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242 Hutt St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
08 8232 0944
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Ranked #15 of 1,370 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
Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

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
14 helpful votes 14 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
130 reviews 130 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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84 reviews 84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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Murwillumbah
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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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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