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Kona Bistro

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31 W High St, Oxford, OH 45056-1710
+1 513-523-0686
11:00 - 21:00
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Oxford, Ohio
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank salbert910
Bridgeport, West Virginia
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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 

Thank 1Skidmore
Pearl River, Louisiana, United States
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147 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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.

Thank Curtis O
Cincinnati, Ohio
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593 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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!

Thank luckyno39
South Venice, Florida
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142 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank dgcrawf
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Very relaxing place for lunch and dinner. Good atmosphere and very good food. Service is also very good. A great moderate price local restaurant.

Thank Linda W
Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

My guy and I stopped in for dinner. They have several vegetarian and gluten free options, woo hoo! The food was great and came out a lot faster than our drinks. Our server was friendly but slow and seemed a bit afraid of us. We got the artichoke dip and split the seared diablo tofu. Everything was very tasty. If... More 

Thank Jennifer W
Oxford, Ohio
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45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Kona is under new owners. My wife and I went on a Monday night, which is margarita night. The bar, which is in the front of the restaurant, was very loud. My wife ordered wine, and I tried two of their craft beers (both were hoppy but excellent). My wife ordered the stuffed mushroom and I ordered the chicken pasta... More 

Thank crowdemw
Hamilton, Ohio
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Food was OK but overpriced and the place was quite dirty water dripping from the air-conditioning onto table The hostess did tell us about it but just told my wife to slide over and no changing table in either of the restrooms for my grandchild

Thank Bob C
Oxford, Ohio
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 July 2016

As an Oxford resident I have eaten at Kona many times - the seafood specials are always great and they have vegetarian and gluten free options. Atmosphere is fun with jazz music playing, the courtyard for outdoor dining is wonderful. Nice little bar area for before and after dinner drinks or coffee. Service is generally quite good.

Thank conniebgirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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?