Kona Grill - Oakbrook

4.5
2419 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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • 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 - 8:45PM
Fri 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Sat 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:45PM 8:00PM - 11:00PM

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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MargaretO
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

While the food was okay, it did not justify the cost. Neither did the decor.

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Rizwan
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was great and we all enjoyed out food. The birthday treat was great!

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded 14 hours ago

Thank you for the positive review and high star rating Rizan! Please let us know how we can earn 5 stars next time.

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Franciemac
Tucson
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The restaurant ventilation system blowers made it exceedingly cold. Manager said he would take care of it, but they kept coming on. Every place to sit had exposure to blowers.

We ordered calamari and sea bass sliders as appetizers which were expensive for the the price of $18 each. The calamari were lukewarm and there were only two sliders for $18.

We ordered the surf and turf rib eye medium well which I repeated snd corrected the waitress twice that we wanted medium well. It came out bloody snd fatty. The tempura shrimp sushi was a disappointment. The waitress was incapable of explaining what it was. We ordered cheese pizza for our grandson. We asked for a box to take it home because he had lost his appetite. Gloria, our inept waitress took it away, and it got
thrown out by mistake. We had to ask to have it removed from the bill. Our other guests got the Chilean sea bass and the penne pasta with chicken and shrimp. They had no complaints.

Since it was my birthday. I ordered the coconut rum cake, and was disappointed to be told that they didn’t have it. We ordered the coffee bread pudding instead which was fine. The other guests ordered the brownie and ice cream sundae which they liked.

Our reservation was for 6:30 on a Monday, and the waitress got busier as the night went on. She was slow to remove dishes, and my husband’s coffee was served without a spoon to stir the cream. There really was insufficient waitstaff. All in all, a very disappointing birthday dinner.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded 13 hours ago

We appreciate you taking the time to provide us your feedback and we sincerely apologize that your dining experience did not match our exceptional standards. It’s very important our guests feel that a Kona Grill experience is well worth the value and we clearly missed the mark. We value all of our guests and ask that you please reach out to Julie Novak GM at 630.515.8395, so we can make this right.

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vipOakTerracer
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here a lot, service, food, everything is excellent

They always have space on Sunday night, it is so great

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded 2 days ago

We appreciate your 5 star rating, kind words, and the fact we're included in your restaurant rotation OakTerracer! We'll be looking for you next Sunday too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing I love their avocado egg rolls and sliders never disappoint me . The beer is nice and cold. Friendly staff.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the great comments and 5 star rating!

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vipMaryMG105
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

After covid restrictions were over this first weekend, restaurant was at full capacity and overbooked with a long wait list even though I made a reservation that I still waited 20 mins. Service was very slow & errors of not bringing all the food out due to shortage of staff. Sound level was deafening but staff did their best & credited on our bill for not bringing out the missing food item. I will be back when things have calmed down.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded 3 days ago

We appreciate your honest review and high star rating, and thank you for your grace and patience MaryMG105.

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DavidK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. It was a little loud and very busy so took longer than normal (I eat here a lot) to get the food.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the 5 star rating DavidK and your comments are appreciated as well.

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DawnG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

we usually have a great time at Kone Grill. The techno music that was seriously blaring was ridiculous. We asked the manager to please turn it down and we believe he did ever so slightly. Know your audience. Most of the diners were in the 40-60 age range and that music was for the 20 something crowd. We actually were screaming at each other to converse.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded 3 days ago

We appreciate your candid comments DawnG and understand the music did not compliment your evening. Please know we will be addressing the playlist before next weekend.

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EdwardO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

They had a DJ running a sound system and at times it was way too loud to enable conversation

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the high star rating EdwardO. We will be reaching out to our DJ to avoid issues before next weekend.

