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Kona Grill - Phoenix

Kona Grill - Phoenix Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.konagrill.com
  • Phone: (480) 289-5707
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm Friday and Saturday: 11:00am - Midnight Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm Happy hour is 3:00pm-7:00pm Monday-Friday 10:00am-2:00pm Saturday and Reverse Happy Hour is 9:00pm-11:00pm Monday-Thursday and 10:00pm-Midnight Friday and Saturday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Sushi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Beautiful Private Patio. Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Brian Bevins (480) 289-5707

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Kona Grill - Phoenix
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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "The sushi here is not really worth eating. The fish is fresh, but they fall short on flavor and originality. Tried the butter cake and it was dry and bland. Butter cake should be sweet and moist (like Mastros does it!) overall this place is more for droning than it is for eating. If you want good sushi go somewhere else!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We have many favorite dishes here, but the ones that stand out the best are: Passion Fruit Creme Brûlée Chicken Pad Thai Gouda Fondue (Special, may not be on the menu) Potstickers Dragon Roll Avocado & Eel Roll Picasso Roll The place has a lot of energy. Nice crowd & vibe."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Kona Grill is a great place for a quick lunch or a leisurely afternoon. The fish is always fresh and the service and drinks are spot on."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "food was average at best and the service was poor. We had to wait quite a while for our drinks and some food was over-cooked while the sushi rolls were missing some of the ingredients."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We sat outside under the misters because of the high noise level inside. I had never experienced that loud atmosphere at the Kona grill and probably would not return for dinner"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We had a fantastic evening celebrating a birthday. Rachael was incredible with her recommendations and service."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I have been to Kona Grill a few times but this location is great due to the friendly staff who make a huge difference! Food was spot on as always but the service really made the experience all the better."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The bar was crowded because the Happy Hour was terrific."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Our waitress was outstanding. And the manager visited our table and was also very accommodating. We didn't care for the spinach dip we ordered and the manager took it off our bill."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Love, love, love this place! Awesome menu, especially the sushi. Awesome happy hour menu. Enjoy the atmosphere. Great location. Prices reasonable."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Took the wife and son to the Kona Grill for Mother's Day. Nice attmosphere and a very courteous staff. My wife had the surf and turf special, I had the ribeye steak, and my son had the sliders. The food was good and the service was timely. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food had highlights and lowlights. The chicken Caprese sandwich was dry, but the softshell crab sliders were delicious. The kids meals were decent and Hawaiian rib eye was the star, cooked perfectly with good flavor. The service was great and the atmosphere was very nice."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food was good but value for money was marginal Rest of my review is meaningless filler to get to 50 characters in length what a stupid limitation "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I love Kona Grill. It is always comfortable courteous and convenient. My favorite Kona is the one at Tatum in Desert Ridge. I take prospective buyers and Realtors there on a regular basis "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Location is convenient at City North. High end surf and turf fare with reasonable prices. Great wine list and sophisticated service. Fun late-night happy hour."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Perfect place to enjoy the outdoors for a wonderful lunch at Kona Grill. Excellent food and always treated as you are the only table there to serve."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "A perfect spot for a business dinner. The service and food was excellent as was the round table placed in a quiet spot."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Was a second time there, really nice are server was very nice, she make are 13 year anniversary really special"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We went here because it was listed as kid friendly and we had a 14 mo old. We were seated almost immediately, had good service, and the food choices were realy good. Sushi was above average and good considering we were in Arizona. Prices were reasonable, ambience was lively and energetic, and portions were reasonably sized. Overall, a good Fri Night experience. We would go back."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Go to Kona Grill and receive great service and food in a timely fashion. I will return soon to this location."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Mixed drinks were in error - tonic instead if soda- and weak. Service friendly but not special. The place was about 25% full on a Saturday night which says I impressive in peak season. This was our first visit there and even though we are local we won't rush back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My wife and I have eaten at this particular Kona Grill and others a number of times and have always enjoyed it. But this was not one of those days. Gnats were flying about the table throughout the meal which completely took away from the enjoyment. The appetizer was crab crunch roll and spicy tuna rolls. Both were delicious and fresh tasting. For the entrees, I had the surf and turf special. While the steak was excellent, the lobster was kind of mushy and discolored. Not bright white and firm like it should have been. My wife had a pasta dish that did not impress her at all. All she remembers is it was a temporary one on a special menu. The service was spot on. Will we eat here again? Yes. I am chalking this visit up as a fluke."