Kona Grill - Minnetonka

4.2
421 reviews
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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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J
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Kona Grill - Minnetonka is one of our go-to restaurants. Nice ambience, very good service. Every dish we've tried has been very good to excellent.

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B
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I celebrated my birthday with my grandchildren. I enjoyed the food and hoping more vegetarian items will be added to the menu. The vegetarian offerings were minimal but we were able to improvise.

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p
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was fantastic. The server left us sitting for about one half hour after we had finished. I also joined their Kona Club and we were suppose to receive some kind of birthday gift and an free appetizer, but didn't receive either. When I told our server as we entered the restaurant about joining thei club, all we got was a shrug of the shoulder.

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Y
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This was the first time I tried Kona Grill. I went with my son. We ordered the Calamari as I thought with the rewards app you got a free appetizer or roll for signing up. Beware....read the fine print ...it is buy one, get one free. The calamari was NOT good. Our entrees were good. I had a garden salad with chicken and my son had the pad Thai. Overall, meh. I’ve had much better.

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d
Minneapolis
297 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great appetizers, great happy hour prices, good place for lunch or dinner

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CA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Open table took my reservation for 8:45 and then

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OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Calamari was nothing to brag about. Over breaded & no flavor. Wouldn’t order that again.

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OT
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite of ours
Great service

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OT
Minneapolis
40 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

We regretted trying Kona. It’s a beautiful space with friendly staff, and an inventive menu. Sadly, none of the food we ordered was better than just acceptable. Not bad enough to send back, but not good enough to make us want to return.

Prime Rib PotStickers: too dry and rather boring flavor. Needs meat to be more tender, plus a delicious dipping sauce, and a spicy mayo type drizzle on top for flavor and presentation.

Poke bowl: this I actually thought was a joke when I got it. For the price of $16, you get 1/3 of the ingredients and size of a place like Big Bowl or JJ’s or Hawaiian Poke Bowl. The chef at Kona would do well to visit those places for education.

Crawfish sushi: not good. Tiny dry crawfish, and just an overwhelming spice flavor. Nothing good for taste.

Triple layer brownie: overly sweet, overly dry, couldn’t find any trace of cream or ganache as promised on the menu

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OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We didn’t eat at KG. My friend was treated so poorly upon arrival, that she left and went next door. The host rattled off something about HH at the bar but our res was in the dining room so no HH there. Whatever my friend’s choice was, the hostess pointed and rattled off instructions on how to get there. Pointed. Who points in a restaurant? We love the food but not that night.

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OT
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was excellent, however, service was very slow for a Monday lunch when the restaurant was not very busy. We were starting to wonder if the staff had lost our order. Our waitress was very quiet and looked a bit stretched thin, possibly restaurant was understaffed that day. Will return for the food and hope service is improved.

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A
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Table was sticky, floor was sticky, chair backs were loose and broken.

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DW
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate in bar area for happy hour. Fantastic deals for excellent food!

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JG
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I made a reservation on OpenTable and we were seated immediately upon arriving at our scheduled time and she was friendly and then the two servers we have were extremely friendly and very on top of it. Food-wise exactly as ordered and came out in a timely fashion.

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BL
Minneapolis
138 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun evening had 4 different rolls. It was my birthday and had a bd coupon for $15 off our meal. And to my surprise the waiter sent us home with the killer brownie dessert you have to try it!

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A
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

So, so food. The pork sliders and a lot of fat. They also discontinued one of our favorites, the salmon sliders.

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JU
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Came in for Mother's Day. Waitress was good but food arrived cold. Waitress no where to be seen. Mashed potatoes cold and so was brocololini. Chicken luke warm. It was disappointing. Have had better meals there.

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SW
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to this location twice now and both times I’ve had exceptional food and service. I’ll definitely be back for a third visit. :)

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L
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Lackluster service. Watched my son’s sandwich sit under heat lamp for 20 min while waiting for appetizers to be made because server forgot to order. They were comped, which was nice. Set up reservation as a birthday dinner, but it was never mentioned. Disappointed ☹️

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OT
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I have never had mushy Pad Thai before.. but the noodles were chopped small and just gross. The jumbalaya was not just 'spicy' but super spicey. Not many people at our table finished their food.. it was disappointing.

