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Kenichi

419 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701-2918 (Downtown)
512-320-8883
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Ranked #680 of 3,115 restaurants in Austin
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Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Wed 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Seafood, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I went to Kenichi with 3 other girlfriends. We thought it would be a sushi place, but really more Asian fusion food as opposed to traditional sushi. They had a lot of nigiri and sashimi, which was good, but only a few maki rolls. Service was ok - nothing special but also no complaints. We were able to make a... More

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Austin, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Good services. Delicious food. My only complain was about the amount of the food was very little. We didnt get full. But its a nice place to celebration. A little bit pricy too. Close to 6th street. Hard to find parking. Valet parking is $10.

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San Antonio, Texas
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91 reviews 91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Kenichi was one of my stops during my SXSW weekend. It is truly a cool spot with a great Austin vibe. I was there to belly up at the bar and catch up with a friend and it was just perfect for that. The atmosphere was really chill and friendly. Gary, our bartender was excellent and very knowledgeable behind the... More

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Santa Monica
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

For a town known for it's BBQ, I was pleasantly surprised to find good sushi. My boyfriend found this spot on his last trip to Austin and recommended we go there. The service was excellent. Waiter gave us great recommendations and thoroughly explained the menu. We started with the spicy edamame which is amazing! Ask for the homemade wasabi...they won't... More

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Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I'm not sure if they are trying to hide "not so fresh" sushi, or what. Everything had some sort of sauce on it. I like my sushi with no soy, no wasabi, or anything. Just plain fish. I guess I could have requested that. Service was awesome, and the food was really good. Next time I'll just ask for "no... More

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New Orleans, LA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This place let me down after we expected a pretty good experience. The portions were especially small, and the cost was especially high. The typical reviews were two dollar sigs ($$) and this is definitely not accurate no matter what you pick. The quality of the food was okay, but nowhere near what we expected nor what the cost represents.... More

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This place is great for a dinner with friends. Good sushi menu. I can never get enough of their spicy edamame appetizer. The sauce is sooo good. This place isn't too pricey for what it is, and tries to be trendy and fun. Good times, we'll be back.

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Austin
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133 reviews 133 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Good deals on happy hour. Sushi rolls are a great deal fro the price. Most of the waitstaff were professional but a few we're dressed as if the walked the street. I had not been here in about 6 years. The place is still overall a very nice experience.

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

The Restaurant is very upscale. It has an elegant and young crowd. The wait staff is attractive and well trained and the food is excellent. The whole fish was tasty and well presented. One tip..they don't serve coffee in this Japanese restaurant

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fort worth
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

delicious nigiri, delicious rolls, good service. lots of great choices on the menu. reasonable price points on the wine.

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