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Kona Grill - Tampa, Tampa, FL

Kona Grill - Tampa

3.8
3.8
2179 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Welcome to Kona Grill Tampa, located at MetWest International in the heart of Tampa’s Westshore Business District, across from International Plaza. Kona Grill is a classic American Grill with great steak and seafood - complemented by the best choice of sushi and margaritas at any grill in America. Kona Grill features a global menu of contemporary American favorites, award-winning sushi, and specialty craft cocktails in a polished, casual atmosphere. From brunch & lunch to dinner & happy hour, the restaurant offers a range of freshly prepared dishes from the grill, seasonal menu items and fan-favorite dishes across all dayparts. Kona Grill offers both indoor and outdoor patio dining at all its locations, $3, $6, $9 happy hour offered weekdays & NEW weekend brunch, guided by a passion for quality food and exceptional service.


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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 2:00 pm–6:00 pm Mon–Thu 9:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:30 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (813) 877-5938

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Dan Padilla

  • Catering

    Catering available for delivery & pickup through EZ Cater at: https://www.ezcater.com/catering/kona-grill-tampa

  • Private party facilities

    Call the restaurant and ask for any manager and they can help you with your requests and reservations over 12 guests.

  • Neighborhood

    Tampa

  • Parking details

    There is an adjacent lot next to PWC that you can also park at if our lot is full.<br /><br />We offer valet parking Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Kona Grill Date Night

    $39.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    The search is over for the PERFECT DATE NIGHT! Make your reservation for DATE NIGHT at Kona Grill, offered every Sunday through Wednesday for $39 per person. This special menu features your choice of 1 of the 3 listed signature starters, Ribeye Meatballs or Lobster Toast or Ribeye Sliders. Followed by your choice of 2 of the 4 listed entrees, Sweet-Chili Glazed Salmon or Big Island Ribeye or Korean 5-Spiced Ribs or Assorted Sushi Board. Finishing your night off with NY Cheesecake & a shot of Bailey’s. Add a bottle of Lunetta Prosecco, Chateau St. Michelle Chardonnay, or Two Vines Cabernet for $25.

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What 2,179 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. B

    Bret

    West Palm Beach

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Food was delicious but the service was not good. Never got our appetizer—she forgot about it. She didn’t bring refills. It took over an hour for our food to come out.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service5ambience4
    The appetizers and sides were good. The ambiance is nice and the service was slow but she was good. The main entrees were not good at all. The lemon garlic pasta was pure lemon. Way too much lemon. The NY strip was over cooked and not good quality. The prime rib was atrocious. There is no way that was a prime rib. If it was, it is the lowest quality of prime rib. It felt more like chopped steak. We will never return there. The white wine is $9.99 online and they charge $44.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Seated at table that wasn’t clean, not enclosed chairs for the number in my party, waited 30+ min for a server to even approach the table. I will not return
  4. r

    rsocr

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Sorry, food came out barely warm and green beans looked liked they were microwaved.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    I had a reservation at 1:30 the woman who was on the front as a greeting person did even say Happy Birthday and I had put down on the reservation it was for a birthday …they didn’t even bother to look one of my friends had to tell the waitress ….Food was excellent service was okay not sure if I’ll be going back for a birthday celebration maybe for another occasion.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Made a reservation but table not ready - they ended up putting us outside where there were heat lamps but it was still cold. Food took really long time and one or two entries at a time at 5 minutes apart. One of the pad Thai orders had no noodles in it. It was explained they ran out and a “substitute” was used. Two shrimp dinners contained the smallest shrimp I have ever seen. Not a good night for Kona Grill
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Loud DJ music ruined the normal ambiance… Service slower than usual..
  8. AL

