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Kona Grill - Denver, Denver, CO

Kona Grill - Denver

3.8
3.8
1834 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Welcome to Kona Grill Denver at Cherry Creek Shopping Center, with convenient valet parking right at our main entrance. 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

7:00 p.m.


Booked 25 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Sushi

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 2:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 2:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 2:00 pm–6:00 pm Mon–Thu 9:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 9:30 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (720) 974-1300

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Catering available for delivery & pickup through EZ Cater at: https://www.ezcater.com/catering/kona-grill-3

  • Neighbourhood

    Cherry Creek

  • Cross Street

    1st Ave & Fillmore St

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Additional

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

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What 1,834 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
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Denver

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  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Used to be very good. Yesterday food lacked both flavor and quality. Will likely not survive when it’s lease expires unless they turn it around soon.
  2. Bryan

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Kind of like Chili's for sushi. Fun ambiance but super loud. Service was okay. Food was not great, given the price.
  3. JadaS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    terrible sushi wasn't rolled correctly kept falling apart
  4. James

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    I wish the servers read the comments when I booked and would’ve known it was a birthday celebration
  5. Michelle

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our group had a nice evening. Great server, just stretched too thin.
  6. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was outstanding! Room was a bit chilly.
  7. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arrived for my brother graduation from college. 10 of us were seated promptly and introduced to our server Dasha. She was incredible! She was fun, professional, friendly and very knowledgeable of the menu. Everyone in my family really enjoyed their dishes especially my brother who loved his celebration steak. Thank you to the Dasha for such a fun night with great food and drinks!
  8. MeredithB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner, Havier was a great server. We could not decide which dessert to try so we got one of each, they were all excellent, and if your thinking about it, spend the extra 10.00 on the Waygu
  9. ChrisL

    Portland

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Friday night at 8pm. Not sure if this is normal, but the music was so loud we almost left. The table next to us did leave. Food was good and service was good.
  10. Melanie

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Our waitress was pretty disrespectful considering we had a birthday and party of 7. She was in a rush to get us in and out, messed up the bill twice, had the worst times to interrupt, and forgot to write down the birthday girl’s order, hence, bringing her food 20 minutes after everyone else. Overall, I was very disappointed
  11. Parker

    Denver

    144 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    144 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time at happy hour on the patio. Our server was the best! I'd like to recognize him by name, but using the new self-check-out system, we didn't get a printed receipt, and one wasn't emailed to us. At any rate out server did everything possible to make our experience a great one and most importantly, turned down the blaring music so we could have a conversation at our table. We all enjoyed the food, drinks and atmosphere.
  12. SeleneN

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, lovely atmosphere. Will return for another occasion
  13. DenverDiner123

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was great! Service was way below average, especially for the price point. We waited at the table for over 20 minutes before waiving down the manager to alert them that no server had been to our table. We appreciated the appetizer was taken off of our bill, but it was served with dirty app plates and cocktails weren't filled to the top as one would expect. Overall just an OK experience.
  14. MEvan

    Denver

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Have always had great experiences at Kona. They appeared understaffed for Mother's Day. Service was slow although server was working very hard running around to handle all his tables. We sat for over 20 minutes until we were greeted at the table and asked of we wanted drinks. neighboring tables who were seated after us received their orders before us. We had theater tickets so were on a bit of a schedule and felt stressed about being late due to the speed of service we received.
  15. denvergirl

    Denver

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The music was up loud in this restaurant and I did not realize it would be that type of place. I thought it was a bit more elegant family dining and there were a lot of families there since it was Mother's Day. So this made it hard to hear and talk. Our food took awhile to come out and one person's food came out way before others. The waiter did warn us they were backed up but then the appetizer came out fast. Food was good but I wouldn't rush back.
  16. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My waiter was so kind! They took long with my sushi but they took it off the bill for waiting! Such great and kind staff I’ve been here and always have a great experience
  17. TamareP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    We had reservations on Mother’s Day but waited for over an hour. And then waited again for an hour for our food.
  18. Lance

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    I’m so sad. I really wanted this to be a great experience. We had reservations for 1:30pm but we were seated 2:10. Mother’s Day so they were busy… understandable . We ordered our food, and waited for TWO HOURS before we actually asked our waitress if she could follow up the order. She goes to the kitchen and comes back with 15 min maybe…. She was so apologetic and this review doesn’t reflect her but we decided to up and leave then, and have lunch, now dinner elsewhere. Boo.
  19. StevenG

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    We had a 1:00 lunch reservation, arrived 10 min early. We were told they were running behind on reservations by 40 min or so. After an hour we still were not seated but had found a seat at the bar. After another 1.5 hour wait we still did not have our food. We had to threaten to leave before we got our food and even then 1 entree was not even edible. Very poor communication between the kitchen and servers, no managers on site to handle the over booking of reservations. We will most likely NOT return.
  20. LarryB

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Unfortunately we were seated the bar area (not our preference) and music was overly loud.
  21. Bigwill1045

    Denver

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall2food5service5ambience2
    Our reservation was set for 1:00pm. When we arrived at 12:50pm, we were told they were a little behind. We did not get seated until 2:03pm. Once seated, our waiter who did an excellent job, stated the kitchen was way behind on getting the orders out, and we needed to order our food as soon as possible. Once we ordered, it took over an hour to get our appetizers. The main entrees were not served until 3:48pm, my mom's meal never arrived, as the waiter stated, someone had taken the meal. So, my mom didn't eat, and we ended up getting her a to go meal, which took another additional 35 minutes to make. So, we arrived at 12:50pm and left the restaurant at 4: 46pm. What is the point of making a reservation, if this is the type of service provided. It would be hard to recommend this restaurant.
  22. DonelleM

