Kona Grill - Tampa
Kona Grill - Tampa

Kona Grill - Tampa

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.konagrill.com/
  • Phone: (813) 877-5938
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm Dinner Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Kona Grill - Tampa
Kona Grill offers diners freshly prepared food, personalized service & 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 & appetizers with an international influence. Specialties include Baked Sea Bass in a miso-sake marinade, Almond Crusted Pork Tenderloin, & 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 WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Kona Grill - Tampa reviews from OpenTable diners
89 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (47)great for outdoor dining (40)great for lunch (34)special occasion (28)vibrant bar scene (26)fit for foodies (26)hot spot (16)late-night find (15)romantic (14)neighborhood gem (12)scenic view (11)notable wine list (9)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (4)Show More
  • Good Eats!
    ltatem
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Always great food! Outside area is nice and relaxing when the weather is good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food.
    MikeH
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Chose Kona Grill because of the menu listed on the website and the food was excellent. Big selection, excellent preparation (potstickers, Pad Thai, Sweet Chili Salmon). Service was (hopefully just) inexperienced. Our server didn't know the wine list, couldn't tell us the local beers. Asked specifically to have some time with the appetizer, but the meal arrived before we were half done. Didn't ruin the meal but could be better.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place To Try!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My boyfriend and I wanted to try a new place and Kona Grill didn't disappoint. The service was quick and friendly. The food was good and the look was urban. We'll be back to try other dishes!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mr g
    Gaber12
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Excellent food and service. Great Happy Hour. Menu was diversified Great spot for Sushi.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    Allie
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Kona impressed us once again! Amazing service and the food - wow! I got sushi which was beautiful and tasty. And our entire party was also impressed. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great promise, mediocre delivery
    skitownerVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The best thing about the Kona Grill is, unfortunately, the menu. Phenomenal selection from steaks through salads to sushi. Execution not so much. Steak was overcooked, salad over dressed and sushi was damp. Oh well...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Check out the sea bass
    Jack
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Soft as butter. Dined with a group of 10 with separate checks. Great service and they did NOT automatically add 18% gratuity as most all do. I take a group every time I am in Tampa and am never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This was my first time dining at Kona Grill and what a great experience. Great service and great food! This was my husband and my date night for my birthday celebration and I'm so glad we chose Kona Grill! I'll definitely be back! The chicken chili and pad thai are outstanding....don't forget to try some Key Lime pie :)
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Happy Hour!
    Hljax
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Figures out the Friday/Saturday happy hour in the patio was a great deal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Place
    BigD
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    It was a nice place, staff service was good, food was OK. I believe the sushi dish, which my wife had was very good. I had the chicken dish, with potatoes....the chicken was dry and had little flavor except for the sauce that was on it. I wouldn't recommend that dish. For a Saturday night the place was kind of quiet. No real up scale Saturday night scene there for sure, which is OK for the older set or family scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Twincitygal
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had an excellent waitress that helped make our dining experience a very pleasurable one!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great happy hour
    310LakesideVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great happy hour value. I have been here several times and it is consistently good. Great kids menu, too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun spot with excellent food
    knowbody
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I made a reservation but arrived 30 minutes early. They were able to immediately take us in. We sat away from the bar so the noise wash't bad at all. The bar gets pretty busy. We ordered wine and drinks. The food was excellent. Two in our party had sushi and said it was great. Everyone enjoyed their meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kono Always dependable & enjoyable
    Magnum19
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    this is about the 10th time I have meet with friends and business associates at the Kono and have never been disappointed. service is attentive and efficient; food is always first rate and they have a suitable wine selection. I ordered and enjoyed fully the Pino Noir Seccer which was full-bodied, with a nice finish. I stayed with the sashimi menu items as usual and fully enjoyed the experience. My associates as always were very pleased.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I reserved a table for my boyfriend and I for is birthday. Dining here was a first for the both of us. I was looking for a nice place to take him that he had never been before & their website caught my eye. I don't like the fact that you have to sit outside or at the bar to participate in their happy hour specials. It was very noisy and hot outside and crowed at the bar. It would have been nice to be able to order specials while we dined at our quiet, romantic table. Anyway, the staff is nice and flexible. The manager came to our table to check on us. He made an exception & honored two coupons I received from the company as a birthday gift although our server initially told us they couldn't be combined. I would definitely dine here again!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Retiree Luncheon for 20
    HappyRetirees
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The service was outstanding. We had three servers since one was being trained. And they all did a great job! The food was very good and the area was perfect. Most retirees had not been to this restaurant and everyone was very happy with my selection for this event. The perfect pairs was a popular item to select from.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great selection of food!
