Kona Grill - Minnetonka

4.6
615 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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Daily 6:00PM - 8:45PM

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ChristinaH
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 a day ago

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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome happy hour deals, good service

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded 4 days ago

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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded 3 days ago

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 6 days ago
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 4 days ago

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
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bama roll and happy hour wine...perfect!

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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
1 review
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 a day ago

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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vipakrech
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

It was the first time I was a little disappointed in the food quality at my normal fav spot! Service as always was great! I had Krystle she was SO friendly! I could tell my roll had been made a little ahead, the rice was cold and beginning to harden. Wasn't a fan of the limited valentines menu but I understood, just wanted that quality be there for the higher holiday price point too. I ll be back, just keep the sushi fresh as it can be Kona! :)

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on February 17, 2021

Akrech, Thanks for stopping back in we'll use your feedback to make sure our menu offerings are the best they can be. Please stop back in again soon... we're sure we can make you a fresh roll anytime just like you've had in the past - please let us know anytime you're here so we can make sure you're happy & can update your rating to what it used to be! Thanks! -mtka kg

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Shawn
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My only complaint is that I had a reservation and wasn't seated until 10 minutes later. People who walked up were seated be me and my party was.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thanks for taking a moment to let us know your thoughts on your visit! It's great to get feedback to make sure every guest experience is the best it can be. It was certainly a busy weekend with our popular holiday weekend specials, and we appreciate everyone's patience while we did our best to navigate the reservations during these restricted-capacity times we are experiencing. Let us know when you plan to stop back in! We'll do do our best to make your next visit better. -Leif @ kona mtka

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BC12
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Very good but the $$$$ have creeped up.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded 5 days ago

BC12 - Thank you so much for your 5 Star review SUPER! So glad you joined us for your birthday. We hope to see you soon, I will pass on your feedback to the powers that be. See you soon. Chef Dave and Team Kona!

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JacobE
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Everything was fine except where we sat. In the reservation process I selected a table (vs high top). They put us at a high top in the area more suited for the warmer weather. My wife wore her coat the whole time, which is ridiculous. Otherwise everything was good.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thanks for the feedback about your visit. You're right, our all-season patio was chilly this weekend with the -20 degree temperatures just out side the glass... we're glad the heat stayed on although it was struggling to keep up! We'll certainly use your feedback to look into improving our guests' experiences in the future both with our facility & reservation system. We really appreciate the input & hope you can come back soon for a more comfortable visit. Let me know if I can help! -Leif

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately and our waitress was so friendly! It was our first time and Kona and the food was amazing. For such a busy night our food came out so quickly. It was out in less than 15 minutes. 10/10 experience and i highly recommend Kona to anyone.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thank you so much for the fabulous rating & review! We're very grateful you could take a minute to let us know about your visit- it's what we try to achieve every day here at Kona Grill in Minnetonka. Please come back again soon & have another exceptional experience! Cheers, Leif Bierly Manager minnetonka@konagrill.c om

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us went in for lunch and we’re having appetizers and small entrées of sushi. The servers were excellent and very attentive and the food was prepared and delivered very quickly. Everything tasted great and we had leftovers to bring home. Can’t wait to go again!

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thanks for the wonderful review! We're very happy you could come in and be our guest. Please stop in again soon for another great experience here at Kona Grill in Minnetonka. See you then! Leif Bierly Manager minnetonka@konagrill.co m

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went for my birthday and the food was delicious. Thank you for making my special day spectacular!

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on February 14, 2021

Hi Anonymous, You are so welcome!!! Thank you so much for your awesome review. So glad you decided to spend your birthday with us! Hope to see you soon! Chef Dave and Team Kona

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CARMENS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The quality of the food and sushi needs improvement. The food sits too long waiting to be delivered to table.
The quality of how you are serving a $14 margarita needs to be better.
The wait staff needs to better trained on the wine selections because you are paying again almost $12 for a glass of wine. So it would be nice if the waiter knew more about the selections they offer.
You want customers to return, but there are a few things to consider. I totally understand the challenges of returning during a pandemic is tough, but for the prices of the food and beverages, the service and quality of food does not compare.

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JesseE
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We loved our experience. Had an early Valentine’s Day date night on 2/10/21. Took advantage of the Date Nite special. Great price for a couple on a budget who is looking for a great quality meal. Service was on point as well as the atmosphere. Will definitely return in the future to explore the menu and we will be recommending to friends. Thanks Kona Grill!

