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Kona Bistro

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$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary
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31 W High St, Oxford, OH 45056-1710
+1 513-523-0686
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Columbus, Ohio
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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!!

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Thank MarthaColumbusOh
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank KAY K
North East, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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 

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Thank Ruth D
Miamisburg, Ohio
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280 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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 

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Thank paolat257
Missouri
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22 reviews
11 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.

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Thank Momof2XY
Oxford, Ohio
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10 reviews
7 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 

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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 

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Thank 1Skidmore
Pearl River, Louisiana, United States
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147 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 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.

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Thank Curtis O
Cincinnati, Ohio
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538 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 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!

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Thank luckyno39
South Venice, Florida
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142 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Kona Bistro has always been our go to restaurant when visiting family in Oxford. This was our first time at the restaurant since the new owners rolled out their new dinner menu (the old one was good but dated). It was a disappointing evening. Service was slow even though the restaurant was not full. When our food finally arrived the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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?