on AND a DJ.

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hbahl
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The server Molly was great and the restaurant food quality was excellent as were the drinks!

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on November 15, 2021

Thank you for the positive review and 5 star rating hbahl. Molly appreciated the recognition as well. I believe her response was, "Whoo Hoo!!!"

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vipdine4fun
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went to Kona to celebrate our daughter's birthday and we were not disappointed.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on November 15, 2021

We're so pleased you chose us as your celebration destination! We love helping create memories! Thanks for the high star rating and your continued support dine4fun.

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RanierT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! We’ll definitely be back! My Mom enjoyed her birthday there Thank you!

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on November 15, 2021

We're happy we could help you celebrate your mom and look forward to your next visit RanierT. Thank you for the kind words and 5 star rating.

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JPyum
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Sushi rolls were delicious. We ordered 3 different ones and shared.
Peanut Sauce for chicken satay was a bit spicy, overwhelming the peanut flavor.
All in all a great experience.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on November 15, 2021

Thank you for your honest feedback and high star rating JPyum! We hope you'll join us again soon. Maybe consider a Saturday or Sunday earlier in the day, so you can try our brunch items. The macadamia nut crusted french toast is delicious!

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vipdine4fun
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everything was good as usual and the service was excellent.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on November 15, 2021

Thank you again dine4fun! It's always great to hear positive feedback and the 5 star rating is appreciated!

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KTH50
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and service was excellent. We have been here before and we will most definitely come back!

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on November 15, 2021

We're happy to be in your restaurant rotation and appreciate the great review and 5 star rating KTH50!

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MichelleD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Said they had an outdoor patio and I even called to confirm. They do not

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on November 8, 2021

We apologize for the miscommunication. We have an area of the restaurant we refer to as the patio. When weather permits, we have the windows fully open and it truly is an open-air, outdoor space despite being under the same roofline as the rest of the building. Unfortunately as we get into the later months, it's simply too cold to keep the windows open and the space is heated and enclosed from late fall until Spring returns. It was never our intention to mislead and again apologize.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
98 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Al’s always we enjoyed our experience at Kona whether it is Brunch or Dinner. A definite must try if ever in the area of Lombard IL.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on November 8, 2021

We appreciate the great endorsement and 5 star rating! We're looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great. Atmosphere is always very nice and can’t wait to come
Back again

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on November 8, 2021

Thank you for the positive review and 5 star rating! It's appreciated!

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vipBobbie
Chicago
181 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Beginning with the avacado wrapped egg rolls to the salmon the food was delicious. The preparation was excellent and the flavors exceptional. The chicken pad Thai was also very flavorful. We would definitely recommend this restaurant for date night or family get together.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on November 15, 2021

Thank you for the detailed review, compliments and 5 star rating Bobbie. Please consider joining us for our brunch items served every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2pm. The macadamia nut crusted french toast is definitely memorable.

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kellyP
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having a reservation is a must, seated immediately. Our server Mike made wonderful menu suggestions, even though we have eaten here many times. The appetizers were outstanding, I'm still thinking about those Ribeye Meatballs today! Even with the staff shortages, we never felt an interruption in service. Keep up the good work.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on November 8, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to give such a detailed review. Mike takes great pride in providing an exceptional experience and he will be grinning ear to ear for the recognition kellyP! We're looking forward to your next visit!

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LoredanaP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Friends birthday

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on November 8, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star rating and for choosing Kona to celebrate LoredanaP!

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vipSurprisechef
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good as always I had an issue but it was quickly resolved.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on November 7, 2021

Thank you for the high star rating Surprisechef! It's appreciated!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

For my daughters 13th b day

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on November 7, 2021

Thank you for celebrating with us and for the 5 star rating! It's appreciated!

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TiffanyS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and wonderful service!

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on November 7, 2021

Thank you for the high star rating and kind words TiffanyS! It's appreciated!

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DeborahW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was excellent. They were very accomodating to our seating requests and mindful of food allergies, etc.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on November 7, 2021

We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit with us DeborahW. Thank you for the positive remarks and 5 star rating! They're appreciated.

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vipdine4fun
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was good as always and worth the drive especially for Happy Hour.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on November 3, 2021

Thank you for the high star rating dine4fun! Your continued support is appreciated!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped in for happy hour on our two night celebration of our 42 anniversary. We enjoyed our meal and the service was excellent.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on November 3, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star rating! We're so happy we could help you celebrate and make your day even more special!

