Tight on time...
Went to Kenichi before the Mavs game. Was 30 min. late to reservation because of wreck on highway, but had no plroblems getting seated. Being tight on time, the waitress did a great job making sure we got everyhting we wanted to eat with pleanty of time to enjoy it and still make the game before tip-off. The food was amazing as always,. Great timee, will go back.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
LOUD! COMMUNICATION NOT POSSIBLE!
Too loud! Diners had trouble communicating due to the very loud music. This restaurant does NOT need a DJ. Ambiance would have been nice otherwise.
Outstanding sashimi, pricy wine by the glass.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time at Kenichi
First time and it was good. Great selection of Sake.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Oysters dynamite was incredible!
Bodhi is the five star chef who amazes us on every visit. His amuse bouche oysters dynamite was incredible!
4/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great anniversary dinner
We had the best night there. It was our anniversary and could not have asked for a better table or service. They made it an amazing evening.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and the service
Excellent food and the service was even better. Thanks for making our anniversary date special.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Executive Chef Bodhi is the Best!
Executive Chef, Bodhi Durant, is always able to amaze. From the Amuse Bouche to the delicious entrees, he is one of the best chefs in Texas. The sea bass was moist and buttery and the yellow-tail appetizer was spicy and flavorful. Try the Snow Maiden Saki. I highly recommend this restaurant.
4/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food; great service & ambiance
It was the first visit for my wife and I to Kenichi. The prices are somewhat high, but meal was excellent. We got one of the curtain booths which made the experience that more enjoyable. Although you get the vibrant energy from the folks in the restaurant, you are almost to yourself because of the curtain. Our server was top notch. Did not like that for party of two gratuity was already included, but I would have given him the 20% anyway. Other than that (gratuity included in final bill), it was a terrific experience.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bhodi is the Best!
The scene at Kenichi is great, but the fantastic food is what keeps us returning. Bhodi put together a summer starter with watermelon, maytag blue cheese and a melange of spices and sauce that made the taste refreshing and unique. He always delights the sences.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have dinner here then drive
Have dinner here then drive over to Terillis on lower Greenville for drinks and live Jazz...makes for a great evening...
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun with friends.
Date night with friends.
We had a coupon for four.
Bar service was great.
Atmosphere has a fun vibe.
It was not to terribly loud for being packed on Sunday night at 7pm.
Bring your pets if you want to enjoy the patio.
The seating is close quartered. Food was excellent. We tried a dish in every category and enjoyed each one. The Salmon sashimi was beautifully marbled and fresh. The rolls were a share able size. Our flat iron stak was great but the sauce was a bit heavy. The deserts were fun. The price is higher than most but I would say right on track with the other restaurants in the area.
I would visit again with friends.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very friendly helpful server.
Very friendly helpful server. We had two appetizers, both at her suggestion and they were amazing. Then we ordered two rolls which were fabulous but much larger than the rolls we are used to getting in other restaurants. We could barely finish our food! The prices are higher than other Japanese restaurants but this is definitely a step (or 3) above the usual nicer sushi places.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I ate here for our anniversary dinner and it was amazing. From the food to the service, everything was a great experience. Since it was our anniversary, we have our own private booth that had a translucent curtain. Talk about romantic! Neal was our server and he did an excellent job! This place definitely gets two thumbs up!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner night
Fantastic food. Great service. Wonderful atmosphere.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our kids gave us a gift dinner at Kenichi for my birthday. This was our first time to eat here and it was wonderful and we will be going back. Kenichi's is an inventive marriage of traditional Japanese cuisine with modern fusion sauces and accompaniments. The sushi and sashimi courses were wonderful and memorable, but the pan seared scallops - oh my! Nearly wish I had ordered all five courses of just this. Amazing.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food, wonderful service!
Really sweet server, who was knowledgeable and made great recommendations. Food was excellent and nicely presented. Will return on our next trip to Dallas!
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience again!
