Kona Grill - Tampa

3.9
1591 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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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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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

What 1591 people are saying
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viphenleymm
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Bernie was a good server. Some of the order parts were delayed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was not worth the price. Husband got ribeye and it was so thin you could almost see though it. Hard to cook it medium rare with how thin it was. Ov real not the best. We probably won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We decided to sit outside. If you do, check for table wobbling. Ours was bad! And a bit buggy outside as well. New server has to pick up pace. But food delicious!

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you soo much for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us! we look forward to seeing you again very soon

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DavidK
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall experience was good. We had a party of 10 and the service was outstanding. Not crowded and the food was good.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded 2 days ago

DavidK, Thank you soo much for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us! we look forward to seeing you again very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience2

Had to ask multiple times to get silverware after our dish came out. Server was just all around unprofessional

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded 5 days ago

We are so sorry that your experience, was not up to our normal expectations. We hope you will come back and give us a chance to show you the true Kona Experience. If you should have and questions or need to talk things over more thoroughly please don't hesitate to reach out to us at Tampa@konagrill. We hope to see you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

There is likely not enough Spence to write everything that was wrong with this dining experience. Here is a summary:
- we were there 3 hours. JUST for dinner
- bathrooms were disgusting
- service was horrible. Server kept saying (3 hours) that they had a big table
- rarely got drink refills
- food was over cooked. Medium steak well done, medium rare was medium well
- one of us returned an overcooked steak. It took 45 min to get the replacement. Then they just brought the steak - we had ALL finished eating and the person with the steak ate the sides alone
- no manager visit for the steak or the wait
- could see the manager who never made eye contact with ANY patrons
- nothing off the bill foe 3 hour torture and overcooked food

WILL NOT BE BACK

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded 5 days ago

We are so sorry that your experience, was not up to our normal expectations. We hope you will come back and give us a chance to show you the true Kona Experience. If you should have and questions or need to talk things over more thoroughly please don't hesitate to reach out to us at Tampa@konagrill. We hope to see you soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great menu options, however food was served cold. Not a great sign…

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded 5 days ago

We are so sorry that your experience, was not up to our normal expectations. We hope you will come back and give us a chance to show you the true Kona Experience. If you should have and questions or need to talk things over more thoroughly please don't hesitate to reach out to us at Tampa@konagrill. We hope to see you soon.

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vipLarisaT
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch and sat outside with a great view. The patio is cooled well enough for breakfast in July. Very nice! The food was excellent! I had an omelette and it was fluffy and delicious. Service was timely and friendly. I will be back soon!

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded 4 days ago

Larisa, Thank you soo much for writing that amazing review! We hope to see you again on your next brunch trip!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience2

The service was absolutely amazing but the end of day over-the-top loud DJ and late end of day kitchen was lacking from previous experiences at KG.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded 5 days ago

We are so sorry that your experience, was not up to our normal expectations. We hope you will come back and give us a chance to show you the true Kona Experience. If you should have and questions or need to talk things over more thoroughly please don't hesitate to reach out to us at Tampa@konagrill. We hope to see you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Our friends came out of state and wanted some good sushi.

Once arrived we were immediately sat but waited for ever for someone to come take care of us. After waiting 10min a women came up to our table apologizing because no one told her that she was sat a table and she didn’t know.

She took our drink orders and it was awhile for her to come back?

Then she brought our drinks and then took our order.

Our waitress forgot to put in some of our order so we waited until everyone was basically done before the items came out.

She also disappeared several times when we wanted another drink from the bar so we only drank two beers in the long time we were there. Would have ordered more but couldn’t.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded 5 days ago

We are so sorry that your experience, was not up to our normal expectations. We hope you will come back and give us a chance to show you the true Kona Experience. If you should have and questions or need to talk things over more thoroughly please don't hesitate to reach out to us at Tampa@konagrill. We hope to see you soon.

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NicoleA
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we arrived to the time we left we enjoyed our time. Our waitress was amazing and made sure we had refills and suggested meatless options for me. The food was absolutely amazing. Try the avocado eggrolls, I ordered some to go too.

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BrandiM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food. Great Atmosphere. Service was slow, but I think that is everywhere right now. I will definitely return!!

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on July 24, 2021

Brandi, Thank you soo much for taking the time to write a review! we look forward to your return so we can once again wow you with our great food, and amazing atmosphere.

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Core4
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I usually love going to Kona Grill but I was a little disappointed this last time. The food was not up to par like it normally is. The Meatball appetizer has always been my favorite but this time the meatballs were small and not as tasty. We also had the Avacado Egg Rolls and spicy tuna roll which were just ok. We did really like the sliders and the carrot cake was super super yummy. The restaurant had some flies and didn't seem as clean as it could be.

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TarynM
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We has a reservation at 9:30, we weren’t seated til 9:50, we didn’t get our drinks until 10:10, then we got our disgusting appetizer at 10:15 & by 10:35 we decided to cancel our entree & leave. We ordered drinks, appetizer & entree at the SAME time. Horrible 1st impression, we won’t be going back!

We had the kona calamari: it looked like they served the whole adult squid. It was unseasoned & greasy. We couldn’t eat it. The drinks were good although they took 30 mins to get.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on July 19, 2021

We sincerely apologize for the service you received. In the aftermath of the pandemic, we are still trying to get back on our feet. We would like to make your next visit with us a spectacular one. Please reach out to the management team at tampa@konagrill, so that we can insure this never happens again and we can make arrangements to make things right.

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Reservation was made for 9pm but we were told a little longer. At 9:15 no communication was made hence went to ask. Still have to wait. 9:30 I was told nothing was available. Around 9:45 we had a table, drinks came at around 10:00 pm. Since everything was taking so long we order appetizers and meals together. Just appetizer came. After an hour we decided to leave. We were asked to paid for the drinks.
Music was so loud that couldn’t even enjoy the conversation.
Room for improvement in this place.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on July 19, 2021

We sincerely apologize for the service you received. In the aftermath of the pandemic, we are still trying to get back on our feet. We would like to make your next visit with us a spectacular one. Please reach out to the management team at tampa@konagrill, so that we can insure this never happens again and we can make arrangements to make things right.

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StevenR
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Not sure if it was because of Covid but the service was horrible, took forever to get drinks and place our order, half the table got food and when they were done the second half got the rest, and 20 minutes to get the check.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Order took a while to get there.
Server never ask for more drinks
Thet brought sushi no soy sauce or chop stix.
Food great Service a mess

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on July 19, 2021

We sincerely apologize for the service you received. In the aftermath of the pandemic, we are still trying to get back on our feet. We would like to make your next visit with us a spectacular one. Please reach out to the management team at tampa@konagrill, so that we can insure this never happens again and we can make arrangements to make things right.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experience and inedible food. Would not recommend.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on July 19, 2021

We sincerely apologize for the service you received. In the aftermath of the pandemic, we are still trying to get back on our feet. We would like to make your next visit with us a spectacular one. Please reach out to the management team at tampa@konagrill, so that we can insure this never happens again and we can make arrangements to make things right.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

It took 3 hours for everyone to get our meal. Completely ridiculous.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on July 19, 2021

We sincerely apologize for the service you received. In the aftermath of the pandemic, we are still trying to get back on our feet. We would like to make your next visit with us a spectacular one. Please reach out to the management team at tampa@konagrill, so that we can insure this never happens again.

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Ilovefood679
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

It was really dark, really loud, impossible to have a conversation without yelling.
I'm not a picky eater, Ill eat almost anything but the food here just wasn't good. Server was super nice, he was just very busy. Expensive for the quality/ambience/service. Maybe it's better for lunch than dinner.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! we sincerely apologize for the service you received, We would like to make your next visit with us a better one. Please reach out to us at tampa@konagrill

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my dads birthday and it was very delightful

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you soo much for your review! We hope that you and your dad enjoyed celebrating with us

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vipAngelica
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drove from Winter Park to enjoy a beautiful meal at Kona. It was well worth the two hour drive. Emma our server and the team made our experience delightful. We definitely will be back. The sea bass, shashimi, rib eye and the best carrot cake in the world will make us come back for sure. Thank you all!!!!

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on July 17, 2021

Thank you soo much for coming to visit us, today we look forward to seeing you again for your next visit.

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vipyankeechick2
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

probably the best service we've ever had there! edamame came out cold....twice but everything else was delicious as always!

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LorraineP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and service. Great outdoor setting

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on July 15, 2021

Thank You So much for your 5 star review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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MattC
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on July 15, 2021

Thank You So much for your 5 star review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipDerekL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We went for brunch and were sadly underwhelmed. The menu options were limited-which we were ok with as we had checked the menu before arriving, however the food they do offer was simply lacking. The Brainiac appetizer which was cross between a monkey bread and a cinnamon roll was small and hard to share beyond maybe 3 people, and at $17 we felt it definitely should have been larger. For our main entrees we ordered, they were adequate but again felt overpriced for the quality of food we received. All in all Kona is great for dinner but not something I would recommend for brunch.

