Kona Grill - Sugar Land

★★★☆☆
  • 16535 Southwest Fwy 2001

    Sugar Land, TX 77479

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  • 281-242-7000

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You have to love Kona grill. The food is fantastic and the drinks are always up to par. Great choice for after work.

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★★★★☆

You have to love Kona grill. The food is fantastic and the drinks are always up to par. Great choice for after work.

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The hosts were especially nice, the food was okay (nothing impressive), but the staff was the reason I gave it three stars. They were nice, welcoming, and easy on the eyes! I'd go there for reverse happy hour (it's 21 and up, so don't be surprised if you're carded by their body guard) and that's about it.

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★★★☆☆

The hosts were especially nice, the food was okay (nothing impressive), but the staff was the reason I gave it three stars. They were nice, welcoming, and easy on the eyes! I'd go there for reverse happy hour (it's 21 and up, so don't be surprised if you're carded by their body guard) and that's about it.

Pros: Staff is attractive

Cons: Food sucks!

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Went to Kona for dinner last week. The hostesses were unwelcoming, the menu selections are terrible...nothing even sounded appetizing. The food was worse- rice was dried out, chicken tasted frozen. Service was slow. I now know why it was half empty while Cheesecake and Grimaldi's had one hour waits! Will never spend money here again.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went to Kona for dinner last week. The hostesses were unwelcoming, the menu selections are terrible...nothing even sounded appetizing. The food was worse- rice was dried out, chicken tasted frozen. Service was slow. I now know why it was half empty while Cheesecake and Grimaldi's had one hour waits! Will never spend money here again.

Pros: outdoor seating

Cons: food, menu, pricing, service, attitude

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Walking into the restaurant it seems pretty roomy and nice big booths and a giant fish tank in both the Sugarland and Galleria area but food wise I believe you DON'T get what you pay for. Very pricey food for not great food quality. I decided to try an entree for dinner and since it was a slow Sunday night I believed it would come out pretty fast. Although it was quick the Sea Bass infused with miso flavoring or so what the menu described was not worth $23. You could get a better meal at TGI Friday's or Chili's for better and cheaper.Getting back to the Sea Bass I believe it was marinated too long and it was tough and overcooked. It wasn't flaky or buttery for a white fish and it was not best quality. The fish on the other the server didn't even know sea bass sushi from sea bass entree, but he did know what toro was. I also ordered a miso soup which was the worst! Miso was sooo dark you would think it was clam chowder! Salty and the cubes of tofu was hard yuck! When I told ther server he looked at it like I was lying, I can make miso at home and if someone sits at the sushi bar then I would think they know their sushi. The sushi bar was empty no fish and it looked like they closed early it was round 8 pm when I ordered. I had so much high hoped for this restaurant me and my friends came in for happy hour and it looked fresh and lively but I guess its just the bar and patio side. My server seemed preoccupied and nice. I order a mango mojito and voss water and he didn't even offer to open the water and pour it out at the very least. People were cleaning around the kitchen and mopping the floor when I started my meal and the smell or bleach just ruined the ambiance the fish quality was alright but nothing comparably to other sushi bars. For Kona to have sushi is a shame and the food was terrible for the selling price either get your stuff together or lower your prices. Service was not good barely decent please have more professional servers. Bring shame to sushi bars.

