Kona Grill - Ft. Worth
Kona Grill - Ft. Worth
  • Address:
    3028 Crockett Street
    Ft. Worth, TX 76107
    Neighborhood:
    Fort Worth Cultural District & TCU
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Kona Grill - Ft. Worth

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.konagrill.com/
  • Phone: 8172104216
  • 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
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: University Dr
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Kona Grill - Ft. Worth
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Kona Grill - Ft. Worth reviews from OpenTable diners
86 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (40)hot spot (40)good for groups (34)vibrant bar scene (33)great for outdoor dining (30)special occasion (26)neighborhood gem (25)great for lunch (20)romantic (18)scenic view (17)late-night find (13)kid-friendly (11)great for brunch (11)notable wine list (6)Show More
  • awesome
    mkdodge
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We love this place never had a bad experience The rib eye is one of the best They have great sushi
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok not great!
    diner
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was just average. Didn't have a very large selection of entrees. The restaraunt itself is beautiful !
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food!
    FoodieB
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Love Kona Grill! The food, service, and decor is great....but be prepared for a VERY high noise level when it is busy. If you want somewhere quiet, or have a hearing aid, might not be what you are looking for. That is the only down side to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always delicious
    GoodVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We love this place. It's always delicious and just a fun place in general. I just wish it was closer to our house instead of a half-hour drive. So we don't go as often as we'd like. But it's worth the trip!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    FWfoodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Everything was wonderful at the Kona Grill! We went on a Saturday and made reservations and were glad we did - the restaurant was busy all night. Our waiter was so attentive and had great recommendations. The food was incredible! We will definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh innovative food
    JennVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It was our first time at Kona and it didn't disappoint. We seated ourselves upstairs on the covered patio. The menu is extensive, ranging from sushi, flatbreads, sandwiches to entrees. The portions weren't overwhelmingly large, but the flavors were. We enjoyed several appetizers, ahi tuna and pork sliders. We will go back soon for dinner (another patio lunch).
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Appetizer
    AB79
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We loved our avocado egg roll appetizers and the house salad was good. The Caesar salad has too much anchovy flavor in it for me. The steak tasted like something we could have ordered at Chili's. No flavor at all. Asked for medium and was well done. The wait staff was very nice and attentive and worked together to which I always like... But I don't think that makes up for the quality of food and the price you're paying for the food. Atmosphere is decent but a bit to "contemporary" for me.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shrimp tacos are delicious!
    DanaJ
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Loved the spice of the shrimp tacos. Great place for lunch. Lots of variety on the menu. Will definitely revisit!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    smartblonde68
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had the chicken & pork tenderloin but where wonderful, however the butter cake was stale this time. I did let the server know and he apologized however did not offer to adjust price. We were there celebrating my daughters birthday and the butter cake was talked up but didn't deliver. I guess I should have insisted on sending it back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic! Sushi Combo for Lunch
    kanaka2U
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Looking for a break from the usual wings and chinese buffet we had lunch here. As a repeat diner I'm familiar with the menu and table service which blew the 4-some away! After much indecision cuz everything on the lunch menu looked good we ALL opted for the sushi combo as paired with either a slider, soup, or salad. What's more amazing is that we didn't "break the bank" for lunch and the entire meal was "ono" and filling! So was the outing worth a repeat performance? You betcha!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food...Service sucked
    JS080114
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food at Kona was great as usual. However our waitress's service skills were rather lacking... we sat several times with empty glasses, our food took quite a bit longer than it should have, and my daughter's meal was cold and by the time they offered to remake it, she was no longer hungry and therefore did not eat. We had to track down a different waitress several times in order to either try and find ours or to even get refills. When things finally did come out, the food again was very tasty. But overall the experience was less than pleasurable. The Kona Grill in Dallas has much better service with the same great food and we will go to that location from now on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mixed review
    kimsterVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Our waitress was super nice and actually quite good. The food was good. However, the hostesses are not helpful in the slightest. And it has been that experience all three times we've been. It feels like they are doing us a favor to give us a table.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • bjmccrn76