    RoadWarrior
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I was very impressed with the menu they had - there is something for everybody here! We went during lunch hours on a Sunday (right before a football game at that) and immediately noticed how dead the place was. That did not mean that our service level decreased any - our server was very attentive! I had ordered a Caesar salad and asked to remove the croutons - he had said that he thought there weren't and didn't note that down on the order. Right before the food came out he actually stopped by and asked if I had a gluten allergy because there were croutons and he wanted to make sure because they were going to remake the salad if I was. It is this kind of service that has made me a repeat customer!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The staff made this place awesome
    Kat5155VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We sat at the bar for dinner recently and the bartneders were fantastic. Were personable, knowledgable about the menu, great with the drinks. The sushi we ordered was fantastic and the shrimp pasta I had was amazing. Highly reccomend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Rikrstrong
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My company had a special celebration and a friend recommended Kona Grill. We were beyond satisfied with our experience! Great atmosphere, friendly staff, server was very knowledgeable with the menu. And the food was outstanding!!! We couldn't have picked a better restaurant for our celebration!! Definitely going back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    FSUrn2004
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had a party of 12 and they were very accommodating and helpful. The atmosphere was great and the food was amazing! Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time
    LGTPA
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    First time dining at Kona Grill. Overall experience was good. Very vibrant atmosphere and the food was good, nothing special however. Service was the only downside, a little slow.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food; too noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food was good but the noise level was not conducive for a small group. We had four at a booth and finally had to leave because we could not hear each other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Smith
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Clearly a good place to meet friends but also an easy place to bring kids. Wonderful kids meals for a reasonable price. Food a great, wine choices are great. Fun night out!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place!!!
    kajo
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Have been there 2x and both times the staff, service and food was wonderful!!! My new go to place!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A+ SERVICE + MENU
    madonna
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    As always, Kona Grill was an amazing lunch experience with a very friendly, and knowledgeable server. The food was spectacular.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food & Service is Outstanding
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great place to dine. Be sure to try their sake sangria!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner
    Paul
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    First time at Kona....it is not a "warm" restaurant due to the bare floors ,but if you are seating in a booth ,it is much better...the service was great ...the food was very good...I definitely want to go back and to give it an other "review"
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    FoodieAtHeart
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The pan-seared Ahi was cooked to perfection. The fish with the sweet-chili sauce was a delicious combination. I would recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, service could be better
    napavalleyus
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Kona Grill was great. The food is second to none in the Tampa Bay Area. The service was slow. Took longer than usual to get drinks/ food. It seemed like our waitress was scrambling to cover all of her tables.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kona was awesome.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My wife loved the wide variety of the menu selections....
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 59 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 493 reviews are from the Kona Grill - Tampa reviews archive.
  • So-so
    DJAC
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Food was okay. Service was slow. We had aparty of 7, and courses came out at irregular times, so we were not eating at the same time. Not the best experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun place to eat with friends
    mickonrunVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The happy hour is from 3 til close so plan to get some food and drinks from the bar or outside patio tables before you head inside. Great prices and great food at happy hour. The service was good. We liked our server because she knew the menu really well. The manager checks on the tables and we enjoyed learning a little restaurant background from him. We would definitely return for some great sushi and Hawaiian food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    BornInCubaVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Food was great as usual. The server was not as attentive due to a large party, but other co-workers picked up the slack. Get there early or get left out!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great change of pace
    mb1031
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Everything about our dinner was fantastic. The service, food selection and quality were all extraordinary! We've been here a few times and have never been disappointed. I would highly recommend if you are looking for something different than the traditional steak or seafood place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Overall, had a fantastic experience during my lunch meeting with clientele..Website is informative with complete menu card and provision for table booking.. Late rescheduling of table well taken care of, through online.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Average
    Lhf29
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Mediocre service and pricey but Mediocre sushi, also because of the outdoor setup, there were bugs and flies pestering us at our table even though we sat in the dining room.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was my second time at Kona Grill and the food was as great this time as the first. Our server was also friendly and attentive to our needs. I will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service stood out
    BornInCubaVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I've been to Kona many times. The fish is always fresh and the salads are large and filling. The service this time was outstanding. Our server, Patty, was really pleasant, very attentive and had a string knowledge of the menu, making excellent recommendations for this visit. Looking forward to a return visit, with Patty as our server.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Awesome service. Great eats.
    Anonymous
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Love this place. Great service. Food is excellent. Sushi, salads, etc. Salmon salad is insanely good!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi was good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My wife and I dined at the Kona Grill this Saturday. The Sushi was fresh and the service was great. We will definitely dine at The Kona Grill again!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate