Kona Grill - Minnetonka

4.1
746 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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Sun 9:30AM - 2:00PM 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 6:00PM - 8:45PM
Fri 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Sat 9:30AM - 2:00PM 8:00PM - 11:00PM

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vipBLONDIE
Minneapolis
149 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

In a word awful! from being seated by a hostess that gave us a tour of half the restaurant and ended up seating us up close to the front where we came in.
Took a long time to order, took a long time for our food, sushi rolls, the order came out wrong, one of the specialty rolls was missing the cream cheese and the special Hibiscus sauce. We explained to our waiter who talked to the chef and chef said nope that's how its suppose to be. We are not stupid. Our waiter tried bringing us two different sauces which did not go well with our coconut shrimp & mango with no cream cheese, suppose to be like a dessert roll. it was bland no flavor. This restaurant used to be top notch. We have tried several times this year to go back to this place but the music was loud and banging couldn't even have a conversation without yelling across table. We will not be going back :(

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Laura
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

I ordered the Asian Salad, it was basically shredded cabbage and dressing, 16$ for cabbage, maybe several ramen noodles in it. The server was nice, but won’t be going back there

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Jmac20
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food!

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AshleyH
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The service was okay— the waitress was very kind but was slow to get waters to the table and we had to ask for sauces and extra refills more than once before getting them. The food was decent (sushi was good but averages $13-$16 per roll for 5-6 pieces). Pretty expensive if nothing happy hour. The sides are all pretty pricey… a small bowl of fried rice for $8 as well. Overall food taste was good but expensive. Server was kind but very forgetful.

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TimV
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy the meal there. It was fun to have seating outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
50 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality as always!!!!

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Jenn
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The portions are overpriced, the take and chairs were dirty, had to use the Q code for the menu, not impressed at all. I've been to other Kona Grills, this location is fair at best. Our waiter was the only good aspect of the evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Wasn’t busy at all on a Sunday night. Plenty of room, yet for a party of five you wanted to sit us in a small booth! There were maybe ten other customers in the whole place. After a small complaint you moved us, but why are your hostess so inept? The server we had was awesome, great service. The food was excellent as always. Mai Tai was too much orange flavor- did you change your recipe or having trouble finding decent bartenders?

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EMJDS
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Six of us enjoyed a wonderful meal at Kona Grill last night. We all ordered different things and we all loved our dinners! The waiter was right on top of everything and seemed to enjoy what he was doin! Kudos, Kona, we'll be back!

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vipFd4Thght
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We arrived early for our 6 PM reservation but were still seated right away so we decided to take advantage of the happy hour specials. We did all three sushi rolls available on the happy hour menu. The Bama roll was by far the best. We also were happy with the wine served; mine was the chardonnay and hers was the sangria. The service was excellent. Our experience with such that I see us going back where we will schedule ourselves to take advantage of a happy hour specials. On deck is trying the Poke’ bowl.

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STEK9
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Below avg food and even worst service. They did a punch of mistakes in our order until we got bored, ask for the check and continue our night somewhere else.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

First impression: busy servers, but efficient and friendly. Some questions about mask wear - we saw a lot of “chin diapers” on people who were not dealing with customers but they also were not anywhere near one another. It soon became apparent there’s a system in use, with masks up when needed. The giant windows were open and air flow was good. We felt comfortable.

Food was good, but pretty heavy on the salt/ soy sauce. Poké bowl was fresh and tasty, grilled glazed salmon was nicely done and the plate was hot. Brussels sprouts were awesome. Expense… is what it is. Right now, I’m not complaining about the cost of going out. But value wasn’t great, considering this is a chain.

Server was quirky and fun, although we were turned off by the whole “my manager has approved me offering you a free dessert, if you complete a review.” It got worse when we realized the review had to be written on the spot and confirmed. (This is not that review, lol). That policy basically uses social pressure to get customers to do a thing that’s one step below fake astroturf reviews. Don’t put your employees in that spot, Kona Grill. It’s not cool.

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SassyG
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was great, but our server pushed us multiple times to do a Google review. First she asked but told us it wasn't "required". (Weird - of COURSE its not required!) When we didn't do one but remained at the table finishing our drinks, she came back and said we could have a free dessert if we did a review and included her name. The person I was with said she would do it and started the process, but she couldn't complete it because she didn't have a google acct. The server then asked me to use my account to complete it. I declined. The server left but returned a few minutes later and suggested my friend create a fake google account so she could complete the review. When my friend told the server it was wrong for her to make such a suggestion she assured us she agreed, but "management" told her to suggest it. We quickly left at that point. Disappointing, the food was GREAT but I won't go back to a place that hounds and bribes, and then suggests opening fake accounts to get an online review.

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TCDiner
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We’ve been to Kona Grill several times and always liked it, but tonight was the worst experience. I had the pad Thai, it was so salty that it was nearly inedible. My wife had the shrimp stir fry and it was so hot that she almost sent it back. It’s too bad this is a nice restaurant but I don’t think we’ll go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The sushi was poorly served and this time it did not taste very good like the previous times and the meat was overcooked.

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Ribeye
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was ok, our waitress was trying very hard, but the kitchen sent out mixed up food and we got our appetizer 5 min after our meal, but didn’t charge us for the app which was nice. It was mediocre not on my return list.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I didn’t feel the quantity or presentation of the food was worth the price. The sushi rolls were also super small and very dry. So bummed since we hadn’t been here in 4 years and were looking forward to it.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and great food!

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DawnO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Came for my birthday. We had 6 people. Dinner reservation was for 7pm on a Thursday. Seated right away. Too loud to hold a conversation with people across the table. Food was good. Service was good. No special dessert for birthday which was disappointing.

