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Kona Grill - Baton Rouge

4.4
307 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Welcome to Kona Grill Baton Rouge at Perkins Rowe, across the street from Cinemark theatres, and next to the plaza. Come in and enjoy your local paradise after a day of work or shopping, or before catching your next movie. Fresh, wild caught fish is flown in daily to craft award-winning sushi, while contemporary American entrees are prepared from scratch in house. Join us on our fully-shaded patio for our award-winning happy hour. Enjoy views of the fountain at Perkins Rowe and even listen to live bands play in the plaza. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Mon - Thurs: 11a-11p
Fri - Sat: 11a-12a
Sun: 11a-10p
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Phone number
(225) 769-0077
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Louis Lavergne
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Blue Bonnet
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 307 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Slow service and the place was not busy. Hostess dressed like she came off the beach and was chewing gum as she spoke to us.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Ate here on Mother's Day after making reservations, earlier that morning. It's a nice place to eat and sit outside and be able to enjoy the scenery. The food was good and the wait wasn't too long.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food and service. We will return for more.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Excellent, food and service , always a pleasure

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Great happy hour specials! Food was excellent! We will definitely be going back!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Kona Grill is one of my favorites in town. They not only have great food! But their customer service is excellent!!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Nothing out of the ordinary good, but still a decent meal. Somewhat noisy.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The only negative we have to say is one dish was not as it was explained to us. We ordered a sushi roll that was explained as having smoked salmon and when we got it it was large chunks or very fatty, fishy fresh salmon. We had to send it back and ordered another dish instead.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I wonderful experience

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great food, wait staff was fantastic, ambiance is a hit

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Nice atmosphere. Really good food. Happy-looking staff. Will definitely return. Small negative—Appetizers came at same time as meal, wet mop smell at entrance.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Everything was wonderful. Service was prompt, and the staff very attentive. I will surely return.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Our server was super friendly and down to earth, however, she would be MIA often when we needed assistance or a water refill. The food was fast and delicious and the portions were more than enough. Overall we were very pleased and would return.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

I thought the place was fabulous! It was my husband and I's first time there. The service and food were great! It was my birthday and it would of been nice to have a complementary desert for the occasion but other than that I give them a 10! We will be back for sure!

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2.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Loud, busy Saturday evening. Online reservations got us the table in the corner by the bathroom. Appetizer was amazing. Went downhill from there. Everything was dried out, overcooked and embarrassing. Salad was wilted. Rice was dry and had a hard crust on it. Green beans looked like they were recycled. Meat was dry (salmon, beef, chicken, didn't matter). Seasonal mixed vegetables were onions and bell peppers. What?! Yuck. Won't bother again.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

We had a corner table we had plenty of room for six people, it was quiet so we had good conversation and could hear well. The food and service was great and had a good experience.Thank you, Nick.

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4.0Dined on December 1, 2017

This restaurant is consistently good and the location can't be beat.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

The food and service were excellent.

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3.0Dined on November 10, 2017

We went on a Friday night. I had been before but it was hubby’s first time. We ordered a few glasses of wine and the calamari to start. It wasn’t very impressive, but the sauce that came with it was good. Almond pork tenderloin was delicious, along with the bok choy and potatoes underneath it. We were highly disappointed in the Sea Bass. It was cooked well but was the tiniest piece of fish I’ve ever gotten in a $30 entree. Fried rice was was over cooked. Service was prompt and polite, as it almost always is. We would probably go back for the pad Thai, which we took to go.

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4.0Dined on November 10, 2017

I enjoyed Kona Grill. The food was great, as always. I was disappointed in the waitstaff. The waitress was training a new person and the trainee was friendly and personable, but the Trainer was not very nice. She was abrupt, disinterested, and not at all friendly or personable. Those of us at the table commented that we hoped that the trainee did not learn from her trainer how to treat customers.

