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About Kona Grill - Houston

Welcome to Kona Grill at The Galleria in Houston, TX. Stop in for lunch or enjoy your local paradise after a 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 covered 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.

5061 Westheimer Road
Houston Galleria
Houston, TX 77056
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Mon - Thurs: 11a-10p
Fri - Sat: 11a-11p
Sun: 11a-10p

Cross Street:
McCue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(713) 877-9191

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 - Houston Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.7

ambience

3.5

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

73% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was excellent but the service was slow. Friendly but slow. There was a loud clanking noise near our table… Kind of like an air conditioning noise or something. But the food was so good it made up for this. I will return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 17, 2017

My chicken sandwich was good but the chicken in my husband's cobb salad wasn't good.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 13, 2017

It was GREAT first time there and the food was yummy!!! Most of all the waitress was awesome!!! Tina was GREAT very attentive and very pleasant! We came there to celebrate my hubby b-day! We will be back and Tina will be our person!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I love the food and drinks here! I visit this location frequently because I love the outdoor patio set up!

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Sushi is always great and the Kahuna hamburger is wonderful. The fudge brownie is the Best.

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Salads were very tasty, turkey burger was fine. Calamari was cold - would have been better if hot. Conveniently located with parking nearby (Galleria parking escalator/elevator is just around the corner).

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on June 15, 2017

First time there. Had heard it was very good so was disappointed because while it was not bad, it was nothing great. Restaurant was not very busy but service was spotty and not very attentive. The Pad Thai was just o.k., have had much better. The sea bas was good and done very nicely but the rest of the dish, the asparagus and fried rice left a lot to be desired. Because it was not very busy, the manager gave us tomato basil soup on the house. Again, it was o.k. But not great, a bit too creamy. All in all, it wasn't bad but certainly nothing to rave about or recommend..

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 (Houston)·Dined on June 15, 2017

great food and service will go there again great location

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on June 13, 2017

super easy to get into...nice and relaxed and great variety on menu

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Quick Bite
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Fantastic food and service. Highly recommend the Macadamia Chicken, and the Smoked Gouda Fondue.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Tapas, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 24, 2017

I spent the evening with my two good friends while we ate sushi rolls (the voodoo is extra spicy but goes great when cut with the fresh ginger) and I had the jambalaya! The crawfish addition was surprising and delicious with them and the server checked on us often without imposing. I'll probably go again!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Spicy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Great place not too noisy. Good food and great service. Decent prices as well. Good value.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 9, 2017

This experience was very poor... usually I enjoy the Kona Grill. We waited 45 minutes before we received our food and had to ask for water refills in that time. We also let them know we were celebrating a birthday, but it went unnoticed except for the hostess, who said happy birthday on our way in. The manager on duty came to apologize after we complained that we had been waiting 45 minutes and still had no food, but there was no other attempt to accommodate the long wait.

I have been to Kona Grill before and I am always happy with the food. I think the sushi rolls are fresh and flavorful! However, the service I always find slow. I always order sushi and the sushi takes longer to prepare here than any other sushi place I have been. Overall the flavor is great and if I have a long time to spare, I am happy to return and have the Picasso roll.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Kona Grill is definitely a beautiful surprise. My girlfriend loves Kona Grill, so I made the reservation :) I had no idea that Westheimer Road had lights wrapped beautifully around the trees that glisten at night; the view was exceptional from the patio. Our server, Darrell, welcomed us with a smile, made us laugh throughout the evening, which made the night even better. We ordered margaritas and sake bombs, pepperoni flatbread, chicken satay, the bama roll (amazing) and a caesar salad. This was the perfect spot for late night Happy Hour and tapas in a prime location in the Galleria. I would highly recommend Kona Grill for date night - make sure you sit on the patio if you can :) the view is lovely.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Cozy, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on March 31, 2017

It's a 3 star restaurant

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Kona Grill has always been a pleasant place, but I have never a particular fan of their food until this visit, probably because I never had their lemon-garlic shrimp penne pasta. The occasion was friends getting together for the first time in several years with one former colleague now in Europe in town for a few days. We spent 3 hours catching up but were never rushed and received just the right amount of attention from the server, checking in with us just to enough to see if we needed anything. All in all, a really enjoyable experience.

