Kona Grill's El Paso Location Named to OpenTable's List of The Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kona Grill, Inc. (Nasdaq:KONA), an American grill and sushi bar, is excited to announce its El Paso, Texas restaurant was recently named by OpenTable as one of The Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America. OpenTable's list of The Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America was compiled from a sample of more than 5 million restaurant reviews amassed at over 20,000 restaurants between March 1, 2014 and February 28, 2015. All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then sorted according to a score calculated from each restaurant's average rating in the "hot spot" category along with a minimum "overall" rating.

"We are honored to be selected to OpenTable's Top 100 Hot Spot list. We are proud that our brand is one of only a select few publicly-traded restaurant concepts to make this list and believe this is a prime example that Kona Grill is executing at a high level. This accolade reflects the broad appeal of our creative food and drink offerings served in a contemporary environment and underscores the strength of our brand that is driving our long-term 20% unit growth plans," said Berke Bakay, President and CEO.

Kona Grill's El Paso restaurant is located at The Fountains at Farah, a regional lifestyle center located at 8889 Gateway West Boulevard. The Fountains at Farah is a 600,000 square foot lifestyle center featuring a unique combination of retailers, restaurants, events and entertainment in an outdoor setting. The 7,000 square foot restaurant features an outdoor patio, full-service sushi bar and a signature ten-foot aquarium along with other modern design elements.

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

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