Kona Grill - Stamford
Kona Grill - Stamford
  • Address:
    230 Tresser Blvd.
    Stamford Town Center
    Stamford, CT 06901
    Neighborhood:
    Stamford
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Kona Grill - Stamford

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.konagrill.com/
  • Phone: 2033245700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 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, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Canal Street
  • Parking: No
A word from Kona Grill - Stamford
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, Angus Steaks, Five-Spice Baby Back Ribs, 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 WinnerKid Friendly
Kona Grill - Stamford reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.8
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelEnergetic
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (9)great for outdoor dining (9)vibrant bar scene (8)kid-friendly (7)great for lunch (6)neighborhood gem (5)fit for foodies (4)hot spot (4)special occasion (3)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)romantic (2)Show More
  • Dinner at Kona
    Floridaviistors
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We enjoyed the restaurant week menu which provided good meals at a reasonable price. My wife and I both had filet mignon and it was cooked to order (medium rare). the meat was fairly flavorful but not as tasty as other filets we have had recently. The deserts were the highlight of the meal (carrot cake and fudge brownie). All in all a reasonable meal for the price but not spectacular. Our waiter English was attentive and pleasant and we recommend him as an excellent server.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mediocre service
    CaitVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Apps should be served 2 minutes before main course
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's been better
    Dclc9640
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    It was out 5th time there and this time the experience was not consistent with the other times we went there. The drinks were not in there normal glasses and lacked the garnishes you expected, followed by a slow response time by the staff even though it was a slow night. This wan not what we usually experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wish I could tell you it was great
    CityGirlsWineNDine
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We arrived on time. No one was at the greeting station. Waited there for 10 min before we decided to seat ourselves. Once seated we were there for an additional 15 minutes without so much as menu let alone placing any type of order. My party and I left and took our business elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice selection of entrees
    happydiner
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Special occasion, nice variety of entrees to choose from. Everyone was happy, from my picky teenager having sliders to me father enjoying his yellow fin tuna. Delicious all around!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food at a reasonable price
    uconn8795
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Went to Kona for a light meal. Ended up having the grilled chicken Caesar Salad. The salad was very good and the chicken very flavorable. The cheese crisps were a nice touch. I have never had a bad experience at Kona.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for hanging out with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Got steak and kona chopped salad - hubby enjoyed steak very much, and salad was tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is tasty, desserts r too huge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The food was decent, and service was good too. The desserts are too big in terms of portions, which make you feel like cheap diner food... Otherwise, good neighborhood restaurant to go.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service needs a pick me up
    CTLeftyVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    While the food at Kona Grill is very good, the service needs some help. The lettuce wraps were very tasty. The salmon and tuna were prepared perfectly. The protions are large, so no dessert was ordered here.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 143 reviews are from the Kona Grill - Stamford reviews archive.
  • Adaptability
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Pleased with the restaurants response as our numbers went from 14 up and then leveled off at 16, handled table additions very well and pre- ordered appetizers were delivered as requested for the group to enjoy whole waiting for others to join. Thanks Kathie and Steve.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day
    AnsorgeFamily
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It was a nice treat for everyone. Sushi was a bit delayed but delicious nonetheless
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    This was our second time dining at KG during an annual conference. The food was so-so. The Tomato Basil soup was inedible and 4 members in my party sent it back; someone else ordered a side salad and was finally served a salad covered in blue cheese. The service was extremely slow and the final bill was not adjusted accordingly. Appetizer (flatbread) was brought to the table and left without serving plates. We had to get servers attention for beverage refills. were able to observe the female server through the huge mirror on the wall in the kitchen complaining about us. The manager never came over to our table to inquire about the experience. I would not be surprised if this restaurant is the next to close at this mall.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BAR standard set too low -
    BahHummbugVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Had to seek out bar server on serveral occassions on a Thursday night! food was tasty, location convenient but overall experience was downplayed by lack of service.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, great ambiance
    taleki
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    I have been to Kona Grill for lunch and they have great lunch options. This is the first time we went to Kona Grill for dinner. I ordered the Sea Bass which was delicious and my husband ordered the Pad Thai which was equally delicious. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kona is always a good place
    anonymous
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    kona is always a good place to go eat, not terribly pricy but the food is good no matter what you get
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A place that's a little different
    JKB1STM
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Kona has a different style, being a modern place with a hint of Hawaii in the menu. Macadamia crusted chicken is outstanding, as well as meat loaf (Hawaian Blue Plate Special style). Sushi bar ( backed by an enormous salt water fish tank) is better than usual for an non-Japanese-owned specialist restaurant). The bar with a fireplace and counter open to a nice outdoor seating area is a gem for Stamford, and usually crowded.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good date spot
    JeffAyarsVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    I'm a fan of Kona Grill, I try to go once a month or so. Bar scene and food are both great. Recently went for an impromptu date, got dinner and drinks--all very good. My only complaint was that it seemed like it was the server's first day...but he was very nice!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always what you expect
    bpiecho1
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Good food, decent service, good bar scene. The food is not going to blow you away but it's very good for the price with a huge variety on the menu. Great spot for groups because of active bar scene and there's something for everyone on the menu
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • i love kona's but on feb 14
    patrick33
