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Kona Grill - Stamford

3.9
238 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Casual
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Welcome to Kona Grill at the Stamford Town Center. Enjoy your local paradise after a day of work or shopping. Fresh, wild caught fish is flown in daily to craft award-winning sushi, while contemporary American entrees are prepared from scratch in-house. Enjoy the best happy hour in Stamford Town Center on the beautiful, shaded patio. And don’t leave until you’ve tried one of the handcrafted cocktails, ice cold draft beer, or a glass of wine selected from the extensive drink menu. The restaurant’s diverse menu and contemporary ambience provide 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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Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Mon - Sat: 11a-11p
Sun: 11a-10p
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(203) 324-5700
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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Cross street
Canal Street
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Looking for a location that offers your guests the ultimate experience? American classics, a full sushi bar and more... those are our specialty. We cater to private events that range from an intimate dinner for 20 or an extraordinary cocktail reception for 400.

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Complimentary Appetizer When You Become A Konavore

Complimentary Appetizer When You Become A Konavore. Excludes Tax and Tip. appetizer up to a $12 value. join here: http://www.konagrill.com/join-konavore. Special valid Jan 8, 2018 - May 8, 2018 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM.

Special valid Jan 8, 2018 - May 8, 2018 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

What 238 People Are Saying
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3.6
service
3.7
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3.6
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Absolutely terrible. I think my fish was bad. Our server Jhoan was great. He should leave and go work where the food is good.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Very nice business lunch. Nice variety of options on the menu to suit all. Asian fusion plus even a burger on the menu. I had sushi which was very good, nice presentation. Good service!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Our server was very friendly, food came out quickly and was delicious. Servings are enormous so think about sharing or doing “family style”.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Brought shared appetizer to table without plates or flatware. Had to ask to ask for water 3 times, eventually got two glasses each. Waiter must have been trainee at best- persons who brought food from kitchen had to handle his omissions. The sea bass, supposedly a specialty there, had an unusual texture for sea bass and a taste of ammonia. I wouldn’t advise going there if someone wants an entree. Maybe the small plates and appetizers are better. But I won’t be back.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Good food on a quiet Saturday night. Good lettuce wraps, sushi, and salads.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Kona Grill was amazing! We went before a show at the Palace Theater - had a 6:45 PM reservation (with the show at 8) and we let the server know we were in a little bit of a rush. It was no problem - they brought everything out together like we requested and everything was amazing! Kona Grill offers a little bit of everything - definitely try the Smoked Gouda Fondue for an app! The flatbreads were awesome too! Overall a great experience...cocktails were also great! Will definitely be back (and we traveled 45 minutes for the show but would definitely go back just for dinner).

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Great service, fun atmosphere and food was good at reasonable cost.

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2.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Had a reservation for 8 yet the table was not setup when I arrived - and the restaurant was not very busy. Why make a reservation is the table is not ready? Also three or us had a problem with our order as far as the wrong items or ingredients. The staff was very nice and apologetic however. But for an almost empty restaurant, I don't understand why it was so difficult to have a table ready and get our orders right.

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2.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Sadly, it appears Kona Grill has not yet reached bottom, but continues to slide. The Kona Chopped salad is about 25% smaller than originally, with no bacon in sight and some of the chicken came in large pieces, so we could do the cutting. As others noted, sushi prep takes forever. Since they are probably at the top end of their competitive price range, they are reducing quality and quantity. Mitchell's, PF Chang's and Cosi have left this strip entering the Stamford Mall, I fear Kona will be next. Apparently the discount apps and half price wine nights may be the only things keeping them afloat.

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3.0Dined on November 15, 2017

Its an interesting menu with something to please everyone. The restaurant wasn't crowded at all and our service was slow, which was okay because we were there to linger. But not when we wanted our coffee at the end of the meal. The booth seats have little cushion left in them so little that one of our friends had to use a couple coats to sit on. They are a sushi place and don't offer brown rice - surprised. Waitress mentioned we were the 3rd person to ask that day.

