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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We simply loved Kenichi Pacific restaurant. They have some unique and good quality dishes, good variety and amazing service. Our waitress made sure we got exactly what we wanted and fixed everything as needed. Great dinner option for families and couples.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 8 March 2021 via mobile

Kenichi Pacific was excellent! We sat outside and had great service and great food - sushi was superb! By the time we left around 7:30pm there was a line forming (Sunday nite). Well worth it!

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 17 February 2021 via mobile

Atmosphere was great and our service was great once our waitress realized we had been seated. (the hostess forgot to inform her that was were seated). Drinks were very good. We were, however a bit disappointed that our sushi rolls didn't have more flavor.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 5 November 2020

The food was wonderful. There were four of us, and the flavors in each dish were different and well executed. They really made us feel welcome. You could make a meal out of a couple of appetizers and feel satisfied. The lettuce wraps could almost...feed two. The ono tataki was delicately done perfectly.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 6 August 2020 via mobile

So many local people visited their to have Mr. Kenichi’s real Japanese foods. Owner and main sushi chef are Japanese and they know what is real. I grew up near Tsukiji fish market. That is why I was really surprised to meet the nice quality...restaurant in Hawaii Island. Must go, if you stay the neighborhood.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 9 June 2020 via mobile

This is a must visit restaurant located in the cute little town of Keauhou, just south of Kailua Kona in the Keauhou shopping center. I went here 2 nights in a row because the food was so good. The place is casual fine dining, Japanese...fusion food. Great signature cocktails like the kenichi 45 ( my wife’s favorite) and an amazing beer , wine , and sake selection. Nice place to go on a romantic dinner date, or just show up with friends and enjoy. Kenichi is a chain of restaurants spread through the mainland USA, but the owner Kenichi Canada, lives here in Hawaii to insure the highest quality food. He can be found managing his restaurant every night, making sure , that his rest. Is the best! No other place like. The happy hour here is off the charts. So glad my favorite place to eat is back open.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 23 April 2020

Kenichi Pacific was a wonderful surprise as it is located in a shopping center up above the Keahou area of Kailua-Kona. The atmosphere is very Zen, eliciting feelings of peaceful pleasure. Excellent menu selections of both cocktails and food. The dinner selections ranged from sushi...and sashimi to full, beautifully prepared meals of fish, lamb, chicken and beef. The cocktail menu had wonderfully creative options which we enjoyed. Our waiter,named Maverick, was both gregarious and professional. We will definitely return on our next visit to the Big Island.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 20 March 2020

staff extremely pleasant. Food excellent. This was a wonderful dinner experience. daughter got her sushi wish. our son ate all his meal plus a lot of his dad's..

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 5 March 2020 via mobile

This place has the appearance of neat, attractive and elegant. The setting is nothing special since it is located in a section of a shopping mall. The waitress was totally wonderful, and the sushi which we ordered and ate tasted OK but not great. Overall,...the price was very expensive and the food portions very small.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 23 February 2020 via mobile

Sushi that’s what’s for dinner. For a place located in the shopping center it’s a surprise. A very nice selection of sushi and sashimi. All super fresh served quickly, which is a surprise on the island. Worth visiting. It’s not a steak place - it’s...a fish place.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kenichi Pacific

  • Yes, Kenichi Pacific offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Kenichi Pacific offers delivery services.

  • Kenichi Pacific is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 4