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Kona Grill - Woodbridge

4.3
583 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
Welcome to Kona Grill in Woodbridge, NJ, located between Woodbridge Center and Menlo Park Mall. Enjoy your local paradise with friends or family. Fresh, wild caught fish is flown in daily to craft award-winning sushi, while contemporary American entrees are prepared from scratch in-house. Come for lunch, dinner or one of the best happy hours in Woodbridge. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Mon - Thurs: 11a-12a
Fri - Sat: 11a-1a
Sun: 11a-11p
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Phone number
(732) 750-4400
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Christian Coughlin
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Gill Lane
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 583 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Nice place, friendly staff, great food, good variety of food. Took a long time to get food, very slow service. Need more kitchen staff possibly?

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

it has the right atmosphere, great food, and excellent dessert. Nice place to take a date.
I definitely recommend Kona grill to my friends and family.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great service. Great food.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent service and ambiance. Food was outstanding

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

well the lighting was very dark so we had to use our flashlights on phones to see menus. Two people got steak that was charred on the top and flavorless. I had the chicken dish with nuts but the brussel sprouts were so underdone they were inedible. My chicken just tasted like they threw a bunch of chicken tenders under the sauce that is usually on the chicken dish. The butter cake was kind of stale. We usually meet there for our cousins birthday get togethers but since they took key lime pie off the menu and the food quality has been going down the last few times we went there. a little disappointing ... my mom thought the waitress was a little snippy but I thought it was her personality ... I thought she was cool. the manager kept coming by he was attentive. it took a long time to get our check and dessert after a while but we were a party of 20. I would give it a 3.5 out of 5

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The menu had a twist on traditional fish and sushi items. All of it was good. Prices were in line with other places serving sushi. Drink prices were also in line (not cheap). I would go back for sure.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Solid place. Food is pretty good... drinks are a tad pricey along with the food, but if you don't mind paying extra for quality then its a good place for you.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We happened to stumble upon sake & sushi night, which was a great deal. Our waitress was great, food was good & we didn’t spend a lot of money.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I ordered the fish of the day, 25 dollars, with the veg of the day, garlic zucchini. My husband had the NY strip, with mashed potatoes and the garlic zucchini. It all sat under the lamps too long. A manager came and got me fresh rice because it had dried out. My piece of fish needed to be cut, too dry to fork apart and too dark on the back-papery. I tore it to pieces, doused it in lemon I ordered, and mixed it into the new rice to eat it. Couldn’t because my butter knife was all I had and it was dirty, never got a new one. So was the inside of my napkin. Couldn’t taste zucchini or garlic. Only the red pepper flack it was covered in. Husband ordered the steak medium, it came well. Potato’s were dry and crusty from the heat lamp. Same issue with the zucchini. He had a Macallan 12 year on the rocks. I a sprite. Slow dissatisfying meal and cost 81. And change before tip. This was the second chance. Nothing was spoiled but I’m not going back for a third. To be fair we didn’t bother complaining this time. I hate doing it.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Enjoyed combo of happy hour menu and regular. All delicious and wellspaced by our attentive and helpful waiter Sam.
This is return visit, but first in ""patio/bar" area.nice!
Chili shrimp salad, sushi rolls, Satay, Flatbread, Miso soup and more.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

It was busy and they could not keep up. It was not completely full, so it was not good. Some of my food was cold, and my server could not be found, so another server helped me. Soda was flat and I was told there was nothing that could be done other than order something else. The appetizer I ordered was not available. Another appetizer that was from the sushi chef would take longer than our main order because they were busy, so I couldn't have that either. The whole meal was just a disaster. I probably will not go there anymore. Also, they keep taking items off of the menu that I like. They also cannot accommodate my onion and garlic allergy. Everything is prepared ahead of time, and the chef cannot even make fried rice without onions! The service was very slow.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I visited Kona grill for the first time ever on 3/3/18. I’m sooo happy I made a reservation!! They were super packed. As a result it took someone a little over 15mins to greet us. Katrina ended up being our server (It wasn’t her section but she still assisted us and was so sweet!!)

Over all the food was good but our dessert was not. I heard so many great things about their butter cake. When it came it tasted like cold corn bread :(

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Everything we had was delicious. If you like sushi with a kick then you have to try the Picasso roll.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I had noted with my reservation that this was dinner to celebrate my daughter's birthday and had requested the staff sing Happy Birthday. We ordered dessert thinking the staff would bring her dessert with a candle and sing but nothing happened. I was disappointed.

