Kona Grill - Carmel

4.5
1485 Reviews
$30 and under
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 ambiance 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1485 people are saying
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DonnaM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & presentation, great service & atmosphere.

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded 20 hours ago

Thank you for the awesome review DonnaM. We are really glad you had a great time dining with us and appreciate the feedback. Please ask for me on your next visit to our establishment. I would love to meet you and buy you an appetizer. Cheers, Christian Kilgard Manager

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JordanD
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

There is a fine line between a server that is at your table every five minutes and one that disappears for huge chunks of time. This was the latter. I would have appreciated a server that was a little more attentive especially considering the price point of the restaurant.

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded 7 days ago

We apologize about the experience you received at our establishment. I would like to talk to you personally about your experience and have the opportunity to win you back as a guest. When you have time can you please contact me at 317-566-1400. Thanks, Christian Kilgard Manager

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MistiF
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great date choice. Good food and good service.

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the great feedback MistiF. We are glad you had a great time dining with us. Please ask for me on your next visit to Kona Grill. I would love to meet you and buy you dessert. Stay Safe, Christian Kilgard Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious sushi with lots of options!

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the awesome review. We are really glad you had a great time dining with us. Please ask for me on your next visit to our establishment. I would love to meet you and buy you an appetizer. Cheers, Christian Kilgard Manager

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vipMissyS
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you for the awesome review Missy. We are really glad you had a great time dining with us. Please ask for me on your next visit to our establishment. I would love to meet you and buy you an appetizer. Cheers, Christian Kilgard Manager

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RK12
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar to have dinner since there were two seats open. There appeared to only be one bartender and was very busy. The martini was good but not worth $20. The Seabass was very salty....unlike we’ve had in the past.

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you for the review. We appreciate the feedback. I am curious about the $20 martini in your review. That seems extremely high. We do apologize about the seabass. If you ever have an issue please inform our staff. We promise to make the situation right. When you have time can you please contact me at 317-566-1400. I would like to talk to you about your experience and have the opportunity to win you back as a guest. Thanks, Christian Kilgard

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vipk2hdine
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was quick and efficient. Our server made sure we had what we needed without being disruptive. Great meal.

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you for the amazing feedback and review. Hopefully next time we can turn this into a 5 star review. Please ask for me on your next visit to Kona Grill. I would love to meet you and buy you dessert. Thanks, Christian Kilgard Manager

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ShayJ
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was a little overpriced for the ambiance and the food. Def not a bad experience but wasn't worth the price in our opinion. The avocado egg rolls were good & my pad thai was very delicious however my husband sea bass was not very good at all. Overall, 3 stars. Not terrible but def not a favorite.

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on November 10, 2020

We apologize about your experience ShayJ. If you ever have an issue please inform our staff. We would have gladly replaced the seabass with something more to your liking. When you have time can you please contact me at 317-566-1400. I would like to speak with you personally about your experience and have the opportunity to win you back as a guest. Thanks, Christian Kilgard

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JenniferP
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We’ve been coming here for years. Always celebrating birthdays, holidays, and anniversaries. We have heard that they are on a financial struggle and had filed bankruptcy. However for our anniversary before heading to the airport we chose our favorite place. What a disappointment. The food was made with cheap ingredients. Potstickers could of been frozen and prepared as they had tasted like the ones I have bought at the grocery.

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded 2 days ago

We apologize about your experience Jennifer, especially on your anniversary. Our company was bought out by The One Group last October. We are not having financial struggles, which is impressive during the pandemic. 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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girl’s lunch for a friend’s birthday!

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on November 4, 2020

Thank you for the great review. We are glad you had a great time on your friend's birthday lunch! Please ask for me on your next visit to Kona Grill. I would love to meet you and buy you an appetizer. Cheers! Christian Kilgard Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered a lot and everything was good!!! Also $6 sake bombs and you get almost three bombs out of it!! Great time with friends!

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on November 1, 2020

We are glad you had a blast and enjoyed our sake bombs! Please ask for me on your next visit to Kona Grill. I would love to meet you and buy you an appetizer. Cheers! Christian Kilgard Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was great! Our waitress was very attentive and a manager stopped by to check on us as well. We had drinks, appetizers and dinner. It was all quite good. We felt it was a bit pricey, especially the drinks considering it was happy hour.

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on November 1, 2020

Thank you for the awesome review. We are really glad you had a great time dining with us. Please ask for me on your next visit to our establishment. I would love to meet you and buy you an appetizer. Cheers, Christian Kilgard Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal and service at Kona. I’m never disappointed ever!