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★☆☆☆☆

Walking into the restaurant it seems pretty roomy and nice big booths and a giant fish tank in both the Sugarland and Galleria area but food wise I believe you DON'T get what you pay for. Very pricey food for not great food quality. I decided to try an entree for dinner and since it was a slow Sunday night I believed it would come out pretty fast. Although it was quick the Sea Bass infused with miso flavoring or so what the menu described was not worth $23. You could get a better meal at TGI Friday's or Chili's for better and cheaper.Getting back to the Sea Bass I believe it was marinated too long and it was tough and overcooked. It wasn't flaky or buttery for a white fish and it was not best quality. The fish on the other the server didn't even know sea bass sushi from sea bass entree, but he did know what toro was. I also ordered a miso soup which was the worst! Miso was sooo dark you would think it was clam chowder! Salty and the cubes of tofu was hard yuck! When I told ther server he looked at it like I was lying, I can make miso at home and if someone sits at the sushi bar then I would think they know their sushi. The sushi bar was empty no fish and it looked like they closed early it was round 8 pm when I ordered. I had so much high hoped for this restaurant me and my friends came in for happy hour and it looked fresh and lively but I guess its just the bar and patio side. My server seemed preoccupied and nice. I order a mango mojito and voss water and he didn't even offer to open the water and pour it out at the very least. People were cleaning around the kitchen and mopping the floor when I started my meal and the smell or bleach just ruined the ambiance the fish quality was alright but nothing comparably to other sushi bars. For Kona to have sushi is a shame and the food was terrible for the selling price either get your stuff together or lower your prices. Service was not good barely decent please have more professional servers. Bring shame to sushi bars.

Pros: Average ambiance farely good price happy hour

Cons: Service, sushi, food

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Don't waste your time.
My boyfriend and I went here on a Thursday night and it was horrible. We sat down in the bar and it took a while for our server a while to come over. After sitting there for a while screaming to each other over the LOUD music our server finally showed up.
Long story short we order two bud lights, one hot sake, a phoenix roll and four fresh water eel sushi pieces, it cost us 40 bucks.
The next day I was sick because the sushi was NOT fresh and I only ate one piece.
Save yourself the time and the money and DON'T go to Kona Grill there are way other better places to go and the food is fresh the service is light years better and the price is better then here.

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★☆☆☆☆

Don't waste your time.
My boyfriend and I went here on a Thursday night and it was horrible. We sat down in the bar and it took a while for our server a while to come over. After sitting there for a while screaming to each other over the LOUD music our server finally showed up.
Long story short we order two bud lights, one hot sake, a phoenix roll and four fresh water eel sushi pieces, it cost us 40 bucks.
The next day I was sick because the sushi was NOT fresh and I only ate one piece.
Save yourself the time and the money and DON'T go to Kona Grill there are way other better places to go and the food is fresh the service is light years better and the price is better then here.

Pros: You get to eat with your hands because the servers forgot to bring you utensils, so your being green right?!

Cons: Freshness of food, painfully slow service, horribly overpriced!

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I love kona! It's a bit pricey, but their happy hour is wonderful! Half price pizzas, sushi, appetizers (which are big enough to be meals). Also, half price saki, cosmos, appletinis, and domestic beer.

Their sushi is fantastic, pizza is scrumptious, and every other dish i've had! MY FAVORITE RESTAURANT EVER!

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★★★★★

I love kona! It's a bit pricey, but their happy hour is wonderful! Half price pizzas, sushi, appetizers (which are big enough to be meals). Also, half price saki, cosmos, appletinis, and domestic beer.

Their sushi is fantastic, pizza is scrumptious, and every other dish i've had! MY FAVORITE RESTAURANT EVER!

Pros: food, happy hour, atmosphere

Cons: happy hour service (but the servers have 9 tables at a time on the patio and bar so I won't ever complain)

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Loud and busy; a meet market. Food was blah. Music too loud to enjoy dinner, even sitting outside on the patio. Service was good; pizza came out in minutes. Did I mention it was noisy?

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★★☆☆☆

Loud and busy; a meet market. Food was blah. Music too loud to enjoy dinner, even sitting outside on the patio. Service was good; pizza came out in minutes. Did I mention it was noisy?

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I really love the happy hour atmosphere at this Sugar Land Town Center restaurant.
I love the huge fish tank and the outside covered eating area.
The bar seating is nice if you want to watch TV, and the appetizers are really yummy !
This is a great place to meet friends after work who live in the area, or if you just want to try something
different. I have never eaten dinner there so I can comment on that yet, but if you are looking for food that will fill you up before a couple of drinks then this is the place to be if you are in the area.

