Kona Grill - Scottsdale

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482 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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What 482 people are saying
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sbutler
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice patio option to see the hustle and bustle of Fashion Square Mall...great food and service as well.

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LaReanaN
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kona Grill happy hour is the absolute best!! Try the BBQ chicken flatbread and margaritas- you'll love it!

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Disappointed
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

We're aware that restaurant service is not easy during COVID, but this doesn't excuse dirty bathrooms and a sparse looking dining room. The dining room is very close to the kitchen so you get lots of extra noise plus the music was so loud we were not able to converse with our guests. We expect more from a dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was great! i put in a note that we were celebrating a birthday and they brought out a free cake :)

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CarrieL
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The restaurant advertised Easter brunch but the menu did not list it and when we asked our server had no idea what we were talking about. She then came back later and said she just found out that they did have a "easter brunch" consisting of one option of food. No bread was served with our meal or before and when we asked she said that they were "new" to breakfast and only had an english muffin with no jams/jellies to go with it. The food was ok but the sauce on the ham was very different! Also the booth seats were very worn down and the restaurant appearance was NOT what we would expect as Scottsdale Fashion Square.
We will not be returning to this restaurant. Sad!

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darlesab
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Steak and eggs were absolutely horrible! Poor grade of Ribeye and overcooked twice! Sushi was great. Our server Umi was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Don’t waste your money

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Never felt compelled to leave a negative review before but I couldn’t let this pass. Following a 60 minute wait for our meals, three of the four entrees arrived. It was only at that point that the waiter said the kitchen did not have the ingredients to make the other entree (a French dip). However, if we still wanted it, the kitchen could “piece something together” with ingredients laying around the kitchen. Needless to say, we passed on the poor improvisation and my child had to quietly sit there and watch the rest of us eat as fast as we could so we could out of there. Staff acted put out that we declined the replacement Frankenstein meal because “it’s chaos in the kitchen”.

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vipNaperville
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Food was disappointing across the board, poorest calamari we’ve ever had; sushi was underwhelming as well, great sever made up for the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Steaks were requested medium and were medium well to more well done. My son ordered the kids grilled chicken, but they brought him chicken strips - the waiter took the order by memory, so not sure if that was the problem or the kitchen got it wrong. Our waiter didn’t check back in with us after the food was delivered - we had to waive him down to get our check. Overall, it was ok, but a bit disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Waited almost an hour for our sushi with a low crowd. Server discounted but it was still a ridiculous evening meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food ok. We arrived at 7:17 for a 7:15 reserve. When asked if we wanted inside or outside we said in, so host sent us downstairs to a different host who admonished us for not calling to let them know we'd be late. At least three items we attempted to order were not available that day. Food was ok, nothing great, nothing bad. Would not go back. Would not recommend. Good luck Kona

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John
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was great, from the hostess to our server. The lettuce wrap and chicken stir fry were delicious but the Las Vegas roll was weak. It was not of the quality or quality one would expect for the price.

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vipAliM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

Waited forever. With a reservation. Watched plenty of people walk up to be seated while we waited for 30 minutes for our reservated table to be cleaned. Wasabi mashed potatoes had no wasabi or flavor.

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GlennR
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Great place for drinks on the patio. Don't bother going for food... Heard they were under new management, and our party of 5 thought we'd give them a try for Dad's Birthday. We ordered before the 3 tables around us, yet had to wait a long time and were served AfTER the other tables. All the meat dishes (ribeye, pork chop, etc) were cold, had to send them back to heat them up. My wife ordered Surf & Turf, and the top sirloin had a ridiculous hot spice on it. Maybe a chimichurri gone bad? Why did they add anything to it? She couldn't eat it. Ultimately, poor recipe's, cooked poorly! VERY disappointing. Also, they didn't comp anything despite an obviously terrible meal... The young waiter was nice, yet not well trained. We figured why ask for the Manager and have to wait another 20 minutes for more of "who cares".... We had dessert and drinks at Olive & Ivy. Check them out instead...

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vipBINKS
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food
Ordered the avocado egg rolls
Spicy tuna

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Stephanie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

This was a terrible experience! How does a bar run out of possibly every ingredient and cups?!

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Court
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

This was the only time I've ever felt the need to walk out of a dining experience. After 2 hours all I had was a cocktail and an appetizer. The appetizer itself was great, and so was the cocktail. The server told us service was running behind when we place our dinner order, but when he disappeared for 45 minutes it became unacceptable. I finally left cash and left to find some dinner before everything else closed. I'll try this again at another convenient time.

