Kona Grill - Denver

4.1
1255 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Welcome to Kona Grill Denver at Cherry Creek Shopping Center, with convenient valet parking right at our main entrance. Enjoy your local paradise after work, a day of shopping, or before catching your next movie. 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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Sun 9:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:45PM 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 6:00PM - 8:45PM
Fri 12:00AM - 12:00AM 8:00PM - 11:45PM
Sat 12:00AM - 12:00AM 9:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:45PM 8:00PM - 11:45PM

What 1255 people are saying
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AngeliqueG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was able to be seated quickly, great service from wait staff & bartenders, and solid food.

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vipPSVisitor
Denver
13 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall2food4service4ambience1

The food was good. The service was good. But the music was so loud that we could barely hear each other talk. It was like disco music and way too loud ! When we commented to the management , we were dismissed and told that it was “vibe dining “. There’s too many good places to chose from. I will never go back to this restaurant

Kona Grill - Denver
Responded 15 hours ago

Thank you for your review. We are sad to hear of your experience with us and we would love to make it up to you. Please give us a call at the store so that we can invite you back out. Thank you, KG Managers 720-974-1300

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Broncos
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience1

The food and service were excellent. The ambience was terrible. Too loud and management kept staring at our table and we felt very discriminated by an Asian manager who was conducting a disciplinary process with employees.

Kona Grill - Denver
Responded 15 hours ago

Thank you for your review. We are sad to hear of your experience with us and we would love to make it up to you. Please give us a call at the store so that we can invite you back out. Thank you, KG Managers 720-974-1300

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vipPamR
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience1

It has a great energy- very very loud music, so if you want to chat with the person you came with, probably not the best place. My table was vibrating from the music during Sunday Brunch- But it would be a fun place for a gathering!

Kona Grill - Denver
Responded 15 hours ago

Thank you for your review. We are sad to hear of your experience with us and we would love to make it up to you. Please give us a call at the store so that we can invite you back out. Thank you, KG Managers 720-974-1300

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RobertaA
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

My friend and I ordered brunch. The potatoes were lukewarm and the coffee was bitter. Also, service was mediocre. We asked two servers for salt and pepper and I wanted a fresh cup of coffee but the server never came back to the table till we were finished. Disappointing.

Kona Grill - Denver
Responded 15 hours ago

Thank you for your review. We are sad to hear of your experience with us and we would love to make it up to you. Please give us a call at the store so that we can invite you back out. Thank you, KG Managers 720-974-1300

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HappyBeginning
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time there. We had a salad, sushi and a very good chicken dish. It was all good.

The valet wasn’t complimentary as is it at most nicer restaurants in Denver which was surprising.

Kona Grill - Denver
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the 5 stars! We appreciate your positive review and look forward to seeing you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was very slow and my husband and I both got sick from the food that night 🙁

Kona Grill - Denver
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are sad to hear of your experience with us and we would love to make it up to you. Please give us a call at the store so that we can invite you back out. Thank you, KG Managers 720-974-1300

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location and food was amazing

Kona Grill - Denver
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the 5 stars! We appreciate your positive review and look forward to seeing you again!

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MicheleG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kids spilled twice and staff was on top of cleanup and replacement. Food was good. Service excellent. Had a great time. Just didn't care for looking at the shelves with propane tanks.

Kona Grill - Denver
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are sad to hear of your experience with us and we would love to make it up to you. Please give us a call at the store so that we can invite you back out. Thank you, KG Managers 720-974-1300

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vipMattP
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the KG! Healthy and good, and great service.

Kona Grill - Denver
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars! We appreciate your positive review and look forward to seeing you again!

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Rudy
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We got there about 10:30 no one was there. Our waitress was slower than anything. Asked for ketchup took forever, we ordered Eggs Benedict. The eggs were hard. We requested fresh eggs. Again the place was empty , maybe by now there were a few tables. The eggs took forever to receive, we were half done with our meal by the time the fresh eggs arrived.
Waitress was sweet but everything took soooo long to get.
I eat here all the time. Its one of my favorite places. I took my friend here for her birthday and we were both not too happy.