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 (Houston)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Food was great as usual but service was terrible. Server took forever to greet us and was barely around when we need things. He rarely filled our water glasses and finding him to pay was excruciating. Once he did pick up my card he was gone for like 7 minutes with it. Either he is slower than I thought or I'm going to have to watch my statement for a while. Just ridiculous.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Great sushi and salmon - fresh and tasty. The service was attentive and not intrusive. The server recommended the butter cake and it was delicious!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Great food and atmosphere
Sunday specials in the bar were great value for money

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Slow service. Not what expected.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Staff was very accommodating for additional persons

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 10, 2017

Nice lunch, not a lot of people out so there was not a lot of noise. The food was good.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 7, 2017

We enjoyed our experience. The food and staff were excellent. Our only complaint was that it was very cold in the restaurant.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Casual, Good for a Date, Live Sports
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2016

It was 8PM on a Sunday. Kona had 10-20% of the tables going and was full of employees and cooks. Some of the tables were taken by employees. My daughter was just diagnosed with lymphoma. We were in Houston for MD Anderson. She was not very hungry. She ordered the cheese fondue for an appetizer, then asked if she could order the child's turkey club. It was the only thing that sounded good to her. Our server told her no. "Not unless you are under 13." He wasn't kidding. I asked if they had an adult turkey club. He said no. She ordered something else and ate very little. Our food took forever for a near empty restaurant. Our server was slow about everything. I eat at the Kona in Plano all the time. I've never had a bad experience. Kona at the Galleria was a poor dining experience.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Had my birthday dinner here on 11/11. the General Manager came out to wish me happy birthday and happy Veterans Day. Ensured I had a great experience and invited me back.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Everything about the restaurant was good. Only problem was our waitress, she ignored us a few time, the food was great. I would go back but next time I hope we get another person.

Tags: Fun, People Watching
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 26, 2016

We all Ordered from the restaurant week menu. Servings were very large. Everything was well prepared and delicious. Service was prompt and friendly.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 17, 2016

Came for Restaurant Week. The food was wonderful.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 5, 2016

We ordered 2 kids meals. They were terrible. One was a salmon dish that was very small, it had very little rice as well. The other was a grilled cheese sandwich. The bread was burnt and there was hardly any cheese in it compared to the thick bread.

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 (Houston)·Dined on June 18, 2016

We were seated promptly ad greeted in a friendly manner but our server was less than attentive and seemed to disappear for long periods of time. Several times I had to ask for a refill on my water and other beverages. It took him a really long time to come back to the table after he brought the first round of beverages to take our dinner order. But fortunately, the food did not take long to come out and everyone's order was correct. If we had a different server, one that seemed like he enjoyed his job, we may have had an overall better experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 8, 2016

Bottom line - 'too cool for school' waiter instead of writing down orders attempted to commit them to memory, when running through re-cap with patrons prior to placing, he was advised that he was totally wrong on one order (glazed salmon vs. shrimp salad). Asked by patron if he wanted to write it down "oh, no - I got it"

Food order came out. Wrong order for different patron that required fried shrimp to be cooked while others went ahead and ate their entre while hot. Food delayed due to cooking meant that patron basically watched everyone else eat, and then ate while everyone else watched her.

No apology from waiter, no consideration given for rectification.

Bad service is the doom of any service establishment.

Also, when making reservation request online, specifically requested a quiet table for 4 for business lunch conversation. Screaming children playing on the mall escalator blew that request as we were seated in the middle of the restaurant in a high traffic area, that was also requested not to be in, in the online reservation request.

2 strikes in one dining experience. 3 and you would have been out. Probably won't be on top of list for future business dining.

You asked.

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 (Houston)·Dined on May 15, 2016

The drinks are pretty good. The food is not that appealing. The waiters aren't together with who delivers the drinks. They also take way too long to deliver the drinks. Only come here if your already at the mall.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on May 8, 2016

It was extremely loud, otherwise great.

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 (Houston)·Dined on March 19, 2016

It took the waiter ten minutes to bring my draft Bud Light. The place wasn't even crowded. When it came to the check, I gave him my debit card. He disappeared for another ten minutes with it, keeping me waiting. Sushi there tastes good, but it is expensive if considered the size of the orders. I had definitely been in better places.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on March 7, 2016

The sushi was pretty good. Loved the atmosphere!

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Avocado egg rolls are the best!

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 18, 2016

When walked in I was not greeted and was ignored for about 5 minutes till I told them I had a table reserved. Finally we sat. The food was to tender and well made with the perfect amount portion. Worth the price, and we're pleased with our waitor.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 12, 2015

Not at all what I thought it was. I was expecting a nice dining experience. It turned out to be a typical mall experience. Very loud, kids with hand held games at adjacent tables.

I had a $30.00 steak and it was very over seasoned. Server was very nice but clearly restaurant was understaffed. Drinks that were ordered were delivered after meal was consumed.

I would visit during a shopping break, but not as a destination restaurant. We were staying at a nearby hotel so our choices were limited.

Wish we had gone to Del Frisco instead.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2015

Kona Grill is a nice place for all occasions. We booked out Team dinner here and it was a great ambiance. The menu is diverse. It was something there for everyone.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 21, 2015

Loved this place. My first time here and everything down to my waiter was perfect. Love the fast service, decor, food, drinks, and dining choices. Next time I'll opt to see outside.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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