Kona Grill - Minnetonka

4.4
686 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
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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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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Mitt
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience1

We went here to celebrate my husband's birthday, which I stated on the reservation. They sat us in the noisiest section and we couldn't even hear our waiter or each other. I feel for an occasion like this you should be given a table in the nicer part of the restaurant and not next to a large table who were also loud. We ate off the happy hour menu and some of the food was good and some just OK. If these are the same items from the regular menu, very disappointing. Our waiter Ryan was great, but we probably won't be returning.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded 11 hours ago

Hi Mitt, Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We apologize on your time with us. We would love to talk with you more about your time with us and make it up to you. Hope to hear from you soon. Kona Grill Minnetonka Management minnetonka@konagrill.c om

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EvanW
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kona is my go-to for a quick bite and good service. The menu is unique with good portions that are not overwhelming.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience3

No Sunday Happy Hour was very disappointing. Food was decent but not worth the price. Would only go back during happy hour so we lost our Sunday hang out eat/drink all day spot. 😫

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Anonymous, Thank you for your feedback! I'm sorry to hear that you are disappointed by our menu change, we are trying something new! Happy hour is still available on the weekdays from 2-6 and 9-close. We hope to see you during the week sometime soon. Kona Grill Management Team

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ChrissyN
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Kids love it. Sushi menu is good but didn’t like a few of the rolls we had this time. Kind of expensive compared to other places we’ve been with better sushi.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded 6 days ago

Hi ChrissyN, Sorry you didn't enjoy some of the rolls, but thank you so much for your feedback we always strive to have fresh vibrate sushi available, we have fresh Hawaiian Tuna flown in 4 times a week minimum. If there is details you could share so we can dig into what happened I would appreciate it. Thank you so much for being our guest, we hope to see you soon! Chef Dave and Team Kona

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Paul
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, quiet enough to talk.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on June 5, 2021

Hi Paul, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We appreciate the feedback. Hope we can see you again soon! Kona Grill Minnetonka Management

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vipRcdahlberg
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service, not too crowded, very good food! Post pandemic though, currently very expensive. I want to support the industry but the current pricing will force me to reduce my visits.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on June 3, 2021

Hi Rcdahlberg, Thank you for the review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed everything. Thank you for the feedback on the menu prices, we did just roll out a new menu so everything changed slightly. I will pass you feedback along. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again very soon! Kona Grill Management Team

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vipWilliamL
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love sitting at the tables on the patio up against the bar. The bartenders are very attentive and make excellent cocktails!

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on June 3, 2021

Hi William L, Thank you for the excellent review!! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with the bartenders, they do make some tasty cocktails. We hope to serve you again sometime soon, hopefully for Fathers' Day or weekend brunch! Kona Grill Management team

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RLRG
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service as always! Server Josh was personable, and also knowledgeable about the menu items.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on May 30, 2021

Hi RLRG, Thank you for the great feedback! We are happy to hear that Josh could give you an exceptional visit with us. Hope to see you again soon! Kona Grill Minnetonka Management

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our server and everything was great. Really appreciated the timeliness of the delivery and quality of the food.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on May 30, 2021

Hi Anonymous, Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience! We hope to serve you again soon, come in for weekend brunch sometime! Kona Grill Management Team

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LLLdinner
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Prices are so high, we loved it but getting to $$ for regular visits sadly

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on May 28, 2021

Hi LLLdinner, We appreciate you taking the time leaving us feedback. Maybe next time you can come in during our Happy Hour and get some great deals on sushi and drinks! We hope to see you again. Kona Grill Minnetonka Management

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HaiF
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was okay. Many better alternatives out there.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on May 25, 2021

Hi HaiF, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you did not fully enjoy your meal. Let us know what we could've done better so we can improve for next time! Kona Grill Management Team

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vipKristineL
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The menu is not very descriptive at all, some of the food seemed over-cooked, and it was very loud.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on May 23, 2021

HI KristineL - I apologize your food seemed over-cooked, we do have a DJ in the evenings on Fri and Sat if you stop in those nights, let the host know we have some no as loud spots in the diningroom. Please reach out to us directly at minnetonka@konagrill. c om we would like to make this right. - Team Kona

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and knowledgeable service and fantastic food!

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on May 23, 2021

HI Anonymous, Super Glad to hear the service and food were on point! We hope to see you very soon, thank you for your feedback. - Chef Dave and Team Kona

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night spot! We could chat and actually hear each other!