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Loved it, extensive menu. My husband had sushi and I had the shrimp pasta dish, both delicious! Some of the best fried calamari around. Great prices, this will become a favorite for us!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ask for Dave
    McCray
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Dave was our rooftop server and he has excelent recommendations. Try the avocado egg rolls! Dave is fun, attentive, and brings the restaurant the feeling that you want to come back too. Excellent service and good!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kids menu
    McCray
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food service was a bit slow but great atmosphere on the patio on a perfect night. Kids menu is awesome a lot of food for $6 entire item plus two sides and an adorable panda made out of an orange. So cute and fun way for kids to be engaged. Wish they would have had crayons for entertaining kids though.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The service was amazing. One of the wait staff dropped a plate of food on one of the members in my party. The manager rushed out to make sure he was ok, offered to pay for the cleaning of his shirt. Even gave us two free desserts. We understand things happen and it was not a huge deal too us, but the staff was so kind and VERY fast to clean up and apologize. I always bring client from out of town to the kona grill. Great food, great service and I will keep doing so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Keeper
    TexanVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We checked Kona Grill off our bucket list and its a keeper. Our salmon and Ahi Tuna were prepared to perfection. We were equally satisfied by the veggies/items that accompanied our entrees. The wine and beer selections were adequate for most needs. We will definitely be back and plan on including one of their signature deserts. The carrot cake and bread pudding were hard to resist after seeing them served at nearby tables. The noise level is energetic by OT standards and loud by ours.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy hour was happy
    McCray
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had a wedding to attend when we were trying to find a drink before hand. Kona was perfect! Only wished we ate there versus at the wedding but now that we know Fort Worth has a jobs we will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, 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.
  • DISAPPOINTING AND WILL NOT RETURN
    lovetochow
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We've been here a couple times before and thought while the decorating seems odd - we love it upstairs. We had a big group for this event - and service was terrible, food missed, martinis had vermouth when we asked for no vermouth - and we could see kitchen was backed up so some of our food was cold by the time it got to us. Big fail - and we won't be coming back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Robby
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Great service. We were a group of 9 women talking non-stop and our waiter handled all our requests to perfection!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Gem in Art District Dining
    kanaka2U
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    A great new find in the Arts District a week ago - I was torn between the Ahi w/sweet-chili sauce and the Macadamia Crusted Chicken (which I got on our last visit) and they were equally fantastic! Now, let's talk sushi - if you're a fan of sushi you'll like the offerings and presentation (suggest you sit at the sushi bar and watch the artistry at work). There is a considerable noise level (after all IT IS a grill) so if you're expecting to hear a pin drop, this is not the place. NOTE: Seating is limited so dinner rez are recommended for up to 4 guests; parking is validated and the garage is next door, just around the corner. Overall, the food is "ono" and service "maika'i".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    foodiegalore
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    This was my second time dining here and it was great! The food is always fresh, though the portions are large. Excellent for sharing with others though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • different but good
    UnderGroundProfessor
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I have never been here before, but I enjoyed the environment. Clean, quiet, yummy. I had the meatloaf and it was not my mother's but it was great on its own.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • not what I was expecting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The interior was nice. We had the calamari app. It was bland. The only way to get flavor was to dip in the sauce it came with. I had the chicken club with avacado and chipotle mayo that was very bland and skimpy on the mayo. My husband had the fish and chicken tacos which he felt left much to be desired. As a sushi lover, I was sad to hear my brother say sushi is not Kona Grill's forte. So sad. Tried a new resturaunt on my birthday and am really upset I did spend my time and money at a resturant I knew would suck.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    megan3132
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The drink & food menu at Kona are both awesome with so much to choose from. Really good sushi, and the angry edamame was delicious! I also had the Pad Thai which was really good, especially with a little bit of the angry sauce added to it. The only reason I gave the ambiance 4 stars instead of 5 is because we sat in front of a large window & even with the"shade" drawn, the sun was glaring in half of our table's faces to the point that we had to scoot all of our chairs to one side of the table. Besides this slight distraction everything was perfect, and I will definitely be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time, first time here!
