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Kenichi - Dallas
Kenichi - Dallas

Kenichi - Dallas Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kenichirestaurants.com
  • Phone: (214) 871-8883
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm (Lounge open till 2:00am), Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Asian, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Bodhi Durant
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
  • Catering: Off-site catering options available
  • Private Party Facilities: Upstairs dining adjacent to our mezzanine bar.
  • Private Party Contact: Brianna Rocha (214) 871-8883

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Museum Way
  • Public Transit: Victory Station
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Some street and lot parking available. Valet is directly in front of the restaurant.
A word from Kenichi - Dallas
KENICHI DALLAS is a modern restaurant and lounge that features contemporary Asian cuisine and world-class sushi while catering to the hip and sophisticated Dallas diner. The palette of soothing blues and greens is co-mingled with the subtle luxury of materials, including exotic wood, glass and custom metalwork. The menu at KENICHI DALLAS includes both traditional and innovative sushi preparations as well as sensational appetizers, a diverse selection of hot entrées and an extensive collection of premium sakes. Furthermore, guests can enjoy the KENICHI dining experience at the sushi bar, in the dining room, or upstairs, in the mezzanine lounge. Located in the vibrant Victory Park neighborhood, KENICHI DALLAS is within walking distance to the American Airlines Center – home of the Stars and the Mavericks – and looks forward to satisfying guests before and after events. No matter what the occasion, KENICHI DALLAS has something to offer for everyone.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "After reading mixed reviews online, I was interested in trying this place. The food was good, but not good enough for the prices. $20 for a sushi roll that isn't the best is too pricey. The service was slow and I had to track down my server to get the bill. I won't go back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Limited choices of seafood, steak was the best item of the night, nothing special on desserts"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We enjoyed it. It's expensive, but worth it. It's a nice place for a special occasion. the sushi is tasty, but they don't have paper menus where you can make the order for the table like every other sushi place in the world. Overall, it's still worth a visit."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We went for my son's 21st birthday at his suggestion. He said they have the best sushi he's ever had. We ordered the Thai Basil Fried Rice to share and everyone ordered a different type of sushi and I had the wild salmon. The rice was the best I've ever had, the salmon was unbelievable. The entire time I was thinking this place has got the best chefs in town. My husband, son and daughter loved their sushi, they each ordered something different. We all agreed the rice was heaven sent. We will definitely go again!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We went with a party of eight and tried many appetizers and all enjoyed an entrée. The sushi is outstanding and the fried green beans incredible. Atmosphere was modern and nice. Noise level a bit high for a group of eight but it did work. Only complaint is that we were all drinking red wine and they only had two bottles of our favorite. Waiter was attentive and always there when we needed him. Overall, great evening!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Menu has never changed. Food spilled on menus. Been going here for years after visiting the one in aspen many years ago. They need to change it up. Won't be going back. End of an era. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Fantastic flavor combinations, always fresh. When we asked various members of the staff what their favorite menu item is, they knew right away the answer and made a good case as to why we would want to try it on our next visit. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Took my husband here for his 30th birthday. The food was really good. Sushi rolls weren't the best but the sashimi was excellent. Sea weed salad is also very yummy. took a while to get our food but overall it was a fun dining experience. They gave my husband a special treat for his birthday and it was delicious! We got a private booth which was fun but the curtains were really dirty which made our fancy dining not seem so fancy. They need to wash the curtains and clean the booths or have them reupholstered. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food was good, but not amazing. Almost all of the sashimi specials on the menu are at least partially, if not fully, cooked, which defeats the purpose of ordering sashimi. The sashimi special that we ordered, the yellowtail grilled fish collar shio-yaki style was an excellent dish despite it's categorization. The fish was salty, but not salt encrusted, like we feared, and very light. The ton gyoza was an excellent starter sweet and salty. The best bites had bits of both the cherry and the gyoza. However, there were not enough cherries to go with every bite. After tasting the dumplings with the cherries, they seemed to be missing something without them. These two dishes were good, but the meal was not at the level of what we expected."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We were lucky enough to have Richard as our waiter, he is always great and provides perfect wine and dish recommendations. We had the Hamachi Collar grilled with a little salt and pepper, what a treat!i "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Had a great time. Food was good. The sushi side of the menu seems light. Not a large selection of rolls. But everything was we had was good. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We had several rolls. They were good but not great. The extremely salty soy sauce detracted from the quality of the food. Recommend the "mean green" roll. Drinks were very good too."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We had a fab night at Kenichi with great service and fantastic food. It was only disappointing that they had no mackeral but the quality of the tuna and salmon more than made up for it"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Great food, great atmosphere...we drive downtown from the 'burbs for this restaurant...Bhodi, an extraordinary executive chef, has crafted dishes that are some of the best in Dallas. Must try: the Dynamite shrimp or Lobster, the Kobe beef (perfect), spicy edimame, and a personal favorite; the toasty, crunchy and totally unexpected tofu...just amazing all the way around. You absolutely will fall for this place."