Kona Grill - Baltimore

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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

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 1710 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.2
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3.8
service
4.1
ambience
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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
3 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
53 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
49 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
20 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!

M
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

The service was phenomenal. Our server went above and beyond trying to help us identify gluten free items on the menu. . . of which there are only about three that he said that the chef could guarantee were gluten free. For a restaurant that is in the midst of the major hotel/convention district, I would have expected a lot better in the way of gluten free options. Won't be going back.

a
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

surprisingly good food. great cocktail. very accommodating to my 2 young children.

D
London
18 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Waitress was nice, service was good. Restaurant itself was way too loud and filthy, bathroom was disgusting.

PE
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to the Kona Grill for our last meal of a fantastic weekend away. We were blown away by the quality of the service from our waitress and the quality of the sushi. We have told our friends about our great experience and plan to visit again when we visit Baltimore with our kids in the near future!

AA
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the welcoming from the hostess to our wonderful waitress Arias, it was a great experience. The food and drinks came out quickly. The items we ordered were all very tasty. The spicy shrimp appetizer was especially good.

M
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Seven months ago I ate here and it was fine....decent service and food. This time, it was much worse. We waited a long time for someone to come to our table and then for our food, and one of the items was not edible and had to be sent back. I had brought guests with me this time so felt very embarrased by my choice. To their credit, they did comp us desserts if we wanted them. Doubt I will go back.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Food was amazing! The server was trying to be attentive but ended up interrupting us about every 5 minutes which quickly became annoying. We were trying to have a business meeting and it ended up feeling like he was trying to rush us. He even ended up clearing all of our plates after we had paid but still were discussing business. The lunch lasted 30 minutes because we were so rushed.

BB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Convenient to Camden Yards so great for pre-game. Food was great but the noise level in the area near the street made conversation difficult.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was exceptional absolitely delicious. But the service jad a lot to be desired it took over 10 minutes for the waitress to take our drink order which by then we were ready to order everything. The food came out in decent time but my cocktail was completely forgotten I had to ask two different people before my drink came which then came out just after the entree came out. Then when it came time to pay the check my sister gave her card which was then denied but our server didnt noyice that it was denied so we could have dined and dashed and they would not have noticed we had to flag down another server so we actually pay for our meal because our server didnt notice when she came back that the bill wasnt paid for

p
Philadelphia
789 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Crazy busy tonight at happy hour! Waitress was great with service despite taking longer than normal for drinks and food! Enjoyed the rainbow sushi and fish tacos. Lettuce wraps were ok. Change in happy hour for wine...use to have selected glasses of wine for $X, now all glasses $2 off. Better deal before.

BW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Evening business meal was excellent. We were impressed by attentive, engaging and knowledgeable staff.

s
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Food portions were very small. Sea bass was good but very small for 30! Sides were small as well. Nothing special, very overpriced. Server was great and she gave us great service

JC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shasta was a wonderful server. Would definitely request her next time. Management accommodated our growing table quite well. Thank you.

AB
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service = PITIFUL!

CF
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and we were headed to Billy Joel concert. Waiter was superb. It got busy while we were there for to convert crowd.

n
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was average- not great quality. Waiter was awesome, but the table was in a spot that two of us had blinding sun in our faces for about an hour. We’d go back but it’s really just fancy bar food.

SE
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food is pretty spicy regardless of what u get it seems....
Our server was told about my wife’s intolerance to any kind of spice—-
Potstickers were deemed as traditional .... meat was spicy (without a doubt)....
Lettuce wraps with meat were hot as well...
My wife explained that the meals were too hot for her... She apologized and charged us full price— not offering have the food remade nor take anything off the bill...

a classic mojito was loaded with mint clogging the straw when u went to take a sip... it was also made with sprite soda—
Didn’t work for us...

TW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time again at Kona Grill. Good menu, lots of choices and the food is fresh. Our server, Asia, was attentive and friendly. We will be back!

FT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food is terrific if odd combination where sushi and burgers are done all in one place. Cocktails are sublime. Very kid friendly yet not kid-centric - nice balance that you pull off. The decor is modern and clean. The carpets, however, do not smell fresh and that detracts from the dining experience and overall feel of sleek, modern and clean of the rest of the dining experience.

FM
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kona Grill is a great place at the Inner Harbor to relax and get some great food. The portion sizes are big, someone hungry or prepare to take some home. The service is always great. This is my go to restaurant when I'm hanging at the Harbor. Will be back pretty soon

A
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Really enjoyed the cocktails, sushi, and entree options

OT
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Chrissy waits on us all the time at Kona and she is the one that makes our experience so special and makes us want to return.

RH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

First, the food was delicious and worth the wait that we experienced in the bar/lounge. Servers and manager were very nice, but due to short staff that day, service was disorganized and it took long for drinks and food. My advice is that you try to sit at the bar if you are not in the dining room, service more direct. Will go again, the food was that good.

RD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall it was a nice evening and meal The food was supposed to be spicy, but it was REALLY spicy.

JB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Chrissy was amazing. She really made our lunch standout!

P
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Kona is always a great place to go for lunch. Lots of choices and good, solid food.

D
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Even though Kona generally does a great job in regards to service, food and efficiency, this visit had a few challenges. I had called a few minutes prior to ask that some appetizers be on the table for my guests arrival. I was told they could not start the order until someone walked in the door. When I asked over the phone how is this any different from ordering carry out and the manager did not seem to have a rebuttal. I made it clear we were on a strict schedule for the client only having one hour for lunch. They were willing to seat just me so I could setup the table for the meeting (which I appreciated) before my guests arrived. The server did a good job, but I wish could of communicated the delay on the main courses. We ordered our food at 12:15pm and it did arrive until around 12:45pm. The restaurant was busy, but the smaller tables were getting their food way before ours. My suggestion would be considering lunch specials that are easier to prep and get out the window. Encouraging specials that are not as time consuming would cut down on time issues. My clients were late to their next meeting and this was exactly what I was trying to avoid.

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