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Kona Grill Opens in Sarasota, Florida

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kona Grill, Inc. (Nasdaq:KONA), an American grill and sushi bar, announced the opening of its newest restaurant in Sarasota, Florida on October 16, 2014.

The new Kona Grill is part of the grand opening of The Mall at University Town Center, an 875,000 square foot multi-level regional retail development. This major Southwest Florida shopping destination is located at the Southwest quadrant of I-75 and University Parkway and is within convenient drives to Tampa-St. Petersburg, Naples and Orlando. The Kona Grill restaurant combines signature modern design elements across a multitude of dining areas, including a sizable outdoor patio, and also features a signature 700-gallon saltwater aquarium along with other stylish water and fire displays.

"Sarasota's growth and the impressive The Mall at University Town Center development are great matches for the Kona Grill concept," said Berke Bakay, President and CEO. "We are elated to introduce Sarasota to our innovative American kitchen, award-winning sushi and designer cocktails in a uniquely modern dining environment. Sarasota is our second restaurant in Florida, a state that offers strong new restaurant growth opportunities, and complements our successful Tampa restaurant. This is the third new restaurant we have opened in 2014 and we are excited to be opening in Alpharetta, Georgia and Columbus, Ohio, later this year, which will conclude our 2014 new restaurant development plans and achieve our goal of 20% unit growth during 2014."

About Kona Grill

Kona Grill (Nasdaq:KONA) features American favorites with an international influence and award-winning sushi in a casually elegant atmosphere. Kona Grill owns and operates 28 restaurants, guided by a passion for quality food and personal service. Restaurants are currently located in 17 states: Arizona (Chandler, Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale); Colorado (Denver); Connecticut (Stamford); Florida (Tampa, Sarasota); Idaho (Boise); Illinois (Lincolnshire, Oak Brook); Indiana (Carmel); Louisiana (Baton Rouge); Maryland (Baltimore); Michigan (Troy); Minnesota (Eden Prairie); Missouri (Kansas City); Nebraska (Omaha); New Jersey (Woodbridge); Nevada (Las Vegas); Texas (Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, The Woodlands); Virginia (Richmond). For more information, visit www.konagrill.com.

CONTACT: Kona Grill Investor Relations Contact: Kona Grill, Inc. Christi Hing, Chief Financial Officer (480) 922-8100 investorrelations@konagrill.com

Source:Kona Grill, Inc.