Kona Grill - San Antonio
Kona Grill - San Antonio

Kona Grill - San Antonio

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.konagrill.com/
  • Phone: (210) 877-5355
  • 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
  • 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

  • Cross Street: N Loop 1604 W
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Kona Grill - San Antonio
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Kona Grill - San Antonio reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (17)fit for foodies (15)hot spot (15)great for outdoor dining (13)great for lunch (11)vibrant bar scene (10)late-night find (7)special occasion (6)neighborhood gem (5)romantic (5)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (2)scenic view (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Great food!
    Sideburns789
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Great food! Lots of choices. Friendly staff. The wait was almost non existing for the food. Saturday night gets very loud. Not ideal for a first date. But great for groups. Ideal for high energy people
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We went here on a Friday evening. Not surprisingly, it was a bit on the loud side. The service was okay- pretty standard. But the food was outstanding: We had the Macadamia Chicken and the Kona Filet. Both were absolutely delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food was great, drinks...not so much. Waiter was very friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Food and service were both fantastic. And we were able to sit outside away from the noise inside. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kona Grill
    RestaurantForensics
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Food was wonderful, service was outstanding . Great Wine list with 1/2 price bottles on Wednesday. You can take home what you don't drink.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ChocolateShakeLoverVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Everything on the menu is tasty. I love the Kona Chopped salad and keep returning for it. They have remodeled and the new set-up has great ambiance and style. Fun location any time of day. Excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    FamilyOfThreeVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We go to Kona for decent food at decent prices. It rarely disappoints. Service can be a little spotty, but overall it's a good value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dinner!
    CrashingEchelon
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I came for my birthday dinner and had a wonderful experience. It was my first time since they remodeled and it made the place a lot better inside and out. I've never had a bad experience at Kona and they have the best Pad Thai I've ever had. They're a restaurant I keep coming back to and never get tired of the service or atmostphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    Luna78212
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Every visit is a pleasure. The ambiance, service and food are outstanding. Has yet to disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing is an understatement
    TXShop
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Don't go here for conversation, you cannot hear a thing; or quick service. A Tuesday night, non-holiday visit took almost 3 hours! 25 min to get first glass of wine, SLOW, SLOW SLOW. Waiter kept mixing up checks (3 separate), not a large party. I spoke to the Mgr, said guest had waited another 20 min for dessert wine. After 2nd snafu w/checks, different manager came out, comped desserts. Don't know if it was lack of training/communication, but won't be returning here.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    CanoliTom
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great experience. Bar was a little loud but should have expected it for a early evening Friday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food but very loud
    MS417
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    the food was delicious as always, but the noise level from the bar filled the dining area. While the remodel looks great, you can no longer have a quiet dinner. In fact, I could not hear the person sitting across from me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Party place.noisy. Poor service.
    NoToKona
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food is GREAT. Can't complaint. We had a very disappointing experience overall. Place is extremely noisy it's impossible to carry a conversation with out screaming. Our waitress was very incompetent , very quiet, never brought anything right and/or in time. The place is very pricy to have that kind of service. They need to do better job at training them. It's an open concept so you hear everything from every table plus the bar area! The music was blasting!Tables are too close to each other it felt overcrowded. This place isn't about SERVICE it's all about BUSINESS. It's good if you want to party and have good food. Don't go thinking you will sit down and enjoy your dinner and conversation with your friends and family.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Restuarant
    Luna78212
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This is what a Resturant is supposed to be like. Outstanding service, and great food. The only suggestion I'll make is every time I go, the hostess should be more welcoming. Not treat and look at you like your lucky to get a table...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Choice
    Ldachner
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Nice place for lunch and dinner. Excellent ambient and service
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful place!
    melonfizz
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was great and service was awesome. Can't wait to come back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 168 reviews are from the Kona Grill - San Antonio reviews archive.
  • Outside Bar Table
    BB84
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The food is consistently good. Seating is limited so make a reservation if possible, or be prepared to wait an hour. The location is convenient at La Cantera and the staff is also consistently good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What happened?
    foodiegirl
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Wow! I guess I have been away too long. The restaurant has been remodeled. I like change, but this change I think was a BIG mistake (just my opinion). The colors used to be chic, warm, and cozy. Now I felt like I was entering a medical building. Very cold, dull colors and decor. The restaurant used to be so intimate and relaxing. The biggest problem is they opened up the entire space, making it so LOUD my dinner guest and I had to YELL at our waiter, and each other they entire night. My throat was sore when we left. On a good note, the food, waiter and hostess were great. I just can't sit and have a relaxing dinner with screaming babies and people shouting all night. Sorry, ambiance is just as important to me as the food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Girls night out