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    i love kona's but on feb 14 when i came for dinner our waitress was so rude and never gave eye contact to me or my fiance. She was also very fast and short with answering our questions we had about the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • stick to the bar. not great for din
    indulgence
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The ambiance is way more exciting than their food and wait service. We did not have a friendly waitress at all. Our appetizer was dry and our meals were not as good compared to what we can make at home. Walking in we were excited but leaving was depressing. The dessert was delicious -a huge carrot cake. We have been to the bar side before and had a good time which is why we booked dinner. I would stick to the bar side and maybe get dessert and drinks.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Valentine's Dinner
    Brent
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My girlfriend and I went here for our Valentine's day dinner and were not disappointed. The food and drinks were delicious and for merely reserving a table they gave us a rose upon our arrival. Will be coming back again soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was not great
    Cantgetadrinkatkona
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was great, the service was horrible, server was missing most the time, sat with empty drinks for 15 min and had to ask for another drink ($10each) and took 10 minutes for it arrive. Between our first drinks being gone and second arriving, our dinner came, we finished our food, and table cleared. By the time the drinks arrived we were ready to go. The waitresses and waiters seem confused, not detailed, not interested in making the bill larger by refilling your drinks. I also had to remind the waitor of their own v-day special that was advertise online. If you want to enjoy drinks with your meal, go somewhere else. The lack of drinks has happened on 3 separate occasions
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    Dotti1
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We celebrated our daughter's 11th birthday here she loves it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Very good food and service. Ordered a variety of foods and it was all very good. Kids menu is amazing. Good choices, $6 for a meal that would fill an adult
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we loved it
    corcoranjaq
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    entertaining a old friend ...Taylor was an awesome server, explained menu, answered questions brief but thorough (good thing) rib eyes were excellent bbq flatbread OMG! good.... sushi fresh. Nice all around. would return in a minute. thanks for a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for business dinner
    Norbert
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    I hosted a dozen business associates for dinner and received excellent service and the food was tasty, well prepared and the menu offered a nice selection of options. As a group we were well accommodated and were served by two people, one of whom (Chrissy) stood out as providing great service, with a genuine smile and very professional. Will not hesitate to host more business events at Kona Grill as the feedback I received from my associates following our dinner event was very positive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good, generous portions,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    Always good, generous portions, priced right. Good service, always dine there when shopping at the mall.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very accomodating when party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    Very accomodating when party grew from 4 to 5 but then placed in back room. Back room wasn't as cozy as the main room and had no ambience. Food was good though and server very attentive.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good sushi
    tucker54
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    Went with a large family group for early lunch on a weekday; good food, especially the sushi/sashimi; nice staff. I would recommend it for business lunches. Haven't been there for dinner but my relatives say it's good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful place to celebrate
    Mackpm
    Dined on 11/18/2013
    Visited Kona for son's birthday with in-laws... All were happy with the variety in menu choices including sushi. Went earlier (5:30) to not hit the after work crowd and the flow of the place was just right. Kona has the ability to be attractive to a wide audience... one exception would be small kids... I do not see it being a place geared for toddlers... but all else would have fun.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service is too slow.
    luv2dine2
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    In the future, it would be greatly appreciated if the waiter brings out the main course meal for everyone promptly after the table is cleared for indiivduals who did choose to have an appetizer. That way, those that did not have an appetizer are not left waiting for their meal for quite a while and being served refills of their beverage before their meal.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • eh....
    stamfordyuppie
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    I brought my GF and parents here for a friday night dinner. The asian dishes lacked refinement and most dishes were overpriced. The service was reasonably prompt but the restaurant was also pretty dead. Probably would not eat here again given the other choices in downtown Stamford.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great meeting place for friends
    wonderful
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    Great meeting place for friends to meet after work. Our group of 5 had a fantastic time. Everyone is still talking about the drinks and food. Especially the service we received.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfied my brothers strange diet
    Local2thearea
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    4 of us for dinner and my wife and I have eaten here before. Waiter was attentive and knew the details of the menu very well. Food was a great mixture of Asian/sushi and American that even my holistic diet conscious brother could find something good to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Outdoor Autumn Business Lunch
    Rick
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    While I had eaten at Kona Grill before, my recent experience with the restaurant for an early autumn outdoor business lunch was great. Delicious food, good service, appropriate terrace-like seating, and reasonable prices. I'd definitely do the same again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected
    AussigirlVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2013
    Will not go back. Poor service, food was just ok. Not what I expected for my birthday dinner. Should have went to capital grill. Took 10 minutes to process payment and I had to walk up to server station to get it done. Don't know how long it would have taken if I had not. Server was not attentive, and we saw her maybe twice during our dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    I had the sweet chili salmon and it was delicious! I al had shrimp fried rice with pineapples and that was scrumptious!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality Food (for a chain)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    Pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food and the atmosphere as well. I had a very good chicken and avacado club sandwich with fries and a cup of soup -- all items were very good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A nice restaurant
    JimCVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2013
    Kona is a nice restaurant with good food at reasonable prices. I always enjoy meeting for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Killer Desserts
    DaphneD
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    The appetizers were great...the entrees were great..then out came this DESSERT !!!! OMG The place is a winner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate