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About Kona Grill - Baltimore

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.

1 E Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Mon - Thurs: 11a-11p
Fri - Sat: 11a-12a
Sun: 11a-10p

Cross Street:
Charles St & Pratt St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 244-8994

Website:
http://www.konagrill.com/

Catering:
Please contact for details.

Executive Chef:
Jay Knisley

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Complimentary Appetizer When You Become A Konavore

Special valid Jan 8, 2018 - May 8, 2018 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Specials

Complimentary Appetizer When You Become A Konavore

Special valid Jan 8, 2018 - May 8, 2018 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Details

Complimentary Appetizer When You Become A Konavore. Excludes Tax and Tip. appetizer up to a $12 value. join here: http://www.konagrill.com/join-konavore. Special valid Jan 8, 2018 - May 8, 2018 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM.

Kona Grill - Baltimore Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
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Good for Groups (14)
Happy Hour (14)
Special Occasion (13)
Business Meals (12)
Good for a Date (12)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Fun (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Romantic (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Authentic (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Cozy (5)
Late-night Find (5)
People Watching (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Spicy (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great Beer (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Waterfront (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was nothing special. Server was nice, but it took forever for our food to come out. Inconsistent sizes of entrees. Disappointing- menu sounded very appealing.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Kona is almost always solid - the food variety and quality make this a staple for business lunches

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We ahve been here before and loved it then. We were even more impressed on this second visit. We don't usually come to Baltimore but when we do come Kona Grill will be a go-to location for us. Even sitting next to a party of 10 wasn't too bad. My wife and I shared the Pad Thai and got our own sushi rolls. Very affordable and yet quality far surpasses the price. Give it a try!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Service was very slow and location was noisy, probably won’t go back for large business lunches (more than 6). Food was good

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Terrible reheated food. Absent server. Never again.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Consistently very good, attentive servers!

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food and staff at Kona Grill Baltimore was just outstanding and pleasing to everyone's diverse tastes. We were greeted in a prompt, friendly, and professional manner and seated immediately where within seconds our wait-staff was attending to our every needs. The drinks were fresh and delightful, the water was nicely chilled and refreshed frequently. The menu was filled with surprises and the wait-staff knew about each dish and how to describe them to fit our taste buds. I invite you to try the Melted Smoked Gouda with pretzel bits and apples, wow!
However, there were many other choices that I also wanted to choose from for our first course too, next time...another appetizer.
Our proteins of beef and chicken were amazing alsong with the starches and fresh veggies cooked perfectly...amazing asparagus! We hit the dinner rush just before the showtimes, but that did not stop the staff from producing the right amount of food for the entire house and they even had two checkouts so that there was no delay in processing your check and to be on your way. We however, stayed around to relax and we were never asked to move or put pressure on in any way.
We did see the management staff being extremely helpful and engaging with the customers and we want to thank the General Mangager Jay for even stopping by to see that we were enjoying our evening and our meal. How wonderfully professional that he would greet anyone in his resturant! Great location with plenty of parking in the area and right next to the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, Maryland; the convention center and short walks to Oriole Park and Ravens Stadium.
Enjoy your dining experience!

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Good for Groups, Fun, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Casual, Late-night Find, Disabled Access
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food was excellent. We especially loved the dessert! Our waitress was very personable. We will eat there again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The first time that I have gone to a Kona Grill. It is not bad but not memorable. Usually when you try to do as much as they do by way of your menu, you get mediocracy. Its great for a quick bite or if you are looking for something between bar food and a really nice restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Quick Bite
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I love Kona Grill. Great spot for Happy Hour or evening gathering. I ordered sea bass. It was soooo good! Good menu selection. If you are reading my comment - Go to Kona Grill and enjoy!

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Our servicer (Cena, I think was her name) was really nice, polite and attentive.
The food was awesome as usual. I had the avacado chicken club which was perfect, a little messy to eat but so delicious. My friend had the pad tye (sp?) w/chicken & shrimp and it looked really good.
We will be back, probably next week! :)

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We enjoyed a very nice lunch at Kona Grill. We had two of our regular favorites from the menu, the macadamia nut chicken and the Kona chopped salad. Both were well- prepared and delicious. Our server was friendly and attentive. We are very glad Kona is in our neighborhood.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 6, 2017

While the food is always well prepared, the average time from ordering to food service has continued to get longer and longer each time I eat here. Expect at least 30-40 minute wait to eat once you are seated.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

First time at Kona Grill and very nicely surprised. Went to celebrate our anniversary and found the food and service to be terrific. We told our waiter we wanted to take our time and we actually were able to relax and enjoy our drinks, appetizers and meals at a leisurely pace. The aquarium at the entrance was also very enjoyable to see.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Birthday dinner. The waitress was amazing the service was impeccable.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 26, 2017

It was the Thursday night of a Raven’s Home football game. The bar was crowded but the restaurant, not so much. We had reservations so had no problem getting our table. The server was friendly enough but it took almost 40 minutes to get our drinks. She offered bread for the table, which we never got. Everything took a long time - most especially anything that had to go with drinks. Took a long time to get the check settled. The management should have staffed better in light of the football game crowds! Food was tasty enough but it was not worth a two hour dinner.

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

That was my first Kona Grill experience. We went before the Miami / Ravens game in Baltimore. It has become my new favorite place to eat!!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Spicy, Fun, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was very good and service was excellent. The value wasn't great but the manager responded to my last review that they are going to work on it. That alone is worth a good review.

