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Kona Grill

$$ - $$$, Sushi,
444 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112-2101
+1 816-931-5888
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good54%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (79 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Bar, Sushi, Contemporary, American
$$ - $$$
444 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112-2101
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have gone to this place for about 5 years now. It is good that they extended the seating for happy hour, but it is still truly a mad house in there during this time. It is tough to find a place to sit because...More

Thank Jennifer L
Brandon K, General Manager at Kona Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am glad you like the remodel changes that we made. Thanks for your positive review. Brandon King

Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Ate here around 2:00 PM on a Monday. Very few people in the place. Was waited on very quickly but the food was slow in getting there. It was good. Rather small portion but good. I had to order another sushi roll to fill me...More

Thank Kirby P
Brandon K, General Manager at Kona Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Thank you for your comments.

Reviewed 15 August 2017

I like the inside atmosphere .. it was great. The food quality is fine but little bit expensive .. no issue. When I told the staff that today is my friend birthday, they brought a small cake with a candle in the middle and surprised...More

Thank Sameh_M_Eissa
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The tomato Basel soup is GREAT. I was a little disappointed in the salad. The service is good, yet it is slow for lunch.

Thank kathysH5886CQ
Brandon K, Manager at Kona Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Please come back again and try our new summer menu starting on the 2nd of August.

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

I should start by stating I've eaten at the Franklin TN Kona Grill many times and have always been happy. My wife and I decided to try Happy Hour and what a mistake it was. There was a crowd, which is fine but this place...More

Thank James L
Brandon K, General Manager at Kona Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

I am sorry to hear about this experience at my restaurant. This is not how we do business and I will address our shortfalls immediately. I would like to speak to you about this and see what I can do to give us another chance...More

Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Our extended family had a great lunch. The 'bento' boxes were a great hit with the kids while the adults had a fantastic choice. Thanks.

Thank ChrisPE2014
Brandon K, General Manager at Kona Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

We are glad to hear you had a great time, we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Came here for dinner with old friends. Got there at 6 which was Happy Hour. So the front of the restaurant was very loud. The dining area, where I sat was nice and quiet. Food was excellent--it just took some time to get it because...More

Thank jwok02
Brandon K, General Manager at Kona Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Thank you for giving Kona Grill a try. Brandon King

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Hands down the worst sushi. Poor quality, small rolls, looked like they had been made by a 3rd grade school child. The staff were not pleasant. Acted like we were putting them out... she even made a comment about she was "trying to eat her...More

Thank Nic C
Brandon K, Manager at Kona Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Nic, I was very concerned when reading your review of your last visit, can you please call or email me so that I can get more information about this. I appreciate your feedback and hope you will reach out to help me correct the situation....More

Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

So I'd never been to Kona Grill before. My first impression, its loud. Once you get beyond the door to your seat. You adjust to the environment. It's not that the noise goes away - it's that you join the atmosphere. It's yuppie, its hip,...More

Thank WhatWeDoWeGo
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Great food and good variety. Everyone found something they liked. Children's food was served in a beautiful container. Only downside is that it is very loud, so not a great place for a conversation.

Thank Ursula S
Brandon K, Owner at Kona Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Bar, Sushi, Contemporary, American
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 444 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112-2101
    (Broadway & Pennsylvania)
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-931-5888
  • E-mail
Kona Grill was built on Exceptional Experiences and meals that create memories. Our global menu features contemporary American favorites, award-winning sushi, and specialty cocktails — all made from scratch using only the freshest ingredients. While the places that inspire our cuisine may be far away, a welcoming place that offers inspiring food, ultimate hospitality, and diverse choices is right around the corner.
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