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on May 22, 2021

HI Anonymous, Thank you for your stellar review! We hope to see you soon - Chef Dave and Team Kona

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EthanR
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very good, but even better the super friendly and helpful wait staff and manager. I'm on a fairly complex diet and they patiently answered all of my questions about the menu.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on May 21, 2021

Hi EthanR, Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We are happy we could be accommodating for you and your diet you are on. Hope to see you again soon! Kona Grill Minnetonka Management

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was awesome.. food great.. great happy hour.. will definitely be back

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on May 18, 2021

Hi Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to leave us great feedback! See you next time! Kona Grill Minnetonka Management

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vipRunner1948
Minneapolis
81 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Avocado egg rolls were just terrific - never had them before, so a treat. Sea bass was good - would have liked more miso, but good. My dining companion’s salmon was good. Love this place for fish. Wide menu available, do Kona should appeal to a wide variety of people and their tastes.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on May 18, 2021

Hi Runner1948 Thank you so much for the review! We are glad to hear you liked the food, the avocado egg rolls are one of our favorites as well! We hope to see you again soon, come in and check out brunch sometime! Kona Grill Management Team

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on May 21, 2021

Hi Anonymous, Thank you for the feedback!! We hope you can join us again soon! Kona Grill Minnetonka Management

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JoyceV
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing. Services was exceptional. Our bill was higher than I anticipated, but the food was worth the cost. I would highly recommend this restaurant for all things sushi and asian. Yumm!

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on May 17, 2021

Hi JoyceV, Thank you for the feedback on your visit with us! We are happy to hear that your time with us was exceptional! Cannot wait to see you again next time! Kona Grill Minnetonka Management

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dominique and Mitch were great bartenders

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on May 14, 2021

Hi Anonymous, Thank you for the feedback! We hope you can join us again soon, hope with either Dom or Mitch or both of them! Kona Grill Minnetonka Management

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vipMadisonZ
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had expired Dining Dollars to use from the holiday season and the manager on duty let us use them, which we were very thankful for! Kona is always a go-to for my husband and I because we know we will get great service and food/beverages every time.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on May 13, 2021

HI MadisonZ - Super glad you stopped in thank you so much for the Stellar feedback - Hope to see you soon - Team Kona

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We come here often and

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on May 14, 2021

Thank you for the additional details, we sincerely appreciate this honesty, we will be staffing up to address this.

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Gonzalez
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice people and outstanding service! My wife enjoyed the free rose on Mothers Day! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Mom’s day. Nice touch with a complementary rose.

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vipheathers
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Mother’s Day brunch

Food was mediocre. We had the lobster & crab added to our eggs Benedict. It wasn’t a good idea to sprinkle the sea food on on top. I would liked the lobster on the side as one piece. Same with the crab.

Service was great.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on May 15, 2021

Hi heathers, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sad to hear you did not like your food on Mother's Day. We are always looking for feedback on how we can do better and we appreciate yours! Hopefully you are willing to give us another try so we can really knock your socks off with something you would love! Let us know the next time you are with us and we will stop by. Kona Grill Minnetonka Management

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food3service2ambience3

They are struggling with staff

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Mark
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Really slow service. Took over 30 minutes to get our order placed and then over 45 mjnutes to get food and the food was average at best. Ordered a medium rare steak and got it well done. They were kind enough to prepare a new one which took another 39 minutes. Ended up getting it in a box to go. It will be difficult to come back again. Disappointing.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on May 10, 2021

HI Mark, I apologize we were running behind yesterday, Mothers Day is our busiest day of the year and broke all previous records, we had every staff member working diligently to make sure we hit our marks, but we fell surely fell short for you. We would love the opportunity to make this right and earn your business back, please reach out to us directly with your contact information at minnetonka@konagrill. c o m and we will be in touch asap.

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vipFishy
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was extremely slow. I would not recommend brunch at Kona Grill. The food was just ok and way overpriced for what it was.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on May 10, 2021

HI Fishy, We very much appericate your feedback, looks like we really missed the mark with our new brunch items and service. Please reach out to us directly we would like to make this right. minnetonka@konagrill.c o m Thanks team Kona

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Kagre
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I’ve had some great experiences at Kona, today was not one of those.

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vipMember
Minneapolis
133 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Food was very bland (fish Hawaiian style) and avocado egg rolls. We sat at at a high top, even though we'd requested a standard table. Lots of families dining on a Saturday night, which added to the already loud noise level (music was blaring).

