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About Kona Grill - Denver

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.

3000 E. First Avenue
Cherry Creek Mall
Denver, CO 80206
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Mon - Thurs: 11a-11p
Fri - Sat: 11a-121
Sun: 11a-9

Cross Street:
1st Ave & Fillmore St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(720) 974-1300

Website:
http://www.konagrill.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, 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 - Denver Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (12)
Casual (9)
Fun (9)
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Good for Groups (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Healthy (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Business Meals (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Great Beer (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Spicy (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Authentic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

I come here often. Chris is always a great server. This particular visit the service was off. The young male host sat 2 walk ins after we checked in for our reservation. They said he was new. Our sushi took forever. The sushi chefs were new also. The only reason I’m commenting is because they never make excuses like that. Service is usually top notch.

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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

Loved the coconut shrimp sushi with papaya! Also had a an amazing chicken/pear salad. Dessert menu is small but overall wonderful experience.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Casual, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a family dinner on a Saturday night, with a reservation, and were happy to get a booth far enough away from the bar scene that we could talk. Best kids' menu in Denver and reasonable, $7 for kid size entree and 2 healthy sides. We all liked our mostly Asian choices, altho the pot stickers weren't great. Calamari was excellent, and the fried rice that came with my salmon entree was very good. other entree's were the sushi sampler, a steak with mashed potatoes and the miso bass. All plates cleaned up! We'll return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

Service was friendly and attentive but the food was just adequate. The shrimp tempura roll was very bland, fish entree was dry, ahi tuna sliders were ok but sweet potato fries were cold and overcooked. We did enjoy the enormous (truly enormous!) piece of carrot cake for dessert. It was large enough for 3 people to share and still have leftovers!

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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Awesome place to eat ! Highly recommend trying if you haven't been there.

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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Great service and good food.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

It was ok. Waiter screwed up some of our order. Food was blank and fish options were not good. Atmosphere is pretty good.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Blake is by far the best server there!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was good as usual. The service this evening was really poor. We ordered two starters and never received them. Love Kona grill, but this was the worst service we have ever had there.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great appetizers and wine list. Food was excellent. We had some sushi, poke bowl, and apps. Great meeting place in Cherry Creek!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Nice ambient. Food was just "ok" nothing extraordinary. Was expecting at least better tasting sushi. Overpriced!...

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The sake flight is delightful. I loved the chopped salad, and the poke was reportedly very good.
The sushi was beautifully made and delicious. I’ll be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Spicy, Quick Bite, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

AWESOME PERSONAL , over and above
Exactly the reason we have been returning here for 14 years!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Their gluten free menu has 3 items on it. Very disappointing! I also thought it was expensive for what we received.
On the plus side, the food was good and the waitress was excellent.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was not good. We ordered four sushi rolls and calamari, but didn't even finish half of it. The fish didn't taste fresh and the calamari had no flavor. I remember the food being great the last time I was here about a year ago, but this experience fell REALLY short. Quite disappointing.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 16, 2018

I have always loved the food at Kona but this time the waitress was so slow and unhelpful. Never asked if we wanted a refill on drinks, seemed like she wanted to be somewhere else the whole time and overall not that friendly. Great food, terrible service.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Kona is reliable. The rice in the sushi rolls was dry, otherwise the food was good. Staff was very good and attentive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

As always Kona comes thru with a great dinning experience! The waiter, Blake, was terrific! Will be back....

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our server Dillon was one of THE BEST we have ever had! He made our experience at Kona Grill so good!

Tags: Casual, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Family lunch

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Love the new and improved Kona Grill! It’s bigger and beautiful and the food is great as always.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We eat at Kona fairly regularly and always have a good experience. We love their sweet chili glazed salmon, fried rice, and seasonal vegetables, as well as their flank steak and sea bass. We can never pass up their delicious pot stickers either. The wait staff is friendly and on top of things. It's a fun and delicious place to go.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Hostesses were superb in trying to accommodate reservation request.

