Kona Grill - San Antonio
Kona Grill - San Antonio
  • Address:
    15900 La Cantera Parkway
    The Shops At La Cantera
    San Antonio, TX 78256
    Neighborhood:
    La Cantera
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Kona Grill - San Antonio

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.konagrill.com/
  • Phone: 2108775355
  • 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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Kona Grill - San Antonio reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelEnergetic
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (11)good for groups (11)hot spot (10)fit for foodies (8)great for outdoor dining (7)great for lunch (7)late-night find (6)special occasion (5)neighborhood gem (4)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (2)romantic (1)Show More
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 157 reviews are from the Kona Grill - San Antonio reviews archive.
  • wonderful time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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.
  • Late to online reservations
    Cecilia
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    I got to the restaurant about 10-15 min after the reservation time on a Friday night, and there was no fuss or anything about us being there late. They respected our reservation and I thought that was neat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but not spectacular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    I guess I was expecting more of a Hawaiian theme to the whole place. The name on the building was the only thing that reminded me of Kona, HI. Very dark place, dimly lit. Server was very attentive, but not a lot of customers on the night we went.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For a chain restaurant, it's
    enjoyamealVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    For a chain restaurant, it's ok. The food was good, but nothing special. Good size portions. Service was disappointing. Our server kept disappearing - others stepped up and asked if we needed something when it became obvious we were looking for our server - that was nice. Dined on a Wednesday and found out bottles of wine were half-priced. I asked our server about it and he assured me that was the case. When the bill came it showed we were being charged the full price for the bottle, when I questioned it, he insisted that it was the half price - I asked him to check and sure enough, he was charging us full price. He adjusted the bill and apologized, but really!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Onesmallrat
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    Food was outstanding and server was attentive and friendly. Service has been mixed in the past, but this time it was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good night out
    BoerneDad
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    We enjoyed Kona again this weekend, as always. I strongly recommend making a reservation (Open Table!) as there was quite a wait for walk-ups we were able to stroll past. We like to get a few sushi rolls to start and then move on to salads and sandwiches. The chili-asian salmon salad is excellent and the soft-shell crab sliders too. Noise-level and energy were just about right, not too loud but also not dead either. Bar scene was much more lively. Service was a little slow but otherwise good. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    Txcuriousone
    Dined on 6/27/2013
    The restaurant had a nice feel, bar was packed so good thing made reservation for inside. A little slow getting drinks to the table but food came out nice and hot. Overall a good experience!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food served cold
    Mike
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Rolls and appetizers were good. We ordered cobia for the main entree and it was served cold. The side of rice was dry like it had set out on the plate for quite a while. Broccoli was also cold.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious, but Expensive
    lordofwhales
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    The place was lovely, the waitpeople were very friendly and helpful, the food was delicious -- but also quite expensive. For as much as we payed for our meal (I got only a dragon roll; my date got clam chowder) we felt we should have gotten about twice as much food. Come here for the ambience and tastiness, but get only appetizers or something and have the bulk of your meal elsewhere to save some cash.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night go to Kona Grill
    SELECTCHOICEs1001
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    I really recomend the sushi menu its so good, the service has some times good and some times bad because the waitress forgot you need their help, thats why they put less atention to customers.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love special sushi rolls
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    I love special sushi rolls and Kona Grill definitely delivers. It's fun sushi!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic