Kona Grill - Carmel

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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.

Specials

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. Happy Hour is not Available for Holidays.

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. Happy Hour is not Available for Holidays.

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. Happy Hour is not Available for Holidays.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1307 People Are Saying
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OT
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is always nice at Kona Grill. We sat in the dining area versus the bar this time and it was really nice. It’s a perfect place for date night due to the lighting & quietness of the dining area vs bar

d
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good, broad menu with several special additions. Gluten free options are plentiful, and the waitstaff will work with you to create a great entree. Overall, it was very good.

HK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

The server seemed timid and was not very helpful. Not sure if she was new or having a bad day.

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded 2 days ago

HopeK we appreicated the feedback. When you have time can you please contact me at 317-566-1400 so I may learn more about your experience. Thanks, Chrsitian Kilgard Manager

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i
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great server, the menu was creative and tasty

J
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great, food great, very fun evening at Kona Grill!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good portions, nice lunch

TG
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Slow seating, slow service. Mediocre food. Don’t think we will be back.

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on November 20, 2019

TonyG, I apologize about your most recent experience at our establishment. I would like to talk to you about your experience and have the opportunity to win you back as a guest. Can you please contact me at 317-566-1400. Thanks, Christian Kilgard Manager

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CR
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Although we love Kona, we had to wait 20 minutes even though we had a reservation. Server was great but we could barely hear him. Music is very loud and not the best music mix for families. More like a dance club.

AA
Indiana
48 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered salmon and sea bass. Probably the BEST sea bass I have ever had. And the brussel sprouts were devine. Burst of flavor in every bite. I highly recommend this restaurant. And our server was more attentive than 99% we have ever had. You would thing you were in a white glove establishment.

SU
Indiana
30 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as usual and the service was very good also, I think this restaurant is fantastic.

BR
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The restaurant has changed and no longer felt like a nice evening out but more like going to Applebee’s or Chili’s. It was weird. Perhaps it was because there were an awful lot of kids in the place this particular evening or because the menu was super boring. Not sure? Our meals were good enough, not great. Our waiter was attentive enough. The hostess never smiled or greeted us- which I thought was weird but she had to be 16? Anyway a weird experience. Dont plan to return.

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on November 13, 2019

BRSfoodie, we regret to hear that you had a negative experience with us. We would appreciate the chance to turn your experience around. I would like to get some more details about your experience with us. Can you please contact me at 317-566-1400. Thanks, Christian Kilgard Manager

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Where were the Jolly Ranchers??

MB
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a party of 9 and had pre-ordered our lunches. The staff was prepared for us and the service was great. Food as usual was very good. I always have a great experience at Kona Grill.

OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grandson birthday

T
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Love love love this food! The staff is very friendly and happy to provide whatever is requested.

B
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Fruit flies. Service is hit or miss. Menu changed for the worse. Reeks of a place trying to limp along before closing the doors.

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on October 20, 2019

We are apologize for the experience you received at our establishment. We do have an open air bar and some elements from the outside do come inside our restaurant, which we do our best to control. I would like to have the opportunity to win you back as a guest. Can you please contact me 317-566-1400. Thanks, Christian Kilgard Manager

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B
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pricey for the amount of food you receive, but a great place to celebrate or hang out with friends. Go during happy hour!

D
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The food was pretty subpar and the service was slow. We're regular patrons but tonight may mark the decline of food and service for Kona. I sure hope it doesn't but it truly disappointed us today.

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on October 20, 2019

Dave, I apologize about your most recent experience at our establishment. I would like to talk to you about your experience and have the opportunity to win you back as a guest. Can you please contact me at 317-566-1400. Thanks, Christian Kilgard Manager

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TJ
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paloma was an excellent server and the food was tasty.

MB
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We seem to be on the list to sit next to the restroom and in the children’s section even though we have no children. Well ask not to do so in future - we actually have walked out the previous time they did this to us.

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on October 7, 2019

Mary, Thank you very much for you feedback. We always try to honor every request from our guest. We will do our best not to seat you next to the restroom or children on your next visit. We hope you have a wonderful day. See you soon! Thanks, Fred Scott Executive Chef

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KP
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience1

The food and service is always very good. However, they have a huge problem with fruit flies. They are everywhere. They get in your food, in your wine and in your face. They totally ruin the entire experience. We will not be back until they fix the bug problem.

