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Kona Grill - Carmel
Kona Grill - Carmel
  • Address:
    14395 Clay Terrace Blvd
    Clay Terrace Shopping Center
    Carmel, IN 46032
    Carmel / Westfield
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Kona Grill - Carmel Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.konagrill.com
  • Email: carmel@konagrill.com
  • Phone: (317) 566-1400
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm Our Bar stays open an additional hour Monday - Saturday. Please call for our Happy Hour specials!
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Fred Scott
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Chris Thomas (317) 566-1400

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
A word from Kona Grill - Carmel
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. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "The Kona Grill staff are well trained and knowledgable about their menu. They are courteous and attentive without being disruptive. The food is prepared well and well portioned. It is a Great place for a good times with friends."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We always get good food and service here. One of the best restaurants in Carmel."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food was good and wait was not long to get table on a busy Saturday night."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Kona grill was delicious! Loved the Mac nut chicken with smashed potatoes! Absolutely delicious and well cooked! Sushi was excellent as well. Seating was comfortable. Staff was attentive."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Our daughter's pick for her birthday dinner was Kona Grill in Carmel. She was happy to be there and enjoy the sushi with her family."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My husband and I went on a Wednesday night for dinner and drinks. The wine was half price and they had a selection that included different price points (and even packaged it up so we could take the rest with us at the end of the evening!). My husband was happy with a local Sunking beer. We ordered the beef tacos for an appetizer, the mahi mahi (fresh catch), and the kona filet, all of which were great. Our server Philip was brand new but still very knowledgeable and helpful! Overall wonderful experience!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "After having several very bad restaurant experiences of late, we were hesitant to eat out again. However, Kona Grill blew us out of the water with not only excellent food bit also service and atmosphere! Look forward to returning and trying other menu items!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Kona Grill is mine & my husband's favorite place to eat. Always great friendly service staff, food is always cooked/made to perfection. Love, Love, Love Kona Grill!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Our dining experience was mediocre. I thought the price was too high for what you got. Our food was served hot, but it wasn't exceptional quality. Our waiter was good. He kept checking with us to see if our drinks were filled and to see if we needed anything. We probably won't be back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We have eaten here many times but the last couple times the music in the dining room was WAY too loud! We felt like we were trying to have a nice dinner and dinner conversation in a night club!! We asked that it be turned down which they did but after about 15 min turned it up again. Listening to loud techno music is NOT my idea of a quiet dinner! For an up scale restaurant this is not acceptable!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Server seemed like he was in a hurry. We were starving and looking to order lots of food. He made us feel rushed. Our sushi arrived 2 min before our food. Even though we didn't put our entrees in until 15 min after sushi order. After dinner, he made us feel fat after asking if we wanted dessert. We said yes and he said wow."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My husband and I took a friend there for dinner on Saturday night. We had both been there before but she had not. The food was good, as always but I was somewhat upset with our server. I normally order from the sushi menu but had never ordered any of the "chef's plates". When I asked the server to describe for me a couple of the "chef's plates" he looked at me like I had 2 heads. He was extremely rude with an attitude implying my stupidity for not knowing what a "chef's plate" is. My question had to do with are they mean't to be an entre or are they similar to a small plate or an appetizer size? I finally ordered the one that was pretty self explanatory "tuna tower". The others have absolutely NO description whatsoever on the menu."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had a great dinner for date night. The music was a bit loud, but our server was friendly and efficient, and the food was excellent."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Was mildly disappointed with the red velvet cupcake, which is my favorite. Cake was hard."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Great place to dine with friends but also perfect for date night!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Had a wonderful experience at Kona Grill. We got right in with our reservation and we were served very quickly. We love the varied menu because there is something for everyone. We eat there often!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This was a great spot for our family to celebrate a birthday. Food was fine, especially for sushi. Birthday cupcakes were served for birthday people and service was fine."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The food and service were great. The atmosphere is also very nice."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I arrived just a few minutes before my reservation was scheduled and I was seated promptly. I meeting someone new for a business meeting. She arrived a few minutes after me. However, she was told that I had not yet arrived. She sat waiting in the lobby while I sat waiting at the table for 20 minutes before they realized their mistake. This was a bit frustrating, especially since an apology was never made. However, the rest of the meal went well. The food was lovely, the server was attentive, and the restaurant was cozy."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The food was great along with service. Although, the music was way too loud. I could not hear myself think let alone my company across the table."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The guys at the Sushi bar were great and the food was excellent."