Kona Grill - El Paso

4.4
244 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Welcome to Kona Grill El Paso at The Fountains at Farah. Enjoy your local paradise after a long day at work or day of shopping. 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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1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was buzzing with happy guests.
Hostess had a great sense of humor and was super pleasant. Quick greet by server who was very friendly and enthusiastic. He nailed all of his service steps. The manager, Sal, was so pleasant, professional and accommodating. The food was delicious and prompt.
Definitely will be returning.

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CB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and atmosphere was perfect. The Picasso Roll was the best thing I ate there. The avocado rolls were delicious and the sauce that accompanied the dish was amazing. I had the Basil Pesto Linguine which was fantastic and had quite the kick. Overall the food and the restaurant was a great experience!

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JM
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Reservation didn’t matter, we still waited over an hour to get a table. Server was a bit slow. Food was good.

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WS
El Paso
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

I was expecting a betterr experience. I could get better service and better food for a fraction of what I paid at Kona.

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L
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome decor and the space between tables and booths are sufficient. Patio seating is a plus.

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OT
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Understaffed for the number of customers they had (they could have put a couple of the hostesses to work assisting servers). Design shows little consideration for acoustics — horribly noisy. Food was so-so, nothing to rave about.

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NS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always good and consistent. We just celebrated my husband’s 29th Birthday and we know where the next birthday will be spent. Our online request where granted, the girl (I wish I remembered her name) that sang happy birthday did a beautiful job. It wasn’t a traditional happy birthday embarrassing song, it was a beautiful opera. Nothing but good things about Kona. Food is delicious, staff are always kind and attentive and the ambiance is always perfect even with the kids.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience at Kona!

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CA
El Paso
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was not at the expected level for a place like this. Wine service was poor, food took longer than expected after ordering. Salads came out at different times. Waters were refilled but mostly after asking for it.

If you get a good server, the experience may be better.

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L
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente hostess and server. We were sat in minutos with no waiting. Our server offered some appetizers without asking her. Fast service

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MV
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

The reservation process is convenient.
The seating upholstery was torn and tattered.
Appetizers were prompt and we were happy with the choices.
Two out of the six guests we okay with their entree. The remaining four we're not. One entree was very cold. The chef recooked it. It was apparent that the staff is hard working, but inefficient.
I have dined at this restaurant in the past and this visit was a disappointing experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was okay. They told us that they had a different chef.

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My dinner experience was superb. I have visited the Kona Grill before and the experience was excellent as well. Always a great choice!

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

For our end of year business office celebration, we took advantage of the $5 apps and rolls during happy hour and we couldn't have been more impressed. The food was delicious! And though the waitress was a bit on the slow side, she was the only one there so it wasn't her fault. She was also very pleasant and checked on us often. I recommend the Vegas Roll, the California roll, Avocado egg rolls and sliders. My company enjoyed Margaritas and Mojitos as beverages, and they were delighted. A great choice for nearly any occasion.

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RR
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We’ve been to this restaurant many times but the staff seemed overwhelmed this time. Our server let our food sit under the warmers for a while ( we were sitting in front of the warmers) and as a result I received a chewy dry steak. My wife said her sushi was okay but it also sat near the warmers for a while. We did get our drinks refilled once only towards the end of the meal.

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d
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a 1st date and was impressed in the fact you could make a reservation if you dont want to wait.
The food is perfect..
Our waiter was amazing went over the menu. Gave options on different entrees. Would really recommend this for a 1st date or just to have a romantic dinner.

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GC
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Kona, the food and service were great.

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JB
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was okay. The service same, waitress kept getting stuff wrong like meals and drinks but was nice

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SM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

I ordered the beef stir fry. The vegetables were seasoned but the meat was not and it was tough, small square pieces and very little meat. The jasmine rice was not seasoned and very dry. The chef should of added butter to the rice when it was cooking so it wouldn't of been so dry and sticky, and salt. The waiter, Kevin, was extremely good! That is the only reason why I didn't complain about my food.

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JG
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The hostesses were not welcoming. They gave the impression that were bothered that we were there. They sat us then made us move tables after we had ordered drinks. The food was “Ok”. We had trouble getting drink refills several times. We had reservations for 6:00pm. It was not extremely busy. It just felt like nobody cared if we were there or not. I don’t think I will every eat here again. Very disappointed

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TM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Neglected by the waitress and the restaurant was not full, at all. Food did not come out together, constant apologies for bad service.

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WD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

My date’s chicken was undercooked. She didn’t want another plate or anything. She just asked that the waiter alert the cook(s)/chef(s). The waiter had no idea what to do. Simple request in our opinion. Anyway, not a great food spot, but the drinks and atmosphere was good.

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AR
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Salmon poke bowl was a bit fishy and there was way too much sauce.

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OT
El Paso
12 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service, wonderful atmosphere. I always try something new and am never disappointed.

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El Paso
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

During my visit, I tried their new brunch menu. It was delicious. I never have a bad experience here. They always take care of us and the food is always delicious.

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N
El Paso
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Pretty noisy acoustics inside, best conversation outside tables. Salmon, carrots and rice”fried”.... EXCELLENT. Moscow mule great ( no margaritas but this was even better)

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MC
El Paso
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Kona! My husband and I had been to Kona a lot of times. We love the variety of menu. It’s actually one of the few restaurants in El Paso that serves good sushi. I had brought my friends too for happy hour! We would definitely keep coming back.

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RR
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice dinner

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

Went here based on good experiences from prior visits to celebrate a birthday and it was bad. Started out fine but then there was a fly inside the soy sauce that came out into our soy sauce trays for our sushi. Diminished our appetite for sure. When I unraveled my napkin, the utensils had food pieces stuck on it. The kids meals came out about 30 min after we ordered and the sushi took 45 minutes to come out. We were starving. To top it off, the birthday dessert never came out and they didn’t even mention it. Like I said, we normally had great experiences here but this was awful...

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New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great and staff was friendly. Food was excellent and prices were good. Nice portion sized plates and sides. Will definitely go back.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

The manager was rude and nasty. Had an attitude when seating us, did not apologize for steak that was prepared incorrectly, and she appeared to be snearing at us on the way out.

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DM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall, very satisfied with the food and experience.

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Anchorage
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great, server was very nice, and having a reservation we didn’t have to wait long at all.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there, will definately visit Kona again. The food was awesome, well worth the price. Reservation was honored and on-time. Our server did a great job and we never had to look for him, he was aleays ready with refills, helped with questions we had about the menu, and was friendly and courteous.

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LW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was good. The servers, although attentive, need to be trained on how to provide service in an upscale restaurant. Drinks carried by hand instead of trays, the food was carried same way. They were a little slow in checking on table and several times we had to request refills.

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VL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here and we got to experience the happy hour. It was awesome food for a great price. Our server was the best but even better than that is other servers would come to our table to ask if we were ok too. Never had to ask for refills and they were very knowledgeable about the menu. Fun place for a date or friends get together for sure.

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D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The food was eh for the price we paid. At $94 for 2 people the meal just wasnt all that spectacular.

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El Paso
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, Great food!

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El Paso
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a reservation. When I arrived the hostess kept on telling me that there was no reservation. I let her know that I received a confirmation. She kept on assisting that if unless I was with a party later on that day there was no reservation.

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c
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

El servicio de los meseros puede mejorar la comida buena

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