Kona Grill - Sarasota
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Sun 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Sat 9:00AM - 11:00AM
We went here for the Thanksgiving meal. It was very disappointing! Very small portion for the money & the "traditional" had spices not normally used in the mashed potatoes (that also had chunks of potatoes in it) and the dressing also which you got about 4 bites of. The gravy had too much pepper & the cranberry "sauce" was not sauce at all - just dried cranberries! Waste of money - won't be back!
Burgers were excellent
Wait staff putting forth good effort and pleasant, but the place seemed understaffed. And our waiter in particular seemed quite new to the job. Regardless, still a nice experience. Really nice place.
Sushi was excellent; great recommendation from the server to get the Sushi and Salad which gave me an excellent assortment.
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Table was dirty and sticky.......the server refused to clean the table......we left.
No more Kona Grill .
Very mediocre sliders. What’s with the crappy buns? Also no mask mandate. Covid hotbed.
Music was deafening , we asked 3 times for them to turn it down. Never happened .
Food was good service was excellent
Won’t be back because of the level of music.
Very good service and good. The outdoor seating is roomy and comfortable.
I received an invitation to your Halloween party which went from 9:00 pm to ?. There was a DJ &ziti was a shame. There was no one there. If there were a dozen people, it was a lot. We closed the place at 10:30. You need to advertise or offer more happy hour items as in bygone days or you won’t be in business anymore.
It’s a shame, because the restaurant is lovely & the food is good!
Thank you very much for the review, we are trying to make good events with live music, Happy Hours, etc. We are working to create a better communication and please the public or rather attract the public in late hours of the night since this did not happen and it's new to us. But do not stop visiting us, you will soon see better positive changes. Thank you very much for the visit and for leaving us the review, I know that we will change those 3 stars to 5 stars soon.
We sat at a hi-top in the bar. Everything was great except the table smelled like it was cleaned with a dirty rag.
Recent menu changes. Food was not as good as it used to be.
Nice place, decent menu, sushi was very good and service was timely
Going to dinner during COVID times is tough enough ... but to be rushed at dinner bc “they have a large party coming” is unacceptable! I had made an Open Table reservation to secure seating and we arrived kn time. Most of restaurant was blocked off however, and they used the OR codes for the menu but tables were not clean and were sticky! We did take a while with the menus bc with everyone using their phones to look, it is cumbersome if not familiar with the menus. Our waitress seemed nice but overwhelmed. The kicker was the manager who came by more then once to tell us about the large party they were expecting ...had we ordered yet? And then as we FINALLY received our food, manager was back to take plates away!! Asking if we wanted boxes to go !!! meanwhile the “large party” had yet to show. Saving grace is food was good (salmon, sushi and some pasta) But unfortunately NOT worth a return visit!
We went for drinks and appetizers. Very delicious food.
Our server was Larissa and she was OUTSTANDING! She balanced excellent service with being available just when we needed her. Awe will request her when we go back.
Great Sushi, we really enjoyed the service and the menu.
Happy hour is a good deal but the sushi was not fresh. Sliders and pot stickers were great.
Honestly, this restaurant did not follow CDC guidelines for social distancing and initially placed us with our 2 year old child at a table inches away from the loud crowded bar and had to be moved. Loud music all over very unprofessional and disappointing. Not the Kona grill I used to go to.
Every thing was good except for the music being way to loud!!!!
DJ was unnecessary and too loud, bartenders didn’t pay much attention at all and the food was overpriced and mediocre. I’ve been to the one in Tampa and had a much better experience.
Great first experience! I would recommend. Our waitress was very attentive, professional and friendly
We had a very good meal. Atmosphere was very nice and our waitress was outstanding.
Great service excellent food quality and respect to social distancing
Had a great date night there. Food was delicious and everything went well.
Thank you for the 5 star review!! Glad we could be a part of making your date night great!
Great sushi and atmosphere!
We appreciate the great review!! Come back and try some more sushi anytime!
The restaurant looked worn out and the tables were sticky and just didn’t look clean. Won’t need to go back
Food was good. I have a gluten allergy and they accommodated that without a problem.
We always enjoy dining at Kona Grill. The food is always good & we enjoy the wine. They are taking all appropriate actions to keep the experience safe during Covid-19. We'll go again!
Food is really good and we had a great server. She was always there when we needed her. I feel the food is a bit over priced for a lot of the items on the menu and I normally don’t complain about that. Though, their happy hour is a great value and many items on the happy hour menu. They also offer it all day Sundays.
Food Was excellent- the service was great - the only thing that I can complain about is that we sat outside and it being Covid and all, the tables outside were not that clean. in between the slats of the table was dried on food, crumbs, etc. Someone should take a power washer and some bleach to them.
I ordered the yogurt lime cilantro chicken skewers and they were covered with the most horribly spicy sauce which had no flavor but plenty of heat. Nowhere in the menu description does it say there is a sauce nor was a warning that it is extremely spicy.
Great place for happy hour and celebrating Birthdays
Sushi rolls were terribly overpriced compared to other restaurants in the area. The quality was not good as well. We have eaten at Kona many times over the past few years and couldn’t help but notice the change in price and quality.
The server Ocean, was Outstanding!! It is hard to come by exceptional servers like her!
Very good ! Loved eating outside
This is our favorite sushi place - great for a date night
Thant you for chose us and that reviews to, see you!
Excellent food and service as always . Very good job at adhering to the new distancing and sanitizing guidelines. Felt comfortable and safe. Will continue to be a go to place for me
Kona has raised their prices significantly! I won’t be going back for average food. Paid $20 for Pad Thai. Average at best.
Had to wait for plates after sushi/appetizer came; need to give coasters for water glasses-pools of water all over table within minutes from glasses sweating; daughter ordered plain lemon garlic penne, it came with shrimp in it; broccolini was hard/tough. They need to focus on the details but the flavor of the food was very good.
Harry was amazing and made the evening.
Kona Grill - Sarasota offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 256-8005.
Kona Grill - Sarasota is rated 4.1 stars by 616 OpenTable diners.
Kona Grill - Sarasota 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.