About Kona Grill - Tampa
Kona Grill offers diners freshly prepared food, personalized service & 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 & appetizers with an international influence. Specialties include Baked Sea Bass in a miso-sake marinade, Almond Crusted Pork Tenderloin, & 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
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We do offering Catering. Contact the restaurant for information.
There is an adjacent lot next to PWC that you can also park at if our lot is full.
We offer valet parking Friday and Saturday nights.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Kona Grill - Tampa Ratings and Reviews
The service was horrible. There were 7 o ...
The service was horrible. There were 7 of us celebrating my birthday and all new to Kona grill. Our appetizers came before our water, our dessert was melting. Our checks were incorrect and our waitress was not knowledgeable about the menu. The manager did try to resolve some issues and we apologetic but she was laughing and smiling the entire time we were explaining our grievances.
After specifying to the server (when the ...
After specifying to the server (when they finally showed up to the table) we both had seafood allergies, my husband was served rice with shrimp in it. That led to an early departure of course.
While the manager was apologetic and collected name, phone # we never heard from them again.
Also noteworthy ... the service was poor and I'm being kind.
The food and the atmosphere were very ni ...
The food and the atmosphere were very nice. The waiter that served our party of 8 was a little slow and had to be reminded of several items throughout the evening. We asked a waiter passing our table after our waiter went MIA for a bit to take our group photo and he was a little perturbed despite the fact that the restaurant was NOT busy...
Service was good, restaurant is beautifu ...
Service was good, restaurant is beautiful, but the calamari was dry and flavorless. This is not a deal breaker thought. This restaurants happy hour is very nice and food is good. One complain from one experience does not define this place.
I'm sorry I would not recommend this pla ...
I'm sorry I would not recommend this place to anyone. We were seated near the kitchen across from the sushi bar and on the kitchen windows there were tons of flies. We were completely annoyed the food was not even hot when it was brought to our table. Our waitress didn't have a clue on recommending any good meals and she doesn't eat there and kept disappearing. What a disappointing evening, we couldn't wait to leave.
I came to Kona for my birthday with my f ...
I came to Kona for my birthday with my family. The service was spectacular, and the restaurant wasn't crowded or noisy. We went on a Saturday afternoon. I ordered the dragon roll; it was delicious. I would recommend this restaurant to just about anyone.
We went for my wife's birthday. She love ...
We went for my wife's birthday. She loved the food, service, environment, friendly and helpful waitress . It was mid afternoon and it was perfect for us. Yes we will tell friends about our experience there. Thank you!
We like the food so much we would like to let the chef knows, it was exquisite.
Food was ok. There were two very large g ...
Food was ok. There were two very large groups there, so it was extremely loud and everyone who wasn't a part of the groups had their food delayed. It took over a half hour just to get drinks and another half hour to get appetizers. Food was ok, nothing special to write about. We expected better.
Appetizer: potstickers, were just ok not ...
Appetizer: potstickers, were just ok not that impressed. Dinner: I had the macadamia nut covered chicken, huge amounts of food. Delicious! My fiancée had the lobster Mac and cheese and it was literally only a side portion. Loved the butter cake for dessert. Overall, was very happy with our decision to try this place will definetly go back.
Great, with some ambiance things to make it better
Overall, no big complaints. Areas of improvement all have to do with the sunlight shining into the place in the late afternoon / early evening. Bar area is too bright, and the sun makes it warm in that area. Sitting at a booth in the center, the sun was shining through the windows and blinding my table for about 15 minutes at a certain point. Beyond the sunlight and the indoor temperature, the sushi was very fresh and the steak was fantastic.
We ordered our appetizer and before we e ...
We ordered our appetizer and before we even had a chance to touch it another waiter came out with all of our meals. Then the waitress came and cleared 2 of our parties plates while the other was still finishing her dinner and asked for dessert orders. It seemed as though they were rushing us to get out from the moment we got there. Food was good and the waitress was nice but service all of the food at once and asking for dessert orders before the entire table is finished is not proper dinner etiquette.
We got there at 5:30. We were given a c ...
We got there at 5:30. We were given a choice of Happy Hour in the bar/outside area or sitting in the dining room. Unfortunately, happy hour drink/food specials are only in the bar. This was disappointing.
The pot stickers had stuffing that (I swear) had the texture and flavor of Cat Food. Their Jambalaya has plenty of "heat", but the pieces are cut a little to small. The highlight of the meal was the Brisket Burger with Bacon Jam. Unfortunately it's only on the "Seasonal" Menu, so it might not be there unless you hurry. It should be a permanent item on the menu.
While the ambiance is nice -- its sort of dark.
Service was outstanding. Strangely, the red wine by the glass came out warm, almost like a cup of tea that had been sitting out for a little while, hotter than room temperature. We found out that the chiller was broken, a surprise to our server, and they chilled the glasses after that. Otherwise, a great time and the food was terrific. Being able to head to Davidoff afterward for a cigar tied the package together.
Special Family Night ...
Outstanding sushi, sashimi and rolls. Very large selection and discernible quality. Quiet, 1/4 full dining room on a Monday. Our service was outstanding. We ordered across the menu. Sea Bass and Mahi Mahi were highlights. Wine list could be more extensive, but good values.
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