Kona Grill - North Star

4.4
208 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 208 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.3
service
4.4
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4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JenP
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a brand new server, but had he not told us we would never have known. He was very attentive and polite. The kitchen staff was quick and the food was excellent. Will definitely visit again soon.

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Jeanette
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was amazing, great service. Food is always fresh!

JP
JenP
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food & hostess were great. Our server was very forgetful, did not stop to check on us and we had to keep flagging her down for service. Overall it was a good experience. The only thing that could have been better was the service.

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TomN
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food !! Overall very happy! Great ambience!! The place was lively cheerful!! Every one very happy! Drinks were good! Host was excellent!! Will be back again!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious. The only negative was that we got our salads and a few minutes later, our main entrees. I didn’t get to enjoy the salad cause my eyes went straight to the main entree. Overall, my girlfriend was happy so I was happy. Thank you.

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LauraB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service provided was excellent. The waiter set the tone of comfort and willing to ensure we were satisfied with our meal. I will definitely come back and recommend this restaurant to others.

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Frenchie
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great spot! The happy hour is great for date night or catching up with friends, my favorite from the happy hour menu is the fish tacos and crab crunch sushi roll! So delicious every time

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VanessaM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The food was really good but the service was bad. It was the first time for some of my friends and they were not happy with the service

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FoxxyB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

food did not come off the serving line at a time in a timely manner which meant it was lukewarm when we received it. The rice was old and hard, we had to send it back. I must say they did remake one of the plates and it came out much better and hot.

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AdriL
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so fun and friendly and really went above and beyond to provide excellent service!!!!

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JasonQ
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Had to wait though even though we made a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I do not recall our waitress’ name, but She was amazing & so prompt.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very polite and the food tasted great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dads Birthday

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NikT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Brunch experience. The food was delicious and the service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and fast service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Set a reservation for 9:45pm. Arrived early and waited until 10:30pm to be seated...
Parties that arrived to Kona later than us were seated before us. I understand that we had a larger party and there was a wait for us to be seated, but isn’t the point of having a reservation to have a confirmed table in the restaurant?
We waited for almost an hour past our reservation time and we STILL didn’t have a table. The only reason why we had a table in our section was because members from our party repeatedly asked questions about when we would be seated! We were told in 2 separate occasions that it would take 20 minutes to clean a table and have it ready so we could be seated. I’m not one to complain and I understand that life happens, but that was ridiculous.
The tables were spaced out apart due to COVID-19 and they made us a spot right next to another party, which showed that weren’t supposed to be seated where we were. Either our reservation was forgotten or there was never enough room for our party to eat.
I frequently go to Kona, I’m very disappointed with the customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server Tyler was awesome. Atmosphere was great. There was an odd scent on the patio area where we sat, but it wasn't too bothersome. Overall, we enjoyed our visit.

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SteveT
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and happy hour great will be back again

NI
NICOLEw
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was great loved our waitress she took great care of us

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Meka
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food,Excellent service awesome atmosphere it was so great...They did a really good job with the whole
Covid seating...I LOVE LOVE KONA GRILL

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was amazing and reverse happy hour was good!

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Lena
San Antonio
18 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good and fulfilling, the location was great, the décor was nice, the drinks were tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

I specifically requested a seat in the patio and was told that it would be a 30 minute wait even with my reservation. I made a reservation for a reason and it was not honored

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FoxxyB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we celebrated our 26th anniversary, first time visit. the music was great, our server was very helpful in making drink/food choices. And going thru Open table we did not have to wait.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent. Bree was our waitress and she was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. We went and sat on the patio, music was awesome, food was amazing and my fiancé got to watch NBA as well. It was a perfect date night!

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RaquelB
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Kona is a great vibe with good eats. The drinks weren’t that great and our waitress was horrible

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Raymond
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything was good!! Had to still wait 20 mins even with a reservation, but without one the wait would had been 45 mins to an hour!! Great music good drinks and food!

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FrankG
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Friday night at Kona Grill was an excellent brilliant time with my significant other. We enjoyed music with savory drinks and delicious food. The staff was fantastic. we could not have enjoyed a better night. We went in with anticipation, as this was our 1st outing in this new normal. We are excited to return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and our server was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Almost a perfect experience! Two things, first, the server must have been new because he kept forgetting things. We had no utensils or napkins and had to ask a couple of times. He wasn’t very accommodating whenever he made errors, simply made excuses. He wasn’t rude, just needs more experience in service. Second, we arrived near the start of Happy Hour, realizing that initial order may be charged at regular price, we hoped because we received our order after Happy Hour began, we would be charged accordingly. Not the case, which seemed less courteous than one would hope, especially considering the less than favorable service. All things considered, I would definitely return and recommend to friends.

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StevenR
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

RJ was fantastic and the food, as always, was GREAT

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Mahanm
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Service wasnt that great, took a while for us to get seated (even with reservations). Then we were seated right next to the DJ booth. Table and seat needed to be cleaned still. I dont normally submit reviews, food was awesome though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I had such a fun Saturday evening , bartender was super friendly and the drinks were amazing. Definitely coming back .

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NancyA
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone is super friendly. Very clean and didn't even wait that long for our food to come out

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience here! The food and drinks were well and came out in a timely manner. It was my friends first time and she loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was absolutely amazing. Service was very kind just not very attentive. Very loud hard to hear anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love this place

FAQs

Kona Grill - North Star offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (210) 998-7601.

Kona Grill - North Star is rated 4.4 stars by 208 OpenTable diners.

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.

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