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Kona Bistro

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31 W High St, Oxford, OH 45056-1710
+1 513-523-0686
11:00 - 21:00
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Louisville, Kentucky
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While Oxford has several good restaurants, there aren't a lot of "upscale" choices but Kona Bistro is one of them. We've eaten here on several visits to Miami University and Kona Bistro never disappoints. Most entrees are in the $15-$23 price range and the portion sizes are not large, but the food rates high on presentation, quality, and taste. On... More 

Thank dashulak
Columbus, Ohio
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I had the Grilled Salmon Salad. Not your usual type of salad. It was stacked and in the middle somewhere was mashed potatoes. It was the best Salmon Salad I have ever had!!

Thank MarthaColumbusOh
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

The restaurant was packed. We were ten customers standing at the door on Winter Commencement night; hungry and cold from the single digit temperatures outdoors. We watched the staff start moving tables and chairs into the middle of the passageway between the kitchen to the front of the house. The staff was speedy in making room for us. We were... More 

Thank KAY K
North East, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This was our 3rd visit to Kona Bistro. Dinner was a diverse variety of either comfort foods or beautifully stacked salads. I had the grilled salmon salad and enjoyed the mango chutney and the surprise of the mashed potatoes under the salmon. They have many gluten free options and also offer gluten free pasta. Kona Bistro has a relaxing casual... More 

Thank Ruth D
Miamisburg, Ohio
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279 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I've eaten at Kona before and loved it. This last time I believe I just chose the wrong dish. I started with the crab and corn chowder. I devoured it. It was really good. For my main course I had a spicy shrimp and scallop ramen. It was very disappointing. The shrimp looked like tiny canned shrimp and the scallops... More 

Thank paolat257
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Been here twice , service is great and dinner is good. Ran out of steak one night we went (after family weekend)! but the food is served very pretty and have not disappointed yet. Good place to take family and tourists.

Thank Momof2XY
Oxford, Ohio
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Kona is trendy, pricey, and the food is often very good. Portions are on the small side (and I'm not talking about those places where the wait staff staggers bringing you your dinner.) Its seating is a bit pretentious for a place in a small college town--it looks like the owners ogled pix of New York eateries and then mimicked... More 

Thank salbert910
Bridgeport, West Virginia
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Had eaten a reasonable meal here a couple years ago, but most recently Ate at the kona bistro as part of a party of about 20 people. We had three waitstaff for the party, but they seemed to be overwhelmed having to serve 4 tables. We had menus with starters but we're never asked if we would like to order... More 

Thank 1Skidmore
Pearl River, Louisiana, United States
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147 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Had a good sandwich. Soup was good. Nothing special. Service was slow. More interested in talking among themselves than helping a single diner. Would try again.

Thank Curtis O
Cincinnati, Ohio
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555 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Just enjoyed a delicious dinner here. Great dinner and service with a co-worker, I would definitely return here for another great meal!

Thank luckyno39

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 W High St, Oxford, OH 45056-1710
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Butler County  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +1 513-523-0686

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?