Kona Grill - Baltimore
Kona Grill - Baltimore

Kona Grill - Baltimore

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.konagrill.com/
  • Phone: 4102448994
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Baldwin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Charles St & Pratt St
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Kona Grill - Baltimore
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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Kona Grill - Baltimore reviews from OpenTable diners
158 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (81)great for lunch (63)fit for foodies (54)special occasion (44)hot spot (41)vibrant bar scene (41)great for outdoor dining (35)kid-friendly (28)late-night find (24)neighborhood gem (23)romantic (20)great for brunch (16)scenic view (14)notable wine list (7)Show More
  • TomH
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Service was outstanding. Food was great. Kona Grillnever disappoints.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uneven Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was really good. Waitress was nice. They seemed understaffed. Our food took one hour plus and did not come all out together.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Good!
    willyv
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We were in town for a convention and ate here twice...it is very good and the service was great too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stale bread
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We specifically went to the Kona Grill to have a soft shell sandwich. The bread was stale, the crabs were small and basically tasteless.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Looks Nice, Poorly Run
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Tuesday night, six PM dinner for two. We order two appetizers, one hot and one cold. The cold one comes out ten minutes before the hot one. To make things worse, the hot one comes out and before my son is finished, the entrees come out while our plates are still in front of us. What's the rush? This is just plain rude. The gluten free menu contains the following tidbit: you can have any sandwich, just hold the bread. Seriously? Look up sandwich in the dictionary. I don't think that qualifies. There is such a thing as gluten free bread. Set aside the complaint about service and gluten free dining, and it comes down to this: my son and I agreed that the food was just so-so. Nothing stood out as particularly good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great before the game!
    Techsan68VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We went to Kona Grill before the Orioles game on Sunday night. The convenient location is a great feature, but the Asian Fusion menu is also fun and has lots of tempting offerings. We like the sushi rolls best. Kona makes some imaginative versions of their own that are interesting and delicious at the same time. On this occasion I had the caterpillar roll, which was filled with eel with an avocado coating made to look like a caterpillar. The casual atmosphere is welcoming to logo-dressed sports fans and kids as well as to serious diners. The bar is fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was good.
    Harborvisitor
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Interesting island fusion restaurant. Portion sizes and pricing were appropriate. I liked the high booths. I wasn't amazing but it hit the spot! It wasn't stuffy or too fancy. I usually don't order chicken at a restaurant, but I had to go for the macadamia nuts on it!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just right
    Kdubswife
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Celebrated son's 16 th birthday during Star Spangle Spectacular. Reservations were easy, service and staff was great and attentive as usual. Food deliciousness also as usual. We love this place and we keep going back. Oh and might I add the desserts are so big and soooo good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • laconda
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    They need to give vegetarians some food choices...
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kona Grill is the perfect pre-game
    Rave
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Kona Grill was a great pre-Thursday night football game. They seated us quickly and the waiter acknowledged my reservation note about our time constraints. The waiter gave us a heads up when we ordered our second round of drinks that they bar was slammed, which turned out to be a modest wait, but I thought handled very well. Took the on-line advice to order the pot stickers, a very good choice. The seasonal menu was tasty, especially the caprese salad. Pre-event reservations strongly suggested, as there was a line for the walk ups. Overall, I would recommend this restaurant highly and visit again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Even the repeat was good
    dennis
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We wandered in off the street for a late lunch and were seated in the enclosed patio. The food and service were excellent albeit somewhat slow due to the convention next door. Since we were in no hurry it was not a problem. There were several items on the menu that looked good so we decided to return for dinner the same evening. We were not disappointed. The flat breads and lamb sandwich were excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome 23rd b'day celebration
    AVirgosLove23
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Overall I had a great time here @ Kona grill. All of the employees were nice and made me feel welcomed. And made my day so much more extraordinary, being as though alot of my friends stood me up. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to people especially. If they want a drama free relaxing night out on the town. It is an amazing place and a great experience, i am glad i choose to have my dinner party there. And would do it all again this will always be a birthday I'll remember.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Sim1
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The salmon was excellent (as noted by our Waiter). great dining experience!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kona Grill with a touch of thrill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This place has all around atmosphere for any occasion. The noise level was low even with soft music playing and few large groups throughout the restaurant. I was able to hear and converse in a normal tone. My waiter "Robby" was great! He was very attentive to my table. Even gave a free dish with compliments from the chef when there was a couple of issues. He handled it professionally and promptly. Now my critique. Was given dirty silverware for dinner didn't look like it was washed. Dinner order of shrimp/chicken pad thai noodles was wrong received just chicken then a free order of shrimp pad thai noodles. "Caribbean" Chicken was plain grilled chicken and plaintain was bananas with suace on it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal - outstanding service
    rperry3146
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Kona Grill was a great find on OpenTable! Food was outstanding especially the sushi. Service was top-notch! We will definitely visit again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just OK
    knowshergrubVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a pleasant but noisy dinner here while visiting the inner harbor. The menu is very hit or miss. Basic food like flatbread is ok, but things like pad thai taste like they are made wtih a jarred sauce. If you really like ethnic food, this isn't the place--it's kind of like the Applebees of asian fusion.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic food, Fantastic service!
