Kona Grill, renowned for its modern American kitchen, brings award-winning global favorites and handcrafted drinks to Dubai with its much-anticipated debut. Nestled at the cusp of Bur Dubai and Deira, overlooking the Dubai creek, Kona Grill occupies an idyllic spot at Al Seef, Meraas’s latest bustling waterfront project. The new American eatery is deemed to spread across the UAE under the licensing of Hakaya Collection LLC, the lifestyle division of RAK Hospitality Holding LLC.
The Dubai outlet is set to emulate the true spirit of Kona Grill that has been nurtured over 19 years since its launch in Scottsdale, Arizona. With a mission to build exceptional experiences and memorable meals, Kona Grill has established an unparalleled reputation for food, service and quality. The restaurant offers a plethora of fresh, made-from-scratch international dishes from its creative menu that is as distinctive as its spirited décor. The menu features generous portions of carefully-crafted dishes such as Sweet-Chili Glazed Salmon, Grilled Ribeye, Jalapeño Yellowtail Sashimi and Pan-seared Tuna Sliders, incorporating more than 40 signature sauces and dressings.
“We are pleased to launch ‘Kona Grill’ in the UAE. The USA franchise staff members have trained our Dubai team to embody the authentic Kona Grill spirit. Our aim is to set the benchmark for the overall company through our operations whilst still remaining true to the philosophy of the brand. We are confident that residents will appreciate its ultimate hospitality, inspiring food and diverse choices,” says Steven Bishop, Director of Operations at Hakaya Collection.
The upscale casual restaurant showcases contemporary dining, extending an uncompromising menu with genuine hospitality and personality, which has become a trademark of the brand. An escape from everyday dining, Kona Grill offers unique culinary options under the same roof. Its dynamic ambiance makes it the ‘place to be’ to enjoy a sumptuous lunch, an intimate dinner or celebratory drinks for toasts that mark all occasions.
Kona Grill embodies the concept of ‘Kitchen, Sushi and Lounge,’ catering to every guest’s preference. The restaurant’s ground level has a modern, pleasant charm, whereas the upper level offers a lively and exciting atmosphere along with scenic views of Deira Creek from its outdoor terrace. Operating daily from 11:00AM to 12:00AM, Kona Grill seats up to 320 guests across the two-floored restaurant.