Kona Grill - Baltimore

3.8
1971 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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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 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:45PM 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 6:00PM - 8:45PM
Fri 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:45PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 2 days ago

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 4 days ago
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
1 review
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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JulieM
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible food
Terrible service
Terrible atmosphere
Tried to charge drinks we never received

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vipOniL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was a really disappointing experience made only slightly better by a manager who tried to correct the situation. It took nearly an hour for our drinks to reach the table after giving our drink order 3 times to 2 different people. They completely messed up our food order, bringing my husband a side of fried rice instead of his entree. He had not ordered fried rice at all. The manager ultimately became our waiter and, to her credit, she took responsibility for the whole situation and the terrible service and experience. We were credited for our drinks and the fried rice side was taken off of our bill but it felt like the entire meal should have been free given the mistakes and delays. We will not be returning.

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DeneenM
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch experience! Thank you to Tyrone! He was great!!

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on September 22, 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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vipSFR333
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

UPDATE: After I had written the initial review, I was sent a message from the restaurant to contact the manager directly as he would like to try and rectify the situation. I wrote him that day (9/19/2021). It has been almost 3 weeks. I have not heard from him. When I tried to call this morning, I received an attitude from the rep. Terrible service all around!

We went to celebrate my husband's birthday. There were 4 of us in the party. Starting with the website indicating that there was Valet Parking. There was NO Valet Parking. As a matter of fact, the parking they did have was in a very secluded, creepy area. We were uncomfortable and felt unsafe. When I shared this was the reason we were delayed a bit to the hostess, she was very dismissive and did not validate our concern.

At our table, 2 out of the 4 utensils were dirty...and I don't mean just water stains on them. They were down right dirty with food remnants! The manager stopped by to ask how things were going. So I shared with him that we were off to a bad start. He apologized and stated that he would cover the appetizers and my husband's dessert.

Most of the food was good. My meal, however, was sub-par. I had asked for a medium filet. Mine was well done, dry, and cold. Not to mention it was not seasoned at all. So completely bland. The Miso mashed potatoes were cold and also did not have ANY salt in them. I have never had the need to ask for salt in my life! I had to here. Everything else we got (Tomato Basil Bisque, Avocado Egg Rolls, Calamari, Pad Thai, Poke Bowl, Sea Bass Sliders, Turmeric Rice, Shrimp/Lobster Roll, Carrot Cake, Brownie Sundae, and Coffee Bread Pudding) were good enough. Although pricey. They are way over-priced. Regarding service, our waitress was good. However, her mask was not over her nose the ENTIRE time.

When we received the bill, instead of taking off the "appetizerS" and my husband's dessert as the manager had indicated, he only took off ONE appetizer and his dessert.

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Erin
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The service was very slow and the drinks were weak. At the end the waitress took my cash for my bill and assumed the remainder was a tip without asking me if I needed change. The only saving grace was the manager Curtis who was very nice and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends going away

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on September 19, 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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OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and enjoyable.

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on September 17, 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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OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Service was slow. It took forever to get our drinks and food. Once our drinks came getting a refill wasn’t easy, the food was overpriced for the quality. Steak was over cooked and had a lot of in chewable parts. Server was nice though

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WWard
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a great day to be on the patio, excellent food.

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on September 17, 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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ShavonB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

No one at the door when you walk in so i had to wander around to get the host. Why make a reservation when no one comes here any more. Food was either under or over

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

I was pretty excited to have brunch at Kona Grill. Upon arriving, we were seated in between two tables with people. No social distancing at all. The table behind my date and I, seated a gentleman and a woman. The gentleman coughed the entire time. We felt like it was on our backs. Then our waiter, which was a make… this guys hygiene was super smelly. It made my days and I sick. We tried to be reasonable but it was way to bad while delivering our food to us and we couldn’t even enjoy our meal. The meal… oh my! The brunch menu in my opinion wasn’t very good. Only pork bacon or sausage was an available breakfast meat per the waiter , and my date had to basically eat eggs and potatoes with an English muffin that wasn’t fresh. We were kind of over it after the coughing and bad hygiene and we left our meals , paid and stopped at the front desk to voice our concerns. The young lady found it funny that we had to mention our waiters hygiene issue. She said everyone said he smelled. We were hoping she would make management aware. I’m not too sure! But we did mention the waiter and that were weren’t happy with our services, food, or having dine so closely in the morning when it wasn’t busy and nothing but open tables. We’ll never go back to Kona Grill, that’s for sure!

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PalestF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Brunch portions were small and cold. Server barley spoke above a whisper and provided lethargic service.

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Pellis25
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The food was hit or miss.. there were 6 of us so we got to try variety of items. 50/50 shot at getting something good. It’s very expensive for what you get. I personally wouldn’t go back.

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on September 17, 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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Taylor
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Great staff, atmosphere, food, and drink.
The avocado egg rolls and shrimp tempura was great, but I didn't care for the pad Thai noodles it was too sweet and saucy. I also enjoyed the Margarita flight and red sangria.

The waiter Brittany was good as well.

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

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vipBurke
Baltimore
113 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it
Patio dining - tree lined street area
Excellent food
Service great
Happy customer

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on September 6, 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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Nice outdoor experience

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LisaE
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful time. The food and drinks were great and we will definitely come back there again

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on August 30, 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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Ran out of liquor and got out order wrong, wife had a allergic reaction

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MargaretW
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! Good service and nice ambiance. I recommend the Chicken Satay appetizer with the spicy thai peanut sauce, cilantro, and cabbage slaw. Yum!

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on August 30, 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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vipDeeberz
Baltimore
58 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vegetarian sushi was fresh and tasty

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on August 27, 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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DeborahP
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal. Excellent service when one meal was too spicy for one of our party.

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on August 26, 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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

While the server was very nice, he was unable to be as attentive as he could have been. There were only two servers at the time of our arrival. During the course of service, we placed 3 appetizer orders before our main entrees. While the first appetizer arrived quickly. We waited about 25 minutes before the other 1 arrive and then last appetizer arrived right before our entree. At this point we decided to just take our food to go. While the manager was very hospitable and comped the late arriving appetizers, we asked for one our entrees to go. The steak although cooked at the right temperature was no seasoned very well. I hope this isn’t the norm for this restaurant. The staff were all very nice but the food and timeliness needs some work. Nice atmosphere and great ambiance.

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NaolaH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The food was not good. I ordered the eggs benedict with scrambled eggs instead of poached topped with crab. I had to ask if the eggs were made from powdered eggs, but was told they were real eggs. I still doubt that. The crab meat was cold. Needless to say I will not go back even after the coupon I was given since my food was unsatisfactory.

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MKT5
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We were warned, after being seated and drinks/appetizers order taken, that the restaurant was experiencing computer issues that could delay our food. We had to put our orders in again as a result and that was fine. However, another party was seated after us and finished dining before us. We were very frustrated at this point, especially since we were celebrating a birthday. The manager did comp out appetizers because the wait time to eat seemed like an eon. The food was delicious as always, service was just bad this night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Kona Grill!! the food is always amazing and the music is also great. we loved it

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on August 21, 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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Oola
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

First time visitor. Good service, location, ambience, etc. The food is not up to par though. Food was really salty and the drinks were watered down. Sweet items tasted like they were made with artificial sweetener.
Might go again but to just hang with friends but not specifically because of the food.
I am pretty sure there will be items that are very good, but not for me on this visit. Very disappointed in the desert.

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on August 19, 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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vipGEORGIA
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our lunch very much!

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on August 18, 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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Kona Grill - Baltimore is rated 3.8 stars by 1971 OpenTable diners.

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Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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