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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 #12 of 1,361 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The pork belly was amazing, it was so tender! We also tried the sushi boat, it tasted so fresh and loved how the chef came out himself, he was very friendly and so were the rest of the staff! But what we really enjoyed was the dessert, the green tea pudding was ahhhhhmazing! Worth trying this place out :)

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Adelaide, Australia
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Flavour and presentation of the food was flawless and service was good - not exceptional, but more than made up for by the amazing food. Every main course is delicious and interesting and the sushi is of high quality. The entree tasting plate is a favourite.

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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

After a week of wining and dining in the wine regions of SA, local friends suggested we eat at Kenji's. Our experience of Japanese cuisine in the past had been less than impressive - sushi trains, restaurants where cooks literally throw the food at your bowl etc. How different this was. It would be one of the most memorable meals... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Kenji is named after the chef and owner. He came to Adelaide, liked the city and stayed.He and his wife (who runs front of house) have now become an Adelaide Institution. Innovative food which blends the best of traditional Japanese with locally sourced fresh produce to produce flavours unique to this restaurant. Excellent staff who are at all times friendly... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We decided to try Kenji recently for our wedding anniversary having read the reviews here. Overall, I'd say the reviews are very accurate. The restaurant itself is quite small, but very welcoming and pleasant. The menu had a range of really interesting food that does tend to remind one of the "Iron Chef" tag that was mentioned by someone else;... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We had the sushi boat, and there is so much seafood, it is very good value, most was nigri sushi, there were only 5 slices of sushi rolls. The scallop was beautiful as was the salmon and tuna, but there were a few slices of stringy, sinewy sashimi. I ordered the duck for main, the leg was nice and tender,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We always go to Kenji for special celebrations as the food and service are always excellent. This time they did not disappoint with mains of pork belly and steak prepared in a uniquely Japanese style. The presentation of the food is always a treat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

We were not disappointed! Amazing food and great tastes with service to match. Very friendly and attentive staff. Not cheap but what you'd expect to pay for quality Japanese food. We will be back.

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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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