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Kona Grill Opens in San Juan, Puerto Rico

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kona Grill, Inc. (Nasdaq:KONA), an American grill and sushi bar, announced the opening of its newest restaurant in San Juan, Puerto Rico on March 26, 2015.

The new Kona Grill is located at The Mall of San Juan, a brand new, upscale, one million plus square foot, multi-level retail destination center. The Mall of San Juan is positioned at the intersection of the PR-17, PR-8, PR-181, and PR-26 highways, and is within a few miles from both the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport and the San Juan financial district. The restaurant features distinctive dining areas that include an indoor-outdoor patio and bar, exhibition sushi bar, and private dining area. The restaurant also contains modern design elements, such as compelling water features, a liquid-crystal-display (LCD) fire element and a signature 900 gallon saltwater aquarium. These features will allow customers to enjoy all that Kona Grill has to offer: flavorful American food with international influences; an extensive sushi menu; and signature beverage offerings.

"Opening in the center of San Juan puts our new restaurant in the middle of one of the densest markets yet. We anticipate many of San Juan's four million visitors and two and a half million residents will walk away highly impressed with our differentiated polished casual dining experience. The Mall of San Juan is a first-of-its-kind, high-end, retail center and opening a new restaurant in this attractive location reinforces our view that Kona Grill is a cut above its peers and is compatible to a wide variety of real estate options," said Berke Bakay, President and CEO. "Our 2015 development program, which entails seven new Kona Grills, is in full swing and we're excited to bring the Kona Grill experience to San Juan, our first new restaurant of the year."

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 31 restaurants, guided by a passion for quality food and personal service. Restaurants are currently located in 19 states and Puerto Rico: Arizona (Chandler, Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale); Colorado (Denver); Connecticut (Stamford); Florida (Sarasota, Tampa); 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); Puerto Rico (San Juan); 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.