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Kona Grill

#120 of 1,061 Restaurants in Omaha
Certificate of Excellence
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295 N 170th St, Omaha, NE 68118-4079
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Omaha, Nebraska
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

This restaurant is fantastic! Such delicious food and drinks. The appetizers are delightful and the sushi is authentic, and the drink list is never-ending. Great place for an outdoor drink in the summer, or a warm meal inside in the winter. Everything about this restaurant is perfect! They have happy hour everyday with tons of items at unbeatable prices.

Thank tmchat07
Kona G, Manager at Kona Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us some feedback about our restaurant. We are glad that you enjoyed the food and had a great experience. That kind of guest interaction is the standard that we hold ourselves to. Our Happy Hour is incredibly popular and we like to think that the food and drink are the... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

You show up fir happy hour. It only applies to about 1/2 of the restaurant: the patio, the bar area, and maybe 6-8 stools by food prep. What happens when the tables and bar are full? Do you take a number and wait? Queue up in line? Get one of those flashing gizmos? NO! You play musical chairs and walk... More 

Thank mdeadlysana
Kona G, Manager at Kona Grill, responded to this review

Hello there, I want to start by saying I really appreciate your time in writing this review. Sorry that we didn't live up to your expectation and you felt uncomfortable in the environment we provided. Our Happy Hour is a bar promotion designed to provide an offering during off peak hours in our guests looking for a discount and is... More 

Mineola, Iowa
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Bar was a bit noisy, next time opt for farthest away. Food was real good, and wait staff was there as needed but not overbearing.

Thank Big_Jim_D
Kona G, Manager at Kona Grill, responded to this review

We are very happy that you joined us for dinner on your first date. Glad that you enjoyed the food and that our service team was able to give you the positive experience that we like to think is our standard. Sorry about the noise level. Our Happy Hour is consistently considered as one of the best in towns and... More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Our family went to eat a fine dinner, to find the place smelling like a gas station bathroom and cigar smoke, being given dirty dishes, finding wait staff that acted as if they had been trained at a McDonald's, including rude behavior when a server ran into one of our family members, and constant pestering on when we would be... More 

Thank Penguin P
Kona G, Manager at Kona Grill, responded to this review

I don't even know where to begin. I have to apologize profusely for the experience we gave you and let you know that this is in no way our standard. We were having problems with our plumbing that week and I wish we could have done more to keep that from impacting your dining experience. We would love to have... More 

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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

We ate lunch here and it was alright, but not spectacular. They did have a wide variety of sushi offerings. However, the lunch menu was not was I expected. It was not what I'd call a traditional menu that you'd see in a Japanese Restaurant. I had the sushi sampler which was good, but it was not the best sushi... More 

Thank TrueKCRoyalsFan
Kona G, Manager at Kona Grill, responded to this review

Would like to thank you for taking the time to review us, and are disappointed that we didn't live up to your expectations. With a name like Kona I can see how you would expect a more traditional Japanese experience. We actually like to think of ourselves as made from scratch, American and Asian dining that is geared towards providing... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

I love Kona Grill!!! My favorite is the Hawaiian roll and the sparkling sangria drink. But honestly Iv been coming here for years and never been disappointed. Prices are good and the happy hour is awesome.

Thank Katie K
Kona G, Manager at Kona Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming in to visit us for food and cocktails. We are excited that you seem to consistently enjoy your experience with us. We just rolled out a number of new Seasonal Menu options, such as a Peppered Tuna Tataki roll and the Peanut Butter Torte(a favorite of mine), and have even changed up our menu... More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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110 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

Enjoyed celebrating my birthday here recently. Started out with Happy Hour and had the flatbread. Then went to the dining room and enjoyed dinner. I was given a different entrée from what I had ordered and the waiter boxed up that entrée and got the one that I was to receive. He immediately recognized the area and was very accommodating.

Thank Nancy366
Kona G, Manager at Kona Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to send us some feedback and let me say how glad I am that you decided to celebrate your birthday with us. Sorry about the issue involving the wrong entrée, but glad to see that your waiter got the issue cleared up. Hopefully we lived up to your expectations and we would love to... More 

New Delhi, India
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

My host at Omaha took me there after I told him that I am vegetarian and prefer draught beer. Though there was limited choice of vegetarian food I must say I was not disappointed. Service was quick and efficient. A vibrant place to be in the evening.

Thank Maxi1948
Kona G, Manager at Kona Grill, responded to this review

First off, let me thank you for taking the time to provide us some feedback about your visit. Sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner, but we are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. I realize that having options for different lifestyles is important for our guests and we are proud that we offer a selection of... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

Our waiter was awesome and the night couldn't have been more perfect. He watched us struggle with our chopsticks and brought another set over to show us how it was done. Had great drink and food recommendations. Such a perfect night!

Thank Lori M
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

Food was very good. I had sushi there a number of years ago and was not impressed. It was a lot better this time. Atmosphere was nice. Service was a bit slow, but they were very busy that time of the evening, so it is understandable. I would strongly recommend, certainly if you are in the area.

Thank Ukmc2001

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Japanese, American, Sushi, Asian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 295 N 170th St, Omaha, NE 68118-4079
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Omaha
  • Phone Number: 402-779-2900
Kona Grill offers diners freshly prepared food, personalized service, and a warm contemporary ambiance that creates an exceptional, yet affordable dining experience.
The diverse menu includes a wide variety of mainstream American dishes, as well as a variety of entrees and appetizers with an international influence. Specialties include Baked Sea Bass in a miso-sake marinade, Filets, Almond Crusted Pork Tenderloin, and Kona Grill's signature dish - Macadamia Nut Chicken.
Kona Grill also features an award-winning sushi menu containing all of the traditional favorites plus several unique dishes created by talented sushi chefs.

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