Kona Grill - Tampa

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1691 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Dec 31, 2021

Countdown to 2022 by Counting Up all the reasons to Krave Kona this New Year’s Eve; like our New Year’s Eve Specials, Live DJ, Prime Rib, Surf & Turf, Midnight Toast, New Year’s Day Brunch & MORE! Book Your Kona Countdown TODAY! Book NOW at KonaGrill.com/New-Years

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Dec 24, 2021

JOIN US FOR A VERY KONA CHRISTMAS! Make Your Christmas Eve & Day Reservations at Kona Grill. Enjoy Filet with Lobster Cream, Honey Glazed Ham, Prime Rib, Surf & Turf, Christmas Day Brunch Specials & MORE. Children's Special & Takeout Specials also available. BOOK NOW at KonaGrill.com/Christmas!

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Dec 25, 2021

JOIN US FOR A VERY KONA CHRISTMAS! Make Your Christmas Eve & Day Reservations at Kona Grill. Enjoy Filet with Lobster Cream, Honey Glazed Ham, Prime Rib, Surf & Turf, Christmas Day Brunch Specials & MORE. Children's Special & Takeout Specials also available. BOOK NOW at KonaGrill.com/Christmas!

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Sun 12:00AM - 12:00AM 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:45PM 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 8:00PM - 11:45PM
Sat 12:00AM - 12:00AM 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:45PM 8:00PM - 11:45PM

What 1691 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

While the food quality was good, it was a bit pricey for what you got. Portions were small, especially for $8 sides. Fried rice my son had was very much overpowered by ginger. The avocado egg rolls were tasty. Maybe we ordered the wrong things but overall while tasty there’s definitely better food out there for the price.

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Couldbebetter
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You waitress is just wonderful, I’m sorry I didn’t get her name she was super. The food terrific and eating outdoors on an incredible weather day made it all picture perfect. Great place.

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vipChristineM
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick causal date night & another good experience! Thanks

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DAVID
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

You be honest I believe it was just an off night. This place has been amazing at times. The food last night was not very good. My particular dinner was cold.
My dates dinner was prepared incorrectly,
We did not complain. We only asked for the correct sides. They came out towards the end.
Probably will go again. Just wasn't a pleasant experience last night.

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YaneilyN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Not very non spicy friendly. Service was really good.

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Blkcouple6
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the romantic dinner. Food and service was amazing.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the 5 stars! We appreciate your positive review and look forward to seeing you again

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vipWalidG
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was great food was way overpriced for the amount and quality. Over all not bad.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! At Kona Grill we thrive off of our guest feedback, bad or good. Thank you for telling us how we can improve. If you'd like to discuss things further please feel free to reach out to a member of our management team at tampa@konagrill. We hope to hear from you soon!

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MaryS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Franck was just terrific. The food was outstanding. Highly recommended.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the 5 stars! We appreciate your positive review and look forward to seeing you again

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

DJ blasting music, people dancing on tables, server was miserable, never checked on us and filet was super tough.

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Angelina
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

This was a terrible experience! Where did the classy Hawaiian restaurant go?
This wasn't it!
We arrived early for our booked reservation and therefore didn't mind waiting to be seated. But then, we had to wait over an hour to get the starter/appetizer. The server brought one side dish and one main menu item before the starters but never brought any silverware.
Then when the appetizer finally arrived it was served on dirty plates and really inedible. All the while the music was way too loud you literally had to yell at each other to be heard.
The restroom was out of toilet paper and the disposal cans were overflowing onto a dirty floor.
We cannot recommend this place if you are looking for a classy restaurant like the Hawaiian restaurant USED TO BE do not go to the Kona Grill!
All in all a very disappointing experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst experience ever!!! Took more than 2 hrs to get 2 main plates, entrees never arrived as we left after being sitting for 2.5 hrs with kids already asleep. Tks they went to sleep otherwise they would have been very disappointed with this photo burguer 😳

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Made reservations for a Thanksgiving weeks in advance. Restaurant capacity was limited then as evidenced by available times. Arrived at Kona grill for 7:15 reservation. Kona grill never capped capacity and was taking reservation well into thanksgiving day with no regard their patrons. Our Thanksgiving was terrible there. Did not get seated until an hour after our reservation. Ordered appetizers which took well over another hour. Waitress took order and had to change main dish order three times. Ran out of Turkey. Waitress came back. Ordered salmon, they ran out. Waitress came back. Party of 8 people. Almost $500 dollar bill. Main dishes arrived sporadically over 30 minute period. Finished dinner after 10pm. I know it was holiday but corporate greed not closing reservations ruined many patrons holiday yesterday. Way to go Kona Grill!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I reserved for 2 at 6 o clocked waited 20 minutes to get seated the food got to us an hour and 10 minutes after we sat down the food was warm-cold and the Mac and cheese was cold. The server only arrived every 30 minutes to say the food is almost done wouldn’t come back

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vipcristina
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Ambiance was great -Good music. Drinks were good . Meatballs were very salty and the mac n cheese needed salt but otherwise good . The sushi was very tasty as always.

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HeatherK
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

took an hour after seating to even get food. first was wrong, did not receive replacement till after my daughter received her meal. Our food was 20 minutes after hers. Actually received my bar drink before the others received just water. Was our first and last visit there. Noise inside was way too loud - music blasting. for over 100$ it was a complete waste. Our server questioned everything we ordered as if he didn't know the menu and he was very hard to understand.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The tomato soup was fantastic.
I had the Turkey dinner, stuffing was like boogers on your plate. Turkey, mash potatoes, green beans and the gravy was delicious.
My daughters sliders where a joke.
We had to send my husband stake back (which was removed from our bill),
and they forgot my son’s french fries, and when they did bring them, they were hardly cooked.
Martini was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Logan was a phenomenal server.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on November 26, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! We always pride ourselves on our guest feedback! We hope to see you again very soon!

