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Kona Grill

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14395 Clay Terrace Boulevard, Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 566-1400
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 16
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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Variable but usually good

We've been going for years. Great private back room that you can reaerve. Perfect and quiet for private groups of 8-16. Bar nice. Food typically good, but can vary. Loud inside, but nice atmosphere

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Stacey H
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Carmel, Indiana
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English first
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

My husband & I, having recently moved to Indy, had high hopes about Kona Grill, but overall they miss the mark. There's one great bartender named Javier, who makes good recommendations from the menu, but he seems to be the only staffer who cares about customer service. We've gone to Kona Grill 5 times, because the location is great &... More 

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Christian K, Manager at Kona Grill, responded to this review

Sarah, We apologize about your experience at our establishment. Our goal is not to meet, but exceed our guest expectations. We take great pride in our service and food here at Kona Grill. All our sauces, dressings, and desserts are made in house. Our fish is flown in fresh daily and cut in house. I would love the opportunity to... More 

Carmel, Indiana
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We've been going for years. Great private back room that you can reaerve. Perfect and quiet for private groups of 8-16. Bar nice. Food typically good, but can vary. Loud inside, but nice atmosphere

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Christian K, Manager at Kona Grill, responded to this review

Stacey, Thanks for the feedback. We do have a private dining room in the back of the restaurant that seats 16-20 guests. The private dining room even has a 60 in flat screen tv and a dvd player that guests can use for their events. We also pride ourselves on our food that comes out of our made from scratch... More 

carmel
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243 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Stopped in for happy hour dinner. Got tacos and a few different sushi rolls. All of the food was dynamite!!!!!!! Service was good. Would eat here again anytime.

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Christian K, Manager at Kona Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback. We are always delighted to serve. See you next time! Christian J. Kilgard More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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238 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Everything about Kona Grill is great! We initially went for sushi because the selection is great. I love their signature Picasso Roll! We happened to be there during 1/2 price happy hour so tried several new things. The smoked gouda fondue with apples and pretzel bites was so good, as were the pot stickers and the Flatbread. And for dessert-... More 

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Christian K, Manager at Kona Grill, responded to this review

CRMays, Thanks for the positive feedback. We are glad you had a wonderful time dining at our establishment. Please ask for me next time you dine with us. I would love to buy you dessert. Thanks again, Christian J. Kilgard More 

Auerbach, Germany
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We stopped by this Restuarant for an evening snack and ended up with three appetizers. The salmon sushimi was melt in your mouth delicious, the pot stickers were wonderful, and the sunshine roll was superb. Great atmosphere and good friendly service. Great place in Clay Terrace.

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Christian K, Manager at Kona Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback. We are always delighted to serve. See you next time! More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Longtime Westside Indianapolis residents and thought it would be fun to head to Carmel for dinner while the kids were at summer camp. The atmosphere is pleasant albeit a bit loud with music blaring even on the patio. Our waitress was indifferent to us as customers. She was not overly friendly, didn't voluntarily tell us the seafood special of the... More 

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Christian K, Manager at Kona Grill, responded to this review

Curt, My name is Christian Kilgard. I'm the Assistant General Manager at Kona Grill. We apologize about your experience and the food you received. It is also very troubling that a manager was not involved in your visit. Our staff strides not to meet but exceed our guest's expectations. I would welcome the opportunity to win you back as a... More 

Indianapolis
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Then, look no further. Kona Grill has great fresh fish and the service is good. We had my elderly mother with us and asked for a quiet table and they were very accommodating. We sat inside but they have a nice outdoor patio that looked like it worked well for families with kids early in the evening. We will definitely... More 

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Christian K, Manager at Kona Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback. We do cut all our first fresh in house. Next time you dine with us try the Pan Seared Ahi. It's actually flown in from Hawaii and is only 2 days out of water. See you next time! More 

Westfield, Indiana
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117 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Clay Terrace. It offers a lovely setting (indoor or outdoor seating), wonderful food (I'm a fan of their salads!) and half priced bottles of wine on Wednesdays. Their sushi is great, too!

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Christian K, Manager at Kona Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback. We are always delighted to serve. See you next time! Christian J. Kilgard Assistant General Manager Kona Grill Carmel More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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122 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Great place for happy hour, lots of deals on food, sushi and drinks! The sushi is delicious and they have great indoor and outdoor space. The entrees are good too. Nice place to take a date.

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Christian K, Manager at Kona Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback. We have happy hour food specials on our outdoor patio and indoor bar, patio, lounge from 3pm-7pm Monday thru Friday, 9 m-11pm Monday thru Thursday, 10pm-12am Friday thru Saturday, and all day on Sunday. We run drink specials all day every day through out our restaurant including half priced bottles of wine on Wednesday. See you... More 

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76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The Clay Terrace location is great. I really like the large menu because it seems to have a little bit of everything from sushi to meatloaf. I've been there with just 1 other person to a group of 8 and there's something for everyone. Service has been good and the food quality was very good. I usually end up going... More 

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Christian K, Manager at Kona Grill, responded to this review

Wendy, Thanks for the feedback. We are glad you enjoy dining at our establishment. Next time you stop in please ask for me personally. I would love to buy you dessert. Always delighted to serve, Christian J. Kilgard Assistant General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14395 Clay Terrace Boulevard, Carmel, IN 46032
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Hamilton County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: (317) 566-1400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, American, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?