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Kona Grill [123]

by Ethan on July 22nd, 2013

Kona Grill is a dangerous restaurant for our game. It’s been around for as long as I’ve been back in Richmond, and I drive by it almost every day. It has an appealing if unmemorable exterior. Despite (spoiler alert!) good food, you could easily forget if you’ve eaten there, as my lunch partner had. If not for that handy Search box in the upper-right corner of this page, I could envision a scenario where one of us loses the game because we forgot that we’d been there already. If all of this sounds like a slam, it’s not. We had a good meal at Kona Grill and will happily go again.

FishTacosI ordered Fish Tacos with Pork-fried rice. When my order arrived I thought there was a mix-up because the rolled tacos looked like burritos. Once I got past my expectations, I enjoyed the tacos. The fish was delicious and the tacos came with a tangy sauce that I used sparingly because it threatened to overpower the delicate taste of the fish. When used lightly, the sauce enhanced the dish and I’m glad I had it. The Pork Fried Rice was made to order, which is handy because it normally contains shrimp too and I have an allergy. There were no troubles there and the rice was delicious, I only wish there had been more of it. It also contained pineapple, an add-in that fits with Kona’s Hawaiian fusion theme. The pork and pineapple together made the PFR the best thing on the plate.

KonaClubAdam ordered the Kona Club and substituted the default chips with Sweet Potato Fries. The Club sported big pieces of crispy bacon that made for a nice texture contrast with the rest of the sandwich, all on well toasted crunchy bread. The fries were especially good, hot and crispy and accompanied by a tangy sauce.

The servers were very attentive and the manager made a drive-by to ensure we were being taken care of. All in all, Kona is a good place to visit, especially for a group of work friends out for a lunch or happy hour. The decor is interesting enough to feel like a destination and the food will leave everyone feeling like they had a great time. It is the perfect common denominator.

Lunch topics: work, Metro Last Light, Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, MS150, nicotine vaporizers, Dungeon World, the disappearance of mid-level videogames

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