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Travelers' Choice2023
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$50 - $150
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Japanese, Sushi, Contemporary, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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A Japanese restaurant with a difference, offering contemporary Japanese cuisine with no little creativity and a few surprises in its presentation. Exte...
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I can make it short: in my opinion this restaurant is great. We love sushi and wanted to have a special dinner with more Japanese influences. And we got it. The cocktails, Japanese style, were great. We chose the Chefs Menue. And after nearly three...hours our conclusion is clearly: it's worth every single cent. What a collection of Japanese food in combination with Canary and French influences. We left the Kensei overhappy. The personal was terrific, explained the dishes and was very fast with everything else. Special Thx to our waiter Leonardo - a great guy. If we come back to Tenerife we know where we have a great and excellent dinner.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nestled amidst the vibrant streets of Tenerife, Kensai Japanese Restaurant stands as a beacon of culinary excellence, offering a delightful fusion of traditional Japanese flavors and contemporary flair. Having recently dined at this gastronomic gem, I am compelled to share my immersive experience that transcended...mere dining into a captivating culinary journey. Ambiance: From the moment I stepped into Kensai, I was enveloped by an ambiance that seamlessly blended modern sophistication with Japanese minimalism. The sleek wooden furnishings, soft lighting, and subtle Japanese accents created an inviting atmosphere that exuded tranquility and elegance. Whether seated at the intimate sushi bar or the cozy tatami rooms, every corner of the restaurant evoked a sense of serenity, setting the stage for a memorable dining experience. Service: The impeccable service at Kensai elevated the entire dining affair to a level of unparalleled excellence. From the warm greeting at the entrance to the attentive care throughout the meal, the staff displayed a genuine commitment to ensuring guest satisfaction. Knowledgeable and courteous, the servers effortlessly guided us through the menu, offering insightful recommendations and accommodating special dietary preferences with grace and efficiency. Such attention to detail and genuine hospitality further enhanced the overall dining experience, leaving a lasting impression of professionalism and warmth. Cuisine: Now, onto the pièce de résistance – the cuisine. Kensai's menu is a masterful curation of authentic Japanese dishes infused with creative twists that tantalize the palate and awaken the senses. Each dish showcased a harmonious balance of flavors, textures, and presentation, showcasing the culinary prowess of the kitchen brigade. Starting with the sushi and sashimi platter, every piece was a work of art, meticulously crafted with the freshest ingredients that melted in the mouth, leaving a symphony of flavors. The signature rolls, such as the Dragon Roll and the Kensai Special Roll, were a delightful fusion of innovation and tradition, marrying classic techniques with inventive ingredients. Moving on to the hot dishes, the teppanyaki grilled meats and seafood were a feast for both the eyes and the taste buds. The Wagyu beef melted like butter, while the miso-glazed black cod delivered a perfect harmony of sweet and savory notes. The culinary journey reached its zenith with the desserts, where traditional Japanese delicacies like mochi ice cream and matcha tiramisu were reimagined with modern twists, offering a sweet finale that left us craving for more. Overall Experience: In conclusion, dining at Kensai Japanese Restaurant was nothing short of a transcendent experience. From the serene ambiance and impeccable service to the exquisite cuisine that tantalized the senses, every aspect of the meal was executed with precision and passion. Whether you're a connoisseur of Japanese cuisine or simply seeking an unforgettable dining experience in Tenerife, Kensai is a culinary oasis that promises to delight and enchant. Prepare to embark on a culinary journey like no other, where every bite tells a story of artistry, innovation, and pure culinary mastery.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food to die for, service not! Arrived at 18:40 and left at 22:40. Valentines meal for 2. Ordered the chefs tasting menu and I had the paired wine package. Some of the wines I thought were a surprising choice but went fabulously well with the...course. Paired to perfection. Sadly left for nearly 40 minutes for the desert course and after a while ordered additional drinks…. which didn’t arrive either. Spectacularly poor service when you’re paying almost €500. Did get a Bacardi and Asahi removed from the bill but come on Kensei…. 40 minutes twiddling our thumbs!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Venture Group Tenerife, Other at Kensei Contemporary Japanese, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review . We appreciate all comments . It is great to hear that you enjoyed the tasting menu with us on Valentines day and overall had a good experience with us . We are however...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent meal. We don't have too much experience of Japanese food. We went for the tasting menu - and it was fantastic and the staff were brilliant explaining each dish and what was in it. Lovely restaurant, friendly staff and will certainly return.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Venture Group Tenerife, Other at Kensei Contemporary Japanese, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for sharing your experience! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your Japanese food tasting menu and that our staff provided excellent explanations for each dish. It's wonderful to know that you found the restaurant lovely and the staff friendly. We look forward...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant has a nice atmosphere, the staff very friendly and the food AMAZING; We took the tasting menu and it was fantastic. Every dish was a flavor surprice and we enjoyed every moment. We will come back !! Loved itMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Venture Group Tenerife, Other at Kensei Contemporary Japanese, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the nice atmosphere, friendly staff, and, most importantly, the amazing food during your visit in Kensei ! It's fantastic to know that the tasting menu provided a delightful culinary journey...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tasting menu was fantastic. The slow cooked wagyu beef was to die for; scallops on fire was so tasty. Each course was strong and a flavour surprise. Dessert was a lemon yuzu creation, which was better than 3 star Michelin restaurants in London —...our home time. At 85 euros it is great value for a high end restaurant.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Venture Group Tenerife, Other at Kensei Contemporary Japanese, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed our tasting menu in KENSEI and found each course to be a delightful flavor surprise. It's wonderful to know that you particularly loved the slow-cooked wagyu beef and the scallops on...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best in Tenerife. Anna Marie was our waitress tonight and she was everything a great restaurant should have - professional, friendly knowledgeable. I have been several times and it never fails to impress.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Venture Group Tenerife, Other at Kensei Contemporary Japanese, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're thrilled to hear that you consider KENSEI one of the best in Tenerife! Thank you for your kind words about Anna Marie, who provided professional, friendly, and knowledgeable service. We're delighted that you've had consistently impressive experiences with us. Your continued patronage means a...More

