About Kona Grill - Carmel

Welcome to Kona Grill Carmel at Clay Terrace, steps away from The Lawn. Enjoy your local paradise after work, a day of shopping, or before an event. 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, shaded patio 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.

14395 Clay Terrace Blvd
Clay Terrace Shopping Center
Carmel, IN 46032
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Sun: 11a-9p
Mon-Thu: 11a-11p
Fri-Sat: 11a-12a

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(317) 566-1400

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

Catering:
Please call for details.

Private Party Facilities:
Please call for details.

Private Party Contact:
Chris Thomas: (317) 566-1400

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, 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 - Carmel Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (29)
Good for a Date (29)
Special Occasion (20)
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Business Meals (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Good for Groups (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Fun (10)
Romantic (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Cozy (9)
Healthy (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Authentic (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Indiana)·Dined 2 days ago

Service was a little slower than usual, but other than that it was great as always.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Casual, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot
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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

The overall rating would have been higher except the sushi and the main course was brought out at the same time. The kitchen was behind on sushi orders so they should have held the main course until we had a chance to eat the sushi.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Loud, delicious, great service!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a large group with 6 kids among us. Our serve was patient, helpful and understanding. And the food was delicious as always!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A great place to take the whole family or a great place for a quiet date. Great service, food, atmoshere!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and great service! We travel 25 min to eat there, and it’s worth it!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great place for friends to meet, good food , service outstanding ... always in the top part of my favorites....

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Happy Hour, Fun, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Waitress dropped full wine glass on table. Broke everywhere. All four received new drinks for fear of glass in drinks. Husband’s sweater wet from dpilled wine. Staff never cleaned us broken glass on carpet beneath us. Manager never came over and fid not comp anything. My dinner special no longer available so another fish was substituted. I did not care for substitution. Another entree was brought out after others had finished their entrees. Again no comps for staff blunder. Kona one of our favorite places but if service and lack of attention from manager is going to be the norm then we will have to find another. I was embarrassed since we had out of town guests.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We enjoyed our experience.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Enjoyed dinner with the family. On weight watchers and had the stir fry chicken, w/o white rice, and light on the sauce - 7 smart points

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Casual, Authentic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Sushi always seems to be fresh and very good. Love everything on the menu but always go there for sushi. Good place for business meeting or a family.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We walked in and the poor hostess was swamped and out of sight for 3-5 minutes. After the (I’m sure stressed) manager came to help things started getting better. We had a 5:45 reservation and we were seated by 6pm. Our server asked if he could bring our son some sushi rice first, before taking our drink order, and that scored him HUGE points. He was phenomenal with his service and recommendations. We will absolutely be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The service and the food were great. The jambalaya was spicy hot: I loved it, my uncle did not.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Ended up sitting at the bar which had plenty of seating but didn’t get greeted for several mins and wanted to drink more but was not pursued ... prob due to “ intense “ conversation I was engaged in.
Sushi was great! People seated next to us were rude. Night was ok.

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Service was very slow and our entrée lacked seasoning.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Beautifully designed. Very busy Saturday night so expect a delay even with reservations. Good food. Would've loved a bit bigger portions. I would go again for a date night with the hubby.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 16, 2017

very busy/noisy on a Sat PM but food was good, esp the avocado eggrolls - be careful as some things lean toward the spicy side - next time we'll go during the week

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Have always had a great experience at this restaurant in the past. Not sure what was going on at time of this visit. Service was slow, server didn’t even ask if we wanted something to drink other than water. Didn’t take our order for at least 15 mins after arrival. Would have been ok if we had beverages to drink while we waited. Restaurant wasn’t even at 25% capacity.
Hopefully this was just an off night.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Had a great time.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 3, 2017

First time very disappointed with with macadamia crusted chicken. WAY over cooked. The staff and manager were great but that one dish was a very big negative as it is typically so good.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Overall good experience. Good value for your money. Recommended.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Last minute reservation through Open Table was a surprise. Activity level started to pick up but as always the food was great and the service top notch. Highly recommended

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great Sushi restaurant. Outdoor seating with fireplace is great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was good, but the salad was not worth $14.5. The server tried to rush us the entire time when we were only there for an hour.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Family party

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Food was great! We had to wait over 30 minutes for our reservation. The music was blaring and it was hard to talk.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Kona Grill was great. Wonderful atmosphere, good food, and great wine.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Even with reservation had about a 15ish minute wait. But, the food was very good.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Over rated. Noisy, marginal service, limited menu beyond sushi.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Always fantastic.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Good food! Nice atmosphere and decor. Menu is heavy on seafood.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food and presentation are great! Very good service. I never had an empty drink glass.
Food is delivered in proper order and timing was perfect. Great atmosphere. Very nice menu variety. Nice location. Price is a bit "upscale", but it is reflected in the quality of food. If you are on a tight budget, this is still a good "special occasion" place. If your budget is not so limited, then this should be on your "regular visit" list. In any case, you won't get better quality at any price.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for Groups, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My wife and I go here quite a bit and they never disappoint!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Sea Bass was prepared very well with tasty rice. The spicy shrimp to begin the meal was very good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I could not have asked for a nicer evening. The service was outstanding.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Love the food and the variety. Will go back very soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great as always!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Kona is a great restaurant for a very quality meal and and excellence environment

Tags: Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We went for our 1 year of marriage anniversary was nice very good food etc.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Sorry to say that my recent dinner with friends was less than optimal and not nearly as good as in the past. The noise level was deafening, making conversation among friends very difficult. I realize that the restaurant can't control the clientele, but having a table with 6 shrieking toddlers (literally shrieking!) and only 3 adults seated in the middle of the restaurant made it unpleasant for everyone nearby. I'm a parent, and I would never have taken this kind of group to an "adult" restaurant at the dinner hour - maybe for lunch and seated far in the rear.

Our server was a trainee, friendly, and did his best, but he rushed us to place our orders, was unfamiliar with the menu, took up the barely-finished plates, and brought the check so we didn't have time to linger and chat with our guests from Phoenix for even a little while. In and out in less than an hour! We understand the need to turn the tables relatively quickly, but this was not at all welcoming.

Three friends enjoyed the salmon sliders although mentioned that they should have been alerted that these are much larger than typical sliders, so they each had to take one home. The house salad was terrific - crisp veggies, lots of blue cheese, and very yummy. The macadamia nut chicken had NO macadamia nuts - 2 overcooked, very chewy chicken breasts with a teaspoon of a bland sauce, whole carrots with no seasoning, and smashed potatoes that tasted reheated. The entire plate arrived barely warm. A local well-known cafeteria serves much better food than this for half the price!

Tonight's experience was very disappointing, but ordinarily my friends and I really like Kona Grill, so we'll return hoping this was just an "off" night.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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