Kona Grill - North Star

4.6
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$30 and under
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American
Welcome to Kona Grill at North Star Mall, a premier shopping destination in San Antonio, TX, and home to the largest cowboy boot sculpture. 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 on our shaded patio 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 flare. 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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San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great good and service as always! Definitely one of our favorite spots!

TA
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food and very friendly staff, but it took along time for drinks and food- especially during lunch hour.

CS
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Drinks and food took way longer than normal to get. One entree was forgotten then when it finally came out it was wrong.

RD
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very noisy but food was great!

CH
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We are frequent customers of Kona Grill. We're from Maryland and always went to the one in Baltimore. This was our first time in San Antonio and the restaurant did not disappoint. We were celebrating our anniversary and had a great dinner.

D
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed my visit! Food, service & atmosphere! I would definitely return.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First experience at Kona Grill. Very pleased with every aspect of the visit. Excellent service. Great Food. Terrific atmosphere. Highly recommend this establishment.

LB
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alex was one of the best servers I've had in a while. Great hire Kona!!!!

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

Confusing to enter after the mall has closed. Music was very loud. My wife and daughter enjoyed their sushi rolls and salad but my son and I both really disliked the tampura fried chicken sandwich we ordered, although the sweet potatoe fries were good. Dinner for four with soft drinks and one shared appetizer was over $100 with the tip. The menu I felt was overpriced considering the many options when dining out.

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

Worst experience at a dining restaurant! Was there for Mother’s Day and to mame the story short, the service and overall communication with the waiting staff and management was horrendous that we ended up leaving before ordering any drinks which took half an hour to even get the chance to do so, on a fairly slow Sunday night(Mother’s Day)!

So bad we left and went to our typical dining restaurant! SoLuna on Broadway.

OT
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place.is growing on me. Sushi was better than I expected.

JP
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Quality service and excellent food. Made a reservation and party was seated promptly upon arrival.

OT
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

It was hard to hear the other person @ the table without leaning in to hear... Service was ok... nothing to return for... shame because we enjoy their La Cantera location

OT
Hanover
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Flat bread on the menu now?!
Always good sushi but they’re modifying the menu.
Not sure I’ll go back since the sushi choices have been severely reduced.

JA
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Good food, great atmosphere but service wasn’t great. There were about 10 tables being served outside of the bar and we were always having to track our waiter Ramon down. Took about 15 min just to get our ticket and another 15 minutes for him to come back so we could pay. Unacceptable

S
San Antonio
40 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was good and food was great. Left there feeling full and satisfied!

AP
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was great. Barely ever saw our waitress. No refills the entire time until we were ready for the bill she then offered.

DW
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Love this place but this time the chicken was over cooked

F
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 5

I would definitely go to the one at La Cantera. The bartenders were rude, and the service was awful.

PS
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great employees, all made my evening joyful! Thank you!

BE
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

We were a party ot 3. 2 of us received our meal before we saw the appetizers we ordered so we sent the appetizers back. 1 of us didn't even receive his meal until the other 2 were completely done with their meal. Food was great but service was lousy. I would recommend kona grill but with a warning.

OT
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I have never had such poor service. Brought my dish missing the vegetable. Also told me that my pasta was corn. Took forever every time he came to the table. Seemed more interested in serving the tables around us. Not sure I will go back after this meal.

J
Dallas
73 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The restaurant is located in the North Star Mall, unless you are familiar with the mall it’s difficult to get to. The parking is very limited and crazy! They do have valet parking but also very difficult to access.

AR
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

Food was great. No doubt about that. Ambiance was loud and our server was horrible. Ended up complaining to management and they did give us a discount on our bill, but it should have not gotten as bad as it did. We ordered appetizers, took about 30 minutes to get, when it finally came it was the wrong item. It was corrected quickly. Then when we got the correct appetizer, server did not provide silverware. We sat and waited for server to come back around for 5 minutes, reminded the server and he walked off to get them and we observed him taking other orders and serving other guests at which point we just started eating with our hands and when I saw him look our way I reminded him and he finally brought silverware. We ordered our main courses and again after waiting 30 to 40 minutes, orders came out wrong. Folks at the table next to us were having same issues and eventually the server was replaced.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Definitely a place to check out.

OT
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Very good except our server. Well our first server. Second server was great

FL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very welcoming and accommodating. They too were very attentive.

MA
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Our order had multiple issues. This is not usually the normal environment

PH
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I was very disappointed with the whole dining experience at this restaurant. We had a table of four and three of us received our food while my son waited another 10 minutes before he got his, and then only because I had to ask our waitress where it was. Once we did have our food, it was not that good and certainly not worth the price. We will definitely not be returning to this restaurant.

C
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Not a good experience the food was not that good, parking beyond horrible!

TH
San Antonio
22 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

They have a great happy hour. The best in town for food and drinks. The server should have been more attentive to us in my opinion.

NA
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the Kona tenderloin and it was the best. Also had a margarita made with Codigo 1530 tequila and that was so smooth and delicious. I love this place and will return soon.

AS
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was amazing! The service could have been better. Our waiter wasn’t very attentive.

GM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were exceptional! They have great appetizers and sangrias!

RB
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Horrible service, waited at table for 12 minutes before a waiter even bothered to show up, got worse from there. Sushi was warm, mushy. Do not go here.

BR
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I would absolutely not recommend this restaurant to anyone. Our server was nice but it must have been his first day on the job because he messed up our order a few times. We ordered two rolls of sushi and some other items. the server forgot to put in an order for one of the sushi rolls and we received the sushi roll 30 minutes later after the rest of the table had finished eating. When the check came we respectfully ask that the forgotten sushi roll be removed from the check the server said I will get my manager. As a manager approached our table she proceeded to say that she could give us 50% off the roll because we had eaten it. She seemed very unapologetic and after further deliberation we said this is unacceptable and that the role should be taken off. the fact the manager was so rude and insisted that we pay 50% off this is unacceptable and we will never be back to Kona grill

R
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valet parking would be very nice and convenient. The food is exquisite and we will definitely be returning.

B
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This was a date night. Arrived on time. Took 10 minutes before anyone came to seat us. When they did they sat us all the way in a back in a corner and forgot we were there. We walked out and went across the hall to the cheesecake factory. Go there. Better atmosphere and food. We were seated and served in 5 minutes.

s
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Food was terrible. I has the beef stir fry that has small bits of some type of.meat with stringy something in the dish. Theu were out of three of the main appetizers. Love Kona before, never to return at North Star.

r
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food as expected. Our server was great - he's very genuinely friendly, funny and attentive. Food arrive at a good pace. I had the sea bass and my partner had the salmon. They both were great choices. We will definitely come back again.

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