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CarriannE
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Decided to try Kona Grill as we were spending the day shopping at the mall. We were happy to be able to make a reservation. Great atmosphere, good for kids (mine loved the fish tank). I enjoyed the distinctive drink menu (yummy watermelon margaritas) while my hubby was pleasantly surprised by the quality and selection of the sushi. My kids thought the bento boxes were really cute, although we had to order extra for my older (11) off of the adult menu. Service was a bit slow and there were a few mistakes made (younger daughter given the wrong entree, given a soda when the machine was obviously low on syrup) but nothing that wouldn't make us go back again.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the lengthy review and 5 star rating CarriannE. We appreciate your business, and understanding, and hope you'll join us again soon.

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jtlark
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

No problem with food or service. Just did not seem to be up to the level it had been.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the honest feedback jtlark. If willing, please share what seemed different, so we can correct the missteps.

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RedBaron
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We live close and are looking for other restaurants now that things are open again. We are a little older so were not comfortable with menus not being available and having to look up the menu on our smart phones. Had the pot-stickers as appetizer= very good. My thoroughly enjoyed the glazed salmon dish. Will order again. I tried their stir-fry. OK. A little too much rice, but tasty. We will be back.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the high star rating RedBaron. And we're excited to be added into your restaurant rotation!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great patio, wonderful service! Thanks!

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the positive review and 5 star rating!

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Mark
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner at Kona grill yesterday. The sushi was outstanding! Also had the chicken satay, very tasty.
Loved the ambience and had a great time, highly recommended!

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded 5 days ago

We appreciate the 5 star rating and great review Mark! Thank you.

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vipGitti
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and our server was particularly good - was out with a former co-worker and she let us chat without pushing us to order. She was great!

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded 5 days ago

We're pleased you enjoyed your time at Kona reconnecting with your friend Gitti. Thank you for the 5 star rating and kid words.

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vipPaulG
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Our server was completely overwhelmed. I guess that's what happens when the government pays people to stay home.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded 6 days ago

We appreciate the high star rating, but would like more details regarding the service you received, so we can learn from our mistakes and coach the team. Please reach out to Julie Novak GM at 630.515.8395 if willing.

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vipMichaelP
Chicago
259 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty poké bowl and sushi followed by the scrumptious triple brownie dessert. Cheers

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on June 8, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star rating and comments MichaelP!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved sitting on patio open air. Good service and delish food. They were completely out of Avocado eggrolls as well as the ribs. Very disappointing but the Chicken was superb.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star rating! We're doing our absolute best to keep up with the demand of our made from scratch items and are sorry to disappoint you, but happy to hear you found a delicious alternative.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Poor service. Server would take away plates that still had food on them. Constantly forgot about drink orders. Had to remind her 3 times just to get one drink out.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on June 8, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. This is not the experience we want for our guests and I do apologize for the poor service. If willing, please reach out to Julie Novak, GM at 630.515.8395, so we may learn more details and come to a resolution to earn back your confidence in Kona Grill.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The manager and staff were extremely accommodating!

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on June 7, 2021

We appreciate the high star rating and thank you for the recognition! We look forward to your next visit.

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vipRonA
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

3 front desk receptionists and not ONE person greeted us as we stood at the check in desk. We have visited many Kona Grill Restaurants and this location does not measure up. Seriously did not see one staff member smile during our entire brunch. We ordered Dessert (Butter Cake) and as we were finishing the waitress brought a half melted scoop of ice cream to the table and said "sorry I forgot to serve this with your Dessert." We called " Julie" the manager at the Oak Brook location and she offered an excuse for everything.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on June 8, 2021

I'm truly sorry you did not enjoy your visit with us Sunday, and hope you'll give us an opportunity to earn back your trust.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great we will be back again in the future.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the 5 star rating! We're looking forward to your next visit.

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ChristopherL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Generally disappointing vs Hugh expectations

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on June 7, 2021

We are sorry you did not receive the exceptional experience Kona is known for. Please reach out to Julie Novak GM at 630.515.8395, so we may learn where we failed and earn back your trust.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Have dine here numerous times on first dates. As you can see from my past reviews, that this location is very good when In comes to the selection of dishes, service, and ambiance. Looking forward to booking here again soon. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star rating and for your continued business. We appreciate you!

