Kona Grill - Irvine

4.2
213 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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Welcome to Kona Grill Irvine, located at the Irvine Spectrum Center. Enjoy your local paradise after work or a day of shopping. Fresh, wild caught fish is flown in daily to craft award-winning sushi, while contemporary American entrees are prepared from scratch in-house. Stop by for happy hour on our beautiful shaded patio to taste our handcrafted cocktails infused with freshly squeezed juices. Enjoy a diverse menu featuring a wide variety of contemporary American dishes, as well as unique entrées and appetizers with a global flare. The restaurant’s contemporary ambience and its new patio 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 Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Sun-Thurs: 11a-10p
Fri-Sat: 11a-11p
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Phone number
(949) 535-1010
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
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4.1
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4.1
ambience
3.7
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Fruit Flys around our table

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YA
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Terrible do not eat there...ambience was nice but food was terrible even though the menu was varied and interesting but actual food terrible.

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S
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice place. Very accommodating. Lots of choices so there is something for everyone.

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CT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious.

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JG
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff was attentive and accommodating, Seated us right away and service was quick..food was tasty. The only thing is I would add o whiskey list. Great experience.

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M
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Kona grill is always solid when it comes to the food my Hamburger was a little over done but everything else was great and the butter cake was awesome

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l
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

great place to go to meet friends for lunch... friendly service and food was quite good!

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S
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It’s alright. I would go back and try the sushi.

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LK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The portions were small and some dishes lacked flavor. Overall very over priced

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food I love Kina grill been to 3 locations, Vegas , Irvine ca & Dallas Texas.

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S
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Dinner was too expensive for the portion that was served. Waited over 40 minutes for our food and the server never came by during that time. One person in our party had to send food back because it wasn’t hot. Heard happy hour was good from co workers, won’t ever go back for dinner. Such a let down for a Mother’s Day celebration with 3 generations.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Parking is insane

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a fantastic dinner! I have nothing but wonderful things to say. Great food, beverages and service. We will be back again!

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O
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy our dining experience at Kona Grill. The food is fantastic, the servers efficient and courteous. Will be back

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Admin day celebrating
Visit location often as I work in Mall
Waiter was weak- made mistakes a mess

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OT
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Waste of my time to explain how terrible this experience was.

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s
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Had reservation they could not find. Thank goodness I had print out. Requested outside and they stuck us at the far corner by employee exit which was loud! Server did not know we were there and we had to hunt them down.

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DK
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to visit with friends. Location is about 1/2 way from Los Angeles to San Diego so friends from each of these places can get together by driving the same distance. Also, the Spectrum Center is a good place to walk around after eating a meal. The Kona Grill menu has many tasty choices beyond the usual American cuisine.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a really good experience.

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NM
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very fun menu that was diverse. Great tasting food but the service is what made the evening!!! Absolutely perfect service very receptive and friendly!

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family in town!

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CC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun night, and the food was great. Try the Gouda fondu...amazing! I also had the flat iron steak with Chimichurri sauce, which was unreal.

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JG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Really disappointed in this restaurant, from the poor service to the quality of the food! Won't go back or recommend!

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IC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We were celebrating my husbands birthday. Food was very good., loved the decor We didn't have the best service. Our waiter seemed
a bit overwhelmed. It was not busy when we first arrived (6pm), got bust by the time we left (8pm). I don't know if he was new??

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RI
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Mahi small portion and overcooked, asparagus tough, white rice not very nice for such an expensive dinner.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience as always!

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j
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible service - took a hour to get food then it came prepared wrong !

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L
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was my first time dining at this restaurant. I love the grilled shrimp salad with its special dressing. For the food I got I might have given it 5 stars, but the lunch box my friends ordered seemed not quite good as mine. That's why I gave it 4 stars.

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CB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went on a Sunday afternoon to celebrate 2 family bdays for a party of 15 with reservations. The table was ready for seating upon arrival. Our server, Chasen, was exceptional as she handled our group in a friendly and expeditious manner. We tried several of the starters and they were all delicious. Many of us ordered sushi, sashimi and poke for our meals. Everything was fresh and beautifully plated. The jalapeno and habanero rolls were a favorite. All of the rolls were very good except a few were just a bit bland. I would suggest maybe a few Asian sauces (spicy mayonnaise, hoisin, etc) with the soy sauce to kick it up a bit. Again, all were fresh. The spicy shrimp tempura was ordered as a meal (without the spice) but was made with Bay shrimp instead of the larger shrimp that was expected with shrimp tempura. Chasen cheerfully took back the shrimp tempura and replaced it with a different ordered item and took the shrimp off the bill. The Manager stopped by a few times to check on us and also helped with getting the food out. Our group plans on returning and telling others about Kona Grill. Very enjoyable!

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CM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend due to illness, but the rest of my party enjoyed their dinner and was very happy with the choice of restaurant. It was the first time for each of them. I have enjoyed the food and service on other visits and will eat there again and continue to recommend.

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MR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Since I found the place a couple years ago, I've been a number of times. Great food. Usually I like to go on Wednesday evenings. They have a wine down Wednesday deal where bottles of wine are half off and they have a reverse happy hour starting at 8pm, I believe, so drink your wine, order off the Happy Hour menu, sit outside on the patio where it is quieter and they have heat lamps on a timer, so if it goes off, have a server start it up again. I've always had good service, so I like going there.

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A
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the happy hour . The food is delicious! It wasnt so busy during vday but i like how i can make a reservation seat online. That was convinient.

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BB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Valentine's Specials were less than desirable. Drinks were horrendous. Wife got sick in hers several hours after we left. Got there at 5:30pm, and place was empty. Hostess wanted to seat us next to front door on chilly evening. Opted for a table in lounge. I would think that on Valentine's Day, they would have automatically locate you in a more fitting atmosphere. Salmon was excellent but the sole was very under cooked. Will not be returning again.

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r
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Everyone was really nice, except for our waitress. It seemed liked we were bothering her or she was just in a bad mood. Having a cheerful and just a nice server would've made our night so much better!

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SM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I indicated the dinner was for a birthday. Why do you even ask if no birthday dessert is offered?
Potatoes were not very good; manager stopped by and inquired. No offer to reduce bill or bring coffee/dessert.
Service was slow; it took a long time to place order and get food.
Overall not satisfied. I am frequently reserving dinners and lunches for my CEO and will no longer book at Kona Grill.

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OT
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

JC and Leslie were amazing. Very attentive and made sure that everything went well with the Dinner.

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l
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Inconsistent service and blah vibe

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s
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for Saturday brunch to celebrate my mom's birthday. The hostess and waitress actually read our reservation request in advance and knew we were there for a special occasion. The service was great - and the waitress even allowed my mom to select a dessert in honor of her birthday (rather than having any random dessert selected by the restaurant). The food was delicious (Wwe had the fish tacos, shrimp/chicken lettuce wraps, sushi rolls, and butter cake). Their weekend Happy Hour is a great deal. We will definitely be coming back!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good, price was good, service was just fair if not bad to me. We went without refills of the entire groups drinks. Had to always ask for refills and this wasn’t just a we finished drinking then immediately asked for a refill. At least 15 minutes would go by before we asked to be topped off again.

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SU
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food and the service was very good . Not a place for meat lovers . We would definitely go there again.

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