Kona Grill - El Paso
Kona Grill - El Paso

Kona Grill - El Paso

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.konagrill.com/restaurants/el-paso-tx.aspx
  • Phone: (915) 249-3803
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Anthony Aveces
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hawkins Blvd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Kona Grill - El Paso
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, 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 WinnerMost Booked
Kona Grill - El Paso reviews from OpenTable diners
86 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
hot spot (56)good for groups (47)special occasion (42)great for outdoor dining (33)great for lunch (32)vibrant bar scene (31)fit for foodies (27)romantic (27)late-night find (17)great for brunch (13)neighborhood gem (10)kid-friendly (9)notable wine list (7)scenic view (5)Show More
  • MLT951VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Food was excellent, service was very poor, a disappointment after our first couple visits there, as we were th friends this time. Kona Grill needs to review their initial training and also hire more wait staff.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed guests
    foodygirls
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Clebrating a birthday in the family I made reservations for dinner and we were disappointed in the quality of the food considering the cost. Our food was over cooked or sat under a warmer too long. Rice and pasta was crispy and the chicken broccoli sauté was dry. Appetizers and desserts were delicious! If we return, it will be for Happy Hour at the bar and lounge area. On a positive note, our server was great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • had an absolute amazing time, great service
    fonsiedoeshair
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Went in to celebrate mine and my boyfriends 3rd year anniversary. Absolutely beautiful restaurant, amazing food, great service, I couldn't have asked for anything better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place to eat
    KonaEater
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Enjoyed the dinner/experience. A little pricey, but food is very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    The food was just ok, nothing spectacular. All of the wait staff had long faces and looked like they really hated being there.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service
    Love2dine
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The hostess are rude the way they behave they act like ur bothering them when u go up to them. Service from waiters is good but you do have to ask them for the same thing a couple of times before u actually get it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    Ciosep
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The service was great! The food was decent. Will be going back
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restuarant
    Great
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Food and location was fantastic! Had a function that we attended and the location worked out for the group that joined us. The waitress was very knowledgeable and polite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Variety
    Great4ladies
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We find ourselves at Kona Grill at least once a week. The service and food are excellent! We've had a few hiccups, my sea bass undercooked once and a mix up on pasta dishes once, but problems fixed and we were satisfied. We love the variety and sometimes go for drinks and appetizers. We're so happy Kona Grill came to El Paso!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, fair service
    ingemex
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    If you plan on going on a weekend night, better make reservations so you can get a table, eventually. Once you get passed the stuckup and incompetent hostes' it is a great experience as there is food for every pallet taste. Waiters/tresses are knowledgeble.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kona Grill- Can't wait to go back
    KRISG
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food and service were excellent and reasonably priced. We really enjoyed dining outside on a nice fall evening. Had a great European feel. Using Open Table for reservations was so easy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ladame630
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Sitting next to kitchen made conversation very difficult. Drinks took very long to be received after being ordered. Dessert came out faster than a glass of wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOUD, VERY LOUD
    CarolK
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I just don't get the concept that restaurants have of playing noise, not music, very, very loud while customers are eating. Even when there are lots of folks talking and children being children, there is this unrecognizable sound playing in the background. Certainly makes conversation a moot point. Food here is good. Service is good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kona Grill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Location selected for food choice, sushi. Amazing waitress! First date went well. We will revisit restaurant again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Modern and Hip
    Dancer
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My date and I enjoyed our night out at Kona Grill. I was told that my date's lemon drop martini was not very good (not lemony enough?). The calamari with spicy sauce was appetizing! My lobster mac and cheese was disappointing. It was dry and didn't have much cheesy sauce. I had to ask for a side of the sauce. The steak and lobster roll was very fresh! Will get that next time. The decor was very upbeat and modern.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Food was amazing! Service was impeccable! One of the best restaurants we've eaten at in El Paso, highly recommend to family and friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Had a great time for lunch with our large group. The place was hopping. I really liked that we couldmake a reservation online when so many retuarants these days won't even take a reservation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good ambiance, ok food, bad service
    Michelle
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great for groups and get together dinner. Table was ready on time. Mojitos were great, awesome appetizers, ok entree, extra large desert. Couldn't find our server half of the time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprising take on food
    jugga
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The menu looks quite common...but when the food comes out it is something new! Very good Ceviche!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, can be great
    Mikey
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We visited Kona Grill on a Saturday night using online reservations for my party of two. When we arrived the reservation was not ready. You could tell by the behavior of the staff when we arrived that little attention, if any at all, had been paid to the reservation. We were seated 10 minutes past our reservation time, which is not bad for a Saturday night. What did bother me is that another couple that walked in after us was already seated. So much for reserving ahead. Once seated it took the server more than five minutes to come to the table to introduce herself and take our drink orders. I ordered regular iced tea to drink and it turns out they were out of iced tea. Otherwise the food was amazing, decent service, great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable experience
    BombDiggity
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    From first contact the service was very good. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. Our appetizers were beyond delicious. Our entree was out of this world. Our steak was perfectly cooked and presentation was on par. Our sushi rolls were a hit out of the park. The food experience overall was excellent. Definitely a great experience. I am very enthused and eager to visit soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my new favorite spots
    CuppaJoe
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I decided what better way to try out the newest restaurant in town by celebrating my best friend's birthday. We started off with cocktails and they were outstanding. Tried some sushi and the macadamia encrusted chicken which were fantastic. Ended the night with a fudge brownie dessert. Two thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not great for lunch.
    adorablefoodie
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This was my second time at Kona grill. The first time I went it was a very busy Friday and the service and food were excellent. This time around not so much. It took a very long time to get orders placed and twice we were brought the wrong food items. Although these mistakes were quickly corrected we were still billed for improper items and the waiter seemed to have a bit of an attitude when he was asked to correct it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great happy hour
    foodnfun
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Tons of food and drink specials but get there early because hh gets packed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi not a hit...entrees better
    EM24
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We ordered the Hawaiian Ribeye and Chicken Stir Fry. Both were yummy and had generous portions. The sushi had no taste and was a total disappointment.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LUNCH
    twogreatfood
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    GREAT FOOD AND DID NOT TAKE A LONG TIME TO GET OUR LUNCH AT NOON ON A WEEK DAY. WOULD COME BACK FOR LUNCH AGAIN. HAVE NOT BEEN THERE FOR BRUNCH OR DINNER BUT WILL TRY THAT TOO. KEEP UP THE GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely a place to go.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Finally a new place that is not a Mexican restaurant (don't get me wrong, I LOVE Mexican food). This place brings the feel of a large city which I welcome. Reservations are a must for Saturday evenings. Love the vibrant atmosphere, service was friendly, food was good (although my order was warm, not hot). They still seem to be struggling with the big crowd, but I am certain that they will manage this as well soon. I am going to be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was awful
    Sandi
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The service was horrible! Had to wave your hands it flag down the waiter. He never came back to check on us. Had to wait for food, wait for the check. Wait for everything! Ruined the whole experience. Awful!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place.
    adorablefoodie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The interior looks very much like a hotspot club. The food and service are fantastic but I don't recommend going on a first date here. It's very loud and crowded due to popularity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • over rated
    atm1
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Pot stickers were very good, macadamia nut chicken was very salty and dried out, fried sushi rolls ok but nothing to write home about.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New and Hip
    foodygirls
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Kona Grill is a great new addition to the El Paso area. Great accessible location, atmosphere, and food at reasonable prices. Outdoor patio seating is a "seat yourself" option so make sure to be there on time for Happy Hour because it fills fast and for good reason. we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bored
    Foodie411
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We've been here a total of 4 times and each time unimpressed. Every time had a hard time with service. It seems there were too many servers doing absolutely nothing but talking. We waited 15 minutes for someone to get a drink order while many servers passed by our tables while we were twiddling our thumbs. Food was okay, ambiance was okay.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thursday Night.
    RgLiveLifeAndDine
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The restaurant was very beautiful. The service was great. Food was awesome. But we were seated next to the kitchen and its an open kitchen and very noisy. But over all a great place to have dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    Symiam
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My husbands birthday dinner was amazing! The food and drinks were delicious! The music was fun and our server Vincent was outstanding! We will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Trendy decor & good menu choices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The decor & atmosphere made us feel like we were out of town. The music was a little too loud and weird. It was skrillex. Although I'm young, I didn't think that was the best choice to listen to while dining out at a nice place. The food was great, and my husband enjoyed the different drink selections and suggestions given by our friendly waiter. Although the restaurant was packed (2hour wait w/o reservation), the service was great. Definitely make a reservation though so you won't be stuck waiting. We made our reservation and were seated at our table on the dot. Will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Smsantoyo
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was great! I had the chicken basil linguine and it was flavorful! The carrot cake was delicious as well and the piece of cake was big enough to feed 4 people!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place!
    sistahsoulja
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Although I had a reservation for two, we were seated between two large parties. It was not ideal since we were getting pummeled between both areas. The managers and service staff were so accomodating that were relocated to a booth and the rest of the evening was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    Valariec
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The ability to make a reservation days ahead of time was extremely beneficial. The service was great, the food was awesome, great variety and the atmosphere was festive and welcoming.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Howling
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great food. Great sushi. Great drinks. Perfect place to catch up with friends and family or business partners.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Atmospheric
    Tequila77
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was delicious and the menu is quite varied. There is a large sushi menu as well as Hawaiian inspired chicken and sea food dishes. It is great to have such an interesting restaurant in El Paso. I used to go to the one in Cherry Creek in Denver and I always had very good food there as well. This one seems a little more vibrant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.