Kona Grill Opens in Columbus, Ohio

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kona Grill, Inc. (Nasdaq:KONA), an American grill and sushi bar, announced the opening of its newest restaurant in Columbus, Ohio on November 18, 2014.

The new Kona Grill is located at 4087 New Bond Street, Building 5, in the middle of Easton Town Center, an award-winning 1.7 million square foot lifestyle center, which draws over 21 million visitors annually. The restaurant integrates modern design elements, including water and fire features, and a signature 900 gallon saltwater aquarium in a polished casual dining atmosphere. These features facilitate a welcoming environment for customers to enjoy the variety of Kona Grill's flavorful American food with international influences, extensive sushi menu, and beverage offerings in distinctive dining areas that include a mezzanine, indoor-outdoor patio and bar, and exhibition sushi bar.

"Opening in Easton Town Center, a Top 50 regional retail destination, is a testament to both our rising profile with developers and the enthusiastic and devoted effort by our team to elevate our distinctive growth concept," said Berke Bakay, President and CEO. "We continue to demonstrate that our compelling, polished casual concept is portable to a wide variety of markets, trade areas, and real estate footprints. Specifically, Ohio offers excellent opportunities to grow our brand and with this new restaurant opening we now offer the Kona Grill experience in 19 states. Columbus is our fifth and final new restaurant of 2014, which represents achievement of our 20% unit growth goal. We are well underway with our 2015 and beyond development plans and are excited by the real estate opportunities being made available to our brand, which puts Kona Grill in the enviable position of sustained 20% unit growth."

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 30 restaurants, guided by a passion for quality food and personal service. Restaurants are currently located in 19 states: Arizona (Chandler, Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale); Colorado (Denver); Connecticut (Stamford); Florida (Tampa, Sarasota); Georgia (Alpharetta); 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); Ohio (Columbus); 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.