SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 20, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today Kona Grill (Nasdaq:KONA) rolled out huge bling for its upcoming "Sushi & The City" event-a luxurious trip giveaway to New York City. The grand prize includes a round trip ticket for two, a stay at the Plaza Hotel and a shopping trip for a pair of iconic Manolo Blahniks high heels.  This celebration of the highly anticipated  Sex and the City sequel comes on the heels of Kona's successful impromptu patio parties that took place during the release of the first Sex and the City movie in 2008. This year, Kona's "Sushi & The City" guests will experience an extension of the onscreen excitement and glamour with a walk down the red carpet, specialty Samantha, Carrie, Charlotte and Miranda sushi rolls and signature designer cocktails.

Grand prize raffle tickets are $1 and can be purchased in every Kona Grill restaurant from May 27th - June 6th.  All proceeds will go to Dress for Success, an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

For those not able to make the big night, the party will continue for the next 10 days, at all 24 locations, with sushi roll and designer drink specials.

Says Kona Grill Executive, Rachel Phillips-Luther, "We plan to be the perfect accessory to this big night out for women across the country. The anticipation and excitement surrounding the release of this second Sex and the City film is enormous, and Kona Grill promises to be the ideal-pre and post movie-place to get "Carried Away"."

About Kona Grill

Kona Grill features American favorites with an international influence and award winning sushi in a casually elegant atmosphere. Kona Grill owns and operates 24 restaurants, guided by a passion for quality food and personal service. Restaurants are currently located in 15 states: Arizona (Chandler, Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale); Colorado (Denver); Connecticut (Stamford); Florida (West Palm Beach, Tampa); Illinois (Lincolnshire, Oak Brook); Indiana (Carmel); Louisiana (Baton Rouge); Michigan (Troy); Minnesota (Eden Prairie); Missouri (Kansas City); Nebraska (Omaha); New Jersey (Woodbridge); Nevada (Las Vegas); Texas (Austin, Dallas, Houston, Sugar Land, San Antonio); Virginia (Richmond).

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About Dress for Success

Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to more than 100 cities in the U.S., Australia, Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, the UK and the West Indies. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than 550,000 women work towards self-sufficiency. Visit  www.dressforsuccess.org  to learn more.
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