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For 2
Date
Tue, 2/20
Time
7:00 PM
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Kenichi Pacific

4.3
360 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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Kenichi Pacific will "wow" you with its highly praised Japanese Pan-Asian cuisine and sushi, and its contemporary ambiance. In a relaxed, elegant setting, Kenichi offers unforgettable original dishes, such as the Duck Confit, a Chinese five-spice cured duck leg served with russett potatoes and wild mushrooms in a delicious balsamic reduction sauce. The Ono Tataki grilled rare, stands out as well, with mashed yams, green beans, japanese mushrooms and a ponzu emulsion. Another "must try" is the Dynamite Shrimp, tempura shrimp baked with smelt aioli and teriyaki sauce.







The presentation and the flavors are equally superb. Of course, only the freshest fish and seafood are used, so the sushi is impeccable. The molten flourless chocolate cake is achieving legendary status, so save room for a delicious finish!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Season Hours;
4:30pm - 9:00pm 7 days/week
Happy Hour between: 4:30-6:00 PM daily except some major Holidays, up to 50% off all house sushi rolls in bar & lounge area only
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Phone number
(808) 322-6400
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kenichi Kanada
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Private party facilities
Small Diningroom hold up to 14 people.
also we have Two out side patio(Covered) hold up to 20 and 30people.
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Private party contact
Ken Kanada: (808) 322-6400
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Catering
Offers:

Full sushi station with your private Chef Kenichi Kanada
Bar station
Sushi, food/pupus & more

At least a week notice for smaller groups.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Kamehameha III
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Parking details
We are located in Keauhou Shopping Center. We do have plenty of parking space.
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Public transit
Keauhou shuttle
It's new, Open-Air 44seat trolley type
shuttle. Between Keauhou and Kailua town
eight times aday.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 360 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.1
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSissy (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Really good food, kind of funny service.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Lobster sushi roll was a wonderful appetizer. Lamb was tender and flavorful. Mac crust on lamb was a delight!

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vipKonaDiner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Valentine’s Day. Keniche was excellent, as it always is!

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Cher (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

It was nice
Music would have also been but there was none.

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LeiK (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

This was my second time there and I loved it just as much as the first time. Comforting atmosphere! Staff are friendly!!

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Always a great experience!

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JimL (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent in every way!

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Ok, so-so--other fusion words. Nothing too splendific in about Japanese spaghetti. So-so rolls--but I repeat myself.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

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!

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Faith (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

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.

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vipChopsteakhousebeforeMaui (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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vipTomL (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

We drove for an hour and it was worth it. Great food and great service from Heather.

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annie (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

We went here on vacation and enjoyed it very much.

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

Awesome, beautiful and the best! Thank you:)

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

We love Kenichi! They have a great happy hour. Regular prices are good for the location and quality of the food.

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vipChopsteakhousebeforeMaui (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Another amazing experience - our server Bebelyn made our New Year’s Eve dinner spectacular- thanks again Kenichi

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Brian (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Decent sushi not the best I’ve ever had. It’s good for a quick casual bite.

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vipChopsteakhousebeforeMaui (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

A Merry Christmas to me dinner - as always sensational - I enjoyed the Ono Tataki, my server Ali’s personal favorite - highly recommended local favorite

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Great food, outstanding service, well worth the price. Next trip back to the Big Island, we will be going back.

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UnhappyCustmor (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Very delicious sashimi, the appetizers lack volume- beef carpaccio was 6 slices for $18....a little pricey.

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Robin1 (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

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RonHawaii (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

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AnniversaryDinner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

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Fmfm (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

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