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on October 31, 2020

Thank you for the awesome review. We are really glad you had a great time dining with us. Please ask for me on your next visit to our establishment. I would love to meet you and buy you an appetizer. Cheers, Christian Kilgard Manager

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DanT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and quiet to hold a business meeting. Service was excellent.

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on October 31, 2020

Thank you for the great review DanT. We a glad you and your guest had a great time during you business meeting. Please ask for me on your next visit to Kona Grill. I would love to meet you and buy you an appetizer. Cheers! Christian Kilgard Manager

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AbbyC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary and the waitress was so nice. She had a cake brought out for us, which wasn’t expected nor anticipated but it was a very thoughtful detail that helped the event feel more celebratory.

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on October 31, 2020

Thank you for the amazing review AbbyC. We are glad you had a great time celebrating you anniversary with us. Please ask for me on your next visit to Kona Grill. I would love to meet you and buy you dessert. Thanks, Christian Kilgard Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was for a birthday party. Food was great but it was really loud in the restaurant.

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on October 31, 2020

Thank you for the great review and feedback. We are glad you had a great time dining with us on your birthday. We apologize, our restaurant does tend to be a little loud when we are close to max capacity. We hope to see you again soon. Take care. Cheers! Christian Kilgard Manager

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vipJeffS
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Extremely loud music. Difficult to have a conversation.

Cold on the patio. Cold and raining, but windows partially open.

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RachelE
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service & dining experience! Looking forward to our next visit!

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Rick
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The quality of food has diminished significantly, and the prices are almost doubled from before .

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on October 18, 2020

We apologize about you experience you received at our establishment. When you have time can you please contact me at 317-566-1400. I would love to talk to you personally about your experience and have the opportunity to win you back as a guest. Thanks, TJ Shields Manager

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LJ320
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious and we appreciated the outdoor seating during this pandemic. The service was a little slow, but nothing overly concerning.

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on October 18, 2020

Thanks for the great feedback. We are glad you had a great time dining with us. We do apologize about our service being slower than normal. It largely has to do with all the extra steps we do to protect the guest during the pandemic. On your next visit to Kona Grill please ask for me. I would love to meet you and buy you dessert. Cheers! TJ Sheilds

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RobertW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the sea bass and salmon. Both were excellent.

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on October 8, 2020

Thanks youor the feedback Robert. We are glad you had a great time dining with us. Kona Grill is a made from scratch kitchen. We cut our fish fresh in house daily. The seabass is definitely my favorite, because of the Miso Sake Marinade. It gives the seabass a buttery taste that just makes it melt in your mouth. Please ask for me on your next visit. I would love to meet you and buy you an appetizer. Cheers! Christian Kilgard Manager

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DonettaB
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good meal, good service, good atmosphere. It's one of our favorite places :)

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vipJimP
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Miso Sake Sea Bass was freaking amazing! If you do nothing else with your life, eat this before you die.

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on October 7, 2020

Thank you for the awesome review. We are really glad you had a great time dining with us. The seabass is amazing. It's actually my favorite entree. Please ask for me on your next visit to our establishment. I would love to meet you and buy you an appetizer. Cheers, Christian Kilgard Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was the perfect night. My girlfriend and I had an amazing dinner, were able to talk and had an amazing waiter. He was very kind and came to check on us often. I would highly recommend Kona for a date night, business meeting or other occasions for people to eat at. The food was very well done and the service from the time her and I walked in was spectacular!! Definitely going back here hopefully soon. Keep up the amazing work Kona Grill!!

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you for the awesome 5 star review. We are really glad you had a great time dining with us. Please ask for me on your next visit to our establishment. I would love to meet you and buy you an appetizer. Cheers, Mandy Bradshaw General Manager

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vipTanyaK
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great social distancing inside

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you for the awesome review. We are really glad you had a great time dining with us. Please ask for me on your next visit to our establishment. I would love to meet you and buy you an appetizer. Cheers, Christian Kilgard Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The happy hour menu is great!

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you for the awesome 5 star review. We are really glad you had a great time dining with us especially for our happy hour specials. Please ask for me on your next visit to our establishment. I would love to meet you and buy you an dessert. Thanks, Christian Kilgard Manager

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vipPrincess
Indiana
38 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a beautiful night to eat outside ! Our server was so attentive and helpful . The steaks were outstanding and beautiful presentation . Those choosing a lighter bite enjoyed soup and loved the variety of salads offered . No room god sushi, but it looked delicious.

