Kona Grill - Scottsdale

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626 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required

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Sun 12:00AM - 12:00AM 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:45PM 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 8:00PM - 11:45PM
Sat 12:00AM - 12:00AM 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:45PM 8:00PM - 11:45PM

What 626 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food4service3ambience3

Food took an hour. After the drinks took 20 mins.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded 6 hours ago

•I apologize for the slow service during your visit. We are working hard to develop and train the staff to provide the most exceptional experiences for our guests! We look forward to your next visit!

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vipLorettaM
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Have eaten at other Kona Grill locations and always had a good experience. This visit was very disappointing. It took a long time for a server to come to the table without an apology for the wait. Food was brought out by a runner who basically just dropped it off and left ( dishes were brought to the wrong people at our table). The rest room was filthy, no paper in the stalls and I slid so badly on a wet floor and only avoided falling by grabbing the counter top. When I told one of the workers her response was " well good thing you didn't fall". I never write bad reviews because it could be a busy day and things get hard to keep up but there was no excuse for bad service all around.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded 6 hours ago

•I apologize for the slow service during your visit. We are working hard to develop and train the staff to provide the most exceptional experiences for our guests! We are working on fixing the water leak in the women's restroom to ensure cleanliness and safety of our guests. We hope you give us another chance, thank you for your time.

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vipBogy
Phoenix
213 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good restaurant great food good service very reasonable.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded 6 hours ago

•Thank you for the positive review! Come see us for Brunch this weekend from 10am-2pm with Konamosa specials! Hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Food and server were great. Being sat took very long, not busy, Place was filthy, weird to have a DJ at 830pm at a restaurant.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded 6 hours ago

•Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We would like to hear more about your recent visit with us. Please contact a manager at 480.429.5431

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Shel
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We went on Thanksgiving. Server was terrific but he told us food was taking a long time and it did. The food was very good, but for the price, no extras, meat and potato style.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded 6 hours ago

•Thank you for the positive review! Come see us for Brunch this weekend from 10am-2pm with Konamosa specials! Hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Thanksgiving. Service was great, but slow

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded 6 hours ago

•Thank you for the positive review! Come see us for Brunch this weekend from 10am-2pm with Konamosa specials! Hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super good

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded 6 hours ago

•Thank you for the positive review! Come see us for Brunch this weekend from 10am-2pm with Konamosa specials! Hope to see you soon!

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PhylR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mouthwatering Thanksgiving dinner complete with pumpkin pie! Our server, Jules, was incredible & made our experience so much fun!

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded 6 hours ago

•Thank you for the positive review! Come see us for Brunch this weekend from 10am-2pm with Konamosa specials! Hope to see you soon!

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kathyl
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I wanted to give this 5 stars. Everything was excellent but the bathroom was not clean, there was built up dirt and dust on the ceiling and around the vents. There was paper in only one stall, and one of the faucets were missing.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded 6 hours ago

•Thank you for the positive review! Come see us for Brunch this weekend from 10am-2pm with Konamosa specials! Hope to see you soon!

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RichB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific choice for Thanksgiving brunch. Our server, Elizabeth, was EXCELLENT.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded 6 hours ago

•Thank you for the positive review! Come see us for Brunch this weekend from 10am-2pm with Konamosa specials! Hope to see you soon!

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KosherStyle
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot for a large group - there was a great variety of items on the menu. Service was good and the server was responsive to our needs.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded 6 hours ago

•Thank you for the positive review! Come see us for Brunch this weekend from 10am-2pm with Konamosa specials! Hope to see you soon!

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StacyL
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience1

So disappointed. The food was awful.
Cold and spongy reheated noodles, over cooked chewy steak. The environment was so loud I could not her my hear my children talking next to me.
Our server was kind but overall the experience was lacking to say the least.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded 6 hours ago

•Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We would like to hear more about your recent visit with us. Please contact a manager at 480.429.5431

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Elisa
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food is decent, although not particularly original, with overly sweetened sauces. Service was attentive, but unaware of, untrained on, specials, pricing or allowing enough time for guest to review the menu. Space was cramped, with servers squeezing between tables. Not bad. But definitely not great.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded 6 hours ago

•Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did! We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prices on sushi were very high.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded 6 hours ago

•Thank you for the positive review! Come see us for Brunch this weekend from 10am-2pm with Konamosa specials! Hope to see you soon!