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The food is consistently amazing at Kenichi! We enjoyed a sake sampler which was well worth the price and the education as the sake sommelier customized our drink selections based on our food selection and personal preferences. He really made the overall evening a true dining experience."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "ordered grilled asparagus and heart of palm salad, sushi, maki and sake. salad was great. sushi was ok. what clinched this was were the rolls, which were regrettable (so overly seasoned that fish flavor was completely lost; rice was warm!!!). i noticed that everything i ate in dallas was highly seasoned so i guess it was inevitable that the maki would be overly seasoned too??? service was great though."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Love the ambiance, very classy, although pricey, food was really good!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "the sushi is OK , but very overpriced and small portions compared to other sushi restaurants in Dallas. but the proximity to AA center and W will obviously make this restaurant endure"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Presentation and taste were all excellent. Top sushi pick for DFW ."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Kenichi creates a great experience for dining. Service is as good as the food.....outstanding!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We went for my husband's birthday on a Fri night. Parking was hard to find as there was a Mavs game going on that night. It was pretty empty when we sat down. I would recommend skipping the appetizers. I found them to be nothing special. I was told the dynamite shrimp was popular, but it was only 1 fried shrimp cut into 5 pieces. I did enjoy the pork belly skewer and escolar dishes were superb. Dessert wasn't that exciting either. They did offer a free dessert for his birthday so that was nice."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We have been coming to Kenichi for years, and the food, service have been consistently superb. Management is hands-on and invested in operations, making sure customers are having a quality experience. This is our go-to place for date nights and special occasions... They always make an evening out seem more like an event, not just a meal."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The food was very good and had interesting options. We went prior to a concert at the American Airlines Center - it's easy walking from there. The noise level, however, was way too loud. We were at a small table for 2 and had to yell to each other to be heard. We struck up a conversation with a couple at the small table right next to us, and we all said "what?" a lot because we couldn't hear each other."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Recommend as the food, service and atmosphere. Potstickers, lobster appetizer and steak was one of the best meals ever."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Great atmosphere, made reservations on short notice."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "My wife and I went there before a Mavs game due to the proximity to the Arena. Normally, we do not venture outside of Blue Fish when it comes to eating sushi. However, Kenichi was outstanding; waitress was very helpful in exlplaining certain items and making recommendations. We ordered sushi, sashimi and cooked fish and steak; all were excellent! Food was a little pricey, but definitely worth it for the occassional getaway."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Specialty rolls were great, but too expensive. Standard rolls (spicy tuna ect) were nothing special for that high price."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "unfortunately,half our party had to give up and leave (without dining there) because the valet filled up and there was no parking. after 40 minutes they gave up and went to another restaurant."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I've been to Kenichi several times and it never fails. Good food, good service and no major delays."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Headed to a concert and they were totally accommodating even though the restaurant was packed. We were able to valet and walk to our concert. Food was delicious. Highly recommend the mussels! Must make reservations!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "I dined at Kenichi with my girlfriend for the first time this weekend the food first of all was AWESOME. Everything about our experience was splendid besides the fact that our waiter seem a little unfocused and not aware of the current menu item specifics. I also did not have a napkin for setting when we first sat and took me asking two different waiters to get one. All in all our experience was awesome and we will be back to dine again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "By far one of the best sushi places in Dallas, serice was nice and friendly, price was fair, I got one of the steak plates (the flat iron) it was awesome and cooked perfectly. Up stairs has a very romantic scene to take a date on, while downstairs has a very group atmosphere when hanging out with friends note they have a variety of drinks especially wines PS try the sake mojitio.This was my first time here but surely not my last."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Good Place but my server was so busy and rushing. My appetizers came after my entrees, because we had four different people bring food and drinks...."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "i absolutely loved Kenichi-Dallas! me and my boyfriend enjoyed our valentines day dinner alot.. it was romantic, yet had almost a club like feel with the music and lighting. we loved that it was dimly lit, i hate romantic dinners where its so bright, that u feel like ur on display for everyone to see.. this is a great place and we will be returning there in the future"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Delicious food, great service, energetic ambiance that never disappoints. Will go back again and again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I had dinner by reservation on Valentine's Day. The food was absolutely amazing. The server was extremely knowledgeable about the different types of sushi and other items on the menu. He made a suggestion based on the types of sushi that I enjoy. He was so helpful. I had the Blake rolls and my husband had the kobe steak. Everything was amazing."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had an amazing evening sitting at the sushi bar. Rabbit (our chef) made some amazing dishes."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Richard our server was phenomenal! Great recommendations, great food!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The staff is always great here, Richard is the best!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "You guys took care of us! 8 years of marriage, no better place to start the new year off at."
    Dined on 12/31/2013