Kona Grill, a fast-growing American meets sushi concept, opened its first California location at Irvine Spectrum Center today. Offering scratch-made Asian-American food with a modern spin, Kona Grill features award-winning sushi with fresh seafood flown in daily, as well as steaks, crafted cocktails and seasonal menus.
“We are honored to provide our guests with the opportunity to experience Kona Grill’s first California location here at Irvine Spectrum Center,” said Easther Liu, chief marketing officer for Irvine Company Retail Properties. “We are confident this will become another great Irvine dining destination and a quick local favorite among our diverse restaurant collection.”
Signature dishes include: Macadamia Nut Chicken with a pineapple-papaya marmalade, Miso-Sake Sea Bass and a passion fruit creme brulee. On the sushi side, there’s Salmon Wasabi Sashimi, with fresh wasabi root, pickled onions, cucumber salad with a yuzu ponzu, along with specialty rolls such as the Checkerboard Roll, with tuna, habanero tuna mix, yellowtail, avocado, asparagus and spicy motoyaki sauce.
The restaurant includes a large patio dining space, a custom-designed aquarium and an expansive bar. Kona Grill is now open and located at 623 Spectrum Center Drive across from Yard House. Hours: Sunday – Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to midnight.
About Irvine Spectrum Center
Irvine Spectrum Center is one of Southern California’s most popular regional shopping, dining, entertainment and lifestyle destinations, visited by more than 17 million people annually. The center features Nordstrom, Target and H&M, along with more than 130 stores, restaurants and entertainment venues, including the country’s most successful Improv Comedy Club, as well as Orange County’s most popular movie theater, a 6,400-seat, 21-screen movie theater with an IMAX screen and luxury VIP seating. Recent additions include: CREAM, Pressed Juicery, BRIO Tuscan Grille, Del Frisco’s Grille, Umami Burger, TLT Food, and LYFE Kitchen. For more information, please visit ShopIrvineSpectrumCenter.com.
About Kona Grill
Kona Grill features American favorites with an international influence and award-winning sushi in a casually elegant atmosphere. Kona Grill owns and operates 31 restaurants in 19 states, guided by a passion for quality food and personal service.