Kona Grill - Minnetonka

4.6
640 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to Kona Grill Minnetonka, located at Ridgedale 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 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 flair. 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.

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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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What 640 people are saying
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vipBrian
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Bad customer service

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ANkMod
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We all had a good time, but we were seated next to the entrance door. We weren’t sure why it wasn’t locked. It was windy and cold the entire time

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vipSandieS
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service was excellent. The menu is unique and just about anyone could find something they would enjoy.
At the risk of sounding old, the volume of the music was so loud we (and other groups as well) could barely hear each other. The staff was quick to address the situation.

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PhoK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch with friends on Sunday, food was great and the bottomless mimosas were excellent.
5-6 different flavors to choose from, can’t beat that!

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded 3 days ago

Hi PhoK, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a great review!! Cannot go wrong with a mimosa on a Sunday morning! We hope to see you again soon, maybe for brunch again! Kona Grill Minnetonka Management

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CarolG
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Attentive server. Went there for sushi. The selection did not disappoint. He items I never had before. This is due to the fact that the selection is innovative and not available other places.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on April 3, 2021

Hi CarolG, Super! Thank you so much for your great review. We are so glad you stopped in. We have some great items available to try on the sushi menu, many made by our head sushi chef Fred Yamada from Japan ( thus the Yamada Roll) we are so glad you enjoyed the selection. We hope to see you soon! Chef Dave and Team Kona

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funnightout
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

one order came to the table completely cold, must have been sitting out for over 15 minutes. They did take the order back and provided a new dish and nice discount, but sort of ruins the meal when 3 of 4 have food and are eating without the 4th

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on March 30, 2021

Hi funnigtout, Thank you for leaving your feedback, looks like we dropped the ball here, I apologize. I hope you stop back in and let a member of the management team know we would like to make this right and make sure your next time in with us is exceptional, or you can reach out to us directly at minnetonka@konagrill. c o m . Chef Dave and Team Kona.

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goodfood
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sampled a few appetizers - recommend the rib eye meatballs! Sashimi was lovely too!

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on March 30, 2021

Hi goodfood, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review, we also love our house made ribeye meatballs and our fresh Hawaiian sashimi, Thank you for your feedback we hope to see you soon, maybe for Easter! - Chef Dave and Team Kona.

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vipMadisonZ
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to dinner with 2 of my girlfriends and ended up dining for 3 hours. Our server did not rush us at all and we felt very safe while dining.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on March 30, 2021

Hi MadisonZ 5 stars! Awesome! Thank you for your review, we are so glad you stopped in and had a good time with friends! That is what we shoot for every time! We hope to see you soon! Take care - Chef Dave and Team Kona

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Niki was great. I felt very comfortable with her and she was attentive to our dinner. I would love to have her as our server the next time we are at Kona Grill.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on March 31, 2021

Hi Anonymous, Thank you for the wonderful review and feedback! We will make sure to let Niki know of your compliment. Hopefully we see you again soon and you can always ask for her as a server! Kona Grill Minnetonka Management

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vipCallie
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So generous to give our birthday girl a most delicious dessert free of charge. So appreciated your generosity.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on April 1, 2021

Hi Callie, We are so glad to stopped into to celebrate with us, then look time out of your day to leave us this super review! I am so happy you had a good time and enjoyed the Birthday treat on us! Hope to see you soon. - Chef Dave and Team Kona

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vipFinegal
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here and loved, Staff were very kind and attentive. We will happily return

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on March 26, 2021

We're always happy to have first timers. Please join us on the weekends for our Brunch Menu. Domitrio Lewis General Manager

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KellyF
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Went to Kona for their Happy Hour and has very pleased with the selection and quality on their HH menu. I will definitely come back for the great experience.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on March 26, 2021

We're happy to have you back. Maybe dine with us on Easter Sunday! Domitrio Lewis General Manager

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DanEBee
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great spot. Wasn’t at all crowded, it had a decent noise level where I could talk comfortably, great good and very helpful service.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on March 26, 2021

