Kona Grill - San Antonio

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335 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Welcome to Kona Grill San Antonio, located at the Shops at La Cantera. Visitors and locals alike can enjoy our scratch kitchen and award-winning sushi. Stop by for happy hour to taste our delicious handcrafted cocktails. Enjoy a diverse menu featuring a wide variety of contemporary American dishes, as well as a variety of entrées and appetizers with an international influence. Specialties include Miso-saké Sea Bass in a delicious marinade, filets, almond-crusted Pork-Tenderloin, and Kona Grill’s signature dish – Macadamia Nut Chicken. The restaurant’s contemporary ambience, with its beautiful aquarium and outdoor patio, provides 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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JT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was terrible, very low quality ingredients, probably a microwave was used.

m
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food came out with appetizers. The server knew we wanted apps first then entree. The person who brought the food was rude when I inquired about it. The Mgr was very nice and managed the situation. I got a fresh meal once the apps were finished.

DR
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was mediocre. Service was mediocre.
Appetizers were better than the entrees.
I would recommend for appetizers and drinks. But not for a full meal.
Even better deal if you go during happy hour

AB
San Antonio
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!

TJ
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 4

Be sure to check your ticket! I ordered an appetizer never got it but I did pay for it! Waiter checked on us once. Hostess was rude. First time there and probably last.

KS
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We weren’t impressed with the food. One meal, which was listed as grilled chicken with a yogurt dressing had a ton of chili powder dumped on it. It didn’t mention it being spicy and we had to send it back.

Calamari was really bad. We order it a lot when dining out and this was the worst. We made a reservation noting a special 16th birthday and it wasn’t acknowledged. Everyone at dinner had to wait for the meal to replace the one that was too spicy. It was a sandwich and shouldn’t have taken that long.

IA
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the place will go back for sure! It was my second time visiting and I highly recommended the macadamia nut chicken plate. SO GOOD! Also if you want a nice upbeat modern spot this place is great.

AB
San Antonio
17 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional as always... thank you!

SG
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

While walking to our table two people almost slipped on the floor since it was wet and no one bothered to dry it. The floor all around our table was filthy with food and other debris. Looked like they just had a party and didn’t clean up.
Service was crazy slow and the restaurant was dead.
Salmon plate was $23 and so small. The bbq sliders turned out to be hamburger sliders since the waiter didn’t know what he was talking about and to end it all my dad’s credit card numbers were stolen and we ended up with numerous charges on his credit card within 24 hours.

Used to love Kona Grill. Won’t ever go back. They have let this place get run down.

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

The sushi portions are tiny, wished it was served with a side.

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Oh the food was delicious! I was pleasantly surprised!
Avocado egg rolls, the chimichurri steak, the shrimp pasta were all fantastic. Our server was efficient and helpful.

JB
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Server was good but the bar services were exceedingly slow and was to the point of annoying. The food was generally good and most of us enjoyed what we had. Great wine selection by the glass. We’ve loved this place for years but have had mixed experiences. Seems this place’s biggest problem is struggling with consistency. Won’t rush back but will give the place a try again in the future.

OT
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Mesas sucias, comida insabora , lugra es practico por la situación pero deja mucho q desear. No lo recomiendo

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SB
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

My Poke bowl was awful! The salmon and tuna weren't chilled and the seafood salad was decidedly slimy. We ordered an appetizer and when we received our entrees the server said that it would be coming out soon because the kitchen decides when food comes out. It was annoying that my Poke bowl came out 15 minutes before my husband's sliders, but really annoying that the appetizer was scheduled to come after that.

TR
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Table was ready exactly as requested. Server, Marissa, was perfect. Very attentive. Fresh seafood options, excellent for our group. Tasty cocktails, and a wide selection of appetizers made for a very nice birthday dinner for my grown son. This spot is convenient and trendy. I would recommend.

M
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My server James was very patience Ordering or food. Took his time with us and appreciate waiting on us . Outstanding presentation on the delicious food I had on Sunday evening. Also the California roll sushi was very delicious!! Excellent! Definitely will be coming back :) .

D
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was over rated.Especislly for the price.The drinks were not good.The staff was friendly.

IW
Dallas
56 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was good

s
San Antonio
29 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We stopped in for lunch on Mother’s Day. Patio was not crowded and was early enough to enjoy some great sushi and sashimi

PS
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

We couldn't enjoy our food due to bugs flying over our food. We had a booth inside but the doors were wide open. Then a bird flew inside the restaurant. I had family visiting from Atlanta and it was kind of embarrassing. We spent $127 and constantly had to wave away the bugs. When we told the another server a bird just flew in, she said that always happen:(

OT
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was outstanding and helped make our dining experience even more enjoyable.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, service was excellent as well.

F
San Antonio
15 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was terrible. You should not have to ask for silverware and refills of water. Food was flavorful but unfortunately served lukewarm. Manager comped the meal. Will be a while before I patronize this establishment again.

MR
San Antonio
20 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place to enjoy an evening out for business or pleasure. Service is fabulous, food is delicious and happy hour drink deals are good. The Cuban sandwich with sweet potatoe fries was very tasty!

f
Monterrey
127 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Muy bueno todo, como siempre

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D
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun, charming restaurant with good selections and good food! Service was great too.

j
San Antonio
29 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

great place but the music outside was very loud making conversation difficult

M
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food is delicious. The service we received, lacking. I left no tip. On purpose.

b
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Slow service

SG
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere for business meeting. Food delivered quickly, service excellent!

S
San Antonio
27 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Everything was mediocre. The waitress didn’t come around enough. It was loud that we had to repeat ourselves several times.

RM
San Antonio
30 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were checked in before we arrived, we ended up stuck in traffic and could not change or cancel the reservation. PF Chang's was great though. Thanks.

ML
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is in a great location. The menu has a variety of good meal choices. The food was good and it is in a pleasant atmosphere. The location had fast and great service. It is convenient when shopping at La Cantera. I have and will continue to recommend it to others.

f
Monterrey
127 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Como siempre, muy sabroso todo y el servicio muy bien. Solo que hoy el sonido estaba muy estridente

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch

OT
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service, food and ambiance was great, but the receptionist seemed to have some attitude towards most costumers that came in. Just an observation.

KC
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

I have been to this restaurants twice. My first time was my friend's birthday dinner party. It took a long time for everyone's food to come out.

It has been about 6 months, so I wanted to give this restaurant another chance. I went there again for lunch with my girl friends on January 23rd, 2018. The service wasn't that great. Our waitress wasn't nice. She didn't listen until we finished what we want for our food. At the end, she gave us the whole bill without asking if we want to pay our own dishes. We asked her to split the bill, I wanted to ask her to split a starter with my friend; once again, she didn't wait to listen to my request. She just got the bill and did what she thought was right. One of my friends gave her $0 tip. I gave her some because I felt like at least she served us, but I didn't really want to give her any tip. I don't plan to go back to this restaurant any time soon.

MG
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We arrived on time for our reservation, but two employees were so busy conversing with each other they never acknowledged our presence to say we will be with you in a moment. 7-10 minutes later, she started to seat us and I had to say please note we had a reservation through open table. Our open table reservation noted we were both celebrating birthdays. That was never acknowledged during our visit.

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The food was very greasy and oily

Z
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

This restaurant was very loud and hard to talk to anyone at the table. The menu was very limited but overal the food was great. I was very unhappy with my waiter as he barley checked up on us and was very rude when he did. I will not be dining here again because of my bad experience with the waiter.