Kona Grill, the upscale casual American grill and sushi bar located in Dolphin Mall’s revamped restaurant plaza, is rolling out a limited-time seasonal menu. From Wednesday, April 20 to Sunday, May 29, 2016, these must-try items will be available for lunch and dinner. Kona Grill has quickly gained a reputation as the best place in Doral to enjoy a great meal at a good value, thanks to its cool, casual and sophisticated environment. In addition to the seasonal choices, a number of exciting new dishes have made their way onto the restaurant’s regular menu, setting up what’s sure to be a tasty summer at Kona Grill.
Known for its diverse menu, Kona Grill’s international influences are apparent in its seasonal appetizer options. New to the party is a Taco Trio ($12.75), a sweet and spicy starter comprised of a shredded chicken taco topped with mango salsa; a jumbo lump crab taco, accompanied with daikon jalapeño salsa; and a shrimp taco with Asian slaw and roasted tomatillo salsa. The Portobello & Goat Cheese Flatbread ($13.50) is the seasonal menu’s perfect-for-sharing signature flatbread offering.
Those who visit Kona Grill wanting to try the restaurant’s award-winning sushi will be delighted by the seasonal Peppered Tuna Tataki Roll ($14.50), a mix of fresh lobster and citrus aioli, avocado, peppered tuna tataki, and sesame-soy chili sauce. This roll will definitely inspire guests to journey through the rest of Kona Grill’s extensive sushi selection.
The seasonal menu features two delicious entrees that aim to satisfy eclectic cravings. Pasta lovers will appreciate the Cajun Salmon Pasta ($17.50) - bow tie pasta, blackened salmon, dill cream sauce, snap peas, grape tomatoes, and lemon. The Brisket Burger ($14.25) is a hearty and filling mix of ground beef brisket, accompanied by cheddar, bacon onion jam, lettuce, tomato, brioche, a homemade pickle spear, and a side of fries that meat lovers will surely cherish.
The best way to end a world-encompassing meal at Kona Grill is to indulge in a limited-time only dessert: the Peanut Butter Torte ($7.50). This sweet temptation is made with macadamia graham cracker crust and chocolate ganache, surrounded by drizzled chocolate sauce and fresh whipped cream.
With temperatures about to rise, the Passion Fruit Fizz ($10.50) is the perfect summer cocktail to sip on after a long day of shopping, as well as an ideal libation to enjoy with Kona Grill’s other seasonal offerings. Beer fans will be happy to see that each seasonal menu item is listed with a Kona Grill-recommended beverage pairing. A Longboard Lager would be the best beer to enjoy with the earthy flavors of the Portobello & Goat Cheese Flatbread, while a Castaway I.PA. would nicely round out the Brisket Burger.
In addition to Kona Grill’s six-week seasonal plates, several new items have made their way onto its regular menu, including a Lobster & Tuna Flatbread ($15.50), a Tuna & King Crab Naruto ($15.75) wrapped in cucumber, a New York Strip ($30.75) served with mashed potatoes and vegetables, and a Snickers Ice Cream Pie ($7.75). These dishes are permanent selections, added to the menu after proving to be popular during the restaurant’s last seasonal menu stretch.
High-quality global cuisine isn’t the only draw for Kona Grill guests: the restaurant’s elevated atmosphere has made it a top spot for after-work drinks and late-night mingling. The best Happy Hour in Doral offers select drinks and sushi rolls for only half the price, Monday through Friday from 3PM - 7PM, with reverse Happy Hour available Monday to Thursday, 9PM - 11PM and Friday and Saturday, 11PM - 1AM. On Wine Down Wednesdays, the party starts early, with half-off bottles of wine available from open to close. Those searching for live entertainment needn’t go far as Kona Grill keeps the hits coming with a live DJ spinning the hottest tracks – with a few classics thrown into the mix – Wednesday and Saturday nights in the restaurant’s lounge area and sleek outdoor patio bar.
Kona Grill, located at 11401 NW 12th Street, #R104 in Dolphin Mall, is open Mondays to Thursdays from 11AM - 11PM, Fridays and Saturdays from 11AM - 1AM, and Sundays from 11AM - 10PM for lunch and dinner. The new seasonal menu will be available until Sunday, May 29. Dolphin Mall features an abundance of free parking and a valet service directly in front of Kona Grill. Reservations can be made at www.opentable.com. Telephone: (305) 515-2633; www.konagrill.com