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vipladylanguage
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been many times. The cilantro lime chicken with tumeric rice is heavenly.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded 6 hours ago

•Thank you for the positive review! Come see us for Brunch this weekend from 10am-2pm with Konamosa specials! Hope to see you soon!

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vipMichaelO
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Horrible. Service was adequate

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded on November 18, 2021

Hi Michael - I would like to hear more about your experience with us, please give us a call at (480)482-2520. Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Worst service ever. Arrived at the host stand to sit and wait there for several minutes before being greeted. Finally got greeted then was told to wait while they sat people who came in after us. They sent me a text that my table was ready when I was a foot away from them. Got taken to my table and had to stand and wait for a chair. There was food all over the ground. Service was horrendous. Got no refills, waited an hour and fifteen minutes before receiving the food. Finally got my food when the server reached into expo and retrieved it himself. He apologized for the wait but made no corrections to the check or anything. This was the worst experience I have ever had there and would like my money back.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Terrible service by our individual waiter. All others seem to be doing well as tables with other waiters were getting their food in less than an hour. Our food was forgotten, starting with appetizer that we had to ask for several times… 30 minutes later it comes out… another 45 minutes later the meals come and low n behold, the food is cold🤬. With turning back the dinner, still $80 for a couple drinks and appetizers 🤷🏽‍♂️. Never again Kona! Oh, Forgot to mention, had Open Table reservation for 7pm. We were seated around 745pm and our table had a 1/2” pitch with a rag under the leg! What the hell Kona????🤷🏽‍♂️

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vipLoriP
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Overall disappointing experience. I made a reservation through open table however when we arrived (on time) I was told coldly “we just don’t have any tables. We just gave the last available table to those ladies who walked in before you. You can wait or go downstairs and see if they have a table.” Apparently downstairs is the same restaurant, so we opted for that. The ambiance downstairs is equivalent to eating in a mall food court. Unfortunately, the food quality matched the poor ambiance. The music was way too loud, more appropriate for the 20-something club scene. Will not recommend Kona Grill to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We were really looking forward to going to the Kona Grill. When we arrived, the hostess seemed very confused and did not know where she was going to seat anyone on the patio. I’m not sure she knew what she was doing. We asked for a table instead of a hightop and she first took us to a high top table. Eventually she gave us a table and when our waitress Took our order we requested a beer to be delivered with the meal. Our food arrived before our appetizers. The beer did not arrive until we were almost done with dinner so we refused it. The ambience was not cohesive and it seemed like we were just in the way.

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vipCoryP
Edmonton
12 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience1

Good food. Unfortunately understaffed so service was not great as a result.

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RichardW
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Food was very good. Server seemed to not want to be at work. Not friendly at all. We felt like we were an inconvenience to him. Would recommend them for food, but not for customer service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Being in the mall doesn’t create the best atmosphere. Loud and impersonal.

Our meals were not served together. In fact two of us in the party were practically finished with their meal before the other two were served. While the manager apologized and comped a round of drinks; the waiter became aloof and scarcely attentive the remainder of the evening … and didn’t apologize himself.

Not a good experience!

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vipRockfish
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wait staff was awesome.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded on November 7, 2021

Thanks for the great review! We appreciate you dining in with us!

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vipsherryshoes1
Phoenix
52 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

After a less than stellar experience here recently, this time was much, much better! Our food came out at the same time as expected, and the order was correct. Everything tasted very good; and our server was great and attentive. I don't know what was going on the last recent time I dined here that made the entire experience just wrong, but this occasion was so much better. I will definitely be back, as Kona has always been one of my favorites.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded on November 18, 2021

Hi Sherry - I'm so glad our table was able to redeem ourselves, it's been a work in progress but definitely making strides. Thank you for continuing to be a loyal supporter and look forward to serving you again soon!

