About Kona Grill - The Woodlands
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.
Contemporary American, Sushi
Hours of Operation:
Mon - Thurs: 11a-10p
Fri - Sat: 11a-11p
Lake Robbins & Woodloch Forest Drive
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Kona Grill - The Woodlands Ratings and Reviews
I went with my family for Houston Restau ...
I went with my family for Houston Restaurant Week, and would not recommend this. The food was horrible and tasted like it was warmed up frozen food from Costco. I have heard the original menu is OK. Do not go to Houston Restaurant Week!
We get to Kona Grill, no valet & it's ra ...
We get to Kona Grill, no valet & it's raining... I've been craving Chicken Satay for weeks but they were out of the chicken satay...I ordered a sushi roll & the waiter asked - soup or salad with that? I said oh really, so soup or salad comes with the sushi roll? Oh yes ma'am. The salad was teeniny, maybe 2 tablespoons. The coconut macadamia shrimp roll wrapped in soy paper was delicious, however. I was happy that they carried Conundrum white by the glass, but it was overpriced at $13.50 a glass. We ordered a creme brûlée to share - there was no crunchy top - it was more like a pudding...then on top of that, we were charged $7 for my salad AND the waiter claimed he never told me it comes with my roll.
I probably would not come back here for dinner, but would come for happy hour.
What I have enjoyed on past visits: 1)The outdoor dining patio 2)the reverse happy hour/later dining hours 3(all day Sunday happy hour 4)the sushi rolls
We went on a Tuesday night and the crowd ...
We went on a Tuesday night and the crowd was really light...unlike many other popular restaurants in Houston, typically. I know Kona has been at this location for a few years, so am assuming their weekend business is much more vibrant based on their location and perceived rent. Anyway, the service was very slow, which is the primary reason for my rating. Also, I've never had jalapeno slices served on top of sashimi before...definitely not on Japanese sashimi. If you're not fond of jalapenos, be sure to ask the server to leave them off when you order sashimi. Probably won't return unless it's with a group that wants to go there. There are several other sushi establishments in The Woodlands with comparable prices and equal or better sushi...and much better service.
Kona Grill is a beautiful restaurant. O ...
Kona Grill is a beautiful restaurant. Our server was new and it showed, since she did not know wine or most of the sushi rolls. We came for the sushi and were very disappointed in the extremely small portions for the high price. As avid sushi lovers, we know when we are not getting our money's worth. I can't say the same for other menu items, but I hope it's much better. With that said, I might return due to how nice the atmosphere is but would never order the sushi again!
This was a disappointing evening. Servic ...
This was a disappointing evening. Service was terrible: a long wait to receive menus for everyone at the table followed by another long wait for four drinks. We had ordered three waters and a Sprite. Friends later joined us and the service got worse. I ordered an appetizer (lettuce wraps), a house side salad, and the fresh fish. House side salad came out first, followed immediately by my appetizer. Before I was finished, my entree was served. It was not a pleasant experience with multiple courses sitting in front of me.
A friend of mine ordered pork tenderloin medium-well. It was served rare and she requested it be sent back to the kitchen. It eventually came back well done (close enough).
After what seemed like rushing us out of the restaurant, we then waited 25 minutes for the check plus another 5 minutes for my credit card to be returned. Paying to leave should be the easiest and most efficient process in a restaurant. $110 for two adults and two kids plus an additional fee for parking more than two hours did not make for a pleasant evening with such poor service.
The Woodlands has plenty of great restaurants; tonight in my experience, this was not one of them.
Made a reservation online for my mother' ...
Made a reservation online for my mother's birthday, was roughly 10 mins late due to parking. Was greeted by a friendly face and immediately sat. Quickly greeted by our waitress and was asked if we were first timers(I was), our waitress gave suggestions based on what we liked. Ended up ordering sushi and an appetizer. Overall the food was great for the price,the ambiance was intimate, the only complaint I had was that our waitress didn't check back in with us as often as I felt she should. I needed a refill for about 45 mins and finally got one when we were leaving and it wasn't to go.
