Kona Grill - Boise

4.2
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967 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Welcome to Kona Grill in The Village at Meridian. Enjoy your local paradise after work or a day of shopping. Fresh, wild caught fish is flown in daily to craft award-winning sushi, while contemporary American entrees are prepared from scratch in-house. Happy hour on the beautiful patio overlooking Fountain Square 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 contemporary ambience provide the perfect venue for special occasions like bridal showers, baby showers, birthday celebrations, business meetings, date night, or just any occasion really.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join Kona Grill On Thanksgiving For Kona Inspired Turkey Special, Traditional Turkey Dinner & Macadamia Nut Pie. Children’s Menu Also Available, Along With Full Kona Grill Menu.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Regular Hours of Operation Deck The Halls With Surf & Turf Specials At Kona Grill; Featuring Steak, Sushi & Kona Signature Sweets. Children’s Menu Also Available, Along With Full Kona Grill Menu.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Regular Hours of Operation Deck The Halls With Surf & Turf Specials At Kona Grill; Featuring Steak, Sushi & Kona Signature Sweets. Children’s Menu Also Available, Along With Full Kona Grill Menu.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Open Until 1am (Kitchen Closes at Midnight) Countdown to 2020 With New Year’s Eve Dinner & Drink Specials. Children’s Menu Also Available, Along With Full Kona Grill Menu.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 967 People Are Saying
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OT
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like the variety. There was something for everyone. I love the Poke bowls but I was the only one in the group that liked sushi. Everyone was able to order something off the menu that suited them.

OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Garrett our server was exceptionally professional and on top of everything. He helped make or date night awesome.

MS
Boise
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely date night at Kona. Great service. Food was good, might be a bit on the salty side, but we tend to be low sodium folks. The seabass was delicious!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service was excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was good but it took a very long time to get our drinks and even longer to get our food. It was over an hour from the time we sat down until we were eating.

WB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Place is not kid friendly, crazy loud, waited for over 30 mins just to get water! And they need to let you know ahead of time that happy hour is only on the bar side of the restaurant which you can not reserve a spot on that side.

G
Boise
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can always count on getting a good meal (great sushi & sashimi) and usually good adult beverages. Good happy hour drinks and appetizers. Only gripe is that the lemon drop cocktail isn't featured anymore. The ones that were made tasted like sweet & sour was used in it instead of fresh lemon juice and orange liquor.

KB
Boise
39 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lindsay was our server. She did an excellent job. We will be back soon.

SB
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was awesome! He said he was pretty new but you wouldn’t have known! He was friendly, quick, polite, and attentive!! Great food! We had a really great night! Thank you!

OT
Boise
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Everyone especially Ariana were friendly!

LA
Boise
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our french fries were cold, but other than that, everything was fine.

DT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food was not to your normal standards. service drinks were great. I would reccomend have a drink. Not eat

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was exceptional… I love the food. Honestly, the biggest negative was that they had one, I repeat one IPA. That was disappointing.

Make sure to sign up for the rewards program… It’s a great deal. Overall- I Can’t wait to go again.

OT
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I originally had our first date there 2 years ago. Once the manager found out, we were treated special. They gave us a free dessert and congratulated us. It was an incredible meal and beautiful night! Thanks for making our evening so special!

AR
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Cassie, our server, was excellent!!! Salmon entree exceptional...

JM
Boise
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

I have been to Kona Grill multiple times. My previous experiences were amazing but this time it was horrendous. The server was extremely slow with drinks and was absent most of the night. It was faster to just go to the bar and order a beer, which we did. We ordered the Pad Thai and the two plates looked completely different. The only thing that was the same was that the noodles were barely cooked. Only one other time in my life have I sent food back, but these two meal were completely inedible. The manager kept trying to offer us new meals but this was 30-45 minutes later and we didn’t want to wait or have the potential to get another bad meal. They did take the meals off our check but it did not seem sincere when we got the apology. Again, I don’t send food back but this was so bad.

CP
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

It was fine... We went there for my birthday about 3 years ago and had an amazing experience. We were trying to relive it but it just didn't workout. The service was ok. Lots of servers running around but it really didn't look like they were doing much. We were helped by at least 5 people over the course of the 45 min we were there, and it still took us the last 20min just to get the check. Water glasses sat empty twice. Granted, I drink a LOT more than most ppl but still... Also, food was subpar. It was ok, but I don't like spicy tuna rolls with the tuna minced. My husband's was better than mine. But both of us agree that we can really get much better sushi at Fred Meyer, Alberstsons, Whole Food, AND the Tavern - not to mention for WAY cheaper. The advocado egg rolls were the best thing we had but still, the outside just really wasn't that crispy anymore and almost tasted floury... Like they'd been reheated maybe. Meh... We finished our plates because we can't stand wasted food, but we'll probably choose different eating locations in the future.

