Kona Grill - Alpharetta

3.9
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845 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Welcome to Kona Grill at Avalon in the heart of Alpharetta, steps away from Regal Cinemas and the plaza. Come in and enjoy your local paradise before catching a movie. Fresh, wild caught fish is flown in daily to craft award-winning sushi, while modern American entrees are prepared from scratch. Happy hour on the beautiful, shaded patio overlooking the plaza fountain is a must. And don’t leave until you’ve tried one of the handcrafted cocktails, ice-cold draft beer, or a glass of wine selected from the extensive beverage menu. The restaurant’s diverse menu and contemporary ambience provide the perfect venue for special occasions like bridal showers, baby showers, birthday celebrations, business meetings, date night, or just any occasion really.

Specials

Kona Grill Power Lunch!

Join Kona Grill for our Three Course $19 POWER LUNCH
offered every Monday through Friday from 11am-2pm
Available for Dine In or To Go, it’s time you pack your lunch full of flavor! Lunch shouldn’t be compromised.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 31, 2020

Ends: February 1, 2119

Availability: Mon-Fri 11:00AM-2:00PM

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Kona Grill V-Day Specials are available from FEBRUARY 14TH - FEBRUARY 29TH. Features include our “LOVE IS GRAND” menu for two with a champagne toast! Also available are Lobster Potstickers, Coconut Shrimp Bisque, Kona Filet with Lobster Butter and, of course, indulge with our Red Velvet Butter Cake!

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 845 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
4.0
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3.8
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4.1
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the positive review! I am glad you had a good time at Kona

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RO
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Took quite a well to get seated, even with a reservation; Took a while to get our food.

D
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Apparently someone said, “I wonder what would happen if we bred a TGI Fridays with a sushi place and added some poor interior design choices.”

Skip it. Especially on a Friday or Saturday night. Packed bc it’s one of the few Avalon restaurants with walk up seating, not because it’s good.

We sat in a booth next to the kitchen. There were several of these tables, and somehow even with the servers and expo wizzing past your peripheral vision all night long they were some of the most private and quiet tables.

The bar menu was terrible. Sushi tasted ok. Pot stickers were gross. Our server was outstanding.

JF
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Usually this place is great. We went on Saturday night & not sure if kitchen lost tickets but it took over an hour to get food & the tables around us had same problem we had an app which took 45 mins

TE
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

It took 1 1/2 hour to get the food out. Service was good as it was not her fault.

AS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our table was ready when we arrived. The service was good, and the food was outstanding.
We will be back:)

OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Everything was just okay. We ordered an avocado egg roll appetizer for 6, the waitress didn’t give us any heads up that there was only enough rolls for 4 people. The sushi rolls we ordered were over priced for the small quantity and low quality. I compared my sushi roll to grocery store sushi. Wouldn’t go back.

SC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We celebrated a big birthday by taking friends out to Kona Grill. Made reservations ahead of time and was a little disappointed to be seated next to the bathroom.

Service was attentive. Food was great. Mixed drinks were lame. Overall B+.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for the feedback! I hope to see you back again soon!

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K
Atlanta
74 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris was a great waiter and the food was delicious!

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the 5 stars! We hope to see you back again soon!

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JK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The pricing off two $$ is low especially for lunch, it needs to be changed to three $$$. It was a nice restaurant portions were large, seems like most restaurants, but prices were higher than expected.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for sharing this information with us!

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MR
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I gave specific instructions that this was a birthday dinner and there was no mention about it.
I asked that they bring out a bday dessert and that was also ignored

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for leaving this review. I am sorry nobody gave you the dessert. I will follow up immediately. Thank you for choosing Kona and I hope to see you back again soon!

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CO
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a late lunch. Food was good, service was good. They have happy hours for drinks and food and the price is cheap but quality is good.

SC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good but 2 items weren’t hot. Very lukewarm

CG
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

There was a bit of a kerfuffle when we arrived; between the three hostesses trying to handle the front desk, it was somehow forgotten that we had a reservation. They told me it would be a 45 minute wait for an inside table. We tried an outdoor table- it was freezing and raining and there were smokers right next to us. No thank you! I told them we’d have to get an inside table and pointed out a couple of options... she said those were reserved- I told her I had a reservation! After that we were seated and the service and food were great. I would go back.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded 5 days ago

I am sorry about all of the confusion in the beginning. I am glad that everything ended up well in the end. We hope to see you back again soon!

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t
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Bad service and food is mediocre at best. Nice ambiance but that’s really all. Did I mention service is just bad-

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Celebrating a birthday but the waitress did not acknowledge it

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded 5 days ago

I am sorry they did not acknowledge this birthday. I will have more training on this to ensure it does not happen again.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Caytie was amazing! So personable, friendly, attentive. Impeccable service. She made my sister’s birthday very special. Will definitely be back!

B
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food combined with friendly service and an inviting and comfortable atmosphere.

RT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Everything except seating on arriving at the restaurant was horrible. We were served water in a cracked glass and the plates were not clean. When we asked the server to replace the glass and plates, he said okay and replaced it, never apologized for it. The food was horrible and I was served one fried shrimp (possibly from someone else’s order) along with sweet potato fries (which came with the entree). I asked for a manager and explained all the issues. He apologized and said he can get me a new order of fries ??!! and he would take care of it. What a joke !

Never going back here !!

K
Atlanta
74 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my first visit - food was delicious and our server was great!

L
Atlanta
176 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience5

We are regulars at Kona Grill; however, this time we checked in exactly on time, were seated, and then cancelled, by the restaurant. They have done this several times. For some reason the front desk can't seem to get this straight. It is frustrating when that happens. The rest of the experience, as usual, was fine.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Amber was great; really took good care of us and let us pace the meal.

GD
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Reservation for 6 people, arrived early and they sat us at a table that was sized for four. Service was slow and they only cleared the appetizer dishes on an already crowded table after entrees were being delivered and we asked. It was pretty obvious there wasn't much room. Food was mediocre. Competition in Avalon is stiff, this one can't possibly make it much longer without a big change in the basics.

ML
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very slow staff, food was ok.

SJ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience3

I was out walking my dog, and feeling a little down. We passed Kona Grill, so I decided to sit at the outside bar and order dinner vs. going later in the evening at 11:30pm which is what reservation was for. I ordered the ribs, and requested that the cole slaw be replaced with fried rice (no pork). The ribs took forever to be served (at least 40 minutes). When the food FINALLY arrived, everything was cold (i.e. the ribs, the fried onions, the rice). It was dark outside (at the bar), so I couldn't really see what the food looked like, at the time. The manager came over, and I asked could he replace the rice, and ensure that it's not microwaved. I didn't want to wait another 40 minutes for the ribs.. and who knows they may have been served cold too. The rice took at least 10 minutes, and had old eggs in it, so it was microwaved.. I'm pretty sure of it. Plus the rice was mushy.. What a waste of money, and my time. I just told the waiter to give me a to-go box, and I'll just go heat the food up at home (negates the reason I was dining out). When I got home, and could see the food clearly, it turns out that the ribs still had pink in them, so they were not cooked thoroughly. I almost passed out.. I don't eat raw pork... I had eaten two of the cold ribs while at the Kona Grill restaurant bar. I couldn't eat the ribs, and ended up throwing them away after seeing the pink / raw part.. this is ridiculous. I'm not sure if I'll go back... I've been a few times, and Kona Grill Avalon NEVER gets it 100% right..

AM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We had a reservation for 4 for New Year's Eve. We went into this knowing that service may be a bit slow due to the holiday. First, despite having a reservation, we were sat at a bar top table that wasn't large enough for 4 menus and our waters. It was that much worse when we ordered our cocktails and food! We were told that the food from the kitchen and the food from the sushi bar may come out at different times. That was fine. Except, I got my (hot) food. Then 15 minutes later, my friend got his sushi. Then, another 15 min later, the rest of my party got their (hot) food. That's too extreme a difference, in my opinion. Our server was very nice but not efficient at all. Half of the time we couldn't find her. Maybe I'd go back on a slow day, but never again on a busy night.

CS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was amazing, the food was delicious and service was great and very efficient I definitely recommend it! DJ was very good too!

K
London
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Every hot food item we got was lukewarm and not hot at all. The taste was good but eating cold food that is supposed to be hot is not fun especially as it was a special occasion - 18th birthday. Our server was odd, not very attentive and was heavy handed when delivering drinks and food. Even though she knew it was an 18th birthday she didn’t do anything special.
The food and drinks took ages to come - water came reasonably quickly but we waited at least 25 mins for our other drinks.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Had to ask for server from hostess twice. Food took too long. Soup came out with meal instead of before. Server never apologized. Never heard from manager or hostess about why it took so long.

SS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Bad management for at least a year!! Always empty seats with people waiting outside. I had a reservation and was seated promptly. However the waiter was slow and forgetful. I ordered a margarita and got some weird one with Chambord in it. They were out of everything we liked, Potstickers, Kona Beer and Miso Sea bass!!! How can you be out of your signature dish?! Manager comped us a meal but still it wasn't what we came for. We substituted with snapper which was ok nothing special. Just a bad overall experience this time. Hope they get it together. It used to be good.

MC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were closed

LA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Bad service

OT
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food great location

P
Atlanta
82 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience5

I know it was the day after Christmas, but the kitchen was unforgivingly slow. 35 minutes from order to table.....for sushi.

The restauarant was not full. Other tables were waiting on their food. Management should have planned better.

Will return for another meal to see experience gets enhanced.

F
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Sat outside. Place had good vib but perhaps the worst service I’ve seen in years. Really took away from the evening

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience4

We were a party of 5 Christmas night with a 7:30 reservation. The restaurant was not full. We waited over an hour for our food. The Miso soup was barely warm and had to be sent back. When the sushi was finally delivered, it wasn’t served with ginger or wasabi, we waited another 20 minutes for wasabi and ginger. We ordered the dessert special which was macadamia nut pie that was described as served warm with ice cream. The server told us it would be a while because they had to go to another cooler to find the pie. The pie was brought cold without icecream and appeared to have been formed from two different pies that were broken. We were told the dessert would be comped and after waiting another 20 minutes for our check we didn’t ask for it to be corrected so we could get home. We were there from just after 7pm to almost 10pm with most of that time not having food.

RW
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

great location and atmosphere... good food. We always enjoy

KW
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated quickly on Christmas Day for dinner. The service was very good and the food even better. Save room for dessert. The butter cake and triple chocolate desserts were amazing.

LH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great flatbread appetizer and very good seafood entrees with great flavor and good portion.
Food delivered hot and service was very good.

S
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was Christmas so not a lot open but Kona was. Our waitress Abby was new and very sweet but kitchen was super slow. Took 15 min to get my glass of wine and when I looked at the glass there was a lemon wedge floating in it. Ewwww! So took 10 more min at least to get my new wine. Sushi was fine although my daughter hated her spicy tuna roll and said it was mushy and slimy. It was taken off the bill. Miso soup was lukewarm. Poke bowl was good and my sushi roll was pretty good too. I think Kona is better for happy hour. I’ve never had a truly great meal there.