Kona Grill - Chandler
Kona Grill - Chandler
  • Address:
    3111 W. Chandler Boulevard
    Chandler Fashion Center
    Chandler, AZ 85226
    Neighborhood:
    Chandler
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Kona Grill - Chandler

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.konagrill.com/
  • Phone: 4807921711
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon-Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Contemporary American
  • 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

  • Parking: Valet
A word from Kona Grill - Chandler
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, Angus Steaks, Five-Spice Baby Back Ribs, 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 WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Kona Grill - Chandler reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (10)great for lunch (8)special occasion (8)great for outdoor dining (6)fit for foodies (6)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (4)romantic (3)hot spot (2)great for brunch (1)neighborhood gem (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great food. Great service. Our table was ready to go as soon as we arrived.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Kona Grill is a wonderful venue for group events (we had a group of 8). They accommodated all our requests and really helped to make our birthday dinner extra special - we even brought our own birthday cake which they helped wrap at the end of our dinner and they provided to-go boxes so we could take it home. The staff was very friendly and efficient. The menu includes a variety of dishes that can work for a group of varying palates - we had a mixture of sushi, burgers, pastas and seafood dishes. Plus, the kids have a great menu with the food served in very cute bento boxes. We highly recommend Kona Grill for future events!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ANNIVERSARY DINNER
    BudV
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Our first time at the Kona Grill in Chandler. Wish there was one closer as this one was quite a distance. Have been to Kona Grill many times while living in Las Vegas.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • reliably tastey
    diningfor2
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    As always This Kona grill delivers excellent foods at a decent price, and the service was so good I had to go over my normal 20% for good service number (which had only happened maybe one other time in the last year).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kids favorite Phoenix sushi spot
    Sibpolice
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I am not one for sushi but the kids love it there. Everything seems very good. I go there especially for the Macadamia Chicken. This past visit the mashed potatoes (with skins) were a bit cold, but still an overall great experience
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pfeifer
    Deelish
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We celebrated our 17-year anniversary and the food & service went above & beyond. The sushi was fresh and the non-sushi guests were given many options to choose from. My niece is a fan of the flatbread and my husband loves the dynamite roll. Thanks for a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for large party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Food was great, service was friendly and attentive and they did a great job accommodating a party of 13.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 140 reviews are from the Kona Grill - Chandler reviews archive.
  • Not bad for the price.
    MagicbyMark
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The problem I have with this restaurant is getting enough to eat. When I order an appetizer and an entree, I want to be full. Maybe split a dessert. The beautiful food presentation, the service, the decor were great but I stopped at Wendy's on the way home. I'm not saying the portions were small, but the trend these days is to give people more than enough so they can take home a doggy bag if they choose. I'm not over-weight or a glutton.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    Luigi
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I enjoyed the sushi rolls and te Chicken Pad Thai was not my favorite amounts others. Overall a good broad menu for any appetite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Kona did not make Mom's day a memorable event. Nothing special, and making a reservation did not yield a nice table or special treatment of mom. No flowers on the tables; weak menu for mom (surf & turf...no brunch or special drinks). Food is good and reliable, but also seems to be pre-manufactured and not very fresh. I'm starting to feel like this place is overpriced for what it is.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's Day Fun!
    DrinksAfterWork
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had a great time at Kona Grill for Mother's Day. Although our table of six just ordered appetizers, we had terrific service and our waiter was attentive and interacted with us. The variety of specialty drinks was nice as was our ability to order any mixed drink not on the bar menu. GREAT BLOODY MARY and would definitely recommend the Mojitos!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It happens
    GoodVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We go to this Kona Grill all of the time. We finally got bad food. I am a firm believer if you do something a 100 times there is going to be a couple times it does not go the same way. The food is normally pretty good, but the chicken seemed off. The chicken was really chewy and not good. We tried two plate and they were the same. I had their filet and was happy with it, but the mashed potatoes and mushrooms that come with it tasted a bit off from the 15 or so other times we come. It tasted like they were missing ingredents in my opinion. I will go back to eat here again, but it was one of those times. They took the meal off and discounted the meal. I am not a guy that makes a issue to get free stuff.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We enjoyed the lively atmosphere. Food was delicious and served in a timely manner. Our waitress was courteous and on the ball. A wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Went to Kona to celebrate my birthday with family and friends. Our server was amazing and the food was great! It would have been nice if the restaurant would offer items to keep kids busy... they only had one toy for three kids at the table. I wish I remembered our server's name... tall guy with a beard. Thank you Kona Grill :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will not be dinning here again.
    BirthdayGirl
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Will not be dinning here again. I had made a reservation in the Dinning area but when we arrived they had us seated in the Bar area in 2 different booths. This is not what was asked for or agreed on when the reservation was made. Upon reservation the Manager had given the approval for us to be able to sit in the dinning area and still receive happy hour prices since our group was a fairly large group and we all wanted to sit together. We had to wait for them to set up our table in the dinning area even after we had made the reservation. What was the point of the reservation. Once they sat us down in the dinning they took forever to even bring our menus and take our drinks. It was a huge mistake to have the dinner party here
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Three of us visited Kona Grill based on reviews we had read online. The Macadamia encrusted chicken was fair. I had asked for the sauce on the side, which was a good idea because I found it to be much too buttery for my taste. The mashed potatoes were excellent but the green beans were bad. There was lots of rust on the beans (I think they were very old) and there was way too much oil on them. We told the hostess this was our first visit, as we did the waiter. I think dishes should have been explained in more detail so we did ask for more information. The sushi looked wonderful at the next table, I only wish I would have ordered it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner out!
