Kona Grill - Boise

4.1
1403 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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Sun 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:45PM 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 6:00PM - 8:45PM
Fri 12:00AM - 12:00AM 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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EladioS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good service perfect we like the food and good music

Kona Grill - Boise
Responded an hour ago

Thank you for the 5 stars! We appreciate your positive review and look forward to seeing you again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is always slow to come out so don’t be in a rush. Evening hostesses aren’t dressed quite appropriately for a family dining establishment.

Kona Grill - Boise
Responded 2 days ago

I apologize about the food coming out slow and i also apologize about the hostess uniform. This is something that has been addressed with management and hopefully we can meet your expectations next time that you decide to dine with us. Thank you!

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Aprils2cents
Boise
15 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We have eaten many times at Kona Grill. The restaurant is very nice and the food is always wonderful and portions generous. The staff still did a great job even though it was obvious they were short-handed. Even though it took quite a while for the food to be served it was exactly as expected and hot as usual.

Kona Grill - Boise
Responded 2 days ago

Hi April! Thank you for your feedback. I apologize about the ambience being overbearing. Please reach out to myself (Manny Eleazer) I am the GM or any other manager on duty so that we can accommodate your needs by maybe placing you in a quieter area of the restaurant or maybe even the patio. We are all about the vibe and are constantly taking feedback to find the median in which all of our guests can enjoy themselves comfortably.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite being very short staffed (by no fault of their own) the staff was great as was the food!

Kona Grill - Boise
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for the 5 star review and taking the time to provide feedback! We hope to see you again soon!

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vipFriends
Denver
55 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

They were busy and understaffed, food took quite a long time and three of the items were not delivered until the check came. The food we got was great, and the manager did come over to apologize. We got a little off our bill because of the inconvenience so recognition of their issues was appreciated.

This will not deter us from coming back as we love the restaurant. This is the first time we’ve ever had issues. The server was overwhelmed, the kitchen was an absolute warzone (we sat next to it) and it just felt like they couldn’t stay on top of things. Eventually, the managers came in to help so I hope they were able to finish better than they started.

Finishing in a positive note, the sushi bar seemed to have their ducks in a row, that food came out in time (and was delicious as always).

Kona Grill - Boise
Responded 5 days ago

I want to sincerely apologize for the unpleasant incident you had at our restaurant. It is our highest priority to provide our guests with an exceptional dining experience. While I cannot change the past, I would like to invite you back as my personal guest so we can show you we really can do a much better job than what you experienced. Please come back to enjoy a meal on us. You can email me at boise@konagrillcom and I will arrange everything. Best regards, Amanda Timm Manager

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vipMaryMG105
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From Brook-the host, Jodi & Sara-Bartenders/Servers to GM-Manny, they are an awesome hospitality team with delicious food & great drinks!

Kona Grill - Boise
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your 5 star review! We are so glad you had a great time and we hope to see you back again soon!

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TedO
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

This was our third visit to Kona Grill, and definitely was a disappointing one. Normally, the service and the food is relatively prompt (although these two prior visits were on a weekend). This review focuses on our Monday night visit (the first night of Monday Night Football).
We were seated for our reservation promptly, but didn't have any attention for quite some time, other than perhaps being given water. The end result was that we didn't receive any food for 1 hour and 6 minutes (and that was just my dinner salad....no one else ordered a salad). The entrees came at 1 hour and 14 minutes after we sat down. I thought that was a long wait; whether it had to do with being too busy for the amount of staff available in these challenging times of late 2021 I cannot say.
Everyone's food was good as always. I had (for the first time) the ribeye steak, which was cooked medium as I requested. However, both the steak and (especially) the fingerling potatoes were really salty, which dramatically took away from the taste of the food. Similarly, my green beans seemed too salty as well. I will likely go back to the salmon dish next time (which is slightly spicy, but good). If you don't like spicy food, make sure and talk to your server before ordering.
My final food comment has to do with the burger, which is listed immediately under the words "lighter fare." The burger is TWO patties of 1/4 pound each. I would have ordered the burger, but didn't want to eat 1/2 pound. I wish they had a smaller burger option.
In sum, this place is busy on weekends, and has good food. The food, on the whole, tends to be spicier than some places, but they can certainly vary some of that spice. I don't know if our Monday experience was an outlier, but it certainly makes me chose to avoid that night of the week.