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I was disappointed in Kona. The table we sat at was so wobbly and broken and my dad politely mentioned it to the waiter several times and he just made jokes about it. The sushi was very mediocre. The appetizer we wanted came with 3 pieces and I asked if we could have it with 4 to accommodate our party of 4, also mentioning we were happy to pay extra and the waiter said the chef would not do that. Overall it was just a little frustrating and not great.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Outstanding - As Always! Took my wife to the Kona Grill for her 49th birthday. Awesome service and food. This is the perfect restaurant to meet a handful of friends for happy hour, appetizers and then dinner.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

This was one of the worst restaurants that I have been to in Denver. It took a very long time to get our food. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. There are much better places to go in the city.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Took somone I was hoping to hire to lunch on 12/18/17. We both ordered the sushi sampler. My guest found a worm/parasite in her peice of tuna sushi. It was disgusting. She brought it to the attention of the waitress who was also totally grossed out. The waitress said she would let the kitchen know and she did. As if the worm in the sushi wasn't bad enough, what happened next is the reason I will never go back to Kona Grill. The hostess appoached us and offered free dessert in manner that implied we were trying to get a free meal. We were not, I had already paid the bill. It was horribly embarrassing and at that point neither of us had an appetite. A simple apology and reassurance the kitchen is supposed to check every peice of tuna before sending it out would have been enough.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Another excellent dining experience. The seasonal cocktail was excellent as well. We look forward to dining here whenever we are in the Denver/Cherry Creek area.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

After making an OT reservation and making sure to mention wanting a nice table for a close friend’s 50th birthday, we were seated by a table of little kids by the mall door . The waiter, although well meaning, had just had wisdom tooth surgery and couldn’t open his mouth..literally! He had on a very dirty shirt and I was left completely embarrassed. He should not have been able to work at a restaurant. I ordered a small size of the oriental salad and was brought, quite literally, a small soup bowl size of lettuce missing the red peppers, carrots, almonds, etc...so embarrassing! I tried to find the waiter but couldn’t. I finally walked to the front of the restaurant to find someone to help me. I went back to sit down and a young woman came to the table to ask, “ I hear you’re looking for your waiter...what do you need?”..,what???? I need my waiter!!! She took my salad and , when the waiter returned, it was obvious where he had been...smoking!! When I got my salad “returned”, it had a few small slices peppers on top of the same bowl of lettuce. (Photo of $10.50 salad) To avoid further embarrassment, I just ate a few bites having completely lost my appetite. No dessert was ever offered for the birthday, and I couldn’t wait to get out of there. This place used to be a treat...it was a total bust and I will never be back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

we have children..staff makes sure that our kids are well taken care of...doesn't make us feel uncomfortable eating in Kona eventhough our children are loud & messy....we do clean up our mess at the end of our meal :)

Tags: Healthy, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Fun, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Very sweet hostess. I asked for a quite booth and she acknowledged that she was bringing me to the best one. The server had just been sat a large party so I believe a different server took us. I appreciated the team work to accommodate my request. We got the potstickers per the servers suggestion. They're amazing. Picasso roll was also amazing per her suggestion. I love the overall look of the restaurant and it was resonably priced. We will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Many small children. Several playing at entry were very distracting and loud

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Chris, our server, was easily the best server I’ve ever had at kona. He was fantastic and gave us a great experience.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was very good. Sushi and Naruto were fresh and had nice flavor. Next time I would like to try more traditional entrees. Had carrot cake for dessert. It was delicious and huge, easily shareable among 5-6 people. Makes the one at the cheesecake restaurant chain look like a dwarf. Definitely a busy place since it is attached to the Cherry Creek shopping center. So you may want to look else where if you are looking for a quiet, intimate spot.

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Kona is usually our go-to place to eat after shopping and is consistently good for an upscale chain restaurant. However, the last few times, the hostess stand has been a complete mess. For a while they were validating parking but tonight they rudely said our server needed to take care of it. We stood in the middle of the restaurant trying to find our server. The service overall was poor while we asked several servers for silverware. We waited over an hour for our food. We’ll probably opt for better options in the area due to declining customer experience. Please train your hostess staff to be courteous and professional!!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Pretty loud.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Meh. What you would expect from a restaurant in a mall-or on the strip in Vegas. If you’re spending good money on sushi, best to spend it at Sushi Den.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Really great ambiance coupled with excellently prepared and presented food! The restaurant staff were also all very approachable and kind when providing advice and recommendations. I'd definitely recommend checking Kona out at least once. I'd say they're worth it.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great service, food was decent, but very noisy so hard to hear people at my table speaking

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 13, 2017

While the Macadamia Nut Chicken Chopped Salad was very good, I was with a group and there were 7 of us. 5 of the 7 thought their food was just okay. We ordered 3 desserts and one came out a full 15 minutes before the other two so the first dessert was finished before we received the other 2. The NOISE was beyond ridiculous. So noisy I could barely hear the people right next to me and had to keep asking them to repeat themselves. The MUSIC was not even music. All you could hear for the two hours we were there was the bass beat of every song thumping away and it created a dull headache. Don't think I would go again.

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