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AngeliqueA
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Didn't have to wait to be seated at all, nice atmosphere

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the 5 stars! We appreciate your positive review and look forward to seeing you again

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JohnT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music was very loud, we enjoyed the outside patio.
Food was excellent.

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vipJoanneR
Tampa
34 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Server was good but a bit overwhelmed. It was 1:30 pm on Thanksgiving and there was a DJ BLASTING music in the restaurant so we had to sit outside so we can actually talk to each other. Food was pretty good but the chicken was tough. Get the carrot cake, it was awesome.

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PamelaO
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday for son in law, nice Sunday evening dinner. The restaurant was not even 50% full so it was quiet and efficient.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on November 25, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! We always pride ourselves on our guest feedback! We hope to see you again very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was really good!

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on November 25, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! We always pride ourselves on our guest feedback! We hope to see you again very soon!

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Bucksfoodie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is awesome. Service is great.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on November 21, 2021

Thank you for the five star review, we hope to see you again soon

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vipLocalLuncher
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I was disappointed that former favorite dishes (jambalaya, Cuban sandwich) are no longer on the menu. The waiter did not clear our plates when he brought the check or when collecting payment, though I think it was obvious that we had finished eating. The service was otherwise ok and the food was good.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on November 25, 2021

We apologize for your last visit with us! We here at Kona Grill pride ourselves on our amazing food and service! We always are trying new and interesting items for our menu. We can certainly try to bring those items back, that'll be something we can discuss with our corporate office. Thanks again we hope to see you again soon!

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CPas
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great restaurant for a nice date night, out with friends, or family. Fair value, and the food is good.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on November 25, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! We always pride ourselves on our guest feedback! We hope to see you again very soon!

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LemerlD
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very impressed with the Kona Stir Fry with Chicken and Shrimp. It was the best stir fry I have had in a longtime. I will definitely be coming back to Kona!

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on November 25, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! We always pride ourselves on our guest feedback! We hope to see you again very soon!

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AshleyT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Really Enjoyed The Sushi & Cocktails
Was seated quickly with a great view of the restaurant.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on November 25, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! We always pride ourselves on our guest feedback! We hope to see you again very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was very slow. Some items on the menu need better descriptions. The Pad Thai was more of a tomato based sauce and not peanut based. Drinks were mediocre at best.

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vipStevenC
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and service to match. A little noisy, but a booth might be better.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on November 26, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! We always pride ourselves on our guest feedback! We hope to see you again very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience3

service was good but the food was just ok!!
We ordered the pad Thai noodles and they were awful! too much sauce and no taste!

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on November 25, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! We always pride ourselves on our guest feedback! We hope to see you again very soon!

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vipDanT
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Our waiter Byron was excellent

Kitchen staff not so good. We ordered tomato soup, a sushi roll, and fish sliders. All the food came out except the soup. We nearly finished our entire meal and still no soup. So we canceled it. How can soup not be first?

Food we received was good

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RonC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Waitress was extremely slow and disorganized, no silverware and took forever to come and check on us for everything

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food2service2ambience5

We had a party of 10 and ordered a variety of things. The food was bland for the most part. Our food took forever to come out. I'm not sure why as there weren't many people dining at that time. My wife's plate was missing shrimp. The macaroni just tasted like a plate of noodles. My steak had no flavor although the sides were great.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on November 8, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. Here At Kona Grill, We have the highest standards not only in service, but food as well. We sincerely apologize that we dropped the ball on that front. We hope that your next visit with us, We can exceed your expectations with our amazing food. If youd like to discuss, anything further please feel free to reach out to one of the management team directly at tampa@konagrill

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KerimI
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Every was great, but the service was slow, not attentive.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on November 7, 2021

Keriml, First off, thank you soo much for taking the time to write a review! We sincerely apologize for the speed of service you received on your last visit with us. We take pride in every aspect of our day to day operations. So thank you for bringing this to our attention, and we hope your next visit will be better than your last!

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vipSarahB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Came in from a long flight for some late dinner. Our server Michelle was very kind and we were served quickly. Food was good. My only critique was that the miso soup was unbearably salty. Tasted like drinking water out of the ocean. The seabass was tasty though.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on November 7, 2021

SarahB, Thank you So much for taking the time to write us, and michelle a review! We hope we can get more seabass in your belly sooner rather than later! We will leave the salt at home.

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vipShan
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time at Kona Grill. Delicious food and cocktails. Really great service!

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on November 7, 2021

Shan, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! We hope to see you again very soon!

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DXJ2020
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not good service, bar was bare with hardly any selection, food came out cold. Very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I picked up to celebrate my birthday and the service has very badd. The place and music good but the service very bad, he didn’t check our drinks and when we ordered he said it will take forever. The worst service experience for my first time. He didn’t check our table at all. Also I didn’t like that the service brought our check when we didn’t ask. I felt that he was pushing us to leave. For nice place with bad service my experience was horrible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Celebration of life

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MikeN
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We reserved an early table before the Stones concert . Very few ppl there when we came in. Over an hour wait for our food. We finally said bring it or we are outta here. Manager said she would check but was still sometime before everything came. I got my food and finished before the rest of the party. Won’t be going back.

FAQs

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

Kona Grill - Tampa is rated 4 stars by 1691 OpenTable diners.

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.