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About Kona Grill - Phoenix

Welcome to Kona Grill Phoenix at High Street, near Desert Ridge. Enjoy your local paradise for a lunch get-together or a family meal after work. Fresh, wild caught fish is flown in daily to craft award-winning sushi, while contemporary American entrees are prepared from scratch in-house. Our award-winning happy hour is one of the best in the valley, complete with a shaded patio that’s the perfect spot to savor a handcrafted cocktail, 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.

5310 E. High St #101
Phoenix, AZ 85054
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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-9p

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(480) 289-5707

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

Private Party Facilities:
Beautiful Private Patio. Please call for details.

Private Party Contact:
Brian Bevins : (480) 289-5707

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, 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

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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

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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 - Phoenix Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (6)
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Business Meals (5)
Good for a Date (4)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
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Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food & service. Abby was very attentive & friendly

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The service was terrible. It took an hour just to get bread. I ordered chicken that tasted like rubber. It was a birthday celebration for my brother and they didn't even do anything. My husband ordered salad and sushi for his dinner and was still hungry and asked for another sushi ..,,never got it :(
Wouldn't recommend this place

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Our greeter was prompt and courteous. Our server Jaime was fast and knowledgeable about the happy hr menu and other details of menus. Food was good and temperature correct.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Always great food and service. Can be a noisy environment 5-8.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food was amazing but the service was slow Place wasn't packed at all and our server hardly came to our table to check what we needed and when she did it was a wait. But overall I would definitely go back again

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The Kona Food at Kierland Square is better in their food taste and preparation.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 12, 2017

The service and cocktails were as expected: Very Good. Our food was excellent. We arrived at 4 p.m. for a business dinner, and all was well until they turned up the music. It was Tuesday afternoon/evening and the location was not crowded, but the noise level quickly became like a Friday or Saturday night. We could barely hear each other speak. That forced our business discussion to end, and we left Kona just after 7:30 p.m. without achieving our goal. As mentioned, on Friday at the end of the business week I would expect that noise level, but not on a Tuesday.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 3, 2017

A couple who we have known for three years gave us a $50 gift certificate to show their appreciation for a pair of event tickets we had given them when my wife felt too ill to attend. We waited for our anniversary to try the Kona Grill because it was a little too far from home for a "normal" night out.
Our waiter gave us very thorough descriptions of his favorite menu items. We ordered Tempora Shrimp to share, followed by Sea Bass for her and chicken for me. Of course, we shared tastes of each of these fabulous entrees. The bottle of Conundrom went well with both dishes. We finished with a huge slice of Carrot Cake. The servings were all too big for reasonable eaters, but we had left-overs of everything for lunch the next day.
Yes,we will take the long drive again.

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The food was very good, but the restaurant is loud

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Our table was ready when we arrived. Our group had a diverse pallet which made Kona such a great choice, everyone could get what they wanted. The food is always fresh and very good. Another good night at Kona Grill.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Worth the Drive, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The sushi was delicious! We had a great server, tried his recommendations on sushi and cocktails - perfect! It was a great meal and a relaxing lunch with friends!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Healthy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Seriously cannot go wrong with any of the sushi options at Kona! The rainbow roll is hands down THE BEST!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We went in on a Saturday evening and they weren't very busy, there were a lot of empty tables. It took quite a while for our server to greet us. We ordered the Angry Edamame and it was way to spicy to eat so we ordered the plain edamame, it was good. We ordered 3 rolls and two pieces of salmon sushi. The rolls were completely tasteless and the seaweed wrap was so tough I couldn't even chew it. The salmon in the sushi was tasteless as well, my husband said the rice had more flavor than the fish. Again it took quite a while for our server to bring us our check. It was a disappointing experience for sure, we won't return.

Tags: Casual
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The seafood poke was very fresh and tasty!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Our server, Mike was excellent! He even acknowledged our friend's birthday, which was very sweet. Thanks, Mike!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 16, 2017

The service and food was outstanding!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Service was very slow this visit. Unusual for this location.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 1, 2017

They were super nice from the moment we walked in. Our waitress was pleasant and dealt with our lack of decision making. The food was great!!! We got potstickers and they were amazing just the sauce was a little bland.

We split 5 rolls and all of them were wonderful! My favorite was the Picasso. It was beautiful and tasty.

We got butter cake and passion fruit creme brûlée. Both were so great! Although I do wish the brûlée was a little more set.

Overall, good drinks and good food.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Always a nice experience, however the service was poor this time. Food very giod!!!

Tags: People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Our orders took some time to come to our table, but overall was
Good and the manager compensated us with yummy desserts.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 25, 2017

We just moved to Phoenix and went to Kona Grill for our 35th wedding anniversary dinner. I entered that on our open table reservation as the reservation type and in comments section. No recognition of any form even verbally. The KC Kona Grill always provided a free desert when it was our anniversary dinner. Other than that all was great!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 10, 2017

It just wasn't my kind of place? It is a lot of fish and seafood and I am not into seafood or fish. It was very noisy. They had our name on the list but seated us in the bar area and not the dining area so it was loud. Our friends go there all the time because they love their hamburgers so I think it just us.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The restaurant and restrooms weren't clean. The food wasn't seasoned correctly. We had to ask for a second napkin roll because something was splattered all over it. The serveware forge sake flights weren't clean. The table was really sticky.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 3, 2017

The restaurant was understaffed. Service was rushed and the wait staff was out of breath. It was a disappointing experience overall.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 28, 2017