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★★★★☆

I really love the happy hour atmosphere at this Sugar Land Town Center restaurant.
I love the huge fish tank and the outside covered eating area.
The bar seating is nice if you want to watch TV, and the appetizers are really yummy !
This is a great place to meet friends after work who live in the area, or if you just want to try something
different. I have never eaten dinner there so I can comment on that yet, but if you are looking for food that will fill you up before a couple of drinks then this is the place to be if you are in the area.

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The food is great! I have not tasted anything bad at this restaurant. The macadamia nut crusted chicken is wonderful and the Big Island meatloaf is some of the best I've had anywhere- great combination of meats. The prices are really reasonable, and the portions are huge.

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★★★★★

The food is great! I have not tasted anything bad at this restaurant. The macadamia nut crusted chicken is wonderful and the Big Island meatloaf is some of the best I've had anywhere- great combination of meats. The prices are really reasonable, and the portions are huge.

Pros: food

Cons: parking at the mall, location

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great wine selection, food is great, sushi is good also the tai peanut sauce noodles are good. biggest brownie ever.

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★★★★★

great wine selection, food is great, sushi is good also the tai peanut sauce noodles are good. biggest brownie ever.

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i was so excited that there would finally be another place in the galleria. i went a few weeks after it opened and was very dissapointed. the sushi tasted like it came from a buffet and there was such a random combination of dishes on the menu. i will say that the server who waited on us was amazing. fun, funny, helpful.

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★★☆☆☆

i was so excited that there would finally be another place in the galleria. i went a few weeks after it opened and was very dissapointed. the sushi tasted like it came from a buffet and there was such a random combination of dishes on the menu. i will say that the server who waited on us was amazing. fun, funny, helpful.

Pros: service

Cons: food

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Went there for lunch but we should have waited till happy hour! Great decor, but food was only so so, drinks were expensive, and service wasn't that great (and they weren't busy).

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★★★☆☆

Went there for lunch but we should have waited till happy hour! Great decor, but food was only so so, drinks were expensive, and service wasn't that great (and they weren't busy).

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My boyfriend and I went there this past Sunday to enjoy a new restaurant. We had the potstickers to start off with, which were enjoyable. For our main course, he ordered the Sweet-Glazed Chicken Breast and I ordered the Chicken Wrap. What a mistake!! His meal should've been called a pigeon breast since it was so small. My wrap had huge pieces of VERY bland chicken! I sent my plate back after tasting it once since chewing the chicken was similiar to having gum in my mouth. I then ordered the Pad Thai noodles with shrimp. By the time my noodles came, my boyfriend had finished his pigeon breast and was watching me as I started to eat. Again, I was shocked at how bad the noodles were. They were undercooked and had a really bad after taste. I am not a picky eater by any means but this place just kept bringing out bad food. The waiter even charged me the higher price, which was the noodles, even though I ate about 4 bites and left my plate full and still smoking from the heat. I will never go back and don't recommend this place at all.

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★☆☆☆☆

My boyfriend and I went there this past Sunday to enjoy a new restaurant. We had the potstickers to start off with, which were enjoyable. For our main course, he ordered the Sweet-Glazed Chicken Breast and I ordered the Chicken Wrap. What a mistake!! His meal should've been called a pigeon breast since it was so small. My wrap had huge pieces of VERY bland chicken! I sent my plate back after tasting it once since chewing the chicken was similiar to having gum in my mouth. I then ordered the Pad Thai noodles with shrimp. By the time my noodles came, my boyfriend had finished his pigeon breast and was watching me as I started to eat. Again, I was shocked at how bad the noodles were. They were undercooked and had a really bad after taste. I am not a picky eater by any means but this place just kept bringing out bad food. The waiter even charged me the higher price, which was the noodles, even though I ate about 4 bites and left my plate full and still smoking from the heat. I will never go back and don't recommend this place at all.

Pros: The waitor was nice enough to switch ou t my meal

Cons: Too bad the meals did not taste good

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Happy hour (M thru F, 3-7) has GREAT prices. $5 for a medium-sized pizza. (I'd recommend the BBQ chicken pizza.) And the service is good at that time because happy hour customers can only sit in the bar area, and the waitresses tend to walk by the tables pretty often because the tables are lined up along the wall next to the bar, so they have to walk by. I know of friends who have had a not so pleasant dining experience because the waitresses/waiters seemed to not be able to handle the busy restaurant. That might have changed since that was in May.