Kona Grill - Boise
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Ted, I cannot apologize enough for the experience you had. We strive to provide the best guest experience and we clearly failed you. While I cannot change the past, I would like to invite you back as my personal guest so we can show you we really can do a much better job than what you experienced. You can email me at boise@konagrillcomand I will arrange everything. Once again, please accept our sincere apology for this unfortunate incident and thank you for letting us know about it.

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vipCriticalFoodie
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Server and Trainee were very attentive and friendly. Food arrived quickly and drinks were outstanding. Nice atmosphere. Desserts to go were over-the-top. Thank you!

Kona Grill - Boise
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your 5 star review! We are so glad you had a great time and we hope to see you back again soon!

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BruceH
Boise
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Prime Rib was average at best. My wife's sushi tasted like it had a lot of veniger in it. Servicecwas good. Probably will not be back.

Kona Grill - Boise
Responded on September 11, 2021

Hi Bruce, We are so sorry you did not enjoy your experience. We pride ourselves in guest satisfaction and would love to make it up to you if you are willing! Please contact us at boise@konagrillcom so we make this up to you.

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vipDavidD
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I lived in Hawaii for two years as a child and I always enjoy reliving those Hawaiian and Asian flavors such as teriyaki etc. Kona Grill gives me a chance to do that and we really enjoyed ourselves. Recommended.

Kona Grill - Boise
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your 5 star review! We are so glad you had a great time and we hope to see you back again soon!

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viploriS
Boise
16 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy Kona. A little to loud last night the music despite fewer folks there than normal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Boise
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So consistently delicious. Such a fun spot. Menu high quality and reasonably priced. Never disappoints

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was great- attentive and available but not overbearing. Food was delicious with great presentation. The manager came and talked with us - very friendly and welcoming.

Kona Grill - Boise
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you for those kind words! We strive every day to ensure our guests have a wonderful meal and a marvelous time at Kona Grill and it is extremely encouraging for someone to tell us. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with us, and we look forward to seeing you again. Best regards, Manuel Eleazer General Manager

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vipSophipalateAT
Mexico City
31 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Marginal food, very slow kitchen. Labor issues everywhere

Kona Grill - Boise
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you for letting us know about your experience at Kona Grill. We are very sorry we did not meet your expectations and did not live up to our own high standards. To show our appreciation, I invite you to come back and give us one more try. Please ask for me so I can make certain you have the exceptional experience we strive to give. We hope you will give us another opportunity to serve you. Thank you again. Best regards, Manuel Eleazer General Manager

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JimC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Busy Friday night so we understand the challenge with service which wasn't bad, just could have been a bit better as far as timing. There were four of us. Wife ordered a steak medium but came closer to well done. She survived. It's all good.

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William
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The prices have gone up and portions have been reduced. I ordered a Las Vegas Roll (Sushi) the "roll" was served on a plate 5 pieces.....Normally 8-10 pieces, spread out like a clock if you can picture it. This particular roll is a fried roll. The roll was served cold. Like out of the refrigerator cold. The fish was not fresh. The small drink I had was $12 and have of it was ice.

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TanyaB
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food a bit overpriced! But for a specific occasion it’s grewt!

Kona Grill - Boise
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you for those kind words! We strive every day to ensure our guests have a wonderful meal and a marvelous time at Kona Grill and it is extremely encouraging for someone to tell us. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with us, and we look forward to seeing you again. Best regards, Manuel Eleazer General Manager

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EricB
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our time here. A bit pricey but everything else was great.

Kona Grill - Boise
Responded on September 2, 2021

Im sorry we could not get a five star review from you. We would love for you to come back and give us a second chance and to get that five star review from you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was very slow.

Kona Grill - Boise
Responded on August 31, 2021

I am so sorry we dropped the ball on your experience we would love for you to come back and give us the chance to give you the exceptional guest experience that we strive for.

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melissaa
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We made a reservation and had to wait for 30 min to be seated!!! Service was not good and food took over an hour to get which came to us cold.

Kona Grill - Boise
Responded on August 31, 2021

Melissaa, I am so sorry we dropped the ball on your experience we would love for you to come back and give us the chance to give you the exceptional guest experience that we strive for.

