Kona Grill - Alpharetta

3.9
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
786 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Regular Hours of Operation Deck The Halls With Surf & Turf Specials At Kona Grill; Featuring Steak, Sushi & Kona Signature Sweets. Children’s Menu Also Available, Along With Full Kona Grill Menu. Happy Hour is not Available for Holidays.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Regular Hours of Operation Deck The Halls With Surf & Turf Specials At Kona Grill; Featuring Steak, Sushi & Kona Signature Sweets. Children’s Menu Also Available, Along With Full Kona Grill Menu. Happy Hour is not Available for Holidays.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Open Until 1am (Kitchen Closes at Midnight) Countdown to 2020 With New Year’s Eve Dinner & Drink Specials. Children’s Menu Also Available, Along With Full Kona Grill Menu. Happy Hour is not Available for Holidays.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 786 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.9based on recent ratings
4.0
food
3.7
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
78% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
TL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We were told drinks were not available several times and then told we must have been given the wrong menu. Then told the wine we ordered was not available, offered a sample of another wine and then told our original wine was available. Steak was not good. Everyone enjoyed the desserts.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

No one to greet us at the door, restaurant not busy. We had an early brunch reservation on a Sunday. Stood around for several minutes until a waiter meander over. We were seated but we were waiting for more of our party to arrive. The service started out good but then became nonexistent. Had the flag down the waiter for everything after our initial drink order, including when the other 2 members of our party arrived. Didn’t get food items we ordered, water or additional drinks. Even had to get the hostess involved to get our check. No manager to be found. Food mediocre, service amateur. Will avoid in the future.

DL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our service was awesome apps and drinks and above all else the happy hour was amazing. Our entrees weren’t that great (not flavorful) but we would definitely go back and get a different dish. Our waitress was super caring and understanding and helped me surprise my husband with a dessert for our 2 year anniversary.

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Waiter was distant
Food was poor
Options were odd

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a date night! We’ll try to go during the happy hour on our next visit tho.

JW
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food was great as usual. Hate that they ran out of the Thanksgiving dishes that we were there for, but our usual dishes were great.

C
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Thought Kona Grill would be less busy on Thanksgiving. Had a 5pm reservation. Restaurant was not full, and we were seated right beside the kitchen. At 5pm they were already out of their dinner special and the sea bass. Settled for salmon. Miso soup came out before our apps, and was cold. Apps and entrees came out at the same time. Watched a lot of food sitting in the expo window not being run out for a long time. It was a mistake going on thanksgiving I think.

C
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience4

We had a reservation for (5) on Thanksgiving Day. I was reticent to go here on a special holiday, but was assured that they had (2) Turkey related dishes in addition to their normal fusion based menu. When it came time to order, we were informed that they had RUN OUT OF TURKEY! How do you run out of Turkey at 3:30pm on Thanksgiving day?! We ordered from the regular menu and the soups arrived TEPID at best. We sent them back and asked to have them removed from our bill. Next up was my grandson's meal. The fries were at most 3/4 cooked and he wouldn't eat them. The server kindly took them back and brought out a completely different mean. Once the bill came, we had to FIGHT with the manager to have the soups removed, as well as my grandsons' first meal. To top it all off, a small piece of something hard in the meal broke off and has attached itself to a tooth. I am going to a dentist later today to have it removed. Given all that happened, we will not return. I don't think they want our business anyway. Besides there are too many good options in the Avalon area.

RG
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was very good, excellent service, only issue web site when made res quoted $20 for Thankgsgiving dinners but charged $24 x2 and $26, sent email to Kona Grill

SS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience here. Friendly wait staff, delicious food & drinks, nice atmosphere. Our new favorite “go to place.”

s
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We have always loved Kona but the last few times we have been there the service has been terrible. It took 15 minutes for someone to come to our table for our drink order, and another 15 minutes to get our drinks. over 30 minutes to get our sushi. I ordered french fries in the meantime and they were cold. I hope it gets better because we love the sushi and the vibe at the avalon.

L
Atlanta
171 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I like Kona Grill. But I liked it better when they had happy hour until seven and had a few things on the food list that I actually wanted to eat. Now it's just any old restuarant with a so so menu. I will still go, but not as often.

AL
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Kona! My husband and I have a date night there everytime we are in town.