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on February 15, 2021

Hi JesseE, We are so glad you stopped in for your early Valentine's Day with us. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this awesome review! We hope to see you soon, if you in next time let a manager know we would love to stop by and say Hello! Chef Dave and Team Kona minnetonka @ konagrill. c o m

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The one issue is we had a reservation and they took walk ups before us. What is the point of making a reservation? We waited 30 minutes after our booked time for a table. Little seating while you wait.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on February 8, 2021

Thank you for providing feedback about your experience on Friday. It is certainly a challenge to honor reservation times with the current state seating capacity guidelines, and we're sorry to hear that you didn't have the best experience getting in the door on our busiest day of the week - we really appreciate everyone's patience during these abnormal times in the restaurant industry. Please reach out if you would like to share more info about your visit. minnetonka@konagrill.co m

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner at Kona! Was most impressed by the kids meal! Came in a bento box and I honestly would’ve enjoyed for myself!

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on February 17, 2021

You're right, that's a great option for kids! It's our pleasure to have delicious food for people of all ages... and a fun way to deliver something great for kids. Thank you very much for taking a minute to leave us this excellent rating & review. Hope to see you in again soon! Thanks again, Leif Bierly Manager minnetonka@konagrill.co m

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Marandes
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Kona grill was quiet and yummy! Our service was slow at first but picked up and we had two servers. I got the Vegas roll and my friend got the pad thai- both great!

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on February 5, 2021

Hi Marandes, Thank you for stopping by! Glad to hear that you enjoyed your freshly-made selections from our menu. Hopefully you'll be our guest again soon. If there is ever anything level of your experience that doesn't quite meet your expectations, please let me or any other member of our management team know and we'll make sure to find a way to make your visit the best it can be while you're here. Thanks again, Leif Bierly Manager minnetonka@konagrill.co m

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vipNicoleK
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service for Sunday all day happy hour. Food was tasty and fresh!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on February 5, 2021

HI Anonymous, Thank you for the super review! Thankyou for being our guest, Hope to see you soon! Chef Dave and Team Kona

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Rissa9797
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fish taco was amazing. We also had prime rib, calamari, crab crunch sushi roll and shrimp tempera roll. Everything tasted great.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on February 2, 2021

Thanks for taking a moment to leave us this nice rating & review! It was our pleasure to have you as a guest and serve all those delicious selections fresh from our scratch kitchen. We hope you can stop in again soon and have some more! See you then, Leif Bierly Manager minnetonka@konagrill.co m

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kristins
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious here, the ambience was wonderful - dj playing fantastic jams and Grace was a wonderful server. Best Kona I have been to yet!

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on February 1, 2021

Hi Kristins, So glad you came out tonight, it was our pleasure to host your evening, thank you for the complement on Grace we love her too, we will pass it along it will make her day! Thank you for being our guest and taking time out of your day to leave us this awesome review!. Hope to see you soon Chef Dave and Team Kona 952 955 9714

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vipDawn
Minneapolis
130 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were happy we had a good experience this time. The last couple of times our food did not settle well.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on January 31, 2021

HI Dawn, So glad to have you out Friday! Thank you so much for your stellar review. We hope to see you soon. As always if there is anything we can do to make your experience better when you are in just ask for Chef Dave! 952 955 9714

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vipWilliamN
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour specials! Delicious, expertly prepared appetizers and entrées. The service was fast, friendly, and safe.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on January 31, 2021

WIlliamN, Super happy you stopped in, I am so glad you enjoyed our selection of appetizers and home made Desserts! Thank you for taking the time to leave us this outstanding review. Hope to see you soon, if you ever need anything just ask for Chef Dave and I will be happy to assist. 952 955 9714

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Mia was great. She was friendly, informative about the food and did not pressure us to order quickly. We’ll be back!

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on January 31, 2021

Hi Anonymous, Thank you so much! We love Mia also, she is awesome. Thank you so much for joining us and taking time our of your day to leave us this awesome review. Hope to see you soon. Chef Dave 952 955 9714

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vipGreatDiningExperience
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great and they did a great job of following COVID protocols.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on January 29, 2021

Thank you very much for your feedback on your experience here at Kona Grill in Minnetonka! We do our best every day to make every experience exceptional while doing what we can to follow all of the guidelines to do our part for the health & safety of guests and staff. We really appreciate the time you took to leave us this excellent review. Hope to see you in again soon! Leif Bierly Manager minnetonka@konagrill.co m