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I was in Phoenix for a work trip, and it's always difficult to accomodate everyone's different tastes- Kona has something for everyone! Great, sharable portion sizes, great happy hour deals, and delicious food! What more could you want?"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "We had a 7pm reservation and didn't leave this place until 9:30. We had a large party of 15. Server took forever to place our order and when we finally placed the order 3 of us were notified the entrees we ordered were sold out. The food was great when it finally arrived. The outdoor seating?patio was very nice. Only complaint is how long it took to place and receive our food."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Very disappointed in the food - none of our special requests could be accomodated (i.e. sauces on the side). Apparently the food is already made - which tells me they are not cooking anything fresh - even sauces are already added. I would expect this from a fast food restaurant but not from a venue like this. Also, had pecan encrusted chicken salad - which was actually just breadcrumbs on the chicken breast - no pistachios in sight. Turkey burger was disgusting - charred on the outside and dripping in grease. Maybe this place is good for sushi but the other menu items were not fresh at all. Would not return and would definitely not recommend with so many other restaurants out there that use fresh ingredients."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We had come here before and it wasn't the best experience butt his visit blew that one out of the water. Our waiter was very energetic and we joked before he took our order. We had drinks and apps and then proceeded with our entrees. We shared avocado rolls which are to die for. Po boys were awesome too. The cream brûlée wasn't he best, but everything else was up to par"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Great food and service. A little bit noisey for a big group. This place also has excellent happy hour."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "A nice place to shop, look around. It is growing a little. Average sushi, average service, a little pricey for the location."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Food was okay, Sushi was okay, wine list was okay, Desserts were good. I thought it was a bit pricey considering everything was just okay."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "So we came in and the girl off the clock was nice enough to help us out with a smile on her face. We got to are table and the waiter kept checking on us making sure are drinks are refilled. I don't remember her name but she was sweet making sure everything was good. Had a great night"
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Too bright in the dining room and too cold, we sat in the front by the fish tank and it was freezing at 9:30 at night there was no reason to have the A/C on and the overhead lights blaring. The food was good though but the atmosphere was not."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "We enjoyed a relaxing lunch on the patio. The Seared Ahi was perfectly rare and the chili sauce was the a great pairing. Our server was attentive but not hovering and the patio was perfect in the late morning shade at City North."
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "I was there on an obvious first date. Our server was so eager to get our order in (and they weren't particularly busy) he came by 3, maybe 4 times when we hadn't even looked at the menu. This was in a span of 10 minutes at best. I know it's a balance -- they want to give good service and not ignore you -- but when you're so obviously in conversation please give us some space. When we did order we got served promptly. The ambiance is nice. The staff is friendly. The sushi was awful. Shameful. An inexpensive bottle of wine and a reasonable number of sushi rolls and one order of sashimi-- no specials -- hit me for $90 before tip. Dry and flavorless, it tasted like the sushi you buy pre-packed at the supermarket."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Checking their menu, they seemed to have something for everyone...and they did! A huge plus was that they have Happy Hour prices all day on Sunday. A few in our group are seniors on fixed/limited budgets, so this worked perfectly. Everyone loved the food, which ranged from sushi to flatbreads to lettuce wraps. Our server was EXCELLENT! His name is Brian...so ask for him. The manager stopped by to ensure everything was up to par and we assured him it was above and beyond. We were celebrating 2 birthdays and the restaurant brought 2 (large) cupckes w. candles. which we shared (you really only need a few bites to satisfy). Plus, they didn't even charge us for them! We are definitely going back!!!!!"
    Dined on 9/22/2013
  • "We had a big party (with a ton of stragglers) and our server was so patient. He was friendly and helped recommend food and drinks. It was a fantastic evening."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "Went with my wife for date night sat at the indoor/outdoor bar. Its finally starting to cool down so it was nice. The food was great and the service was better. The only thing was they were out if Angry orchard cider so I had to pick something different. will go again."
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "Great menu options....a good variety to suit anyone's taste palate. Beautiful deserts. Would've liked to order a non alcoholic beverage but seems all the drinks are premixed....not a fan, prefer drinks be made fresh each time."
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "We went for happy hour and had a great time! You can't beat drinks and dinner for $15. The service was good and so was the food. I would definitely go back for hh again."
    Dined on 8/19/2013
  • "The decor & menu options look great, the food is just a step behind."
    Dined on 8/3/2013
  • "Our server knew we were at lunch from work and kinda in a hurry and really stepped up to accomodate us. The service was great - friendly, & knowledgeable about the menu!!!! Foo dwas perefctly cooked - we both had the sea bass w/ th epork shrip rice - very tasty and some vegies I had never had prepared this way before that were a welcome new flavor."
    Dined on 7/17/2013