Thank you for choosing Kona Dan. We look forward to you returning. Domitrio Lewis General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was really good

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on March 19, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to give us that 4 star feedback. Please return for our Easter brunch! Domitrio Lewis General Manager

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vipCCA101
Minneapolis
31 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent happy hour and service, and we weren't rushed. We were able to enjoy our time without having to consider when it would end.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on March 17, 2021

Thanks for this wonderful review & rating! We're very happy to hear that you had such a nice experience here at Kona Grill in Minnetonka. Hopefully you can stop back in again for another one soon. See you then, Leif Bierly Manager minnetonka@konagrill.co m

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CatherineS
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Bottomless mimosas!
Great service. Very attentive staff.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on March 16, 2021

Hello Catherine, Yes! Bottomless mimosas during brunch on the weekends is great! Thank you for being our guest during our first few weeks of the new Kona Grill brunch & taking a moment to let us know that you enjoyed your experience here. Hopefully we'll be your go-to spot for brunch on the weekends... see you next time! Thanks again, Leif Bierly Manager minnetonka@konagrill.co m

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vipDrySushi
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Sushi was old and dry. very surprising to us. We have had it before but it had been a while. It will be a while again.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on March 16, 2021

Thanks for letting us know about your visit! We're also surprised - we pride ourselves on making everything fresh using only the freshest ingredients, including fish flown in three times a week every week. Hopefully you let us have an opportunity to take care of you before you left... but if we didn't get the chance to make it right, please drop us a line anytime and let us know how we can take care of you. Best, Leif Bierly Manager minnetonka@konagrill.co m

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Erin
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi, pasta and burgers. They have it all!!

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on March 16, 2021

Hi Erin, Wow, what a wonderful review! Thank you so much for being our guest & taking a moment to let us know your thoughts. We'll keep making everything fresh & delicious so it's sure to please you every time you come in... no matter what you order! Have a great day & hope to see you in again soon. Cheers, Leif Bierly Manager minnetonka@konagrill.co m

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NickL
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

My wife and I decided to try out Kona Grill for the first time Friday night. We made reservations for 8:00 and requested standard seating. When we arrived we were sat at a high top, which is fine but not what we ideally wanted. The atmosphere was fun with lots of colors, live dj, fish tanks, and a contemporary style. The waitress was pleasant as well and informative.

Everything else was not so good. The drinks were below average, I had the Electric Lemonade, which tasted like UV Blue was poured into a martini glass. The only lemon about the drink seemed to be the lemon peel that the bartender placed into the drink. Our drinks arrived about 5 minutes before our food did.

The food was average as I had the prime rib french dip and my wife had the chopped salad with grilled chicken. Some of this may be on me as I should have ordered something more "in line" with most of the menu. The bread was dried out, meat quality seemed average, and "russet chips" are just greasy potato chips. I know local bars that make their own chips so I expected something similar with this meal. The chopped salad doesn't even come close to Wildfire's for the same price.

A fun atmosphere to draw us and good service from our waitress but everything else was lacking when compared to other restaurants in the price range. There are four or five restaurants other I would rather go to (in this price range) before trying Kona again.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on March 17, 2021

Hi Nick, Thanks again for your feedback. Please reach out to us directly if you would like to discuss your experience again and find a resolution to your satisfaction. All the best, Leif Bierly Manager minnetonka@konagrill.co m

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Tayes
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great drinks! We love to come here for happy hour after work!

