Kona Grill - Tampa

4.4
1155 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.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very lovely

R
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

ND
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The checkerboard sushi roll was fantastic and they have a great happy hour!

IB
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful server, and excellent food. Food was a bit overpriced for what you get. Drinks (alcohol)?were way too pricey.

K
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always reliable service and good food at Kona. Very good

MR
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed everything about our visit! We came early so we were able to enjoy the happy hour specials, and our service was wonderful! Don't forget to sign up for the rewards club for a free appetizer!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks were tasty. Food was flavorful. Nice happy hour spot if you’re in the area and craving sushi.

C
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

Great prices and happy hour!! Open seating with a good amount of space.

MT
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We really enjoy Kona’s happy hour specials and normally meet up with a few friends.

JC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 3

Calamari felt like it was fried in old oil, dumplings were dry, sushi was standard supermarket quality. The drinks really saved this from being no stars, hands down best mixed drinks and cocktails Iv ever had!

BB
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere. Unfortunately, happy hour us not available in dining room which we did not appreciate. Food good, but had to send salmon back as it was way too well done.

DR
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Sea bass was undercooked with no flavor. Their flatbread machine was broken. How unprofessional.

KW
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at the restaurant and I was fully pleased!! Food was great and staff was so friendly! I will definitely be eating here again soon!!

S
London
31 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never disappointed! Was Mother's Day so was busy. Our favorite server, Chloe, was there to take care of our family. Everyone was pleased with their meal. Thanks Kona Grille!

TC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love this location in Tampa! Good food great atmosphere and very accommodating!! Been there many time and always a pleasant experience!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The sweet potato fries were amazing and you can’t beat the all day Sunday happy hour!

JV
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was bland tasting and uninspiring. Lettuce was wilted wth the salads and the burgers had the consistency of dry wall.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

My first time dining there. We chose there for my son's college graduation dinner, he's been there before and enjoyed it. The menu offered a variety for my picky guests. Overall, I had a good experience.

KR
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great outdoor seating.
Loved the gluten free options.

l
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was slow and we were pretty much the only table .

Food took forever to come out and we didn’t have complicated orders

T
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place, nice and attentive people working there

OT
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was fantastic and very prompt with his service! We had such a great experience there. We can’t wait to return soon!

A
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service are good. There was a choice for each of my guests, one of my guest received a good suggestion from the staff.

H
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The restaurant was not crowded maybe 30% occupancy.
The children’s dinners were correctly brought out first but were totally the wrong order. The adults were brought out after..get this ..30 minutes. Then the children’s dinner 10 min after that.
No explanation, no nothing except “enjoy your meal “
Have eaten there many times before but this had to be the worst ever. It will be a long time before I or my guests go back.

DP
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was decent, service could have been better. Wait staff seemed unfriendly and preoccupied.

DO
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've always had a good experience here!
The service and food was great!

OT
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was great and food was good .

C
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was great. The food was prepared well.

AM
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was attentive and gave great recommendations and the patio was perfect for dinner last night.

H
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, fresh food & very yummy food, beautiful restaurant

SB
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great

OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Our waiter was not friendly and rude . This was the finest bad waiter I’ve had ever! A huge disappointment because other staff seemed friendly.

RA
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

The only complaints that I have is that the waiter didn't comes to the table until after 15 minutes of being seated and he didn't introduce himself and he seemed like he was a little aggravated because we told him it was our first time AND our Anniversary!!! My wife was VERY upset with how we was being treated, we got up and left.

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

PE
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lamb Tangine - OMG delish! Food and service are always wonderful.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was poor. In fairness to the waitress she had a few large tables. But did have to get her attention for help. Ran out of drinks more than once. Had to ask her if we could get dessert.
Steak was very over cooked.

JH
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Got sat right away only to be ignored for 20 minutes. Other tables sat after us had drinks, we hadn’t even been acknowledged. Told the hostess and waited another 5 minutes without a word and left.

OT
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Vreemde kaart maar het eten is prima.
Bediening is erg gehaast maar dat is standaard bij bijna alle Amerikaans restaurants.

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LC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The waiter was very friendly and attentive. Pleasant experience.

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