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

Kona Grill - Carmel

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.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: Sushi, Contemporary American
  • 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 3175661400

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Kona Grill - Carmel reviews from OpenTable diners
79 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (32)fit for foodies (31)great for outdoor dining (31)good for groups (31)neighborhood gem (23)hot spot (19)romantic (18)great for lunch (18)kid-friendly (18)vibrant bar scene (14)late-night find (7)notable wine list (6)scenic view (4)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Good food - Poor and slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food is great but poor service. Took an hour and a half to get to the entrees, including the kid meal. Unacceptable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food was good. Service was fair at best. We have been before and have had much better experiences.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good, but service slow
    JaniceVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The food was good, as usual. We always like the variety on the menu. But, the service was very slow. The restaurant was not busy, so we expected to get our food much quicker.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Kudos for Kona
    ThePunditVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great address for vegans and vegetarians while catering to omnivores. Nice outside seating also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great sushi and reasonably priced wine list make this a very dependable dining spot! A place you will come back to time and again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great dining experience!!
    JudgeJudie
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The entire evening was wonderful. I am not usually a sit-outside-diner but the couple we ere with wanted to sit outside, and it really made for a great evening. Why? No bugs, flies, or ants!!! Our server was Lela and she was great. she took the time to go over items on the menu, and she even took my special request for no onions back to the chef, who cheerfully complied. My husband is a sushi afficianado and he said the sushi was very fresh and flavorful. My food has to be cooked and my chilean sea bass came out just right. A perfect birthday celebration!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    ANHull
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I are never disappointed we we eat at Kona! The service is great and the food is amazing!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Good; Service Bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was our 3rd visit to this restaurant and, although the food is good, the service has been consistently poor. This time, we waited over 15 minutes before a server came to our table, and then he seemed to be totally confused throughout the meal service. He paid attention to only one table and another table adjacent to ours placed a complaint regarding the length of time it took to be served. It's too bad, because poor service can ruin an otherwise good restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Unique
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food here is of outstanding quality. From the main course to the veggies it was excellent!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Staff
    Karmamechanic
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our waitress was attentive and not overly intrusive. She handled our son's awkward manners fantastically and felt like she was fully concerned that our dining experience was a good one. Beyond that the food was great, fresh and filling. For example, my wife ordered a piece of carrot cake that could feed 3 people and was very well made. My son received a free creme brulee which he raved about as well. Not bad for a place in an open air mall with a view of an Old Navy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JudyVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food was excellent. Outside seating is awesome! Service was a little slow but maybe because we were outside
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good!
    Ilovethelasvegasrole1
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I enjoyed everything food wise! And of course it's a beautiful restaurant . Except the music was so loud and there were very little people in the restaurant so i was yelling across the table... So if your looking for a peaceful quiet place- not where you should go
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Sushi; Good Service
    IndysharkVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    With a limited time between meetings, we chose Kona Grill. They didn't disappoint us -- we had good sushi and prompt service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Planner
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Kona Grill was the perfect place for our team building luncheon. Great food...great service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool fish tank in the bar!
    PaulincAshburnVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This was our first time, and we would go back if someone wanted to try it (excellent avacado egg rolls! ) but there are too many other restaurants to try before we lock in on favorites.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place to eat!
    mlayman
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My family and I really enjoy Kona Grill. Not all of us like sushi and the menu offers a wide variety to make everyone happy. I have never had anything that I didn't enjoy!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Please work on the acoustics
    PapaBear
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    While the fish was very good, the noise level made it difficult to enjoy our dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average
    RickVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    It has been a while since we have dined here. Manager not too friendly who sat me. Same manager brought out our dinners and 'threw' the plates down in front of us. Food was average.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Care
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I had a diverse group - kids, grandparents and myself. Everyone was happy. Grandparents enjoyed their traditional steak and salmon dinners. The kids loved the fish tank and their bento boxes with a bear crafted out of an orange. And my husband and I enjoyed some sushi. Something for everyone!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable
    JaniceVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We always have a nice time at Kona Grill. We especially appreciate the varied menu. There is something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Torian0319VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We were excited to try Kona Grill. It was advertised as being a seafood restaurant, but instead, it was heavy in asian cuisine. But, that was not the problem. The food was not good at all. I started with a sushi roll - terrible. I then ordered the sea bass and it was subpar. It came with shrimp and pork fried rice, which was room temperature cold, not hot. I ordered dessert and it too was not very good. I did not send anything back because we were pushed for time. I will say that the cosmo drink was great - I had two. I gave the restaurant two stars because of the service. We had a really friendly and helpful waitress, which made our time there better despite the meal. The menu is fine - execution of the meals failed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Our dining experience was awesome! We were celebrating my daughters birthday. The food was wonderful and our servers were very attentive and went the "extra Mile" to make our meal very special.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the etch a sketches
    IndyPhilVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This place has good food and is very kid friendly. My kids loved the etch a sketches they hand out to keep them busy and I have never seen a more extensive kids menu.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kona delivers
    ThePunditVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Kudos for 3 menus normal,vegetarian, vegan but too bad few vegan. Very friendly service. Will do it Again!
    Special Features:
    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 LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and service were great!
    Divinedining
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    The food, cocktails, and service were great, although there were a bunch of fruit flies around the restaurant. That got a bit irritating while trying to enjoy ourselves!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Sushi is great and the chili glazed salmon on the oriental salad is a favorite. The only issue are the fruit flies hovering around the dining room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A nice dinner with friends
    Jabdds
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Seated immediately for our reservation. Great drink menu with fun cocktails, good sushi and a broad menu made for a great dinner with friends who like everything from just meat and potatoes to pad Thai. A reliable north side Carmel dinner spot with shopping out the door.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    IndyryVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Always enjoy kona grill...... Some of the best sushi in Indy. A huge menu for non-sushi lovers as well. Go there.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Dinner
    TBG007
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My family visited on a Friday evening for dinner. Parking was close, the host staff greeted us immediately and professionally and we were seated within 5 minutes. The service was excellent as well as the food. The waitress was very knowledgable, vibrant and continues to visit the table regularly to see how we were doing and remove used items. The manager visited with us as well. Great establishment!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    IndysharkVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had a group of 7, including 2 children, and the service was great. The server was able to make recommendations to people and was very knowledgeable about his food products/content/preparation.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey, but good
    KamikazeChaz
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Impeccable service made up for somewhat pricey menu choices. Not a "traditional" Japanese restaurant, so don't expect Japanese dishes. Otherwise, very good and fresh sushi/sashimi that are reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing this time.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Our first experience was very good. Have had jambalaya many times...this one was overly "hot"...could hardly eat it. Waitress a bit pretentious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service and food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We had a great evening and the hosts were able to accommodate us with the extra person that had joined our party. Our server, Josh, was amazing as we'll! Even though it was a busy Saturday night, he treated us like his only table. He offered many suggestions and was very helpful! The food was great as always but we will definitely be back just to see Josh!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent Kona, always great!
    WestfieldDiners
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    As is the case often, we had another fine meal at Kona grill. I consistently get the sushi and my wife loves several dishes and salads. Service is timely and friendly. Prices are fair. I heartily recommend for anyone!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!
    fellowmanager
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Kona Grill is fantastic! We went for my birthday and everything was great. Our server, Scott, was friendly, fast and efficient. He had great recommendations and was present without being over bearing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    JudyVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Food was delicious and service even better! Great outside seating!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 8 people Last minute
    LUVFISH
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I was so pleased when I called Kona and they could reserve a table for8 in just a few hours. We were even late and they were very kind to hold our table for8 people!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    StevoVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Great place for an outdoor dinner with friends! The Happy Hour menu turned out to be perfect size, taste and quantity. We had a wonderful meal with top notch service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service!
    SuzyVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We were late due to road construction. I miscounted the number of people joining us (8 instead of 6). But the manager, Chris Thomas & our server were very accommodating & took very good care of us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sushi
    FCdocVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Had a great dinner at Kona Grill with my family. The wife and I split some signature sushi rolls. I can't remember the names, but my wife loved the roll with coconut shrimp and I loved the spicy roll with jalapeños on top. The kids menu here is great, much better than most every other restaurant in town. More choices for sides was especially nice. Service was great, and we enjoyed sitting outside. I would visit here much more if I didn't live an hour away.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.