Kona Grill - Tampa
Kona Grill - Tampa

Kona Grill - Tampa

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.konagrill.com/
  • Phone: 8138775938
  • 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

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  • 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
96 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (42)great for outdoor dining (41)great for lunch (38)special occasion (32)vibrant bar scene (29)fit for foodies (25)late-night find (18)neighborhood gem (18)hot spot (16)romantic (14)scenic view (14)kid-friendly (12)great for brunch (11)notable wine list (10)Show More
  • 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
    Kat5155
    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.
  • 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
  • ...Eh, could have been better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    First time here and expected it to be a wonderful experience however, first trying to find the main entrance was a joke since the doors in the front are in fact, not doors to be used - you have to go to the right side of the building. The hostess station was more like a chit chat spot and came off very unprofessional. The waitress was sweet and I say this because all she could do is smile. She was unbelievably slow to take orders, bring drinks, food - heck, to show up at all it was waiting what felt like an eternity; even for the check. I ordered the pepperoni flatbread and they not only brought it to me cold but it didn't have any pepperoni. The spiced apple bread pudding was served cold and not warm like advertised.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Average
    AvidDiner
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I went to Kona Grill with a group of friends. None of us had been there before. The restaurant was almost completely empty. It's suppose to be an open restaurant with the bar windows open and outdoor seating, but realize it's the middle of the summer in Florida!!! We arrived at 7:00 and almost left after drinks because it was just too hot to eat a full meal. We moved further to the back and had them put on more air and then it was livable. The service was ok but very pushy to move along and order, which was surprising since the place was empty. It's not as if they needed the table. The food was very average according to all six of us in my party.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Typical big chain
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Good and efficient service. Small over priced portions
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food - great service
    SouthTampaReviewVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I love the food at Kona. It's always good and management is always nearby if there is anything disappointing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food and Nice Atmosphere
    thediner
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    If you want a place to go for a little more upscale and not to bad on your wallet, choose this place. Great food and reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Food!!!
    kajo
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Don't miss out...the food and service is WONDERFUL!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kona is Great!
    TonyVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Kona Grill is a extremely solid Tampa restaurant. Great value, excellent food and great service. If you enjoy good sushi, this is your place as well. Excellent Place!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst Customer Service
    Burned
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    I've been to Kona Grills in other venues but this was the worse experience I've ever had. We're were a group of 15 people sitting outdoors and although there were two umbrellas available to help shade the sun, we were not allowed to use them. Not even the manager was helpful.No need to dine again and spend money at a restaurant that doesn't care about their patrons.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kona Grill
    Lholland
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Great food, excellent service and reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Variety
    KathyVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    The food is always good and the menu has a nice variety....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Sushi and Happy Hour
    JessicaS
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Met a girlfriend for dinner in the middle of the week here. Great for Happy hour and the sushi was very fresh. Lots of specials during the week as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOT IMPRESSED
    Fladiver
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Ok, I have been here a couple of time for happy hour and the drinks were very good and so were some of the appetizers. However, my first time actually eating dinner there was far less than I anticipated. Not only was it very loud, my mother never got her food and it took the manager 3x of the waitress asking him to come over before he finally did. He did give my mom her food for free, but it would have been nice to actually eat together. Also, the chicken I had was dry and not much flavor. Maybe it was a bad night, but I think I will stick to happy hour at this place.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great First Visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Took my wife for a night out. Great service and great food. Will definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls Book Group Night Out :)
    Foodie2delish
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Best venue for us gals to have our gather celebration. Comfortable, Fun and Fabulous! :). Everyone's entree and fancy drinks were DELISH! :). Service by Chloe was Awesome! She made us feel welcomed and felt like she cared for us and serving us with a Great attitude and smile! Which makes our experience pleasant! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 56 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 469 reviews are from the Kona Grill - Tampa reviews archive.