Kona Grill - Baltimore

3.6
1998 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

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Sun 12:00AM - 12:00AM 10:00AM - 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 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:45PM 8:00PM - 11:45PM

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great music, vibes, and food- definitely coming back!

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MikeA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had an amazing night at the Kona Grill! The food was incredible, and our waitress, Kristina, was fantastic! She was attentive, timely, professional and always pleasant.
If you haven't been there, add it to your list, you will be happy you did.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Baltimore with my daughter for the weekend. We had a tough time finding somewhere that was open for dinner. I was skeptical about Kona Grill, but it was wonderful! Our server was great, the food was delicious, and the ambiance was very relaxing.

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vipKrose
Philadelphia
148 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Our waitress was bubbly and very attentive. The menu looks amazing so we ordered a bunch of different items. Sadly they all were a disappointment. I believe their spice of choice was salt and lots of it. The salt overpowered every item from the tuna poke bowl to the filet. Would not go back

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on January 13, 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 reach out to us by email because we would like to hear more, and also invite you back for a better experience. Antonio - GM

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MikeG
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall2food3service1ambience4

My server was absolutely horrible. Took a half hour and me asking a different server to grab ours just to be greeted. Had to ask for refills as he didn’t care to refill any drinks, He had no personality at all. Would come to the table and just stand there without talking as if he didn’t want to speak to us. Made the experience very uncomfortable and unenjoyable

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on January 13, 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 reach out to us by email because we would like to hear more, and also invite you back for a better experience. Antonio - GM

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JamieW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was mediocre, our server could not answer any of our questions regarding menu items, the sushi was good but the kids be to box was cute as far as presentation but my kid only ate the orange. I received my steak way overcooked, and my husbands steak was very bland. For is definitely not worth $130

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TishaL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Very nice atmosphere and great music. Our server was great. Food was not the best. I had to send my meal back because it was way too salty.

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DARLENER
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Our server Jane was great. She was attentive without hovering, humorous, knowledgeable and professional. The food was delicious but could have been a little warmer. We had to request the ladies room be serviced. It was done promptly and well. We think prior customers with children probably happened, and they did not notify management. We were happy and will return.

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DaveD
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an awesome Holiday Lunch at the Pratt Street Kona Grill in Baltimore on Wednesday, Dec. 22nd!

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on December 24, 2021

The entire team at Kona Grill - Baltimore would like to thank you for your Review! We take pride in providing the best possible experience. Your positive review means a great deal to us. Thanks again! Antonio - GM

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vipHoCoSpunk
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kona Grill is my definite go-to. They anticipated the blend of post Ravens game and holiday surge very well. The staff worked very hard and were exceedingly friendly, delivering the great tasting food very promptly. And their COVID protocols were fantastic, no concerns at all.

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Responded on December 24, 2021

The entire team at Kona Grill - Baltimore would like to thank you for your Review! We take pride in providing the best possible experience. Your positive review means a great deal to us. Thanks again! Antonio - GM

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Nelly
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Kona Grill is not what it used to be. It used to be a classier location to dine, but what I experienced last night was more like a sports bar vibe and the music was so loud I could barely hear myself talk. Restaurant was severely short staffed and busy but our server Troy made the experience tolerable. The food was mediocre and was not prepared as described in the menu. Clearly Kona Grill is a different kind of restaurant today and I will not be going there again.

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AGLBAL93
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

If I could leave 0 stars, I would. The filet mignon was THEEE worst steak I've ever had the displeasure of eating in my entire life. It tasted like someone simply defrosted a freezer-burnt piece of steak, blatantly refused to season it, pan-seared it for 3 minutes on both sides, and then served it up on a plate with a leaf for decoration. The Brussels sprouts were also bland, and they tried to cover it up by throwing some melted parmesan on top. My 10 year old cousins could do a better job than that. The mashed potatoes were okay; my potatoes are better and I could make that at home. Frankly, I like my own food better than what most of these restaurants are serving up these days. I'm saving my money and leaving these restaurants alone.

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vipEdwardL
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites in Baltimore Inner Harbor. Great appetizers.

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Responded on December 24, 2021

The entire team at Kona Grill - Baltimore would like to thank you for your Review! We take pride in providing the best possible experience. Your positive review means a great deal to us. Thanks again! Antonio - GM

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Terrell
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Meal amazing.