Tags: Spicy, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Romantic, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The carrot cake was fabulous and I refused to share. I couldn’t eat it in one day. Finished it the second day. The chilly lime shrimp salad was delicious. I should have bought one to go.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our server Brandon was amazing. The kitche. Staff however was not as amazing. They kept messing up our orders with simple mistakes.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Wan't appetizing. I ended up getting violently ill later on....sushi - but not raw.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

My date didn't like her meal at all and I couldn't eat mine -- a hamburger ordered medium rare that came out as a hockey puck. The server agreed with me it was wrong and offered to have it redone but because of how long it took to get the meal, we didn't have time to wait and I had to run off to an appointment hungry. They did take the cost of the burger off our check but it still was not a pleasant experience.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

It was my birthday celebration andI really enjoyed it. Our server was great.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Swatting away fruit flies the entire time, waiting for 45 minutes between ordering and getting food, our appetizers and entrees coming out 5 minutes apart, and not seeing our server that entire 45 minutes. Not a great start to the only night we were in Baltimore.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had a great time at Kona Grill Saturday evening. The food was delicious, the drinks were great and our waitress, Jasmine, was excellent. She offered drink and entree recommendations and was spot on for both! She was very friendly and made the experience very enjoyable. Management is lucky to have her there. When we return, we will request her as our server.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We were unexpectedly delighted with Kona Grill. There were four of us and everyone loved their meal: steak, pulled pork, salmon, and lemon shrimp. My brother-in-law was talking about his pulled pork sandwich the next day. The hostesses and waitress were gracious and helpful and fast.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was ok but service was horrrible. It took over 10 mins for our waitress to even get basic drink orders. Food came out before appetizers. The lemon from my drink fell into my husband's sake and the waitress just laughed it off, no replacement offered. My friend had to ask over 5 times for a box to take the rest of her cake back.

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Loud, sub par food, slow service (bar). Sushi was good but not worth the price.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The chicken chili I ordered was amazingly flavorful and tasted great. Our server was very generous in providing enough sour cream to make me happy. Often restaurants will not give enough condiments and I often have to ask for more repeatedly. Not the case at Kona Grill.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Excellent sushi rolls, bartenders were friendly, staff was accommodating, and the ambience was very nice. Highly recommend for a date night or celebration.
Voodoo roll was spicy and delicious.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Let me tell you about this amazing place. First of all it was delicious and both the waitress and manager were a hoot to converse with. But several months ago when I made this reservation I wanted to be funny to see if they would follow through with it.

So in the “special request” box on the website I put “I want a picture of Zoidberg from Futurama on my table for when I get there” AND THEY DID IT!!! I get there and I lose my mind when I see it and my family had no idea I did it. This 5-STAR RESTAURANT put a picture of an anthropomorphic crab-thing on my freaking table. Made my entire vacation! Macadamia nut chicken was delicious and the carrot cake was massive. Would absolutely come back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The food was excellent, and our server was absolutely outstanding, with a great sense of humor.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 2017

This was our first time at a Kona Grill and we were not disappointed! We headed here for an early lunch before catching a ballgame, which is just a short walk away, so super convenient. Our server was just wonderful - attentive and professional, while also super friendly and fun... he just seemed to really enjoy what he was doing, which was a pleasure. We had three adults and three children, so we shared multiple appetizers, all of which were delicious. Two of our kids ordered from the kids' menu and really enjoyed their food (which is saying a lot for our picky crew); and all of us were pleased with our entrees. Overall a great experience!

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

I loved everything about it. Everyone was very nice from the waiter to the customers.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I have eaten at Kona in the past but it was the first time for my wife and her sister. We had a mixture of appetizers and main courses for dinner. The Sushi was very good. We had the Coconut Shrimp with Mango Sushi and a Philadelphia Roll. We also had pot stickers for the table. They were spicy and very tasty. Excellent flavor. They were slightly crisp on the edges which gave it a nice flavor and a tender crunch. The dipping sauce seemed to be soy sauce and vinegar and was very bland. Regular soy sauce tasted better with the pot stickers. Just a thought...the dipping sauce needs a little more creativity, maybe a pineapple or orange marmalade with a little zip.

The main courses were pork tenderloin and Pad Thai. The pork was very tender and flavorful but too heavy with garlic for my sister. Can't describe the Pad Thai. It was unlike anything I've ever had. It was good, but I wouldn't order it again. The shrimp and chicken in the Pad Thai were both tender. The sauce was creamy and heavy with a hot sauce or oil flavor. It reminded me of a tomato sauce combined with hot sauce, vinegar and cream. This would not be my favorite dish.

Our Server was charming! She was so perky, personable and very friendly. She appeared to really enjoy her job and meeting with her customers. She really went out of her way to serve us and chat with us! (It was a quiet evening.)

We would return to Kona Grill to try other dishes...or maybe a meal of appetizers! Delicious. We would also recommend Kona Grill to our friends.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

My server was kind of slow. It took her awhile to bring out each order (drinks, bread, appetizer, main course)
Plus Every time we needed her, we had to search and wait for long periods of time. Otherwise it was okay for my 42nd birthday

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

The sushi was great. Our server was really nice. Great place for a date

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Our server was not knowledgeable about wine that was on the menu. As I was still eating but my adult son was finished she was in a hurry to clear his plate and offer a dessert menu, which I told her to wait on. The restaurant at that point was not full. I found this very annoying.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great food, terrible service. Been here numerous times. This time was an outlier.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Other than having nats floating around us during dinner, it might be in the restaurant best interest to close the doors or windows to keep them out, nevertheless we had a wonderful evening and the dinner was great

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for a Date
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