Kona Grill - Alpharetta

4.2
1233 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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What 1233 people are saying
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4.3
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4.1
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vipJoseL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

This is the last time I will dine at Kona Grill. Our appetizer took long to arrive, but was delicious. The entrees took over an hour to arrive. Management nor the waitress tried to offer anything during the wait other than to say they were backlogged. After we complained, magically the food appeared that at best was room temperature. Do not bother saying you will address this with your staff. Based on recent reviews, either the staff or management have no interest to fix the problem or a clue how to run a restaurant. Truly disappointed.

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vipOverbooked
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Ordered appetizers that didn’t arrive for 45 minutes, server did not take drink or refill drinks regularly. Dinners didn’t come out until we had been there for over an hour and a half. And when it did come out, it wasn’t hot. Rice was cold, and the only thing that was warm was the protein and what was touching the protein. Manager came over and we let her know the issue. Nothing comped, and it didn’t seem to hurry things along either. NEVER going back. There are better places to eat in Atlanta.

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IanP
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Waitress was attentive but not overbearing.

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LeeG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We went to KG on 4/13 for our anniversary dinner. I had made a special request for either a flower or card on the table through the reservation, but that didn't materialize. So I had some issues with the service overall and generally I'm not tough on reviews. I asked our server about changing the channel on the outside TV (right in front of us) as we got the pleasure of enjoying a legal ad about talcum powder all evening while waiting for our food (about an hour). Really? Nothing happened about either when I asked about changing it or the table decoration not even an explanation. Probably busy but still Not appreciated.

The service side could have been better. The food was good but I would not recommend ordering beef. Had a ribeye with sushi, and the sushi was very good. Due to the occassion I hoped for more. I think to be fair most restaurants are struggling with staffing right now and probably will be until September 2021 thanks to some in Congress.

It was nice to sit outside but was not a romantic place. About all I can say.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service3ambience3

The salads came out significantly after the hot food so half the people were done before half of us started eating. I asked for dressing on side but it was tossed in the salad. Salad was supposed to be chopped but it wasn’t. The bacon was a big blob of fat and not really cooked. The server disappeared for long periods of time. She never came by and offered to refill our coffee. I won’t be back.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded 4 days ago

Anonymous, I am very sorry to see your review. That is definitely not the standard that we hold ourselves to. I will pass this along to both our kitchen and service managers to help ensure that it doesn't happen again. I know you said you do not want to return, but I hope you will give us another chance in the future. Thank you. - Lily N., Assistant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was so sweet and everyone was so energetic and happy

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded 4 days ago

Anonymous, Thank you so much for the 5-star review! I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit with us. I wish I knew who the server was, so I could show them your review. I hope you will visit us again soon! - Lily N., Assistant Manager

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PamelaB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The food has really declined since its original launch. It was expensive and disappointing ,

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded 5 days ago

Pamela, I am so sorry to see this. I will pass this along to our executive chef to see how we could improve. May you please respond to this what was disappointing about it, so that we have a chance to grow? Thank you so much for your feedback, and I hope you will give us a second chance in the future. - Lily N., Assistant Manager

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ZachM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Waitress was not attentive to table and there was a wait time of nearly 7-8 minutes of her just chatting it up with another table. Ordered an appetizer as well as it arrived when the main courses arrived which was not acceptable and I even said something about it. I wanted to send the appetizer back, but also wanted my family to have a good time. I was very disappointed in the overall experience.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded 5 days ago

Zach M., I am genuinely very sorry to hear about this. I will definitely bring this to the attention of our serving and kitchen staff and work for a more detailed service all around, as this is not the standard that we hold ourselves to. I hope you will visit us again in the future for a better experience. - Lily N., Assistant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience & service

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Decent food. Meat was way too salty. Sushi was pretty good

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on April 11, 2021

Anonymous, Thank you for leaving us a review! I will be sure to pass your comments along to our executive chef. May I ask how our service could be improved? - Lily N., Assistant Manager

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vipchicagofan
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kona Grill does everything right. Great food, great service, DJ on the weekend and fun drinks. Very happy with our server Stephanie, she did a great job.

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CharlieB
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Didn't realize they pump up the music level after 6pm on Friday. Got a little loud to be carrying on a conversation but we are somewhat regulars just never noticed the music to be that loud. We asked server about it and he said yes they turn it up after 6pm on Fridays or maybe weekends?