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4.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Service was good, food was ok. Only real drawback was that they didn't have around half the beers on their menu. 2nd time this has happened.

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2017

Really enjoyed the salmon with shrimp and pork fried rice. Also recommend the dumplings.

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4.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Overall pretty good. Cute waitresses, good food, nice restaurant. Too many small flying insects.

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2.0Dined on August 15, 2017

I've been there many times in the past and have loved it. This time, however, it was terrible. The cleanliness at the table was poor - the table was dirty and sticky, the place mats had food in them and were sticky. Our waiter tried to clean everything, but our arms were still sticking to the table. (yuck). They changed the menu - fine, but paired ratatouille (French) with Asian style sea bass and fried rice. Bizarre. The ambiance was nice - eating outside on a beautiful night and nice outside lighting. The waiter disappeared and we had to track him down a few times--for our drink order (& we only got 2 of 4 drinks ordered), appetizer order, etc. We debated leaving - service took forever and it was embarrassing to have guests along to a restaurant we recommended with the experience so poor..

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3.0Dined on July 6, 2017

Have been here before. Food OK and plentiful. All appetizers very good - salads had too much dressing - better to serve on the side. Servers well trained. Not cheap.

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3.0Dined on July 1, 2017

I did not care for the macadamia nut chicken- the chicken tasted old and brined and had a lot of cartilage. My companion enjoyed his entree very much. Sushi was good. Overall I would not go back, but maybe I picked the wrong featured dish.

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3.0Dined on June 18, 2017

As always the food was outstanding! Our server did a great job by keeping us informed but unfortunately she had to do quite a bit of apologizing for things taking a long time to come out. It was not even 1/3 full so I don't understand the problems. First our three drinks from the bar took a very long time. 1 Sangria and two margaritas (not frozen). The sushi bar was understaffed because they had to apologize to us and another table about the long wait for sushi. The hot apps and the entrees were spot on. We could not have enjoyed them more. The last course was a problem again. The desserts were fantastic but we asked for 3 double espressos with a shot of Frangelica in each. Apparently the espressos sat on the bar until the bartender got around to pouring the shots in and by the time they got to the table they were cold. This place has been around for a long time. That is a rookie mistake that I don't understand. Bring the shots to the table then bring the hot espresso with the desserts. We will go back because of the food. Hopefully the service will improve.

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2017

Pleasant setting, great food and service. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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3.0Dined on June 16, 2017

The noise level was unbearable. For that reason alone I would not recommend Kona Grill. Our server was great. I had a spice problem with the chicken potstickers and there was no problem with getting an alternative dish. I guess it's great if you're into the bar scene.

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2017

Good food but service could be better. We had a friendly waiter who disappeared. One of our party members has a gluten allergy that he revealed prior to ordering, and rather than substitute a gluten free option for the sauce that accimpanied the Kona filet, the waiter simply told our friend not to eat it. When asked he then went into the kitchen and the chef prepared a gluten free subsitute of the same sauce. It took awhile and the meal was almost finished by that time. The salmon with rice was good but the accompanying bok choy was chewy and hard to cut. The sushi a neighboring diner had looked good. We sat outside as it was nice. The iron chairs scrape horribly. There must be a way to muddle the sound.

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3.0Dined on May 28, 2017

We have always enjoyed Kona but lately things have been off. We will return in the hopes that things will revert back to the way they used to be.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2017

Afternoon lunch and drinks with the girls to celebrate a birthday started with Happy Hour! The time then switched to regular priced menu, but still worth it. All the food is delicious. Our waitress, Danielle, was very kind and approachable. Food, drinks and dessert was amazing!

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2017

The service was very friendly and the food was excellent!

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2017

My wife and I dined at Kona for my birthday dinner. I had received a gift card from an acquaintance and decided to apply it toward a celebratory dinner. We'd only been to Kona for happy hours in the past.