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vippastalover
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best reverse happy hour in history

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Doctor
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Miso Soup was luke warm and tasteless. Tonic water was served as Soda water and server forgot to ever change it back. Also forgot a request for a side of sauce. Rest of the food was just ok. Not a great value for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We asked to not be seated outside and they seated us outside

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vipDebiB
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the Salmon entree with the charred Brussels Sprouts and shrimp fried rice=AMAZING!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious! Everyone enjoyed their meals, the salmon was amazing!

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vipBrunchGuy
Phoenix
60 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

What kind of restaurant advertises a special menu for St. Patrick’s Day and then runs out of the menu even prior to the day? This particular location has gone notably downhill over the last many months.

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vipEddie
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Service was good and food was wonderful❗️😁👍🏻

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good food. Friendly staff. Slow service. May be just an off night though, I think the number of visitors was higher than normal and may have thrown things off. We still like the place, just not our best experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were overbooked and didn't have control of thier reservations list. We waited for 45 minutes past our reservation for them to "clean off some tables". Meanwhile they had people just walking in and out of the restaurant like there was no organization. We never got called for our table so we left. It was embarrassing for a well known restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Happy Hour specials are a great price and delicious! Service was friendly and attentive throughout too!

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Shamsh
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was extremely tasty and I would surely come back again to eat here.

HC
vipHeidiC
Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Kona Grill! Food and service are always great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

First time at the restaurant, live in the area and wanted to try. Server was very friendly, accommodating and fun, but getting things to table was not quick at all, but the restaurant was busy and we weren’t in a hurry. The biggest issue we had was the noise level and lighting, a little to “energetic” for our taste, but probably great for younger crowds!!

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vipJARM
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time out after a long time and the happy hour menu was a perfect way to try Kona, because we had heard about it online. We felt very safe and the restaurant was very well social distanced. We really enjoyed the food, especially the sushi, which my husband usually doesn’t like. Definitely will return!

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vipDiningAllTheTime
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Waited for over two hours for a table outside. We were told we were next in line and they kept giving the tables to other people. Very disappointed. Went someplace out for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

happy hour prices, drinks, food & our server were all amazing!! love this place. however, one hostess was so incredibly rude we considered leaving until what seemed like a manager came to seat us. continued to talk about our group to the other hostess while we were waiting.

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JohnP
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service staff was excellent. One of the server managers offered to give us two hors d’hourves that had been made in error. The food was great. We wanted to sit outside but ended un in the lower level. Tables were spread out so we felt safe.

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RichardC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent place for Steaks, Seafood, & Sushi, just off of the food court at the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded on February 23, 2021

Thank you for the kind review! We really appreciate you taking time in coming to dine with us and also taking time in giving us a great review!

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vipGigi
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food here made both my husband and I sick. The service staff didn’t really seem like that wanted to be there that night - drinks took a long time even though there weren’t many other guests and when the drinks finally came, they were not what we had ordered.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded on February 23, 2021

Gigi thank you for giving us some feedback! We will definitely use your comments to huddle as a team and enhance the overall experience. If possible if you could shoot us an email at Scottsdale@Konagrill to give us some more information in regards to the experience

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eldona
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a wonderful atmosphere the dj was great as well

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded on February 21, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review! As well the great words. We are striving to give 5 star service every time. Come back and see us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Checking in was a bit weird due to them
not having a specific spot to check in, then only to tell you to go downstairs. Host were not communicating at all. Finally after being seated when I went back upstairs, we were placed on the patio. DJ was awesome, and food was great. Kona Stir Fry definitely recommend

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded on February 21, 2021

Thank you for taking time in giving us a chance we are striving and working hard to provide a 5 star experience. Please give us another try to enhance the overall experience.

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AsHleyT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

We went during valentines with a reservation but weren’t made aware ahead of time that there was a fixed manu. I am gluten free for health reasons and all they had on the fixed menu was 1 entree (a salad) that was gluten free. My husband chose the salmon out of the 7 or 8 menu items they were offering but they said there were out of salmon. We both ended up settling and for the price we’re pretty bummed we spent our anniversary and valentines there on food we wouldn’t have ordered on a normal day.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded on February 21, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. We will use your feedback to improve the overall experience. Thank you

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FAQs

Kona Grill - Scottsdale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 429-1100.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale is rated 4 stars by 482 OpenTable diners.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale 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.