    dinersout
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The menu has something for everyone. Our waiter was excellent. He made several recommendations on the menu. We loved the Sushi and the Macadamia Nut Chicken was awesome. Key Lime Pie was definitely a great way to end the meal. The manager Bob stopped by our table and made sure everything was perfect. We will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    GoodVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This place is good. We go here once or twice a month. I have not had a bad meal here yet.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • service a little off
    dragonflyVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    usually have great service however this time it was not that great. Server told me AFTER bringing my rock mojito they were out of the rock candy that is part of the drink. Was still charged the 9.00. She also started removing my silverware while I was still eating.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious.
    ledeering
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    This is not only a delicious restaurant but an energetic one! You get a show while the Chef makes your meal in front of you. Exciting and fun. This is a must try restaurant! Just go and try it for yourself. You'll thank me later.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Quite the Islands
    HerbsVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Mediocre food. Nice staff trying to overcome negatives of food and chefs.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved
    Jessikahohh
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Brought my family here for Valentines Day and they all loved it! The food was good and the service was very good as well. Our sever was very helpful in helping us choose something we would enjoy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • konaoutstanding
    NickVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    the food was awesome. everything was very fresh. the angry endame is the best. all the food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kona Grill/Birthday Celebration
    Kathy
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Our birthday celebration was early...11:00 a.m., but our waitress was lovely, patient (it was our first time there and we were not familiar with the menu) and was gracious with our choices and service. (I wish I could remember her name...everyone would be lucky to have her:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kona is always dependable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Kona is always dependable for good sushi and great service. Bar can get noisy depending on time and day of week. Definitely a great bet for a nice dinner or lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for date night
    Sarah
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    We went out to dinner after a movie. I made a reservation before the movie, and we got to Kona about an hour earlier than expected. They were able to seat us within 20 minutes. Our server was helpful and answered our questions with ease. The sushi was delicious. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu Items
    JeffE
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    The Ahi Tuna Salad and Soft Shell Crab Po-Boy Sandwich were wonderful. The Thai Udon Noodles were disappointing. The Flatbread Margarite Pizza was OK.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always reliable
    TPO5VIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Visited Kona Grill at the Chandler Fashion Mall (Arizona) twice this trip. My wife is addicted to their Macadamia Nut Chicken and it is always good. I opt for the sushi and find it reasonable and of verygood quality.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    ChaCha1
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    I would recommend this venue to everyone. What a great place!! Great food, great service, great deal!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Issues with my reservation
    Peter
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Had a table reserved 3 weeks in advance for 20 people for my wife's birthday. Reservation was confirmed the day of event. We arrived at the restaurant and checked in 20 minutes before our time. Our entire group was ready to sit at the time of our reservation but our table wasn't ready. We weren't seated until a half hour after our reservation. The poor planning by the hostess almost ruined this night for my wife but the incredible service from the wait staff saved the night. Food was ok. Would go back in a smaller group or for happy hour.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waited at the door to be seated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Waited at the door to be seated about 10-15 minutes. 10 minutes before even acknowledged. Service was slow took forever to get our food and the second dish made it about 30 minutes after the first dish. Very poor experience
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time Sushi
    Nayy
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Tried Sushi for the first time at Kona Grill in Arizono. Very nice experience. Food was great. Ended up liking Sushi rolls and subsequently went to a Kona Grill where I live for New Years Eve. Loved it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is great, diverse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    The food is great, diverse selection of dishes with great sushi.Service was a little lack luster, but the food made up for it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Impressed
    IBMe
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Their Las Vegas roll was filled with canned salmon and was not what a LV roll should be. The lettuce wraps were OK. The chicken filling was average, however they used a nice bib lettuce. High prices for what I got, and that was after waiting a half hour for a table even though we had lunch reservations. I am not planning to return.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    cstu
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    We chose Kona Grill for a small celebration dinner - the food was great and the service was extraordinary. Between the three of us, we had sea bass, sushi, and pork tenderloin, all which I would highly recommend. Great place for seafood and other signature dishes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not that impressed
    chandler
    Dined on 12/9/2013
    service was rediculously slow. only one server for party of 10 was not enough. food (and I tasted a number of dishes from others) was not anything I would recommend, bland, on the cold side. Others in the group made same comments. Not impressed at all.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go For Happy Hour
    BiGMaCVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    The bar and patio were jammed 5pm and the noise level was high. We went for dinner so inside was not a problem. The service was notably slow after the hostess. It seemed as if they were understaffed. This included food and bar items. The sashimi was cut in an unusual fashion and seemed to be less than truly fresh fish- also applies to the shrimp in sushi as they were getting very soft like the fish. The "flourless" chocolate cake was tasty. The indoor atmosphere was good. The prices were out of proportion to the meals ordered. Bottom line: Order something other than raw fish, go for happy hour...and go early. Otherwise consider it a convenience and not a treat.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food - HORRIBLE SERVICE!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    LOVE this restaurant...always have delicious food. Unfortunate that we had to have such a horrible server. :-(
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • host cancelled our reservation!
    dragonflyVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    We arrived at our reservation time and rather than check us in the host cancelled our reservation. We had to contact opentable to get our dining points.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Menu
    robsonlady
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    We love the new decor and our meal was wonderful, great presentation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.