The bartender/server we had was very engaging, offered some choices for the vegetarian and drinks were not watered down. Just not anything here that is unique.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on May 10, 2021

Hi Member, I apologize felt the food was bland, Could you please reach out to us directly on this, I am not sure which item you are mentioning (fish Hawaiian Style), regardless we would like to make this right and earn your business. minnetonka@konagrill.c o m Thanks team Kona

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GregoryN
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Steaks were not cooked to our ordered preference and were salty. The food (appetizer/soup) came out at various times, but the sashimi was excellent.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on May 10, 2021

Hi GregoryN, Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We apologize on your steak not being cooked the way you prefer it but are glad you enjoyed our sashimi! We strive to make every experience with us exceptional and we would love to talk to you some more about your visit with us. Hope to hear from you soon! Kona Grill Minnetonka Management minnetonka@konagrill.c om

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mnlunch
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were sat but the hostess didn’t mention about needing to use the wrong code to see the menu. There was a little thing on the table with the qr code but it’s for the rewards program. Little did we know the menu QR code’s in the back. Server came to ask if we’re ready to order any starters and we’re like where’s the menu? He did acknowledge that he’s been trying to tell ‘them’ to switch those cards to show the QR code for the menu first.

Appetizers are small. Had calamari and it did not even cover half of the plate. Avocado rolls are decent but the dipping sauce was awesome. Sushi rolls are nothing noteworthy. Pad Thai was too salty and sweet.
We had sea bass and pasta and those were pretty good.

Overall dinner was ok. Nothing special even though we were there for a special occasion. Also for the price, one would expect at least to have excellent food.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on May 7, 2021

Hi mnlunch, Thank you so much for your feedback, seems like we missed the mark, If you would be willing to reach out to us directly at minnetonka@konagrill. c om we would like to make this right. Thank you - Team Kona

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BigLego
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mall location but unique in that they can open up the back doors when the weather’s nice

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on May 6, 2021

Hi BigLego, Thank you for leaving us this review! We can not wait to have the windows and garage doors open all summer long! We hope to see you again soon, hopefully it is nice enough out to open all the windows for you! Kona Grill Minnetonka Management

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JulieHL
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

To be fair on ambience, we chose a high top table, and it was in the semi-outdoor area which is overlooking the Ridgedale parking lot. A nice assortment of affordable options including sushi, and non fish people in your party have options like sliders and flat bread.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on May 2, 2021

Hi JulieHL, I am glad you enjoyed our assortment of affordable options on our all day Happy hour on Sundays. Thank you for taking time to leave us your review. Next time you in, just let us know and we happily have you seated in a location more to your preferences, we are here to serve. Thank you again for being our guest, we hope to serve you again soon. Team Kona

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tim is the best bartender I’ve ever experienced. We come see him almost every Friday night and absolutely love his personality, humor, attention to detail, and charm. Always a pleasure.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on April 25, 2021

HI Anonymous, So glad you enjoyed Tim, we love his sense of humor also! We will pass on the high praise. Thank you so much for your feedback we hope to see you soon! - Chef Dave and Team Kona

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Geeta
Minneapolis
42 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent. The tables were spaced a part. If people feel comfortable with indoor seating I would recommend Kona Grill - Minnetonka.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on April 25, 2021

Hi Geeta, Thank you for the feedback! We work hard to ensure everyone feels safe with us. Hope to see you again soon! Kona Grill Minnetonka Management

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vipPaul
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance - meals of prime rib and salad/sushi combo were excellent. Most vibrant, healthy, and generous kids meal for $8 followed by a $1 brownie sundae.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on April 22, 2021

Hi Paul, Thank you so much for your 5 star review, that's super! Always great to make the kids smile with our homemade brownie sundae! We hope to see you again soon - Chef Dave and Team Kona.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Great food and outstanding service! We will be back!

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on April 22, 2021

HI Anonymous, So great to hear! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We really appreciate it! Hope to see you again soon. Chef Dave and Team Kona

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was fantastic. Did a sushi overload. She knew the menu very well and even helped us go off menu a little. Picasso roll is the best!!

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on April 21, 2021

Thank you for this 5 star feedback. Hope to see you again soon. Domitrio Lewis General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for brunch, unique dishes and a great drink special.Not busy lots of room good food relaxing.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on May 19, 2021

Hi Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are happy to hear you had a great time with us and hope to see you again soon sometime. Kona Grill Minnetonka Management

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Kona Grill - Minnetonka is rated 4.4 stars by 686 OpenTable diners.

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