Great Pre-Concert Dinner Location
My family (5) ate here prior to a concert at The Pavilion. We were greeted and seated promptly. Appetizers (lettuce wraps and artichoke dip) were both excellent. Everyone selected a different main course (sea bass, pizza, oriental salad, hamburger) and thought their meal was delicious. Our server, LIbby, was attentive but not over-bearing.
We'll definitely return.
Really bad service, long time to take th ...
Really bad service, long time to take the order, long time to serve, then they bring everything at the same time including the deserts!!!! And then they were in a hurry because they close and want us to be out of there!!!! Bad, bad, bad!!!
Visiting The Woodlands for Ironman Texas ...
Visiting The Woodlands for Ironman Texas event. The staff was friendly and welcoming and the service was exellent! The ambiance was lively and the restuarant was hopping on this night!! Everything we ordered was very good. We started with the pot stickers and the chicken satay, followed by sushi voodoo roll and checkerboard roll. Delicious!! The Miso-Sake Seabass with fired rice was very very good!! And, the best part of the evening for a dessert lover like me was the the three layer Carrot Cake!!!
Bad night for cooks and bartenders?.
Tonic flat in a G & T, switched to a martini and it was weak, son had a London mule and said it was weak. Appetizer of lettuce wraps could have used cleaner lettuce, calamari was ok. Kona Chop salad (marked as a specialty) was warm lettuce and chopped chicken without any dressing? No one of the four of us liked what they picked. Hope it was an off-night for the cooks and bartenders, Waiter was ok, the place is kind of cute, but I doubt I will go back.
The overall experience was great. We had ...
The overall experience was great. We had the shrimp and lobster sushi as a starter. It was a wonderful combination of flavored. We each had fish. The fish was well prepared. The proportions were perfect! We ended with a dessert that was very tasty. The server was great, providing recommendations throughout the evening. We will be back.
I did not know that if you make a reserv ...
I did not know that if you make a reservation through here, you will be seated in the dining area even though I specified on the requests to be seated outside for happy hour. The server then told us that happy hour doesn't extend inside and we'd have to get up and move outside. I guess we have to try happy hour another time. Overall, the service and food was great!
Amazing food, great service and ambiance.
We chose Kona Grill for the celebration of our 48th wedding anniversary. Had never been before and were not disappointed at all. The ambience, the decor, and the energy in the restaurant was great. The flavors in the food that we ordered woke our palettes and was different from similar dishes we had tasted in other restaurants. Simply delicious! The service that night couldn't have been better; i.e. very attentive and met all our requests, and then some. Can't wait to go again.
Dinner - Monday night
It was very quiet, maybe 3 other tables were occupied. The service was good but the food was adequate at best. Our last visit we really enjoyed, it was busy and the food was good. Maybe Monday night wasn't the best night to go. The waitress was excellent but the food was uninspiring. I had the signature steak "Hawain Rib eye" which was very average. I could have cooked it in my backyard. The sushi was nice as was the Pad Thai. There was nothing wrong with it, it just wasn't memorable. We will return maybe on a busier night.
Outdoor dining at Kona Grill
We dined outdoors on a rare cool evening on September 1st. Had the Chilean Sea Bass that is not listed on the menu. You have to ask for it. It comes with crab on top and asparagus and rice as sides. Highly recommend it. The butter cake and ice cream was also a very good dessert.
Wait Staff is Hit or Miss
My only issue with Kona is the wait staff. It's hit or miss. This last time (for a business lunch) I had to ask three times for an extra set of silverware because an additional person had joined my group. And two times before that I was at a business lunch where we repeatedly had to ask the waitress for numerous things and she pretty much just wasn't listening to what we were asking for. Maybe she was just having a bad day.
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