PROS:
CONS: Parking is sometimes a bit difficult due to construction.

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★★★☆☆

Happy hour (M thru F, 3-7) has GREAT prices. $5 for a medium-sized pizza. (I'd recommend the BBQ chicken pizza.) And the service is good at that time because happy hour customers can only sit in the bar area, and the waitresses tend to walk by the tables pretty often because the tables are lined up along the wall next to the bar, so they have to walk by. I know of friends who have had a not so pleasant dining experience because the waitresses/waiters seemed to not be able to handle the busy restaurant. That might have changed since that was in May.

PROS:
CONS: Parking is sometimes a bit difficult due to construction.

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We've been to Kona Grill a few times and it has gotten better and better since it opened. The best NEW thing they have going on is their FREE sushi class on Saturday mornings from 9:45-11am. You have to call weeks in advance as they only take 8 people at a time, but it is well worth it. The sushi chef teaches you how to make three different types of sushi and because the class is so small you can personal attention the whole time. After the class you take your creations to the sushi bar and eat them. The food is great here and i think they are finally getting settled into this location. If you haven't gone, give them a chance. If you have gone, then go back and chec them out, the general manager has really taken things into his own hands.

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★★★★☆

We've been to Kona Grill a few times and it has gotten better and better since it opened. The best NEW thing they have going on is their FREE sushi class on Saturday mornings from 9:45-11am. You have to call weeks in advance as they only take 8 people at a time, but it is well worth it. The sushi chef teaches you how to make three different types of sushi and because the class is so small you can personal attention the whole time. After the class you take your creations to the sushi bar and eat them. The food is great here and i think they are finally getting settled into this location. If you haven't gone, give them a chance. If you have gone, then go back and chec them out, the general manager has really taken things into his own hands.

Pros: fish tank

Cons: construction

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My favorite part about this place is their happy hour. It is a great value! They have a good offering of specially priced food and drinks compared to what some other places offer during happy hour. Their bar and patio area is very beautiful and a very nice place to relax. I have enjoyed everything that I've gotten from Kona including their potsickers, roasted asparagus salad, grilled tuna, and all of their pizza offerings. The sushi lovers I know enjoy their large variety of freshly prepared sushi. One complaint is the Macadamia Nut Pie...it's very over-rated, but other than that it's pretty good!

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★★★★☆

My favorite part about this place is their happy hour. It is a great value! They have a good offering of specially priced food and drinks compared to what some other places offer during happy hour. Their bar and patio area is very beautiful and a very nice place to relax. I have enjoyed everything that I've gotten from Kona including their potsickers, roasted asparagus salad, grilled tuna, and all of their pizza offerings. The sushi lovers I know enjoy their large variety of freshly prepared sushi. One complaint is the Macadamia Nut Pie...it's very over-rated, but other than that it's pretty good!

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Happy Hour is fun, the price a Sake Bomb (warm sake + japanese beer) is only five bucks! Great price! Happy hour food is half price also. Pizzas are five bucks and certain rolls are half price. There is a reverse happy hour from 9-11 which is exactly like regular happy hour. Downside..... Service during happy hour/reverse happy hours is terrible. I've been a number of times already hoping the next time is better. I've been there in large groups and with a party of two and still received bad service. My experience have been that my server comletely forgot about my table and then after waiting for about 30 mins i had to chase her down and she admitting to forgetting about us because we were sitting in a corner!

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★★★☆☆

Happy Hour is fun, the price a Sake Bomb (warm sake + japanese beer) is only five bucks! Great price! Happy hour food is half price also. Pizzas are five bucks and certain rolls are half price. There is a reverse happy hour from 9-11 which is exactly like regular happy hour. Downside..... Service during happy hour/reverse happy hours is terrible. I've been a number of times already hoping the next time is better. I've been there in large groups and with a party of two and still received bad service. My experience have been that my server comletely forgot about my table and then after waiting for about 30 mins i had to chase her down and she admitting to forgetting about us because we were sitting in a corner!

