This is our favorite restaurant
This is our favorite restaurant and we always have a wonderful experience here! The staff and the food is always superb.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great all around. Happy hour
Great all around. Happy hour is great deal. Awesome that they have kama'aina night. Wish they had one in Waimea.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Sushi On Island
Kenichi Pacific was awesome. We had a party of 8, and the service went so smooth. They were always waiting for us, instead of us waiting for food/service. Michael and the others are great waiters, and very attentive to our needs. The food is one of the best on island, beet salad a must, and we made a special roll with salmon & cream cheese, the chef was happy to accomodate.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Undoubtedly one of, if not
Undoubtedly one of, if not the best restaurant on the Big Island.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food here is outstanding!
The food here is outstanding! Try the Roasted Edamame and the tempura vegatable roll and fresh Wasabi- they rock the house!
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Light Soy sauce
THe soy sauce they used was a bit lighter in flavor than I was use to. I thought that the food was off but in the end it was just that they were using a milder soy sauce than I'd been use to.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sushi is pretty much authentic with REAL wasabi. Just kind of on the pricey side. We just went for appetizers and sushi. Couldn't have been better.
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Kenichi has become our favorite restaurant and we try to go there at least once a month. We usually order appetizers, sushi, and specials from the sushi bar and have never been disappointed....oishii!!!
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding sushi and Japanese food. A bit of travel needed but well worth the effort. Sashimi and rolls are as good as I have had anywhere.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best sushi in West Hawaii!
Kenichi Pacific is a great restaurant for high quality sushi or a special dinner. The prices are expensive, but you get what you pay for in great food.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been going to Kenichi's since they opened. They always have consistently great food, friendly service and pleasant ambiance. Love their sushi specials, their entrees too are fabulous, always a hard decision to have delicious fresh sushi or delicious entree. The only place in Kona for duck confi, also offer a great lamb with mac-nuts and their peppered ahi steak is wonderful. Very flavorful non-alcoholic beverages on their menu too. Always a safe, delicious choice!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoy this restaurant as the overall experience makes me come back. The price is a little expensive for two but still walk away happy. We have always chosen to sit outdoors but they appear to have a nice indoor accommodations as well. We will come back again.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best dining in Kona!
My wife and I have eaten at Kenichi Pacific several times and have never been disappointed. We believe it is the best dining in Kona. Our server Mike, was very attentive, professional and knowledgeable regarding the menu. If you are looking for high quality food and service, this is the place in Kona.
Tom and My
9/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great sushi and Japanese fusion foo
During the week that we stayed in Kailua Kona, we went here twice. Once for their happy hour where all the sushi rolls are 40-50% off and another time for dinner. The highlight for us were the various type of unique and innovative sushi rolls and appetizers. We didn't even get to the main dishes, though we have had them in previous years. A great place to eat when on the Big Island of Hawaii.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
NY Times 3 Star Restaurant
Lived in NYC our entire life and finally moved to Oahu two years ago. We totally understand the restaurant scene. What an amazing experience. From the greeting to the good bye check the entire experience brought back NYC top restaurant memories. Subsequently we decided to eat there the following evening. The sauces that accompanied the new style sashimi, Yellow Tail Cilantro Serrano Chili and White Fish Hamachi melted in your mouth with tight crunch. Also Dynamite Shrimp too awesome to describe. The sake list although small was perfectly organized for the menu. Our server helped make the two evenings very special. We have made this restaurant a true DESTINATION restaurant. Worth the 40 minute flight.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had to have Sushi
This was my second visit to Kenichi's in less than 6 months. I have been hankerin for sushi for over a month and when a friend from California came to visit I found an opportunity to dine there again. The food was great except the special that our waitress told us about and got us all salivating for was sold out. We ordered another favorite and had a great meal regardless of not getting to try their special of the night I'll just have to go back to see if I can have that special on another night.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice food!
From the shashimi to the sushi, all very good. Atmosphere is cosy (even if you decide to have dinner in the terrace).
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place and great food
Try this place. The food is very good and the Kservice A*!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a return visit to
This was a return visit to this fine dining restaurant on a busy evening during the coffee festival. Our waitress was overwhelmed by the crowds and so service was not as good as we previously experienced. Food however was excellent as always.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun night out
Kenichi's is a great spot. We had karaage and new style yellowtail sashimi to start. The karaage chicken was light enough to not feel guilty about fried food and was plated with a light salad that was miso and ginger based. The sashimi was soaked in a ponzu sauce and garnished with a spicy pepper. Great idea but too much ponzu.
I had the sushi dinner that was plated like a lunch box (teishoku). It was exactly what I was looking for. 10 pieces of delicate sushi and lightly breaded tempura.
The misses selected a few rolls and some nigiri zushi. All standard stuff, but very well done.
To finish, we had the warm chocolate souffle. Amazingly perfect with a scoop of tahitian vanilla ice cream for balance. What a perfect way to finish!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
love this place. If you like
love this place. If you like Japanese food then you'll like this place. this is a must do if you are in the Keauhou area.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
a good find
best meal that we had during our weekend getaway to Keauhou
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I have eaten at Kenichi Pacific several times and have never been disappointed. Excellent food and service! The best in Kona! Mike is an excellent server and the food preparation is excellent. The owner really understands customer service. He makes one feel really special and welcomes you to his restaurant.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Japanese Big Island style
Sushi rolls are good, especially during happy hour, but rest of food moderately ok. Prices very high, even if you hit the happy hour.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, decent service
My wife and I went to Kenichi Pacific for dinner recently while on our honeymoon. We had three different sushi rolls and a few other small plates - all of them were excellent. We went on a quiet weekday night when the restaurant was pretty empty and the service seemed a little slow, but the food more than made up for that. Also, when my wife spilled her half-empty cocktail, our waitress replaced it will a new full one for free.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM