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242 Hutt St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
08 8232 0944
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Ranked #31 of 1,412 Restaurants in Adelaide
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Santa Cruz, California
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185 reviews 185 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I love the sushi at this place and the atmosphere is really cool! They have a great selection of sushi on the menu including a full bar with really awesome drinks, wine and beer. My only complaint is the wine pours were a little on the small side, but not too bad. Looking forward to returning soon!

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Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

For our meal at Kenji we both decided to indulge in the five course Degustation menu. So pleased we did! The Zensai (appetiser) consisted of six amazing little mouthfuls delivered to the table with explanation of each by Kenji himself. All were fresh and incredibly well balanced by each other. Delicious! Tuna tataki with Kingfish sashimi was next, served with... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Greeted by a friendly waitress who was doing just fine, but as soon as I asked for a vegan menu, the head waitress (who was trying to appear friendly but with a condescending tone - you know the kind) swooped in, as if to "keep the situation under control". Followed by the shaky start was the overly salty vegan bento... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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132 reviews 132 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Lovely Oysters, Puffer fish and beef Tataki (lovely), Sashimi was a chunky. Mains were all good as were the deserts. Service was good but inconsistent as the restaurant filled.Glass of wine forgotten and when arrived was the wrong red (lovely , but amazingly the slightly more expensive one). Does this restaurant represent good value? Probably not!

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Magill, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Japanese fusion with Australian flavors, Kenji hits the mark, value, good food, and right price, plus good service.

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Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We've had our ups and downs in Japaneses restaurants in Adelaide, and our first experience here meant Kenji jumped straight to the top of our favourites list. The food was stunning - we dined with 3 vegetarians who were raving about the 'box' they got. So interesting, so beyond the 'usual' selections, and perfect amount of variety and flavour. My... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I think our obsession with food has driven many Chefs to create complex and overly clever food. Not at Kenji. Innovative yes but the essence of Japanese minimalist cuisine shines through delicious, fresh, beautifully presented dishes. The Fuamori was a delectable selection including sushimi, nigiri sushi and lip smacking oysters. We followed with Zensai, a platter of seasonal morsels that... More 

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Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

No bookings but were able to be squeezed in for an early sitting. Strongly suggest making a reservation to avoid disappointment. I heard it was 'modern' Japanese and this is hard to define although perhaps 'Asian fusion' is a good coverall. The Pork and Duck dishes were spectacular and the service was delightful. And professional.

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Adelaide, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My friend and I dropped into this restaurant on speck one weeknight. We had no booking and there was nothing special about the night but we both wanted a quality meal. I know nothing about Japanese food but i am often hard to please in restaurants because i am pescatarian but allergic to prawns and revert to vegetarian if i... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My Son convinced me to try this Restaurant. What a pleasant experience. The Food and Service were Fantastic. Make sure you book to avoid dissapointment Looking forward to getting back there Well done to the Staff at Kenji

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Address: 242 Hutt St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
Phone Number: 08 8232 0944
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide
Cuisine: Japanese

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