Kona Grill - Alpharetta

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join Kona Grill On Thanksgiving For Kona Inspired Turkey Special, Traditional Turkey Dinner & Macadamia Nut Pie. Children’s Menu Also Available, Along With Full Kona Grill Menu.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

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.

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.

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.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 768 People Are Saying
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3.9
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4.2
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
2 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
86 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!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Horrible service and waiting over 75 min for basic sushi and hot tea
Server even forgot the basic salad we ordered
Won’t return

PM
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Restaurant was very busy and seemed understaffed for the large crowd. Servers were trying but it took a long time to get things

CK
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We enjoyed a great meal with exceptional service after seeing a movie.

D
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Great food and cocktails. Service lacking because of large tables/parties. Smaller tables not serviced appropriately

KL
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Decent for the price not high end laid back for a quick meal

M
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

There was a confusion. We had a reservation. The restaurant had many empty tables. The hostess asked if we wanted the specials. Of course we said yes. Apparently there was different seating for the regular menu and the specials. It didn't make sense and it was confusing.

NS
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Birthday celebration and for the first time a restaurant did not provide a complimentary dessert for my guest celebrating her birthday.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kidnto college

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Waiter forgot two different drink orders. Ended up canceling them.

J
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We typically love Kona grill but they were way off of their game this time. We sat down and waited ten minutes before anyone came to our table. The red snapper was dry. Asked for extra sauce but the waiter never brought it. The rice was in a big clump and the green beans was over cooked. The bill was reduced for the issues.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience2

If you are looking for poor service, slow service, accompanied by poor management then this is the place for you. I am amazed at how many empty tables there were. And still the overall experience was horrible.
Stay away from this poorly run chain restaurant.

TS
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Impatient waitress, infrequent check in with us

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Horrible service ... very nice but inexperienced waitress ... took over an hour to get a bowl of soup

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was terrible. Our waitress seemed to have forgotten to submit our order. 45 minutes later we were told every five minutes (20 minutes total) that our sushi was coming. My sandwich sat under the heater for so long it wasn’t even warm when finally brought to me.

The manager came over and didn’t even apologize for the wait or offer giving a discount. Just repeated our food was coming.

TD
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was really good. Enjoyed the evenings.

S
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Had to ask where our drink order was after 15 minutes. Our server was so soft spoken we had to continually ask her to speak up. No toilet paper in the women’s restroom, but there were 5 empty rolls laying there. Walked by the kitchen on the way out and trash was piled up within view and all over the floor. Saw at least 4 workers step over a napkin laying in the middle of the floor and not pick it up.

Wife ordered grilled chicken skewers that were burnt. I ordered sea bass entree (most expensive fish on the menu), the fish looked processed and tasted like imitation crab meat. It was not a fillet but was stringy like imitation crab. You could actually see 4 distinct lines in the fish where it had been pressed together. Didn’t bother asking to speak to a manager as it was evident from the experience that if there was a manager present they were not properly trained from the way the place was being run. Best option if you are thinking about this place is to go somewhere else. Which is what we shared with someone as they were on their way in contemplating whether to wait 45 minutes for a table at 9:30 pm.

DT
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I met up with a coworker for dinner. I arrived during happy hour and was advised by the hostess that there was an hour wait for a table. I went on Open Table and reserved a table and was seated within 5 minutes of arriving. This was less than 10 minutes after I was told that there was an hour wait. Either the hostess do not know what is available for seating or they just didn't want to give me a seat.

The food was great. I have been to Kona Grill in other locations and this location was the same as others.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was awful