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Kona Grill - Baltimore

4.2
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1801 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Welcome to Kona Grill Baltimore, at the Inner Harbor downtown, next door to the Baltimore Convention Center. Enjoy your local paradise after work, before an event, or after touring the harbor. Fresh, wild caught fish is brought in daily to craft award-winning sushi, while contemporary American entrees are prepared from scratch in-house. Happy hour on the beautiful, temperature controlled patio, which overlooked the Baltimore Grand Prix, is a must. And don’t leave until you’ve tried one of the handcrafted cocktails, ice cold draft beer, or a glass of wine selected from the extensive drink menu. The restaurant’s diverse menu and unique ambience 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 1801 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCandraH
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I made a reservation online for 10:45pm. I called the restaurant to make sure they were still taking reservations, I was told we will see you soon. When my friend and I arrived, we were told that the restaurant was closing in 10 min. They had to seat us because I showed a copy of my call log that showed the time I spoke with the restaurant. I was told by the lady at the front desk that was the call center that got the call. They rushed us to our seat, we had to order in 2 minutes. No napkins, a dirty wine glass and a bad experience overall. I am here visiting and will not recommend this to others who may visit the area.

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Danni
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience5

I visited with a group of 5. We ordered chicken and shrimp stir fry. I had no shrimp and little chicken. The same was true of my friends. The server worked quick to remedy the situation and gave us drinks on the house. I will return, I just hope it will be better portions next time.

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LaurieS
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Th service was terrible but the assistant manager was amazing. Tiesha James was very attentive and responsive to our concerns and needs. Her waitstaff however should follow her professionalism and customer centered care.

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CocoT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, and drink specials. Late night happy hours are at an amazing value.

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GrishaeB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was great. Dessert was amazing!! We would definitely go back!

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DBean
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We booked a table for outdoor seating. It wasn't actually outdoors. The area we were seated in was a patio-esque area enclosed by large windows with a roof that looked like rafters covered by a removable cover. So, perhaps when the weather is more amenable, this space is truly outdoors. But, I think it was unfair of them to advertise the area as outdoors when, truly, it was not.
There was a DJ, not wearing a mask, in this area with tables spaced apart, but the flow of traffic was pretty constant and there was very little time when I felt truly social-distanced here. The staff, aside from the DJ, were diligent about their masks, but the patrons (for the most part) were not. The service was excellent. The noise level was quite high and constant, which made conversation nearly impossible.
The food was fantastic! I can't really praise the food highly enough. We ordered the yellowtail jalapeno yuzu appetizer and were blown away. We ordered two regular sushi rolls (spicy yellowtail and spicy crunchy tuna) and one fancy roll (Yamada). They were all 100% delicious, although the Yamada wasn't perfectly rolled.
The sake menu was pretty extensive and we ordered both house sake (warm) and asian pear sake (chilled). They were lovely and expertly served.
Overall, I would definitely return. The quality of food and service ourweighed the detriments. However, I would absolutely try to go on a quieter night.

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ShamonyaT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We cam for a happy hour our first time we love the drink s and def the food my husband talks about it all day since we left from the restaurant. Great customer service. It was overall wonderful

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sherylp
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED THIS PLACE DEFINITELY RECOMMEND!!!! STAFF IS AMAZING

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Colleen
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice atmosphere and outstanding service.

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QCQC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was phony our server seemed lost the whole time and the food wasn’t good and wasn’t even that hot.

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Deja
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The waitress wasn’t helpful. Constantly leaving the table and ignoring people when trying to get her attention to take orders. She didn’t even check in to see if people needs thing

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CliftonL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Kona Grill, the food was GREAT! Best sushi I’ve ever eaten! The server was great, very friendly and the manager checked on us from time to time.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, waiter was on point and very attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Wonderful food and drinks. I think they have less staff than usual. Besides slow service everything else was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The waiter forgot about us in his own word. But at least he was honest. He said he would give us a free drink next visit but didn't take off anything this visit. I was very disappointed in his service.

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NikellB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and drinks were very good as well as the ambience. Service was ok but could have been better. It was a holiday weekend though.