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on December 24, 2021

The entire team at Kona Grill - Baltimore would like to thank you for your Review! We take pride in providing the best possible experience. Your positive review means a great deal to us. Thanks again! Antonio - GM

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vipKevinE
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food was OK nothing spectacular overall the experience was a good one; however, the service was terrible. Either they did not have enough servers, or those on duty paid a little attention to the needs of the patrons.

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Belle
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Kona has a wide selection of fare and beverages to choose from. Our server was super friendly and delightful, though we did have some disappointment that some things listed on the menu weren't available until after we'd asked for them. Our drink service did take a little longer than normal for it not being too busy as we dined on a Thursday evening. We noted on our reservation that we were coming for our anniversary, but it wasn't acknowledged at all so I'm not sure if that was missed or it's just not their custom to pay attention to any special reservation requests. We have had better experiences dining at Kona previously and are hoping some of the lackluster nature of our experience here will be a one-off and not the new normal.

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on December 12, 2021

The entire team at Kona Grill - Baltimore would like to thank you for your Review! We take pride in providing the best possible experience. Your positive review means a great deal to us. Thanks again! Antonio - GM

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ZariaE
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

The food was the quality of Chili’s, but was priced as though it was a classy restaurant. The food is best described as bar food rather than Japanese cuisine. My brother received the “Mac and cheese” with dry penne noodles on top of a cheese sauce that was Kraft quality. Please save your money and go elsewhere if you are looking for American food to accompany the Sunday football game.

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AnthonyP
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Varied menu with varied price range was supported by excellent food. Outstanding service as well!

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on December 9, 2021

The entire Kona team thanks you for your 5 star review! Come back and visit soon.

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Ornanialc
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and wonderful experience. Staff was the best I have experienced in Baltimore

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on November 22, 2021

The entire team at Kona Grill - Baltimore would like to thank you for your Review! We take pride in providing the best possible experience. Your positive review means a great deal to us. Thanks again! Antonio - GM

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Kymeeko
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Date night with the hubs. The atmosphere was nice. But my salmon was charred a little on the bottom which made the whole thing taste burnt. Otherwise it was good i would go back.

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on November 22, 2021

The entire team at Kona Grill - Baltimore would like to thank you for your Review! We take pride in providing the best possible experience. Your positive review means a great deal to us. Thanks again! Antonio - GM

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Nicci
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food, friendly staff, service was a little slow but I understand they may be understaffed due to the current situation. I would definitely recommend this place and we come again. I had several maki rolls which were fresh and tasty.

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on November 22, 2021

The entire team at Kona Grill - Baltimore would like to thank you for your Review! We take pride in providing the best possible experience. Your positive review means a great deal to us. Thanks again! Antonio - GM

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and great waitress!

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on November 22, 2021

The entire team at Kona Grill - Baltimore would like to thank you for your Review! We take pride in providing the best possible experience. Your positive review means a great deal to us. Thanks again! Antonio - GM

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The wait time is ridiculous but the food tastes good. If you get the right server you'll be fine

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Player9
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was a great time service was better then normal

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on November 22, 2021

The entire team at Kona Grill - Baltimore would like to thank you for your Review! We take pride in providing the best possible experience. Your positive review means a great deal to us. Thanks again! Antonio - GM

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vipJ5467
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not what it used to be! Awful, that sums it up!

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JillC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

This was the worst tasting and worst value brunch ever.

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TammyD
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food took forever. Appetizer came when we were leaving. Burger raw and one entree cold. Server kept making excuses

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food took forever to come out and my friend received and empty sushi roll…

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vipout4fun
Baltimore
198 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We have always considered Kona a neighborhood restaurant. This visit was disappointing (as was our last visit)). It took some time to be seated.

One of us had the chopped Kona salad with macadamia nut chicken and our other order was the lime cilantro chicken. The chopped salad did not include several ingredients and the chicken seemed to be a grilled chicken that was simply reheated. We pointed out the problem with the salad to the hostess, and she tried to make it better by reducing the price. Service was slow and scattered. It was difficult to get our beverages refreshed. Kona seems to be understaffed in the kitchen and on the restaurant floor.

