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Kenichi Pacific, Kailua-Kona, HI

Kenichi Pacific

4.5
4.5
1469 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
  • Good for special occasions
  • Great for happy hour
  • Neighbourhood gem
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!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sun 4:30 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 322-6400
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Kenichi Kanada
  • Catering
    Offers:<br /><br />Full sushi station with your private Chef Kenichi Kanada<br />Bar station<br />Sushi, food/pupus & more<br /><br />At least a week notice for smaller groups.
  • Private party facilities
    Small Dining room hold up to 14 people.also we have Two out side patio (Covered) hold up to 20 and 30 people.
  • Private party contact
    Ken Kanada: (808) 322-6400
  • Neighbourhood
    Kailua-Kona
  • Cross Street
    Kamehameha III
  • Parking Details
    We are located in Keauhou Shopping Center. We do have plenty of parking space.
  • Public Transit
    Keauhou shuttle Open-Air 44 seat trolley type shuttle. Between Keauhou and Kailua town eight times a day.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,469 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Best Value

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Healthy

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Neighbourhood gem

1,461 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Maverick was a great server. The food was amazing and always is. My fave in all of Kona

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  2. Hungryguy

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent and interesting Food was beyond delicious we eat there often and they have never let us down

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  3. RandalS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am local resident here and I recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants that A class feeling. Any tourists that are visiting must visit Kenichi for that great fusion of food and the sushi is wonderful! If you are seated outside on Fridays or Saturdays you may even be in a treat for dinner and a show! Do not miss out on this treasure of a find!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I have been here many times over the years and consider it special occasion food. This time, I’m sad to say, was not up to their usual standard. We were seated by the hostess at a table when multiple booths were open. Our server, Malea was attentive and efficient. Her service was top notch. We ordered multiple share plates and then sushi (2 rolls and some nigiri). The rolls were very sloppily made and were essentially spirals without much filling. The rice did not stick together well, so each piece fell apart upon picking it up with chopsticks. We are used to their sushi being high quality, so this was quite disappointing. We noted that there appeared to be 2 apprentices behind the sushi bar, but if this was the issue, their product needs to be better supervised before it is served. We will continue to come to Kenichi for other food, but sadly not for sushi.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a very nice sushi dinner at Kenosha Pacific. Since we were traveling, it was a great recommendation!

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  6. BradS

    Orange County

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Always has been a favorite in Keauhou and were back for the first time since the ownership change. Same menu though. New Style sashimi was great and lamb chops were very good. The rolls (spider and Hawaiian) did not taste as fresh as usual. Waiter was brand new and not quite ready for prime time. I’m still hopeful Kenichi returns to its former excellence

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  7. Gary

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Horrible food cannot describe the food we were given Which had to have been created hours before for happy hour!! Avoid this place!!!!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hubby & I are staying at the Outrigger Kona resort and we were recommended to eat here. My goodness! Everything was incredible. The whole experience was worth it!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been going to Kenichi every year for our anniversary for about 10 years . This year was our “48” . Now with new owners the experience did not disappoint. Chris and Jorden are great hosts and chief. The service was excellent , employees seem very happy . We had the special appetizers, mussels, edamame and calamari , the dinner special was Kampachi. Cooked to perfection. I had my fav miso butterfish. Perfect . We ended with the Chocolate lava cake . Another perfect anniversary dinner .

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  10. sarahd

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We LOVE Kenichi Pacific!! Food is great, staff is kind and accommodating, and they are consistent on quality.

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FAQs

Kenichi Pacific is rated 4.5 stars by 1469 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Kenichi Pacific

78-6831 Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Kamehameha III
  • Neighbourhood
    Kailua-Kona
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sun 4:30 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    We are located in Keauhou Shopping Center. We do have plenty of parking space.
  • Public Transit
    Keauhou shuttle Open-Air 44 seat trolley type shuttle. Between Keauhou and Kailua town eight times a day.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Kenichi Kanada
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (808) 322-6400
  • Catering
    Offers:<br /><br />Full sushi station with your private Chef Kenichi Kanada<br />Bar station<br />Sushi, food/pupus & more<br /><br />At least a week notice for smaller groups.
  • Private party facilities
    Small Dining room hold up to 14 people.also we have Two out side patio (Covered) hold up to 20 and 30 people.
  • Private party contact
    Ken Kanada: (808) 322-6400
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