About Kona Grill - Woodbridge

511 US Highway 1
Iselin, NJ 08830
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Kona Grill offers diners freshly prepared food, personalized service, & 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 & appetizers with an international influence. Specialties include Baked Sea Bass in a miso-sake marinade, Filets, Almond Crusted Pork Tenderloin, & 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.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Mon - Thurs: 11a-12a
Fri - Sat: 11a-1a
Sun: 11a-11p

Cross Street:
Gill Lane

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(732) 750-4400

Website:
http://www.konagrill.com/

Executive Chef:
Christian Coughlin

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Details
Bring Mom to Kona Grill and enjoy a $29 decadent filet Oscar entree 5/5-5/8 Don't forget gift cards make the perfect present, Buy $50 and receive a $10 bonus card 4/24 - 6/19

Kona Grill - Woodbridge Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

good for groups (38)
fit for foodies (24)
great for lunch (19)
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hot spot (17)
special occasion (16)
vibrant bar scene (12)
romantic (12)
late-night find (11)
kid-friendly (11)
neighborhood gem (11)
great for outdoor dining (8)
great for brunch (6)
notable wine list (4)
scenic view (1)
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food5
ambience5
service5

The service was great. The avocado egg r ...

Dined on April 24, 2016

The service was great. The avocado egg rolls, shrimp tempura and butter cake were delicious!

food3
ambience2
service1
value2

The food was good. Unfortunately, young ...

Dined on April 17, 2016

The food was good. Unfortunately, young crowd, very noisy and the poor service soured the taste.

Tags: late-night find
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Will return

vip
Dined on April 12, 2016

I enjoyed my lunch here with a colleague. Sushi was fresh and service was attentive.

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch
food5
ambience4
service5

Nate was exceptional!

vip
Dined on March 23, 2016

Nate was exceptional!

food3
ambience4
service3
value3

Comfort food

Dined on March 18, 2016

I had planned a dinner for some family and friends. We were a party of 8... The waitress was great at first. There was one child with us and her mom ordered a burger for her. It was the last food item to arrive at the table. Before we began to order I asked her if we could have separate checks divided between my family and my friends and was told fine. I'd done that in the past. When we were all done with our dinner she never even asked us if we wanted any coffee or dessert, she just dropped one bill off at the table and walked away... Not really pleased about that.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service4

I've been going there for years! Always ...

vip
Dined on March 6, 2016

I've been going there for years! Always a win! I go for lunch with my kids, they have the best and healthiest kids menu for an amazing price!! And we also go there in the evenings with friends or for date night. They also have an amazing happy hour, cheap appetizers and food including sushi and of course great cocktails!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

The Gluten menu was a plus for my fussy guest.

vip
Dined on March 6, 2016

Menu is amazing with so many fresh options. The Gluten menu was a plus as my guest was a very fussy guest who usually sends his food back. I am pleased as the waiter made him very comfortable and the food was more than acceptable even for my guest.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Kona Grill - First Time Dining Experience

Dined on March 5, 2016

Happened to be passing the Kona Grill a couple of weeks ago and the name caught my eye. Checked it out online and decided to go there with family for my birthday. Hostess was very friendly as well as the two attentive door people very attentively opening the doors for you with a smiles on their faces as you entered/exited the Kona Grill. We had reservations and were seated immediately. Our Waitress was remarkably friendly, knowledgeable and very accommodating. We all sampled each others food to get a taste of the flavors of the restaurant...California Roll, Tempura Shrimp, Sea Bass, Lobster Mac n' Cheese, Kona Grill Salad, and Salmon. All were delicious except for the special of the night..Mahi Mahi....very dry and over cooked, but otherwise all other dishes were delicious! Looking forward to going back to the Kona for Sushi!

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

Great food great experience I will defin ...

Dined on February 28, 2016

Great food great experience I will definitely be back again...

food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Took a group of seven people for busines ...