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PraneethC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great value. Went in for dinner and drinks on Saturday night and was pleasantly surprised by the Happy Hour menu. Kona sliders are a MUST here

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We enjoyed dinner during the covid pandemic indoors on a Saturday evening. There was live DJ music outdoors which was somewhat loud but not interfering with the meal indoors. We were somewhat deceived by pricing on the menu as we had to scan a QR code which defaulted to the lunch menu pricing, and one of our dishes (Macadamia Nut Chicken) was actually about $5 more on the dinner menu which we found out when we received the check. Our waitress pointed out the mistake from the e-menu but this was somewhat disappointing when we had set a budget. Otherwise, delicious food and would come back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Just not a great experience at all. Hostess was not focused on greeting us. Table was uneven and when ice melted my wife’s water glass slid off the table and broke by her feet. No one ever apologized or addressed it. The Tuna was red and Gray which ruined my appetite. The waiter was the best thing about the visit. Will not be back

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NatoyaW
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Food was not good at all. They changed up the menu and the chicken satay was under cooked. The steak was tough and tasted really bland. The pork fried rice had pork sausage and pineapples in it and was just a really weird combination.
The server was nice but really busy she seemed new or was filling in for someone else. We made a reservation for 9:45 on a Sunday and they called to inform us that they closed at 10:00 and asked if we wanted an earlier reservation which was ok but I just felt like they just really wanted us to come earlier so that the employees wouldn’t have to stay later than 10 but I guess I can understand. I will not be eating there again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was fantastic and the ambiance was great. Felt safe while dining at Kona.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it food is fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. He picked our whole meal for us and it was awesome. Really enjoyed our time here

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MrsAngel
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven't been to Kona Grill since the pandemic. The atmosphere was live, friendly, welcoming, energetic, and good vibes as usual. Staff was courteous, patient and professional. I made reservation again for the very next day and kona did great with social distancing seating. Please bring back turkey burgers at downtown Baltimore location

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JohnG
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience3

The food was past the point of being cold. 10 minutes later after being heated up it was all but dried out and over cooked .
Basically since I’ve been going there it’s gotten worse and worse .

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on August 23, 2020

John, Thank you for taking the time out to review our restaurant and sorry to hear about your recent experience at our restaurant. I wanted to get some more details, if i could. If you can email me at GM.baltimore@konagrill.comor call (410)244-8994. Warmest regards, Alla Nyshporuk

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Manager accommodated us last minute. Very nice of him.
Quick service and decent ambiance.

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TaylorJ
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We made a 10:30 reservation at Kona Grill. When we arrived the server brought water then it took quite a while for us to have someone to come back at take the rest of out drink and food order. Our server was very friendly but service was a bit slow and the overall quality of the food and drinks was very poor

- I ordered a mojito and got a mule
- The calamari was extremely overcooked and unseasoned
- The Old Fashion and the Mojito were pretty good
- We ordered 2 steaks(medium) that took an hour to come out and they came out medium well and well done. We sent the steaks back and they both came out unseasoned and still overcooked
- The manager came by and asked if our food came out better and we told him that it did not he said that he would let the chef know and walked away without seeing if there was any way to resolve our issue. After our server came to bring us our check we asked for the manager to come back over he remained very unhelpful and it was well after midnight so we left hungry without our food being fixed.

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vipJohn
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Salmon was excellent. Drinks were excellent. Calamari was highly disappointing (too lightly cooked and not very well seasoned). Service was excellent. Outdoor patio was great (would've been excellent without the flies).

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vipLisaS
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Covid dining lots of menu options. Usual sushi and roll options but taste was spot on. Nice wine menu and cocktails too

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I don’t have any complaints at all. Service was swift, and food was good. I wish they would’ve done something to acknowledge my daughter’s birthday (she had on a birthday crown and sash), but since I didn’t request it I certainly can’t hold it against them.

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SimoneD
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The dining experience was great and the menu items for restaurant week was top notch

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riaC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, kind service!

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on August 4, 2020

Ria, Thank you so much for this 5-star review. We appreciate you being our guests and helping to share the word about us. Alla Nyshporuk, Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Restaurant week ... they sat us outside and mice were everywhere outside

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AliHarvey1
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress, clean table and good food. We’ll be back again soon!! Thank you!!

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on July 29, 2020

Thank You for a 5 star review Alishia! We look forward to providing you with another great experience on your next visit. Warmest Regards Tiesha James, AM

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vipCocoT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food, drinks, music and very friendly staff. They took great COVID precautions.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great place

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Tender Tina was simply amazing!

Kona Grill - Baltimore
Responded on July 26, 2020

Thank you for your 5 starts review, We look forward to seeing you in future. Alla Nyshporuk, Manager

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vipArty
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setup for covid dining outside, we had lunch. The music was pretty loud, I asked them to turn it down, they did so right away. Enjoyable place.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Food came out of order. Waitress was rushing and she dropped glassware. Brought me my check too early.

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Kona Grill - Baltimore is rated 4.2 stars by 1801 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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