Kona Grill - Alpharetta

4.1
1725 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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Sun 12:00AM - 12:00AM 9:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:45PM 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 8:00PM - 11:45PM
Sat 12:00AM - 12:00AM 9:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:45PM 8:00PM - 11:45PM

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and Food. My friends and I had a great time at this restaurant and our server was so hospitable and kind. Will definitely be visiting this restaurant again.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We made a reservation for 5 for my sons bday and were asked to squeeze into a table for 4 or wait another 45 min to an hour as they did not have any tables What’s the point of a reservation if you can’t hold tables ?

Then the server mistakenly spilt water all over our table and my sons food which was fine , things happen and we did not make a big deal but no manager came up to offer to bring us another plate or anything.

I get better service at a chili’s than this. I will not visit again for special occasions.

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EvansR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was too expensive. Wine was WAY WAY too expensive. $50 for a bottle of Kim Crawford that is available for $15 at wine stores.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Amazing food. But slow! I’m not blaming the server, it may have been a kitchen problem. Or maybe it was slow service 🤷🏼‍♀️ Food and drinks are always slow to be delivered. But good ambience and great food.

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viprkb1970
Atlanta
68 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Food was delicious and the service was great. Definitely recommend.

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WillyS
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall, considering junior staff addition, very good evening.
Music type OK volume way to loud. seems like we gained 3dB very hour!

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vipScott
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Don’t believe the reservation times. We were 42 min later sitting then reserved.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Filet was over cooked and my husband was finished eating before they even brought another from kitchen. I declined and server removed from bill.

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AlyxZ
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience2

food is very over priced for what it is and service was mediocre

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food is so bad. We ordered lettuce wraps and lettuce is not washed properly so much of dust and he asked server to replace them and they bought almost same. My sister did like the cilantro lime chicken where chicken is so rubbery and tumeric almond rice doesn’t have any taste and after mentioning the bad plate they still charged us. Pathetic service. One of the waiter was dropping off plates on table. I haven’t seen this kind of service any moderated restaurants. Very disappointed.

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RoseL
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Although it was my husband’s birthday and the server did wish him a Happy birthday, the restaurant doesn’t provide any ‘extras’ for a special occasion. All in all our service was great and the food was outstanding. My husband ordered sushi and since I don’t eat sushi, I have no idea what he was eating. He also ordered the calamari and he said it was good. I ordered the Brussel sprouts and they were pretty good. I don’t like to compare, but Up On The Roof had the absolute Best ones. I had the chicken satay. It’s my go to and it was great as usual. The service was a little slower than usual, but given the current circumstances, we were still pleased. I’m thankful the restaurant is open and people are working and doing the absolute best they can.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on January 10, 2022

Dear Rose, Thanks for choosing us for your husband's birthday I'm glad you enjoyed the meal. Thanks for the 5 stars review and the positive feedback. Happy Birthday to your husband again! See ya soon!

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vipRobertS
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good. Service was great.

Thanks

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thanks for the 4 stars and positive review!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Destiny was our server and she was amazing! We will go back because of her great service! She went above and beyond!

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thanks for the 5 stars review!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Slow service, food was okay albeit not worth the price

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vipGregN
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall3food5service3ambience3

These guys are suffering from being understaffed. We had a 7:00 reservation and after 15 minutes of waiting were offered a tiny high top suitable for three. After getting a better table, it was a very long wait to put in our drink order. I actually feel sorry for the staff and the business, but when paying $200+ for a meal, I have to call it like it is. Our server was wonderful, she was just overstretched. We’ve decided to hold off on such meals until the surge is over and these places can staff up.
The food itself was fantastic!

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on January 6, 2022

Dear Greg It’s important to us that you are more than satisfied with your dining experience and we are sorry to hear that it wasn’t the case. We are enthusiastic about honoring special requests and pride ourselves on our attention to detail that we’re usually acclaimed for. We hope that you would give us another opportunity to make it right and, if you do, please reach out at – so that we can detail your future reservations for the true Kona experience you deserve!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

For I’d was disappointing

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viprkb1970
Atlanta
69 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Another great meal at Kona! Food was delicious. Service was friendly but S-L-O-W. Not sure if it is part of the whole labor shortage but it took forever to get our food. Not too bad, though. Definitely worth it.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on January 6, 2022

We understand your disappointment with us and we appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention, which has been shared with the team. We agree that your unusual experience did not match our exceptional standards and it is important to us that our guests receive the true STK/Kona experience that we are known for. We will be reaching out via private message to follow up on your experience.

