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Kona Grill - Woodbridge, Iselin, NJ

Kona Grill - Woodbridge

3.8
3.8
1113 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Kona Grill restaurant offers an experience unrivaled in Woodbridge. Enjoy your local paradise with friends or family. The unique combination of upscale American food freshly prepared in a scratch kitchen, award-winning sushi and modern bar provides an innovative restaurant concept. Come for lunch, dinner, or one of Woodbridge's best happy hours! 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.
We are located in front of the Delta Hotel; turn right on Rt 1 South, and you will find us 100 yards past Gill Lane.

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Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Sushi, Grill

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Brunch Mon, Sun 9:30 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 2:00 pm–6:00 pm Mon–Thu 9:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 750-4400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Vicente Noguera

  • Catering

    Catering available for delivery & pickup through EZ Cater at: https://www.ezcater.com/catering/kona-grill-woodbridge-township

  • Neighborhood

    Iselin

  • Cross street

    Gill Lane

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Kona Grill Date Night

    $39.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    The search is over for the PERFECT DATE NIGHT! Make your reservation for DATE NIGHT at Kona Grill, offered every Sunday through Wednesday for $39 per person. This special menu features your choice of 1 of the 3 listed signature starters, Ribeye Meatballs or Lobster Toast or Ribeye Sliders. Followed by your choice of 2 of the 4 listed entrees, Sweet-Chili Glazed Salmon or Big Island Ribeye or Korean 5-Spiced Ribs or Assorted Sushi Board. Finishing your night off with Coffee Bread Pudding & a shot of Bailey’s. Add a bottle of Lunetta Prosecco, Chateau St. Michelle Chardonnay, or Two Vines Cabernet for $25.

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What 1,113 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New Jersey - Central

    Kid Friendly

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  1. DN

    DongN

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    Food was taking so long, waitress didn’t service good asked for refills not come back. Shrimp pad thai was too much water, shirmp smells like shirmp noodle soup.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience4

    Wish I can give tonight’s staff 0 stars. This is my 6th time at this restaurant. Unfortunately it will be the last. The front desk staff profiles customers. I got a wait time of 1 and half hours but online I can make a reservation for 15 minutes later. Then customers of another ethnicity walk in and their wait time is 30 minutes. Now they say I got to wait till the 15 minutes had elapsed to get service. Spoke to manager and still no resolution.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We went to celebrate Father’s Day. The waitress was friendly and provided great service. The sushi was good, steaks were well prepared. Desserts were pretty good.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    The food was cooked perfectly and my kids loved the bento boxes(super picky eaters). BUT the service was super slow. I still gave 4stars because the waitress warned us ahead of time and encouraged us to order appetizers and to order early. Drinks were great. My husband enjoyed his Father’s Day dinner.

  5. N

    Niya

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is always absolutely amazing. Service was very good.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Had to wait a long time for the main course.

  7. MS

    MartinaS

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It has been awhile since we dined here and glad we have. Food was super fresh and delicious; service outstanding! We opted for the “power lunch” due to timing but next time we would pick from regular menu. Now, the prices are somewhat higher but easily justifiable for the quality you get.

  8. R

    Rino

    New York Area

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always delicious and tasty food no matter what u order. Tonight we tried the Bam roll, yummy👍

  9. BT

    BeenThere

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    We've never been to a Kona Grill before and we were impressed. The food was excellent. We were visiting family and friends in New Jersey, and I wish there was one someplace in California. Competition for restaurants is tough here in northern California so they may not consider a restaurant here.

  10. HR

    HappyRG

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Our meal was Ok but I feel it’s way over priced for the amount you get and quality of the food. Spicy tuna and Philadelphia rolls $14? Appetizer sliders for $20? This is way more than some of the other highly rated restaurants in NJ.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hassan is a wonderful server! The hostess helped us give my friend a birthday surprise! Great experience from the food to the staff and the restaurant is beautiful

  12. GK

    GopalaK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    The receptionist was kind and even helped us move out tables inside.. the service was very slow. Food is overpriced.

  13. PM

    PeterM

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect date night restaurant. Love the ambiance and decor. Made a reservation and was seated quickly. Menu has enough options to please both my wife and I, who have very different tastes. And the staff is knowledgeable, which is really nice when trying to decide on a dish. You have to get the carrot cake for dessert though. It’s big enough for two (or more) and is exceptional!

