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Kona Grill - Scottsdale

4.1
415 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 415 people are saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.0
service
3.9
ambience
3.9
value
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68% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Every single thing was screwed up. From drink orders, seated without menus, comped drinks were even wrong. The waiter asked our order about 3 or 4 times and then everyone’s food (incorrect orders) were brought out at different times and one order never did come even though the waiter promised it was 2 minutes out (multiple times). The manager coined this “a few hiccups”. Yikes!

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NicholeC
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

not sure what the issue or problem was but i was very disappointed - especially after seeing the wonderful reviews.
Our appetizers came out together - however our dinners were a different story. my dinner came out - i had the pad thai and the others - 3 - all got sushi rolls. it was a minimum of 30-45 minutes from the time my food was delivered to when theirs was. we were their to celebrate my husbands birthday and to be honest i was really disappointed.

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RonH
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience, all employees were following proper guidelines for Social Distancing and masks. Great service and waiter was terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Daughters bday

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GregP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a party of 6, we had the option to sit inside or out. Food was good.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded on October 6, 2020

Thank you Greg for your amazing review! We look forward to seeing you again! Positive vibes your way!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

I didn’t like my experience, went there on a Sunday evening and I usually get mint leaves in my water the waitress came back with dead mint leaves and said because it was late in the evening that’s all they had...I should’ve taken a picture.

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DonnaL
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was bad. Was like they didn't understand the order to bring the food. Main course came before appetizers and salad. Wait staff didn't understand how to ring up the Restaurant Weeks Pre-Fix menu's. When main course was returned and brought back, it was cold. Was very disappointed. Need management, training and how to serve customers. Horrible experience.

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vipJackieB
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Put us in the Bar area and we had a reservation. Waitress was super Unhelpful. Asked price of a sake and she said she didn’t know. Didn’t offer to check. Very odd. Didn’t listen to anything we ordered. Would not come back

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vipMarina
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

The place needs revamping. The restaurant week menu was missing the main entry we came for. Cushions on the seats are worn out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
48 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Absolutely delicious well seasoned fish & veggiea

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AnnieT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

OK, since you're asking...the service was extremely slow and chaotic. Even though the dining area was pretty deserted, I think there were maybe 15 customers, and at least 5 servers, everything took Forever to arrive...in our case, warm beer, very late apps and entrees. Our pitiable server, Angel, bless her heart...she was maybe having a bad/or first day? She couldn't keep anything straight, wrong orders, everything tasted fine but it was like pulling teeth to get it.

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RCESCO
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a very nice atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Seemed like they were short staffed, or over-sat the area we were in. Had more hosts than wait staff. Ordered and then our waitress said they were out of some items, no big deal. Then our food came out, except for my wife’s. Restaurant also seemed a little tired. I get it’s COVID era, but seemed even off from that

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TroyW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat on the patio and with the misters it was the perfect temp. Food and service where very good as well.

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DaleN
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been a long time since we ate at Kona Grill, and now we are wondering why? My almond crusted chicken with mashed potatoes was delicious!

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TinaB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Collin was a great server and the food was great!

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vipFoodgirl
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Server was friendly but wouldn’t serve my 21 year old daughter even after we showed her ID. Never seen that before in my life. Food was ok and steaks were both well done when we asked for med and med rare. Wouldn’t go back

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vipAlethea
Phoenix
321 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I very much enjoyed my salmon dinner and the accompanying fried rice and brussel sprouts! Delicious, flavorful, and tasty! The dining room is a calm and peaceful environment. The aquarium is beautiful at the dining room entrance, which adds a pleasant aesthetic and peaceful feel to the dining room as you enter the establishment from the hostess stand.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Waiter was very sweet but very unprofessional and not skilled. For example, didn’t have her mask covering her nose, brought out dessert BEFORE our entree came, etc.

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Eddiebear
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Restaurant was pretty empty due to current issues
Food was great, service very good

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vipZazzy62
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The menu and style of cooking food has changed. This used to be my grandsons favorite place to eat. He is 15 and really didn’t enjoy food this time. We had pot stickers, that the meat was different not the same as before, edamame (which everyone enjoyed), Las Vegas rolls, shrimp rolls. My other grandson who is 3, had the kids menu pizza, it was very good, we ordered the flat bread pepperoni, it was good but crust was better on childs pizza.( the child’s was cooked more crispy). I had seaweed salad an it was good. For dessert we ordered carrot cake and the coconut rum. Carrot cake was ok, but did not care for the coconut. The coconut was packaged to go, don’t know if it would have been better if we had eaten there. Did not care for flavor of the sauces and was a bit dry. My 3 year old had vanilla ice cream for dessert and didnt share or leave anything in the bowl.

Although, we didn’t care for the food as much, the service especially our server was very good.

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Julia
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I came for my birthday, my friends and I ordered rolls. They were quite small and not really tasty. Also, price is too high for them. In general, it wasn’t bad, but I wouldn’t recommend it, especially for birthday..
P.S. I made reservation through the opentable and 4h before I called to check if everything’s ok, so they told me there was no reservation on my name and they never do it online... I don’t know who’s fault is it, but just be careful.