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded 6 days ago

Charlie, Thank you so much for the feedback! We try to build fun vibes through our live DJ on Friday and Saturday nights. We want to have a party vibe, but we also want everyone to be comfortable and have a good time, so we will be sure to work harder on our ambiance. How could our service be improved as well? - Lily N., Assistant Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Met a friend for dinner. My husband and I have always been fans of Kona Grill. This is the first time we were disappointed across-the-board. The table was tacky/sticky… It was super disgusting. We ordered an appetizer of calamari… It tasted like fried flour with minimal calamari meat. We ordered sliders and potstickers to share. The sliders were well done when we asked for medium rare, and the potstickers were burnt. They turned the potstickers over so we wouldn’t see the burnt side. I ordered a cosmopolitan to start off with, that was delicious! I ordered wine to have with dinner, and I got a dirty glass. I honestly don’t think we will go back. Now I know why they were offering 1000 points to dine in there.... it was terrible. So disappointed. 🙁

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on April 11, 2021

Anonymous, I am sincerely very sorry about your visit. The extra sanitizing with peroxide chemicals has eaten away at the table varnish, leaving it tacky. We are looking into getting the tables re-varnished in the future. I will work on more solid menu training with the staff, because our sliders are always served medium well to well done - never below that. (1/2)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, and energy were all outstanding! Love this spot

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on April 10, 2021

Anonymous, Thank you so much for your kind review! I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit with us; I hope you will visit us again soon! - Lily N., Assistant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Everything was good except food was very delayed took them almost 50 min to get it to our table

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on April 10, 2021

Anonymous, Thank you so much for leaving us a review! I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit with us; however, I am very sorry that you had a long wait for your food. We are working diligently to correct this issue from happening, so I hope you will consider visiting us in the future. Thank you again. - Lily N., Assistant Manager

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vipPorscheSA
Atlanta
104 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant has an interesting menu and really good food. Particularly enjoyed the chicken and pork lettuce wraps and sushi rolls.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on April 10, 2021

Porsche, Thank you so much for your kind review! I am so glad that you enjoyed your lettuce wraps and sushi rolls; I hope you will return to visit us again soon! - Lily N., Assistant Manager

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vipLesismore
Atlanta
225 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love KG. Always good, and consistent. Ellie (sp?) was very pleasant and attentive.

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AndreaJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

The server was not knowledgeable about anything on the menu. It took him 20mins to initially take our drink orders. When it was time to order, after the waiter going back and forth asking questions about the menu, the restaurant ran out of most items on the menu: Salmon, burgers, and anything lobster based. That was almost everything on the menu!

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on April 7, 2021

Thank you for the review! This was very helpful and detailed. I will be getting with management and working on these issues you brought up!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Just ate there today and it was the worst service we’ve ever had there. The waitress seemed new and not well trained at all. After an hour/Two out of four of our dinners were served while we waited about 10 minutes for the other two to finally arrive. Basic questions about the market fresh fish- as to how prepared and what it was served with was only answered with it being grilled. We were first told we thought it was grouper, but after pressing for an accurate answer was told it was mahi mahi. Lastly, after waiting for the two fish dinners to arrive... they weren’t warm! Hope management trains staff better. Not worth the money otherwise.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on April 5, 2021

Anonymous, Thank you so much for your feedback. I am so sorry that this happened. We will definitely work on communication with our servers regarding the market fish. I would really like to have you back in for a better experience; please reach out to us or respond to this comment. Thank you again. - Lily N., Assistant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The very first thing our server announced to our table was they were out of the lobster & crab potstickers that were part of the Easter Menu. He never mentioned anything about the Mimosa specials. I ordered the Market Fresh "Grouper" that was quoted $26 and later retracted stating $30, but the Mac n' cheese side item listed on the "special" menu wasn't allowed. ??? It got worse from there. I've never been so embarrassed, as I was the one who made this reservation for my family and friends! Prices were jacked up due to the holiday, which I understand, but the quality of the food and service was sub-par! So disappointed in our experience @KonaGrille.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on April 7, 2021

I am very sorry about this. Can you contact me at the restaurant?

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vipChuckK
Atlanta
48 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our family including granddaughter are semi regulars and we always have a wonderful experience. Our server remembered us and made excellent suggestions. The food was outstanding as always. We would highly recommend Kona to anyone.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on April 7, 2021

Thank you very much for the review! Come back again soon!

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vipHegfan
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was wonderful!

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vipKimA
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Had a great table outside and that’s where the good part stopped. We ordered an appetizer and after 20 min was told they were out . We ordered another appetizer which took another 20 min. We then ordered the chopped salad with chicken which was horrible! Our waiter was sarcastic and non caring. We were very disappointed in our experience.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on April 7, 2021

I am very sorry about the poor service. Do you remember the servers name?

