Kona Grill - Baltimore
Kona Grill - Baltimore

Kona Grill - Baltimore

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.konagrill.com/
  • Phone: 4102448994
  • 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
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Baldwin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Charles St & Pratt St
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Kona Grill - Baltimore
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Kona Grill - Baltimore reviews from OpenTable diners
158 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (80)great for lunch (63)fit for foodies (55)special occasion (45)vibrant bar scene (42)hot spot (41)great for outdoor dining (35)kid-friendly (28)late-night find (25)neighborhood gem (24)romantic (21)great for brunch (16)scenic view (15)notable wine list (7)Show More
  • Vegan diner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Being a vegan near the harbor makes it challenging to find suitable finds for me as well as my traveling companions. Kona was a hit all the way around! Wonderful sushi, great beer selection and fabulous staff. Would absolutely recommend. We went back to back nights because it was so yummy!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food great service
    DCdiner
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The food was good, plenty to choose from on the menu. The wait staff was fantastic. I will not hesitate to recommend and go again when I'm in Baltimore again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find in downtown Baltimore
    DesigningLadies
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    This was my second visit to Kona Grille. I enjoyed both the salad that I had for lunch a few weeks ago and the sushi that I had for dinner this week. The atmosphere is very nice with comfortable booths, a large bar and very well-designed furnishings, lighting and decor.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service and food
    momofbsp
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Our waiter Eddy(Eddie) was fantastic. He was very attentive and made sure we were happy with everything! The food was excellent and we had a little of everything. App, meals, kids meals and dessert. I would recommend the Kona Grill to anyone that is going to the Baltimore area.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PERFECT
    LifeStoryLisa
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I chose this place for my fiances surprise birthday dinner and he loved it as well as our guests. I look forward to dinning there very soon.
    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, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Henrydbs
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had a reservation after the baseball game. The place was slammed, but they took us exactly on time. Our server was overwhelmed, but a manager stepped up to help him (getting drinks, checking in, etc.) and made the whole experience excellent. Great food, great atmosphere and an outstanding staff.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    JMac77
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We went to the place after the O's and Yankees game and booked a reservation on Open Table. Great food, good service. Actuay great service if you consider how swamped they were after the late game rush to the hotels. All the appetizers were fantastic and everyone at the table loved their entree. The desserts were great as well, especially the carrot cake.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business Lunch
    yonnita
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We came with a vendor of ours, to express unpleasant information. The service was good (a new girl was finishing her training, and her trainer should be applauded), food was wonderful, as it usually is. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poor service was off putting
    FrequentwalkertodinnerVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I have had lunch at Kona approximately 20 times over the last six months. I usually order the turkey burger and ask for dijon mustard on the side. Kona does not stock dijon for table use, but servers have always been able to honor my request by obtaining a small amount of dijon from the line. I have always been very appreciative of the extra service. When I had lunch there this week the server told me that the restaurant did not have/use dijon mustard. I politely asked him to check with the line. He returned moments later to inform me that he had checked with the line and with his manager and they both told him that they have never had dijon mustard. Very disappointing. 20 lunches will likely go to zero.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My family had a wonderful time at the restaurant The food and atmosphere was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Kona Grill is a convenient lunch option and accommodating to large group requests (separate checks!). The noise level does not allow for speaches during a group meal. A private room would be nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy Customer
    KiwiKitty
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We set up a reservation for 3 on fairly short notice on a weekend, and Kona Grill was able to accommodate us. We even had to call and change the reservation to 30 minutes later, smack in the middle of Saturday night dining, and they were very gracious and changed our time. We found the manager, hostess, and waitress all fresh and smiling.... like we were their first customers of the day, in spite of it being insanely busy in the restaurant due to baseball and convention visitors. The food was great, and we loved the big aquarium tanks full of exotic fish. I especially liked that they had their patio glass "doors/walls" open; the temperature in the restaurant was just perfect! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Splowd
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    my new favorite spot. The happy hour prices are great. $6.00 meals I love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time visit
    Mike
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This was our first visit to this restaurant. The food was outstanding. The service was slow and the place was not that crowded. They did however take off the price of my food item which took the longest to arrive at our table. We will visit again when we are downtown.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The food was great and our server was good and funny!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    mach086
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    An upbeat atmosphere with excellent food this is a frequent stop for us. And, if you need a sugar rush, get the carrot cake and be prepared to share.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First rate sushi...
