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Kona Grill - Denver
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Ranked #515 of 3,066 Restaurants in Denver
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Cherry Creek
Cross street: 1st Ave & Fillmore St
Description: Kona Grill was built on Exceptional Experiences and meals that create memories. Our global menu features contemporary American favorites, award-winning sushi, and specialty cocktails — all made from scratch using only the freshest ingredients. While the places that inspire our cuisine may be far away, a welcoming place that offers inspiring food, ultimate hospitality, and diverse choices is right around the corner.
Denver, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed June 10, 2012

I went there for the first time after hearing good reviews from friends about the happy hour.

We went there and waited about 45 minutes before seating. The happy hour is open seating, so you have to stalk customers and fight for a seat. But, luckily happy hour starts at 3pm so if you go early enough seating shouldn't be a problem. They also have late night happy hour which is an option.

Food was ok nothing memorable. More sushi options would be nice. I had the avocado rolls, pizza, spicy tuna roll and wontons. Avocado rolls were good not to greasy and a decent size, but a little plain. Pizza and tuna roll were okay, nothing spectacular very generic. Wontons were delicious but only get about 5 small pieces. :/. Food came out in a timely manner.

Service was bad. I don't want to expand, because it will make me angry just thinking about it.
The atmosphere is nice and loungy. They try to be upperclass to match the mall. Dining area is clean.

Prices are decent but more places give you more for your money, you are paying for it's reputation, hype and atmosphere.

Overall, I would not go out of my way to dine here again. It's a place to go if you get hungry after shopping. Avoid trying to get happy hour seating around 5-6 pm because you will most likely have to wait.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Marie S
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Fort Worth, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2012

Trendy place, great food and service, fun atmosphere. I had the Ribeye and it was delish! Go and enjoy!

Visited June 2012
Thank JENoble
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Denver, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Mall Dining at its Best”
Reviewed April 5, 2012

My resolution for the rest of 2012 is to not eat in a restaurant that has more than 2 units with the same name. This is cookie cutter corporate, from the decor to the service to the menu choice. Uninventive, overpriced and practically unpalatable. However if you plan on doing marathon shopping at Cherry Creek Mall it's a nice alternative to the food court. Bland from the sushi to the main dishes, service was good.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank SatHizFakShon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere, decent food”
Reviewed February 15, 2012

The atmosphere at Kona Grill is really cool and the lounge area looks wonderful. My mother-in-law and I stopped in for lunch after shopping at Cherry Creek – I needed a good Sushi fix. The food is pretty good – I wasn’t too impressed with the sushi quality but it wasn’t BAD (I’ve had worse). I hear that the happy-hour prices are really good, so if you can, I would eat during those hours.

  • Visited January 2012
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Thank vass78
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Over-priced, best option in Cherry Creek Mall.”
Reviewed January 25, 2012

The food is better than TGIF's or Applebee's but the drinks are so expensive, along with everything else.

Thank AvidTripster80
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