JC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience1

The food took 45 minutes to get to us was prepared poorly. When we mentioned it to our server he was all shoulders. Didn’t offer anything. This place was cool, but now I see why they filed for bankruptcy

JB
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Miso Soup was like water without flavor. Tofu had the texture of rubber. Fortunately, the waiter had it removed from the tab. Menu was quite pricey for the quality of the food. Ambiance was much to noisy...there are better restaurant choices in Meridian!

4
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

They ran out of three desserts and it was only 12:45 when we sat down for lunch.

RY
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

This is the second time in a row the kitchen has seemed to have issues. I am not sure if they are understaffed but it was a Tuesday evening and it took almost an hour for our meal to come out. Our server was fantastic and kept checking in but the kitchen was remarkably slow.

SC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food, drinks and service were great considering we had 11 in our group.

OT
Boise
11 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Terrible service and long wait for food! Manager wales around and acted important and never helped crew take care of guests. I would say issue was manager this evening not doing all she could to deliver a great experience!

DC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is in a great location central in the Village. The food is excellent and great service. We will visit more often.

AF
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience2

We love Kona and have been many times. Just too many things missed the mark this time.

KW
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Why would you not allow happy hour in the reserved area? I will never reserve again.

JK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We got our food much later than usual, and server never explained why. He did apologize, but often we hear from the mgr an apologetic response and offer of dessert. When food did finally arrive, it tasted okay but sensed it had been sitting out awhile. Our friend’s steak was marginally warm. Nice ambiance and decor, but soooo loud in there. Why do these places have to be so extremely loud??

MD
Boise
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. They were busy so there was a wait for the food, but it was reasonable. Our server was outstanding, very attentive.

OT
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasant experience! One of our favorites in town!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Made a reservation for 6 and was crammed into a booth where everywhere around us sat 2-4 people. Asked to be moved and was assured we would be. No one ever came back to our table to move us nor apologized for not being able to. Waited an hour for our food, but they did serve the kids earlier thankfully. Our server was very kind and apologized for the delay. This was our 3rd trip and it will be our last. Every time we have ate there it was worse.

F
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour is bomb! It was a little noisy but only because it was packed. The calamari and crab roll were amazing and the raspberry margarita and peach sangria’s were to die for. We will definitely be coming back

RD
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kona is one of my favorites. Such a great atmosphere, amazing food and attentive servers. It is always a great experience.

G
Boise
14 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the back corner and the noise level was at a minimum. The food was great and We had plenty to eat. I was disappointed you cannot get happy hour prices on your drinks in the main restaurant . Service was awesome.

m
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall2food4service5ambience2

Great waiter, terribly slow service. We had a reservation at 5:30 and didn’t get our food until 7:20 and unfortunately didn’t learn ordered a dessert. Didn’t get our dessert (brownie) until 7:40. I love kona but they have been so slow the last three times I’ve been there. I’m just going to order my food to go so that when I wait two hours at least it’s in the comfort of my home.

LW
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This was not my first experience at Kona Grill, but it was by far my worst experience. First of all, it took approximately twenty-five minutes before the waiter came to our table to take our order. When I needed more wine, he was nowhere in sight. When my friend needed more water, she had to take the glass inside (we were sitting on the patio) at which time another waiter (he seemed excellent) filled up her water glass. We both ordered the Cilantro Chicken with rice. The rice was very good, but the chicken was totally overcooked and quite difficult to eat. Our waiter never asked if we wanted to order dessert. In fact, during the majority of our time at Kona Grill, our waiter was invisible. The waiter who had filled up my friend's glass, though, was always hustling and working hard to please his patrons. If Kona Grill had more waiters like him, it would be a much more pleasant place to eat. My friend and I were thinking about other restaurants in Boise, Eagle and Meridian where our experience next time would be much better than it was at Kona Grill.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought friends from Montana. They loved it! As always we were happy with Kona Grill, as well!

SH
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

They have a happy hour, only if you sit on one side of the restaurant, which they do not disclose to you at time of reservation or when you arrive. Instead of allowing us to partake in the happy hour specials at our table on the "wrong side" they said there is a 30 min wait on the other side but Happy hour will be over by the time your wait is up. After that we sat on the wrong side, waited 5 mins for the waiter to bring us water, he took our drink order and we waited 10 mins for our drinks. We ordered an app, which did not come out until our meal came out. The sushi was fresh, but flat, not very impressive. The manger came by and asked what we thought and we told him about the happy hour issue, the wait for drinks, and what we thought about the sushi..he said yeah, only the bar side has happy hour and we should try one of their signature rolls next time. At this point I gave up and smiled. Luckily we had signed up for the rewards club which gave us a free app..so at least we did not pay full price for blah food and poor service.

OT
Boise
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fathers Day dinner. Parts of the restaurant are very cold, others warm. Great service

B
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very pleasant evening with delicious food (Sushi), wonderful waiters and staff. Our favorite place to go!

A
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food took forever to come out. Waited for an hour and a half. It was delicious when we received it

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