Kona Grill - Fairfax

4.0
187 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Business Meals
  • Happy Hour
Welcome to Kona Grill Fairfax, located at Fair Oaks Mall. Enjoy your local paradise after work or a day of shopping. Fresh, wild caught fish is flown in daily to craft award-winning sushi, while contemporary American entrees are prepared from scratch in-house. Stop by for happy hour to taste our handcrafted cocktails infused with freshly squeezed juices. Enjoy a diverse menu featuring a wide variety of contemporary American dishes, as well as unique entrées and appetizers with a global flare. The restaurant’s contemporary ambience and its new patio provide the perfect venue for special occasions like bridal showers, baby showers, birthday celebrations, business meetings, date night, or just any occasion really.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Sushi
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Hours of Operation
Mon - Thurs: 11a-10p
Fri - Sat: 11a-11p
Sun: 11a-9p
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Phone number
(703) 543-9554
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Wine
What 187 People Are Saying
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EO
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner with friends/family. First time there and really enjoyed the food, portions were great size too!

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DD
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Your coffee was lukewarm but since I drink for effect, it was fine. Overall, the service was great and the staff was fabulous.

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f
Richmond
57 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We made a 1030 reservation for dinner, got there at 1015 and the doors were all locked! It was already closed!

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J
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was very salty specifically the skirt steak and mashed potatoes and calamari overbreaded and cold. Service was friendly with a smile.

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TH
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I really enjoyed the food. The restaurant itself is usually empty and it was Sunday night. It's a shame since there is good food and ambiance. I wish there were more gluten free options and more descriptive ingredients on the menu.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was so sweet and kind! Coming back soon

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DG
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had a very nice evening. It was not busy for a Friday evening, but the food and service were very good. Sushi, padthai and salad were very good. Would go back.

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HD
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience. Food excellent.

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TC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Kona Grill is excellent! Love the different choices.

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JT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sea bass was cooked to perfection! The best fish I have ever eaten - literally melts in your mouth. The macadamia chicken was also great. And the carrot cake made from scratch is delicious but also massive (enough for a group to share).

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PS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Kona Grill has big sliding windows that provide tons of natural air. Huge fish tanks inside. Nice food, nice service, casual.

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AS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We were unimpressed by the service or the quality of the food. Restaurant needs to train it's staff to better manage orders. Each item was delivered separately and the one item that was delivered first was a wrong order which then took almost 25 minutes to get right...it was a sushi roll. Management did not charge for the item which we appreciate but overall the food was not that great. We have had better experiences at Kona Grill so I think this location just needs time to improve the service level.

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Awful food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was decent but service was incredibly slow. Restaurant was not busy

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OT
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Have eaten @ Kona before but did not have a pleasant experience this time. We had a late reservation @ 10PM arrived 5 mins. Early and we’re told at arrival it was “last call” even though restaurant hours are to 11PM. Felt rushed.

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n
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Horrible overall experience. I have visited Kona Grill in Baltimore and had a great experience and was looking forward to dining locally.

The server was rude, lazy and absent the entire time. We had to go to the bar to request salt, pepper and mustard. Our drinks were never refilled. Other tables around us sat without service for over 30 minutes. The restaurant was not busy as this was during lunch.

I will never return to this location given this experience.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday with party of 10

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RD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

There was a long wait and there were few customers. I'm not sure how they can actually fill the place and serve food in a reasonable amount of time.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Was there to celebrate my 30th birthday with my family and Mother’s Day. We told them it was a special occasion, but they didn’t acknowledge it as I thought they would. Other than that, the experience was good.

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C
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed Mother's Day lunch. My wife loves the Asian food options; the poke bowl & sushi. We had a great lunch with excellent food and good service!

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IF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always good. I go to the one in Baltimore also. Bartender was friendly.

