Kona Grill Opens in Waikiki, HI

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ:KONA), an American grill and sushi bar, announced the opening of its newest restaurant at the International Market Place in Waikiki, HI on September 14, 2016.

The International Market Place opened this year on August 25th and extends the Kalakaua shopping experience in an inviting open-air design with a lush Hawaiian sense of place. It features 345,000 square feet of world-class restaurants and retailers – 50% of which will be unique to O’ahu. Kona Grill is one of nine chef-driven restaurants at the International Market Place, and is located on the center’s third-level Grand Lanai at 2330 Kalakaua Ave. The restaurant features a large outdoor patio, bar, dining room, exhibition kitchen and sushi bar.

“We are excited to expand our presence into Hawaii with the opening of our first Kona Grill location in the state,” said Berke Bakay, President and CEO. “We look forward to showcasing our innovative food and drink offerings in our signature contemporary environment that we hope will become a new favorite for both locals and tourists alike. This opening is our fifth of the year and with the planned opening of a restaurant in Huntsville, AL next month, we are on track to successfully execute upon our 2016 development plans of 20% unit growth.”

About Kona Grill
Kona Grill features a global menu of contemporary American favorites, award-winning sushi, and specialty cocktails in an upscale casual atmosphere. Kona Grill owns and operates 42 restaurants, guided by a passion for quality food and exceptional service. Restaurants are located in 22 states and Puerto Rico: Arizona (Chandler, Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale); California (Irvine); Colorado (Denver); Connecticut (Stamford); Florida (Sarasota, Miami, Tampa); Georgia (Alpharetta); Hawaii (Waikiki); Illinois (Lincolnshire, Oak Brook); Indiana (Carmel); Idaho (Boise); Louisiana (Baton Rouge); Maryland (Baltimore); Michigan (Troy); Minnesota (Eden Prairie, Minnetonka); Missouri (Kansas City); Nebraska (Omaha); New Jersey (Woodbridge); Nevada (Las Vegas(2)); Ohio (Cincinnati, Columbus); Puerto Rico (San Juan); Tennessee (Franklin); Texas (Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Friendswood, Fort Worth, Houston, Plano, San Antonio, The Woodlands); Virginia (Arlington, Fairfax, Richmond). For more information, visit www.konagrill.com

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

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