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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Kona Grill V-Day Specials are available from FEBRUARY 14TH - FEBRUARY 29TH. Features include our “LOVE IS GRAND” menu for two with a champagne toast! Also available are Lobster Potstickers, Coconut Shrimp Bisque, Kona Filet with Lobster Butter and, of course, indulge with our Red Velvet Butter Cake!

Friday, February 14, 2020

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3.9
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TD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
4 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
16 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
50 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!

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
22 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience1

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.

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