    Lashi
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I found Kona through Open Table but had never been there before. I did not know what to expect. It was a very classy place, right in the heart of the 7th Street area. The food was amazing and the price was good- about what I expected for sushi. We had the Las Vegas, the Spider, and some California Rolls. All were great but our favorite was the Las Vegas roll. The fried tempura was fresh and toasty, with the right amount of crunch! We ate upstairs so we could be outside for the sunset. The weather was perfect as we were shaded while we ate. Would definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Bloons
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We had a great dining experience and can't wait to go back! We had with us 2 boys, 8 and 9, and they LOVED their food and the presentation was very fun! Everyone enjoyed their food very much. Our special reservation request to sit by a TV so that we could watch the TCU game while we dined was also arranged and waiting upon us when we arrived. Great experience!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kona on the Mesa
    cjg1
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great food, fresh taste reminded us of Hawaii. Friendly server, fun atmosphere, will return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Beautiful restaurant however the one thing I will say is that the service was incredibly slow. We waited roughly 20 minutes for a Sangria and almost an hour, if not a little more than an hour for our food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great roof top dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The weather was perfect for our evening dinner--the food was quite good but we only had sushi items. Sushi was on par with other good places in town but the atmosphere was more fun!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss out!
    LoryTX
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Delicious food, awesome staff, great ambiance! The sushi is amazing. Bartenders are fun and make great drinks. The patio upstairs is rocking for happy hour that starts at 9pm . The manager Tony is very attentive to staff and guest.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Refreshing & great service
    FWCouple
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Very good options for dining, happy hour has good drink/appetizer choices. Like the scene and the location.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great 1st visit
    Foodiesinfortworth
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Had a great family birthday celebration here. Tried the BBQ flatbread and avocado egg rolls for starters--very good! Entrees were all enjoyed as we'll -- macadamia breaded chicken, pad Thai, pork sliders and a vegetarian noodle dish. In fact, they had a separate vegetarian menu which was a nice touch. Crime brûlée was on the house for my daughter and I as a birthday treat. Highly recommend. I will say the noise level got pretty intense as the restaurant started filling up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun-Good-Fair
    FWFoodie
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Fresh atmosophere that is refreshing for the Fort Worth area. Food was good. The server was young, sweet, kind, but totally clueless about the menu. Agree with other reviewers that the service suffers.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service lacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Our table of four enjoyed the yummy drinks and each of our dinner selections. Two had sushi, two had the traditional menu. We did have to wait awhile for our food, which was Ok since we were enjoying the drinks. That is until our waiter asked 3 of us for a drink refill but ignored the fourth one. By the time we finally got his attention much later, our food was being served and he was pretty disappointed. A manager came around later to ask how everything was and one of us told her the situation and also gave some suggestions. The young lady did not look very professional and did act it, either. She just went along with what we said but did not offer any apologizes or thanks for menu suggestions. Still, we all really enjoyed our food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    OneOldCop
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    After hearing mixed reviews from friends, we decided to give the place a chance. It was, to be kind, a mixed bag. Two couples ordered one appetizer to share, three different entrees and one dessert large enough to share. The appetizer was very good. The entrees ranged from very good to what were they thinking, with the one in the middle being, "What happened? This was big enough to share at the Austin location." The key lime pie was huge! Unfortunately it was not that great. The filling was okay, but didn't knock anyone's socks off. The biggest problem was the almost inedible crust. The deal killer was the loud from music the bar area and totally clueless service. The consensus was we'll give it another chance, but not too soon.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My new favorite hot spot
    2014Bella
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    No complaints! Tried the avocado egg rolls for appetizer, macadamian chicken entree, wine with dinner and carrot cake dessert! Excellent!! Service a bit slow but was okay with it. Out for the evening and not in a rush. The desserts are heavenly! Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, 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, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Service awful on a Tuesday night. Wine glass dirty and food average at best.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • poor
    Crockett
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    First time dining experience. 1. way too loud, deplorable acoustic design, racous ambiance 2. interior bar customers behavior compromised dining experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Date night fun
    HungryJ
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My wife and I tryed it because we'd heard that it was pretty good and boy was it ever ! I had an amazing spider roll with soft shell crab and my wife had yummy shrimp pasta! The server (Deshawn I believe it was) talked all night about the carrot cake, so we had to try one. The carrot cake was big enough for four people and pretty frikken amazing as was the passion fruit creme brûlée. Overall great food, service, dining experience and view of the museum district from the rooftop patio!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.