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JeffL
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was a DJ playing and the music was way too loud inside.
The manager was kind enough to find us a table outside which was wonderful. We were able to hear each other and it was a beautiful evening (75 in January??)!
Tori our server was excellent and the food was good. Portions were rather small.
Kona Grill is a staple on my list, so glad they were flexible with our needs.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Time

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on January 6, 2022

Hello, thank you so much for your great rating of Kona Grill! Your review is very important to us, as our goal is to deliver an outstanding experience. Best wishes!

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TinaW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was ok, only my plate of food arrived on the table and that of my husband and my son 10 minutes later. We went to eat New Years dinner together, not apart. happy mew year.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on January 6, 2022

Hello, thank you so much for your great rating of Kona Grill! Your review is very important to us, as our goal is to deliver an outstanding experience. Best wishes!

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MakenaJ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great people, and wonderful vibes ! Will be back

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on January 6, 2022

We are happy to hear that we made your night special! We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and it is exciting to hear that you received the true Kona experience we are proudly celebrated for. Thank you for joining us and we are looking forward to seeing you again, soon!

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localeater
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! It was a little pricey but the ambience and service was amazing!

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on January 6, 2022

We are happy to hear that we made your night special! We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and it is exciting to hear that you received the true Kona experience we are proudly celebrated for. Thank you for joining us and we are looking forward to seeing you again, soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The service was horrendous. The waitress was aloof and did not provide us plates or water refills. The restaurant is showing it’s age and is dimly lit. The music was also obnoxiously loud. I would not recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on January 6, 2022

We appreciate you taking the time to provide us your feedback and we sincerely apologize that your dining experience did not match our exceptional standards. It’s very important our guests feel that a Kona Grill experience is well worth the value and we clearly missed the mark. Please expect a private message from the management team and we hope that you would give us another opportunity to make it right.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall1food5service2ambience4

It was fine, but our order was messed up when the meal arrived at the table and when we told the waiter he put in a new order and took away the messed up one. We sat there for 30 more minutes upon the 30 it took to receive the food with nothing complimentary for the wait time. Really disappointing.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on January 6, 2022

Thank you for your review. We are sad to hear of your experience with us and we would love to make it up to you. Please give us a call at the store so that we can invite you back out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Party of 10. Large bill. Ok good. Terrible service. Like worst service I have had in a decade.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on January 6, 2022

We understand your disappointment with us and we appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention, which has been shared with the team. We agree that your unusual experience did not match our exceptional standards and it is important to us that our guests receive the true STK/Kona experience that we are known for. We will be reaching out via private message to follow up on your experience.

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Higgy4
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I always think Kona is a solid choice for menu variety. We stopped in for a quick lunch after some shopping. Overall, it felt like the restaurant could use a deep clean. They must have had a terrible oil spill or something on the floor because it was unbelievably slippery with caution signs everywhere. Our table was sticky. The restroom had not been checked in forever and one stall was unusable. Service was ok, she was moving but probably had too many tables that I would blame on staffing issues. I ordered another beverage before my entree arrived and it came after I had almost finished my meal. We had potstickers (always good, but $17 kills me for this appetizer), coconut shrimp rolls (barely any shrimp), and the Kona chicken bowl (always a good choice). Delivered the check before asking if we wanted dessert (pet peeve).

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on January 6, 2022

Thank you for your review. We are sad to hear of your experience with us and we would love to make it up to you. Please give us a call at the store so that we can invite you back out.

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vipCherieH
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Destiny was a excellent server and we greatly enjoyed our lunch!

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on January 6, 2022

We are happy to hear that we made your night special! We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and it is exciting to hear that you received the true Kona experience we are proudly celebrated for. Thank you for joining us and we are looking forward to seeing you again, soon!

