BALTIMORE, Oct. 6, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kona Grill (Nasdaq:KONA), the nationally acclaimed American Grill and sushi bar, announced the grand opening of its restaurant, located in downtown Baltimore, at 1 E. Pratt St. (the corner of Light and Pratt Streets). Known for its innovative New American cuisine, fresh sushi, lively happy hours and atmosphere, the restaurant is an exciting addition to the tourist- and business-oriented district where it is situated.

"We're thrilled to be a part of the dining scene here in Charm City," commented Mark Underwood, general manager of Kona Grill Baltimore and Fells Point resident. "With a dynamic menu that features something for almost every appetite, and an indoor/outdoor patio area that will be open year-round, we're confident Kona Grill will be a hit with Baltimore residents, professionals and visitors alike.

Kona Grill's offerings include a full scratch kitchen preparing a variety of entrees with an international flair, a full sushi bar, a popular bar scene, and an expansive outdoor dining patio on Pratt St. The restaurant serves menu items that appeal to a wide array of tastes, including favorites such as Macadamia Nut Chicken (tender chicken breast served with Kona Grill's shoyu-cream sauce and a pineapple papaya marmalade, paired with skin-on white cheddar mashed potatoes and wok-tossed vegetables); Sweet-Chili Glazed Salmon (fresh salmon served with shrimp and pork fried rice, wok-tossed vegetables and garnished with onion curls); Big Island Meat Loaf (traditional meat loaf enhanced with sweet Italian and andouille sausage, served with button mushrooms, skin-on white cheddar mashed potatoes and wok-tossed vegetables, served with shoyu-cream sauce), and Thin-Crust Artisan Pizzas and flat-breads (margherita, pepperoni, lobster and ahi and truffled steak).

Kona Grill is open daily for lunch and dinner from Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12 Midnight. Happy Hour specials are available Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Reverse Happy Hour is available Monday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., as well as Friday and Saturday from 11 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Kona Grill is also able to accommodate large private parties and events.

To make reservations or to learn more about hosting private parties at Kona Grill, please call (410) 244-8994. 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 25 restaurants, guided by a passion for quality food and personal service. Restaurants are currently located in 16 states: Arizona (Chandler, Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale); Colorado (Denver); Connecticut (Stamford); Florida (Tampa, West Palm Beach); 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); Maryland (Baltimore). For more information, visit www.konagrill.com .

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