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MichaelC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Had a really hard time getting any service from the server. Took a while to get drinks, someone who I am assuming was the manager came over after we had been sitting for a while, asked if we had been waited on yet, took our drink order, and finally had a server bring them to us. Had to ask the front desk for salt and their response was "you should check with your server". Kind of silly that I had to explain to them that my server came over very sporadically, not sure why they couldn't have just grabbed me a salt shaker. After I explained that I didn't know where the server was, instead of just grabbing a salt shaker, they went to find him, sent him over to the table, and I had to again ask for salt. Ordered the ribs initially but they were out of them. The ribeye was ok, nothing special, but was cooked perfectly. They did a good job on sides though. The prime rib was cooked perfect but was incredibly chewy. Restaurant was really nice and liked the music. Probably wont be back, it was a little expensive for a mediocre experience.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on July 15, 2021

Michael, We sincerely apologize for the service you received on your recent visit. There is simply no excuse for it. We are still striving to provide quality service at competitive prices. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention. Please reach out to us at tampa@konagrill if we can do anything to make this right.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation for my friends’ birthday and to say we were treated with such disrespect is an understatement. First, it took over 20 minutes before a waiter even came to take any drink orders. To make things worse, the first thing that came out of this rude man’s mouth was “If you’re here for food, it’s gonna be a while” as if he was trying to detract us from eating there since the place was busy. I have been to several restaurants that are busy and have never been treated as rudely as I was here. Get better staff, these people are lazy and rude

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Yanet
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We had several issues with our food. First, we received an appetizer that was cold and not fresh. The garnish salad was old and black.
The Main dish we received the wrong cut of meat and both dishes were also cold, the meat was not cooked the way we requested. We had to ask the waitress for water, we had to wait long time on the waitress to check on us. María apologized for all the inconvenience, but that did not fix the issue.
We got charged extra for a item that was already included on the dish we chose which was “surf and turf”. For the price, very poor outcome.
Overall, we were very disappointed.

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vipMRDRV
Tampa
54 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and attentive staff.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on July 11, 2021

Thank you so much for your five star review, your feedback means a lot to us! Hope to see you again soon!

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JenniferF
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Been there twice now and would go again!

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on July 10, 2021

Thank You SOO much for your 5 star review please come back any time!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Overall a good experience

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Tessa
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to hang out with good food. Furbaby friendly too!!

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on July 11, 2021

Thank you so much Tessa for you five stars and your feedback!! we hope to see you and your furbaby back again soon!

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MarisaC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server and GM Jeral worked so diligently to recreate a fave sushi roll for me and did a fantastic job. Clearwater Kona was amazing the food was delicious and the vibe was right!

Thank you

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on July 10, 2021

Thank You SOO much for your 5 star review please come back any time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Despite having a reservation, we were told they were overbooked and had to wait 25 minutes. Went to bar to get drink and didn’t get any attention while there. Ordered drinks when we finally were seated…they were delivered after we completed our appetizer. Too many other options in this vicinity.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on July 11, 2021

We truly apologize for the inconvenience as the after Effects of the Pandemic is surly effecting us. Your feedback is important to us and we are working hard to recover from this. we hope you can find it in your heart to give us another try we'd love to see you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Terrible service
We went the whole meal without drinks. Never offered or brought water. The excuse was the bar was backed up but the waitress was wandering around.
The meal was very spicy without a warning from the server .
She brought the wine as just finished.
For the price of this restaurant the service should be better. Never going back!

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on July 10, 2021

We are soo sorry for the service you received at our Tampa store. The pandemic is definitely impacting our ability to operate at our optimal levels. We hope we can convince you to give us another chance. Please message tampa@konagrill to discuss the matter further.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Daughter birthday dinner. Service was very slow. We did a reservation and once we were there the manager acted very annoyed, he appeared to be in poor spirits and acted as if he did want to service us very bad attitude. Our waitress we had was exactly the same. We had to send our drinks bad twice before going to the bar ourselves to address the issue with our drinks. At times we couldn’t find our waitress she was very inattentive to us. We stop another manager that was in training there he was from Omaha he actually was acting like the manager he had a great attitude and was attentive.
If we return and get the same waitress we will ask for another one. She terrible and so was the night manager on staff that night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
48 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was very poor. Two of the drinks came out wrong. Lack of paper menus was an inconvenience, since not everyone in our party had a phone with them. Food was very good. Disappointed the weekend happy hour has been discontinued. I received an email promo which is part of the reason we went and they said they didn’t know anything about it since they haven’t had the menu item it listed in two years.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on July 6, 2021

We sincerely apologize for what happened to you on your latest visit. We would love to make this right for you. Please reach out to us at tampa@konagrill. We would love to make your next visit with us up to ours and your standards.

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LatishaW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance! And we enjoyed the music.

Kona Grill - Tampa
Responded on July 4, 2021

Thank you for the positive review!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night for wifey & I was greeted with a wonderful server. He was attentive yet not annoying, and never had to ask for anything. Our table stayed clear of empty or used dishes. Great customer service is a definite plus & must for us! This alone will promote a return visit for us, and the food was super delicious. Kona Grill has such a wide variety of options on their menu. It was our very 1st time visiting with Kona Grill. The entire experience is/was superb.

FAQs

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

Kona Grill - Tampa is rated 3.9 stars by 1591 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.