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s
Richmond
195 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I’ve dined here several times and it has always been good. Very good sushi and above average entrees. Tonight I had caterpillar sushi roll (eel),salmon roll and sea bass. All were excellent. Wide selection of wines and beers are available. Outstanding service, attentive but not overbearing.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

2 of the meals came out cooked/prepared wrong. We had to send them back to the kitchen. Each of the three people in our group ate their meals separately. I was the third person to get mine and by that time was just ready to leave. Barely ate my food

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M
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing but nice things to say about this place. It is in a mall but parking and entry were easy. It’s quite spacious and the staff was very attentive. We had sushi followed by sliders and all were very good. We finished up with carrot cake which was huge. There were four of us and we couldn’t finish it. Would definitely go back.

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S
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have enjoyed every visit here and so have our guests
Keep up the great work

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TK
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great chicken chili and Cuban sandwich

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DI
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Hi we had gone to Kona grill in Baltimore- love the pretzels and cheese dip.(And the chicken)At Fairfax we tried the Macadamia nut chicken and it was pretty dry and tough. My husband loved the hamburger though- so maybe just come for apps and burgers. We should have ordered the swordfish.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I made reservations for Valentine’s Day with friends. We were a bit late on arrival which they were very kind about, come to find out the place wasn’t busy at all. Our server was very nice & accommodating as we wanted a booth & allowed/helped us move. Our server was very shy but nice, however, when receiving our food, our food was not hot (fresh). We could see the service line from where we were sitting & it was not busy. The restaurant including the bar must’ve been 1/4-1/3 occupied if that. So we didn’t understand why are food was basically cold. One of our sushi rolls was also falling apart. I honestly wouldn’t eat her again, not because it was terrible because it wasn’t horrible it just wasn’t up to par or anything to rave about as it currently has 4 stars.

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A
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed our meal and the service was very good. We'll be back.

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MP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, versatile menu, great service. Great for a date night, bottles of wine we’re half off!

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TK
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Just tried the chicken chili and it was delicious. Worth a visit

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WS
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Ethan provided us with a great service experience including insight on the available dishes. The chili-glazed salmon was delicious and the jambalaya was pleasantly spicy but a very heavy entree. I was sad to learn that my favorite appetizer (the three taco combo with pork, black cod and shrimp that I frequently ordered as an entree) has been removed from the dining room menu. I will need to come back soon so that I can find a new favorite from the appetizer menu where the portion size is a bit more manageable than the entrees.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

Disappointing meal. Calamari was soggy, drenched in oil. Fried rice was also very unpleasantly oily. Pad Thai wasn’t the most flavorful. Our daughter enjoyed her kids meal. Service was good, ambience great but food was sorely lacking.

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s
Richmond
195 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Located in Fair Oaks Mall. Not very busy at lunch but a hot spot later. Excellent sushi. Limited non-alcoholic drinks. Service was OK, not very attentive.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It will be our new place to get together with friends. Good food and atmosphere.

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JB
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have twice recently after discovering Kona. They have a lot to chose from on their menu which is bringing us back. The service has been excellent. I am not sure why, but it hasn't been crowded. So give them a try.

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AM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Poor service. Waited so long for the food to come and when arrived it didn’t have all it needed ( had to ask for wasabi and ginger as not provided initially with the sushi plate) Asked for a spoon and had to remind the waiter 20 min later about my request.

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OT
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Much improved over the previous three services.

We sat in the dining room after unbelievably slow experiences in the patio and at the bar. One server was trying to cover 14 tables, but the hostess and manager were chipping in to help where they could. Drinks from the bar came in 5 minutes or less.

Food served still hot, excellent as always.

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CF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The service was a bit slow at first but improved as the evening went on. The Sushi was excellent.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We have been frequenting Kona Grille since last year and enjoy everything we have ordered. The manager and staff are very friendly, professional, and responsive. We bring different friends with each visit. I recommend the avocado eggroll and calamari for appetizers, and the Chile Lime Shrimp salad - delicious!!

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