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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.
Cherry Creek Mall
Denver, CO 80206
Contemporary American, Sushi
Hours of Operation:
Mon - Thurs: 11a-11p
Fri - Sat: 11a-121
1st Ave & Fillmore St
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Kona Grill - Denver Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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 😊.
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.
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...
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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