Kona Grill - Scottsdale

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349 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Welcome to Kona Grill Scottsdale, located at Scottsdale Fashion Square in the heart of Old Town, steps away from the vibrant entertainment district and waterfront shopping. Visitors and locals can enjoy our scratch kitchen and award-winning sushi after reveling in the art and culinary festivals, and Southwestern culture. Come try our delicious, handcrafted cocktails and start your night with the best reverse happy hour in town. Enjoy a diverse menu featuring a wide variety of contemporary American dishes, as well as a variety of entrées and appetizers with a global flair. Specialties include Miso-saké Sea Bass in a delectable marinade, filets, almond-crusted Pork-Tenderloin, and our signature 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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Phoenix
54 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service very attentive , good selection of entries and well presented. Local GEM

OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

service and food was very good.

OT
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Good food/ happy hour pricing. Service was slow at best, the servers were pre occupied

OT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 1

too loud
food was good
server was nice but had to be reminded about things requested a few times

N
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

Service, not great . After greeting server anxious to rush us along. 3 of 5 food orders incorrect and sent back. Wine served well after meal arrived. Many many places to go for this cost with much better results. We are done with Kona Grill

y
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

$17 salad was limp and chicken sandwich was dry. Had to catch waiter for drinks. Sat us at a table too small for 7 people. Happy hour waiter was great, but no one else seemed interested. That’s not good for a 200 dollar bill. Hostess staff were too busy talking to care where we sat. Overall not a good experience

OT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

very busy tonight so the noise level was high. but service was very good and so was the food.

M
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our monthly mom daughter dinner and had a wonderful dinner. Our server was very kind and paid special attention to my seven yr old , who loved the extra attention.

D
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We made reservations for an out of town guest on July 4th for 8:00pm. WE arrived at the restaurant to a note posted on the entrance stating they had closed at 7pm. Not sure how that happened, however with so many restaurants to choose from, not really a great management decision.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends from Canada had visit.

TT
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Disappointed in the food but our server was beyond excellent!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday here was everything I expected and more. I loved the atmosphere and ambiance. The sushi was incredible. I will certainly be visiting this location again in the near future.

JD
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and drinks and amazing service. All day happy hour on Sunday is fantastic.

BW
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Was a last minute book night before prom worked perfectly for our party of 6. Place was almost as pretty as my date!

J
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Do not eat here if you have serious food allergies.

s
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

John was our server..He was at our table quickly, gave us his name, let us know he would answer any of our questions. Took our wine order and returned quickly, he offered suggestions about the menu, and was honest and helpful with his information. I ordered the lamb bowl at his suggestion and it was fantastic, Richard ordered the Sea Bass, and John recommended the mashed potatoes and vegetables rather than the white rice.. again excellent suggestion. He returned to our table several times to make certain our dinner was going well.. not intrusive, just right. I was so impressed with his service and friendliness I spoke to the manager about how pleased I was with John.. He was the best server we've encountered so far this year and we eat out at least 3 times a week. We will return..

Y
Central Coast
20 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Blah blah blah
Struggled with wait staff. Good ok. $$&

OT
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Macadamia nut chicken is fantastic and a must have when eating at the Kona Grill

DG
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious! Service was great.

JJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and Service were outstanding. Our Server was great

OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous

M
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took visiting brother to dinner. Everything wonderful. Potstickers, calamari, salmon, snapper, and beef sliders all great. Server excellent as well. Delightful evening. Highly recommend.

SA
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Kona Grill at Scottsdale Fashion Mall is a relaxing place for lunch. The menu is somewhat limited, but the sushi is good. The service was good as well.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Sushi great. Entrees not good at all. My steak had to be redone and salmon bad

DC
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Experience was disappointing. Server was indifferent, almost seemed bored. Funny smell in the place-air freshner trying to cover-up a fishy smell? Food was fairly good. Overall, not what we remembered. It will be a long time before we return.

