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

holiday gift card promotion

Special valid Nov 13, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Complimentary Appetizer When You Become A Konavore

Special valid Jan 8, 2018 - May 8, 2018 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Seasonal Menu

Special valid Nov 29, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018 all week from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Specials

holiday gift card promotion

Special valid Nov 13, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Details

It's our favorite time of the year! From now until New Year's Eve, for every $50 you spend on gift cards you'll receive a $10 bonus card!. Excludes Tax and Tip. available in each restaurant and online at konagrill.com. Special valid Nov 13, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM.

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.

Seasonal Menu

Special valid Nov 29, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018 all week from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Details

Enjoy Kona Grill's new seasonal menu full of fresh, new items you're sure to love. Try them all before they're gone! Menu items: Beef Tostadas, Sebastian Roll w/ soft shell shrimp & king crab, Filet Oscar, Pumpkin Ginger Cake, & a seasonal cocktail. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Nov 29, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018 all week from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM.

Kona Grill - Carmel Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (26)
Good for a Date (24)
Good for Groups (16)
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Special Occasion (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Business Meals (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Kid-friendly (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Fun (10)
Cozy (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Healthy (9)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Romantic (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Authentic (3)
Comfort Food (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Indiana)·Dined 7 days ago

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

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined 7 days ago

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

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 (Indiana)·Dined 7 days ago

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

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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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 (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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

More than half of the tables on Friday night had young children and infants. Should be called "Kona Cheese."

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Wednesday night - very busy.
At first service was very slow, 30 minutes until we received our drinks, or could place an order.
Run out of wine classes, received small juice glasses
Once we were served, all was good, in all we enjoyed our evening. Food excellent

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We went out to Kona tonight to try the sushi with kids. I hate to say it but we tried three different sushi rolls and none of them really impressed us...they were flavorless and the bites were HUGE so its as hard to even pick them up with chopsticks. The kids did like their kids meals which had plenty of food. We also tried the lettuce wraps and they were okay and the gouda dip..but it was nothing to write home about. If you're looking for sushi I would look elsewhere.

Tags: Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Over run by fruit flies at table. Food is great but they need to act on fruit fly problem.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Good sushi selection...we had a very attentive server & great food.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fun, Casual, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great Neighborhood Restaurant
Dependable food, service and ambiance.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

A great experience. Food was superb, service was over the top. We will eat here again I'm sure.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Our server was good, but our 2nd table's service was horrible. We sat down at the same time, we ate and were paying bill before 2nd table even got food....at this point it had been an hour a a half since we were seated. Spoke to manager, he blamed it on our party because we asked waitress to come back twice; first time because they needed a few more minutes to decide & 2nd time because someone was in the restroom. Possible delay in ordering 15-20 minutes....they still should not have had to wait over an hour for food. Poor customer service. We frequent Kona often so this was a huge disappointment from the mgmt.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

I was very impressed. Service was excellent, Samantha went above and beyond for our large group. The food was amazing. Can't wait to come back with my husband for a romantic evening.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Excellent food and service. Expensive is only drawback.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The food is good, my Salmon was great. Service is good and food was served in a timely manner. Iced Tea needed more ice but that's most places. For the dollars spent it was good and has been consistently good. Dollars spent for dinner value, I rank as good not excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Wonderful sushi with many options, could use more grilled fish and shell fish options. Service was excellent!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Bar Seating, Cozy, Healthy, Organic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Sunday Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 27, 2017

My husband and boys love Kona Grill for their sushi. I don't eat sushi, so I am happy to try different things on the menu. We typically start with the edamame and artichoke rolls. The artichoke appetizer wasn't as good as usual this time, but it was still good. My mother in law had the salmon and loved it and I tried a grouper special with white rice and brussels sprouts with bacon. It was very good! I know we'll be back, as my boys can't get enough of the sushi!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great location for a special occasion. William was a tremendous server. He takes Care of his customers and provides great insight to the menu.

Tags: Happy Hour, Healthy, Cozy
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We had reservations for a 5:30 pm Friday evening meal with friends. All the waitstaff we encountered were very attentive. When we entered, the restaurant was about half-full indoors, and the sound level was moderate, permitting easy conversation across the table. As we dined during the next hour and the dining area filled toward capacity, and the sound level became 'energetic', but conversation was still possible. The food was delicious!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

First time here. Salmon was awesome!!! We sat outside and it was delightful!! Brownie was amazing. Def will come back!!!!!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 16, 2017

The bar was energetic - the bartenders were ultra friendly and very accommodating. Food was delicious!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Good meal and decent service but we fought gnats the entire meal. Waitress said the doors were open causing it but I've never fought that many gnats in a restaurant booth that far from the open air part of the restaurant. I've eaten there several times and never had that issue before.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Real good food was better with the new menu.
Waitress did a great job

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Our waiter was awesome!!

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·Dined on July 31, 2017

We got a table quickly food was delicious the ambience was perfect. The waitress forgot my tea, but I also forgot, until the end... and she gave me a tea to go, that was the only bad thing, we weren't charged for any tea. I will definitely come back the sushi was delicious

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Our children (ages 16 and 18) picked this as a family dinner outing. I ordered a margarita, which tasted like flavored water with no alcohol at all (and it cost $7). My tacos were good, but the taco itself was awful. My son, who eats out a lot and is not picky about restaurant food, had potstickers, which he proclaimed as the worst food he's had in a long time. My husband and daughter thought their food was mediocre, too. The waitress and staff were great. We will not return because the food was below par.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Once again, we are always amazed at how nice Kona is. Consistent great food and service.

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Love this place, but it is noisy especially if you are indoors, hard to talk/hear across a 4 top...but besides that the food is incredible! Our go to place!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Healthy, Disabled Access, Hot Spot
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We ordered an appetizer with our drink order. When the drinks arrived the waitress asked if we wanted an appetizer. Once again, we ordered an appetizer and requested that it come to the table before our meals which were then ordered. Sure enough our meals showed to the table and no appetizer was with it. We then asked for the appetizer to come with it. It was promptly brought out. The appetizer was cold and was apparent that it was forgotten about.

We also each had a water and my girlfriend had finished hers. The waitress asked if we would like more and we replied, "yes". Some time later she returns to the table beside us with a water pitcher and fills the waters at that table and then proceeds to our table to ask if we wanted any dessert and never filled her water. At this point we asked for the check.

The food was delicious and we enjoyed sitting in the bar area with the windows open. We will be back and hope that this isn't a normal occurrence.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The food was good but they got our orders wrong. Also we tried to call to make a reservation & they wouldn't let us but we could make on online.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Our server, Emily, was excellent! She covered all our needs in a very timely manner. We ordered our appetizer and our main course at the same time. We had barely started our appetizer when our main course came out... Not the server's fault. I ordered the jambalaya and it was not much better than what I can get from a box of Zatarain's at the grocery. My wife had the salmon and said it was very good. Next time I'll try something different. Also, I would wait till your appetizer is on the table to order your main course. One more thing... The Beefeater Gin and tonics were close to the best I've ever had.

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