We had one of the best dining experiences... Again! The food here is delicious! We ordered several sushi rolls and all were superb. By far, one of our favorite restaurants.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary night and my birthday and it was very very nice. The ambience was excellent. I read a review from OpenTable and saw someone mention the booth with privacy curtain so I requested it and it made the experience much more intimate and special. Our hostess was great, wish I could remember her name :-( . We tried Sake for first time and we went with Silk brand of Sake. It's right next to Victory Park and W hotel and residence to it has an upscale feel to it. The food was also great. If you are hungry prepare to order several dishes as the food portions are small but delicious. Great restaurant for couples or after work get together, but it's not rowdy. Very pleasant on a Thursday. Try the privacy curtain.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bodhi is a Master Chef!
The fun ambience, gracious service, and especially the creative cooking make Kenichi Dallas one of the best restaurants in Texas. The Dallas outpost of the Aspen tradition upholds the culinary excellence with Chef Bodhi creating unique and delicious options on the ever-changing menu. I highly recommend this restaurant.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as always
Have been quite a few times now and the food never disappoints !! The rib appetizer is amazing and the selection is fantastic
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sea Scallops were a stand out
Sushi dishes were great as expected. Make sure you order the real wasabi. It is very hard to find places that serve it and that alone makes the place worth coming back for. The standout were the sea scallops on top of mashed sweet potatoes I think.. Hands down the best thing we had.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is always amazing even for those of us in a family where one does not like sushi. The sauces were very flavorful. The decorating inside is very calming where lots of good conversation can happen. A favorite in our family. We will return again and again and again.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
It had a great mix of rolls
It had a great mix of rolls and sushi. Loved the tuna and almond specialty.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Furniture was chic and relaxed . It was my first time io dine at Kenichi the atmosphere was relaxing and the food tasted magical. All the presentations were artfully created and tasted devine., Looking forward to dining here again soon.
7/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Superb Sashimi Platter
Ordered a 20 piece Sashimi platter and we were served copiously and the chef presented a large platter beautifully ...
$90 for this was a steal ...
Excellent ... and so fresh ...
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was hoping the Restaurant
I was hoping the Restaurant Week menu had a few more options; it was extrememly limited, but everything thing we had was good, I'll most likely try it another time.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The place is quite lovely. The food presentation is nice. However, the food portions are quite small, especially for the price charged for each dish. The drinks from the bar were very costly. A "date night" turned out to be an expensive night out, with very small portions. Oh well, the place is one to try.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for a birthday dinner
Took my wife there for a birthday dinner and got her to be adventurous sampling various dishes.
Calimari was excellent and we began ordering many dishes.
2 hours later, we were stuffed and satisfied.
We will be back again...soon.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Music too loud
We really enjoyed the traditional Japanese food and the restaurant week menu was great. We added in additional sushi and a delicious mackerel which meant we ate the whole fish including the deep fried bones. We had a great table and our waiter was fantastic. For some reason half way through the meal a DJ deck was set up in the upstairs which played incredibly loud dance music. It seemed totally out of place in the restaurant which was not really very busy and on investigation there was no one sitting in the bar. It rather spoilt the evening and certainly we didn't want to linger.
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had all of the choices for restaurant week from the menu. They were all excellent. However, the escolar appetizer was magical. I hope they will keep it on the menu!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was excellent and cooked just right, from scallops to sashimi to the steak. Dessert was amazing. Would definitely recommend this restaurant. Service was good, nothing spectacular, the ambiance is great for groups or a romantic evening. Would definitely recommend!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant Week menu was very
Restaurant Week menu was very good. Sushi was really good and choices were nice. Appetizers were probably the stars including watermelon salad and dynamite shrimp.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Sum of one One Bite
I was very excited to try Kenichi after the amazing bite at the taste of Dallas. I gotta say I was empresses with the presentation and overwhelmed that so many flakes could be enhanced and captured on the sum of one bite. I had gone with friends who had not had the sushi experience and was pleased they love every but of it. I will definitely be back again and again!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consideration & Attentive Service
We'd asked for a quiet table, as one in our party is hard of hearing, and Kenichi did a super job of accommodating us. Our mellow server Travis initially seemed to have lost his way en route to Austin :-), but by the end of the evening, he was the true star of our experience. His recommendations were spot on. He kept our glasses & plates full, our requests fulfilled (he delivered a substitute dessert for one of us allergic to the berries in the Restaurant Week offering). During a serious discussion with our guests, Travis read the situation perfectly, knowing just when to step in and when to walk away. The sushi was fresh and plentiful, the décor sleek & the quiet (Kenichi wasn't full since AA had no events) welcome.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Sushi In Dallas
We've tried Kenichi twice - clearly the most interesting and fresh sushi in Dallas. Beautiful presentations, perfectly done. Mean green roll and a buttery escolar sashimi dish were an almost perfect blend of fresh fish, light citrus, and spicy kick. Service was a bit slow, but no big deal. Cool, hip place with a crowd to match. Only drawback is you pay for what you get - Kenichi is very pricey, even in the realm of high end sushi places.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bodhi is the Best!
