Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Kona Grill

After a busy few months of work and other social commitments, I finally had the chance to meet up with a couple of my Spiral Diner friends yesterday for a day of gluttony and fun! We all happened to have the day off and needed to finish our holiday shopping, so I suggested we catch up over shopping and brunch at Northpark Mall. I knew of a few restaurants at Northpark that offered vegan fare, but my friend Nicholas had his heart set on celebrating Monday with a mojito. We weighed our options and decided on Kona Grill since I knew my dietary needs and Nicholas's weekly Cuban adult libation needs could both be met there. I had been to Kona many times before with various groups of friends, so I was prepared to order the Oriental Salad (my standard Kona meal), but I quickly changed my mind when our server handed us a separate extensive menu of vegetarian 

and vegan options! The menu included several salads, sushi rolls, noodle plates, and pizzas. For brunch I had a vegetable sushi roll, roma tomato and asparagus cheese-less pizza topped with fresh basil, and an Argentine malbec. Brunch was fantastic, and with so many options remaining, we clearly had no choice but to revisit Kona for post-shopping dinner! Upon returning to Kona Grill, we were warmly greeted by the manager and were lucky enough to be seated in a fellow vegetarian's section where the service couldn't have been better. My embarrassingly large dinner included seaweed salad, another vegetable sushi roll, and a ramen noodle plate with grilled tofu. Once again, the meal was amazing! Needless to say, I'll be back to visit Kona Grill very soon. With so many vegan options and such a friendly and accommodating staff, this may very well be my new favorite veg-friendly hangout at Northpark! 

Visit Kona Grill for Happy Hour from 3:00-7:00 and/or Reverse Happy Hour from 9:00-11:00 Monday through Friday for half price appetizers, pizzas, and sushi rolls.

Northpark Mall
8687 N Central Expy
(214) 369-7600


HeatherBakes said...

I never realized that Kona had so many veggie options! Do they have a separate vegetarian menu?

Eddie G said...

They do have separate vegetarian and vegan menus located at the host counter...and a fabulous wine list :-)