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Kenji

242 Hutt St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
08 8232 0944
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Ranked #9 of 1,326 restaurants in Adelaide
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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88% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Adelaide, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Kenji delivered on every level - service, food, wine, timing and quantity; the food providing multiple taste pleasures from basic ingredients. To gain most from the dining, it is recommended to indulge in the tasting options listed in the menu. Waiting staff are happy to explain and assist with menu selections. The cost per person for our meal ran close... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

First time to Adelaide and we chose this restaurant after consulting trip advisor. We decided on the 6 course degustation $96/head which showcases their more popular dishes. Our first course was nice although it didn't seem to be as freshly made as other Japanese restaurants we have dined in. Venison carpaccio was nice but it lacked a little seasoning. When... More

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Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Never disappoints. Kenji and the whole staff consistently turn out excellent food with superb service. The commitment to the best ingredients crafted into a novel Japanese experience with a twist is second to none. Always a great experience. And they are happy with BYO. All good.

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vero beach, fl
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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Dispense with anything but their Rolls So I ordered their tasting appetizer and it's presentation didn't match it's taste. So I was Leary and order the safety of two rolls. Boy, were they magnificent. Worth the 40 bucks Their sake menu is elegant

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Heswall, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Fascinating and amazing menu, I was very excited about eating here; the waitress was very friendly and helpful and we went with her suggestions. A M A Z I N G food, great innovation and techniques, dish after dish had a real WOW factor. A real freshness to the food, and already will make sure it's my number 1 destination... More

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Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Wow! Loved the food at Kenji - innovative, delicious and inspired. The chef should be commended for serving such interesting Japanese cuisine. I am very surprised by some of the negative reviews. If you are looking for your stock standard Japanese food experience - don't come here - go to sushi train or Sushi in the City instead because this... More

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Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Decided to go to Kenji for something a bit different to our norm. We tried the degustation & overall I was impressed. I think they have a good variety for you to choose from, some not as adventurous as others. I thought it was maybe a little pricey for the setting. Restaurant was nice but nothing fancier than many other... More

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Adelaide, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

We had 4 dishes for dinner. The sashimi was fine but all other dishes missed the mark. Flavours not quite right. Service was fine but we just didn't enjoy the food.

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Williamstown, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I took my wife on a surprise birthday meal, this one of the best experience I have had with food. The flavours and textures were amazing valued up by great service and friendliness. The 8 course Meal is well worth it. Freshness of ingredients is amazing. The fig with miso just grilled is to die for, had it as appetiser... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Not quite sure who has written all the reviews for Kenji but the food was average. Had mainly the sashimi and sushi. The problem was that fish was not finely sliced but was served in big chunks - not very appetising. Also the service was very poor and not really suitable for a large occasion like a birthday celebration -... More

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