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Kona Grill Opens in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ:KONA), an American grill and sushi bar, announced the opening of its second international franchise location at Al Seef in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The two-story Kona Grill restaurant is located in the contemporary area of Al Seef. The restaurant is located on the Dubai creek and adjacent to Al Fahidi historical district. The shopping, dining, entertainment and tourism destination covers a total area of 2.5 million square feet and houses close to 500 shopping and dining concepts and three hotels.

The restaurant is the Company’s second international franchise location and the first in United Arab Emirates. The restaurant features signature Kona elements such as two outdoor patios, a bar, dining room, exhibition kitchen and sushi bar.

“We are pleased to expand our presence internationally with the opening of the first Kona Grill in the United Arab Emirates,” said Berke Bakay, President and CEO. “We congratulate our partners on the successful opening of this new restaurant and believe that our contemporary American menu featuring high-quality, fresh ingredients in a distinct dining environment is a great fit for Al Seef in Dubai. This opening marks our second international restaurant and first in the Middle East. We look forward to opening an additional international franchise restaurant in Toronto later this year.”

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 46 restaurants and has two restaurants in Monterrey, Mexico and Dubai, United Arab Emirates that operate under a franchise agreement. Restaurants are located in 23 states and Puerto Rico: Alabama (Huntsville); Arizona (Chandler, Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale(2)); California (Irvine); Colorado (Denver); Connecticut (Stamford); Florida (Miami, Tampa, Sarasota, Winter Park); Georgia (Alpharetta); Hawaii (Honolulu); 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(2), 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        

Source: Kona Grill, Inc.