    ObligateCarnivore
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Down in Baltimore as part of an 8000 person convention, and had a first rate experience at Kona....Fresh well balanced sushi and rolls and good service under the rush of convention goers. Kona is a piece of gold amongst the pyrite of Baltimore's inner harbor area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • American Foid with some cool twists
    Beestill
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    The place was packed with people due to conference nearby, still , service was reasonable friendly and quick. Food caters to a wide audience, place was not ideal for business discussions due to noise, but hey they showed soccer on the screens....
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unfortunate evening
    spike
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    It was Sunday evening and Fathers Day, we had a reservation but the restaurant was very crowded and loud. The appetizers of pot stickers and calamari were delicious. We had about an hour and fifteen minutes to eat and did let our server know when ordering that we were short of time. I departed after an hour and twenty minutes and my dinner had never arrived. The others who stayed said it was the slowest, worst service ever and that I was wrong to trust Trip Advisor where I had found this highly recommended restaurant. They said the meal was OK.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner Experience
    OrioleJoe
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great stop before or after the O's game!! Very diverse menu with everything from chicken to sushi.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very tasty
    mayamac1
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The pesto pasts was delish. And the butter cake was so scrumptious that it's an emergency o get back to eat it right away. The only down side was that we had a new waiter and we had to ask for bread but other than that I really enjoyed it
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    Kristin
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food was outstanding! It was so good we went back from lunch the next day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, good service, good price
    abced
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Hosting a party of 15, I was concerned about service however they stepped up to the challenge. The service was very good, the food was was very good and there was a large selection of entrees available with serving sizes being ample. Only drawback, the music was too loud and it was difficult to hear anyone who was not sitting in front of directly beside you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch Time
    Mommymac
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    While the sushi here was great, the chili, which should have come out first, did not arrive until 15 minutes after the sushi. my lunchtime was almost over. The waitress seemed new and timid and did not actually know the chili had not arrived until she came to check on our table 15 minutes after the sushi was served. It was a very crowded lunchtime so I will give a pass this time. The sushi was delicious and fresh so I will definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Zena
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Food was good... The calamari was exceptional and the beef tacos were the best thing I ate.... You can't go wrong eating here everything we had was delicious except for the miso sake sea bass. The taste of the bass was very unpleasant it had a bitter taste that rendered the dish inedible and we had to send it back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Enjoyable!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I took a group of 5 girls here for dinner before my sister's bachelorette party. The wait staff was friendly and accommodating- they made delicious virgin drinks for the pregnant girls in the group, and were prompt with the check when we told them that we were in a rush. Everybody loved their food/drinks. Good Job, Kona Grill!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant makes right
    Like2Ski
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The restaurant's manager made our night work out as planned.....We sought out Kona to celebrate my teenager's birthday and because we had had prior good dining experiences here. We thought we could get the 1/2 price appetizers during happy hour even if we sat in the dining area. When we were seated and told we could not get them 1/2 price without sitting in the bar area, I was unhappy. However, after I spoke with the manager and we moved to the booths in the bar area, the manager helped us feel better about the misunderstanding by giving us the appetizers gratis. The food was tasty and the evening ended on a high note. Now we will return again; had the manager not made us happy, we would be looking elsewhere in the future.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girls Night Out
    MamaGeorge1201
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Took a group of 8 here for girls night out. The food was ok, but the portion sizes were too small for this group, we had to go to McDonalds afterwards. The drinks hit the spot, especially the apple saki! Our waitress, Caroline was very nice and accommodating. If you want to have a quiet dinner, this is not the place! It's very noisey, which was ok for us. We are usually loud anyway. I recommend using the valet for $10. My girlfriend paid $20 to park in the garage at the Hyatt.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • concordkdl
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Great food and excellent service. Difficult to find parking and once found the parking is expensive during lunch
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice ambiance, not so nice food.
    jriggs
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Without going into to much detail (as it would be a horrible use of my time), the Spinach-Artichoke dip was watery, the Miso-Sake fish was not very tasty and my wife had to send it back, and the kitchen didn't pay attention to the waiter's instructions to not put pork in my wife's rice. I could go on but you get the point.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch spot!
    CindiVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    My co-workers and I go here all the time and never get tired of it. The menu has everything from sushi to pasta! It is all delish and the don't have an issue if you ask them to hold the avocado or whatever. Food is always fresh and wait staff is friendly. I've never seen anyone working there that's "having a bad day." If you try it you'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 87 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 701 reviews are from the Kona Grill - Baltimore reviews archive.
  • Connie
    Connie
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Enjoyed our recent visit to Baltimore and The Kona Grill. Great service and the sea bass is extrodinary!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as good as other Kona locations
    Mikeys23
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Restaurant location was great. Walking distance if staying at or near Inner Harbor. Other than location it seems to take on the flare of many other restaurants and attractions at the Inner Harbor. Appears to me to bask in the glory of commercialization at the expense of quality food and service. Have been to other Kona locations, and this location seemed to be a step or two behind relative to food and service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Spot
    KandC
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Good food and great service. Portions were appropriate for the price paid. Service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delightful
    DeeberzVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I took my niece to lunch last week, and it was her first time. She really enjoyed the specialty sushi (if you want to call it that - wasabi tuna in tortilla wrap - delish!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, as always
    WalkNDine
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    My wife and I took our mothers and my grandmother here for a belated Mother's Day. They don't have many tables able to support large parties, so they seated us at an elevated booth. It was not easy for some of our party to get up to the booth, as it was about a foot off the ground, but it did give us an excellent view of the beautiful decor. Our table had the potstickers, bulgogi tacos, some sushi rolls, and clam chowder as appetizers. The potstickers and soup were outstanding, and the sushi was good, but the tacos (there were only 2) were very salty and chewy. For dinner, I had the hana chicken salad, which was vinegary but otherwise good. We had the macadamia nut pie for dessert, which was absolutely blissful. I could eat that forever
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Variety and Drinks!
    MalloryVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This is a definite hot spot in close proximity to both the Hyatt, and the Sheraton Inner Harbor. We had wonderful service and there is a very diverse selection of food! The drinks and the sushi were excellent, but I ended up sending back an overpriced order of sashimi because it was very off to me, and an odd texture. The waiter did not even hesitate about removing it from my bill however, and the rest of the meal was great! I would recommend this place for groups with different food interests, as there is definitely something for everyone!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday dinner
    Jeff
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Great location for people watching in windowed café. In the center of downtown action. The salmon sandwich was perfectly cooked and very flavorful. The tuna on wonton chips is an exceptional appetizer! The ceviche was an unusual preparation with cilantro and jalapeño that was almost too hot to eat. The chili lime shrimp salad was the only disappointment; wilted greens, bland shrimp and lacked flavor. Overall a good spot that would probably be best for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Graduation Celebration!
    kvona
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We had a group of 14 people for lunch after my daughter's graduation last Saturday afternoon. Everything was perfect - the food and service were both excellent. The wait staff were courteous, accomodating, made inciteful recommendations and prompt with responding to requests going out of there way to make sure that every thing was perfect for our special celebration. We did not have a long wait for our food and it all came out at the same time and it was delicious. The only down side was that we did not have a separate area to ourselves, but that did not detract at all from our luncheon or how great the whole experience was. Thanks to Kona Grill for a wonderful time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but very noisy
    HM006
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We enjoyed the good food and drinks, but as the night wore on the nearby tables got drunker and louder to the point where we could barely hear each other across the table.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic