Kona Grill - San Antonio

4.1
706 Reviews
$30 and under
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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  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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Sun 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:45PM 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 6:00PM - 8:45PM
Fri 12:00AM - 12:00AM 8:00PM - 11:45PM
Sat 12:00AM - 12:00AM 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:45PM 8:00PM - 11:45PM

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just awesome

Kona Grill - San Antonio
Responded 2 hours ago

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was good experience

Kona Grill - San Antonio
Responded 2 hours ago

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience

Kona Grill - San Antonio
Responded 2 hours ago

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again.

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KeithG
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I didn’t like that we made a reservation and waited when we arrived only to be sat in the bar area, which is the same area we saw walk ins get seated before us without reservations. The service was ok and the food mediocre. To be fair we didn’t really eat sushi but opted for sea bass and Korean ribs. The waitress did credit our tab, without us asking, for a drink my wife didn’t like. I thought that was the great.

Kona Grill - San Antonio
Responded 2 hours ago

Thank you for your review! We are glad to accommodate our guests in any part of our restaurant that they would like to be sat upon request. We are sad to hear the food was not up to standard and would love to talk about it more! Please give us a call at the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Slow service. Very loud.

Kona Grill - San Antonio
Responded 2 hours ago

Thank you for your review. We are very disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy the food or our music. We would love to hear more from you. Please give us a call at the store.

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vipKitag1
San Antonio
20 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Incredibly overpriced for the quality, service meh
Quite an unkempt restaurant

Kona Grill - San Antonio
Responded 2 hours ago

Thank you for your review. We are sad to hear you did not enjoy your most recent experience with us. We would love to hear more from you. Please give us a call at the restaurant.

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vipdavidt
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Too cold! They keep the restaurant too cold…doesn’t seem like a big deal but it becomes an issue when sitting for long periods of time. Food was great and ambiance good too. Just too cold. 🥶

Kona Grill - San Antonio
Responded 2 hours ago

Thank you for your review! We are sad to hear your experience was less than perfect with us. We would love to hear more from you. Please give us a call at the store.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Hair in my calamari.

Kona Grill - San Antonio
Responded 2 hours ago

Thank you for your review. We are sad to hear of an object in your food and would love to make it right. Please give us a call at the store.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

La mesera que nos atendió súper amable, la comida estaba muy buena, solo que pedimos un platillo y una cerveza que no tenían y pues tuvimos que pedir otra bebida y platillo, pero todo estuvo ok

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Peterpiper
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The happy hour menu on the weekends is gone. However, the food is still as delicious as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Our server was excellent! Food was OK. Id say 5/10. I had miso-sake seabass and for the price, I expected more. Hubby had the fish tacos, 7/10. Sushi was so-so. For a famous restaurant. They need to improve their food.

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vipPixieStickMartini
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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vipTasha
San Antonio
25 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, nice server, cute patio.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall

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LanhV
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Restaurant staff was not very good and was not attentive. No utensils and waited long time before the food was delivered. Desert was served before dinner was completed.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

The waiter was so rude, we had come out for our anniversary and it was the first time we had a sit down meal in about 4 months. Needless to say we were pretty excited, our waiter introduced himself and then proceeded to walk by us and ignore us waiving at him and trying to get his attention for over 25 minutes. I finally had to ask another waitstaff if they could please give us another server because ours was avoiding us. She said of course and then proceeded to tell him we were upset and he came over shortly and was very disrespectful and short with us “do you finally know what you want to order” as if we were slowing him down or something. It’s sad we were going to get a few drinks and appetizers and celebrate our anniversary but instead we sat there miserable only ordered our main entree no drinks and left as quickly as we could. As we waited for our food he only came by one other time, I had nothing to drink for over 15 minutes my cup was empty. He finally came over poured water and without looking or speaking to us he walked off again. He unfortunately ruined our entire night and I highly advise anyone wanting to have a nice night out with someone never go here because by the time we got to the car (after asking for the check and to go boxes before finishing eating) my wife was borderline in tears asking what we did wrong. Needless to say we will never be back we had to pay over 80 dollars to be miserable on our anniversary and I advise you guys look for somewhere else the next time you want a night out as well.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week is always a good time at Kona!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great I was placed indoors upon request but then asked to be outside. They more than okay to assist as I’ll admit it was chilly inside for me. Food was amazing and wonderful portion sizes.

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vipsafoodie
San Antonio
18 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were hoping to sit on the patio and made a reservation but were called and informed that the patio was not open because there was a shortage of staff. I would prefer to sit outside while this variant spreads like wild fire. The restaurant was not really busy so I thought it wouldn't have been a big ask to have one server working on the patio.

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vipBrendaK
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food and really good Happy Hour and Restaurant Week prices. The restaurant could probably use some updating...