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3.0Dined on February 22, 2018

I love Kona Grill! Always talk very highly about this place. I only go there for very special occasions. Yesterday February 22nd I made reservations for my wedding. I was super excited only to feel disappointed. Some of the party was late and the waitress kept pushing us to cancel. Finally we all made it! The waitress forgot drinks was very inattentive and would often forget when we requested for refill or we asked for more of a sauce etc. The food was not as good as it usually is. Made me very sad. I understand we were a big party but it wasn’t the first time we have been there with a super big party. I felt like everything was off beginning with the service the food and including one of the deserts someone had received. I hope that it was just that we all had an off day and not that it’s not going well.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent food selection. Sushi bar. Creative rolls and a nice selection of standard America fare with the “Kona”
twist.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Always a wonderful experience with friendly attentive staff, delectable food and good energy. Had the miso-sake sea bass and always delicious.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent experience but a bit pricey. The carrot cake was excellent and big and worth every penny!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My server Franco was amazing. At first glance I was taken aback by the menu and worried about what to choose. He carefully went over the menu with us and in the end made perfect choice of the Salmon which is truly tasty! Will be going back!

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3.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Went on Tuesday (the day before Valentines Day) to get the date night offer, but it wasn’t offered. They had a “Valentines Day” listing with some different options for dinner but none of them sparked any interest for the price. We stayed anyway.

I don’t think they read any “special occasions” listed when you make a reservation on open table, as they didn’t even ask for my name when I arrived.

They must have had an issue with their soft drink machine as regular soda tasted like diet or zero calorie. The calamari was chewy. The tomato basil bisque tasted like pure pepper which makes me question if it was fresh or not. The filet, while cooked correctly, lacked in seasoning. The poke bowl was the same as last time.

Our server, Farley, was wonderful and attentive. I wish I could say the same about the food as this was the first bad experience we had. This is normally our go-to date night spot, but no longer.

Thankfully I had a $10 gift card and a free appetizer... otherwise I would have needed to speak to a manager.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Brittany was an excellent waitress. She was very patient and attentive to our needs.

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2.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Was our first time to Kona Grill. While the staff was pleasant and attentive, the wait time for drinks, appetizers and main courses were long and the restaurant wasn't at full capacity. The food itself was just OK. The appetizer shrimp, while flavorful, were very tiny. The main courses were decent but most disappointing were the desserts. The brownie was dry and the butter cake was not the least bit buttery but more like microwaved cornbread.
Again, the staff was pleasant and tried to manage expectations but doubt we would return.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

A great choice for a business lunch with tables at a discreet distance. Attentive professional service without interrupting conversation. Enjoyable meal.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Good, but our apps and Entrées came out the same time. Poor timing but the food was great!

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Service was nice and accommodating. Drinks were weak and sugary. Food was good.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food, drinks and ambiance.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a great experience! I tell people to try Kona,good sushi and I work in NYC! Good service enjoyed my time there!

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Nice Saturday night dinner. We enjoyed the food... I really liked the Oriental Salad and Macadamia nut chicken. Service was a little off I think due to a large birthday party in our section but our server was still very nice, just a little busy. Would definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

I have not been to this restaurant in quite some time and I was pleasantly surprised to see that everything is as good as it was before if not better. The service was excellent and the food is excellent and I would highly recommend going to Kona.

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4.0Dined on January 8, 2018

Food very good, service above and beyond...

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Great food and great service !

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Great happy hour! There’s a decent amount to choose from and it’s a good value.

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3.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Over cooked burger ordered medium came out very well done - hockey puck. Unacceptable

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Interesting menu with something for everybody. Sushi is available as well as lots of other choices with the full menu. My wife isn't big on sushi so it worked out perfectly.

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

My waitress Dee Dee is the best! I ask for her table. The food, excellent. The ambiance is worth rushing to after work, or before a good of movie.

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3.0Dined on November 19, 2017

Food took a long time we had a reservation table ready quickly but after we order we waited 45 minutes to get the appetizers.
Not a good experience I wouldn’t recommend.

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4.0Dined on November 7, 2017

Have eaten here 100 times. Sushi seemed to be a little sub par compared to what I am used to from this Kona location. They also took my favorite wine off menu. oh well. Appetizers were fantastic as always and all other meals great

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Exceptionally good food and very nice place for celebrating a special occasion. Service was excellent though slow. Waiter was willing to do separate checks for group of 11 and very pleasant about it. Management provided a generous tray of desserts to mark the occasion. Highly recommended overall.

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

The service was amazing! Even though the restaurant was super busy at 9:30pm,my reservation was honored. And i didnt have to wait!!Food was very flavorful.

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4.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food as usual. My wife loves the stir fry and I really like the salmon. Another great Anniversary meal.

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