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vipScottH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The spider roll was terrible.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on June 6, 2021

We're sorry to see you didn't enjoy your visit. Please reach out to Julie Novak GM at 630.515.8395, so we can learn more details and win back your business.

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vipCdcid
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined with a friend with food allergies. Server was very in tuned with helping us navigate the menu. Food was excellent as well as the service. Will definitely come back!

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on June 6, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars and wonderful review Cdcid!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service provided on this visit. Entrees including sushi were well prepared, plated beautifully and delicious. Consistently positive dining experiences at this restaurant.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star rating and glowing endorsement! We're looking forward to your next visit.

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vipLuvtoeat007
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food but a bit of wait.. manager did provide us with complementary Carrot cake for our dessert.. it’s the best Carrot cake ever!!! Our waitress was nice but quite busy...

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you for the high star rating Luvtoeat007. We appreciate your honest feedback and look forward to your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music was loud

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star rating! And please accept our apologies for the music being too loud.

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gmta
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great happy hour! We will return. Very safe and clean

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on June 5, 2021

We're so happy you enjoyed your experience at Kona Grill gmta. Thank you for the 5 star rating!

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Anne
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The only thing was seating was either high top or chairs with no arms. For handicapped people this makes it difficult.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on June 5, 2021

Thank you for your honest feedback and for the high star rating Anne.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The Happy Hour menu at 9pm was a nice surprise. Our server Gloria was awesome. The waiter training her was also attentive towards us too.👍🏻
The QR code for the contactless menu was a wise way to view our food selections due to covid and the hand sanitizer by the host was convenient as well. The host was also very friendly, I heard her say thank you for dining with us every time a customer left. Some restaurants don’t have nice people as hostesses and she was super professional and kind.
I usually go here with my sisters, but had an impromptu date with my husband. We’ll definitely be going back.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on June 5, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review and the time it took to leave such a generous detail of your visit with us. It's nice to know our guests appreciate all we're doing to provide our guests with an exceptional experience. We look forward to your next visit, be it with your sisters or your husband.

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vipJoannH
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice dinner. The happy hour menu is great! For dessert, I had the carrot cake which was so delicious and huge!
The service was exceptional. The manager (I think) was very welcoming and friendly, and went around the tables making sure everyone was being well taken care of.
It was a fun evening out.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on June 6, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review and compliments JoannH! We strive to provide an exceptional experience for all our guests and we're glad you enjoyed yourself!

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vipVicki
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Aidan was wonderful. appreciate the delicious complimentary birthday treat!

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on June 5, 2021

We're so pleased you chose Kona to celebrate and that Aidan took great care of you! Thanks for the 5 star rating Vicki.

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JohnB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A bit overpriced. Food was good but not great. I had the Korean Ribs and my wife had the salmon.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on June 4, 2021

We appreciate your honest feedback JohnB. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.

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vipKathryn
Chicago
118 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! We enjoy happy hour cocktails and great service!

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on June 4, 2021

Thank you so much for the 5 star rating and great comments Kathryn! We appreciate you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Service was a little slow considering there was only a few tables with people to serve

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on June 3, 2021

We appreciate your honest feedback. Please know we're trying our absolute best in these challenging times. We hope you'll join us again and give us another chance to show you how great we can be.

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PedroG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

It was honestly really loud there with the music. We also made a reservation, but ended up having to wait anyway.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on May 30, 2021

We appreciate the high star rating and honest feedback PedroG!

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vipaisboy1
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great, service was good, a little noisy, overall a nice experience.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on May 30, 2021

Thanks for the high star rating aisboy1! We hope you'll join us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s 99th Birthday

Kona Grill - Oakbrook
Responded on May 30, 2021

We are so happy you chose Kona Grill for your mother's 99th birthday celebration! Thank you for the 5 stars and we hope you'll join us many times before her 100th birthday.

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Kona Grill - Oakbrook is rated 4.5 stars by 2419 OpenTable diners.

Kona Grill - Oakbrook does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://konagrill.cashstar.com/store/recipient?locale=en-us.

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.