Kona Grill - Denver
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you for your review. We are sad to hear of your experience with us and we would love to make it up to you. Please give us a call at the store so that we can invite you back out. Thank you, KG Managers 720-974-1300

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vipAnitaK
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It took over 1 hour to get our food…the quality has gone down.
On a plus side they bought our dessert

Kona Grill - Denver
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you for your review. We are sad to hear of your experience with us and we would love to make it up to you. Please give us a call at the store so that we can invite you back out. Thank you, KG Managers 720-974-1300

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vipSteveW
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is always great!

Kona Grill - Denver
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars! We appreciate your positive review and look forward to seeing you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sea bass was the best entree I’ve had in a long time….loved the stir fry rice as well….will definitely go back for more of the same.

Kona Grill - Denver
Responded on September 11, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars! We appreciate your positive review and look forward to seeing you again!

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Dianal
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was sweet and attentive to our needs. We had a great dinner and food was delicious!

Kona Grill - Denver
Responded on September 11, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars! We appreciate your positive review and look forward to seeing you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

Let just say it took one hour and half to get lunch and one round of drinks...not enough employees working for the amount of traffic of people for this location 🙄

Kona Grill - Denver
Responded on September 11, 2021

Thank you for your review. We are sad to hear of your experience with us and we would love to make it up to you. Please give us a call at the store so that we can invite you back out. Thank you, KG Managers 720-974-1300

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JenniferB
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They treated us like VIP! Our date night was amazing and delicious!

Kona Grill - Denver
Responded on September 11, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars! We appreciate your positive review and look forward to seeing you again!

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BarS
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not the best service, nice servers, not very attentive. Forgot to bring 3rd course on the power lunch and of course we didn't realize it until we left the restaurant. Parking isn't easy especially on holiday and event days. So overall probably won't go back.

Kona Grill - Denver
Responded on September 11, 2021

Thank you for your review. We are sad to hear of your experience with us and we would love to make it up to you. Please give us a call at the store so that we can invite you back out. Thank you, KG Managers 720-974-1300

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KMS618
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Ordered a Manhattan, then an Old Fashioned and neither was that good. I don’t send a drink back unless I didn’t order it but I probably should have. The food was terrific though, as was the impeccable service (wasn’t the servers fault that the drinks weren’t right so he got a good tip)!!
Maybe more consistency as to what to add and what not to when mixing cocktails is at work [dry vermouth does not make a good Manhattan, and there should be (a lot more) simple syrup in the old fashioned]

Kona Grill - Denver
Responded on September 11, 2021

Thank you for your review. We are sad to hear of your experience with us and we would love to make it up to you. Please give us a call at the store so that we can invite you back out. Thank you, KG Managers 720-974-1300

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MimiN
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, service was great & over all the atmosphere was relaxing.

Kona Grill - Denver
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are sad to hear of your experience with us and we would love to make it up to you. Please give us a call at the store so that we can invite you back out. Thank you, KG Managers 720-974-1300

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Our server was sweet but really struggled with remembering things we needed and separating our checks (only 3 checks for 7 people). The food was delicious but took forever. The environment was fun but music was so loud we couldn't converse.

Kona Grill - Denver
Responded on September 11, 2021

Thank you for your review. We are sad to hear of your experience with us and we would love to make it up to you. Please give us a call at the store so that we can invite you back out. Thank you, KG Managers 720-974-1300

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vipDakotaGirl
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Solid choice for a good variety of good, quality of food, drink choices, and good service...and there is parking, which can be a challenge in the Cherry Creek area.

Kona Grill - Denver
Responded on September 11, 2021

Thank you for your review. We are sad to hear of your experience with us and we would love to make it up to you. Please give us a call at the store so that we can invite you back out. Thank you, KG Managers 720-974-1300

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exceptionalbdaytreat
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On patio- music was ridicuously loud initially, but they turned it way down before we could complain.
Otherwise, it was a fantastic lunch, very much enjoyed and thank you for the valet- though the $2/hour was charged for my being literally 2 minutes over.
Our server was excellent- I believe his name was Mikey.

Kona Grill - Denver
Responded on September 11, 2021

Thank you for your review. We are sad to hear of your experience with us and we would love to make it up to you. Please give us a call at the store so that we can invite you back out. Thank you, KG Managers 720-974-1300

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience3

Not good at all.

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RaquelM
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always loved Kona grill. They don’t disappoint.