At our request, we were seated in a quiet "private" room setting. While not alone, it was quieter and calmer than the main dining room which still had families with young children.
Our server was very attentive and made great recommendations. The food was delicious and cooked to order. The size of the birthday cake was very big... more than even the 2 of us could handle at this sitting. In short, it was a very nice dining experience! We'll be back!

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2017

Good food but was not very crowded and took a very long time to get food

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2017

Great menu! It was extensive and had something for everyone. Our party had soup, sushi, mac and cheese, seafood and scrumptious desserts. The wine was excellent and so was the service.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2017

Kona Grill is a bit of an enigma. The interior is visually interesting and unique. People always remark on the aquarium wall as well as the light fixtures when they visit for the first time, and with good reason. The service can be hit or miss and the restaurant never seems very busy, though that's probably an optical illusion due its rather cavernous interior. The food is an eclectic menu of seafood & sushi. The appetizers we've had have been hit or miss, but the entrees whether beef, seafood, or sushi have been consistently good. It frequently offers Open Table 1000 bonus reservations, which is always appreciated. I don't think this place delivers on its promise, but I don't think it disappoints either. A place you'll likely enjoy, but not likely rave about.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2017

Service is good. If you are in a rush, they have great salads.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2017

The menu is a little unfocused -- it features a lot of Hawaiian-inspired Asian flavors and sushi, but also some Cajun items and other dishes that seemed a bit random (to me).

But we mostly enjoyed what we got: "angry" edamame, potstickers, oriental salad with macadamia chicken, glazed salmon. I especially liked the fried rice that came with the salmon.

Our server was pleasant, if not completely attentive. I would give it another shot to try other appealing items on the menu.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2017

Had a great time. Waiter got our drinks order wrong

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2.0Dined on March 6, 2017

I saw all the mediocre reviews but my friend really wanted the passion fruit creme brûlée dessert so we chose Kona. It wasn't busy yet service was slow. They were out of the dish we wanted, the sea bass AND the dessert my friend came for. Again, it wasn't busy. Why are dishes sold out? The macadamia chicken wasn't good and the sushi was rice heavy. My friend's rare seared tuna turned out to be just raw and rolled in sesame seeds. Bleh. And for some reason the manager was banging on the women's bathroom door which made my friend uncomfortable. I don't even know why he was doing that. We liked the drinks. I wouldn't return to Kona nor would I recommend it to others.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2017

We have eaten there twice and both times
they have overcooked our steaks.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2017

Decent but overpriced sushi

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2017

Nice casual atmosphere. Avocado eggrolls are great! Entrees & veggiges all very good.We had a new server. While she was very upbeat & friendly items were mis-ordered & we were overcharged for some items. We both sent back the creme brulee bc it was cold. There was no accommodation for that either.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Attentive and friendly service, excellent food, terrific dessert (spiced apple bread pudding)

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Excellent meal and service for Valentine' Day. Would go back again.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

This was our first time at the Kona Grill. The food was very good and the service was great. Our server's name was Scott and he was very nice and attentive. We will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2017

Enjoyed a nice birthday lunch with a friend. The service was good and the is reasonable.

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2.0Dined on January 28, 2017

Really disappointing. I have eaten at multiple Kona Grills across the country and we must have hit this one on a night where they had completely lost control in the kitchen before we arrived at 8:00 for our reservation. The service took forever, drinks were never refilled and the kitchen was obviously backed up as everything too a very long time. Once the meals arrived one meal was competely cold (jambalaya) and the burger we ordered medium was completely overdone. It took over 20 minutes to get the new burger and the new one was not much better. Two add insult to injury, the original check had us charged for 2 burgers rather than one (they subsequently removed both of them). I hope this is not a representative night as the overall experience was just awful.

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2.0Dined on January 21, 2017

A first date and we wanted to talk . Made that very clear to our waitress. Nevertheless, she
interrupted us every 10 minutes in the most annoying way. Her demeanor was crude,crass and unprofessional. The dirty uniform / clothes did nothing to impress us. This place can do better!

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