  14. PK

    PhilK

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food, service and ambience were excellent. Shared appetizer (Tempura Shrimp) and entrees (Macadamia Chicken and Pad Thai) were outstanding. The side salad (added to our entrees) was delicious -- way better than what we expected. Our server, Paula, was beyond good: personable, friendly, helpful and really gave the impression that she was happy we were there and enjoying our meal. While the restaurant is beautiful (we ate in the indoor portion; they also have a section opens to the outside) the noise was overwhelmingly loud. Even though we were in a booth we had difficulty hearing each other across the table. As diners left, though, and the indoor section started emptying out, the noise level dropped to a more-tolerable level. One other negative note: Both the Women's and Men's bathrooms were in relatively deplorable conditions, cleanliness-wise. An odd contrast - and a distressing one -- to the overall ambience of the restaurant itself.

  15. s

    sharimk

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious meal as always.

  16. LW

    LisaW

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Food was ok and seated quickly upon arrival. Though some of us found hair in our napkin that was wrapped with our utensils. 2 of our 3 meals came out together then 15 mins later our 3rd meal came out. Poor planning in kitchen

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Mother’s Day celebration. Waited for 1 hr 15 minutes just to get appetizer served, then another 30 minutes for our food.

  18. DB

    DawnB

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Service from kitchen very very slow. Took an hour to receive our dinner.

  19. OB

    OsbedB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Terrible experience all around. Dishwasher was not cleaned properly, sushi was sloppy and not worth the money. Service was slow and unattentive. I genuinely hated it and will never return.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    Service was incredibly bad. 40 minutes to get a table with a reservation. Took 30 minutes for a server to come by to take out orders. Took over a hour to get an order of adémame appetizer and another hour to get 2 entrees.

    Kona Grill - WoodbridgeResponded on May 9, 2022

    We understand your disappointment with us and we appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention, which has been shared with the team. We agree that your unusual experience did not match our exceptional standards and it is important to us that our guests receive the true Kona experience that we are known for. We will be reaching out via private message to follow up on your experience.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    It was Mother’s Day, so I think they tried, but it took a long time (about an hour) to get appetizers. The meal took about three hours. The server was helpful with ordering, food was very good. I would probably go again when it’s slower.

  22. KG

    KrystianG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Food took a long time to come out and the quality doesn’t justify the price. Most steaks came out wrong e.g asked for medium well and got well done, asked for medium rare and got medium. The salmon was good in taste but very dry. Food was good but overpriced for the taste and quality.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Multiple dirty glasses/utensils. Slowest service ever

    Kona Grill - WoodbridgeResponded on May 9, 2022

    We understand your disappointment with us and we appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention, which has been shared with the team. We agree that your unusual experience did not match our exceptional standards and it is important to us that our guests receive the true Kona experience that we are known for. We will be reaching out via private message to follow up on your experience.

  24. EH

    ElissaH

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    We went for Mother’s Day. It was packed which was to be expected but it seemed like they didn’t have enough staff to accommodate the amount of patrons. Our Reservation was for 2:15. We were right on time but still had to wait about 20 min to get seated. The waitress took at least 25 min to greet us and take our drink orders. She started off on a bad note by proceeding to tell us how everything was going very slow and it would take “a long time” to get out drinks and food. We felt like she wanted us to say forget it we’ll just leave. And as she said it would take a long time she did not exaggerate. She brought us our drinks 30 min later. She then proceeded to tell us that all the appetizers were being made before any entrees are being made so if we didn’t order apps we’d still have to wait till they were all done serving them before we could get our main meal. We were all confused and turned off at this point. We wanted to leave but the kids were very hungry. The food took an hour and a half to come out. We were there for a total of 3 1/2 hours by the time we got and paid the check. Disappointed is an understatement of our experience at Kona grill.

  25. T

    Tiffanys

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Never was serviced. Was sat at a table, was there for 20 minutes and no one came to ask about drink orders or say hi be with to you soon …so got up and left

  26. L

    Lisa

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    Terrible dining experience. Do not bother with this restaurant. There are so many more restaurants in the Woodbridge area that have to be better than this one. It took 1 hour and 20 minutes for our food to arrive. When it did, you could play hockey with the English muffin. Most of the food was cold so the only good item was the salad. Our waitress disappeared after having brought us an incorrect drink order. The manager was nowhere to be found. Save yourself....eat elsewhere!

