Kona Grill - Carmel

4.5
1203 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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.
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We made a reservation for 4 on a Friday evening. Had to wait 15 minutes after our reservation time to get seated. Service was very slow. Food was average at best. The “hot roll” that we ordered came out cold. The Kona steakhouse roll had very little “steak”. Will not be returning.

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Indiana
27 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu had changed since the last time we had visited. A lot of dishes had been cut from the menu, which was disappointing. Our favorite dessert was gone as well. We still found something we liked, and the service is still excellent.

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KS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gr8 atomophere will be back, waitress knew we were going to be here for awhile still after we paid she still stop by & checked a gr8 service gal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I only go here a few times a year and every time we leave we say, that was really good and we should go there more often. We had an awesome server ... pleasant, with the perfect amount of attention.

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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed celebrating our daughter’s birthday at Kona Grill. The food was very good—especially the poke! A little pricey however—just 2 sodas and 3 meals set us back close to $90. Unfortunately this is why we can only go for special occasions. The service was great and quick!

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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were great. We had a very friendly and accommodating server in the bar. She adjusted the heater above our table no problem. Service was prompt and not overdone. The bartender made a great cocktail and the kitchen staff plated a beautiful lunch. Will be back.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner so fun

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e
Indiana
29 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Meet friends here and had a great oriental salad. Service was great. Nice atmosphere but lighting is so dark we had a hard time reading the menu and seeing our food.

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KJ
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, we had a great time at Kona Grill. Food and service was exceptional and we look forward to our next visit!

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Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Service was OK .Food was served cold. Noise level was extremely high making conversation difficult.

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JA
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

It was just "ok". The food was good but not exceptional. I can find equally good food other places that is less expensive and get better service. Glad I tried it but will not likely return

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RS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was much louder at dinner than I expected. Probably a poor choice for a date if you’re trying to get to know each other!

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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious!!! We hadn’t been to Kona in a while, but we were very pleased!

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j
Indiana
50 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

we've always liked that you can get sushi here and also have a regular menu that is very diverse for those that don't prefer sushi - service is always good here - this is a go to for us - they also have a great happy hour w/ food and drink choices

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Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good experience. The staff was very friendly, helpful, and efficient. The food was prepared well. We had a four and a two year old children with us, and the kids really enjoyed the kids bento box dinner.

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JH
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent as usual. I was a bit disappointed when we were still eating our appetizer and my wife’s entree came out.

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LJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We were a party of 4 this past Saturday night. Your food was terrible. The salmon salad was not good. Could not get just Bibb lettuce with out kale. In other words they would not double the bibb lettuce so we mixed it with romaine. Was not a good combo. Salmon was severely overcooked. Asked for nuts and cheeses to be left off my salad and they got that wrong also. The other person at the table also had problems with her salmon salad.

Additionally a LIVE bug was found in the thin crust pizza that we ordered. which completely grossed us out. The server was nice but the service was very very slow. We have been to this restaurant before and it was fine however this particular night was horrible. I would never go back here and additionally I am putting out my review on my social media. Absolutely horrible!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It different which I enjoyed, a new taste. There were items on the menu I would never think to try but they were amazingly good! Will be coming back to try more of the menu, it’s very family friendly as well

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J
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The salmon entree left my dinner guest feeling, while it was good, as though it was just pulled from the fridge and warmed up. The other two sandwiches were excellent. Excellent server. Kona continues to be a favorite.

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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our sweet waitress and the food was as good as always!!!!!

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Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server Chris was amazing! Loved everything about our experience!

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CM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I came here for Valentine's Day with my friends. I was made to feel comfortable and welcomed. We ordered avocado egg rolls, which were excellent. Miso soup was good, but desired more tofu. Had to ask for wasabi for my sushi, but was brought some right away. Flatbread my friend ordered was delicious and the carrot cake was phenomenal! Will return ASAP!

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CB
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They did a GREAT job of getting us in and out since it was valentines day... but didn't feel rushed or crowded. I had a filet and honestly, it was better than one I had at Eddie Merlots a few weeks back. Excellent meal!

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Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect on a busy evening (Valentine’s Day) for a dinner date with my wife and daughter. Food was delicious, $4 margaritas were great and very attentive, timely service.

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Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never been disappointed in the food and service but Valentine's Day special was an exceptionally good value. What I don't like is the high price of a coke, which doesn't taste good there. I've told management there several times something is wrong with their soda machine.

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GL
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Valentine’s dinner.. Hope they put the tuna wonton appetizer back on the menu. Definitely will be going again.

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SU
Indiana
25 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent as is the usual case with Kona.

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CR
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I absolutely love Kona Grill and their staff. I always recommend it as a place to go to all my friends and family!!

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TJ
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and drinks. Impeccable food and service.

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KJ
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great time at Kona Grill. Great environment and menu offers lot of good choices.

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Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved Kona Grill...we will defiantly go back.

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J
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Server had strong, overpowering perfume. Seating was fast and great location. Server was excellent, except for perfume.

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KM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE Kona Grill ! It is always a treat and never disappoints ! We went for a "get out of the house" dinner on what was a very cold night, with the knowledge that it was only going to get colder. Great service, great food, great fun. You cannot go wrong at Kona Grill!

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Even though had reservations waited 40 minutes to be seated. Not acceptable. Very loud hard to have a conversation. Food was very good but not worth the wait and lack of ability to have a conversation

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TH
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We had a reservation for our family of 4 for 6:45. We finally got seated around 7:05. It took a long time for our server to greet us as they were very busy. Not sure why you take reservations if you can't make them happen. My daughters ordered chicken fingers and pepperoni pizza. The server came up to us around 7:45 and said that someone ‘stole’ her nugget order, and that our food would be right out. So then our food came out a bit later (mine was cold), and my other daughter’s pizza came out cheese. I sent it back. We then all ate while my other daughter had to wait ten minutes for her pepperoni pizza. They did knock the pizza off of the order....but I would think they should offer more than $7 for our trouble. We were not impressed, and will probably not visit again.

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Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining and waiter

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J
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food! Went for a ladies night and it was perfect!

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Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food was excellent and our server was pleasant and attentive. My son, daughter-in-law and 13 month old grandson were home for the holidays and Kona is where they requested we go. It’s a great atmosphere for catching up and enjoying company and conversation.

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