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Kona Grill - Tampa

4.3
973 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Mon - Thurs: 11a-10p
Fri - Sat: 11a-11p
Sun: 11a-10p
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Phone number
(813) 877-5938
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Monica Banker
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Catering
We do offering Catering. Contact the restaurant for information.
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Neighborhood
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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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Complimentary Appetizer When You Become A Konavore

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.

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

What 973 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.3
ambience
4.1
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

The food service is always slow. 35 min after ordering we were still waiting. Then they brought food but no salad. Saying kitchen is behind... salad is not even cooked. I font get how that would come after a hot meal. By the time the salad came I was fine with my meal. Server seemed to be trying, but he seemed overwhelmed too. This was lunch service, can’t imagine dinner. Food is good, but they need to get it together.

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vipCiros (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

A group of 6 of us went for a birthday lunch. All but 2 had never been to Kona before and everyone RAVED about the food!!! I've been going there for years and it is consistently one of my top 5 in Tampa bay!

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B775 (Naples)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Excellent, attentive service. Sunday evening happy hour prices were great!

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ScottR 
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great food but far from a great experience.

Every single dish that was delivered to our table was simply fantastic. We had the gouda appetizer, churrasco steak, as well as several variations of sushi and sushi plates. Nothing on any of the plates could be considered just okay, every item was prepared well with a perfect amount of flavor.

The service was lacking but not horrible. Forgetting my drink for the complete meal, having to remind her to bring out one of our dishes, and doing nothing for my daughter's birthday is just some of why I say the service is lacking. I am positive she was informed that it was my daughter's birthday since the hostess mentioned it, I explained in the special instructions that we wanted the focus on her that night since it was her birthday. Additionally, she seemed a bit lost and lacked any energy when asked questions about the menu. Almost seemed like we were bothering her.

I was expecting this place, based on location and menu prices, to be a place I could hold a conversation with people at my table without having to yell. Not the case, this place is loud. It is not somewhere I would take a date or celebrate a special occasion. It didn't help that we were sat next to a loud table, but I think it was because they had no choice considering the noise level in general.

Even though the food was fantastic, I simply couldn't wait to get the bill, which was wrong since it included the cost of the drink I never received, and get out. The food was so good I would consider takeout, but to pay those prices and not get an experience with good food will keep us away.

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GeraldP 
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

No parking. Loud. Service slow. Drinks overpriced. Ordered appetizers, never got them. Good mediocre at best. Avoid this place unless you don't value your money

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Food was great but very loud, even outside.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We ate out on the patio. The food was food but the service was bad/slow. Our sushi appetizer arrived AFTER our entrees. Drinks slow to arrive no water no cutlery. Missing olive oil.

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VincentC 
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

awesome time made Valentine's dinner perfect

Dinner portion could of been a little bigger especially sea bass

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great service, super attentive. Awesome food. Would definitely go back again

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My wife and I went for Valentines Day. It was a little pricey, but very good. Our server, David, did an excellent job with serving us and making us feel welcomed. I would highly recommend going and sitting in his section.

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Special (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Kona Grill is a very special place. I have used it many times for special occasions such as anniversaries. The food and atmosphere are outstanding. One of the best dishes is the Sea Bass.

I would recommend this place to anyone in search of a special place for a special occasion.

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JimT (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

The experience was great. The food and service was superb. My wife and I visit Kona Grill as often as we can.

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Craig (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great experience. I had a friend fly in from NYC and we had dinner on Friday 2/9 out on the patio. Great friendly service and the patio was amazing..

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Dinner was very good. We will be back.

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vipLambiePie (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

This is a favorite go-to spot when guests are visiting from out-of-f town, since the menu is so varied that everyone can find what they want. Always a good meal with good service.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Great as always.

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vipChewiesPet (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Love this place

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Laura (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We had the nicest server. Unlike so many restaurants, all the staff we engaged with were so terrific. Being older we try to avoid noisy places. At our request we were seated toward the rear of the restaurant where it is quieter. Certainly would recommend Kona Grill. The sushi was good and reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent!

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The sushi and apps were great. The Nigori saki was fantastic. Great lighting simple menu would recommend to anyone. On a nice night the outside seating is hard to beat

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DMar (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

First time for dinner was good. Server was very friendly and helpful. Nice atmosphere and food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

The night was perfect good food beautiful weather, the restaurant was cold so we sat outside .very nice evening definitely worth going again.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

The best place for a Churrasco and a good Carrot Cake

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RoyceMs1 (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Food ,staff,and the environment was great all together..It's deftly was worth goin for my first time 😁

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vipspecialk1st (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Happy hour isn't much of a happy hour pricewise anymore. Food was good. Sangria was too tart but bartender was helpful in resolving that.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

My favorite place 3 times a month

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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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vipOpenTable Diner (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

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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Cindy (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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vipKeepingitlocal (Tampa)
3.0  Dined on January 5, 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.

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