o
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

first impression was very lacking. 4 hostesses who appeared slacking just seemed gossiping with each other. lack of attention to their surroundings. or perhaps, they think they are superior because they think their restaurant is michelin star. please kona grill is far from michelin star. even a one michelin star restaurant would not give such negative treatment. when had checked-in, their voice intonation was very degrading toward us. management really needs to control the personalities of their employees. inside the restaurant, almost completely empty. but upstairs in the outdoor/bar area, totally packed. all day happy hour sunday the craze. fortunately, our server was very nice. he was the only person that was kind and genuinely enjoying his job. watching the other servers treatment to their customers, hmmm... not even satisfactory in customer service. a party of 10-13 people was in front of us, and despite 3 different servers running to take/give their orders, the orders took a very long time. also, watched other tables of 3-5 people, same coincidence. so, advice, perhaps instead of 4 hostesses, hire more servers. the food... definitely need to improve the rolls. have gone to other fusion-american-asian-hispanic restaurants who serve sushi rolls, and in comparison, kona grill is the worst. the burger sliders is at the level of mcdonald's burgers. on top of that, in some other countries, the mcdonald's burgers are even at a muchmuchmuch higher level then the burgers at kona grill. the avocado egg rolls was paired with an extremely sweet sauce. gross. advice, these egg rolls would have been much better paired with maybe a simple soy/vinegar or soy/lemon sauce. the flatbreads, tasted similar to fast food chains. the salads, tasteless. watched a couple have one of the fish entrees, both only took one bite. soon after, finished their drinks, paid their bill, and left. probably to dine at a different restaurant. cocktails, where's the alcohol??? no plans to return.

C
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was very good and there was great variety to choose from. Service was very bad; Ash our waitress disappeared after taking our order and we had to eat our appetizers with no cutlery. Both ash and another gentleman server gave us strange looks when we asked for cutlery. Bathrooms are very untidy.

CO
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh food and good quality
Not too impressed with the potsticker appetizer

R
Calgary
94 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

We have enjoyed going to Kona Grill and looked forward to dinner at Fashion square. We had a reservation for 6pm and when we checked in, we were told our table was occupied by a group that had been sitting for 1.5 hours. We were asked to wait for 10 mins as the group appeared to be finishing. 45 mins later we approached the hostess who finally got a manager. The manager was under the impression that our reservation was for 630, when he realized it was for 6, he quickly got the table cleaned up and gave us complimentary appetizers. Our server was very good and the food decent but we will not be rushing back anytime soon.

c
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance. Food is good— got sushi and carrot cake.

JB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat. Perfect go to for date night. Presentation was excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Such DELICIOUS food. An amazing happy hour menu. Lots of appetizers and sushi and drinks offered for such amazing prices.

KR
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mumbai Chechen was amazing. Restaurant was so loud it was difficult to converse. I will return at s time when they are not so busy.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

So many servers but slow and inattentive staff. The dinner entrées were poor in flavor and size for the price. We asked for two rolls of avocado rolls throughout dinner and received completely different sizes and portions.

KM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & service. My girlfriend and I enjoyed our time there very much.

EN
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great gracious & knowledgeable staff, wonderful food & quite setting away from hustle & bustle of the Fashion Square Mall

OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Disappointing experience. Multiple first time guests were greeted by server after waiting several minutes. Appetizers were served without plates, napkins or utensils. Rolls were served without soy sauce, chopsticks, etc. There was no menu knowledge by staff, only statements like “this item seems to be really popular”. Left after appetizers due to the rough first impression.

CL
Vancouver
60 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was very attentive. Food was good, but cocktails were terrible. My friend ordered a Long Island ice tea. It tasted like an Arnold Palmer(tea and lemonade) probably not order drinks her again.

h
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We selected Kona Grill for the fabulous & diverse Happy Hour Menu for a group of 12 prior to a movie at Harkins. The sushi rolls (Caterpillar, coconut shrimp) were excellent, calamari lightly dusted & tender, everyone loved their selection. $1 margaritas were what you’d expect (more like lemonade), but hey, you could have a couple and not sleep thru the movie! Lots of other inexpensive drink options that worked. Happy Hour beef sliders were more than ample. Service was friendly & responsive for a large group. We’re plotting another movie trip that will include Kona!

J
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was not in alignment with price. My bill was $115 and the food was worth about $45. I will NEVER go back there. What a waste of money.

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