Kona Grill - Baltimore

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1737 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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Welcome to Kona Grill Baltimore, at the Inner Harbor downtown, next door to the Baltimore Convention Center. Enjoy your local paradise after work, before an event, or after touring the harbor. Fresh, wild caught fish is brought in daily to craft award-winning sushi, while contemporary American entrees are prepared from scratch in-house. Happy hour on the beautiful, temperature controlled patio, which overlooked the Baltimore Grand Prix, 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 drink menu. The restaurant’s diverse menu and unique 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 1737 People Are Saying
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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Long wait for food. Others were seated long after us and received their food way before. We never complained, just noticed. At one point, our waiter finally seemed to realize this too and said he’d rush them. Rush them he did, my cauliflower hash that I was told I can’t switch out was not hash, just florets. My salmon was raw, literally raw. I always order a water with lemon, not because I’m cheap, but because of health reasons. While this isn’t a big deal and it happens at a lot of places, it’s an annoyance. The first cup was water with lemon. The second was just water. I don’t understand why waiters think you just want water the next time. I understand the cost, I’ll pay for the lemon. When I complained about the food (which I rarely do), I didn’t get a apology. He just said he’d take it off the bill. As we were getting up to leave, the manager finally came over. He didn’t really apologize though either. He just said they’re busy, it was unusual and the fish was still edible raw, not raw enough to make me sick. I type this as I sit on the toilet for the 8th time since eating there (I took a bite of salmon before realizing it), going number one out of my number two. Sorry, too much information and too many options to ever think of going back there.

BB
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came on a date with my husband for Valentine’s Day. Loved the food and ambiance

S
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Meh. Mediocre food. Sugar added to everything. Odd smell. Limited wine options.

OT
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable outing

TB
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

The patio is too loud for a business lunch - I’ll need to remember that and be more specific when I make a reservation there next time.

MA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food is usually pretty good for the most part. I feel like they rushed our order this time and it just didn't have the same presentation. Some of it was a little undercooked. Maybe they were under the pressure because of the lunch hour. And btw, bread should be a standard item while you wait. Other than that, I will keep coming back.

GN
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always and fabulous experience from the time one walks in the door!!! Thank you.

TD
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

We waited for over 30 minutes for our table, it took forever to get our food and no one could order more than 1 drink in a two
Hour time span because the service was so in frequent. I will never go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

I had an important meeting with my boss, so I asked for booth seating away from the bar and tables for casual diners. Instead, we were sat at a table amongst a raucous crowd of convention-goers. It was far too loud and we could barely hear each other speak.

Our server had his trainee serve our table, and she had no sense of how interruptive she was when coming to our table.

I will avoid Kona for these types of lunch meetings in the future.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Annual lunch with staff.

MC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was quick and food was great. Will return on my next trip to Baltimore.

a
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

It was moderately busy as there was a convention but it was so disorganized and the staff seemed overwhelmed. I can’t imagine what it would have been like had there been a line at the door and people waiting... we had a group of 10 and while the server was friendly, she was overwhelmed and forgot to order an entree. It showed up as everyone else was finished (the manager comped it). Furthermore we all were ready to pay and leave, everyone declined dessert, and she went into a full pitch about their desserts; people were annoyed. Food was good, but they didn’t have enough dishes and ran out of trays for soy sauce so we had to use large plates - not easy.

Disappointed to say the least.

k
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Even better food.

R
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was great!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice vibe, great food! Service was ok, but didn’t matter since we were so happy with the items we ordered. We had the margarita flight and a Blue Moon to drink. Calamari, Cuban sandwich, chopped Kona salad, and bbq chicken flatbread were all shared between us because we just couldn’t decide! Everything we ordered turned out perfectly. Very good date night experience 🙂

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

La carta era un poco lío. Nos costó entender y saber que queríamos. La calidad de la comida buena, compartimos entre dos. El sitio es algo viejo pero el servicio es bueno. Si queréis salir del paso bien pero no es nada espectacular

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KP
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My 1st experience at Kona about a yr ago was awesome. Not so much this time. Ist off, they didn't have our reservation yet someone personally called to confirm. She did go ahead and seat us AFTER I should proof of reservation. Our server was nice. However she disappeared often and we had to ask for napkins and silverware. And when she did come to the table I felt rushed. Wait time was much longer than expected. Unfortunately I didn't like the dish I ordered. Apparently the guys in the kitchen were annoyed I sent it back. I could hear there conversations. The 2nd dish was better but not fantastic. Im not
sure if Im returning to Kona. Thats not the Christmas experience I was looking for

R
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The server was extremely slow and distracted. It ruined the whole dinner.

CG
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The waiter left us sitting for a long time before initially coming to our table. The food took a long time and the waiter took a long time coming back when we were done. There were barely ten customers in the restaurant and the service was poor. This was far different from our first experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet atmosphere... food was delicious... server was very friendly & attentive to everyone at the table

M
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great. One of my go-to places for business/casual dining.

J
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Mediocre entrees. Slow service - the place was not crowded.

A
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was tasty but the menus were sticky, service was poor and quite slow. The manager offered us free dessert which was nice, but I'd rather it were cleaner.

JK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Waiter and food were really good.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to go to be with family, friends, or other.

l
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

App arrived after our food. Chicken skewers were very dry. Out of red wine...server mixed up our drink orders.

SO
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Polite and friendly waitstaff. Was so good the first night, we went back the very next night! Accommodated a customer’s food allergy needs. Enjoyed it immensely.

CS
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was not good. Food wasn't horrible, but I definitely wouldn't go back.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Forever for drinks. Waitress very nice and stated down bartenders. Not her fault.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The Picasso Sushi roll (rated a favorite) was clearly premade and mostly tasteless. Sushi can’t be made that quickly. Our server, Adam, was nice enough but rarely attentive as I expect he was too busy elsewhere. We won’t be back.

AC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience5

The Manager sucked. He was very unprofessional and had a very cocky attitude and persona for no reasoning. There was customers peeing on the floor from being so intoxicated. There was a screw found in someone's food. Overall it was disgusting! We weren't even compensated in any way for this horrible experience. This was my FIRST and LAST time visiting this spot. Also, for it to be a Sushi grill the sushi sucked!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place is very nice and the sushi was excellent. Not much of a draft beer selection but made do with what they had. Definitely going back, it was very good.

G
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Nice venue for a quick and satisfying lunch. Close to the Inner Harbor & Convention Ctr.

F
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We have been here a few times before but doubt we will be back. Service was patchy- it took a while for our server to great us and to get our drinks. While my starter and the fish on my entree were good the accompanying sides were not. Plus one of the meals, the pork sliders, was disappointing. We all left not very satisfied with the preparation and then realized after paying we were overcharged for a drink. We were ready to go so just left it. The birthday cake was a nice touch though if I had wanted my son to know it was coming I would have said something as we ordered vs telling the host. The surprise is part of the fun.

D
Baltimore
56 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the shrimp poke bowl. I am never disappointed with this dish. Our server did an excellent job keeping us under 45 minutes.

FF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great dinner with three colleagues, we had a mix of sushi, fish and steak with everyone extremely pleased with the meal. Would certainly go there again

OT
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been awhile since I have been to a Kona Grill due to Terrible service in Baton Rouge LA, however, service and food were great! Managers x2 stopped by to ensure everything was good. Five Stars!

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible service

w
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In town for a trade show every year and Kona is always consistently good!

KN
Argentina
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. Our server was GREAT!

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