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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

holiday gift card promotion

Special valid Nov 13, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 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

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

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.

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.

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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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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

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 12, 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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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 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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 (Denver)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Pretty loud.

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·Dined on November 4, 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 27, 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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 (Denver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great service from entire staff

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 2, 2017

This was our first time trying Kona Grill, and I'm sure we'll return. We had a mix of appetizers, and they were all very good. The entree menu provides something for everyone - we had a very mixed order for seven people, from a hamburger at one end of the table to sushi at the other end, and all were happy with their choices. My own choice was a salad, which came lightly dressed, just as I like it (without having to ask). After a slow start, the service was friendly and attentive.

Tags: Healthy, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Great food and service as always at Kona Grill.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Good quick food supported by friendly service. Wide range of options, everyone will be happy.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food was good, but it took a really long time to get our food. The server was attentive and took good care of us, but it took close to 45 minutes for our food to arrive.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Always enjoy our time at Kona. Thank you for the great service. Will be back soon!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We love the sushi and you had a great idea for fundraising for Hurricane Harvey but you should open up the menu for the items to order to make a donation. The three that were offered were not very appetizing to everyone at the table. The macadamia chicken is one of our favorite meals! The service is always pretty good 😊.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Our waiter was GREAT! Very tentative, he showed up at the exact moment we needed him every time. We definitely be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great location in the Cherry Creek mall and they cover your parking. Friendly staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Everything

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Had a great dinner and the server was great! Great appetizers.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Healthy
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Excellent food and service. Would go more often if there were a few more vegetarian items on offer.

Excellent cocktail.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Good Asian-inspired food. Tempura shrimp in citrus-chili sauce was addictive!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Always good food. Service was attentive. Very loud, which made conversation a little difficult at times.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Waitress was horrible, only came to the table 2 times

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 12, 2017

I had been here before and remembered it being pretty good. But I don't know if it was because it was happy hour this time or if something changed, but the sushi was really average at best. The service was great, the patio is really nice, and the drinks were good. But the sushi - not even worth the happy hour price.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Good location for lunch meetings

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 8, 2017

We enjoy the food and service we receive at Kona Grill. The managers always ask about our experience and are willing to go way out to see that our needs are met. Always a pleasant experience for us.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Quick Bite
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

The only complaint is the women's restroom was a mess. Toilet paper and paper towels all over the floor, counter and spilling out of the trashcan. They need hourly walkthroughs of the restrooms!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Location is great. The service was a bit slow on this particular day, but otherwise I'd go back again.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 29, 2017

It took more than two hours to eat. Service was really slow.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Met a friend for lunch and I was surprised that it was very slow. It took 20 minutes for our waitress to take our order after she brought us water which I felt was strange...maybe she was having an off day, but just not very personable...we both ordered salads which were quite good...I had the chopped salad...pretty pricey for lunch, but it IS Cherry Creek...

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The food was great and the service was even better.
Be sure to ask for Blake if you want a top shelf experience.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Both the food and the service were great! Although a tad pricey for lunch, I will definitely come back. I look forward to trying their dinner menu as well.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Appreciate that my meal was comped following resolution of a problem on Open Table.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Could be the last time I eat here. Have eaten here before and each time we had to ask for an ice bucket for the wine. Who serves HOT wine?? This time we were told they didn't have ice buckets, although the previous times they brought us one, but this time they brought us a small sleeve they barely held the bottle of wine let alone any ice. What restaurant doesn't have an ice bucket? What do they put Champagne in? See you guys never again

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We keep going back for their sweet-chili glazed salmon! So delicious with their pork/shrimp fried rice and spicy vegetables!

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Fun, Business Meals, Spicy, Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Casual, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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 (Naples)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Great location and food for dinner with out of town guests.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Blake was an outstanding waiter! He really went above and beyond!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Beautifully decorated, great service and outstanding food. The taco appetizer and macadamia nut chicken were excellent. the kitchen was great and split our meal which was a great portion to serve us both. Will definitely return.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 6, 2017

I'm not sure if this is a fad/chain restaurant or not but very unimpressed. Wont be going back due to the quality of the food. The service was great but the food was not and especially for the price, I've never had calamari so tough before.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Waitress was awesome and so was the amazing ambiance!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

My family enjoyed all of their food which included the pork tenderloin, glazed salmon, flat bread pizzas, and deserts. The desert portions were generous. Service was good. My chirrasco flank steak was served without the chimmichura sauce. They were out and could not prepare the steak as described. When I asked I found this out. I should have been told since it was to late to do anything else without having the table wait. It should have been caught by multiple people. The manager was apologetic and reduced the bill. Should not have happened.

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