Delicious Bananas Foster after a tasty meal.
The food is good but used to be better. Very poor beer selection for a bar. The Mai Tai was small and not very good. Service was just OK. No server when we wanted to order more drinks. The server did not check on us after the first round of drinks. We ordered drinks when dinner came. We were then almost through with dinner when the drinks came. It is quiet if sitting outside. We were basically happy with the food.
Simply delish and our server, Heather was excellent.
We thought the vegetable tempura was mediocre and expensive. The sushi rolls were small and tasteless.
Service was very slow waited 15-20 mins before anyone came to the table to give us water. Food is good here but the service was extremely slow. I would not come back to this place.
We had a delightful family dinner at Kenichi Pacific! All of our adult kids and son-in-law love sushi and they do sushi really really well! Kids were in hog heaven! Little of this, little of that, sharing back & forth, ooooing and aaaahhhhing! My wife, who is not a fan of sushi, had the duck confit and loved it! I did appetizers, the dynamite shrimp (simply Wowsville! Best shrimp I've ever had) and the pork & shrimp dim sum (which were also awesome & reminded me of the dumplings in Hong Kong).
Besides the outstanding food, the service was exceptional! Our server was Mele & she was vivacious, helpful, entertaining, and timely!
Everybody kept saying, "Why haven't we ever been here before?" We'll definitely be back!
We've been to this outstanding restaurant at least a dozen times. Doesn't that say it all?
The sushi rolls are creative and delicious, with a special one each night. Try the kakiyagi roll.
The ono main dish is amazing.
Really good food, kind of funny service.
Lobster sushi roll was a wonderful appetizer. Lamb was tender and flavorful. Mac crust on lamb was a delight!
Valentine’s Day. Keniche was excellent, as it always is!
It was nice
Music would have also been but there was none.
This was my second time there and I loved it just as much as the first time. Comforting atmosphere! Staff are friendly!!
Always a great experience!
Pleasant find in the Keauhou Shopping Center. The waiter was great, very informative. The Sashimi and entrees were both flavorful and a delight to look at.
Excellent in every way!
Our group ordered a variety of dishes to share including the black cod, dynamite shrimp, ribs, pork belly buns. The ribs and cod were especially tasty. The ribs were fall off the bone tender. We also had the avocado macadamia salad, some sushi and the duck confit. The duck confit was seasoned with 5 spice powder and was a winner. We had the fried ice cream for desert. I would skip that. Overall great dinner. Would go back.
Ok, so-so--other fusion words. Nothing too splendific in about Japanese spaghetti. So-so rolls--but I repeat myself.
We had a mix of favorites and chef's special dishes. The miso black cod, dynamite shrimp and avo-mac salad are old favorites that were as tasty as ever. The two specials, grilled fish and barely cooked ono were spectacularly flavored and a wonderful contrast. We have never had a disappointing meal here!
We had such a lovely anniversary dinner. We have been to Kenichi many times even for our anniversary but this was the bst ever. The service was lovely and the food was so delicious.
Our server Cori made our evening extra special - and our meals were spectacular as always - service was a bit slow however that gave us a chance to enjoy our last night in Kona
We drove for an hour and it was worth it. Great food and great service from Heather.
We went here on vacation and enjoyed it very much.
Awesome, beautiful and the best! Thank you:)
We love Kenichi! They have a great happy hour. Regular prices are good for the location and quality of the food.
Another amazing experience - our server Bebelyn made our New Year’s Eve dinner spectacular- thanks again Kenichi
We spent the New Year dining at Kenichi Pacific. We have been to the restaurant in the past and it is one of the hidden gems that most are unfamiliar with. Don't let the location (strip mall) fool you. If you like sushi, Pacific-themed food, or just a nice experience, I certainly recommend it.
Decent sushi not the best I’ve ever had. It’s good for a quick casual bite.
A Merry Christmas to me dinner - as always sensational - I enjoyed the Ono Tataki, my server Ali’s personal favorite - highly recommended local favorite
Great food, outstanding service, well worth the price. Next trip back to the Big Island, we will be going back.
It was not a pleasant experience. The food was salty. And we waited an hour for our fried rice to come. We didnt get any attention in the waiting time. We dont recommend people to go to this restaurant if you are in a hurry. Come only if you think it is worth to wait about an hour for some "just ok"food.
Very delicious sashimi, the appetizers lack volume- beef carpaccio was 6 slices for $18....a little pricey.
Excellent food and service, yes it's pricey but for a special occasion it is well worth it. Extensive menu. We went for sushi (and have been there before) which was wonderful. Sat at the sushi bar and watched the chefs make it.
Food was excellent, sushi rolls were on a diet, so need to order lots of extra rolls. Option to order side dishes made it possible to try different things.
The experience at Kinichi’s was excellent and we really enjoyed our evening. This was our wedding anniversary so we chose this restaurant as we knew it would be a success. The restaurant offers a great menu for all but the seafood and steak are our favorite. The appetizers and drinks were all good as well, especially the sake. We will come back again soon.
We came for happy hour dinner with my mother who uses a walker due to hip surgery. The happy hour area was full and the only seating available was high stools or standing at the bar...which would not work for someone using a walker. The dining area only had one table occupied...but they would not extend the happy hour specials to the dining area..despite it being empty and the bar full with a 15 min wait...and my mom unable to sit on the high stools. Other wis ethe food was certainly good..although their appeared to be a bit light on wait staff and service was spotty and slow. I would have hoped Kenichis would have extended the courtesy of happy hour specials to the dining room...as teh bar was beyond full with a 20 minute waiting list..that would have been “customer service”..but that was not the case.
Our meal was very good. Too bad our server was so unfriendly. We noticed every other server was happy and friendly. Maybe she was having a bad night, but it put a damper on our meal.
Excellent food and service. Nice modern setting. We enjoyed the miso black cod, tuna sushi rolls, duck and ono tataki. All were excellent and we finished with bananas foster. Good cocktails and wine choices as well. All made for a very enjoyable evening. Similarly priced to the place up the hill in Keauhou but MUCH BETTER food and service here!
Creative special sushi rolls, very fresh sashimi, a calamari appetizer that is luscious and a molten chocolate cake that's a "destination" dessert make this a wonderful hidden gem in Keauhou. We go 2 or 3 times during our 2-week vacation every year. Our night's (Friday Dec 1) special was a sushi roll combined carpaccio, tempura shrimp, avocado and a few other ingredients. The favor combination was wonderfully harmonious! Enjoy!
Service was much to be desired but the food was good.
Service was fantastic, wide variety of sake. Fish special was presented well, sushi was done well.
Teriyaki salmon tasted good, but a little well done. Presentation could have been tidier.
Dessert was good as well. (mochi and deep fried ice cream)