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you for the awesome 5 star review. We are really glad you had a great time dining with us. Please ask for me on your next visit to our establishment. I would love to meet you and buy you an appetizer. Cheers, Christian Kilgard Manager

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RobertP
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always loved eating at Kona Grill. This was our first time out since covid and everything was excellent.

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you for the awesome 5 star review. We are really glad you had a great time dining with us. Our number one priority is to keep our staff and guest safe during this pandemic. Please ask for me on your next visit to our establishment. I would love to meet you and buy you an appetizer. Cheers, Christian Kilgard Manager

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LauraM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful night at Kona Grill! Sushi was yummy, and my filet was perfectly done and delicious! They were taking safety measures seriously, and we had a lovely dining experience overall!!

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StephenB
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The usual. Go-to nice place to dine w friends.

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on October 18, 2020

Thank you for the great review Stephen B. We are glad you had a great time dining with us. Please make sure you ask to speak with me on your next visit. I would love to meet you and buy you an appetizer. Cheers! TJ Shields Manager

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vipRalphA
Indiana
38 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Are outside. Tammy was marvelous. Margarita flights were a hit. All entree’s were great.

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on September 13, 2020

RaplhA, Thank you for the awesome feedback and 5 star review. We are really glad you had a great time dining with us. Please ask for me on your next visit to our establishment. I would love to meet you and buy you an appetizer. Cheers, Christian Kilgard Manager

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elhoblit
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was very good. Staff was very attentive, and the food was excellent. It was not too busy, or too loud. The timing on the service was spot on. And, as always, the food was great. Portions were about right, which left room for their wonderful desserts. We would highly recommend.

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you for the awesome feedback and 5 star review. We are really glad you had a great time dining with us. Please ask for me on your next visit to our establishment. I would love to meet you and buy you an appetizer. Cheers, Christian Kilgard Manager

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viplab1456
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood and sushi

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on September 14, 2020

Thank you for the amazing 5 star review. It is greatly appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed our seafood and sushi. I hope you tried the Seabass. That's my personal favorite. Please ask for me on your next visit to Kona Grill. I'd love to meet you and buy you dessert. Cheers! Christian Kilgard Manager

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Liss
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, and we enjoyed the service and out time there! Definitely will go back!

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on September 9, 2020

Thank you for the great comments and 5 star review Liss. We appreciate the feedback. We are glad you had an amazing experience at our establishment. Please ask for me on your next visit to Kona Grill. I would love to meet you and buy you dessert. Cheers! Christian Kilgard Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Birthday. They did give a free desert.

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on September 7, 2020

We apologize for your experience on your birthday. When you have time can you please contact us at 317-566-1400. We would like to talk to you personally about your experience and have the opportunity to win you back as a guest. Always delighted to serve, Christian Kilgard Manager

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AmberR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the stir fry and macadamia nut chicken and carrot cake. It was all so good.

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on September 7, 2020

Thank you for the amazing feedback AmberR. We are glad you had a great time dining with us. Please ask for me on your next visit to Kona Grill. I'd love to meet you and buy you dessert. Cheers! Christian Kilgard Manager

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joeb
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wet enjoyable atmosphere. Service and food were great!

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on September 7, 2020

Thank you for the great feedback joeb. We are glad you had a great time dining with us. I'm not sure what you mean by wet, enjoyable atmosphere. When you have a moment can you please contact me at 317-566-1400. Thanks, Christian Kilgard Manager

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GreatExperience
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food food, amazing atmosphere, stellar service. Very nice dining experience.

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on September 9, 2020

Thank you for the amazing review! We are glad you had a great experience dining at our establishment. Please ask for me personally on your next visit to Kona Grill. I would love to meet you and buy you an appetizer. Thanks again, Christian Kilgard Manager

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vipHowardK
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went for the Devour Indy menu. Our 10oz prime rib was less than 10oz. The 1st course of pot stickers we were served 2. The sushi 1st course was very generous. The food and service were great, were the desserts.

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on September 7, 2020

Thank you for the great feedback Howard. This is our first time participating in Devour Indy. We are glad you had a great overall experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Stay safe and take care. Cheers! Christian Kilgard Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating unavailable but was seated indoors at a large, comfortable table for our family of 4. It’s nice to have the extra space with two young children. Our server was friendly and took good care of us. Food was well prepared. Overall, a pleasant dining experience and we’ll return.

Kona Grill - Carmel
Responded on September 7, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review. We appreciate the feedback. Please ask for me on your next visit to Kona Grill. I would love to meet you and buy you dessert. Cheers! Fred Scott Executive Chef

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Kona Grill - Carmel is rated 4.5 stars by 1485 OpenTable diners.

Kona Grill - Carmel 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.