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GuyD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome time. First time visiting and we will be back. General manager was a delight to meet and server was a delight. Conversational and attentive. Made sure we had what we wanted and provided great insight to the menu even though he was new to the restaurant. Really enjoyed the fish special (Ono) with the “angry/hot” sauce and my wife enjoyed the regular. Both very tasty. Drinks were also well prepared. Good selection on the menu.

Kona Grill - Boise
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5 star review we are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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KenK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My parents were visiting from San Francisco, this was their first trip to Boise, and Ryan our waiter and Amanda the Manager made this dinner super special. The service from Ryan was outstanding, Amanda the Manager stopped by a few times for our party of 5, and then she delivered a special slice of coconut rum cake which is my Dad's favorite making the dinner extra special. You should have seen his smile! Mom and I shared carrot cake which is my favorite. The whole dinner experience was wonderful and the service was even better. Be sure to make reservations to insure you too can have a great dinner experience.

Kona Grill - Boise
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5 star review we are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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ThomasB
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great happy hour, great service

Kona Grill - Boise
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thomas, I'm sorry we could not get a five star review from you. We would love for you to come back and give us a second chance and to get that five star review from you.

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vipMaryMG105
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarah in the Bar area was AWESOME!!! Great attentive & accommodating service. She should get a raise as she was hustling with so many customers and always did it with a smile!

Kona Grill - Boise
Responded on August 28, 2021

Thank you so much Mary for your 5 star review we appreciate taking the time to write one and we are hoping to see you again soon!

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vipRegularDiner
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I have eaten at Kona Grill for years. If anything the food has become better. At our most recent outing we had sweet chili glazed salmon, fried rice, and the best Brussel sprouts that I have ever had. We shared an oriental side salad, and we each had a glass of wine that the waiter recommended. The only bad part of the evening was the very loud music. My Apple Watch kept warning me that the noise level had exceeded a healthy volume.
Yes, we would go again. I think next time if the music is too loud I’ll say something.

Kona Grill - Boise
Responded on August 28, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a 5 star review. We are so happy that you are enjoying your time here, thank you also for the feedback we will take that into consideration and work towards making it better!

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PattyB
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Too noisy with extra loud music playing. Might be okay for some, but found it extremely difficult to have a table side conversation with our friends. Asked both our waiter and a manager if they could turn it down even a little bit. Each one said yes, BUT they never did. They just basically said what we wanted to hear and then ignored our request.

Kona Grill - Boise
Responded on August 28, 2021

Hi Patty, I am so sorry that we dropped the ball on the music, hopefully you can comeback and we can have a better experience for you. Also on Fridays and Saturday nights we have a DJ that plays just for your awareness.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Good was fair. Service was ok

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colbyn
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Some of the food was decent, some was not so great. Way over priced for the value and portions. I tried it, now I know better than to go back. Hope your experience is better. Stay away from the Pad Thai.

Kona Grill - Boise
Responded on August 22, 2021

Dear Colbyn Thank you for letting us know about your experience at Kona Grill. We are very sorry we did not meet your expectations and did not live up to our own high standards. To show our appreciation, I invite you to come back and give us one more try. Please ask for me so I can make certain you have the exceptional experience we strive to give. We hope you will give us another opportunity to serve you. Thank you again. Best regards, Manuel Eleazer General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Boise
17 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good even though it's a little overpriced. Charles our server was great. He took care of us and we were pleased with his service. It's loud in the bar area so we prefer the dining room so we can have a conversation. There's quite a lot of food options on the menu. We enjoy the pad thai (which is unfortunately over priced). The crunchy spicy roll and coconut shrimp roll are both delicious as well. This place is always a nice option if you want go on a date last minute.

Kona Grill - Boise
Responded on August 22, 2021

Dear [CUSTOMER] Thank you for leaving such wonderful compliments. This type of thoughtful feedback is extremely helpful and important to us in delivering the highest levels of quality and service to our valuable customers. I also appreciate suggestions and recommendations from our customers, so please know that we are listening and welcome the feedback you provided. I will share your thought with our team at our next meeting. Best regards, Manuel Eleazer General Manager

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tims
Boise
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent, the service was great except for the servers wearing masks which coupled with the loud music makes it nearly impossible to hear or understand them. Virtually every time they spoke we had to ask them to repeat it. Super good value for the experience so we will always go back and just put up with the LOUD music and masked servers.

