About Kona Grill - Boise
Please Note: Kona Grill can not reserve patio seating.
Kona Grill offers diners freshly prepared food, personalized service, and a warm contemporary ambiance that creates an exceptional, yet affordable dining experience. The diverse menu includes a wide variety of mainstream American dishes, as well as a variety of entrees and appetizers with an international influence. Specialties include Baked Sea Bass in a miso-sake marinade, Filets, Almond Crusted Pork Tenderloin, and Kona Grill's signature dish - Macadamia Nut Chicken. Kona Grill also features an award-winning sushi menu containing all of the traditional favorites plus several unique dishes created by talented sushi chefs.
Contemporary American, Sushi
Hours of Operation:
Mon - Thurs: 11a-10p
Fri - Sat: 11a-11p
Eagle Rd & Fairview Ave
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Kona Grill - Boise Ratings and Reviews
Food wasn't cooked to order, and when I ...
Food wasn't cooked to order, and when I got a new plate the burger had no flavor and was missing the bacon that I paid extra for. The french fries were more like bits and pieces rather than full size fries. I won't be eating here again.
Server got many things wrong with my hus ...
Server got many things wrong with my husband's order. Even managed to mess up his water (put tap water in this cup of soda water when he went to refill it). Served an entirely different dish than what was ordered and didn't take it off the price of our tab.
Every single time I've been there with m ...
Every single time I've been there with more than 5 people the delay on when we get the food and when we are checked on to refill drinks has been ridiculous...
We had 10 people and there was hardly anybody in the restaurant at that time. A group of 4 people sat down and ordered a good 15 minutes after we had placed our order and they received their food about 20 BEFORE we did...
This isn't the first time this has happened...
Our waiter was present, but not overbear ...
Our waiter was present, but not overbearing. He was knowledgeable and friendly as well. The drinks were spectacular and the food was perfectly adequate. As someone with food allergies, I thought the menu could've been clearer. The clam chowder had carrots, which weren't listed on the menu and which aren't a common addition to clam chowder (and which happen to be a food I'm allergic to). Also, combining nuts and seeds in the same menu notation is a little confusing. I'm allergic to lots of nuts, so in instances where the notation is referring to sesame seeds on the side dish, the notation acted as a deterrent for me because I assumed that it had nuts (until I asked the waiter what the nuts/seeds were in the different dishes that had the notation). The jambalaya was very good, but wasn't strictly jambalaya. Overall, my companion and I had a good dinner and are likely to return.
Excellent food & setting, disappointing server
We've been to Kona Grill several times when visiting from out of town. The drinks, food and atmosphere were excellent though our server, Haven, was not up to Kona Grill's standards. He was friendly (when we could get his attention), but made several mistakes throughout the meal.
For starters, we asked for a side salad instead of fries with one meal (happy to pay for the swap), but his reaction was more appropriate if we asked for a side of lobster for free. All four of us actually thought he was joking (he wasn't). He specifically asked if he should bring the salad early, and my friend replied that she wanted it with her meal. So the salad arrives 20 mins before our food, yet ketchup and mustard took at least 15 minutes to track down after the food arrived. My sashimi was smoked salmon instead of fresh salmon. Half the table ordered a second drink. I didn't, but he brought me one any way. He quickly took it away, but any other server would have left it (for free) to avoid the awkwardness. Also, we had to ask for water refills several times.
We all make mistakes, but after the first few I expected him to pay a little more attention. The rest of the wait staff was super responsive in his absence. The last straw was how long it took to get our check. He was laughing it up with the diners at the table next to us, yet couldn't make eye contact with us when he rushed by our table. I will probably return to Kona Grill, but I won't sit in Haven's section.
Wasn't super impressed with the menu, t ...
Wasn't super impressed with the menu, there isn't a lot to choose from.. I don't remember exactly what I ordered but I do remember it was pretty greasy and I didn't eat too much of it.. The dessert was also a bit subpar as compared to what I would expect coming out of a restaurant like that.. over all, food needs work. Next time I'll stick with Yard House.
Great Food! Too loud :(
Food was great. All four of us ordered something different and everyone had an outstanding meal. Great flavors & presentation. Atmosphere way too loud. I could not even hear the person sitting right in front of me/facing me, speaking right at me.
Ashley was Awesome
While our Pad Thai was a little underwhelming, the chicken was burned, the rest of our meal was fantastic. Our server Ashley was great...friendly, personable, and very helpful. We didn't mention the Pad Thai to her but I'm sure she would have taken it back and brought us back a new serving.
We celebrated my daughter's birthday here. Had a great waiter and the food was excellent! We had a broad spectrum of food ranging from sushi to steak and all entrees were excellent.
Definitely will be back and recommend Kona for anyone who has a celebration or just great food.
The salmon was extremely over cooked. I ...
The salmon was extremely over cooked. I did not complain or send it back, but when the manager asked about the meal and I told him, he was apologetic and offered a free dessert. I appreciate his attempt to make the situation right.
Great Pre-Movie Dinner
As a group of four, we enjoyed dinner, wine, beer, and dessert before heading to the movies. The restaurant was bustling on a Saturday night, but we were still able to have a conversation without being drowned out by the restaurant. Overall delicious food (try the Snickers pie!), good portion sizes, and great service!
Took forever to get lunch food for a group of 7
Took forever to get lunch food for a group of 7 and the portions were much smaller than expected and compared to other restaurants. The quality and taste of the food was excellent, just expensive and a long wait time.
Excellent food but ...
The food is always very good. Most the folks that work at Kona are very nice and very caring and responsive. A bar drink was forgotten and we had to ask twice ... things happen. All appetizers were put on my bill when some should have been split out. The hostess was a bit of a 'super model' type with an air of 'snobiness.'
Overall we enjoy Kona Grill. The manager is fantastic we've always had very good experiences with the staff.
Drinks are a bit too watered-down though.
A GREAT BIRTHDAY!
Celebrated our son's 47th birthday here and what a wonderful evening. Great service, even better food, care for details to make our dining special. AND, a crème brulee for dessert for the birthday man. (No he did not have to share! We ordered one too. And NO singing by the wait staff!!!!) This was our first visit to Kona, but we will be back.
The wait staff was very kind, and my interview went well. I was able to hire a partner for my check for cancer clinic within a professional and relaxing atmosphere. The food tastes delicious, and I would definitely recommend this location for business meetings of any kind.
It's good food if you can wait
The alcoholic drinks were great and they are flexible with making drinks that are not on the menu. The appetizer, which happened to be dumplings, came quick and were great. We decided to order sushi for our entree and we had to wait 1 hour after the appetizer to get it. It was great sushi, it just took very long.
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