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StephenN
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

When you have a reservation for a certain time, you can understand a short wait but 30 minutes is too long. The entire time we waited the table we ultimately sat at was open. We checked with the host/hostess and they kept saying just a few minutes. We understand staffing shortages, but you must update your process for handling reservations if you are unable to staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We waited almost an hour for our food. The waitstaff was polite. They were obviously short staffed. Salad ordered was not as described on menu. Waited so long I didn’t want to send it back but barely at any of it. It just wasn’t an enjoyable experience.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on January 6, 2022

We understand your disappointment with us and we appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention, which has been shared with the team. We agree that your unusual experience did not match our exceptional standards and it is important to us that our guests receive the true STK/Kona experience that we are known for. We will be reaching out via private message to follow up on your experience. Best,

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JenW
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We have been to Kona Grill before and have had good experiences in the past. Last night was not a good experience. Between the overwhelmed host staff, shortage of (some) food items, long and dispersed wait for food (two people in our table of six rec'd their food 25 minutes before others), it made for a bad night out. Again, while we have been pleased in the past at this restaurant, I am not sure we would return after last night's overall poor experience.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on January 6, 2022

We understand your disappointment with us and we appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention, which has been shared with the team. We agree that your unusual experience did not match our exceptional standards and it is important to us that our guests receive the true STK/Kona experience that we are known for. We will be reaching out via private message to follow up on your experience. Best,

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The past few times the foods been hit or miss.

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vipJOJO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience3

I asked for a hot water with lemon. The waitress provided me with a tall glass, not a coffee cup. I'm not certain how I was suppose to drink this.

Food had a ton of salt and the rice was cold. Although on the menu the rice mentioned shrimp and pork fried rice, there were no pork.

Not the best experience and food. But I was hungry.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on January 6, 2022

Thank you for providing us your feedback. We are usually celebrated for our excellent guest experience and we're dismayed to hear that our expectations were not met. We take issues such as what you have highlighted with urgency and your feedback will be shared with the team. We hope you would give us an opportunity to make it right. We will be reaching out via private message to follow up on your experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Will be back!

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on December 26, 2021

Thank you

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vipDionneL
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great! Even though a unruly Karen was being awful to her. The DJ was perfect

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on December 26, 2021

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Overpriced for quality/quantity. Bathroom was filthy at lunch time. Server was great.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on December 26, 2021

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear you had a frustrating experience, but I really appreciate you bringing this issue to my attention. Please give me a call back at the restaurant and ask to speak with a manager so that we can get more information and a second chance to make this right.

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ShaeNikole
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a reservation at 7:30 pm and had to wait 30 mins past the time to be seated, which could have been worse given it was Christmas night. Food was good, not the best I've had but we enjoyed our dishes. Our server, Yoni- who was awesome and did his best to ensure our experience was enjoyable. Atmosphere was nice, not too crowded or loud and they had a DJ who played some great tunes. Overall, would definitely go back.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on December 26, 2021

Thank you for the review!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was cold and not as expected. Service was slow.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on December 26, 2021

We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. We're regretful to hear that your dining experience did not meet our standards. We're normally known for our exceptional attention to detail and we would like the opportunity to invite you back to make it right. We will be reaching out via private message to follow up on your experience.

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ColleenB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Reservation at 7 - did not get seated until 7:30. Out of calamari and several steaks. Very loud - wait staff had too many tables. Messed up my husband’s order - brought wrong meal.

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JayneG
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delish. Ordered a frozen margarita flight, but it came out with the food. Disappointing! Then drinks were served in plastic cups. Outside of that, the sliders appetizer was delicious and the NY Strip with fingerling potatoes was outstanding!

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on December 26, 2021

Thank you for the review!

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FoodGuru314
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Christmas Day was terrible. I understood the crowds but it was just not a good experience. Made reservations days in advance for 6:45 pm and wasn’t seated till 7:20. No water was served nothing not even a menu was given. Sat for 20 minutes before drinks were asked. Placed app orders in same time of drinks. Apps came 30 minutes later. Sushi was so greasy had been sitting on belt for so long. Mini burgers was sitting on belt for 25 minutes. Waitress was so over worked and booked. Tried her best to keep up but was falling behind because of large tables. We literally sat by the kitchen and can see how much food sat and sat for pick up for other tables to literally the cooking staff throwing away fries off prepared plates and putting hot ones on to go out. After 45 minutes of waiting on entrees waitress states one of the entrees was out. Had to wait another 25 minutes for entree then Brussels where completely soggy cold and tasteless. For $167 could of gone some where else for this. I believe front receptionist should not have taken people off the street without reservations. This is what I believed cause the chain effect from wait staff to the kitchen.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta
Responded on December 26, 2021

We sincerely apologize that there was a delay in offering you your table in a timely manner. Such mishaps can certainly put a damper on the evening and, although we make all guests a priority and more than value your patience, a wait should have not reached such an extreme time. Please expect a private message from the management team and we hope that you would give us another opportunity to make it right.

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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 4.1 stars by 1725 OpenTable diners.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.konagrill.com/more/gift-cards.

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.