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on October 7, 2019

We are apologize for the experience you received at our establishment. We do have an open air bar and some elements from the outside do come inside our restaurant, which we do our best to control. I would like to have the opportunity to win you back as a guest. Can you please contact me 317-566-1400. Thanks, Christian Kilgard Manager

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RF
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Since homecoming was going on I think that would account for the noise level. Plus for such a large restaurant there was always a line outside the women's restroom

BM
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife said it was the best meal she has ever had there. She ordered the 14 oz Marinated ribeye. I had the Fresh catch Hawaiian Pomfret and it was great as well. My rice came out slightly cold but they rectified the situation quickly. Everyone was friendly and the manager checked in on us as well.

HR
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love eating at Kona Grill. There are options for the entire family and the food is excellent.

ME
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I’m an experienced sushi fan. I ordered 3 sushi rolls. All made too large so they fall apart when picking them up with chopsticks. One was made so spicy that it was not enjoyable.

Server was very good and we love the atmosphere. Reasonably priced.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the hostess, server, bartenders, and kitchen...every aspect of our dining experience here was amazing...as usual.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and quick seating

RC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shawn our server made the experience so enjoyable and was more than knowledgeable about the food we ate to help with some rookies who have never fined that way before

J
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!! And almost always is!! We would recommend Kona to everyone.

IS
Indiana
43 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Generally a nice place, lively on the night we were there. Food was good, service to match. One issue was that once the food came out, our table was besieged by gnats/fruit-flies and flies that wouldn't disperse, which was annoying. Also, the weather permitted the doors to be open to the outside seating (probably leading to the bugs issue), which was nice, except that we were seated inside where the AC was turned up to high (excessive cooling) which made our area quite cold. We liked the food enough that we'll be back and will see if the climate control is any different if/when the space is closed to the outdoors.

KN
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night on the patio...

BB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Entree recommendation by our server was great (some type of Hawaiian fish). Highly recommend this place!

CR
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a lovely day to sit outside and enjoy a nice lunch with a client.

She loved her salad with the Macadamia nut chicken. Which I will try to make it home because it looked amazing.

I had your chop salad with that delicious dressing and blue cheese. I also also had the Picasso roll which was fantastic.

OT
Indiana
41 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

really disappointing food was not outstanding service was slow no one around had to ask differant servers for items we needed to use. Overall would no recomend place to anyone!!!!!!!!!!!

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on August 28, 2019

My name is Christian Kilgard. I'm a manager at Kona Grill in Carmel, IN. I apologize about the experience you recieved at our establishment. I would like to have the opportunity to speak with you about your experience and have the chance to win you back as a guest. Can you please contact me at 317-566-1400. Thanks, Christian Kilgard Manager

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CM
Las Vegas
30 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Four times now this outdoor season we receive awful service, no ice, dirty dishes, dirty table. Drink refills are so slow and NO ICE.

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on August 28, 2019

My name is Christian Kilgard. I'm a manager at Kona Grill in Carmel, IN. I apologize about the experience you recieved at our establishment. I would like to have the opportunity to speak with you about your experience and have the chance to win you back as a guest. Can you please contact me at 317-566-1400. Thanks, Christian Kilgard Manager

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was delicious, once we got it. We ordered some appetizers and three rolls of sushi. Appetizers came fast but the rolls of sushi took an enormous amount of time. We had to request them to be wrapped to go since we had another commitment shortly after. We were there a good 50 mins. That took from the experience quite a bit and I was disappointed as we were there to celebrate my birthday.

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on August 28, 2019

My name is Christian Kilgard. I'm a manager at Kona Grill in Carmel, IN. I apologize about the experience you recieved at our establishment. I would like to have the opportunity to speak with you about your experience and have the chance to win you back as a guest. Can you please contact me at 317-566-1400. Thanks, Christian Kilgard Manager

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LV
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites for food, service, atmosphere and people watching (from the deck.

OT
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Very loud, don’t remember music being so noisy.
Steak and sushi weren’t the same level of quality as our usual experience

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on August 28, 2019

My name is Christian Kilgard. I'm a manager at Kona Grill in Carmel, IN. I apologize about the experience you recieved at our establishment. I would like to have the opportunity to speak with you about your experience and have the chance to win you back as a guest. Can you please contact me at 317-566-1400. Thanks, Christian Kilgard Manager

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CS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food. I have Celiac and they offer many GF entrees and drinks. Try the Kona Cosmo! They never disappoint.

OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated with a small family dinner. We ordered our food and my daughter asked if it was possible to get my granddaughter’s food as quickly as possible (she’s almost 15 months). He said absolutely. It was out in minutes and she was content the whole time. Our server was attentive and our orders were accurate and delicious.