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I made a reservation and the restaurant was packed. It was Mother's Day so i expected it to be busy but it seemed that walk ins were getting in because we still has to wait more than 30 minutes past our reservation time to be seated. Then, not until after the waitress took our orders, did she inform us that it would take at least 45 minutes for our food to come out. That would be 1 1/2 hours after our reservation time. We didn't have that much time and had to leave and settle for a quick bite somewhere else. I purposefully made reservations to have a stress free meal, but the inconvenience really put a damper on Mother's Day. The restaurant should have planned better. A few minutes late is completely acceptable but this was extreme. What's the point of making a reservation here?
  23. SteveZ

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    For Mother's Day May 14, 2023, we had made a reservation in advance for 1215pm. We arrived at 1217pm and were seated at about 1250pm. The waitress warned us that the kitchen was "crazy". Sure enough we didn't receive our entire meal until about 230pm and the pancakes were raw on the inside. Pretty crummy experience to say the least. I wouldn't normally take the time to post this but a few months ago we had a similar poor experience. On a bright note, the Manager was EXTREMELY apologetic and the waitress was as well.
  24. Ben22

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Great ambiance. Lunch for Mother’s Day and seating and food tool way way longer than normal.
  25. Nata

    Denver

    21 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I was dining at Kona Grill for Mother’s Day with my daughter. We had the reservations at noon but the restaurant was running a half an hour late on reservation and everything else. Because of that, we did not even get served till 1:20 PM. That made us late for the opera that I had tickets for. Food arrived cold and we did not even have a time to eat it. I will never come back to this place.
  26. SteveH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    After making a reservation I thought I would get a better table than a high top next to the server enter/exit, very disappointing. Busy so the took one hour. One dish was wrong, the other was cold. Several people apologized profusely, insincere. I was made to pay for multiple Mimosa's even though the brunch and indicated bottomless Mimosa's. Zero tip was warranted and that's what I left.
  27. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Food took 1.5 hours to come out. Veggies were over cooked. I don’t know if will ever return.
  28. KentB

    Denver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Way too loud music it was Mother’s Day not a disco ! Food it took two hours and was cold ! Horrible experience !
  29. TylerM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Love Kona grill on a regular basis. Fancy high end food. Decided to book their Mother’s Day brunch and it was like eating somewhere else. Low quality, seemed like buffet food. We got eggs Benedict without eggs and some got eggs Benedict without hollandaise sauce. It was a mess and poorly planned.
  30. Lauren

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    service was great, very loud which is fine, but the food was mediocre at best for mother's day brunch
  31. Philter

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Service was slow and food was mediocre. Very different from past experience here.
  32. RobertL

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The food and service were very good. The music was horrible. There was no melody just a loud steady beat which was quite annoying.
  33. CarliDM

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We took advantage of the "Date Night" special and it was a great deal! $39 per person for 2 glasses of champagne, one appetizer, two entrees and one dessert! The food was alright, the service was nice, but overall it was a 4/5 star experience. We'll definitely go back :)
  34. BrianS

    Denver

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely love Kona. Food is amazing, service has always been spectacular. Price is a bit steep but my wife and I both think its well worth it. We usually do brunch here which offers some extra items but have never been disappointed with anything.
  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food, love the ambience. Will definitely come back
  36. TONYC

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We arrived in time for the happy-hour specials, which were great and economical. Good venue for getting the family together for a fun meal.
  37. JeanneC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Food was excellent. Loud techno music was distracting and made conversation quite challenging.
  38. MicheleM

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    our appetizers were served before we got our drinks -not even water before that. The person who dropped off the app. did not bring silverware. I had to go find it. When we got our steak …again no steak knife. It took a while to find out waiter and it took him 5 minutes to bring one to us. Although, he was very nice - the service really isn’t great.

    Kona Grill - DenverResponded on May 3, 2023We appreciate you taking the time to provide us your rating. We would love to hear from you to hopefully win two extra stars on your next visit! Please reach out at your earliest convenience to (720)678-9934 and we would love to further discuss your experience!

  39. NancyS

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    overall2food4service3ambience1
    Music was TOO LOUD for lunch……….wont go back!!!
  40. AMyS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    The food was okay; the ambiance was okay. Good place for an okay meal.

    Kona Grill - DenverResponded on May 3, 2023We appreciate you taking the time to provide us your rating. We would love to hear from you to hopefully win two extra stars on your next visit! Please reach out at your earliest convenience to (720)678-9934 and we would love to further discuss your experience!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Kona Grill - Denver using the Order Online button. Kona Grill - Denver also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (720) 974-1300.

Kona Grill - Denver is rated 3.8 stars by 1834 OpenTable diners.

Kona Grill - Denver 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

7:00 p.m.


Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Kona Grill - Denver

3000 E. First Avenue, Cherry Creek Mall, Denver, CO 80206

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    1st Ave & Fillmore St

  • Neighbourhood

    Cherry Creek

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 2:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 2:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 2:00 pm–6:00 pm Mon–Thu 9:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 9:30 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (720) 974-1300

  • Catering

    Catering available for delivery & pickup through EZ Cater at: https://www.ezcater.com/catering/kona-grill-3

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