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Kenji

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242 Hutt St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
08 8232 0944
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful food

This restaurant never fails to deliver. The mixed entrée platter is simply excellent, the service is great, the ambience good, and the wine list extensive. What is there not to like!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Roger B
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Adelaide, Australia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
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374 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This restaurant never fails to deliver. The mixed entrée platter is simply excellent, the service is great, the ambience good, and the wine list extensive. What is there not to like!

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Darwin River, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I was invited to dinner there by friends living in Adelaide. I must admit I am not a big fan of Japanese food but I am glad we went there. The place is great, elegant and sophisticated and the food is even better. The entrees (both the white fish rolls and the seafood platter) were great. I ordered the dad... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Service, food and wine were all as I expected after reading reviews on here before booking. Very impressed! Thanks Kenji

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I do give this a good rating because despite the title, I did really enjoy my meal. It helps that our in-laws were kindly offering to pay. $30-40 for a main is affordable for us but not when the serve is too small to satisfy for a dinner. With all the entrees and extras that we ordered, it made for... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A group of 6 attended on a Saturday night where the restaurant was certainly full and vibrant. We shared plates of tempura vegetables, seafood and spicy tuna sushi (very nice!) We had individual mains including bug tails with wagyu beef dumpling.The food was very good as was the prompt food and wine service. What detracted from the entire evening was... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Dined at Kenji for dinner for the second time within six months and the food was just as delicious and as impressive as our last meal there in December. This time we took our daughter and her fiancé. We had extolled the virtues of Kenji to them after our last visit and they were more than happy to experience the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Last week we went back to Kenji in Hutt st. Had not been for a couple of years but the experience was as good as ever. The shared entre plate of 8 to 10 apertising tastes was exquisite . Mains included wagu beef, snook, and duck. All beautifuly presented and delicious. Sorry to say we had no room for desserts.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I enjoyed our dinner at Kenji. We ordered the Zensai entree and a bento each. They were both sufficient to make us full. The quality of the food was good. The service was excellent and the waitresses were attentive and helpful. Thought the food was slightly pricey for what we got though.

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new norcia Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A late booking allowed us a table on a Friday night. A buzzy restaurant with good glassware and staff. The tempura was fabulous as was the tempura prawn sushi. The Wagyu wasn't as tender as we were used to but all the other meals were excellent.

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Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We had a great night with family and friends. The service was excellent being attentive but unobtrusive. The food was memorable and there was a lot of passing spoons and forks around so everyone could share the tastes. Each of us had a different favourite. It is not a cheap night out but I'd prefer to have one great meal... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic

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