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Youchicks
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and delicious. This is safe environment for someone who is conscious about social distancing. The Restaurant is large and tables are spaced apart.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on November 3, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star rating and kind words Youchicks! It's appreciated!

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DatenocBFF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to have a server that was genuinely happy to be working, polite and provide excellent service. There was no rushing to get us out within a certain amount of time. The menu has changed but the sushi was still as good as before. Ending a sushi and wine dinner between BFFs with a tasty double cappuccino before the drive home was perfect. Great experience and can't wait to get back!

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on October 31, 2021

It's wonderful to hear Mike made your night special! He prides himself on his attention to detail and it is exciting to hear that you received the true Kona experience we are proudly celebrated for. Thank you for your thoughtful review and I promise, Mike made that cappuccino himself! We are looking forward to seeing you again, soon...and please request Mike when you make your next reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, sushi is the best 👌

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on November 1, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star rating, kind words and private note. It's appreciated!

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Sloan
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Oriental salad way too much lettuce and little other -
Server friendly and just right.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on November 1, 2021

Thank you for your honest feedback and high star rating Sloan. It's appreciated.

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Dinout
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Appetizers were great. The main entrees however we’re salty fatty and gross! Macadamia nut chicken was gross! The ribs were full of fat and not tasty. Overall horrible main entrees.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on October 31, 2021

We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. We're regretful to hear that your dining experience did not meet our standards. We're normally known for our exceptional attention to detail and we would like the opportunity to earn back your trust. Please reach out to Julie Novak GM, 630.515.8395, so we can make this right.

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Claire
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Megan was our server and she was so nice and attentive to our requests. We love eating at Kona, especially during happy hour!

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on October 29, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star rating Claire! We appreciate your review and I know Megan appreciates the recognition!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always satisfied

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on October 29, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star rating! We appreciate your continued support and positive review.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my sister Carolyn’s 65th birthday. The device was excellent, as the food.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on November 15, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star rating and compliments. We love hosting celebrations and are pleased you enjoyed the evening.

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JeanH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I noted it was a birthday celebration and the waiter was on it, even without a reminder. A nice surprise!

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on October 29, 2021

We're so happy you chose to celebrate with us JeanH! And thank you for the 5 star rating! It's appreciated!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Our server was great but the booth we sat in smelled musty and the food was horrible honestly..the shrimp appetizer was the best thing we ate but this is more like a Friday’s type of restaurant in my opinion I said it was a special occasion also and it was never prepared for like I asked so yeah they suck in my opinion

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for sharing the details of your visit. This is not the experience we want for our guests. If willing, please reach out to Julie Novak GM at 630.515.8395, so we can make this right and earn back your trust.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great place! I originally went for the sushi but I’m glad I also ordered steak. The steak and potatoes were so good. Very juicy and tender. The sushi I was not a big fan of but it wasn’t horrible. Drinks were good and the waitress was very attentive. Will revisit in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good dinner with my girlfriend

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on October 29, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star rating! It's appreciated!

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vipAddy
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

This was my first time at this location.
At first they didn’t honor my “outdoor” reservation and tried to tell me I didn’t book an outdoor reservation. I booked “outdoor” and chose this restaurant due to covid safety. After having many words with the hostess, and showing her my “outdoor” reservation, she told me it would take 30 mins to get an outdoor seat for us. After telling my partner I was ready to go elsewhere because I don’t eat indoors during covid, the hostess comes and says and “outdoor” seat is now open. (It had been 3 mins). They take us to another section of the indoor restaurant. I said, “wait this isn’t outdoor?” They said yes it’s not at the moment but this is our patio, it’s just fully enclosed today. How in the world is this “outdoor” seating? I drove all the way from the west loop for this reservation to be outdoor during this pandemic, to just be enormously disappointed. We left and went to a wonderful restaurant up the road with true outdoor seating available.

I want to warn others, don’t choose this place if you want “outdoor” seating during this covid pandemic.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on October 29, 2021

I am so sorry we disappointed you. Our patio area is under the same roof line as our other dining areas, but is referred to as outdoor because of our ability to fully open our windows in that area, weather permitting. Please know it was never our intention to mislead.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed ourselves for a date night. Service, drinks, and food were wonderful. Do yourself a favor and indulge in their butter cake dessert. It is very much worth it. They best dessert I have had in a long time!

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on October 29, 2021

Thank you for the great review and 5 star rating! It's appreciated!

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FAQs

Kona Grill - Oakbrook offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (630) 515-8395.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook is rated 4.4 stars by 2598 OpenTable diners.

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.