Dined on February 26, 2016

Took a group of seven people for business lunch. Ordered appetizers to share and everyone ordered separate entrees. Food and service were great. No one had any complaints. I have been here before and will certainly return again!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
food5
ambience3
service5
value5

Great Food, Good Times!

vip
Dined on February 21, 2016

They say that the way errors are handled is the true sign of a great manager. In this case it is more than a true sign. We had a reservation for 7:15PM, didn't get seated until a bit after 8PM. We had 1yr old child in our party of 6, and didn't mind the wait at first. Then the waiter informed us of the backup in the kitchen, we waited a very long time for our bread request, then even longer for our main entree. The manager and server were very apologetic, and the manager credited quite a lot off of our bill. We were pleased that they cared - really cared. Luckily our little one enjoyed our chicken satay without the peanut sauce, but it was exquisite. The flatbread with apples and brie, was to die for! The Spicy Tuna Roll, Tuna Roll and Spider Rolls were out of this world, fresh, delicious and perfect presentation as well. The lettuce wraps, Sweet-Chili Salmon Salad, Basil Pesto Linguine, and Chicken Chili were all wonderful, and my Hawaiian Ribeye Steak was cooked to requested temperature and absolutely amazing. The Macadamia nut chicken is highly recommended as are the Coconut Mojitos! Desserts of Key Lime Pie, Bread Pudding and Butter Cake with caramel sauce were phenomenal, and HUGE (you will be taking some home). This was a wonderful experience and we will be sure to visit again when in the area. Our server Demetrios, was so great...we made sure we tipped on the ACTUAL bill not the discounted bill, because he was professional, friendly and fast. He got everything right! He gets my "Server of the Year Award" for sure! Running out of room - the Manager "GR" was terrific. She was swift to take good care of us. We understand when there are backups in the kitchen, when things go wrong, but it's how well you handle the situation. GR I hope you read this - you are AWESOME! Thank you again for a great celebration of my nieces 1st birthday!

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service3
value3

2/19/2015 Girls Get-Together dinner

Dined on February 19, 2016

Went here on a Friday night from suggestion of a friend that the noise level is quieter where we can hear each other talk. We had our girls' get-together gathering dinner here to catch up on things. Reservations were easily done on-line with OPEN-TABLE at the Kona Grill's website. Was immediately seated upon arrival and our server was a nice young lady. Loved the aquatic atmosphere design. Drinks were good and I had a cosmo but gotta ask for grey goose vodka. 2nd round they did not use grey goose in it. We ordered appetizer starters, Flatbreads veggie & nonveggie one; Avocado egg rolls were yummy! and some fried dumplings. on their back menu was a whole section of sushi rolls to choose. I went with my fave spider rolls except it only came on a small dish with about 5-6 pieces. Overall enjoyed it and will come again.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

Good Food

Dined on February 18, 2016

This is the 2nd time that my coworkers and I have chosen this restaurant for our group outing and each time everyone has enjoyed their meal as well as the service. The food selection is very good, guaranteed that everyone in your group will be able to find something that they would like to eat.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

Great Find on Wine Wednesdays

Dined on February 10, 2016

We were pleasantly surprised by the half-priced bottles of wine on Wednesdays, and the wine list was quite good. Food was very good (great sea bass and swordfish), service was friendly and quick, relaxed atmosphere. It was a business meeting, and gave us a nice relaxed atmosphere to get to know each other over some good food and wine. I'd go back again and recommend to others.

Tags: good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Top Notch Hosted Business Event

Dined on January 27, 2016

From the aatentive service, to the promptness and presentation of the food...Our Business Event was truly a success..Thank you!

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Another great dining experience.

vip
Dined on January 20, 2016

Loved my server! He was good, good, great, and just excellent!

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

Kona's OK

Dined on January 16, 2016

We ate here in Jan 2016. We had a group of eight, and the service was great, but the food quality was varied from dish to dish. The calamari was chewy and too heavy on batter. The spicy hamachi jalepeno roll was wonderful. Entree vegetables: Not sure how you can make broccoli that appears olive drab, but still be crunchy. Interesting decor... knock-off Chihuly. Probably not headed back as the food wasn't great.

Tags: good for groups
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Quick bite on a Saturday night...

Dined on January 10, 2016

Quick bite on a Saturday night, our server Jill was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu, checked in on us when necessary, and let us enjoy dinner. Will go back!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups
food4
ambience5
service5
value2

Great venue!

Dined on January 9, 2016

We were a party of 14 with 4 kids and we all had a fun experience. There was an aquarium that entertained the kids before the fold arrived. They have a good menu for and even have gluten or vegetarian menus on request. I was impressed! The appetizers were all good, we had dumplings, calamari, two thumbs up for the bulgogi tacos! The entrees were well prepared and tasty. The Chilean bass was incredible. Melts in your mouth! The desserts were also delicious. The sugar cake with ice cream and the passion fruit creme brûlée were hits.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

Food was awesome. Our waiter was the man ...

