Kona Grill - Tampa

4.3
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1192 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Specials

Kona Grill Power Lunch!

Join Kona Grill for our Three Course $19 POWER LUNCH
offered every Monday through Friday from 11am-2pm
Available for Dine In or To Go, it’s time you pack your lunch full of flavor! Lunch shouldn’t be compromised.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 31, 2020

Ends: February 1, 2119

Availability: Mon-Fri 11:00AM-2:00PM

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Kona Grill V-Day Specials are available from FEBRUARY 14TH - FEBRUARY 29TH. Features include our “LOVE IS GRAND” menu for two with a champagne toast! Also available are Lobster Potstickers, Coconut Shrimp Bisque, Kona Filet with Lobster Butter and, of course, indulge with our Red Velvet Butter Cake!

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 1192 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.2
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good corporate meeting place.

H
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience1

The “background “ music was so loud I could not hear the people sitting at the table...no I am not hard of hearing. The choice of music was jarring very rapid as if they wanted to get you to eat as quick as you could and get out, The place was nearly empty.
I I could see this in the bar but it makes dining unbearable.

KS
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service were both excellent. really enjoyed it

PO
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It's not what id call a foodie must visit place but the food is g really ood. They have some really good dishes and it's in a great location. The sushi is also solid. So for a non foodie place it's a really solid place and a way better choice than many of the restaurants in the surrounding area.

MS
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

No Valet, the hostess was clueless to how we were to park. A side dish for one dinner was not brought with the meal. A dessert was listed without a key ingredient (walnuts) for my daughter who is allergic.
Very small portions. Won't be back anytime soon.

TR
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I have had awesome experiences at Kona before, which is why I would recommend it to a friend. However, New Years Eve experience was meh. I ordered my filet medium (for the first time ever - I usually order medium well) and after waiting for much longer than anticipated (even our waitress agreed), it was cooked well done. Granted the manager got another fired up and cooked in a decent amount of time but still wasn’t the best experience. They made their New Years Eve dinner seem like a pretty big event but it was nothing different except a special meal and a DJ outside on the patio by himself. I was a little disappointed in the lackluster of the atmosphere.

MK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and the service superb. Was our first time there and will definitely return.

DO
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to Kona Grill multiple times and have had some good experiences, but this has been the best experience I've had here! The service that Chloe provided was excellent!

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on January 4, 2020

DocOck, this review is amazing! Thank you so much for these wonderful comments! Chloe, as well as the rest of our staff, work very hard to ensure all guests have the most amazing experience while dining with us! We're glad we were able to succeed with you! We hope to see you soon!

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WP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner at Kona Grill. We hadn't been there for several years and found the decor was different than before. It's still very nice.

LB
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

It was a nice restaurant however, after making reservations we still had to wait. Also, my son’s food was freezing when it came to the table. My steak was great, juicy and cooked to perfection but my husband’s steak was over cooked and tough and we both ordered our steak medium well done. All of the food took more than 30 minutes to arrive at our table. Our drinks took about 15 minutes to arrive and we did not get offered any refills. All and all the experience was fine but I had a higher expectation of service especially for the price.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner with our family was excellent!

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on January 4, 2020

We're so happy we were able to assist in making your holiday dinner a success!!! We hope to see you again soon!

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AP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We didn’t even get seated for our reservation and was told kitchen is backed up 20 mins so you can’t order. What a JOKE RUDE front Staff and over heard them complaining about people wanting to eat or Christmas Day . Absolutely Classless!

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good experience. Service was great but food was really slow to get to the table. We were there an hour before getting our food. Overall would go back, but just make sure to have extra time to wait on food.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Christmas Eve family dinner.

S
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Christmas Eve

OT
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Awesome kids meal, healthy options. Rib Eye is delish!

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful comments! The ribeye is indeed a phenomenal dish! We hope you come back again to try one of our many other amazing selections! Happy New Year!

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MS
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I decided to take my staff to Kona at the recommendation of a friend. The service was less than par. The waiter was pushy and seemed to rush my guests at times. I normally have great experiences in the Tampa are but this was far from that. I would like to see more training and better customer service should I decide to return. Overall visit thumbs down

p
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great place for a work outing - we had our holiday lunch here and enjoyed it! Everyone was able to find something to his/her liking.

L
Tampa
44 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Our server was really great!

LM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always dine at the Kona Grill in San Juan but they recently closed. When I saw there was one in Tampa, I had to go. We were a party of 7 and everyone loved their meals and the setting was very energetic. I will definitely go back when I am in Tampa for the holidays.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was ok, mashed potatoes were cold with the Turkey special. Service was great, they had limited staff for the holiday but did their best to get things done.

N
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Ate on Thanksgiving evening. Thought that maybe because of the holiday they were short staffed - looking back at previous reviews short staffing is a chronic issue. Mary our waitress had a good personality and made the best of it - hostess had no personality. Be prepared for SLOW service.
Onto the food. Large portions and decent price. Macadamia Nut chicken was delicious - the accompanying mashed potatoes and broccolini (?) were substandard. The pad thai was also delicious. The brownie dessert was LARGE and superb.
The potstickers were overcooked and bland. Coconut shrimp roll was also good.
The interior is very attractive. Has a sushi bar with 2 large screen TVs; Regular bar has at least 1 big screen TV. Neither was doing much business this night. Has outdoor patio with heaters and some patrons were dining there.
Will return again - hope sevice / staffing is better otherwise that will be last time.

F
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went for dinner Thanksgiving Eve 2 couples - our server Latrice I believe was her name was outstanding - has knowledge of the menu - had shrimp appetizers and avocado egg rolls both very good, Dinner we had 2 sea bass dinners they were excellent - ( only issue I found was not temperature I desired so it was quickly resolved and other couple had red snapper and it was very good.

TJ
Naples
28 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Was able to get in on short notice on a Saturday night which was great. Food and service was pretty good.
Music was much too loud to have table conversation-ruins a dining experience!

VA
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We went there to celebrate my bosses birthday, it was good food and nice ambiance.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, busy but noise not overwhelming to socialize. Great food

MW
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Yes and no because the food is good but to me the had one server for the whole area seems like.

AR
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, prompt service, fair prices. Very quiet and not crowded for Sunday lunch.

LG
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious. Four different entrees and all were excellent.

MG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great location. Easy to make reservations.

B
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Waiter not familiar with the menu and looked like they were short staff. Happy hour is great there.

M
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Very slow service. Server forgot about us multiple times and hardly spoke with us when she was around.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good; service was fine; a little noisy but definitely a place I would return to

CA
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Air conditioning was not functioning properly. Warm.....

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Very warm in restaurant. We moved tables because they were very young kids running around and screaming by the first table near the back bar area.

Second table was very warm not sure why no ac was on.

Food was very good although poke bowl seemed quite small.

MD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience1

No AC salad was wilted

AR
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around!!!!! Can’t wait to go back. I would recommend it to anyone.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very lovely

R
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Our group included ages 7-72 and everyone raved about the food and service. Our 7 yo asked to leave Kelvin, our server, ‘a good tip’ because he was so helpful and kind. The chef was happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions and moderate spice level as desired. Sushi, kids sushi bento, chicken penne, sea bass, and salmon were cooked and seasoned to perfection. Mai tai was great! We will return without hesitation.