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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Kona Grill - The Woodlands Ratings and Reviews
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!!!
Nice birthday lunch
Food was reasonably priced, enjoyed the free creme brûlée for birthday diner. Outdoor seating was comfortable.
We dined here for Mother's Day with a group of 11 (including 3 kids). Terrible service. Food was just ok. Server was absolutely terrible. Took forever and multiple things wrong. Probably will not visit again.
I found the whole experience good but no ...
I found the whole experience good but nothing exceptional - nice atmosphere and noise level was such that one could talk and hear conversation - a pleasant evening following a movie.
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.
Looking for great Asian food and a vibrant eating environment, go to Kona. Much healthy and tasty food from chicken to fish and everything in between....steak too.
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.
restaurant was nearly empty when we arri ...
restaurant was nearly empty when we arrived and they gave us the worst table. food and service was great though
Waited an hour. Never received service. ...
Waited an hour. Never received service. We were ignored. We left without dining.
Server was slow and struggled with corre ...
Server was slow and struggled with correctly splitting our check. The process to pay took entirely too long.
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!
I enjoyed the wine down Wednesday.and th ...
I enjoyed the wine down Wednesday.and the food was very good. Try the gouda fondue. It was delicious.
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.
The food was very good with fresh sushi ...
The food was very good with fresh sushi and great presentation
Good food selection, well presented, nice atmosphere and good service. I hope too many people don't hear about this or it might become hard to get a table!
Nice spot...love the pad thai. I replace the chicken with tofu. My husband likes their sushi, and that is saying a lot. The Mai tai was so so. Service was good.
Whenever we want a nice evening out we g ...
Whenever we want a nice evening out we go to the Kons Grill. Love their food and the waitstaff is excellent.
Good Sushi in The Woodlands
Great neighborhood spot for good drinks and great sushi, sashimi and creative rolls. Nice fresh seafood well prepared. Service could be a big more attentive but that seems to be the norm these days. We'll go back!
Food was great quality.
Food was great quality.
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.
We enjoyed the great seating area for ou ...
We enjoyed the great seating area for our party of 10 in the back little room. It felt like we had our own private gathering in the restaurant. Our waiter Austin was great as well.
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.
Our waiter was very helpful with the men ...
Our waiter was very helpful with the menu. Delicious apps and meal. We enjoyed the "Wine Down Wednesday" special and appreciate the validated parking.
This was our 1st time here and will definitely be back!
Great Food and Drinks!!
This restaurant has an outstanding food and drink menu! The outdoor patio is great for groups or a happy hour get together and there are so many food and drink choices at such a great price!! This is the BEST Happy Hour in The Woodlands!! The private dining room is a great way to have a quiet event for whatever you are celebrating and the staff is so friendly and attentive. The flatbreads and sushi should not be missed...especially the corn and goat cheese flatbread...YUMMMMM!!
This was our fourth time at Kona and it is very consistent, the food is always good, tastes fresh and is always the correct temperature. Service is good as well, not too much "in your face" but available when needed. A little too much upsell this time but we can deal with it. Good choices, especially for food allergies. Noise level can be a little loud at times and I wish their patio area was covered but all in all another good dinner.
My second visit to Kona. It took over 10 minutes for a waiter to come to the table upon being seated. (It wasn't that busy but his focus was on a party of 8 seated nearby). We ordered three different Sushi Rolls. The most expensive one ordered at $15.50 was unremarkable. We actually re read the menu to make sure we received the correct one on two of the rolls. The bulgogi tacos lacked flavor, the shell way too chewy and greasy, and the meat a poor cut. The avocado eggs rolls were fine, but there are better. Again, these were very chewy. May need to change the oil in the deep fryer?! The dipping sauce for the egg rolls had too much vinegar. Very loud, poor service (also had to wait an extended time for the food and check), extremely over priced for the quality. We will not return! We eat out 10-12 times per week and I rarely leave reviews.
Bad Night at Kona Grill
Saturday night was tough for Kona Grill. Our server worked a huge area by herself, thus it took forever to get waited on, get drinks, get food, etc. She apologized a lot. Not a good sign. We were seated in the "back 40", and the food was barely adequate for a couple of our diners. Nobody seemed to get our wine order correct. I may try this place again, but I'll wait awhile.
Fantastic the lobster Mac and cheese was ...
Fantastic the lobster Mac and cheese was great
Fist time to Kona. Tried their reverse h ...
Fist time to Kona. Tried their reverse happy hour that starts at 9:00 PM. Was very good with a large selection of drinks and appetizers at half price. Service was also good and was able to enjoy their outdoor seating area with family.
Lunch with Friends
Kona is a great place to meet friends for lunch. The menu has many things to choose from. Always attentive service and consistently good food. Location very convenient.
All round great place to eat and enjoy c ...
All round great place to eat and enjoy catching up with friends. Nice ambience and quiet enough to enable good conversation. This is my third time - once with a large group, once with my husband and this last time with a couple of girlfriends. Each time the service has been excellent. Wine list was also varied.
Normally service is really good at Kona but our server on this visit was not very good. No personality and did not attend to the table very well at all. Food was good as always. Wish they would bring back the rock shrimp appetizer that was a special last month.
Shelley and Jasmine
Shelley was our server she was awesome she always had a smile on her face and seem to make us laugh I would recommend anybody who goes to that restaurant asked for her as a server you won't be disappointed. We ask to speak to a manager and one came over her name was Jasmine she was very friendly very polite and we just wanted to compliment Shelleys service but Jasmine was just as funny nice and hospitable that we have to compliment her as well this is why we are writing this . Kona grill makes you feel welcome and like you're part of the family they have a great happy hour menu and I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.
Kona Grill - not for Father's Day
We made reservations for the 6 of us in advance for Father's Day. It didn't matter, there was no table ready for us when we arrived. The restaurant was perhaps 30 % occupied. They placed us in a room which did not have proper air conditioning. The over worked waitress did her best but it seemed to take forever to get anything from the bar or kitchen. We ordered from the lunch menu, nothing special for Father's day. When we were finished, the check was processed improperly, taking money off a gift card that was presented but not credited to the final bill! Perhaps this is a place to come for Happy Hour but certainly not a place to have a nice lunch
I went with a group of 12, and we had a ...
I went with a group of 12, and we had a great time.....and sunday is happy hour all day. The prices were great.
Birthday at Kona
Good food, energetic atmosphere. Definitely not a quiet romantic place.
Nice lunch menu. The food was pretty goo ...
Nice lunch menu. The food was pretty good but nothing special. Solid B
It was my husband's birthday (and our wedding anniversary), so, I informed you when I made a booking, however, there are no service for this at all. At least, I wanted you to say "Happy Birthday" to my husband. I am not going to visit this restaurant for special occasions in future.
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