Kona Grill - Baltimore

3.7
1986 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.

Safety precautions

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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ZariaE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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

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Kymeeko
Baltimore
5 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

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Nicci
Baltimore
21 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

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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
3 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

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on November 2, 2021

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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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LaShondaO
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nakeisha, our server was excellent!!

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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vipDanetteM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The ribs, fried rice and string beans were awful! The green beans were to crunchy . The ribs had way to much sauce on them. The fried rice was supposed to be shrimps and pork but there’s was none of either! There were pineapple bits in the fried rice that was never mentioned. What if we were allergic to pineapple??????
The tempura shrimp sushi and pot stickers were good. We should have just had appetizers. We waited a long time for the food only to be disappointed!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

45 mins to get a drink, 90 mins for food and their beautiful fish tank only had one fish and it was dead and floating on top. Not the same experience as normal 🙁

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Appetizers came
Out over 40 min. Beer took that long
To get there too. Just not a good
Experience.

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vipNikkiB
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

There are only two cakes that I eat, strawberry shortcake and carrot cake. I will say that that is the most amazing carrot cake I’ve ever had in my life. I literally cannot stop eating it.

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on October 19, 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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LILLIE
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We went to celebrate my Birthday, we waited an hour just to get our salads. Everytime the waitress bought our drinks she spilled them on the table and didn't wipe it.up. The Asst. Manager seemed not to care that we were receiving poor service. And to top it off, our food arrived cold.

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RichH
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The service was fine. Not spectacular, but ok. Our waitress waiting until we got our appetizers before she put in our main entree order. So we had to wait a while in between. That’s fine, but we’re from out of town and really we’re ready to see more of the city instead of sitting inside a restaurant.

My biggest issue was that there were barely any gluten free options on the menu. For a restaurant in such a large city, you would think that there would be more options for people that HAVE TO eat a gluten free diet. There were many things on the menu that could have easily been gluten free. This was very disappointing.

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on October 11, 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 review means a great deal to us. Thanks again! Antonio - GM

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viplaineyb
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

I had a 6:45pm reservation. I walked in to an empty restaurant at 5:45 pm and asked if I could be seated earlier. The hostess said that they had other reservations for the eve that we had to come back at 6:45pm. We left to look for another place to eat, but I checked open table one more time and there were reservations available immediately every 15 minutes until my original reservation. We walked back in and let the hostess know that we updated our reservation and she just sighed and seated us. If not for the fact that my kids were starving, we would have found another place to eat. But, front of the house should be more accommodating and at least apologized when we came back. Then our server did not take our order accurately so we got some extra items we did not order. The food was also too spicy.

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Nerdyhusbandry
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time at the Baltimore location and love it. Food was top notch and service was hands down the friendliest I could remember of any place I've been.

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on October 5, 2021

The entire team at Kona Grill - Baltimore would like to thank you for your 5 Star 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Pizza oven is still out of order have been for a few months now. Also the Baltimore locations need to have a game day Sunday special to attract a better crowd offer something since you have to pay to park at the garage, validate parking tickets would be a welcoming.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It took 20-25min to be greeted from initially being seated. Location is beautiful, music was a 🔟. It took halfway into our experience to get our candle lit, and we had to ask more than once.

All food and drinks were ordered and brung out of order.
(Ex. Appetizer was ordered after the drinks.. The last appetizer ordered 5-10min apart came first)


$9 Margarita Flight was nice! We were recommended the 3 top flavors (Mango, Blueberry, Raspberry)..I recommend Raspberry and my friend enjoyed the Mango.

I ordered an avocado egg roll appetizer, and it looked exactly as I said..looks like one eggroll…sliced in 4…for $14

Entrees were good
These are the portions for ~$20-25

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on October 11, 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 review means a great deal to us. Thanks again! Antonio - GM

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MelissaS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kona was a great dinner experience to celebrate a bachelorette night!

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on October 4, 2021

The entire team at Kona Grill - Baltimore would like to thank you for your 5 Star 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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vipdidnotgetmypoints
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Kona Grill was fine, but Open Table is difficult and disreputable. I made a reservation and was to receive 1000 points, got none... 2nd time! And Open Table is impossible to contact to correct the situation.

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on October 5, 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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EshaR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Manager and staff was great was great. I would definitely return

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on October 4, 2021

The entire team at Kona Grill - Baltimore would like to thank you for your 5 Star 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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BrianRuley
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These ribs are ridiculous.. probably the best ribs if ever had. Drinks made just right.. sangria is another one of the best ones ever had.

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on October 4, 2021

The entire team at Kona Grill - Baltimore would like to thank you for your 5 Star 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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MarkM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Only complaint that I have is that the windows were all open in the patio area and there was an individual who decided to smoke right outside of the entrance and the smoke was blowing right into the patio area. Individual did move away when asked.

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on October 3, 2021

The entire team at Kona Grill - Baltimore would like to thank you for your 5 Star 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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