MK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated on time for our reservation even with Avalon being so busy with the Christmas tree lighting. Our server was great! Will be back again.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat right away, food was quick even on a busy night.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Terrible service. They forgot our salad and had to ask for it. The food server spilled sauce on my son’s shoulder. So we had to ask for a comp dessert to which we got the triple brownie with ice cream and it came out as 3 plains brownies and ice cream and no chocolate ganache or vanilla Caramel syrup that the menu said it came with. When I asked the waitress about it she said they don’t have any of those things. We went to split the bill on Two credit Cards and the waitress came back with everything on one credit card. It was just one thing after another.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Very long wait for food. Kids bento boxes were good but test was mediocre

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Real bad service

A
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The food was great, the service was subpar. Our table was essentially ignored for a better part of the night. We had to request straws 3 different times from three different people. It took close to an hour after placing an appetizer order for our entree orders to be taken. A friend with me never received food he ordered but the server Emily attempted to charge him for it.

R
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was just “ok”. Service was terrible. Took a long time to get an order for drinks, and on our second round, we had to go to the bar ourselves as our server disappeared for a very long time. Not sure if we will go back. Too many other better options.

JR
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

First order of Miso soup cake out cold. Second try was barely warm and sent back again and cancelled. Sushi was somewhat tasty had the rice not been undercooked and hard and crunchy. Didn’t feel like sending this back too. Also. Waiter barely checked in on us leaving waters empty for long periods of time.

OT
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been to this Kona Grill location many times & sometimes it's hit or miss with both food & service, but honestly this was one of the best experience we have had in a long time.
Our server Justice was just the nicest young man...with an awesome personality & really went out of his way to make sure my husband's birthday celebration was the best it could be.
The food was outstanding. My husband's steak was cooked perfectly & could rival any of the Buckhead steakhouses which would charge close to double what Kona did. My Thai fish with curry sauce was delicious & also perfectly cooked.
The warmed birthday cake & ice cream was literally the icing on the cake of a perfect meal.
Raven, the manager was also super nice & made sure that we were satisfied customers.
If you've had a good or even bad experience in the past with this Kona Grill location, please give it another try. I think that management is aware of previous problems & is really trying to make thing better by hiring outstanding employees & serving food that both tastes good & looks beautiful.

A
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Terrible experience. 1.5 hours for a miso soup & 2 basic sushi rolls.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was happy hour all day and we were so happy with the menu. Our server Dylan was quick and very accommodating. Love this relaxing Sunday lunch fireside!

BE
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was slow and inattentive. The server brought us our drink order and asked us for our drink order. Clearly untrained. The food was not good. My wife and I ordered the same thing. He order was so spicy she could not eat it, mine was bland.

We will not return.

JD
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for the great service and cool atmosphere- the gang from out of town really liked it

OT
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The waiter was very good, but the sea bass was gummy and the rice came out sticky and cold. I asked for hot rice and the waiter very politely brought a new plate, but the sea bass was disappointing.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good dinner experience.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and great time

D
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I had a lovely meal that was served by a delightful young man named Justice.

LB
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall it was good but here are a few improvements.
- the Hapoy margarita was horrible, had no flavor tasted like flat lime water.
- close the doors to the inside when it’s 95 degrees out. It was very very hot and stuffy inside. If I wanted that, I would have sat outside.
- let people know who are looking for a table that happy hour seating is on a different wait list than the regular seating.

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Honestly I was irritated from the get go.Get seated,wait ten minutes just to get a glass of water.Our appetizer was burnt,my sushi was great,my boyfriends jumbalaya was not cooked all the way,he was sick from it all day today.And the part that topped it all off is she put the check book in front of me,when my boyfriend grabbed it to pay for it she handed it back to me to sign.Rudest ever.I was so irritated the entire time.

JA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

flies around food station
waited so long for my soup it was tepid
sushi was cut thicker than an inch and wrapped so loosely the pieces fell apart when tried to lift with chop sticks could NOT HAVE eaten in one bite if they held
Bad experience not happy at all

GS
Cincinnati
89 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt was excellent at service. Perfect timing on drink refills, he knows the menu and very attentive but not overly present to allow our associates to talk. Great food, as always. Thanks!

BJ
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is very nice. Surprised it wasn't very full today. But everything in restaurant was top knotch.

V
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good, loved the ambiance and the service. Highly recommend for business or private events

ST
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The food was very dry and over cooked it Cleary sat under the warming lights for at least 20 minutes plus. The rice was even crispy. The waitress did an excellent job and apologized for how hot the plates were. Which is code for, left under warming lights for to long.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience5

I've been here a few times, and I always have issues with servers. They come and welcome you and disappear for 40 min. Thia time around I went late to think it would be better NOPE....service is terrible!

AT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was horrible. Waiter talked our birthday girl out of a Poke bowl saying it would take 45 minutes. It still took over 45 minutes for 2 filets, pasta & jambalaya. Of course we saw our food sitting and waiting under the food likghts for a good 15 minutes before our waiter showed up to get it. I finally had to ask someone else to get our check and pay. Our waiter did show back up to tell us how to look at the bottom of the check to calculate his tip.

JS
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Had a great dinner and always feel this a good spot for a good bite!