First of all, I wish there was a little more options for rating. I think that this place, based on my experience, is a solid 3 1/2. We had dinner with another couple on their recommendation and were seated promptly around our reservation time. I think the bar area is pretty cool. We ate in the dining room, but as we passed by I kinda wanted to hang in there instead.
Just being honest, this is not a kind of place I would normally choose. Not a huge fan of their menu and I don't do sushi. I went with a teriyaki-marinated ribeye...which tasted fantastic. Too bad the steak itself was half fat. I know, I know....it's a ribeye and not a filet. But c'mon. This is not Ryan's and expectations are higher at this kind of a restaurant. Maybe I just got a bad cut. Still, can't understate how great the meat I actually could eat tasted. Came with a grilled pineapple (which I love) and some good mashed potatoes. Didn't have dessert.
Pretty good. Server was definitely upbeat, friendly and mostly helpful. Didn't seem to have a grasp on either was liquors they carried or their wine list. Not to be too demanding here, as I know being a server is not an easy job...but can't you at least train your wait staff on what you sell? Maybe the menu changes all the time, I don't know.
Overall, this was a pleasant night out. Kona Grill was packed, as I am sure they get a ton of business just by being in the Clay Terrace mall. I don't know if I would return for anything more than drinks in their cool bar just because I don't really like their menu much. But we had a nice evening and it seems to be a well run establishment.