ORANGE, Ohio — Kona Grill, a casual restaurant specializing in Asian-inspired food and sushi, will open its first Northeast Ohio location at Pinecrest.
“Kona Grill was on a very short list of restaurants we targeted early on for Pinecrest, and we are delighted we’ve finally crossed the finish line with them,” Heather Kovello, vice president for the developer, Fairmount Properties, said in a release. “Their concept is very much on-trend in that it’s experiential on every level which will promote the most enjoyable visits for its guests.”
The 7,300-square feet restaurant, whose offerings include miso-sake sea bass and avocado egg rolls, will have dining for 300 people and include a patio facing the center’s one-acre village green.
Kona Grill, a 43-store chain with a location in Columbus, joins a growing list of dining establishments new to the area that have signed on at the massive 58-acre mixed-use project, currently under construction at I-271 and Harvard Road. Also on board:
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, specializing in wood-fired steaks, burgers and seafood
Pinstripes, a bistro with bowling and bocce
City Works Eatery and Pourhouse, known for its extensive craft beer selection
Fusian, featuring fast casual build-your-own sushi
BiBiBop, an Asian rice bowl spot similar to Chipotle
Two restaurants already established in Northeast Ohio, Red the Steakhouse and Flipside, are also coming to Pinecrest.
The $230 million project is scheduled to open in the spring of 2018. It will include first to market stores such as REI and West Elm, as well as a Whole Foods grocery store, 10-screen Silverspot Cinemas, AC by Marriott Hotel, nearly 90 apartments and 150,000 square feet of office space.