Kona Grill - Carmel

4.6
1228 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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ER
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sushi rolls were AWESOME! We are definitely coming back and we took advantage of the happy hour too!

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JC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was the best. It was refreshing to have such great customer service.

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LD
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal on mother’s day. Our server was great and very personable. Food was fabulous! They even accommodated a request for a booth instead of the table they had reserved for us.

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Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Went for daughters birthday- mentioned on reservation- nothing mentioned. Asked for sushi roll without cream cheese due to dairy allergy. It appeared they poked out the cream cheese ( not made to order) and could see cream cheese. Daughter had dinner salad with ranch on side. They brought out creamy lemon dressing. Took forever to get another server to stop and hear what was wrong. He brought out another lemon dressing( looked white). Finally came back with her corrected dressing. Waited for them to remake my dinner - manager brought it to me with his apology. No desert offered or discount to bill. No wonder they are going out of business soon. Won’t be back

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambiance was very nice. We enjoyed a wonderful meal and had a great wait staff. I would go back.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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AR
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food! Our server was very attentive too. Would definitely come back and recommend to others

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c
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Kina Grill has become our choice location for special dinners! Great food, great service -providing a much better value than the high-end steak houses! The Filets Mignon I have gotten there are spectacular. My wife will opt for a lighter custom roll with tuna and lobster. Their butter cake is our favorite dessert at any restaurant.

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K
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

We have had good meals here before but this time the food was pretty bad. My fish (Sea bass) was undercooked and there was no hint of the coconut curry sauce on it. My husband's fish was also not great. That said, the service was great and our waitress was very good.

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JB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Music was a little loud. Felt like I had to yell while having a conversation.

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KM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Kona Grill is my favorite place to eat! I love the chopped salad and order it every time!

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d
Indiana
31 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food! I had tuna poke and salmon sashimi. The fish was very fresh and clean and the portions were generous. Such a great restaurant that has had longevity!

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SF
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Good food although pricey. Will sit at the bar next time - i dont mind a table for two, but when it's between a table of 14 and two other tables of six, it was almost impossible to hear one another. Poor placement choice on the hostess' part. Should have asked to move.

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CB
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fillet! As good as Eddie Merlot! Always great food here!

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NK
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and great service. Only negative was that it was very noisy.

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f
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was good. We had to wait 20 minutes for our drinks to arrive. The food took longer. Waitress was excellent and apolegetic.

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Indiana
25 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, excellent service! Food was delicious in a fun atmosphere.

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W
Indiana
59 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and always delicious food.

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EC
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is always consistently good. Server was good but she was rushing us. Will continue to go back.

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Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful. Greatest food, greatest waitress. Can’t wait to return!! Recommend to all. Great menu options!

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IC
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Cocktails and sushi were top-notch. Excellent butter cake. Music was too loud and distracting from conversation.

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A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

Just really disappointed in the food for the price.

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LM
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wish there mere more vegetarian options but overall great experience!

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FS
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time & the food was excellent. We had a Bama roll, chicken chili, Korean Flatbread Pizza, lettuce wraps, pot stickers & a shrimp & lobster roll. Everything was excellent & the service was perfect.

Thank you.

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F
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
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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N
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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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
3 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
32 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
9 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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D
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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