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on March 15, 2021

Hi Tayes, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review! We hope to see you again soon! Kona Grill Minnetonka Management

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viptgchuckie
Minneapolis
36 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service
Food is overpriced
Generally only eat there during happy hour but wanted a convenient place for lunch

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on March 13, 2021

Thank you for letting us know your thoughts about your experiences! Great to see that you enjoy our happy hour & have had great service during your visits. We do our best to keep our prices competitive all while making everything in our scratch kitchen from only the freshest ingredients... drop us a line and let us know more about the value you felt you received during your lunch visit! We'd be happy to hear from you anytime. Thanks again, Leif Bierly Manager minnetonka@konagrill.co m

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Vincent
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Unfortunately we found both the hostess and one of our waitresses very unfriendly during times. It would wax and wane. This was my first time here and I would not go again despite enjoying the food and ambience due to the service. Against already tighter wallets due to the pandemic, this was not worth the money if we are to be treated how we were.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on March 14, 2021

OH NO! Vincent I am so sorry for the negative experience you've had with us. Id like to know more about this and how we can do better. Please reach out to us at the restaurant so that we can rectify this situation. Kona Grill Minnetonka Management

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toniandsteve
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love Kona grill as my family is a big fan of sushi. The food and service are usually pretty good.

We like to get sushi and a mix of other items on the menu. It is also amazing they will make their sushi rolls with soy paper if requested.

The only drawback is we don’t go as often as with food and cocktails it gets too expensive with our family. The happy hour specials don’t include the spicy crunchy tuna roll, the wave roll and the shrimp spicy tempura appetizer anymore which are some of my favorites. My husband loves the Pad Tai, Kona stir fry and the kids love many of the sushi rolls, lettuce wraps and Moscow mules!

We will keep going back, just not as often!❤️

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RachelK
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We kind of felt rushed to leave. But, overall it was a wonderful experience.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on March 9, 2021

HI RachelK, Thank you for letting us know how your evening went, I apologize you felt rushed in anyway, we appreciate your feedback, if you would be open to sharing any detail please email or call us minnetonka@konagrill. co m or 952 955 9714. We hope to see you soon and Thank you again for your feedback. Chef Dave and Team Kona, Say hi next time you are in, I will make sure your taking care of and your dinners pace is on point.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers were very polite and attentive! We enjoyed a table near the fire. Perfect date night!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid service and good food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service was very good. Wait staff was very attentive. Food was delicious and well prepared. Enjoyed my experience very much will go back again and recommend

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on March 1, 2021

Hi Anonymous, Thank you for taking time out of your evening and leaving this glowing review, we are so glad you stopped in. Please let us know next time you in if there is anything we can do to make the experience better for you! Chef Dave and Team Kona!

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LindaM
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food is always good at Kona! It never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very noisy environment despite the fact that they are only supposed to run at 50% capacity during COVID.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on February 28, 2021

Hi Anonymous, So glad you joined us for dinner! Thank you for your review. To put your mind at ease Friday Nights we are busy, please be assured as per the Executive Order 21-07 we maintain all seating at 6 foot distance between all tables and a 50%capacity or 250person. We have removed about 30 tables from the restaurant this ensures that even if every seat is full we are at 180 seats with our max capacity of 375 people. We have also installed UV Air sanitizers and more to ensure your safety.

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Eaglespro
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Everything was good except the sides were tepid, the fish was hot.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on February 27, 2021

Hi Eaglespro, I apologize your sides were not pipping hot, I will be sure to keep a closer eye on this moving forward! Thank you so much for you feedback! - Chef Dave

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ChristinaH
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner and service! Restaurant music was a touch on the loud side, but otherwise we had a great, much needed Date Night!

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on February 24, 2021

Hello Christina, It's great to see such a wonderful rating! Thank you very much for being our guest & taking a moment to let us know about your visit here at Kona Grill in Minnetonka. We'll use your feedback to help us continue to make every guest experience the best it can be. Please let us know the next time you're here if we can find a different location for you if the music is too loud... we'd be happy to help! Cheers, Leif Bierly Manager minnetonka@konagrill.co m

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome happy hour deals, good service

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on February 22, 2021

Hi Anonymous, So glad to hear you had a good time! Sunday is great with all day happy hour good reason to get out of the house! So happy you stopped in we hope to see you soon. Chef Dave and Team Kona.

