Kona Grill - Oakbrook

4.4
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1837 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Happy Hour
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
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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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was Great!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and a wonderful atmosphere

AE
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good and varied selection to choose from. We shared a variety of types of sushi and it was all very very good! Have eaten here several times and never been disappointed!

SB
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Happy hour is great. Good flavorful food with good size portions. Great value. Love the patio decor which provides a great relaxing environment.

MP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good menu with nice variety. Excellent service. We all enjoyed our food.

CB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Only problem was the music was too loud for conversation even though there were only 2 of us.

MN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

I stopped to talk to the manager as we had terrible service the waitress that we had took 20 minutes to get to the table our food about 50 and we were celebrating a special birthday. She did not come back to ask for any drinks that we wanted and did not apologize for any delay. The manager was not very helpful. We will not come back as we had been previous patrons.

D
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Happy hour is great! Food is great! Patio seating is great!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Boyfriend’s birthday

JE
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We got seated under a fan and I got quite chilled. Asked to have vent or fan turned down and they were unable to comply. Otherwise a great dining experience

GB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Attentive service and good Happy Hour prices in the bar and patio areas.

J
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Kona Grill never disappoints! We went on Sunday (happy hour all day) and it was fantastic. Great food, drinks and ambiance. I highly recommend the sushi! The Rainbow Roll was especially good.

RJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Date with spouse

N
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I really liked the place. Saw the pictures online and decided to try it out. It was on a Sunday night, it wasn't crowded at all. Most people were sitting outside, but we were indoors. Very nice personnel, courteous waitress, good drinks and good food. Will definitely come back.

RB
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Always good food and service

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Terrible service. Will never go back. There are way too many other great restaurants in the area to go to leaving no reason to waste our time and money on this one. It doesn’t matter how good the food is, if the service sucks, it ruins the entire dining experience.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Though not busy our server took about ten minutes to finally come over. There were quite a few flies on the glass separating the kitchen from the dining area. Had I noticed them earlier I wouldn’t have stayed.

LK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We ordered the spicy shrimp tempura and it was very delicious. Just the right amount of spice. If you like spice, the Picasso roll has it. Very good and has a nice kick. The peppered tuna tataki was another great roll. Service was great. Our server Aaron is personable and provided us with a great idea of the menu and what to order. Look forward to coming back again. Thanks Aaron for making the evening a good one.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

8/9/19

Experience was fine. Service was good as well as food.

AW
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

I dine at Kona 1-2 per week. I was hosting out of town guests. Made a reservation. Upon arrival there were no clean tables outside so we were seated in the dining room. There were no diners in the dining room. None!
The waiter came with menues and I inquired about the happy hour specials and was told they do not extend to the dining room.
So we asked to be seated outside then.
He said we needed to go back to the hostess.
We went to her and she directed us to seat ourselves. We went to the patio where a busboy was clearing a table. We asked to sit at that table and he said, “It is not my job”
We told him the hostess said we could sit anywhere on the patio.
So we went back to the hostess—now for the third time, it was 90 degrees out there,
By the time she took us back to the table on the patio another customer had seayed himself at the table. So we walked around the patio to the next available.
So 20 minutes after the reservation we finally sat down. Waited too long to place the order. Very slow service for a packed patio and empty dining room. As I am in this restaurant weekly I know the difference in service. Today was not up to par and I was embarrassed that I put my guests through the experience.

Ann W
630-215/8979

EW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Received a gift card for my birthday, so my husband, my daughter, and I went out to dinner. All of the food was delicious. I wouldn’t rush back to this restaurant but I was very pleased with my meal!

SS
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Food was good and the raw fish was fresh.
Wait time was incredibly long - and no one was there.
Music was incredibly loud.

SY
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mike was absolutely fantastic and we will request him again for sure! He made my birthday dinner extra special!

DC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We ordered from the happy hour menu, which was good value (50% off), decent sized starter portions. Food quality was very good. At full price, I would find it hard to recommend Kona Grill, but if you can hit the happy hour periods, its a good option. Nice atmosphere with mix of families and couples when we visited early evening.

m
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! Such a fun restaurant to have a celebration!

JR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

The Happy Hour food prices are great with many $5 options. Since Happy Hour is all day Sunday, that seems to be the best time to eat here. The restaurant must have been short-handed this past Sunday since the service took a long time. However, the food was good and the price was nice.

SC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were there for the Happy Hour food menu - great choices and amazing quality of food and for a very good price.

G
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

We had a party of 5. The server was very short with us. I think he was upset that we ordered happy hour food and drinks. When we were finished eating it took 20 minutes to get our check to us. It was my sister’s birthday and we were offended by the way we were treated.

SO
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Half price happy hour from 9-11pm includes several sushi rolls. Food and wine are delicious. The patio area is great for warmer weather dining!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

There used to be a level of excellence here. It's not a bad place, it's just lost it's Wow factor.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Enjoyed the sushi. My kids were happy too with their chicken tenders.

g
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Food quality was poor. Our order took forever to arrive. Waiter didn’t check back with us after our food was delivered. We won’t be back.

T
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Warm and muggy inside. Not comfortable to sit and leisurely enjoy ourselves for the night. Also it’s already very dimly lit inside and one of the big overhead hanging lights above us was out, making it very dark. Food was good, but probably won’t be back anytime soon because of other circumstance.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The AC was not great. We dined in the dining room and it was loud and the service was slow. The food was really good and that made up for a bunch of the negative. But it was too warm inside.

G
Chicago
93 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great happy hour specials

K
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Waiter rolled his eyes when I gave him a coupon for a free appetizer
I had 2 sushi rolls, they were ok but very poor presentation
All night long I was swatting at little flies or some flying bug
I have been here many times before and really like their unique menu, not so much this past visit

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very quiet for a friday night although it was the 5th of July. Food was good and quick. Drinks were good.

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Interesting evening. Waitress was nice kid however issue with bill from another group kept her away from table for loooooong time. Why they didn’t have someone take care of us in place was concerning. THEN our gift cards would not “work” manager said it was the “system”. We
Had $75 in cards, Bill was $56. She said you could pay with credit card or..... and I said I’ll just give you cards. She accepted rather than comping part of meal and leaving us with $25 to return. She also knew delay issues with waitress combined with delay as they tried to use cards, our 1 hour meal (we estimated) turned into nearly two hours. Poor customer service skills and failure for manager to empathize with the evening. Just bad business. Foot was good, we won’t go back.

DC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the patio setting with great food options and new specials each time we sit

DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

It is misleading that the happy hour specials can only be taken advantage of sitting in the bar/patio. No where on Kona's restaurant does it say that.

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