Kona Grill - Tampa

4.4
1345 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 1345 people are saying
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RoGood
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was excellent as well as our server John. I will definitely be back soon.

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vipJESSICAK
Tampa
29 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The chopped salad was excellent. My new craving. The service could have been a little better. It was ok but a lot of time went by between his stops.

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AmandaS
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst experience we have had here in a long time. Our drink orders were wrong. Our appetizer wasn’t brought out until our meals were and that was also wrong. The server very rarely came to the table. When we got the check we also had to remind them to take off the free appetizer we had. When we were ready to pay we had to wait another 30 minutes for him to return to process our payment. Not once did he send a manager over or apologize for any of the many issues we experienced. It was a really terrible experience and we won’t be back to this location.

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vipRabinS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Dinner and atmosphere, easy reservation and friendly staff. Dog friendly if you sit outside which is nice.

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barney
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and excellent service from Cassie with some great suggestions.. Plenty of heaters spaced around the deck, felt comfortable sitting outdoors. All service staff wearing masks was a plus.

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vipMarjS
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chloe was an amazing server. She was enthusiastic, personable, and very knowledgeable about the menu. She was able to make recommendations and made our dinner very pleasant. Kudos for the wonderful service at Kona Grill!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall1food4service3ambience1

Unbelievably loud! Had a DJ. Seemed strange for a nice restaurant.

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MsYyy3127B
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at Kona is wonderful. Brunch was amazing and not typical. They have great drinks and an excellent Happy hour with a lot of choices. Highly recommend *

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LynnM
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Fernando was awesome. He was our server on December 25th and we came back on January 1st and requested him. The service was top notch. The ambience was great with a DJ that played a mix of music from the 70's to present. It was my mom, sister and 8 yr old niece and everyone enjoyed the music. I can't say anything about the food. It is always consistent. We loved our meals the flavors were on point and we all have different taste from pizza and mash for my niece to the NY special of short ribs, regular menu pork chops and salmon. It was fantastic. Will definitely visit again when I am in Tampa.

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vipCRSNJ
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This was my first time here at the Kona Grill. The menu is an interesting mix of sushi bar meets southwest USA. They offer several sushi / shashimi ‘starters’, and rolls.
They also offer fried calamari and tempura shrimp.
I had the tempura shrimp roll, which was more like an entree; 12 pieces. For a main course, I had the boneless pork chops with mango papaya salsa. This was a huge portion: 2thick chops, served with braised collard greens. The large bar doesn’t have s blender, so cocktails are poured out of pre mixed cans, like pop top beer cans. No way to order specific spirits.

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Gatorjoe
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience !

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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LynnM
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Day

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Gregory
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience with delicious food, and a spectacular server Raymond. Not cheap but worth the $$

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KenyattaA
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

I've never left a restaurant feeling hungry until I had dinner at Kona's on Christmas day. The Sea bass was over priced. My order had to be made over because it was pork in my fried rice which I asked not to add due to allergies. They remade the rice and added the same sea bass that had the pork next to it. By the time my order was corrected the seabass was cold and I was afraid to eat it. The server asked if I wanted to order a new meal but at that point I was over it. I just paid the bill and tried to make reservations at another nearby restaurant that may have been open on Christmas day. The Server was nice and I appreciate her taking time away from her family on Christmas to work.

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BertC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great service, food and pricing! Anytime place

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WalidG
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Dirty table and dirty cups. Food under seasoned and salad dressing was bad. It was made with sugar but they burned the auger and it was not eatable. Will not go there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Great wine and food.

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vipJcprice1990
Tampa
44 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Mixed drinks are really good.

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SusanG
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

They got my husbands order wrong and it took multiple times asking and multiple people to get it fixed. Way too loud also

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vipkrhk
Tampa
49 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Very loud music and food was average

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vipjohnm
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The Avocado Egg-Rolls are to die for! My lady had the Kona Stir Fry and was very happy. I had the Pork Chops and was also pleased.

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Lala
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

The food was excellent. Our server was energetic and interrupted conversations. The music was very loud.

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RealfoodieTampabay
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The ambiance was very pleasant but the food was just okay. Our meatball app was cold and undercooked. The fries were barely warm. The ribeye was bland and thin. The California roll was too salty. The sangria was so sweet I couldn’t drink it.

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vipChiTechGuy
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining option with plenty of safe spacing.

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TrinaT
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Very nice outdoor seating. Heat lamps take the chill off in the evening. Need valet service.

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vip1morefoodie
Tampa
50 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
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
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
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
40 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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vipOpenTable 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.

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 1345 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.