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MinneMama79
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good ambiance, great food, service was less than great this last time bit other visits have not been a problem

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YesseniaG
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Would 100% come back here ❤

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on February 23, 2021

Hello Yessenia, It's so great you could take a second to let us know about your wonderful experience here at Kona Grill in Minnetonka! We'll make sure to give you another exceptional experience the next time you're in! Thanks again for being our guest. See you next time, Leif Bierly Manager minnetonka@konagrill.co m

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Kona grill on a Friday night and we’re seated right away (made a reservation ahead of time). The service was very friendly, attentive, and prompt. The bartenders were very friendly and made our time very enjoyable. We will definitely be back!

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on February 21, 2021

HI Anonymous, 5 Stars awesome! So glad you stopped in despite the cold and we hope to see you again soon! Chef Dave and Team Kona

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vipakrech
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bama roll and happy hour wine...perfect!

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on February 22, 2021

Hi Akrech, Super Review ! Thank you so much! The Bama roll is one of our favorites also, fresh yellowfin Tuna flown direct from Hawaii 5 days a week and ripe avocados, what's not to love. We hope to see you soon. Next time you are in would love to say hi. Chef Dave and Team Kona

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SherriR
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The chopped salad with salmon added was delicious, only word of caution, it is not chopped and had large leafy lettuce that was a challenge to eat during a business meeting.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on February 20, 2021

Hi SherriR, Thank you so much for your review we appreciate the feedback. I will review cut sizes with my team and make sure our Mix Spring Green/ornamental lettuce mix are more bite size. Hope to see you soon. Chef Dave and Team Kona

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vipTedG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was cold but otherwise great.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on February 18, 2021

HI TedG, Thank you for your insightful feedback. Our team will try and keep a better eye on the temperature we do get a lot of the cold wind from the entrance doors of the mall wafting into our space, so keeping the temperature just right can be challenging between to hot and to cool. Thank you for letting us know. We hope to see you soon, and I will talk with everyone about keeping the temperature warm and comfortable! Chef Dave and Team Kona

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KaleyO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We specifically requested to be seated at a table away from the kitchen pass when we booked the reservation; initially, the hostess tried to seat us at a table directly beside the kitchen pass & we had to request to be moved to a quieter table.

We were disappointed with the limited menu options for Valentine's Day; it would have been nice to know that the menu would be so severely limited ahead of time, but that was not communicated to us until we arrived & were seated.

I ordered a crunchy spicy tuna sushi roll as an appetizer and the pan-seared salmon with champagne fig glaze and cauliflower hash (on "special"), but neither of these dishes were particularly flavorful.

My fiancé ordered the Picasso sushi roll as the appetizer and the macadamia nut chicken entrée as his main course; he enjoyed his food much more than I enjoyed mine.

Overall, I would still recommend this restaurant as we have had excellent food and service here in the past (birthdays, date nights, etc.) however, I would not recommend going there on a holiday such as Valentine's Day.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on February 17, 2021

Hi Kaley, Thanks for the feedback! We'll certainly use your input to make sure our fresh menu offerings are the best they can be. We're glad to see that we were able to accommodate your table request on such a busy special weekend, and are happy to hear that you're open to updating your rating of us based on previous experiences. Please let us know the next time you're in & we'll be sure that you leave satisfied. Thank you very much! Leif Bierly Manager minnetonka@konagrill.co m

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

All the service was very good but it should be noted that the meat this time was a little cold it was like they had already prepared it and they only reheated it this happened on February 14, previously I visited the place several times and the comfortable was always excellent but this time I did not have a very good experience

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on February 24, 2021

Thanks for the feedback! We'd love to hear more about what you're describing in your review. Hopefully you'll give us a chance to address it & get the rating back to where it used to be. Please reach out to us directly & let us know more about what happened. Thank you very much, Leif Bierly Manager minnetonka@konagrill.co m

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Kona Grill - Minnetonka is rated 4.6 stars by 640 OpenTable diners.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka 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.