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

Complimentary Appetizer When You Become A Konavore

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

Specials

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.

Kona Grill - Carmel Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (29)
Special Occasion (24)
Casual (20)
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Good for Anniversaries (20)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Business Meals (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Bar Seating (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Fun (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Romantic (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Cozy (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Kid-friendly (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Healthy (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Authentic (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined 2 days ago

Not as impressed as we used to be. But think it’s more of just having the same selection for awhile. Quality is just not as high as before but really overall still a good restaurant overall.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 2 days ago

Our first time to Kona Grill. Everything was outstanding. Good, service, value, ambiance, everythingvwas done well. We will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined 2 days ago

This was our first visit. We tried drinks, appetizer, dinner and dessert to get a variety of flavors. I was given a gift card which prompted drive from far East side of Indianapolis. It was worth the drive and the management could not have been better. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

Our waitress was just fine. Very on top with the drink refills and the food was delicious. Our only beef was having to ask for salt and pepper. And even at that she only left the salt with us and took the pepper grinder away after she peppered our food. Irritating.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

We had an 8pm reservation fro Valentine's Day and we were seated promptly at 8pm. The sushi was fabulous as well as the Edimame. The Snapper which was a special item should be considered as an everyday item! I will be back there again but would definitely order the snapper again!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentines Day - Party of 6. We had an enjoyable dinner.
Our Server Katelyn was most attentive , food was really good.
We visit the Kona Grill often, and will do so again. We have not found fault with the food yet
Thanks for a great evening

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Awesome food and service. We had a tuna roll and a yellow tail roll as appetizers and they were excellent. I had the seared tuna and my colleague had the sea bass as entres’. Both were delicious.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We always have good food at Kona Grill, and appreciate the fact that there are some changes on the menu every now and then. It's a little loud, but most restaurants are these days. Servers are usually pretty good, too.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was our first time there will definitely be going back. Making the reservations on opentable we had no wait.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Fun, Business Meals
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Kona never fails to impress, and they have schockingly reasonable pricing on cocktails. It is definitely a regular option for my wife and me.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food & great atmosphere

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We ordered the Sea Bass and Shrimp Penne; Along with an appropriate wine; service was excellent. A much better experience than the last visit with a larger group.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Always have enjoyed Kona. One of our favorites. Get the Earl Grey Old Fashion, Avocado egg rolls and Miso Sea Bass.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 27, 2018

From the time we walked in, to the time we left, everything and everyone was fantastic!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Scenic View
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Made reservations on Open Table during the day and were seated right away, despite a large, walk-in crowd. Service was timely, sushi was delicious and very well crafted. With the restaurant being very busy and quite full, it tended to be a bit noisy. Overall, Kona is always a solid destination, especially for something more than just a casual dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We made a reservation, but had to wait 25 minutes while a lot of other people got sat in front of us, so that was frustrating. The food was delicious and came out quickly, but our server was nice but not very attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Way too loud and impossible to have a conversation. Extremely bright light directly over our table. Disappointing experience for our first visit.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Good food, attentive wait staff. Would go there again.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 21, 2018

I thought the food was excellent my wife not so much. Her experience was based on not liking the cooking style.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We has reservation at Kona for 6:45...by 7:00 our table still wasn't ready but we mentioned it to a manager walking by and he promptly seated us and gave us a few edamame appetizers for the trouble which was a nice gesture. We ordered the "off the menu" sushi rolls-dynamite, playboy, and I think another-and they were very good. The earl grey old fashioned was one of our favorite drinks on the menu! Our waitress was fun and the place was very busy and "happening!" I'd definitely return!

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Took our two grandchildren on a Saturday evening. Good food and service. Very busy- reservations highly recommended.

Tags: Quick Bite, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent presentation on each dish we ordered from the single sushi roll on a banana leaf to our main entree. Super impressed how they cater to kids. My son was given a etch-a-sketch to play with and his meal was neatly presented in a bento box with an orange carved into the shape of a panda and a well-balanced meal with both fruits and veggies. Can’t wait to return. Excellent waiter and service.

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Service was a little slower than usual, but other than that it was great as always.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Casual, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The overall rating would have been higher except the sushi and the main course was brought out at the same time. The kitchen was behind on sushi orders so they should have held the main course until we had a chance to eat the sushi.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Loud, delicious, great service!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a large group with 6 kids among us. Our serve was patient, helpful and understanding. And the food was delicious as always!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A great place to take the whole family or a great place for a quiet date. Great service, food, atmoshere!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food and great service! We travel 25 min to eat there, and it’s worth it!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great place for friends to meet, good food , service outstanding ... always in the top part of my favorites....

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Happy Hour, Fun, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Waitress dropped full wine glass on table. Broke everywhere. All four received new drinks for fear of glass in drinks. Husband’s sweater wet from dpilled wine. Staff never cleaned us broken glass on carpet beneath us. Manager never came over and fid not comp anything. My dinner special no longer available so another fish was substituted. I did not care for substitution. Another entree was brought out after others had finished their entrees. Again no comps for staff blunder. Kona one of our favorite places but if service and lack of attention from manager is going to be the norm then we will have to find another. I was embarrassed since we had out of town guests.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We enjoyed our experience.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Enjoyed dinner with the family. On weight watchers and had the stir fry chicken, w/o white rice, and light on the sauce - 7 smart points

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Casual, Authentic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Sushi always seems to be fresh and very good. Love everything on the menu but always go there for sushi. Good place for business meeting or a family.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We walked in and the poor hostess was swamped and out of sight for 3-5 minutes. After the (I’m sure stressed) manager came to help things started getting better. We had a 5:45 reservation and we were seated by 6pm. Our server asked if he could bring our son some sushi rice first, before taking our drink order, and that scored him HUGE points. He was phenomenal with his service and recommendations. We will absolutely be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Casual
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The service and the food were great. The jambalaya was spicy hot: I loved it, my uncle did not.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Ended up sitting at the bar which had plenty of seating but didn’t get greeted for several mins and wanted to drink more but was not pursued ... prob due to “ intense “ conversation I was engaged in.
Sushi was great! People seated next to us were rude. Night was ok.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Service was very slow and our entrée lacked seasoning.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Beautifully designed. Very busy Saturday night so expect a delay even with reservations. Good food. Would've loved a bit bigger portions. I would go again for a date night with the hubby.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 16, 2017

very busy/noisy on a Sat PM but food was good, esp the avocado eggrolls - be careful as some things lean toward the spicy side - next time we'll go during the week

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Have always had a great experience at this restaurant in the past. Not sure what was going on at time of this visit. Service was slow, server didn’t even ask if we wanted something to drink other than water. Didn’t take our order for at least 15 mins after arrival. Would have been ok if we had beverages to drink while we waited. Restaurant wasn’t even at 25% capacity.
Hopefully this was just an off night.

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