    AngieL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience1
    Well, Kona on a weekend is quite different then it used to be. If you're okay spending $22 per sushi roll while listening to the cupid shuffle, guest singing sweet Caroline, and numerous cheesy wedding songs during your time - then you will love it here. There were children behind us playing the drums on our head rest with chopsticks, and lots of trash under the tables. Service was the best thing about the evening. Arrived at 6:45, we were sat and then greeted immediately by Jada who kept our drinks full and made great suggestions. Ordered pretty quickly and food arrived long after, right before 8:30 - which wouldn't have bothered us one bit if it were executed correctly. But of course, 2 of 4 entrees were ice cold and the other 2 seemed like they may have been sitting under a hot lamp as the top was extra crispy and the bottom was cold. Hottest thing on the table was the side of fries. We were really bummed that we spend our Friday evening and money here, our out of town guests said they felt like we were at an adult chuck e cheese. Kinda embarrassed we suggested it. Maybe a good place to take a family, but not so much if your trying to have a nice evening out and adult conversations
  9. KW

    KarenW

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    We had a reservation but when we got there they said they were overbooked and they did seat us at a dirty table near the kitchen . Service very slow. Food mediocre. Won’t go back!
  10. F

    For2please

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The staff was friendly and attentive. Excellent happy hour menu with a variety of cocktails and small shareable appetizers. The drinks and food came out as ordered and within a reasonable time. Always a plus on a busy weekend night. The only thing we noticed was the carpet smelled dirty and wet.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    kelsey was the best server i’ve had!!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Had a birthday celebration and waited forever for drinks… to order appetizer… kept coming back to tell us they were out of items, no sea bass, no wagyu, no steak sauce… first calamari was delicious, second order was salty and no one could eat it, kids rice was dry and hard… overall bad experience especially for birthday celebration.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    First things first, I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE. Here's why... We went last night (Saturday, January 21, 2023) and it was way too loud for dinner service inside because of the DJ. Service was skewed but good. Now for the food - the worst. The cocktails could have been from a mix, the calamari, although crispy and flavorful, was tough and chewy on every bite, and mostly all tentacles. I ordered the ribeye and asked for it to be done the way Chef would have it and it was completely raw and tasteless, I mean it was not seasoned whatsoever. I doubt very much any Chef would have approved of it. Additionally, I ordered the lobster butter for the steak and it came hard and was torched tableside - NOT worth the upcharge. It never fully melted so there was this half-melted, hard in places, cold in others, mess. As a side, I ordered the Pineapple ($4.00 upcharge on top of the $9.00 side fee) Fried Rice and it had maybe 4, or 5 small pieces of pineapple cuts - again, NOT worth the upcharge. My husband's prime rib was overdone and came with mashed potatoes that were not only cold but could have come out of a box. We spent close to $200.00, including tip (Server Julie was so nice) but will never, ever recommend Kona Grill to anyone. This place is too expensive for its quality, and the atmosphere is not on par with the other fine dining options in the Westshore/Boy Scout Road area. The experience was regretful because we had been so looking forward to trying it out. 👉 If you are any kind of food or drink aficionado, stay clear. 👈
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Date night at Kona Grill was a win! The sea bass was perfection and my boyfriend couldn’t stop raving about his steak. The service was wonderful and there was definitely music and noise, but nothing prevented you from having a conversation at your table. Awesome experience.
  15. ES

    EugeneS

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Wide range of choices…from sushi to steak to sandwiches. Best quality ingredients. Outstanding service. Our first visit and we’re definitely impressed.
  16. BM

    BethM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting the area we chose Kona Grill and were not disappointed. We sat outside and enjoyed the water and a wonderful dinner. We will be back the next time we are in the area!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Music WAY to loud. Prices have exploded, taste went downhill. Was one of our go to restaurants but was really disappointed. May not return.
  18. MU

    MarkU

    Tampa

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Sushi was bland. Service was great.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service and there were bento boxes for the kids. It was easy and our server was very patient!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Very expensive for very average chain food
  21. OL

    OhLaLa

    Tampa

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Your food pricing is out of control! $20 for 1 normal sushi roll? Crazy
  22. J

    Joseph

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Great place for a date. Allie was a really good server.
  23. r

    ruths

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Omg so I honestly don't know why this place is locates here. It was awful food. Undercooked ,cold, we had to ask 10 times for utensils. And to top everything off we found a nail In one of our drinks smh! Never again
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a really good experience and I would totally recommend my friends and family to go.
  25. f

    fooddoc

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    Horrible navigation to the online menu...difficult menu once accessed. Worst spider roll ever. Payment process not much easier than menu access. Our server was terrific !!!
  26. MB

    MitchB

    Chicago

    69 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Mediocre might be too nice for our visit. We were quickly seated at the rear of the restaurant that seemed quite dark. Soon we realized that most of the lighting above us was completely out and someone brought a small table light for us. Our server Julie left a lot to be desired. My soup, came out lukewarm and needed to be sent back while my second appetizer that I asked to be delivered later was delivered at the same time. My second appetizer was brought out later and was also lukewarm. Not a great experience for our first time to Kona.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Parking was horrible though. Nowhere to park and valet had a long long wait. Almost left but found a spot 20 mins later.
  28. CB

    ChrisB

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yum! Server was great.
  29. H

    Herme

    Atlantic City

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great lunch. They offer a brunch and everyday menu and both options were great. The portions were a nice size and service was fantastic! We got a visit from the manager Kelvin who was very nice. Kelvin got my granddaughter free dessert. What was brought out was a shareable size in which all four of us ate from. Would definitely go back. Thanks Fernando and Kelvin!
  30. M

    Melissa

    Miami

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Service was great, but the restaurant just felt like an overpriced chain. Appetizer and 2 main dishes were all over $20 for really no reason. Shrimp is tiny and obviously from a frozen bag. I dont think we will be back.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have been to Kona many times , never has failed us. Always such great food and service !
  32. R

    Rabin

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I booked this reservation with Open Table and the hostess seated us. No one came. After 15 minutes we asked for help and were accused of "just sitting down" without a reservation. I explained I had one. 10 minutes later we asked another person for help who again said we didnt' have a reservation. We did and decided to just leave since they were so aggressive with us on being there. I would never go back after being treated so poorly. Couldn't you just check my reservation if you weren't sure? I'm not writing a review from that reservation. Please, don't go here. There are so many good restaurants in the same parking lot who actually care about your business. I called to share my concerns and they hung up on me after waiting 20 minutes on the phone. They could care less and were thrilled that we walked out. The restaurant was empty which is their goal
  33. JC

    JulieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved coming over for the Happy Hour! Got to try many different things! (All delicious). Prices were great. Fernando was wonderful and his suggestions were spot on!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience1
    Power lunch was good value. Asked 4 times to turn the music down outside. Cranked soul music nonstop. Very loud for my business meeting.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Slow service. After over an hour we still weren't served. Ended up leaving.
  36. RS

    RjSTPete

    Tampa

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Miss Sunday all day happy hour menu
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    Food was adequate. Way too expensive for what it was.
  38. AH

    ArielH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Most of the food was good. Wasn’t fund of the Mac and cheese or the brownie. But overall the restaurant was great! The service was amazing as well
  39. JJ

    JJFF

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Kona managed to ruin our celebration. Even with reservations, it took a long time to sit us, there were no cups, napkins, or anything. Total disorganization, the server keep saying how busy they'd been and that we just need to have patience, the food took about an hour to come out, the meat was overdone, the fish was underdone, and with the exception of the appetizers, it was mediocre at best. None of our drinks made it to the table and managers were nonexistent. We had 3 assistant Managers come to the table and explain why everything was so bad - All excuses, no apologies. Will not trust this restaurant again.
  40. GE

    GEORGEA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The back patio was closed. The host asked us to wait 30minutes for a table that was not available. We asked to be seated by the bar. After waiting another 30 minutes, my wife had to walk and chase for a server. Server never came and we decided to leave.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Kona Grill - Tampa using the Order Online button. Kona Grill - Tampa also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 877-5938.

Kona Grill - Tampa is rated 3.8 stars by 2179 OpenTable diners.

Kona Grill - Tampa does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Kona Grill - Tampa

4134 W. Boy Scout Blvd., #B-1, Tampa, FL 33607

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Tampa

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 2:00 pm–6:00 pm Mon–Thu 9:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:30 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    There is an adjacent lot next to PWC that you can also park at if our lot is full.<br /><br />We offer valet parking Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dan Padilla

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (813) 877-5938

  • Catering

    Catering available for delivery &amp; pickup through EZ Cater at: https://www.ezcater.com/catering/kona-grill-tampa

  • Private party facilities

    Call the restaurant and ask for any manager and they can help you with your requests and reservations over 12 guests.

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