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!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
with miso soup, Tuna, yellowtail, salmon, kanpachi, saba, ika, unagi, tako, tamago, uni, salmon egg, on top of sushi rice
Composed of 8 delicious sushi items arranged beautfully by chef's choice. Often includes fresh local ahi tuna, creamy scallops, snow crab, ebi (shrimp), hamachi (yellow tail), spicy tuna, salmon, eel and more
Macadamia Nut Crusted Lamb
Australian lamb chops crusted with pan toasted macadamia nuts over russet mashed potatoes, Chinese long beans and a sweet black vinegar gastrique
Food and service was great. Drinks were very good.
It was very nice. Loved the food.
We love this place!!
Our server was outstanding!!! To start, we ordered the New Style sashimi to go with the signature cocktails. They paired perfectly, but the New Style Sashimi is not for those that can’t handle heat. We loved it. It’s delicious!
The special of the evening was a fabulous roll. We also ordered a couple warm items. The miso black cod was perfect!
This is a great choice for anyone that lives sushi and fir those that don’t! There are great delicious cooked food choices too!
Food choices excellent. Great specials. Attentive Server.
I enjoyed the great variety of the menu. The service is attentive and efficient. This is always a great choice for dining in Kailua
Menu variety is good
The sushi was outstanding! We had a wide assortment and it was all great. Will definitely be back for more!
We were looking for a great sushi place and were not disappointed! The ahi sashimi was so incredibly fresh and a nice sized portion to share.
Excellent as always.... service is great even when they are extremely busy.
Great food. Those in our party who had Sushi loved it. My steak was excellent. A little noisy but not too noisy to talk. We were seated immediately with our reservation.
It began well but became very average after disinterested service, fresh but strange sushi specials and what tasted like ranch dressing on my ahi. Red wine was warm. I rejected one by the glass option and was presented with another with no introduction nor view of the bottle. I’ll go back to disinterested for the whole experience.
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal - it was just what we hoped for!
This was my second visit to this establishment. After a 5-star first visit, I went again but was not very satisfied with my food. I ordered a filet mignon medium rare and arrived at my table well done. Also, the steak was 1/2 thick, not characteristic to a fine cut of filet meat. My friend ordered teriyaki chicken to which I found very good. Next time, I will order rolls which they are known for.
Took our family who’s visiting here. We LOVE THIS PLACE. 11/10
Easy to make reservations a few hours before. Service is great and the food is amazing!
Wait staff made the dinner!! Loved them and food too!
Not worth the money! The food was mediocre and too expensive for what we got. Don’t order the seafood trio!! You get 2 medium size shrimps, 2 baby scallops , tons of onions and quarter size calamari steak for $32.
This was our second visit in as many weeks. As in our first visit again we found they were out of a food item. I did not mention in the first review they were out of the appetizer Upside-down Dimsum, again they were out. I find this curious as we had relatively early reservations both times, 7:00PM. As far as the food goes, after being asked and then requesting my lamb medium rare, it came out well done. My wife’s fillet was also over cooked. She requested medium and it came out well done. The accompanying vegetable with the fillet was asparagus, 3 skinny spears. Mashed potatoes with both dinners were very bland. I do not particularly like complaining about food feeling fortunate at being able to enjoy the dining experience. However, Kinichi’s is not particularly cheap. They charge a top dollar and therefore should be held to a high standard.
The service is definitely lacking in all areas. Attention given by the waiter was intermittent. Getting drinks when ordered could take between 10 and 15 minutes. “The bar tender was extremely busy according to the waiter. They can use more wait staff and another bartender. To their credit they do have a help wanted sign posted at the front door, which should tell you something about the service.
The sauces are very flavorful and if the food preparation had been as requested perhaps I may have had a better experience but left as is I would recommend looking elsewhere especially at these prices.
The food is always amazing, though I was disappointed they were out of the item I wanted to order. There was a very loud party on the opposite side of the restaurant throughout the entire meal. Sushi arrived well-before the appetizer. Service was ok, but not very helpful in alternative options to item that was out of stock. I'll still dine here again - probably earlier in the evening next time.
7pm reservation - ran out of special after offering it. 3 of 4 orders came out together, 4th was forgotten. for the price, food was okay. we understand it's hard to staff right now, but this was a mistake and rather than owning it, excuses were made, turning what started out as a good experience to meh.
Maverick was awesome! Gave great recommendations and was very personable. I had the lamb for my entree, which he recommended, and it was DELICIOUS. We shared the chocolate lava cake for dessert which was perfect. Going back tonight!
A wonderful evening from starters to dessert. Service was excellent. Entrees were delish.
Food was very good! The quality of the fish was excellent and the dining room was very calming and relaxing. Love it!
Fabulous meal!!! The lamb was best we've ever eaten. We each had something different and enjoyed every bite!
This is a hard one. No oysters, although on menu. Firecracker Shrimp appetizer was so/so, not very tasty. Ordered the Mahi Mahi special for the entree, after a few minutes waiter came back and said they were out, this with early dinner reservations. Couldn’t figure out why they were out of the evenings special so early. Ended up with the lamb chops. Excellent!! So you probably will not be disappointed in what you order, if you can get it.
Waayyyy better than expected. Our first time trying it and it is now going to be a regular spot for us. 15/10 recommended. Great food superrr fast service couldn’t complain about anything
Great place to have a birthday party and sit outside!
We have been a frequent customer for years I miss their smaller sesame salad The California roll was just so so The lamb was great maybe could ise some mint. The Black Cod rating 4 but could have been seared better Rice and miso soup very good.
Excellent service great food
Reservations are definitely recommended. With limited seating due to COVID and a new influx of visitors, you need to think ahead. Our reserved table was ready on time and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. The food was outstanding. We ordered a range of items and each dish was beautifully presented and cooked to perfection.
Delicious, expertly prepared dishes. The authentic flavor profiles gave my wife a deep feeling of nostalgia for the tastes of her (hawaiian/chinese) childhood. Our server, Maverick, was knowledgeable, personable, and timely. Great food and experience.
Went to the restaurant 2 days in a row. The first day was trying sashimi and sushi at the bar. Great experience and attentive bar tender. Second day we ate in the restaurant. The macadamia nut crusted lamb chops and filet mignon we're so delicious! This is a must visit if you are visiting in Kailua-Kona.
We hit this place everytime we come to Kona - usually more than once. High quality nigiri and sashimi and fresh wasabi as an option. Alwasy fantastic.
Horrible service...waited for servicer to help us order after having our appetizers. Ended up leaving after waiting and left for another restaurant for dinner.
Very disappointed because this was recommended as the best sushi restaurant on the island...not the case.
Great, fresh sushi, excellent service but give desert a pass
Took us 20 minutes for someone to take our order. Sushi was sliced thin & fell apart.
Served a tiny amount of wasabi & ginger so asked when served for more which never came.
Not going back
Very friendly and informative staff.
Great drinks. Sushi was really interesting, wanted to try yuzu...Amazing dessert.
I think I must not like 5 spices so the duck was not for me. Lamb was very good.
We had excellent service!!! Our waitress was accommodating and attentive. The food was a 4/5. We didn’t order the higher price entrees, and instead stuck to the sushi rolls, udon soup, salads and other yummy appetizers. That way we all enjoyed it fully without breaking the bank. Mahalo Kenichi Pacifica!
Kenichi Pacific is rated 4.6 stars by 731 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.