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4.0Dined on October 6, 2017

The food (sushi) was wonderful and the service even better. We had reservations and were seated right away, which is amazing on a Friday night. It was happy hour and some people at the bar were very noisy, but other than that we enjoyed our meal and the restaurant very much.

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3.0Dined on October 2, 2017

The food was good but they did not mark me as "seated" on Open Table even though I asked them to.

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1.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Normal amount of people. We Waited at least 10 minutes before the server took our drink order. Then waited another 10 minutes to get our drinks.(water and sweet tea) server smelled horribly of smoke. Took forever to get refills. Wife ordered a red bull/top shelf and by the time it got to us it was so watered down that I sent it back. Food came out super greasy and luke warm. Very disappointed this time. For the amount of money that we spend at Kona grill I expect a lot better. Server had a curly Mohawk

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3.0Dined on September 15, 2017

Unfortunately, the shrimp in the fiery shrimp roll was bad. My bf got really sick and had the worst stomachache all night. Also, I only had sushi, didn't get sick, but had several breakouts on my face the next morning which is super rare.

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3.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Nice restaurant, good food. They need to be more attentive to their bathrooms.

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Great food as usual. Normal noise level. Very good service. Love me some kona!!

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4.0Dined on August 26, 2017

The service was fast and professional; food was hot, delicious and of average portion/serving. The cocktail list wasn't as varied as expecting; it can use more items .

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2.0Dined on August 4, 2017

They have completely changed the menu and dropped our favorite drink, a coconut mojito. The waiter, who smelled awful like strong cigarettes, told us the bartender could not make a mojito? What bar can't make a mojito? They even had mint for another drink on the new menu. My naruto roll was OK - nothing to rave about. It is unlikely that we will go back.

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2017

Been to Kona several times and been very pleased. Food came out ice cold and not at the same time. We had six adults and four had an issue with their meal that had to go back.

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2.0Dined on July 28, 2017

When we walked into the restaurant, there was a horrible smell, which should have been our first sign. Three of us ordered sushi, one ordered stir fry. The sushi was ok, but the portions were very small in comparison to servings at the same price point at other area sushi restaurants. The stir fry dish had 5 very small pieces of meat and the white rice which covered 2/3 of the place was under cooked and had no seasoning. Our total bill was $150 and we all left hungry and disappointed. We presented our concerns to the manager after we paid the bill because we didn't want them to think we were trying to get something for free, but we will not be back and would not recommend Kona Grill to anyone. In her defense, our waitress did a good job.

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2.0Dined on July 17, 2017

The food was good. Service and management sub par.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

The food and drinks were amazing! We will definitely make this a frequent place. The service was excellent also

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2.0Dined on July 8, 2017

We ordered several drinks and were told we're out of that!! When we complained the manger said we're switching our menu! Also the water Temperature in the bathroom faucet was on extreme hot and burned my little ones hands.

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3.0Dined on July 6, 2017

Food was good, but no wow factor. We had cucumber salad, lime shrimp salad, Las Vegas roll, and a wave roll. The rolls were good, but the presentation was very plain for signature sushi. Overall, the rolls were disappointing.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2017

Great ambiance, service was on spot. Server was knowledgeable of items on food menu and cocktail menu. Food came out hot and taste was clean, fresh and well seasoned. This is a great place to dine for any occasion.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2017

Good service, fresh sushi, nice environment for a visit and a great meal.

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2017

The overall feel of the restaurant was really nice. I just wasn't happy with my Chicken Caesar salad. The lettuce seemed wilted and the dressing was really bitter.

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2017

Dined at a number of Kona Grills and is always a good experience.

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Good service, good food, good decor and reasonable prices.

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2.0Dined on May 5, 2017

We got there as scheduled at 8:15, started eating at 9:10, kids were served after us, which is not really convenient because they were hungry and had been waiting for a long time. I ordered a fontain drink but it tasted like chlorine, when I asked to get something else I was proposed sweet tea that was brought 30 minutes later .... so don't go there on a busy night ...

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