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vipSteveK
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the patio during late happy hour. Enjoyed jalapeño yellowtail and chicken and shrimp lettuce w
Raps. Enjoyed the sampler of three flavors of margarita

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vip5u7ch
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

No wasabi at a “sushi” grill. If it was a good court you would expect it to be that bad, but it is pretending to be a nice restaurant. Never again.

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eiland
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Kona, the food was amazing and the service was great too. The manager even came up and asked us how we were doing. I always like that.

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vipNancyP
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We ordered appetizers to share. Pot stickers not nice and soft dumplings like they had been previously. Slaw for Chicken satay skewers is very odd....has cheese in it and is rather heavy tasting. My mom loves the avocado egg rolls especially the dipping sauce!!

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vipsandyh
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and food! Will go back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Just very average food.

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ChrisK
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was really good. We had appetizers, sliders were a favorite. Sushi was fresh. French dip was delicious and prime rib was great. Service was spot on from water refills to drinks and dinner service. Will definitely be back again. Kudos

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

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vipCarlaS
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Most of the food was delicious, but I ordered lobster mac n cheese for my daughter. It had a super spicy sauce, which neither my daughter nor I expected or liked. There was no description indicating it would be spicy. I would recommend they either add a description or train their wait staff to warn diners about the spice level of a dish that is typically cheesy, not spicy.

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Yum4us
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kona remains a bastion of comfort and delicious fare served up with pleasant wait staff amid a lovely decor. A fabulous place to meet friends and celebrate life (especially during these troubled times.) I highly recommend!!!

Kona Grill - Denver
Responded on August 14, 2021

Thank you for the 5 Star review! KG Managers

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vipMadeleyne
Central Texas
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The food is great. We eat here once a week for the sushi rolls and happy hour. The service was really slow, and the dessert was not the appropriate temperature after waiting 30 minutes for it.

Kona Grill - Denver
Responded on August 14, 2021

we are so sorry that we did not earn a 5 star review from you. If you would please reach out to Kona Grill Managers at 720-974-1300 we would love to discuss what we can do better to get that 5 star review from you on you next visit. Thank you, KG Managers

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vipKdmet
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Disappointing….. 18$ sushi rolls should not come with plastic ramekins. During a pandemic, tables should not be sticky and restrooms should have soap and/or hand sanitizer (neither were anywhere to be had…. So we also worried about staff not washing their hands). Ordered 3 sushi rolls and it took over 45 minutes to be served. This used to be a favorite. I am not sure I will visit again. The waitress was pleasant but clearly they were understaffed. Maybe we need to stop paying people to stay home?

Kona Grill - Denver
Responded on August 14, 2021

I am so sorry that we did not earn a 5 star review from you. If you would please reach out to Kona Grill Managers at 720-974-1300 we would love to discuss what we can do better to get that 5 star review from you on you next visit. Thank you, KG Managers

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EmilyO
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Our appetizer was forgotten about and made late (the server did tell us it was going to be comped which was great) but we also saw our food sitting in the warming tray for more than 10 minutes.

It wasn’t that busy and for the cost, it was pretty disappointing for a birthday dinner.

Kona Grill - Denver
Responded on August 14, 2021

am so sorry that we did not earn a 5 star review from you. If you would please reach out to Kona Grill Managers at 720-974-1300 we would love to discuss what we can do better to get that 5 star review from you on you next visit. Thank you, KG Managers

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WWashPark
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The patio was delightful, even on a hot day. The carrot cake was great, but please, a smaller portion. It served three generously. The shrimp plate was so tasty, but I could have done with some greens or rice. We had a great time, conversing in a quiet space.

Kona Grill - Denver
Responded on August 14, 2021

am so sorry that we did not earn a 5 star review from you. If you would please reach out to Kona Grill Managers at 720-974-1300 we would love to discuss what we can do better to get that 5 star review from you on you next visit. Thank you, KG Managers

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saraw
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food poor quality, we asked for a medium well rib eye and it was over cooked… won’t come again for food.
It’s a good place for a couple of drinks

Kona Grill - Denver
Responded on August 10, 2021

I am so sorry that we did not earn a 5 star review from you. If you would please reach out to Kona Grill Managers at 720-974-1300 we would love to discuss what we can do better to get that 5 star review from you on you next visit. Thank you, KG Managers

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FAQs

Kona Grill - Denver offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (720) 974-1300.

Kona Grill - Denver is rated 4.1 stars by 1255 OpenTable diners.

Kona Grill - Denver 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.