Chef Bodhi and the outstanding management and staff at Kenichi always go above and beyond our expectations. This is the best Sushi / Japanese restaurant in Texas.
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Best Food in the DFW Metroplex
Kenichi has the best chef, food, atmosphere and staff in the DFW Metroplex!!! Everything on the menu is tasteful, perfectly prepared, and presented with love. It was my third visit but first time trying Sake...awesome! The waitstaff knew exactly what to recommend.
This was my third time visiting and my second time with a first-timer who absolutely love it!!!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I will be back!
We had a wonderful server who gave us suggestions on what to try. Absolutely loved the Mean Green sashimi, Black Cod appetizer, and Flatiron steak. We also tried several types of saki and were very impressed with their selection.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my very first time to eat Sushi and it was amazing! We sat in the rock star booth and it was very cozy and private. My favorite appetizer was the dynamite shrimp and favorite roll was the friday night lights. The salmon sashimi and unagi were also amazing. Everything was very fresh! We ended the meal with the chocolate molten cake. It was perfect! We will definitely be back.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great sushi and wonderful service. An excellent choice anytime!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Place is amazing
This place is amazing. Awesome rolls. Server made excellent recommedations.
Will go again.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Time Experience
My Wife and I had a Great dining experience on October 18, 2013. The food was absolutely delicious and our waiter (Richard) was very courteous and helpful with the menu!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bodhi is the Best!
This is such a fabulous place! The "Surf and Turf," special with filet mignon, scallops and shrimp, mixed with soba noodles and a spicy sauce was fantastic. The yellow-tail with pepers was great, as always. The sushi with fresh wasabi is the best in Dallas. I highly recomend this restaurant.
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and exceptional service. I will definitely return!
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My partner and I went here for a romantic date before a show at the House of Blues. We went on a Monday night around 7. It wasn't crowded at all. But just in case we made reservations. We were seated right away and our waitress was quick to greet us and take our orders. Every one was very friendly and the food was incredible! I would definitely recommend this place for sushi and a romantic evening out. I can't wait to go back!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Saki List
The Head Chef, Bhodi, is a true culinary master. Each course is better than the next. Neal is a fantastic Saki Somlier, taking us through an extensive Saki list to let us enjoy the diferent types of Saki. I highly recomend this restaurant.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
An appointment brought us downtown and google pointed out out Kenichi as a "close by" restaurant. After a little research we made a reservation and we are glad we did. Loved all the dishes we had ... sushi, sashimi, kaushi beef on hot stone ... even the pear bread pudding. We'll be back.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, excellent
Excellent food, excellent service. Felt like I was getting what I payed for. Great experience.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
A special treat
We went to celebrate my graduation and it was definitely a special treat. My advice, go with what the server suggests (and I also read some yelp reviews to find out what was a 'must have'). All the food was excellent, with the one exception of the time I make a substitution of a type of fish that was other than what the server suggested for that particular dish, and we ordered a LOT of items. The yelp reviews did not steer me wrong, and neither did our excellent server (forgot his name but he had a ponytail). They even made a special complimentary desert for me! This is a quite expensive place but for a very special occasion, it was worth it!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
U gotta try this!!
Front of restaurant has a nice bar n lounge area. But the real treat is the back area. Nice tables to seat just about any reasonable sized group. Couple of private dining booths looked cool, curtained off from the rest of the room.
Had three sushi dishes, the Mean Green, the Yellowtail Serrano, and the Big D Tataki. All presented beautifully, all delicious. My girlfriends a real foodie, has dined in some very nice places, and was very impressed. Loved it!! Going back for more.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM