Kona Grill - Tampa

3.8
1640 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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Sun 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:45PM 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 6:00PM - 8:45PM
Fri 12:00AM - 12:00AM 8:00PM - 11:45PM
Sat 12:00AM - 12:00AM 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:45PM 8:00PM - 11:45PM

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Not sure who runs this place .. but my experience there leads me to believe no one is

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded 14 hours ago

We appreciate your honest feedback, we are sorry to see that you left disappointed. We are always trying to learn and improve and value all feedback. If there is anything we can do to be of help please don't hesitate to reach out to tampa@konagrill and any of our managers would be happy to help!

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Samuel25
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I was able to get a last minute reservation for 7 on a Saturday night. There was complimentary valet. The table was ready without having to wait at all.
We were without water for 15 minutes because apparently they didn’t have any clean glasses. The waiter was very apologetic. A few of us ordered steaks and we all found them to be a little bit chewy. I would get sushi if I went there again.
I had my 3 month old baby with me and there wasn’t a family restroom nor a changing table in the women’s restroom.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded 14 hours ago

We appreciate your honest feedback, we are sorry to see that you left disappointed. We are always trying to learn and improve and value all feedback. If there is anything we can do to be of help please don't hesitate to reach out to tampa@konagrill and any of our managers would be happy to help!

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Mermaids
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

By no means bad or terrible … just was expecting much more flavor. Everything was decent enough just not wow, not even very good

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KathyH
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! We can’t wait to return!

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AlanW
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Though our waitress was very attentive getting a drink from the bar was extremely slow. The food order came out wrong and took three attempts to get it rectified. Finally the manager came. Second drink order arrived after we had finished our dinner. The Chilean Sea bass was very good. The filet of beef a bit tough. The sushi not up to par with a good sushi restaurant. Overall a very disappointing dining experience.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded 14 hours ago

We appreciate your honest feedback, we are sorry to see that you left disappointed. We are always trying to learn and improve and value all feedback. If there is anything we can do to be of help please don't hesitate to reach out to tampa@konagrill and any of our managers would be happy to help!

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JohnE
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Unique menu, nice ambiance and good service make this a great change of pace.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded 3 days ago

We appreciate the 5 star review!There is nothing more important than our guests, and we hope to make all of your visits a positive one. We hope we get the opportunity to see you again soon!

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LukasE
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Chloe, was so pleasant and helpful. We come fairly often as we live close by and she really made our mundane Thursday into an awesome experience. She really knows her way around the menu and was a masterclass in efficiency and hospitality!

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded 3 days ago

We appreciate the 5 star review!There is nothing more important than our guests, and we hope to make all of your visits a positive one. We hope we get the opportunity to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chole was amazing I’ll definitely come back around the same time

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded 5 days ago

We appreciate the 5 star review!There is nothing more important than our guests, and we hope to make all of your visits a positive one. We hope we get the opportunity to see you again soon!

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MaryAnn
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matthew was our server and he was excellent! Tonight was our first time visit. He helped us navigate the menu and provided insight. The food was WOW super good and delicious. Portions were big- I took a portion of my pad Thai home. The patio bubbles drink was so delicious and refreshing! We’ll be back for sure.

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JennevieB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Server was not welcoming. First time dinning in with a party of 10 and server was not attentive was rude and unprofessional I will never come back no manager checked in on our food

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Tiff
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Atmosphere ok, all of the food ordered came out cold. The drink menu didn’t stand out but they were.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

First visit to celebrate a birthday for my dear friend. Tried the stir fry and it was well done. Had a nice kick to it!

Down side is we had no idea of the noise level. This restaurant is super loud and we couldn’t even hear each other in the booth.

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vipStephenM
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

The location is a giant tourist trap destination. Insane traffic etc. Pricing strategy is amazing in that it’s practically guaranteed to cost about $100 per person. But food is average Sysco grade and cocktails so bad they’re laughable and of course all priced the same! Glad to read the corporation’s making shareholder profit. A must for an average Midwesterner just off the plane from Iowa wanting to have dinner at a Florida restaurant,,, not!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience & amazing food & drinks.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded 14 hours ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your positive feedback! We hope that we can make your next visit the 5 full stars!

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vipcacti1
Tampa
183 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Liked the apps and red sangria especially given the "happy hour" prices. Parking was a nightmare trying to find a spot!!

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded 5 days ago

We appreciate your positive review, and we hope to make your next visiit the full 5 stars!

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vipMonix
Tampa
49 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious drinks & meals
I’m a regular

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you so much Monix for the five star review, we look forward to seeing you again soon!!

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RyanT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Terrible experience for a family get together. I had a reservation for 5 at 1:30 pm on a Sunday. They made us wait for 20 minutes after the reservation time to be seated. The only reason we were sat at the 20 minute mark was because I had to ask how much longer we would be waiting since we had to have one in our group at the airport in a short time. Once we sat down, another group was sat at the table immediately behind us despite the patio being wide open. After we were waiting 10 minutes outside, the waitress went to the other table and served them and never acknowledged us. We got up and walked out to a restaurant that provides great service every time. I will never return or recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become my wife and go to spot. Ever since the menu has been updated. Awesome

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vipkarinac
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Limited menu.. food was below Par

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on September 12, 2021

Karinac, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. At Kona Grill we take pride in our menu and its delicious flavor. We apologize for failing in that regard. If you'd like to come back and give us a chance to make up for this past showing we would love to have you. Please reach out at tampa@konagrill so that we may come to a resolution.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service wasn’t that great. Wasn’t asked about different sides. Wasn’t visited often. Server didn’t seem pleased to be there. Food was ok.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on September 12, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. At Kona Grill we take pride in our menu and its delicious flavor. We apologize for failing in that regard. If you'd like to come back and give us a chance to make up for this past showing we would love to have you. Please reach out at tampa@konagrill so that we may come to a resolution

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vipYoli
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best happy hour in town!

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on September 12, 2021

Thank you so much for the review! we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing & our server was very nice & helped us pick out a delicious sushi!

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on September 12, 2021

Thank you so much for the review! we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Waitress was abrasive.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for my stepdad

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on September 8, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review, it is what we work so hard for every day! Please come back and see us again soon!

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vipMonix
Tampa
50 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 stars as always

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on September 8, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review, it is what we work so hard for every day! Please come back and see us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on September 8, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review, it is what we work so hard for every day! Please come back and see us again soon!

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vipAurelia8108
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

I was to loud! Was kinda shocked to see a dj in the restaurant. It was so loud I could hardly hear my waitress let alone talk to anyone at my table. If I wanted to feel like im at at night club I’ll go to a night club. It was hard to have a nice meal with such loud music. Im not adverse to music being played but at a level that still allows you to speak to your table let alone your waitress. We were sat
With no silverware by the time we got someone to give us silverware our appetizer was almost cold. I know it was kinda busy I get it but the expo person was fast but so fast it felt like the plates were
Flung on the table. If there was an issue it couldn’t be addressed you had to wait and hope to catch anyone even our server to say anything. By that time again it would be cold. I don’t mind spending $120+ on food but not somewhere where you feel like you’re in a night club. You have this amazing restaurant around all these other amazing restaurants and now I know why they weren’t as busy as the other ones. No one wants to get dressed nice valet have an expensive meal and not be able to enjoy a conversation with their party. We would go back again but not when it’s a night club…….. at least that’s how it felt.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious sushi and rest of food was made fresh. So yummy! The Waiter was extremely attentive. We will definitely return in the near future.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on September 12, 2021

Thank you so much for the review! we hope to see you again soon!

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vipLeLe
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there celebrating my husband’s birthday and had an awesome time!! Our servers, Cami & Jam, were attentive to our party’s (of 12) every need and were so patient. We were extremely happy with the service, food, and ambiance!

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on September 5, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review, it is what we work so hard for every day! Please come back and see us again soon!

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SMMac
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Good is good but the service is AWFUL and the price is too high for what you get.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on September 5, 2021

We sincerely apologize for the service you received at your last visit. We always try to make service one of our core pillars, clearly in this instance we failed you. We hope you will give us another chance so that we may right the ship on your next visit with us.

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Ceej
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was super nice and great! Food was yummy and the vibe was so cute (chose outside seating).

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on September 4, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
East Texas
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice place the table we were next to we're extremely loud but no complaints

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on September 3, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review, it is what we work so hard for every day! Please come back and see us again soon!

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vipMRDRV
Tampa
56 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Laid back - good food and service!

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on August 30, 2021

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

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vipAvdtrvlr
Kansas City
33 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

The music is just way too loud....how the folks who work there don't have headaches all night long I'll never know.
We have been going to Kona for quite a few years....but have started to find other places.....as you just can't even hear yourself talk.
The food is great as it always has been.....service was good and very polite....just a little slow...which I understand as it's hard to find workers right now.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you for the review, so glad you enjoyed everything!! We do have a DJ on Friday's and Saturday's now but During the week there's a much quieter dinning experience. I hope we get to see back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was OK it was a little bit noisy but overall it was a great experience and I’m happy that I was able to get a reservation at a good time.

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ZackS
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Would have loved to know better that it was not the happy hour when we went on a Friday before we ordered!

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on September 8, 2021

Thank you for the positive review, it is what we work so hard for every day! Please come back and see us again soon!

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viptoddL
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was ok. Cold When finally served.
Not what we expected.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on August 27, 2021

thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, we apologize sincerely for the drop in our standards, and yours, but we hope you will come back so that we may make your next experience, even better!

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GallowayV
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Our waiter took to long, drinks were too long for our party. Food was delicious just the waiter service could have been better.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on August 26, 2021

thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, we apologize sincerely for the drop in our standards, and yours, but we hope you will come back so that we may make your next experience, even better!

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famof4
Pittsburgh
61 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We were celebrating my birthday. The server was so nice and knowledgeable. The drinks and food came quickly. Only issue was my Brussel sprouts was burnt and because the date night is served on the same platter, my husband's bloody steak ran onto my salmon ☹️. The coffee bread pudding was exceptional

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on August 26, 2021

thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, we apologize sincerely for the drop in our standards, and yours, but we hope you will come back so that we may make your next experience, even better!

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FAQs

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

Kona Grill - Tampa is rated 3.8 stars by 1640 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.