    Rocklady
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We always enjoy our visits here, food and service were great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, solid chain restaurant food
    ThisnicknamethingisstupidVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Although this is a "chain" restaurant, it doesn't feel like one. Menu has something for everyone, food is fresh, service always good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi is good
    Andrea
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Slightly over priced for the size rolls, but good enough to come back
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much better
    SadCustomerVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great service has returned. However the noise level is very high and sometimes I couldn't hear my husband at the table. There is no sound dampening in the open seating environment. The bar and noise is right next to your dining area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Hostess seated us at a table that was not cleaned yet, we declined to sit there and picked our own table, food was not good!!!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, great service
    JungProDinner
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Service was very attentive and the food came out quickly and without any problems. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PATIO DINING
    IkeyVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    KONA HAS BEEN REBUILT FOR A FEW MONTHS NOW. WE TOOK ADVANTAGE OF A BREZZY SUMMER NIGHT TO HAVE A BOTTLE OF WINE AND SOME ROLLS ON THE PATIO. WAITER UNCORKED OUR WINE AND DIDN'T LET ME SAMPLE OR PREVIEW FOR APPROVAL. THEN NEVER REFILLED OUR GLASSES ALL EVENING. MY PET PEEVE IN A RESTAURANT IS STAFF THAT IS UNDER TRAINED. IF A RESTAURANT IS GOING TO MARK UP A BOTTLE ON WIN 300%. THEY BETTER GIVE US A GREAT SERVICE EXPERIENCE FOR IT. SUPER DISSAPPOINTED IN THIS DINE.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • You're better than that!!
    wg23
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Bad service...good food...small rolls:( Just make bigger rolls and get better waiters...
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Time with Friends
    ChartHouseMay24th
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We had a really nice time as a group. This was the first time I had gone with more than just my husband; we met up with 2 other couples. Everybody seemed to have good time and we all enjoyed our food. We will all be going back, in a group and I know for sure my husband and I will return soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful time
    Vickie
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    It has been some time since dining at Kona Grill...was amazed at the remodeling and everything looked great...remodel made a difference in the dining experience...Service was excellant as was the food
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good bar scene
    Andrea
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Although we only go for sushi, we like the atmosphere and the bar vibe.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls Night Out
    mamasculleyVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We met here for a girls night out on Saturday evening, there was a total of 4 of us. We were seated at a booth, which was nice and roomy. The appetizers and sushi was all very tasety. Love the avacado rolls! Our server was awesome!!! He did an excellent job of suggesting items and talking to the bartendar to create drinks to our liking. It was perfect! Delicious food, and great service!! Love it!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was very good but rather
    Pete
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Food was very good but rather expensive. This place is geared more to the younger bar crowd. Very loud. Could not talk in a normal voice and be heard above the noise.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Luncheon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    We loved it...the food & service were great...we have always been fans of Kona Grill
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was very disappointing
    MRod
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We had a 7:00 reservation & arrived early so we sat at the bar & enjoyed a couple of drinks with a very nice bartender. At 7:00 we were promptly seated in the newly renovated restaurant. After 15 minutes of looking at the menu no one had come by to check on us even though there were waiters buzzing around everywhere. I had to get up and find the manager and ask for a waiter. He was surprised we had not been served. After our appetizers were brought to us I had to get up again and find the same manager to ask for silverware and napkins as our waiter was no where to be found. The manager later came to our table to tell us he had comped our meal. Food was good but service left a BAD taste in my mouth....
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Valentines Special Steak
    Rich
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The Valentines Special Steak and Lobster was outstandjng, the steak was a perfect cut, lightly seasoned and grilled just right, The lobster was overdone and little tough. Service was slow and apologetic. Not the place for a romantic meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food great...waiter not so much
    luvkonafood
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    I love kona! This was not my first time there and I was celebrating my birthday. The food was great but the waiter was horrible. My party and I felt rushed to order. He did not come check on us in a timely manner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Give it another try
    Andrea
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    I've been to Kono Grill before when the food was good, service was okay and the dining room dark. However, since their remodel, the atmosphere has completely changed, service has improved and the food even better with a nice wine list. Glad we "gave it another try."
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was outstanding!
    Gracy
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    The food was outstanding! The macadamia nut chicken was excellent! The service was ehhh...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice new look
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Only issue was after the reopen the fire alarm went off repeatedly. It was so loud it hurt your ears.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    The food was mediocre at best. We were excited to try this place because it always looks busy from the outside. We were disappointed in the lack of flavor in the pork tenderloin with macadamia crust and ribeye. Just was not impressed at all. Too many other places to go before coming back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Foodcritic79VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Love all the the food very yummy even took some home wow over all great time
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.