Kona Grill - Minnetonka

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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.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Regular Hours of Operation Deck The Halls With Surf & Turf Specials At Kona Grill; Featuring Steak, Sushi & Kona Signature Sweets. Children’s Menu Also Available, Along With Full Kona Grill Menu. Happy Hour is not Available for Holidays.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Regular Hours of Operation Deck The Halls With Surf & Turf Specials At Kona Grill; Featuring Steak, Sushi & Kona Signature Sweets. Children’s Menu Also Available, Along With Full Kona Grill Menu. Happy Hour is not Available for Holidays.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Open Until 1am (Kitchen Closes at Midnight) Countdown to 2020 With New Year’s Eve Dinner & Drink Specials. Children’s Menu Also Available, Along With Full Kona Grill Menu. Happy Hour is not Available for Holidays.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 457 People Are Saying
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TK
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

We love Kona Grill and stopped here on Black Friday after some Christmas shopping. Ordered Angry Edamame which was fabulous. Also ordered three different sushi rolls, two of which were great (Sunshine Roll and Wave Roll) and one that was bad (Spicy Crunchy Tuna Roll). The last one smelled like bad fish, was covered with dry topping which made all three of us sick later in the evening. I’ve never had an experience like this at Kona before, but likely won’t go back anytime soon.

SC
Minneapolis
65 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Upon entering, the hostess didn’t look up or try to establish eye contact. I told her we had an open table reservation but she didn’t respond in any way, just grabbed menus and started walking, so we followed. Very odd. Our waitress was really nice, but that hostess needs some training on creating an experience. First impressions are everything. Food was adequate, but fantastic. But the restaurant is really beautiful.

B
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and the service was excellent

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first experience at this location. We went on Thanksgiving Day at six o'clock. I didn't want the buffet experience, rather I wanted a place where you could order off the menu. My wife had the sea bass(excellent). I had the jambalaya (good but I have had better). Everyone was very friendly and attentive. I recommend this restaurant without hesitation.

L
Minneapolis
31 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vibrant ambience with delicious and varied menu items. Sushi lover, this is the place to eat.

RG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Really nice space. Horrible service. Waited and waited for the server to come back or check on us. Had to get manager. Told him our server was drowning, needed help. Manager stepped up but that’s was short lived. Never saw manager again. Won’t ever go here again during rush times. Staff just cannot keep up.

M
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I can't recommended eating here.
Our order was mixed up. Food was lukewarm. And took forever!

Really bad overall.

SM
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server was phenomenal. He was very friendly and accommodating.

PF
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Service and atmosphere was good, but we had the Sushi and it was very poor, relative to other Sushi restaurants. If you're going to have it on the menu and charge $8 for small rolls, then the quality should be outstanding. This was Cub Foods or Target quality Sushi. No Thanks!!

BT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Overall, this is a very nice place to eat. Unfortunately, one of our dinners was not prepared properly, and had to be re-made. However, the manager was very quick to visit the table, acknowledge that they had made a mistake, and ultimately comped the meal. That was very appreciated.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Requested two drinks, a water and ice tea, only got the ice tea. Then gave me the wrong food. I had ordered the sashimi sushi combo and was given a California roll and what I was guessing a spicy salmon roll. Just dropped it off before I could say anything. When she came back asking about the first few bites, I asked if I had ordered what I ordered and she said yeah and I was staring at my plate. Then she noticed the problem.

S
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great happy hour prices

J
Minneapolis
65 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and dining experience. Service was super. Avocado appetizer was fabulous. Sushi sampler was filling. And the carrot cake is to die for!

JF
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, the ribeye steak was so flavorful and tender. The salmon was great as usual. Making reservations was easy.

p
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fabulous server
Everyone enjoyed their food
So nice to find a quiet place to eat and visit with friends

BR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and food! Our boys loved their kid meals.

t
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice mall restaurant. Good selection at the sushi bar in the back. Decent Cuban sandwich on a fresh crispy baguette. The staff were friendly and very efficient.

R
Minneapolis
140 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for happy hour and had a lot of food. Half price HH is such s great value

SF
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Ambience and service was great but the food was subpar- with the sushi being absolutely abysmal. We did enjoy the avocado egg rolls and the Salmon Herb Salad was one of the best I’ve ever had. However, I’d recommend avoiding the sushi if you have experience and high standards.

J
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Asked for a table in a corner away from a lot of the noise. We were going to be there for a while, so we wanted to be out of the way. Got a table in the middle of the restaurant. Service was fine. Food was good. The hostess needs training.

LL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks. Service has always been prompt. Love the coconut shrimp roll. We had a very loud table behind us on the patio so it was difficult to converse but overall a great place to eat.

US
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place. Low key yet delicious food.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Wish you would have a vegan burger option

K
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Went on a Sunday evening. First I ordered Korean Beef tacos. Waitress came back - out of the beef tacos. So then I ordered a flatbread pizza. Waitress came back - oven is broke, can't make pizzas. Blah, blah, blah........ Maybe the hostess or waitress should tell customers these things when they first sit down?

R
Minneapolis
76 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food4service5ambience4

After some shopping dinner, attracted by Happy Hour sign.
Inside told happy hour had a wait but... dine-in table service, no wait with open table..
Staff told us happy hour open to the entire restaurant, management using wait times to push dine-in!!
Beware location management is dishonest when it comes to happy hour rules..

AS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Original Butter Cake was absoutely heavenly.

JO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Kona Grill has such an amazing Happy Hour - I love the $5 sushi rolls! The patio/lounge area feels a little crowded but the service is quick and food is amazing. Love the drink specials too!

t
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Kona Sunday happy hour is the best in town! We go there regularly and the food is always fantastic. Only recommendation i could give is to continue hiring strong staff. I tip well so hope to get good service.

A
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good. Wish they would bring back the salmon sandwich.

r
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Wife and I ordered burgers medium pink center. Burgers came too well done so was not enjoyable would have sent it back but we had waited almost a half hour before the food came. The $3.50 Diet Coke was flat so I had that sent back for one with bubbles.
Too much time getting our bill back to sign.
Not a pleasant dining experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We celebrated my mother’s 75th birthday..something for everyone, professional staff and exceptional food!

NN
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We met for lunch on a Saturday. It was a ghost town and still seated in uncomfortable bar table. Service was spotty. Sushi was sloppy and flavourless. Won’t go back.

GP
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been a fan of Kona Grill ever since I started eating there years ago. I make sure to bring family and friends (especially for happy hour) when they are in town to have the great experience as well.

BH
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dominque was excellent...attentive, personable, friendly. The food was tasty and arrived quickly.

K
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience1

I went on OPEN TABLE from my home in south Eden Prairie........thinking they would give me KONA GRILL Eden Prairie, I made a reservation. OH NO they gave me Minnetonka Kona Grill quite far from my home.........why I do not know. I get to Kona Grill in Eden Prairie, no reservation.......what??? So they put me in the loudest place in the restaurant.......I was so mad, I would have left, but a huge storm came through so obviously I was going NO WHERE...........very disappoint in Open Table system and Kona for their seating! Salmon was over done.........so NOT happy!!!!

J
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

B
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

p
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

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.

Y
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

d
Minneapolis
308 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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