Dined on January 9, 2016

Food was awesome. Our waiter was the man. Def going back. Pad Thai is great

food5
ambience5
service4
value4

Fantastic foid

Dined on December 31, 2015

The avocado egg rolls are out of this world The food is very fresh and delicious.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

Perfect

Dined on November 28, 2015

Food never fails to be less than perfect! Always delicious.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
food4
ambience5
service4

Would have been nice to actually sit in ...

Dined on November 26, 2015

Would have been nice to actually sit in the dining room when I made a reservation.

food5
ambience5
service5

The restaurant easily handled our group ...

Dined on November 18, 2015

The restaurant easily handled our group of 13. We had a very enjoyable dinner. The Sea bass , edamame , and sushi were excellent.

food5
ambience4
service5

Katrina was our waitress and was oustand ...

vip
Dined on November 14, 2015

Katrina was our waitress and was oustanding!

food5
ambience5
service5

Fantastic.

vip
Dined on November 9, 2015

Again,.. great service from Kona Grill. I can really relax AND have a tasty, well seasoned meal. I enjoyed watching two different TV programs (muted.) I also got the name to a beautiful song that was playing. Kona Grill is one of my top 5 restaurants.

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

The whole experience was amazing....we w ...

Dined on November 4, 2015

The whole experience was amazing....we will be going back this weekend...the food was superb....and you couldnt ask for better service....it was definitely a real treat.... P.s.plzz try the butter cake its AMAZING!!!

food4
ambience5
service5

The angry Edamame's are the best!

Dined on October 31, 2015

The angry Edamame's are the best!

food3
ambience5
service4

Food was not up to par tonight

Dined on October 27, 2015

We dine here very often and are very familiar with the way the food should taste. Everything was a bit more spicy than it normally is and we ended up taking most of the food home, but as usual the place offered great service and good deals after 9pm.

Tags: good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service3

Fun night! I celebrated my birthday and ...

Dined on October 18, 2015

Fun night! I celebrated my birthday and the food was delicious... I ordered the Chicken Stir Fry but opted to not have rice and extra broccoli instead this dish was heavenly.

food2
ambience4
service3

it is a very nice looking place Appetize ...

Dined on October 1, 2015

it is a very nice looking place Appetizers -pot stickers were ok nothing to write home about . lettuce wraps again they were ok Spinach and artichoke dip was very good. Sangria - not good - very bland Gin and Tonic- could not taste any gin JD and coke - powerful- Black Russian- mixture was wrong way too much vodka and not enough Kahlua Shrimp Pad Thai- little cocktail shrimp ....r u kidding me Oriental Salad - was ok Jambalaya - was told it was great large portions for desert Brownie and ice cream was good Carrot cake while large lacked the taste you would expect from an almost 8 dollar desert

food4
ambience4
service4

Love it!

Dined on September 18, 2015

Great food - great service. Never a disappointment!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food4
ambience4
service4

Another great dinner at Kona

Dined on August 14, 2015

We go here often and are never disappointed. The salad was delicious and the Philadelphia Roll was terrific.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Perfect after work spot

Dined on August 7, 2015

Food was great drinks are delicious ... The outdoor seating area was comfy .. Perfect spot to take a date

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience3
service4

Dinner with grand daughters

vip
Dined on July 23, 2015

Midweek dinner, restaurant was moderately busy but not too loud, although sometimes this place can get pretty noisy. Sushi rolls were ok but not great. My jambalaya was tasty but pretty spicy and heavy on chicken and short on sausage and shrimp. Desserts of banana cake, crime brûlée and key lime pie were very rich and good.

Tags: kid-friendly
food5
ambience4
service2

The service was extremely slow and the s ...

Dined on July 15, 2015

The service was extremely slow and the server seemed to have to much on her plate.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
food4
ambience4
service4

Always a wonderful meal!

Dined on July 12, 2015

Good times! Great sushi and lettuce wraps - tried a new cucumber vodka drink that was really good! We'll be back time and time again!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food4
ambience4
service4

Like the creative food choices but the p ...

Dined on July 9, 2015

Like the creative food choices but the place is loud.

food5
ambience5
service5

Best. Place. Ever.

Dined on June 28, 2015

I highly recommend stopping into Kona Grill ANY night of the week especially after 9pm for unbelivable food and drink specials. This is an upscale, trendy restaurant which is always busy! To be able to come here and not break the bank is a rare find. I will be coming here again and again!

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Good, Great, I like the atmosphere and the variet

vip
Dined on June 25, 2015

I sit in the patio area because of the ambience. I like the outdoor feeling without being outdoors, open over my head. When I'm not sure what I want to eat, I go there. The menu is so diverse and unique.

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