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P
Memphis
14 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The hostess said the Restaurant closees at 10pm, same time as my reservation.

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E
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

If you like sushi, this is a great place to go – the drinks are very good, the dishes vary- lettuce wraps don’t seem to have too much chicken in them- potstickers were very good

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t
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

We eat at kona often. The food was great as usual but something seemed very off with the staff. Our specific server was terrible as he appeared angry and deflated. He was extremely unattentive and hardly said a word to us. We had to order water 3 times before getting it, my husband had to get us silverware from another table ( waiter forgot to bring it) and we waited about 20 minutes after finishing our sushi before we could order more rolls. We almost didnt order more food at that point. My husband even walked up tot ye bar to order another drink since I waited didnt come back. The bartender staff seemed off as well my husband noted. Hopefully kona is treating staff well. Even though our service was terrible, we still tipped the staff over 20 % as we weren't sure what was driving the staff demeanor. Hopefully next visit with the staff will match the food service!

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TT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Very rude server will never visit again,we felt like the food was thrown to our face

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LS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I liked my meal, however the mashed potato was very stiff not creamy as it normally is. Overall i love Kona Grill a lot.

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P
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was good food portions small

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoy Kona Grill.

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WL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Our experience was good but we were disappointed with the changes to the menu. You removed a lot of our favorites.

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B
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening, a bit too loud though, the food was good, service good also

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C
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

They sat us near a kiosk where they enter food orders, so close that our back was hitting the stand. We wrote down we were there for a birthday and we had no only a terrible table, but they never mentioned anything about the birthday. Our waters were empty majority of the time until we had to ask. We didn't receive plates with out appetizer and had to ask. My sushi rolls fell apart when I tried to eat them. We ordered a side of taro chips and they never came until we had to asked.

We used to live in AZ and have been to multiple kona grills. This one is the worst we've been too.

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TG
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Mumbai chicken was terrible. Pad Thai was okay. The service was poor. Server forgot to bring water and never asked if we wanted another beer. We had to ask twice to bring water. Nice atmosphere.

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OT
Minneapolis
42 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good meal.loved my sushi sampler with oriental salad. Others at table had the chicken stir fry and were surprised by the spice level. Menu did not explain it was spicy/hot and neither did waiter. While it was tasty, they were having difficulty with the heat. Mostly good service,had to ask for more water and for soy sauce and chopsticks for sushi, but overall good experience. Will be back!

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EE
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun menu and a great staff! Perfect for a family birthday celebration. Highly recommend!!

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HB
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 1

45 min to get food. Service was inattentive

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DE
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although the Happy Hour menu has changed recently, it is still one of the best in town especially the Yellowtail Sashimi.

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DC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I enjoyed my meal. Would have loved to see the calories on the menu since I go my calorie count. I was a little shocked at the receipt at the end of the meal but overall it was enjoyable.

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j
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Daughter in town

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OT
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Good food and restaurant was nice atmosphere. Our server was uninterested in helping... long wait for food which we could see at the counter. Despite my request here in reservation and speaking to the reception staff our server didn’t acknowledge our daughters 10th birthday until after we paid and said “ooh did you want something for her “ good food but very poor server

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OT
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

All of us had sushi. It was dry and not as good as in the past. What happened? Also a bit expensive. Won't return for sushi.

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BL
Minneapolis
138 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

This past Thursday was a really busy evening at Kona. I did have a reservation but it took a very long time for either hostess to acknowledge that we were standing right in front of them. I had requested a booth and that was not considered, sat us at a table right behind the hostess stand flipped up the table ends to make it a smaller table. Very uncomfortable, I'm a leg crosser this was not possible. Didn't even look for other seating and there was several tables available closer to the fire place. Half a booth would have been just fine. The Sushi was good, told the hostess wanted lower sodium she never brought it. Had to ask someone else. Just disappointing.

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