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 WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Kona Grill - Baltimore reviews from OpenTable diners
162 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (79)great for lunch (73)fit for foodies (55)special occasion (51)great for outdoor dining (43)vibrant bar scene (40)hot spot (38)late-night find (31)romantic (27)kid-friendly (25)scenic view (20)great for brunch (19)neighborhood gem (19)notable wine list (6)Show More
  • 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!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
  • Great experience!
    liv715
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I went to Kona Grill for my birthday. The food and service was awesome! I would definitely reccommend Kona Grill.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food trumps service
    Kritiq
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Our seafood pasta dinners were quite good, and our waiter was pleasant and prompt, but it was offputting to find no one at the front greeter station for some time after we arrived at 7:00. When the greeter did arrive, she wordlessly turned her back on us and took care of something in her station for an awkwardly long time before finally showing us to our tables, with minimal politeness. It was not an encouraging introduction to the restaurant, particularly for my out-of-town guest. The ambience was pleasant once we were seated, though, and the noise level was pleasantly social but not deafening. I would return, but it also wouldn't be my first choice for downtown dining.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vegan diner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Being a vegan near the harbor makes it challenging to find suitable finds for me as well as my traveling companions. Kona was a hit all the way around! Wonderful sushi, great beer selection and fabulous staff. Would absolutely recommend. We went back to back nights because it was so yummy!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food great service
    DCdiner
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The food was good, plenty to choose from on the menu. The wait staff was fantastic. I will not hesitate to recommend and go again when I'm in Baltimore again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find in downtown Baltimore
    DesigningLadies
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    This was my second visit to Kona Grille. I enjoyed both the salad that I had for lunch a few weeks ago and the sushi that I had for dinner this week. The atmosphere is very nice with comfortable booths, a large bar and very well-designed furnishings, lighting and decor.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service and food
    momofbsp
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Our waiter Eddy(Eddie) was fantastic. He was very attentive and made sure we were happy with everything! The food was excellent and we had a little of everything. App, meals, kids meals and dessert. I would recommend the Kona Grill to anyone that is going to the Baltimore area.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PERFECT
    LifeStoryLisa
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I chose this place for my fiances surprise birthday dinner and he loved it as well as our guests. I look forward to dinning there very soon.
    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, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Henrydbs
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had a reservation after the baseball game. The place was slammed, but they took us exactly on time. Our server was overwhelmed, but a manager stepped up to help him (getting drinks, checking in, etc.) and made the whole experience excellent. Great food, great atmosphere and an outstanding staff.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    JMac77
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We went to the place after the O's and Yankees game and booked a reservation on Open Table. Great food, good service. Actuay great service if you consider how swamped they were after the late game rush to the hotels. All the appetizers were fantastic and everyone at the table loved their entree. The desserts were great as well, especially the carrot cake.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business Lunch
    yonnita
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We came with a vendor of ours, to express unpleasant information. The service was good (a new girl was finishing her training, and her trainer should be applauded), food was wonderful, as it usually is. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poor service was off putting
    FrequentwalkertodinnerVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I have had lunch at Kona approximately 20 times over the last six months. I usually order the turkey burger and ask for dijon mustard on the side. Kona does not stock dijon for table use, but servers have always been able to honor my request by obtaining a small amount of dijon from the line. I have always been very appreciative of the extra service. When I had lunch there this week the server told me that the restaurant did not have/use dijon mustard. I politely asked him to check with the line. He returned moments later to inform me that he had checked with the line and with his manager and they both told him that they have never had dijon mustard. Very disappointing. 20 lunches will likely go to zero.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My family had a wonderful time at the restaurant The food and atmosphere was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Kona Grill is a convenient lunch option and accommodating to large group requests (separate checks!). The noise level does not allow for speaches during a group meal. A private room would be nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy Customer
    KiwiKitty
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We set up a reservation for 3 on fairly short notice on a weekend, and Kona Grill was able to accommodate us. We even had to call and change the reservation to 30 minutes later, smack in the middle of Saturday night dining, and they were very gracious and changed our time. We found the manager, hostess, and waitress all fresh and smiling.... like we were their first customers of the day, in spite of it being insanely busy in the restaurant due to baseball and convention visitors. The food was great, and we loved the big aquarium tanks full of exotic fish. I especially liked that they had their patio glass "doors/walls" open; the temperature in the restaurant was just perfect! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Splowd
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    my new favorite spot. The happy hour prices are great. $6.00 meals I love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time visit
    Mike
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This was our first visit to this restaurant. The food was outstanding. The service was slow and the place was not that crowded. They did however take off the price of my food item which took the longest to arrive at our table. We will visit again when we are downtown.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The food was great and our server was good and funny!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    mach086
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    An upbeat atmosphere with excellent food this is a frequent stop for us. And, if you need a sugar rush, get the carrot cake and be prepared to share.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First rate sushi...
    ObligateCarnivore
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Down in Baltimore as part of an 8000 person convention, and had a first rate experience at Kona....Fresh well balanced sushi and rolls and good service under the rush of convention goers. Kona is a piece of gold amongst the pyrite of Baltimore's inner harbor area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • American Foid with some cool twists
    Beestill
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    The place was packed with people due to conference nearby, still , service was reasonable friendly and quick. Food caters to a wide audience, place was not ideal for business discussions due to noise, but hey they showed soccer on the screens....
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unfortunate evening
    spike
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    It was Sunday evening and Fathers Day, we had a reservation but the restaurant was very crowded and loud. The appetizers of pot stickers and calamari were delicious. We had about an hour and fifteen minutes to eat and did let our server know when ordering that we were short of time. I departed after an hour and twenty minutes and my dinner had never arrived. The others who stayed said it was the slowest, worst service ever and that I was wrong to trust Trip Advisor where I had found this highly recommended restaurant. They said the meal was OK.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic