About Kona Grill - Tampa

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.

4134 W. Boy Scout Blvd.
#B-1
Tampa, FL 33607
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Mon - Thurs: 11a-10p
Fri - Sat: 11a-11p
Sun: 11a-10p

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(813) 877-5938

Website:
http://www.konagrill.com/

Catering:
We do offering Catering. Contact the restaurant for information.

Parking Details:
There is an adjacent lot next to PWC that you can also park at if our lot is full.

We offer valet parking Friday and Saturday nights.

Executive Chef:
Monica Banker

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Complimentary Appetizer When You Become A Konavore

Special valid Jan 8, 2018 - May 8, 2018 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Specials

Complimentary Appetizer When You Become A Konavore

Special valid Jan 8, 2018 - May 8, 2018 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Details

Complimentary Appetizer When You Become A Konavore. Excludes Tax and Tip. appetizer up to a $12 value. join here: http://www.konagrill.com/join-konavore. Special valid Jan 8, 2018 - May 8, 2018 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM.

Kona Grill - Tampa Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Casual (11)
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Good for Birthdays (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Business Meals (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Fun (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Romantic (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Scenic View (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Authentic (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Tampa)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was very good and service was great. Had made a special request in reservation about seating due to disability that was not taken into consideration. Ended up sitting in bar area, which was fine but not what expectations were.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

Good Food Slow Service.
We had lunch during the week and on Sunday, both times service was very, very slow. We have waited both times at least 10 minutes just to see our server to get the drink order. The food is very good and a lot variety. I hope the managment will hire more servers or train the existant ones better.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

Our server forgot about us for more than 30 minutes but they apologized and then it was better.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 6, 2018

No doubt this is a vibrant bar scene. Pretty outdoor seating with heaters running. Nice indoor decor and not too busy. Bar is welcoming. However the food was only average and the price was high. I would recommend for happy hour or drinks before dinner. But if your looking for food head elsewhere.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

The food was mediocre for the prices they charge. The evening we went there, their heating was not working on the coldest days of the year and it was literally freezing inside. There were a few people who were so uncomfortable with the temperature that they left the restaurant without eating.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a great NYE experience for an early dinner. Our table was ready even before our reservation time, and our waitress (Shayna ) was super charming and attentive, highly recommendable. The portions were larger than we thought and well worth the price, especially the huge piece of carrot cake we weren’t able to make room for, but saw at the table next to us.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

came here for dinner with my family and we both came from out of town. would definitely recommend this restaurant! our server was awesome and the food was delicious!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was great but the service was ok at best. Our server had tables all over the place and it was not a busy lunch. Our food took over 30 minutes to be made and it was just sushi. I will come back and eat again as it is delicious but I was a little disappointed this trip.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Mac our server was great. The food as usual was awesome and the atmosphere made our anniversary special. Take good care of Mac. Don't let the chef get away either.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Fun, Late-night Find
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I was really impressed with the food I ordered the kona churrasco with the chimichurri sauce and the flavors were amazing even without the sauce. I will be going again soon, and have recommended to all my friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food was good with the exception of the cucumber salad that was ordered by a vegetarian as it contained shrimp, which wasn’t listed on the menu. The service was less than ideal and reflected in the 10% tip that was left for the server. I’ve been to the location previously and enjoyed my experience. If I visit again and receive the same level of service, I will no longer be a patron of the establishment.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I've eaten there a couple of times and have had Sashimi each time which I liked very much. Also their Smoked Gouda fondue was outstanding. Wifey loved the Sea Bass. Drinks were a little watered down.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Very professional, convenient, easy, fast and fun.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Fun, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

I like it, i like it and i like it, i like it and i like it......

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Live Sports, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Service was subpar compared to other locations I have visited

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Didn't see anything resembling Kona. Not sure why it's called that. Overall good time. Good food, good prices.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food and atmosphere. Was our third date together and really wanted it to be special. What a great place, food was amazing and the staff treated us like royalty...especially Chloe!! Thanks to everyone for making our night so comfortable

Tags: Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Everything was delicious and reasonable. Attentive service. Great ambiance.