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vipChrisR
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Service was horrible. Our sever had horrible BO. Dirty. Good took forever. The only person working their butt of was the hostess who was amazing. Everything else was terrible

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded on November 7, 2021

Hi Chris, I would like to hear more about your dining experience. Please reach out to us at your earliest convenience, 480-482-2520. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Expensive, food was bland/boring and service was painfully slow. We won’t be back.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded on November 7, 2021

Hello, I would like to hear more about your dining experience. Please reach out to us at your earliest convenience, 480-482-2520. Thank you.

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vipJayRow
Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great server, Eric. Good food.

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viprafix
E. Tennessee
56 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific experience… The food was surprisingly very very good and will definitely be back and urge others to go!

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded on November 7, 2021

Thanks so much for the great review!!

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vipPerryM
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

On vacation here. Kona has amazing food and the happy hour is the best deal in Scottsdale.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded on November 7, 2021

Thanks for the 5 star review and stopping in to join us during your vacation! Hope to see you in again soon!

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vipMonica
Philadelphia
86 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Rylee was a very good, attentive server.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded on November 5, 2021

Thank you for the positive review! Come back and see us for Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-2pm! We have KonaMosa Specials and a live DJ on Sunday mornings!

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vipsherryshoes1
Phoenix
53 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Worst ever experience at a Kona Grill, and I've been a faithful customer for years and years. My friend's entree came out 20 minutes before mine did! She didn't want to eat before me, so waited for mine, and hers got cold. I ordered a large salad with no croutons. When mine finally came out, and only because I had to complain to management about it, it was a small salad. They took it back and brought me a large, but it was loaded with croutons. Everything was a series of disasters. I now understand why they went bankrupt and closed so many locations.

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vipCam7
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent and provided conscientious service. We enjoyed the food and appreciated the choices that they had. The food was outstanding.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded on November 2, 2021

Thank you for the positive review! Come see us for Brunch this weekend from 10am-2pm with Konamosa specials! Hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

Our table was given away to other guests and the hostess asked them to leave the table for us to sit down.. which caused ackward/uncomfortable stares. All this go to sit down at the table which was soo unbalanced it was swinging back and forth. Service was terrible, our waitress kept forgetting everything and on top of that I got my drink with a fly inside of it. The food was really good but the poor service gave us a bad experience.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded on October 31, 2021

This is an odd situation and rarely happens. We are working on fixing our furniture now. We will use your feedback and coach and develop the staff accordingly.

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WallyC
New England
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and staff was wonderful. Love the way the steak was served and cooked perfectly.

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vipLarryR
Phoenix
58 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall ok..

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded on October 31, 2021

•Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did! We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It was kind off to a poor start from the get go. The younger host was not very engaged and unorganized. We wanted to book early so we could seat our 85 year old grandma quickly but still had a 20min wait, we were told we could go upstairs and sit at a bar, when we got we were not allowed sit so grandma had to stand and wait. The service was decent,couldn’t understand our server with the loud music and quite voice but he did fine. Took him an longer wait for our change then our food. Didn’t have high expectations since it’s a mall restaurant just figured they’d at least hold a standard.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded on October 31, 2021

We apologize about the miscommunication for your party. I will use your feedback to coach and develop the hostess accordingly. We hope you will give us another chance! Feel free to reach out to the manager at 480.429.5431

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We didn’t actually eat here. Made reservations- was told it was an additional 20min to wait for a table.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded on October 31, 2021

We apologize about your recent visit. We are working hard to coach and develop our team so situations like this do not happen. I hope you will give us another chance in the future!

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MattZ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our food was great and the experience was memorable.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded on October 19, 2021

Thanks for the 5 star review! - Kona Grill Management

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vipBogy
Phoenix
214 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good restaurant with good food and good service.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded on October 19, 2021

Thank Bogy for the 5 star review, happy to read that you enjoyed your time here with us! - Kona Grill Management

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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 626 OpenTable diners.

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.