Kona Grill - Boise
Responded on August 22, 2021

Dear Tims Thank you so much for making my day with your review! It really means a lot to me and to everyone on our staff. If you have a chance, please ask for myself or the manager on duty the next time you visit us so that we may thank you personally. Thank you again for your patronage. We look forward to serving you again soon. Best regards, Manuel Eleazer General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love the menu choices and the macadamia nut chicken is definitely a favorite. With great company it was a good atmosphere. Will definitely be back again

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Honestthoughts
Boise
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Was not exceptional dining. We were bothered with flies and food from prior guest. The area just did not seemed well cared for or given much thought into. Took a while to receive our food but we were warned of short staffing with cooks. Food was cool to the touch. Not cold but less than warm. We come occasionally but wont be back due to cleanliness. Better to dine outside or at bar. Not a friendly location for intimate occasions.

Kona Grill - Boise
Responded on August 22, 2021

Thank you for letting us know about your experience at Kona Grill. We are very sorry we did not meet your expectations and did not live up to our own high standards. To show our appreciation, I invite you to come back and give us one more try. Please ask for me so I can make certain you have the exceptional experience we strive to give. We hope you will give us another opportunity to serve you. Thank you again. Best regards, Manuel Eleazer General Manager

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EnjoyNotCooking
Boise
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Enjoy dining at Kona Grill and will continue to return. However, it does seem that the portion sizes have recently become smaller. I realize all costs are increasing, but at the prices being charged they need to find another area to cut costs. Also, the stir fry was VERY spicy this time...new cook? All in all, still enjoy Kona and the atmosphere of the restaurant.

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Katiegreen
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food! It was my first time at this restaurant and I was not disappointed, will definitely visit again. The restaurant is upscale and you can sit outside by the water fountains, very nice ambiance.

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EricaP
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super delicious. Good portions. We got the macadamia nut chicken and the pad Thai. Both were delicious and perfectly made. It’s quite loud in the restaurant but fun music. I do love the decor and it’s a great looking place.

Kona Grill - Boise
Responded on August 22, 2021

Dear Erica It was such a joy to read your review. We work hard to ensure that every guest has as great an experience as you did. I really appreciate the time you took from what I’m sure is a busy schedule to let everyone else on here know how great Kona Grill is too. Please ask for me or the Manager on Duty next time you’re in so we can say hello. Best regards, Manuel Eleazer General Manager

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I really enjoyed the Kona Grill.
the only downside was the noise, it was hard to hear the others at our table but the food did make up for that, it was delicious!

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PaulaT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Calamari was cold and the room was super loud. Food was good Luke warm but good. Waitress was very good. Hostess staff did not have a personality. Kinda pricey not sure I would go back

Kona Grill - Boise
Responded on August 22, 2021

Dear Paula Thank you for letting us know about your experience at Kona Grill. We are very sorry we did not meet your expectations and did not live up to our own high standards. To show our appreciation, I invite you to come back and give us one more try. Please ask for me so I can make certain you have the exceptional experience we strive to give. We hope you will give us another opportunity to serve you. Thank you again. Best regards, Manuel Eleazer General Manager

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NotPicky
Boise
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kong Grill has become a regular restaurant for us. They have an Oriental Salad that is great and a combination Oriental Salad Sushi plate that we regularly get. Great dessert too!!

Kona Grill - Boise
Responded on August 13, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5 star review, we hope to see you again very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Food was excellent but the restaurant did not look clean and cared for… the bathroom definitely needed attention. I notified the hostess, who smiled and thanked me, but no action was taken.

Kona Grill - Boise
Responded on August 13, 2021

I'm so sorry we dropped the ball on your visit. We strive for complete guest satisfaction and would love a chance to give you the proper experience. We will be on top of our staff to fix these issues!

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PennyT
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I would of given 5 stars if I would of been advised that we were were sitting outside. It was a hot for 2 of my family members in their 80's.

Kona Grill - Boise
Responded on August 13, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, we hope to see you again soon and give you an experience to get that 5 star!

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Kona Grill - Boise offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (208) 922-6511.

Kona Grill - Boise is rated 4.1 stars by 1403 OpenTable diners.

Kona Grill - Boise does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://konagrill.cashstar.com/store/recipient?locale=en-us.

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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