Kona Grill - Baton Rouge
Kona Grill - Baton Rouge
  • Address:
    10111 Perkins Rowe
    Perkins Rowe
    Baton Rouge, LA 70810
    Neighborhood:
    Baton Rouge
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Kona Grill - Baton Rouge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.konagrill.com/
  • Phone: (225) 769-0077x
  • 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: RJ Lankster
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Blue Bonnet
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Kona Grill - Baton Rouge
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.
Please note all reservations are for the dining room only.
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Kona Grill - Baton Rouge reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
hot spot (9)great for lunch (8)good for groups (8)neighborhood gem (8)great for outdoor dining (7)fit for foodies (7)special occasion (7)vibrant bar scene (6)romantic (5)great for brunch (4)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)notable wine list (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • great new spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Excellent food. Lighting a little too dark unless your looking for romantic atmosphere. Service very friendly, but 2 of 5 dishes came out wrong. Would definitely recommend. Desserts are HUGE!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food & Environment
    JMONEY
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I was really pleased with the look and style of Kona Grill. The food was excellent and displayed nicely on the plates. The workers were friendly and well organized. Thank you for a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    mgp1981VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday Funday at Kona. OUr server was outstanding. The view was wonderful and they had live music in the courtyard that Kona outlooks. The food was fresh and at a great price seeing as Sunday has happy hour specials. They also had cocktail specials that were outstanding. Highly recommend Kona
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    BRFoodScout
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The AC was broken, the restaurant had a stale, smelly water smell (perhaps due to the AC?) and the service was a little slow for the few people that were dining there. A majority of tables were available yet we were seated next to a table with a family that included two young children that were, at times, loud.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday night at Kona
    MBES
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was good but kitchen was slow; not expected from a well established restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • enjoyable experience
    myfave
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Its allways a pleasure to have dinner here, the service is excellent, the food is terrific, I can't wait for the next visit. Thanks to the excellent staff, you provide an enjoyable experience.thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    laydeelu
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This was a great place in a great area. Loved the ambiance and the crowd.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my new favorite place
    myfave
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Was a great experience, my first time there, can't wait to do it again. Big respect to the entire staff.my fave
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not As Good As Previous Visits
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food was good; the service was so-so. Waitress not very attentive. Had to ask for water multiple times. Disappeared for long stretches at a time. You have no idea how bad service can spoil a good meal. The food, as always, was excellent. We always seem to find ourselves here and we'll be back. Just hope to sit in another section.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good "Go To"
    FairFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We were in the mood for sushi and no hassle. Kona's Sunday all day happy pricing on appetizers is a great value and easy go to. The service can get a bit distracted but overall very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Great Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We dined here on Saturday night before Fathers Day. We had a new waitress and she was outstanding!! Very attentive and really took care of us. My wife and son had their standard but I ventured off my favorites and tried the pan seared ahi tuna. It was excellent!! The tuna was cooked to perfection. The sauce had a sweet and not too spicy kick. We splurged with the brownie dessert and our waitress did a beautiful presentation. We cannot wait to dine there again!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kona Grill
    BRdining
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Had a great time. Service was great. Waitress was very nice. We had the shrimp and chicken lettuce wraps and they were excellent. Nice spicy sauce . We will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance5
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 162 reviews are from the Kona Grill - Baton Rouge reviews archive.
  • Kona: nice, but...
    TravelingDave
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Kona is a decent place to meet with a group for a special occasion... But not a REALLY special occasion. We don't go there on a regular basis, mainly because of the prices. Everything is $2 to $5 more expensive than it should be. The food is decent: nice, but not amazing. The menu is a little confusing. The place is named Kona- a Hawaiian name. And the menu has done nice Pacific fish and Asian- Pacific fusion stuff. And clam chowder. What? And standard Louisiana dishes like jambalaya. It needs a little clean up to add some consistency to make it more if an "Experience," and not just a lot of random food together.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and affordable
    gryphon1701
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great food, reasonable prices, and very good service made our Mother's Day dinner a pleasant experience
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kona Grill
    Josie
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Food was good. Service was OK. It was a nice place to go, and I will probably return. It's a good place to go on a regular night for dinner or for a weekday lunch. I wouldn't go there for a special occasion.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Something Different
    Cindie97
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Was different from the rest of the big chain Asian restaurant. Good was good. Waitress must have been new - she really wasn't sure about some of the items we asked her about but she tried to get our questions answered by other wait staff. Will probably go again - but won't make it a special trip.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    It was a late Friday night with two teenagers.We could not decide where to eat.i pulled up Open Table and quickly found reservations for a table.We ended up eating outside on the patio and was able to enjoy good weather, wonderful service and the food was delicious. We will add this resturaunt to our favorite list.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Easter Lunch
    HappyGrandfather
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Tried Kona's since late attempts at finding tables at other locations were unsuccessful. 4 adults and 2 children with varying palates were all satisfied completely. All of the food was good but the highlight was the desserts. The two choices were each full plates enough for one to satisfy 2-3 people. Children's menu was fine and food brought out promptly. Not having a sweet tooth, I had the Whitefish Ceviche for dessert and although not the norm for a last course it was delicious as well.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a girls night!
