Kona Grill, Inc., an American grill and sushi bar, announced the opening of its newest restaurant at the Baybrook Mall in Friendswood, Texas on December 14.

The restaurant is located in a 550,000-square-foot expansion of Baybrook Mall located in Friendswood, southeast of Houston. The new outdoor lifestyle phase features restaurants, retail and entertainment and connects with the existing 1.2-million-square-foot mall, making Baybrook Mall the largest shopping center in the area. The restaurant features an indoor-outdoor patio and bar, dining room, exhibition kitchen, and sushi bar. 

“We are excited to expand our presence in Texas with the opening of our ninth location in the state,” says Berke Bakay, president and CEO. “We look forward to sharing our innovative food and drink offerings with both new faces and loyal guests that are familiar with the Kona brand as this is our third restaurant in the Houston metropolitan market. Our Friendswood location represents the seventh Kona Grill opened this year and the successful completion of our 2015 development plans. We have now achieved 23 percent annual unit growth making Kona Grill one of the fastest growing restaurant brands in the U.S.”

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