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We have a Monday night group that tries different restaurants each week. When it is someone's birthday we go to one of that birthday person's favorites. This time it was my birthday and I just love going to this restaurant. We were lucky to sit in the bar area where I find the ambience wonderful. Our waitress was so helpful and friendly. Some of our group are hard to please, but she was very patient with them. Food was delicious!...it always is. We took advantage of happy hour and ordered a variety of appetizers, but the portions were so big we were stuffed! I'm going to add this to one of my favorites."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "I have always liked Kona Grill - for their happy hour, wine list and sushi, to many sushi places, dont do wine well, crappy selections in small glasses - but Kona has a great happy hour, and does wine well. tonight they overbooked and where very busy - we were seated about 20 minutes late not to bad, but still I always get reservations because I hate doing the - trying to grab the bartenderes attention deal in a crowded bar while standing - just to get the obligatory pre meal drinks while we wait for a table. Our server was very average, they do have a great menu so I will go back for happy hour but will probaly skip dinner in the future at Kona, just to many better places to go to - better service"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I should start off by saying that this is the second restaurant in a row that failed to honor our reservation, so I may have went into the dinner a little frustrated. Upon arrival, we were told that our table would be ready about 20 minutes past our reservation time. We chose to wait and were finally seated 50 minutes past our reservation time. We quickly ordered drinks and appetizers and when they arrived (approximately 20 minutes later) we found that we hadn't received silverware. The appetizers and entrees (sushi for him, salmon for me) were cooked well, but we decided that it wasn't worth waiting for. If you're craving sushi and are fine with waiting past your reservation time, then you might enjoy. Otherwise, visit during the week!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great food and service....I highly recommend the lobster and shrimp sushi roll and the Pad Thai!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Fish was VERY fresh and well cooked! Hard to find that in Indiana."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We went the day after Valentines Day (Saturday) thinking we would avoid the crowds, but the snow on Friday pushed a lot of people to Saturday. Our reservation was for 7:45 but we did not get seated until 8:15. I would like to see them set up a spot in the bar where it would be convenient to get a drink while you wait. The entire bar is set up for diners so there is really no good place to grab a drink. The food was good and the options are eclectic. You can make this restaurant as fancy or as casual as you would like (from steaks to burgers). The sushi always has been fresh and well prepared. I do wish they had more beer on tap. Considering how crowded it was the service was great. Our server was appropriately engaged."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I had to reschedule my family's Valentine's Day dinner due to basketbakk sectionals from Saturday night to Sunday afternoon. But, it was well worth the wait. I really enjoyed the food as did my family."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We had the Valentines Special, Steak and Lobster. Both steaks were cooked to order. Overall experience was Nice!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have eaten at the Kona grill 6 - 8 times, however, it seems that over the last few visits we have seen the quality of food and service decline. We made reservations two weeks in advance, and yet when I asked for a booth, they told me they were ALL reserved - I think the girl that seated us lied to keep from having to go back up to the check-in and change the seating arrangement. Two ladies that did not appear to have reservations behind us were seated in a booth after we sat down. The service was okay, however, the waitress did not know the main specials and had to go check. The lobster tail was sub-par and the potatos were cold. For $150+ (w/tip) I expected better service and quality of meal. We will not go back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Granted we went on a busy night ( Valentines day) However our service was not good and the food was ok. The spicy shrimp apetizer was really good abd the fudge brownie dessert was also very good however the main entrees weee just ok in my opinion. Over priced for the qaulity. Used to love this resteraunt but seems to get worse everytime we go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went for Valentine's Day with our two young boys. I was late for the reservation due to a snow storm and they accommodated us in style. Much appreciated."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Was very disappointed in my first visit here. From dirty dishes to hair in food which was almost laughed off by the in attentive server this was a disaster from the word go. Will not return."
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "It can get loud, but still good for conversation and a meal."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "When we first walked in, we were not greeted, but stood there for a few minutes while the hostesses had a conversation...not a good first impression. Our server, Jerry, did not impress either. He seemed to be in a hurry to move on. I ordered a drink with alcohol but the regular version. The sushi was not great either, 4 pieces of 2 rolls had, literally, half of a crab. It was not appetizing. We will not be back."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Food was good, server Kyle was awesome and the Wednesday happy hour specials can't be beat!"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Management & staff the best and great overall experience. My son loved his food, dessert, atmosphere, etc ... was outstanding and I would go again."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "The food and service were very good. We really liked the restaurant and will go back."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Delicious, filling sushi. Large sizes. Very fresh. Everything was terrific and the service was fantastic. Reasonable prices for what you get."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Tried the Pan Asian Noodles, but didn't really enjoy the dish. It was really salty and hardly had any vegetables in it, which I expected it to have. We also shared the Butter Cake dessert and that was FANTASTIC. Definitely recommend. I've had other enjoyable meals here so I would go back."
    Dined on 1/24/2014