They closed - stopped serving alcohol right at 8:45pm on Sunday which was the reservation time we booked. We left & wont go back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Where do I start? I made an 8:45 reservation on OpenTable and received a call from the hostess at 8:41 asking if I will still planning on keeping my reservation. When I replied yes she informed me that I would have to order as soon as I sat down because the kitchen would be closing immediately even though there was still a 9:00 pom reservation available on OpenTable when we walked in. We sat down and the waitress immediately brought us menus and told us that we had to order immediately because the kitchen was closing. We did and then she disappeared. 15 minutes later she brought me what was supposed to be Miso Soup. This was clearly the boiled down remnants of what used to be Miso Soup. When I asked her what it was she took it away and said she would ask the kitchen. When she returned she informed me that the kitchen staff told her, "don't talk to us, we are trying to get out of here" sooooo never got an answer there. Then the food came. What was supposed to be sushi was actually a rushed tex mex version of what the cooks chose to call sushi. Covered in Siracha, poorly constructed, drown in sauces, this was anything but what one would expect from a restaurant carrying the supposed rating that OpenTable has given it. Oh and to top it off, the waitress literally dropped our food and didn't come back for 25 minutes. We were one of maybe 2 tables in the restaurant and I had to go get a refill of water from the bar myself. I WILL NEVER return to this dump. I NEVER tip less that 20% but this gem took the cake. I strongly suggest that you do not waste your money at this place. Go to dinner where people care about quality and service. There are places everywhere that actually care about their customers. Sorry for the rant but this was just too much not to share.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Indicated this was for a birthday on the online reservation form but was never acknowledged during our dinner. Service was very slow. We had to wait about 10 min. after being seated before we were offered water or drinks. We did not get a welcoming vibe from the waiter. And he just walked by our table several times when it was clear that we were finished with our apps and dinner. We had to. Ask about a dessert menu. Food was great but the service was very lacking for the price. I have eaten at this Kona several times and will chalk this up to an anomoly.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Food is always good. Server not so much. Too busy gossiping. Very vulgar at host stand etc

Tags: Tapas
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mothers Day. Food was very good. Service was a little slow. Appetizers took awhile to show up and then we had no utensils. Had to go to the hostess and ask for them.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Server needed to be more attentive. 2 hours for sushi dinner is way too long. It wasn't busy at all. Food was great but it took too long.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 1, 2017

I enjoy a place that has the option to sit either inside or outside.
The food is really good! Hard to choose which item to eat.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 28, 2017

I made a reservation to celebrate my husband's graduation and put that in the notes. At no point during any of the experience did they acknowledge that. When we walked in, the hostess was helping another guest. She continued to help them and didn't even looked our way or said hello for a solid two minutes. She finally mumbled "what can I do for you?" without ever looking up and then kept doing her thing even though I gave her my name. Another hostess came up and asked if she could help and I gave her my name. On the way back I asked for a gluten free menu. She said she would grab it for me. Our server came over and greeted us and the hostess had not returned with my menu so I walked back up front to get it. She was standing there but did not acknowledge me at all. Another guy (who was incredibly friendly all night) asked if he could help and he gave me the menu. He even made sure to point out that it has two sides and only one is gluten free. The food and our server were great, but the two hostesses up front were terrible. If it was just on them I would award zero stars.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 24, 2017

Though the restaurant was not busy the waitress was very hurry hurry with little time to talk with friends, look at the menu and understand the Happy Hour options before dining. She will no doubt improve with training and experience, however were I to take guests I would seek another server. Food was average.

Tags: Live Sports, Casual, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Very good dinner. Nathalie, our server, was excellent

Tags: Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Fun, Bar Seating, Spicy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 15, 2017

have kept meaning to get to Kona. had heard good things and were not disappointed. only negative, not enough patio seating but thats not a big thing

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 13, 2017

I debated this response because I have found Kona grill to be a great place for lunch and dinner in the past. However, my last visit was not up to standard. It took 75 minutes to receive our food as did other patrons. The waitress was great and continued to explain and apologize but it did not improve the timing. It was clear that the kitchen was struggling. I asked to see the manager and a very nice young man stopped by the table and apologized for the slow service and said that too many people came in at the same time. I get it..but its not my problem. I do think management should have been proactive and make rounds to all the tables before we started complaining. I think maturity and experience will help the young man but a manager needs to anticipate and react. I do feel bad because we brought friends whom had never been to Kona before. I do not think they will return.

I will return but it will take a little time. This was very uncharacteristic based on prior visits but it did make for a very uncomfortable evening

The young staff need to spend more time looking and being busy. maybe a more experienced management team would have helped.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 9, 2017

As always we were pleased with the restaurant. Good food, good value, good service.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Went here with friends, great selection of wine, cocktails and food but if you stay inside it will be a little noisy.

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Restaurant was very noisy making it difficult to have a conversation. On the plus side the flank steak I ordered was quite good. Someone else ordered the jambalaya and it was extremely hot. Sort of a strange mix of foods for a restaurant I think of as mainly a sushi restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 4, 2017

I have not been to this particular Kona Grill before. It's physical set up was different. Clean. But more like an open bar. My wife and I went for an anniversary dinner. Noise level was fine as we were away from bar. However, as soon as the restaurant portion begin to fill, and especially with the foursome seated behind us, it was too noisy. The group behind us had spent too much time in the bar. They were vulgar, loud, and management did nothing to help lower the volume. As for the food, my sushi was great. My salmon was excellent. My wife's pasta entree and the potstickers were a little bland.

Tags: Business Meals
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