Kona Grill - Richmond

Kona Grill - Richmond

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.konagrill.com/
  • Phone: (804) 364-5660
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Brian Janowak
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Kona Grill - Richmond
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 WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Kona Grill - Richmond reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (15)special occasion (13)neighborhood gem (11)romantic (10)vibrant bar scene (10)fit for foodies (8)great for lunch (6)kid-friendly (5)hot spot (5)great for outdoor dining (4)late-night find (4)notable wine list (3)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • Food is Good, Service is Average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was good but it was difficult to get the waitress's attention. The manager was very friendly and ended up taking care of us. Overall I would go back to this restaurant. Notes this establishment has a nice ambiance and you pay for it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable dinner
    sbcgrace
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Met 2 friends for a girls dinner and had a great time. At Kona Grill you can either eat light or go all out. They have gorgeous looking desserts too! I had to stop myself from getting the carrot cake but it looked amazing! Sushi is really good here!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Girl's Dinner Night was amazing!
    Twhite23
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    In a few weeks I will be getting married, so what better way to celebrate then to meeting my most favorite girl friends out for a dinner and drinks. We had a group of 7 people and our server handled us with ease. The food was amazing, there wasn't a complaint from anyone and the drinks came quickly. This was my first visit to Kona, but I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent, Pricey Sushi
    dcfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The sashimi combo cost over $30 which I thought to be high, but I found its quality to be fine. The server was attentive.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Met friends for dinner. Great variety of entrees. Excellent service and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Food was very good and service was great. Very noisy when we were there.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool Asian Fusion
    Marcela
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Kona Grill has an interesting mix of styles on its menu; there's bound to be something to please everyone. I had the potstickers and the crunch crab roll. The potstickers were very good; delicate and flavorful, the perfect appetizer. The crunch crab roll is good, but not necessarily outstanding. The service was top notch though, and it was the service what brought a good dining experience up to a very good one.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 474 reviews are from the Kona Grill - Richmond reviews archive.
  • Great food/server needs training
    shrimpgirl
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My salad was excellent and so was the sea bass. Our server was very nice, and I'll take a nice server, but inexperienced server over a rude one any day. However, I suggest that he could use a little more training. Most notably, he placed his hands on the table and sort of leaned on the table while he was talking with us. I think he was just a little nervous and inexperienced, but it was a little off-putting. However, he was just the right amount of "attentive" (not bothersome, and we didn't feel like we were wondering where he was). Also, my husband ordered the lobster/tuna flat bread as an entree (he asked if that was ok) - but it came as an appetizer. Also, he asked that the tuna be cooked through, but it came raw in the middle.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's a chain
    preferhomegrown
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We've come here a few times; bar snacks are good, but, dinner menu is less than stellar. It's ordinary food in a good atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good and fun atmosphere
    clinewalt
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The only negative was that the restaurant was out of salmon at 6:30 - this was the one dish I was certain one of my children would like...we made it work, but surprising to be out of salmon at 6:30...on Mother's Day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kona is the name.
    Lovefun
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I have been to Kona's before and as always I was not disappointed. Good food, great place to take a date.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten Friendly?
    Loudandaverage
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Even though there was a GF menu we were not certain about some foods and our waiter didn't really sense our concern. Family has Celiac disease, we are not fad dieters, so having a knowledgeable wait staff is essential. Also, the specialty sushi rolls were only average and the basic ones bland. We got seated right at the kitchen even though we had reservations and the place was 1/2 empty and it was LOUD. My family's first time there and they were not impressed. Sorry
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sandi
    Sandi
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Impeccable service and food is second to none!!!. It is always abandoned total treat to come here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly great for Kids too
    LuvMyFam
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food is really great with pricing make it easy to budget a meal or go all out! The kids menu has sushi as a choice, which my kids LOVED! And at $6 totally a place I'd bring the family back to again. Great atmosphere to look at but was loud ( they were packed and it has high ceilings). We look forward to coming again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi
    Travelingdinners
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We go for the sushi. They have other great food on the menu as well. They have a lot of different Sushi rolls on the menu, maybe 30 different kinds. We usually order two Sushi rolls at a time and share them. Four Sushi rolls is about all we need. They have good wine on the wine list just not a lot of choices.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It could be the South...
    DieselDadsVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    I am sure that the bartender/server thought that he was doing a great job, however he didn't give me the feeling that he wanted me sitting at his bar. Perhaps it was the busy Happy Hour crowd, or the GM observing bar operations, but I was never notified that there were Happy Hour drink and food specials while other patrons who came to the bar after me were. Unfortunately, it was after I had already ordered my food. I've been to the Kona in Baltimore and I've felt much better, however here I recieved my food...edible as it may have been...and nothing else. No warm and fuzzy here.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for girls night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    A few girlfriends and myself went to Kona Grill on Friday night. We had great food and wine. We shared the potstickers for an appetizer which were delicious. The place was packed but service was still great. We all enjoyed our dinner as well. Kong Grill has a great happy hour (food and drink specials) but it is only allowed in the bar area which we did not sit at. We definitely will return (hopefully for happy hour next time)!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice change of pase
    HelpinghandVAVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The menu had items that were different. Soft shell sliders>... VERY Good. The sushi was just soso But would go back again. not just a burger and fry joint Very good
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Satisfied
    SeeYouSoon
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Had a wonderful first experience! Will definitely return myself & recommended to others!!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love Kona!
    jess
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Everything was great! The service was awesome. We were celebrating my parents 40th wedding anniversary. Everyone had an awesome time!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved it
    fliggity
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    always go here for a special occasion. Great menu and amazing food. Great specialty drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Almost always a good choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Kona Grill is a fairly expensive but always delicious dining experience. I have been 5 times in the last year for various special occasions and with the exception of my most recent trip it was an excellent experience. Like any restaurant server quality can vary which led to a sub par experience in my last visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Birthday Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    The only complaint I have is that Happy Hour is not offered to anyone seated in the dining room and that would cause me to go elsewhere during that time of the day. We had a party of 10 and it wouldn't have been easy to change tables. This is unfair to the dining room patrons. We spent a lot of money and should have been afforded the same specials no matter where seated.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Pan Asian - Hawaiian
    jeannetteyvonne
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Kona grill has an awesome delicious menu......hard to choose so must return. The Pad Thai was wonderful and I had a chile lime shrimp salad with macadamia nuts terrific.........one had the pork sliders with sweet potato fries and loved that too..........we all shared the shrimp/chicken lettuce wraps and are really good ENJOY the décor and food; great place to eat and free parking garage behind if the lot is full YOU SHOULD GO..........Glen Allen/Short Pump area
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic!
    amanda
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    My husband & I had lunch with his parents & sister. It was delicious! No one had any complaints and our server was very knowledgable and gave great recommendations and we ordered his suggestions and were very happy with the selections. Seafood ceviche was over the top! Please make it permanent to your menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    We really loved it ....the only thing I would have liked is to have known the prices when our server announced them yo us...otherwise I'm sure well be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My girlfriend and I had a great time. Great server, and great food! Definitely will be back. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ambiance and food is great !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Liked the restaurant very much. Will definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good night, but...
    MikeH
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Very nice restaurant with excellent food. Very impressed. Went on a busy night, and it was very noisy! Actual pain on the eardrums. Told the hostess, and we were reseated in the dining room. Much better, though still loud. Service was so-so, but the waitress was pleasant and eager to please. Pick a night other than Valentine's Day or Friday (unless you like the noise), and you will probably enjoy yourself very much. Sea bass and pork tenderloin are recommended.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Visited on 2-14-14
    guaporey
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I decided to spend Valentine's Day with my special someone and the overall experience was great!!! It was my first time and I glad I made reservations because like expected this place was packed. Now the menu had a variety of items which is good. I tried sushi for the first time and I have to say it was not bad at all. Afterwards I tried one of there recommened dishes which was the Sea Bass and oh man was it good. This dish was big enough to split and at a price of 25 bucks thats a good look. Now don't ask me why but I've been on a get dessert just for the heck of it kick lately so I did and once again I was amazed. My date and I was intimidated by the size of this dessert which probably sounds crazy but hey see for yourself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place, terrific happy
    Crash
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great place, terrific happy hour prices. Manager checked on us twice, the waitress was outstanding, all in all a great evening. ATTENTION OPEN DINRR WEB SITE.... DONT EMAIL PEOPLE AT 217 AM, MANY OF US ACTUALLY SLEEP THEN AND DONT SHUT OFF OIR SMART PHONES SO U R EMAIL WAKES US UP..... THANK You.. Just a thought
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sushi
    LaraLuLu
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    First time here but I had been to the one in Dallas. The sushi seemed off but the butter cake was still amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our server was incredible.
    Ross
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Our server was incredible. He made several recommendations and they were all spot on. There was no wait time on any request and his demeanor was casual but professional. The sushi selection was great and the food was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food wonderful service
    RichmondFoodie23
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    We went out for dinner with our seven month old and company. They were very accommodating and friendly. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the menu and extremely friendly. The manager came over to check on us to be sure everything was ok. We had various sushi items...delicious! I would recommend the yomada roll. Our friend had the shrimp pad Thai which was also good. We will definitely return often.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok
    Benz
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    OK, so made reservations. I figured they'd be waiting for a LARGE crowd. Nope, our waitress was ridiculous. So we got another then it was pleasant from there. LOVE KONA!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch Salad
    Linda
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Try the Chili-Lime Shrimp Salad. 600 calories for a very large and tasty dish. Things were slow the day we were there. The service was very attentive, with three drink refills while I had a long visit with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time a Hit...
    ClevelandparkguruVIP
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Great find through Open Table reviews. restaurant was busy. Great selection of wines. I chose a Malbec. Miso soup and salads were our starters with sushi. The east and West fusions were outstanding. Will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoyed our lunch and would
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    We enjoyed our lunch and would definitely go back again. The food was well prepared and definitely very beautifully arranged on the plate. Kudos to the chefs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Myra
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Food and service was great. Noted on reservation that this was a birthday celebration for 2 people in our party. As a special touch, it would have been nice if server/greeter acknowledged that. PF Changs did acknowledge and even gave free dessert for birthday celebrant when I made Open Table reservation at to PF Changs...
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed a delicious lunch
    Luv2doWIneVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Enjoyed a delicious lunch on a Saturday afternoon with my husband. Had a birthday coupon so we decided to use it. Food is delicious, high quality and well worth the visit. Sushi sampler is a favorite entree. Service was excellent. Manager came by to ask if we were satisfied (which we were) and that added an extra special touch to the experience. Highly recommend:) We will be returning.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.