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Kenichi

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419 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701-2918
512-320-8883
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene
Large groups
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Asian Fusion in Central Austin

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2014
Martha G
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Austin, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
112 helpful votes 112 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 419 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701-2918
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 512-320-8883

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Seafood, Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?