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience dining here! Everyone was very friendly, starting with the hostess. We got seated promptly and our waiter Alex was friendly and helped us navigate the menu, giving us some excellent recommendations. We sampled many items off their happy hour menu and everything was incredible. Mask wearing was enforced which we appreciated. We’ll be sure to visit soon!

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on April 3, 2021

Thanks for those very kind words, We are really glad you enjoyed your visit and we forward to seeing you again very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a good time at Kona Grill. Service is always great!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We enjoyed our drinks and appetizer. Our appetizer order was not put in on time and our entrees came out cold. The manager tried to make it up to us by comping the appetizer from our bill.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on April 3, 2021

Thank you for your review, we are sad to hear you dealt with such unprofessional behavior. We would love to hear more and invite you back, please give us a call at 470.226.1540

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seniorfoodie
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! We were seated quickly and all food items were delivered in a timely fashion with no rushing! Wait staff checked on our needs without hovering! Food was delicious with a very varied menu!

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on April 3, 2021

Thanks for the 5 star review, We are glad you had a great time here. We look forward to seeing you here again soon and giving you another great experience.

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BillG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Most of meal was great. Lemon penne had wayyyy to much red pepper but grouper was good. We had a first day on the job waitress who did an excellent job so we tipped big.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on April 3, 2021

We are glad you had a great time here and will take your feedback to make our food better. We look forward to seeing you here again soon and giving you another great experience.

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vipSophiablossom
Kiel & SH
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food

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VensonJ
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service is not good for the 3rd time. May have to back away

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vipHazeleyes
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ribeye meal was amazing and cooked to perfection. I normally use steak sauce, but the flavor of the steak was so good that I did not use it. Met the chef while dining and he was super nice.

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Richard
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience1

OK... I was the responsible for choosing a Saturday night for my first visit. My table wasn't visited by the wait staff for ~30 minutes... her first night and not her fault the kitchen was rather slow. So Serena received a generous tip along with my best wishes for her new job. Will never ever return there on a Saturday night... maybe a Wednesday or Thursday and hopefully receive more normal service rather than apologies for the incredibly slow service on the 27th.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on April 3, 2021

Thank you for your review, we are sad to hear you dealt with such unprofessional behavior. We would love to hear more and invite you back, please give us a call at 470.226.1540

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Atlmom
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn’t seen our friends in over 5 years! They came to Alpharetta, we had an amazing night at Kona. Each table was enclosed with plexiglass so we were separated from the parties on either side of us. Felt safe. This was our first time back to Kona since Covid. Food was delicious! Patio Bubbles cocktail with mango vodka was so refreshing! Serena was our server and she did a great job. Our friends were impressed and we enjoyed being back to Kona!

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on March 28, 2021

Atlmom, Thank you so much for the kind words! I will definitely show your server this, as it was her first night on the floor! I hope we will see you back with your friends again soon! - Lily N., Assistant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed it. Bar was slow. Food was great.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on April 3, 2021

Thank you for your review, we were excited to have you join us.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Have not been to Kona Grille in a while and it was very busy. Food was great but very loud.

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ElizabethS
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

We were there 40 mins before we saw the server, our drinks took forever to be delivered, along w our appetizer. Sadly I won’t be back

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on April 3, 2021

Thank you for your review. I am sad to hear your experience was so poor and would love to discuss more. Please give us a call at 470.226.1540

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good but the hostesses were overwhelmed.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on April 7, 2021

Thank you very much for the review! We will be putting more focus on the host stand.

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MeganG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was amazing! They were fairly busy but we didn’t wait long for anything. We will definitely be back!

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on April 3, 2021

Thank you for your review, we were excited to have you join us.

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BaronR
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent!!! And we appreciated the military discount!

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on March 27, 2021

Baron, I am so happy to see this! Thank you so much; I hope you will visit us again soon! - Lily N., Assistant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

El lugar esta bien pero esperaba algo mejor, la mesera que nos toco creo que estaba empezando a tabajar asi que no tenia mucha experencia

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on March 27, 2021

Anonymous, I am very sorry for your experience. Thank you for your comments. We will do better. - Lily N., Assistant Manager

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FAQs

Kona Grill - Alpharetta does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Kona Grill - Alpharetta also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (470) 226-1540.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta is rated 4.2 stars by 1233 OpenTable diners.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://konagrill.cashstar.com/store/recipient?locale=en-us.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.