Kona Grill - Alpharetta

3.9
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868 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

What 868 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
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3.8
service
4.1
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KN
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our first time to Kona Grill was a Saturday night and we enjoy the late night Happy Hour items. Busy and bustling but overall a very nice time out with my wife.

OT
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

OMG!!! Went for the Valentine's special...what a disaster! I'm convinced that you should Never go to this restaurant during the busy Friday or Saturday nights as every time we go, it's obvious that the kitchen can't handle all the orders, the wait staff can't handle all the tables, so you wait almost one hour for your food & they bring you appetizers, entree & drinks all at the same time & the food is cold & under cooked.
The Valentine dinner was a joke! $90 for miniature portions that were presented to one diner with no extra plates, so I guess I was supposed to pay, but not eat. There was no where near enough food for 2 people & the steak was tough, over cooked, cold & the scallops/fish were under cooked & the mashed potatoes in a bowl tasted like instant. The only good part was that we had a super nice waitress that truly went out of her way to make things right. I made sure to let the manager know that she was awesome, but the meal not so much...Glad we paid with gift cards. We've been so patient with this restaurant since it opened, because it's always hit or miss...they really need to get their act together or this location will close as well.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great servers, great service

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing bad to say about it at all it was a great meal and service i’ll be coming back

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customer service was amazing food was even better

H
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Valentines Day

P
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience5

This was our second visit here and it was for Valentine's/Birthday celebration. The food is mediocre and the ambiance is nice. Our waitress on the other hand had the worst attitude. She didn't acknowledge the celebration at all. I really would have enjoyed it better but her lack of customer service just stuck! I probably will give this place another try in hopes she will no longer be employed there in next couple of months.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Valentine’s Day. So it was super busy. My order was wrong x 3. They eventually got it right but it too foooorrrrrrever.

p
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent venue great food lovely ambience , only blip was despite booking a month in advance and arriving on time our table was delayed which was understandable on a busy night but what was disappointing was that a friend of one of the staff walked in and was given our table . We were made aware on arrival this was our table as it was being cleaned .
We didn’t let it ruin the night and we eventually got seated 20 minutes late.

JB
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s day

J
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was delicious.

DA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience celebrating Valentine's Day early. We did HH at the bar first and then had a great dinner with many courses. The hostess Arianna was a gem, super sweet, accommodating and was just all around great. The server Bryce, was also excellent. He made some great suggestions and was always around when we needed him, but it was rare because he was always on top of everything.

CG
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to Kona Grill, this time I brought my family. The food and service were great! Some of our favorites were the potstickers and butter crunch cake. My husband ordered the tuna tower and was a little underwhelmed with the size of the dish considering the price, but it was a great experience otherwise.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you very much for this positive review! I am glad you brought your family and had a great experience! Come back again soon!

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Horrible experience. Made the same mistake 2x, served a drenched salad in dressing with completely raw fish.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on February 7, 2020

I apologize about this. My manager was telling me about this after you left. I followed up with the Executive Chef right away about proper training and execution!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful hidden gym in Alpharetta. I traveled 45 mins to try their amazing selection of food items. Also i was in shock to find out happy hour was just as good with $3-9 drinks and food items.

I will def recommend eating here

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you for the review and the 5 stars!

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MF
Atlanta
85 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was outstanding but the noise was so loud me and my husband were yelling at each other. We shared the California roll and shrimp tempura roll with an order of sliders. My son was lucky as the sliders were so big we brought one home.

Definitely would add this to our after movie place to go. Also happy hour starts up at 9 pm!!!!

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you for the review! Cant wait to have you back again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Honestly, I think our bad experience could be boiled down to horrific service. Our waiter did a horrific job. He king on us, and we waited almost an hour for food after our appetizers came and our waiter NEVER checked on us. Ended up having to talk to a manager, who comped part of our bill.

K
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

We should have known better. Unless you are getting a sushi app it’s just bad food. Service was good though.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a great time for my daughters 17TH. The staff was extremely nice and responsive.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you for the 5 stars and the comment!

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very consistent service and food quality. Poke bowl was excellent.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for the 5 stars and the review! I hope to see you come back again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on January 26, 2020

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 on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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

W
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
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.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on January 29, 2020

I apologize for your experience at Kona Grill. If you can call me back at 470-226-1540 I would like to get some more feedback to help enhance our service. Michael Ribaudo - GM

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JF
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
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

OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Went for my daughters 21st birthday. Server not very friendly, barely checked on us, everything took forever so by the time she asked if we wanted dessert, we just wanted to get out of there. Pretty disappointing. Food was alright.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on January 31, 2020

I apologize about the slow service last Saturday. If you can call me at the restaurant I would like to know more about what happened. 470-226-1540 Michael Ribuado - GM

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AS
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

TE
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

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

OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
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.

RK
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Food was extremely salty. But our waiter was great so we left him a 20% tip.

SC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
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 on January 26, 2020

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

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K
Atlanta
74 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris was a great waiter and the food was delicious!

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on January 25, 2020

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

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JK
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
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 on January 24, 2020

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 on January 22, 2020

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
15 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 on January 22, 2020

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
3 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 on January 22, 2020

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.