Kona Grill - Tampa

4.4
1319 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Welcome to Kona Grill Tampa, located at MetWest International in the heart of Tampa’s Westshore Business District, across from International Plaza. Visitors and locals can enjoy a local paradise. Fresh, wild caught fish is used to craft the award-winning sushi, while contemporary American entrees are prepared from scratch in-house. Enjoy one of the best happy hours in Tampa 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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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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Daily 6:00PM - 8:45PM

What 1319 people are saying
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4.3
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vip1morefoodie
Tampa
48 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was excellent, but the service left much to be desired. Waited 15 minutes before our waiter even came to the table. Long stretches between courses. I ordered a sparkling water and the waiter dropped off the bottle after a long while without providing a glass, so we had to track him down to get one. Not a deal breaker in terms of returning, since the food was quite good, but a disappointment overall. Restaurant was only moderately busy, so there is no excuse.

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MelindaC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. The view sitting outside is so nice. Relaxing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, wonderful service, eclectic decor. Will return time and again.

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Rico
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and great Far East beers! Greta music too!

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DtotheCtotheP
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the thanksgiving meal. Our server was great. He was friendly and attentive. The food was good and at a great price point. We’ve never been there before but will absolutely go back. It’s within walking distance so that’s a nice plus now that the weather is cooler.

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SueW
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The waiter didn’t check on us. We waited for water almost the whole dinner; he said the pumpkin pie was homemade but it was cold and without a doubt bought. For $12 a slice it wasn’t even a good store bought pie. Asked if the beef in the French dip was tender and was told it was shaved from ribeye. Ya no ! It was tough, thick sliced and smothered in hot horseradish- no Swiss cheese and the au jus was a very oily hot dip. I didn’t take more than a small taste and when he picked up the plates he didn’t say a word about why I didn’t eat anything. The mimosas were not any good either- how can you ruin a mimosa?

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Cookie
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Kona Grill offers pleasant and quality outdoor dining which is a big benefit during this pandemic. They also take reservations for eating outdoors which many restaurants do not. (Indoor dining too, of course.) The menu has creative and healthy selections.

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vipMRDRV
Tampa
38 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well served.

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DonnaG
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kona Grill practiced masks and safe distancing protocol. The meal was delicious, the service was excellent and we had no concerns about COVID during our meal.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on November 17, 2020

Donna we're SO happy to hear that you were able to dine comfortably in our venue. The safety of both you and our staff is of the upmost important!! We hope to continue to impress. Stay safe and we'll see you soon!

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RodrigoA
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, we arrived earlier than our scheduled reservation and they graciously accommodated us immediately. It was great to see how they followed social distancing recommendations for pandemic changes. The food was FANTASTIC! We had a great time! Spicy tuna roll highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had dinner on the patio right by the pond and the location was quite nice. They had the music cranked very loud and it was distracting, but not overwhelming. Food tasted great and our orders were correct. I would say that it’s just a bit over priced for what you get, but overall a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Kona Grill! The food and service is always amazing.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on November 14, 2020

Thank you so much for this perfect rating and wonderful comments!! Be sure to check out our weekend brunch with amazing food and endless mimosas!!! Have the BEST weekend!! See you soon :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!

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PamelaY
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Music was really loud outside. More club style not relaxing.

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AngelW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time dining at Kona Grill. My son and I enjoyed the food ! The music & being able to sit outside by the water ! Wonderful service from the host and the waiter. I would definitely eat here again.

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LaShaK
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was good, but sometimes it's the little things. The potstickers appetizer has 5 dumplings. Huh? Ppl usually share appetizers soooo that's odd. Our server was a little slow and so was the bar service. I still like the atmosphere and outdoor seating area. I'll be back.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on November 9, 2020

Hi LaShaK!! Thank you so much for the honest feedback!! We're always striving to improve our service and speed of service, so reviews like these are excellent tools to be better! Unfortuantely yes, there are only 5 potstickers per order. Of course we wish there are more because of how delicious they are! Definitely come back and I would be more than happy to provide you with a potsticker app on me!

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LinnieVu
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service.

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vipluv2eat
Tampa
43 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All good! We wanted to try the Kona Grill. We had sushi and steak.

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DavidC
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable, great service.

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SistaHubbard
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful atmosphere! Love that the menu accommodates any appetite and more variety on the kids menu as my 2 yr old grandson loves grilled shrimp.

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gspebble
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Kona Grill was exactly what we needed for my mother-in-laws birthday. The table outside on the patio was very good and they let us move to a table under the canopy when rain threatened. The selection of beer and wine was acceptable (though I wish they had a better selection of Florida draft beers). To start we shared an interesting concept - make it yourself chicken and shrimp lettuce wraps - along with chicken satay. Both were great. All of the main course we chose were great and all the plates were empty at the end of the meal. My filet was delicious. Desert was cake and ice cream for MIL provided by Kona for her birthday. The service from Jacquelin (sp) was super and the price was very reasonable for 5 people

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went out last night with friends and the ambience was awesome! There was a DJ playing great music. We sat outside by the water, which I would highly recommend if you can get a table out there. We tried three rolls and it was the best sushi we have ever had! Extremely fresh tasting and high quality. The server was impeccable and he was able to answer any questions that we had being that it was our first time at Kona. We are thinking about going back today...that’s how good it was!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The outside seating area was pretty next to fountain with sunset. The food was a bit overpriced for taste but presentation was on point. The free Bday dessert was best part, super tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I have been here many times and have loved service and food. This time I was made a drink that was horrible, did not drink it yet I was still charged. Services was below par and multiple items I ordered came out wrong or delayed. Not sure I will go back for a while.

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ShannonR
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined outside. Beautiful weather, great food and service.

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SHill
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Service was terrible. Server greeted us fast but didn't return for 25 min to take our drink order. Food arrived cold. I had a prime rib sandwich, meat was cold, au jus was cold. She took so long to return, I didn't see the point in complaining. I did ask for carrot cake since it was my friends birthday. The bill was the only thing that arrived quickly. I won't be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was OUTSTANDING!! Steak, Poke, salad, French Fires that we swear are from McDonald's (a good thing!). Not a complaint at all, other than waiting way too long to get the check to leave. I HATE being held hostage waiting to leave.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter’s 8th bday! Hostess was warm and very welcoming of our party of 3. It helped make our experience even more special as my daughter was allowed to choose the booth. Next our server was thumbs up professional and nice. He was patient and checked on our table regularly.
We had a great evening!

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vipLaurenD
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Happy Hour on Sunday. Great food and the outside seating was relaxing

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JOHNI
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good temperature and a really good atmosphere. Food was served fast and to order, very impressed

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vipMRDRV
Tampa
39 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service = great

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vipSaeSaeK
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was very friendly. Love the happy hour here! The angry edamame is delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of my favorite places. Great avocado egg rolls. The waiter was really nice

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JarrodN
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent and very prompt. Drinks were one of the best drinks I've had and the the food was right up there as well. Will definitely be back!!!

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Leeinitis
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience. Good food and service!

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AmyB
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Our server, Maria, was excellent, friendly and pleasant. Patio tables were perfect for evening dining, FYI it is not covered where we sat, for us, perfect weather. NO road noise from adjacent road.
Food is EXCELLENT and a great price point. Sea Bass tasty, oriental salad was an excellent complement to other dishes we ordered. Poke bowls were excellent. Sushi was excellent and fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite happy hour in tampa

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Truth
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

9pm-close they have Happy Hour specials. Food was good, outside seating was nice as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, server was great...we will return...!!!

FAQs

Kona Grill - Tampa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 877-5938.

Kona Grill - Tampa is rated 4.4 stars by 1319 OpenTable diners.

Kona Grill - Tampa 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.