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vipsherryshoes1
Phoenix
43 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Quality of food has gone down since I last visited here. The same salad that I always order was made differently (even different from the menu description). Service was extremely slow, even though it was an "off" time and not busy at all. Disappointed that experience was not what I'm used to at Kona Grill, nor what I expected.

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MichaelN
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

There was an issue with regards to what hostess station we needed to check in with. Patio/Dine. I did not care, just wanted seat. Our food took 45 minutes after we ordered. 2 salads and both were wrong. Manager did remove one salad due to the multiple issues. The waitress was very good trying to make up for the multiple issues.

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BethO
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This was our first time to dine in at a restaurant since things started opening up again. The food was good and the service great. We ordered sushi from a limited menu, and while it tasted good, they were out of soy paper and the rolls were falling apart. Guessing they don't have their usual sushi chefs working. It was understandable given the circumstances, and we still enjoyed our food.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first meal out since the health situation our world is facing, and it was lovely. Our server Rose was great and took every step she could to keep us safe. The food was delicious and the restaurant felt safe and was extremely sanitary. We will be back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty food and awesome experience, though the outside patio is a tad too loud

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vipHappyCustomer
Portland
23 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, again.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded on March 9, 2020

We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us! We hope to see you soon!

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vipfoodieman
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Amy our server was great. The food was wonderful and my wife’s favorite is the Asian salad. The specials and sushi were delicious. Since the one in Lincolnshire ,IL closed , We were happy to find the one in Scottsdale,AZ on our winter trip. We also liked the design of this restaurant with two levels . Kona has always been one of our favorite restaurants. We hope you will be able to open one in the future in our area.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded on March 5, 2020

Foodieman, your wonderful feedback and rating mean a lot to us. We hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter Ruben was the absolute best! The food was awesome. I highly recommend!

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded on March 4, 2020

We are thrilled to hear that you had a great time! We truly enjoyed your company and it’s guests like you who help us keep the remarkable experiences going. Thank you for creating memories with us and we hope to see you again, soon! Best, Michael

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cayla
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Lots of variety on the menu.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded on February 29, 2020

Hi, thank you so much for your positive comments about Kona Grill - Scottsdale!

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JasmineM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for the first time with my husband for Valentine's day. Loved the food and the service was great! Thank you for such a great experience!

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded on February 17, 2020

Hi JasmineM, thank you so much for your positive comments about Kona Grill - Scottsdale! We hope to see you soon!

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Carol
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and really enjoyed it there for Valentine's Day!

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded on February 17, 2020

Carol, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Maybe it’s because Valentines day, the servers were seemed very rushed.
There were several empty tables and honestly it didn’t seem that busy compare to usual, our server and others seemed very rushed and it made us feel rushed too.
The Low sodium soy sauce was very dirty, and they spill the water all over our menu when they refilled our water and even didn’t say anything.
The music was annoyingly loud.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded on February 16, 2020

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will use your comments to refine our efforts to ensure this issue does not happen again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Valentine’s Day. Good food. Great service. Music was too loud.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for the great review! We hope to see you again soon!

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tominScotts
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Kona Chopped Salad I had was very nicely prepared. I opted for the Lemon Dressing which had an excellent flavor. My wife really enjoyed the Calamari and our guests thought the Snapper was excellent. We had Carrot Cake for dessert and it was huge! The flavor and moistness was very good, as was the cream cheese frosting. Our table was in the rear of the front section and was quite nice as the noise level and lighting were both good.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded on February 14, 2020

Hi tominScotts, Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was mediocre and overly priced.

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Judy
Phoenix
45 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience1

In spite of having made a reservation, we were seated right next to the door to the open mall, which was freezing. We asked to be moved, which the hostess finally and most reluctantly did ( there were plenty of open tables). Everything we ordered on the menu was very hot (i.e. spicy). The waitress was very good, however.

Kona Grill - Scottsdale
Responded on February 16, 2020

Hi Judy, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will use your comments to refine our efforts to ensure this issue does not happen again.

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vipgml9
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Sat at the sushi bar and the chefs were eating their own dinner behind the bar. Brutal.

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Whereishenow
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

This place is like all chain restaurants, you get basic service and dont get lots of expectations.
Sushi took 30 minutes
Times for dishes where all over the place, they brought soup with the main dish and appetizers at last.
I means according to me should be:
1- appetizers
2- soup or salad
3- main dish
Not
Soup and main
Appetizer.

Manager was overwhelmed even that the dinning room was pretty empty. Soup served with coffee spoon .
Chase the waiters if you need something because they wont pay attention to you or your glass for refills.

Anyways pretty standard
Oh yeah and that disgusting standard action that every cheap please does, bring the check when you have not even finish eating with the unforgettable “heres the check, no hurry at all” yeahhh sure.

FAQs

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

Kona Grill - Scottsdale is rated 4.1 stars by 415 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.