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vipJayZ
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Got together for a birthday celebration and sat in the porch area. Chairs were not very comfortable, service was prompt, but noise level made it difficult to hear the server and each other. Ordered the stir fry. I like a little heat, but this stir fry was inedible. Server offered more rice and milk. Will not be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Love the Vibe! Our Culinary experience was unforgettable. The Chef who has a great personality brought out our SeaBass. The manager stopped by and explained the deserts. He recommended the Carrot Cake! Hands down best EVER! We will be back!

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Mako
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was average and a bit pricey.

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Dinewell
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice upcale casual dining. They have a great menu and food and we really enjoyed the sushi and wide selection. Fun atmosphere in the summer with the open air exposure.

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vipExperienced
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wait person was great … funny
Salmon Fabulous
App-pot stickers burn on bottom cut the roof of my mouth.
Rum cocktail.. very good.

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vipBluedonut
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Honestly was disappointed by the quality of the food for the price paid. The sushi was basically mall-quality, the fried rice side was bland and had been sitting around for a while, and the sea bass was borderline overcooked.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on August 10, 2021

Thank you for the review. Please let us know what we can do to enhance your experience for next time. Kona Management

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DianeM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our service was excellent. Loved the Stir-fry with shrimp that had a nice spiciness. BBQ chicken Flatbread was also a hit. Not crazy about the Rib Eye quality.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on August 10, 2021

Thank you for the review. We're glad we could provide a good experience. Please join us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The reason you reserve an outdoor table is to sit outside. Not to be seated indoors with no explanation. Then be told if you want to sit in their covered dining area which is outside the wait is 30-45 minutes. Wait isn’t that why I made a reservation? Also thanks to the hostess who spoke a word every 20 seconds because I am a dullard and could not grasp the fact that the outdoor section was full.

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NancyB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Had reservations for 6:00 outside. Got there 15 minutes early and they said it would be closer to our reservation time to be seated. Then, about 10 minutes past 6:00 the gal said they had filled up where we wanted to sit, and offered us another table. When we ordered drinks, he apologized because we'd just missed happy hour. We said we were waiting to be seated and would have been, but he said no. Not accommodating at all! Food was spicy, even for mashed potatoes and coleslaw. Won't be going back.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on August 10, 2021

We apologize about your experience. Please let us know what we can do as a team to provide a better experience. Kona Grill Management

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MaryC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

It was okay, nothing special. I thought it was going to be nicer.

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JohnJ
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was very pleasant. The food and service are consistently good.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on August 4, 2021

Thank you for this 4 star review. Come back to see us soon!

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SueH
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Music was WAY too loud and we couldn't even hear the person across the table from us. We asked if there was anyway to turn it down but nothing ever happened. Went to catch up with family and couldn't wait to get out so we could actually hear one another.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on August 4, 2021

We're so sorry the volume of the music ruined your experience. On your next visit ask for Trio the General manager and I will make sure we seat you in a quiet section of the restaurant. Domitrio Lewis General Manager

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waterguymn
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Asked waiter for menus, he disappeared for 15min, so we went to the bar and got the brunch menu. Waiter eventually brought us a dinner menu which we didn't need. As he handed us the menu he asked are you ready to order? He gave us the menu 10 seconds ago, what di you think?

We ordered breakfast food and again the waiter was no where to be found, we had to go to the bar to get salt and pepper. Waiter neve refilled our water. We had to get our own takeout containers.

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Vanessa
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their menu has a lot to choose from, which I liked. Everything came out great and service was good!

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on July 31, 2021

We are glad that you had such an enjoyable experience here at Kona Grill Minnetonka! Thank you for joining us. We look forward to seeing you again soon

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Service was slow and disorganized. Our main course was served while we were eating the appetizer. The restaurant was very warm since a large outside door was wide open. Flies in the eating area were common - probably due to the open door. Finally, food was only fair (over-seasoned).

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Food4thought
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week menu was well worth the money. From the Picasso roll to the blue cheese salad and progressing to the citrus lime chicken and the 10 oz prime rib entrees and finishing w a delicious carrot cake and infused pound cake, this fixed price 3 course dinner was date worthy and a great value. Outdoor space was comfortable and our server was attentive and knowledgeable. Looking forward to trying happy hour in the near future!

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on July 31, 2021

We are glad that you had such an enjoyable experience here at Kona Grill Minnetonka! Thank you for joining us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!! Bring a Friend!!

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HeidiH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Went for summer Restaurant Week to try Kona Grill for first time. Overall the experience was not worth the money spent. Food was just okay...steak was overcooked, green beans undercooked, and I could have used the round mound of mashed potatoes as a ball they were so dry. Drink was good, but not $12 good.

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DennisTkach
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Waitress was new and did not know the menu or about Restaraunt week. Charged regular menu prices versus happy hour prices. Check was off by $100.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on July 31, 2021

We do apologize for the calculating error. Please come in again and enjoy our vibe dinning experience with our Sushi Bar and American Grill Menu during Happy Hour

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AllyB
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was attentive and our appetizers and drinks arrived quickly. Everything was delicious, and the happy hour prices are great!

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on July 31, 2021

We are glad that you had such an enjoyable experience here at Kona Grill Minnetonka! Thank you for joining us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!!!

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vipDiningfun
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We went for the first time during Restaurant Week. There was a great dinner offering that allowed us to try a number of things at a really good value. The carrot cake was AMAZING!

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JACOBS
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was okay for the most part.
Asparagus was under cooked and not good. I did not like the miso mashed potatoes. Potstickers were really good and the prime rib was fair.
Our server was excellent.

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Kona Grill - Minnetonka is rated 4.1 stars by 746 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.