    sjlyons57
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Upon arriving we were greeted by a lovely hostess with fabulous hair ;) The decor was modern with relaxing rich colors and just lovely! Absolutely everything from the sushi to the spinach & artichoke dip to the pot stickers tasted like MORE PLEASE!! Now, saving the best for last, our server was a man in his mid 20s early 30s with dark rimmed/black glasses (after our evening out I can't remember his name) Look For Him!!! The best server I have ever had! He was on everything from clearing plates to filling drinks (in spite of being busy) quick witted and just plain awesome!! Truly an asset to the restaurant! I know where we'll be dining next time we're in Baltimore, hands down!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service needs to improve
    firenzeVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My first time at this restaurant. The food was good . The service was awful Felt like they wanted us to leave which was rather surprising as there was no one waiting to get seated .we were given the check without asking if we would like dessert .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find!
    willyv
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I've walked past this place many times, had drinks there once. But dinner was a wonderful experience! Food was very great, and the service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointing
    Huygir
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We only tried the calamari and some specialty sushi. Calamari was average. My guess is that KG does not have real sushi chefs making their "house" rolls - flavors are either bland or totally unbalanced. Consequently the food isn't very enjoyable and way over-priced.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Jwhitc1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I've been to Kona several times but this was the first time with a large group. The food and drinks, like always were great! The waiter could've been a bit more attentive but wasn't terrible.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food options and ambience
    jbreviewer
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We sat in the patio area on a very nice evening so it was really nice and relaxed. They had great food options including the sushi. I had the salmon salad but they honored my request to make it all spinach not lettuce. It was delicious! Drinks were good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome menu!
    AdrienneB
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This is my third visit to Kona and it is now my go-to inner harbor restaurant. Trying to impress my very particular college daughters....and I really hit the jackpot! Loved the varied menu of delicious sushi, fish, pasta and even burgers! Suited the varied taste buds in our family! Everything was amazing! It was a beautiful night and we chose to sit outside. Perhaps not our best choice as there were street musicians on the corner that were deafening at times.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great night for us!
    EnjoyingLife
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Using Opentable was perfect for us since we were 1.5 hours away. We walked in and was seated immediately. We chose to sit on the patio because the night was perfect weather-wise. The waiter was amazing! We just enjoyed ourselves on our anniversary night so much!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outside seating
    Shirlene83
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We are outside the second time around which was great. A fruit fly got in my bf wine and our waitress got him another glass right away! She was very attentive and didn't bother us too much or too little. It was the right amount. The sushi was great as I devoured the Wave roll, Voodoo roll, & another speciality roll that was on happy hour special & my bf got the lettuce wraps which he said were wonderful and filled him up! We definitely plan on returning to try more or their dishes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great service
    bfamilydinning
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Kona had good food and the service was really awesome. Kid and family friendly at a fair price. My only complaint would be they didn't have real crab for their sushi.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Dquixote13
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The sushi menu is extensive so we were very excited. The three specialty rolls were disappointing. Really small and not so tasty. Kids chicken tenders were all dried out. Had high hopes because it is such a pretty place and the staff is very friendly, but ultimately, since we all had to get food after our moderately expensive meal, was disappointed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Always a good destination in Baltimore! Although my fish was not fresh, the manager was wonderful and changed to a fresh entrée!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    dannylam4
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I found this place thanks to the combination of the local anime convention and restaurant week. Considering it was during one of the busiest times of the summer, I was expecting my reservation to be delayed with how many people were coming in and out, but they managed to seat me immediately (and I was actually the one late, thinking my reservation was 15 minutes later than it actually was!). The food was great, the service was excellent despite her being exhausted from the busy crowds all day. Fantastic work and a great dinner service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    Shirlene83
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was great! Our waitress, Hannah, was very nice & attentive to our needs. She answered questions we had and seemed knowledgeable of the food. The food was wonderfully cooked and flavorful. Next time, we are going back for sushi & I'm really excited. The sushi rolls looked amazing!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beware
    Aoedine
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    My coworker and I had the sea bass. It tasted like ammonia.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • enjoyable!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    good lunch selection, nice "covered" outdoor sitting, and wonderful food
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food & even better service
    TheLievense
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The food here was AMAZING. Everything was so delicious and the options were very intriguing (steak & lobster sushi roll, gouda fondue w/apples & pretzels). The presentation was also top notch, the kids meal comes in a bento box with the fruit made into an animal. In addition our waitress was friendly, prompt and went above and beyond to ensure that we had a great meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid all round
    Grandon
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    A varied menu reasonably priced. Excellent and attentive service. Food delicious and timely. Lovely dining room. Kona Grill is now on my short list of favorites!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So sad niko is gone
    KirasmomVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    It just wasn't the same without our favorite waiter. Food was amazing though. Cuban sandwich was delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Loud, but it was a Friday evening before a baseball game. Great waitress, very friendly. Food was very good, nothing fancy.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great service!
    kmmb
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had friends coming in from out of town and decided to try Kona Grill. The service was amazing and our food was pretty tasty as well. It was a bit pricey for the portions, but overall we had a good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great option in Baltimore
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Always consistent good food and drinks, and very happy with the service even on a busy Friday night, always felt attended to. Very good calamari, ordered a second batch as was that good
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great addition to the Inner Harbor
    BaltimoreEats
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The lunch pairings is a great value. The food is delicious and the ambiance is warm and inviting. We especially enjoy people watching the enclosed patio.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    Cturner
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We visited Kona Grill this past Sunday to celebrate a close friend's birthday with a 4:30 reservation. A few hours before the reservation, we received a friendly call confirming the reservation and we were seated as soon as we arrived. Our waiter Duane Rawlings gave us impeccable service. He was very knowledgeable of the menu and gave great recommendations. At the end of dinner, the birthday lady expressed her appreciation for the special attention he gave and his ability to meet the needs of the entire party without missing beat. The food was good, but the service was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.