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Kenichi Pacific Sushi & Pacific Rim

) #78 of 200 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona €€ - €€€ Japanese, Seafood, Sushi
Keahou Shopping Center, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 98626
+1 808-322-6400
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“sushi” (98 reviews)
“pepper steak” (4 reviews)
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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Keahou Shopping Center, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 98626
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1 - 10 of 223 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked on line for an 8:30pm table for myself and my husband as the closing time stated 10pm and we wanted a late dinner after travelling all day. We got there 5 minutes early and although the restaurant was half empty we were seated...More

Thank 63Caroline
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We came here for their happy hour, with 40-50% off sushi and drinks. Drinks were average, sushi was good, but the pork belly buns were the real standout - delicious. Service was good - seemed like they looked after friends and family who were dining...More

Thank Lochu88
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We try to stop in often. Wish we could do so more. Always great dishes and great folks serving it. Hatz off to the folks in the Kitchen/prep spot since they get no glory but shell out the great grindz! Aloha

Thank Bobb L
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We had a great time in Kahalu'u Beach Park and we stopped by the nearby Keauhou Shopping Center. We found Kenichi with a Happy Hour in the cocktail and the outside lounge. Excellent food and excellent price.

Thank SOKepler
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This was recommended to us by our vrbo host. It was excellent. So good we went back twice within 5 days Highly recommend the firecracker shrimp, ribs, die hard roll. Shopping center location but very nice inside.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 31 March 2017

As local residents, my husband and I enjoy Kenichi's 'Happy Hour' from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm at least twice a month or more. The offer a 'Happy Hour, menu with an array of delicious appetizers, sushi, sashimi, miso soup and a small salad. Not...More

Thank Crystal B
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This restaurant was recommended for good Japanese food in Kona. After diving, I made my way over to it, only to be very disappointed. Happy hour pricing is only in the bar. Very nice staff, however very disorganized. It appeared no one was assigned a...More

Thank casacabo
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The steak was good. The tempura was disappointing, very oily tasting. I thought the service was very slow.

Thank Glenna B
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We went there for their happy hour and had sushi. There were four of us. We all agreed that it was well below average sushi. Maybe their non-happy hour food is better. I would rather go to the KTA store and get take out sushi....More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Excellent sushi and the best calamari on the Island. Happy hour deals are great, but they will not let you sit in the empty restaurant part if the small lounge is full, unless you are having a dinner. Prices on the dinner menu are steep,...More

Thank jwr974
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Questions & Answers
24 May 2015|
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Response from Boyshe | Reviewed this property |
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., but get there a little early, it fills up quickly. There are only about 4 tables and a bar inside and 4 to 5 tables outside.
24 May 2015|
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Response from betteskid | Reviewed this property |
I am not 100% sure - perhaps 5 pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Keahou Shopping Center, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 98626
    (Kamehameha III)
  • Public Transportation: Keauhou shuttle It's new, Open-Air 44seat trolley type shuttle. Between Keauhou and Kailua town eight times aday.
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-322-6400
  • E-mail
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