Pros: Happy Hour Price, Sake Bombs, Decor

Cons: Service, Management, Happy Hour seating

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The best, moist salmon I've ever had. Been there twice and ordered
the Salmon entree first and the Salmon Salad second. It is the best.
I will have a difficult time ever ordering anything else.
Parking is a problem right now until September 2006 due to construction.
I recommend valet for now.

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★★★★★

The best, moist salmon I've ever had. Been there twice and ordered
the Salmon entree first and the Salmon Salad second. It is the best.
I will have a difficult time ever ordering anything else.
Parking is a problem right now until September 2006 due to construction.
I recommend valet for now.

Pros: Delicious, Romantic, Bar and Patio

Cons: parking, closes at 7 Xmas Eve, needs lg.round tables

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WE HAVE BEEN HERE SEVERAL TIMES AND EACH TIME HOPING THAT IT WOULD BE BETTER THAN THE LAST. i just wanted to say if you do not want to waste money, please do not go here. there are other places that are better and worthwhile especially for sushi, but it has a dim and romantic atmosphere.

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★☆☆☆☆

WE HAVE BEEN HERE SEVERAL TIMES AND EACH TIME HOPING THAT IT WOULD BE BETTER THAN THE LAST. i just wanted to say if you do not want to waste money, please do not go here. there are other places that are better and worthwhile especially for sushi, but it has a dim and romantic atmosphere.

Pros: ambience

Cons: pricey

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Great service, great atmoshere, main courses ok, BIG PROBLEM is happy hour drink prices and 1/2 price orderves are only available in smoking areas. If you want to sit in non smoking, you pay twice the price, in the same restaraunt at the same time as a smoker (or someone willing to put up with other smokers) has to pay. I don't want to pay more just because I'm a non-smoker. Manager confirmed that's just the policy of the company. I just won't go thre again.

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★☆☆☆☆

Great service, great atmoshere, main courses ok, BIG PROBLEM is happy hour drink prices and 1/2 price orderves are only available in smoking areas. If you want to sit in non smoking, you pay twice the price, in the same restaraunt at the same time as a smoker (or someone willing to put up with other smokers) has to pay. I don't want to pay more just because I'm a non-smoker. Manager confirmed that's just the policy of the company. I just won't go thre again.

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Had a very good experience eating here! We went on a Thursday night, and it wasn't too crowded, so we were promptly seated. I had the Macadamia Nut Chicken, which was excellent. Big portions, decent prices. The restaurant is nicely decorated, good atmosphere. Big comfortable booths to dine in. Lighting was very dim, so could be a romantic place. The waitstaff was very friendly; almost too friendly because our waiter checked on us about ten times during dinner. Overall, a good experience. I will likely return!

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★★★★★

Had a very good experience eating here! We went on a Thursday night, and it wasn't too crowded, so we were promptly seated. I had the Macadamia Nut Chicken, which was excellent. Big portions, decent prices. The restaurant is nicely decorated, good atmosphere. Big comfortable booths to dine in. Lighting was very dim, so could be a romantic place. The waitstaff was very friendly; almost too friendly because our waiter checked on us about ten times during dinner. Overall, a good experience. I will likely return!

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This place was very crowded and it went up from there, beautiful restaurant, we sat on the patio that was covered and we didn't realize that we could get happy hour prices on everything from pizzas to sushi! Overall very cool place and we will be back. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

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★★★★★

This place was very crowded and it went up from there, beautiful restaurant, we sat on the patio that was covered and we didn't realize that we could get happy hour prices on everything from pizzas to sushi! Overall very cool place and we will be back. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

Pros: Good Parking, Friendly Staff

Cons: Very Busy

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great service and decor! food was excellent (inexpensive on happy hour night)

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★★★★★

great service and decor! food was excellent (inexpensive on happy hour night)

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This casual Scottsdale-born chain brings to Houston an inventive menu that blends Asian and island favorites with American standards. You can make a meal out of the appetizers, which range from sushi to Asian pot-stickers to…

 

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