A & E Editor
Restaurant: Kona Grill
Though people normally associate sushi with cheap Kroger rolls or a fancy hibachi feast, Kona Grill provides a middle ground for a sit-down sushi meal. Located in West Broad Village, this restaurant serves a varied cuisine from salads to steaks and—of course—sushi.
There are three categories of sushi rolls you can choose from at this restaurant: traditional, hot, and Kona. Traditional rolls include fan favorites like the California Roll, Philadelphia Roll, and Crunchy Spicy Tuna Roll for $7-10. Hot rolls are simple like the traditional and are about the same price, including Shrimp Tempura Roll and Soft Shell Crab Roll. If the Kroger sushi is your go-to, these are the rolls for you. The Kona rolls ($10-16) have some of that elevated hibachi flare with fun names like the Poke Naruto Roll and The Wave. My group ordered the Flamingo Roll, a delicious combination of salmon, soft shell crab mix, and fresh avocado topped with a spicy chili sriracha sauce. Because the price of the rolls can rack up, I suggest ordering four or five rolls for the table to share; you get enough to eat and a discounted price.
Sometimes the all-you-can-eat Sushi King buffet is too pricy and too much sushi for a sit-down meal. If you ever find yourself in Short Pump craving sushi, I suggest you stop by Kona Grill.