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BernardA
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is simply amazing. I had an amazing, came out on time, and was absolutely delicious. This place is conveniently located and is a gem in Minnesota

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on January 26, 2021

Hi BernardA, WOW! Thank you so much for your glowing review we really appreciate it. It is great to hear from our guests! We hope to see you soon! As always if there is anything we can do to make your next visit as great as this one let us know. Chef Dave minnetonka@ konagrill.co m

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on January 24, 2021

Thank you very much! We're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed these aspects of your visit. Hopefully, you'll be our guest again soon! Thanks again, Leif Bierly Manager minnetonka@konagrill.co m

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pwula
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice to get out again. Really like most meals at Kona.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on January 25, 2021

HI Pwula, We are so thrilled to have you out again! We appreciate the feedback, as always if there is anything we can do next time your in to make your meal extra special please let us know! I saw you checked us off as good for a date, we even have some new dinner for 2 date night specials out Sunday to Wednesday, super tasty items. Chef Dave minnetonka@ konagrill.co m

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JimD
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Easy to make a reservation - we had a great high top in a secluded area. However, it was by a locked side door next to the mall's main doors and throughout our meal, at least 30 people tried to open the door! It was both distracting and comical. The food was good, but the avocado rolls needed some flavor. The macadamia nut chicken was delicious, but the potatoes had zero flavor. Great watermelon margaritas!

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on January 25, 2021

Hi Jim, Thank you for your Feedback!, I will definitely look into the eggs rolls and the mashed potatoes, and make sure that they are bursting with flavor as they should be. I am glad to hear you had a good time! Hope to see you again soon! Chef Dave minnetonka@ konagrill.co m

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DarianP
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The food was excellent. The staff does not yet have a good hold of coronavirus restricts and accommodating guests appropriately.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on January 25, 2021

Hi DarianP, Thank you for your great review! We are working daily with our staff on coronavirus cleanliness, sound like we missed something while you were here I apologize. We have a new sanitation fogger that we are using ever 30 minutes on high contact surfaces, we have installed an ultraviolet HVAC filter system, our staff do daily health/safety checkins, and we fog the entire restaurant every day we have a dedicated staff member for just sanitation every shift. Any details on this 9529559714

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

Can not go wrong with this place. Food is excellent

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on January 21, 2021

Hi Anonymous, We are honored by your spectacular review. Thank you for taking time to leave us some feedback, and thank you for stopping in we are super excited to be back open. Hope to see you soon. Chef Dave

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vipmrgrub
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to unwind and the Kona Big Wave on tap is a plus!

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on January 20, 2021

You're so right! Thanks for letting us know your thoughts about what we have to offer here at Kona Grill in Minnetonka - it's appreciated greatly. We'll keep the Big Wave cold & have one ready the next time you're in! Cheers, Leif Bierly Manager minnetonka@konagrill.co m

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KAB1
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was rather busy for a Sunday afternoon during the Pandemic, so the service was a little slow, but the food was good and the servers were very nice.

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on January 20, 2021

Thank you very much for being our guest on Sunday! You're right, our all day happy hour specials were especially popular last week after the long in-person dining shut down in Minnesota. We worked really hard to make sure that we did our best, but can always do better. Thanks for letting us know your thoughts on your experience - we appreciate the feedback to help us improve in all aspects of service. Hope to see you in again soon, Leif Bierly Manager minnetonka@konagrill.co m

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vipRobinR
Minneapolis
69 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I have always liked Kona Grill - Sunday all day happy hour is awesome. Had a little trouble this time getting things out of the kitchen, and having hot tea. Hoping it just a matter of getting back in the swing again. SO GLAD they are open again!!

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on January 25, 2021

Hi RobinR, Thank you for your Feedback! We are SO GLAD to be back! I will review the ticket times from last night and review proper hot tea procedures with the team! Next time you are in, let me know, I will make sure the team hits it out of the park! Thank you again! Chef Dave minnetonka@ konagrill.co m

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, great service... I don’t think much more has to be said! We love eating at Kona Grill! The food is always delicious and fresh. Get the avocado egg rolls as an app for sure! Thanks for the fun time!

Kona Grill - Minnetonka
Responded on January 20, 2021

You're welcome! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoy what we have to offer here at Kona Grill in Minnetonka so much. Thank you for taking the time to let us know... hope to have you in as our guest again soon! Cheers, Leif Bierly Manager minnetonka@konagrill.co m

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Kona Grill - Minnetonka is rated 4.6 stars by 615 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.