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Kenichi Pacific, Kailua-Kona, HI
Kenichi Pacific, Kailua-Kona, HI
Kenichi Pacific, Kailua-Kona, HI
Kenichi Pacific, Kailua-Kona, HI
Kenichi Pacific, Kailua-Kona, HI

Kenichi Pacific

4.6
4.6
1428 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
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!

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–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
  • Area
    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 1,428 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Best Food

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Best Value

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Healthy

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Good for special occasions

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Lively

1,428 Reviews
  1. angele

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Not sure why they take reservations 15 minutes before they close. We got there at 8:45 for our reservation & as soon as we sat down our server said "since it's so close to closing time you'll need to order everything now". And then was not super helpful when I asked for suggestions since I had not had time to review the menu.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, service and flexibility with our reservation.

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  3. KevinK

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best sushi and service on the island! The blue fin tuna sashimi was amazing!

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  4. Alii

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service and very accommodating. One of our favourite restaurants.

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  5. GeoffreyH

    Denver

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    It was just "OK." The food is very expensive IMHO. I ordered the duck, which was OK, but the mashed potatoes were barely warm. I would have returned them but the server never came by until we were nearly finished with dinner. Probably not going back any time soon.

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  6. VIslander123

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The sushi, especially the daily special is ono delicious; ichiban! The tempura was on the oily side; presentation nice, but too oily.

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  7. Dewster

    Seattle

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The best Japanese menu and sushi on the island. Excellence in all they do!

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  8. Comom

    Denver

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was mediocre at best. I would not recommended this restaurant.

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  9. CarolE

    Greater Boston

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything at Kenichi Pacific was wonderful. The food was all perfectly cooked, service was outstanding, and our meals came out promptly. I had the Manapuas as appetizer, others ordered calamari and beef carpaccio which I did sample. All were delicious. My entree was the Ono. Again, it was perfect. My son had the seafood trio, which he loved. My grandchildren had California Rolls, Aspen rolls, the filet mignon, and buttered pasta for the youngest. All were devoured. I would highly recommend this restaurant for traditional Japanese dishes and seafood.

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  10. DavidT

    Calgary

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The sushi was very good. The service seemed a little slow and unorganized---perhaps they were missing servers that night as it was the manager who served us. A very varied menu including non-sushi items.

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Kenichi Pacific is rated 4.6 stars by 1428 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Kenichi Pacific

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

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Kamehameha III
  • Area
    Kailua-Kona
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–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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