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Kenichi Pacific Sushi & Pacific Rim

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Keahou Shopping Center, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 98626 (Kamehameha III)
Keauhou shuttle It's new, Open-Air 44seat trolley type shuttle. Between Keauhou and Kailua town eight times aday.
808-322-6400
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 166 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Aloha

Great food with even better service, always a go to place when we have friend on island for a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Martin9889
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Kailua Kona
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night

166 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Kailua Kona
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Great food with even better service, always a go to place when we have friend on island for a visit.

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great sushi and good Happy Hour. I loved the cold draft Kirin beer and the place is always full during happy hour.

Pahoa, Hawaii
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

On a recent weekend trip to Kona, we went to Kenichi with a friend. At 5:45pm the place was already packed and we didn’t have a reservation, oops! Magically, the lovely hostess found us a table for 3 out in the lanai. Ordering dinner, our friend - who is allergic to MSG - asked the waitress to check with the... More 

Reno, Nevada
Top Contributor
213 reviews 213 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We visited on a Friday night around 7:00pm without a reservation and were seated immediately. The restaurant is mostly a sushi restaurant, but we decided to order the fresh fish of the day meal. It came with fish, mashed potatoes and a vegetable. I felt the fish was a little over done. The vegetables were very good. The mashed potatoes... More 

Blaine, Washington
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We came for happy hour. We got there just a few minutes before 5 p.m.. They have a wonderful happy hour. We were there with another couple and ordered 6 sushi's. All were excellent. The wait staff was very knowledgeable about the sushi when we asked about some of the sushi's. It is a small lounge so come early if... More 

Portland, Oregon
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

tempura with shrimp extra price came out w/1 small shrimp all glued together in a glob of grease. assorted rolls kind of held together by seaweed.....last place among our eight dining experiences in kailua-kona. Atmosphere is as a strip mall would be expected.

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Heavily advertised their half price sushi from 4 to 6. When we were seated in the restaurant and tried to order it, we were told it was "only in the lounge". Can we sit in the lounge? No, it is full. Main menu very expensive and food just average. So called "mixed tempura" was all vegetable. Anywhere else this would... More 

Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Kenichi is located in the Keauhou shopping center. After dining you could possibly catch a movie or do a little window shopping. We had a party of 7 dine for dinner at Kenichi. Very spacious setting. Dinner was at 6, after happy hour which I hear is exceptionally good. Service was a little long but worth the wait. The NY... More 

Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has good food and service and is a welcome relief from hotel food. Save room for desserts! Closed on Sundays

San Jose, California
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Decent sushi....probably would give this place a higher rating however, the special that was pushed on us was not that great. The special was a locally caught fish (can't remember the name) and was told it was a real treat to have it available. So we ordered it. Fish was dry. No real taste..made me wonder if the special was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Keahou Shopping Center, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 98626
    (Kamehameha III)
  • Public Transportation: Keauhou shuttle It's new, Open-Air 44seat trolley type shuttle. Between Keauhou and Kailua town eight times aday.
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: 808-322-6400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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