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vipNTandLT
San Antonio
16 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We enjoyed the food. It was fresh, hot, and well prepared. One of us ordered the Prime Rib. It was excellent, but the mashed potatoes are amazing! My only disappointment is that the Red Fish was out (again - same as the last time I was there), but the Trout (the substitute) was delicious. The only other concerns was that the dining area floor needed attention. Nevertheless, we always enjoy the food.

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mmms
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Culinaria week

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CammieF
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. We had reservations and were seated right away.

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CindyK
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Mackenzie was wonderful and was very attentive. They ran out of prime rib early but offered to substitute the surf and turf for the prime rib price. It was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was just okay, our server failed to bring us utensils ahead of receiving our appetizer, in the days of covid, we were not planning to dig in with our fingers, chopsticks in advance of any dish would have been greatly appreciated. Otherwise the food and drinks were great!! Got the calamari, tuna tataki sushi (which had like a large lobster or nice real crab chunk inside) and spider roll. All the food was fabulous!! Also got a steel eel lemonade or something like that! Was delish!!

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Ringy
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We went in a Friday at 3. The parking lot was full, and the noise level so bad, we could hardly hear each other talk.

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SelenaR
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Went there for happy hour and most of the food items in the list, they didn’t have. So once we got the food we ordered most of it was undercooked and cold. Said something to the manager about it and he didn’t care. He took the plate and said okay. He didn’t offer to make us a new one and we didn’t even touch any of the food on our table. We paid and left leaning the untouched food there. Very disappointed with how it was handled. If they just made the food again, it would of been okay. So we spent $20 on food we didn’t even eat because it was cold and not cooked all the way. Definitely would not be going back there ever again.

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TeachAgs96
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We finally tried Kona after many years, and as a part of Restaurant Week in San Antonio. We ordered the Surf and Turf which was different due to the surf being sushi, but both the filet and the sushi were excellent. The true and unexpected highlight was the carrot cake. Wow!!! It was amazing!! I loved the food, but I could find myself just going there for the carrot cake...AMAZING CARROT CAKE!

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ELSKV
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the Restaurant Week selections and had a great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a good time I spent with my brothers and sister. Thank you very much! Look forward to getting together with y’all soon

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marilynnb
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a return visit and once again we were very pleased. The service was outstanding and our server, Mckenzie did her very best to make sure that we were delighted with her and the dinner.
I highly recommend Kona Grill for any occasion or simply to have a lovely dining experience.

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MichaelP
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The selection is enough to satisfy everyone who might want something different. The food was excellent. My only issue was our server. She may have been new so I didn't want to be too harsh and given how hard it's been for restaurant's to have enough staff. But she wasn't completely familiar with the menu and we ordered dessert to go, the check came and was paid but after waiting awhile I had to ask about our dessert. To which I can see her facial expression that she had forgotten all about it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bathrooms need some TLC. GYOZA was overpriced. Need small dish to mix soy sauce and wasabi.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Only wish was there would be pictures of the sushi rolls next to them on menu! Chose the wrong sushi roll and the picture may have changed our mind

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Food was .... not good ..... The kona stir fry was a laugh... caned shrimp ... paying 26 dlls for that ....never again .

Kona Grill - San Antonio
Responded on August 4, 2021

Thank you for your review. While we are unsure what caned shrimp is, we are sad to hear that you did not enjoy your meal. We would love to hear back from you so that we can learn and improve. Please give us a call at the store.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great with the exception of the noise level. Music was so loud we couldn’t have a good conversation with each other. We were a party of 8.

Kona Grill - San Antonio
Responded on August 4, 2021

Thank you for your review. We are sad to hear that the music was not to an acceptable level. Please give us a call at the store so that we can learn and improve.

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Che1
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Just food wasn’t cooked as requested but the service was great!

Kona Grill - San Antonio
Responded on August 4, 2021

Thank you for your review, we are sad to hear that your experience was not up to standards. We would love to talk to you further. Please give us a call at the store.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Food was meh, definitely overpriced for the quality and the server seemed annoyed by us… the only good thing was the drinks and even those were inconsistent - we won’t be returning anytime soon

Kona Grill - San Antonio
Responded on August 4, 2021

Thank you for your review. Top to bottom, your review gives us pause and we would love to discuss further. Please give us a call at the store.

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LisaH
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic and the service was great! We will definitely be back.

Kona Grill - San Antonio
Responded on August 4, 2021

Thank you for your review, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Isabel
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! We had made a reservation and they immediately sat us. I
Thought prices had increased in many dishes but it was worth it. Food was delicious! Definitely would go back! Great customer service and everything was wonderful.

Kona Grill - San Antonio
Responded on August 4, 2021

Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you again.

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FAQs

Kona Grill - San Antonio offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (210) 877-5355.

Kona Grill - San Antonio is rated 4.1 stars by 706 OpenTable diners.

Kona Grill - San Antonio does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://konagrill.cashstar.com/store/recipient?locale=en-us.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.