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vipFCFoodie
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We visited this location at 9:30 on a Sunday night because it was one of the few area restaurants open at that time. While our server was friendly and responsive, I don't think we will return. They ran out of some menu choices and clearly they just wanted us out of there so they could close. Parking is in a garage adjacent to the restaurant, but you have to exit the garage and walk around the building to enter the restaurant. I felt unsafe after dark in this neighborhood, so I wish there was some way to access the restaurant without walking all the way around the building. We asked if we could use the back restaurant exit (which was clearly marked by signage), but the management declined. The food was average.

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StaceyS
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Overall, we had a fine experience at Kona Grill. We were seated quickly and our waitress was friendly. The food was ok but nothing special. The biggest problem was that half of our food came out 15 minutes before the other half. Not the biggest deal, but also a little bit annoying. It’s hard to relax and enjoy your meal while others are waiting to eat. Also, the order wasn’t quite right. It wasn’t worth waiting to have it fixed - a minor detail, but still inconvenient.

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Awesome
Nashville
35 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ebony the bartender was awesome!!!!! The food was okay, but her customer service may it worth the visit there!

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on November 9, 2021

The entire team at Kona Grill - Baltimore would like to thank you for your Review! We take pride in providing the best possible experience. Your positive review means a great deal to us. Thanks again! Antonio - GM

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KeelyR
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Had reservations for 7. Got seated write away. Took waitress 15 minutes to come take our drink order. Took another 10 minutes to receive our drinks. After waiting an hour we had not received any of our food. No appetizer or salads. We called it quits after waiting an hour. Management was unresponsive. Simply said Sorry no offer to make it right. First visit to Baltimore for a football game last time going to Kona.

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AbbeyL
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

I know these times are hard, but this place was upsetting. I had been here pre covid and it was amazing, but not now. There was nothing wrong with the service, I really felt for our server, you could tell he had too much on his plate. He was the sweetest though! The staff were either wearing no masks or their masks were on incorrectly and in Baltimore city there is a mask mandate! Only one line cook had a mask on. Everything was slow and the staff seemed as if they had no idea whet they were doing or what was going on. There was a bar ticket placed on top of my mother's martini glass, slightly dipping in her Cosmo. She watched the bartender take the ticket off her drink with his bare hands and serve it to her. I will not be returning.

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ThadU
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We were killing some time while our son was at a concert. Had some late night appetizers and a few drinks. Music inside the restaurant was unbelievably loud and bad. Songs kept rotating but never played fully just like snippets of songs

Food was pretty good but expensive. They were better prices at happy hour that started at 9 PM. Drinks were really overpriced even during the late night happy hour. Plus being a beer fan, I was disappointing with the selection.

Also I noted in my reservation that was wife’s birthday. But no one even bother to acknowledge that.

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vipLilyA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Adam was so great! Food and drinks were delicious and came out prepared well. Will definitely return

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Responded on November 2, 2021

The entire team at Kona Grill - Baltimore would like to thank you for your Review! We take pride in providing the best possible experience. Your positive review means a great deal to us. Thanks again! Antonio - GM

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viptonya
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was really good! My party of 4 tried a variety of appetizers. We all loved the meatballs, dumplings & chicken satay. The shrimp were just ok & the sea bass sliders had a sweet sauce that we didn’t enjoy. However as an entree the sea bass was amazing as was the steak. The shrimp penne was just ok. Our waiter (Tyrone i think) was awesome & attentive. The down side was we were seated in an area that was absolutely freezing & we were given slips to validate parking & they didn’t work properly. All in all we agreed we’d be back.

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CharleyG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Overall experience was brought down by poor service. We had dined at this Kona Grill previously and had really enjoyed it. Went in with expectations for another great experience. It simply took forever to get drinks, attention. The food was good. We both ordered beef, which did come out a bit overcooked, but flavor and presentation was good. For the money, not something we'd do again.

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vipEmemI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Decided to have a late dinner downtown and they were among the few accommodating reservations that late which I appreciated. We split four appetizers (sliders, potstickers, sushi, calamari) which were decently priced and flavorful. I will say that the meat on the sliders wasn’t seasoned and the sushi roll wasn’t rolled that tightly so contents were falling out. But other than that everything was great will definitely come back.

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on November 2, 2021

The entire team at Kona Grill - Baltimore would like to thank you for your Review! We take pride in providing the best possible experience. Your positive review means a great deal to us. Thanks again! Antonio - GM

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JessicaB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was ok. Kids pizza was not edible. Some sushi was not very good, especially the eel. Pad Thai was good. Music was very loud.

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