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Fabulous, as always. My group's fav spot for special occasions. This was a birthday celebration. Complete with (giant) slice of carrot cake and a candle for her to blow out.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The kitchen had problems putting steak out at the right temperature but our server was fantastic and took care of the problem.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We had a great experience. Service was excellent and so was the food!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Always nice to bring our dogs an sit in a lovely setting. Good food and wine.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We had 3 dogs and had a wonderful lunch outside great food and excellent service!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Our waiter was great. Super attentive, knowledgeable and nice.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The food wasn’t good. The entrees ware horrible. The only good this was the appetizer. It was our first time and it will be our last.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Very dependable food and service; nice variety on the menu. IMO slightly overpriced, particularly drink menu/wine list.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, People Watching, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

We sat outside with a fountain view great weather. The sever Scott allowed us to eat, drink, and relax at our pace. It was My two friends first time there and they really enjoyed themselves and will return.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Loved the food. Great kids menu. Amazing Happy Hour.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

It was amazing!!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 18, 2017

I give this restaurant one star, ONLY because the food is good. However, as far as service, tonight my husband and I received the worst of service possible. Keep in mind, today, we are celebrating my mothers birthday as she died of breast cancer 14 years ago. With that in mind, our server came to our table to 1) obtain our drink order, 2) bring us our drink and appetizer 3) bring us our dinner. She never once came back to check on us, our beers were empty for at least 15-20 minutes. The manager eventually sees my husband looking around to locate our server and he asks if he can help us. So my husband tells him, hey we haven't had good service tonight..and the managers response is 'right now? That's not possible you're her only table.' Obviously we ask for the bill and a box. The manager brings us back our bill and comps us for the appetizer. Unfortunately, we're not looking for a free hand out, just good service. Spent over an hour there and saw our waitress a total of 3 times for about 30 seconds. Don't waste your time here, head next door to Texas de Brazil..

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Love the diversity of the menu! We were a party of four and our dinner selections ranged from sushi to stir fry to pork sliders (I had the seared tuna entree). Service was good, portions were reasonably sized - not huge, but enough. There isn’t much dividing the bar from the restaurant, so it was quite loud.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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 (London)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We have been "tailgating" with friends before the football game at Kona. It has worked well for all of us to meet there to enjoy dinner and drinks then on to the game.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 11, 2017

My daughter loves to come here for her Birthday . Food is good and quiet atmosphere

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Went specifically for Poke and they did not disappoint.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Birthday dinner

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Busy because of the bucs game. Appetizers were colder then we are used to and there was a hair on my plate. Did t see it until I was halfway done with my sushi roll. Server was great and professional

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Waited over one and a half hours for four entrees, of which two were sushi rolls...never got my meal and had to leave for the BUCS Game...had 6 PM reservations and had to leave by 7:30. The place was not overly crowded just not managed well....I had a Good view of the kitchen and there were entrees sitting under the warming lights for a while so,I know those must have been cold. Just not a well run place with a well trained staff...food is OK for what it is...fish is always over-cooked.

Complained to the manager and they took care of the food bill...as they should have after the wait. I am pretty tolerant when things get busy at a restaurant but this was way past acceptable.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 2, 2017

The food was excellent for all of the people that were in our party, presentation was one point, and the service was awesome. I’m definitely going back there

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Hostess was less than enthusiastic and seemed bothered to have to describe our seating options. If she was drop dead gorgeous I might have understood she was just waiting for her modeling gig but she was average at best. Waiters were cool, service was good and food excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I went there for my birthday and the host was very accommodating to seat my husband and I at a more quieter area so we can enjoy our dinner. The sushi was very fresh. However since we are huge hot sake drinkers we were very disappointed that they only had one small size and selection of hot sake but several selections of cold sake. Overall it was a pleasant meal.

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