    SushiGirlie
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    All around great experience! Definitely recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious...
    CortM129
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Great food, great service! Some of the sushi did seem a bit overpriced, however.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good!
    Primetime
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Kona Grill never disappoints. The food and service are "always" outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner...
    Localdiner
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    We hadn't been here in several years and had the opportunity again recently at the recommendation of a friend. No dissappointments whatsoever. We had calamari, very tender with tangy dipping sauce, sushi sampler platter with a nice bleu cheese dressing on the included salad, for appetizers. Entrees included blackened red snapper, sea bass plate, and the grilled salmon plate. We shared quite a bit and found each had its own unique flavor. The vegetables on each plate were splended, including squash ratatoullie, grilled asparagus, and sauted green beans. Definitely recommend this eaterie if looking for something a little different and you're at Perkins Rowe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night restaurant
    Tgirl
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    My husband and I took our daughter on a date night. The food was fabulous and we enjoyed ourselves immensely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Off night…
    DineconnoisseurVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I usually order the sea bass and it was delicious as usual. The sides were not as good as usual. The server was not up to par with the previous servers we have encountered there. We will still go back. We love the atmosphere. I believe it might have been an off night.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food! Knowledgable service
    RougeRunner23
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    This is my third time dining at Kona and, as usual, it was exceptional. To begin the night, my girlfriend and I each ordered a glass of wine; however, our server told us about their weekly half-off bottle of wine deal that inevitably saved me money. After ordering, the food arrived quickly and was completely satisfactory. Once the meal was over, and the bill had been paid, the server came back to our table before we could leave to tell me that he did not include the wine discount on the bill. My bill was fixed, saving me more money. Kona has always been infamous for it's quality good and ambience, but what will keep me coming back is the character of people working there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Missed the mark
    VicFromLouisianaVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Several issues. We ordered wine and it took 20 minutes for them to serve us wine. We then ordered appetizers and dinner. After another 10 minutes, they told us that they had run out of the appetizers and asked if we wanted something else. We ordered our second appetizer. 20 minutes later they delivered our food but they had forgotten to bring our 2nd order of appetizers. They asked us if we still wanted them and we said no. They also picked up the wrong food from the kitchen so my dish was wrong. Needless to say, we won't be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful place
    Vick
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Visited this restaurant multiple times and I have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic night
    lsugirl1120
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Decided to give this restaurant a try for a first Valentine's dinner with my husband. The food was excellent. The server was extremely helpful and attentive. We really enjoyed the restaurant and will certainly be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food was great but it was a small portion size that was served
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Superfun1
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food was good service was good and I'd recommend kona for fun dining !!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great. Service was
    Frequentdiner
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food was great. Service was good even for Valentines Day
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    food and service was very good. always enjoy my visits there. i will recommend to all my friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not what it used to be.
    TRAVELER
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I have eaten at this location several times and it appears that the quality of the food is suffering. Mixed drinks are not what they used to be (short pours on liquor) which makes this restaurant too expensive for what you get. Lots of better options in Baton Rouge. Looks Like KG has run it's course. Service was very slow and not attentive at all.
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  • Tasty!
    Trader0909VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Good but not over the top service, great food and drinks, overall worth dining again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine Dining
    Lobsterlover2
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    VDay at KG was great. Food was delicious, although barely warm, not hot. Service was timely and efficient .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The hostess called me 3 days in advance to confirm our reservations. They had carnations on the table for me to bring home. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and made great suggestions. Two members of the management were checking on the tables and ended up getting us a free gigantic dessert! I will definitely be returning here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A meal review
    mealtime
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    I thought the atmosphere and service was great. My wife and I have eaten here several times it is always a favorite. We try a different dish each time and can say we have never been disappointed. I do like the online reservation option also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for any occasion.
    JDuhe
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Took my wife here for our 15th wedding anniversary. The service, food and atmosphere was excellent. The price of the meal was very affordable and well worth it. This is a new favorite of ours.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kona grill
    Murphy357
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Kona grill is quite possibly the home to the best steak in the history of steak. This is the only place that the food is actually worth the price that you pay. Very happy with finding and eating at this beautiful restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious! Will definitely return!
    Renevious
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    I definitely recommend getting a reservation if you're going to have dinner on a Saturday night like we were. There were several people waiting outside, and it was very cold. But since we had a reservation, we got seated immediately. The food was awesome, and the menu has something for everyone. The server was very attentive to us, and we were pleased with the overall experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.