  27. KZ

    KathyZ

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    It was the worst meal (and I had eggs, fries toast, bacon and coffee-all cold but barely cooked) and the worst service ever anywhere! Asian strir fry was eatable. Waited 1hr 20 minutes for the cold food, had no utensils and no butter for the toast (another 15 minute wait).

    Kona Grill - WoodbridgeResponded on May 9, 2022

    We understand your disappointment with us and we appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention, which has been shared with the team. We agree that your unusual experience did not match our exceptional standards and it is important to us that our guests receive the true Kona experience that we are known for. We will be reaching out via private message to follow up on your experience.

  28. AR

    AliciaR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    Mother’s Day

  29. EM

    ElizabethM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    We made a reservation for Mother's day brunch and it was the worst experience ever!! They opened at 10, we had reservations at 1130, and they were already out of things. We couldn't get a mimosa until after 12, even though the brunch was advertising the mimosas for the whole time. Our app took 45. Then another 45 mins for our entrees. When we were able to order the mimosa it took 20 minutes. I understand it was busy, but you took reservations! You didn't know how many people would be coming to plan in advance?! Our server Francis was awful. She basically hid from us the rest of the meal. I had get up and give her our check to run our cc because she was at the host stand talking with the host. We'll never go back!

  30. AC

    AntC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4

    Wait was for everything egregiously long. For was okay at best. Don't think it's l is bother going back

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    I went there for the brunch. Only complaint is that if you are unable to serve alcohol prior to 12 and advertise a brunch. It should be noted somewhere. I don’t see it on the website or here. It is unfair to the wait staff to have customers complain for something out of there control.

  32. MM

    MichelleM

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    The food has changed. Been a while since we were here. Just not the same.

  33. J

    Jennybean

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Good food. Make a reservation to reduce your wait time. Would highly recommend and we intend to return.

  34. DK

    DanK

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    This was the poorest experience I’ve had at a restaurant in years. Our server was absent and inattentive. The food was mediocre and infinitely more expensive than it was pre-pandemic. My wife and I came here for a quick celebration dinner, which I cited in my OT reservation and received no acknowledgement of my request. For what they’re charging now, you should go to a $$$-$$$$ restaurant and get the treatment/food you deserve. This will be the last time I dine at Kona Grill. The phrase “it’s gone downhill” doesn’t even begin to describe how far this place has fallen.

    Kona Grill - WoodbridgeResponded on May 9, 2022

    We understand your disappointment with us and we appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention, which has been shared with the team. We agree that your unusual experience did not match our exceptional standards and it is important to us that our guests receive the true Kona experience that we are known for. We will be reaching out via private message to follow up on your experience.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Fun atmosphere, great food, a little pricey. Definitely recommend making a reservation

  36. f

    freeciab

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Fast and excellent service. Food was tasty and fresh

  37. b

    bgmen

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3

    Service was so-so. Kona Loco was very disappointing. Rice was dry and hard, seemed undercooked or old, server didn't ask how we wanted our burger patty and egg cooked, got ham instead of Spam, non-existent loco sauce.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    It was good. Been meaning to try Kona and thought it was going to be a bit better. Wasn’t disappointed but also wasn’t impressed. I’ve had better calamari’s, the sea bass was good and the hi light was the carrot cake for dessert. Huge peice big enough for three and very tasty. May go back, May not…

  39. R

    Rino

    New York Area

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Always tasty food snd lots to choose from If you are hungry for something different this is place.

  40. TF

    TForgosh

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Second time trying & awful again. My steak came out wrong 3 times so my husband finished before I even got my food. I kept getting excuses. Desserts came out 20 minutes apart. Took 3 hours just to get food & eat. I would not recommend this place. Only nice part was the waitress who kept apologizing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Kona Grill - Woodbridge using the Order Online button. Kona Grill - Woodbridge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 750-4400.

Kona Grill - Woodbridge is rated 3.8 stars by 1113 OpenTable diners.

Kona Grill - Woodbridge does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Kona Grill - Woodbridge

511 US Highway 1 Iselin, NJ 08830

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Gill Lane

  • Neighborhood

    Iselin

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Brunch Mon, Sun 9:30 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 2:00 pm–6:00 pm Mon–Thu 9:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Sushi, Grill

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Vicente Noguera

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (732) 750-4400

  • Catering

    Catering available for delivery & pickup through EZ Cater at: https://www.ezcater.com/catering/kona-grill-woodbridge-township

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