Reviewed January 23, 2024

The tasting menu is probably one of the best I’ve had. Fantastic service too. Would definitely return.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Venture Group Tenerife, Other at Kensei Contemporary Japanese, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our tasting menu and that you found the service fantastic. It's always a pleasure to hear from satisfied guests like you. We look forward to welcoming you back for another fantastic dining...More

Reviewed December 27, 2023

Chef Victor Planas has created a remarkable gastronomic indulgence. The Chef Tasting Menu is a culinary odyssey through a finely crafted diversity of innovative Japanese flavours, textures and colours. Stefanie Giordano’s sublime leadership of the elegant customer service team reinforces a superb experience.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Venture Group Tenerife, Other at Kensei Contemporary Japanese, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2024

Thank you for your lovely review ; we are delighted to know you had an amazing dining experience with us in KENSEI and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon !

Reviewed December 11, 2023 via mobile

We had dinner here last night and it was absolutely beautiful from start to finish. Federica looked after us so well. All of the staff were a pleasure to deal with. We had the Kensei tasting menu and the food was delicious, an absolute delight...course after course. We're due to go back for the last meal of our trip on Saturday. Really looking forward to it. Thank you again. See you soon.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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VentureRestaurants Tenerife, Other at Kensei Contemporary Japanese, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2023

We're thrilled to hear that you had a beautiful dining experience with us and that Federica provided excellent service. It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed the Kensei tasting menu and found each course to be a delight. We can't wait to welcome you back...More

Reviewed November 28, 2023 via mobile

We had the little balcony table overlooking the beach We kicked off with a glass of Cava each and we chose The Scallops and mushrooms in Butter Sauce as starter to share then Wagyu Beef to share and Chefs Choice of Nigiri and uramaki washed...down with a lovely bottle of rose wine my husband had the japanese take on Tiramisu and I had the doughnuts and chocolate sauce dip the rituals serving and waiting staff were very professional and friendly.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed September 24, 2023 via mobile

We actually arrived on the wrong date, which was completely my mistake. We were taken care of straight away, without issue, and arrangements were made to accommodate us. The whole experience was absolutely outstanding. The staff, particularly the lady who was front of house, were...excellent, so attentive and professional. The food was absolutely phenomenal! Guidance was given, re chefs recommendations re how and in what order to eat, which enhances the whole experience. The surroundings are so classy and the decor was just beautiful. This was without question the best dining experience we have ever had, a must visit!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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VentureRestaurants Tenerife, Other at Kensei Contemporary Japanese, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2023

Thank you for sharing your incredible dining experience with us. It's heartwarming to know that you found the whole experience outstanding. Our staff, especially the front of house team, takes pride in providing attentive and professional service. We're thrilled that you enjoyed the food and...More

Reviewed September 23, 2023

This was our first visit to Kensei but it definitely won’t be our last. The food and service was simply superb. We chose the Tasting Menu so that we had opportunity to sample as many different dishes as possible. Each dish is carefully prepared, beautifully...presented and delivered by 2 serving staff in unison. The flavours in each dish were absolutely amazing. The wine list is extensive and we enjoyed our chosen wine which accompanied the food very well. Service throughout was excellent, as is the trademark of the Venture Restaurant Group. Even to the extent that at the end of the night my wife left her mobile phone in her chair, having been taking photos of the food, and didn’t realise until we were back at our hotel. The following morning we were at our hotel reception only to be told that the phone was waiting for my wife in the hotel office, so no need to go back to the restaurant! The Tasting Menu isn’t an inexpensive option so with food, wine, pre-dinner Champage plus a tip the whole bill came to €320 for the 2 of us.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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VentureRestaurants Tenerife, Other at Kensei Contemporary Japanese, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2023

Thank you for choosing Kensei for your first visit, and we're thrilled to hear that it exceeded your expectations! We pride ourselves on delivering superb dining experiences, and knowing that you found our offerings exceptional is the best compliment we could receive. Your satisfaction is...More

Reviewed September 14, 2023 via mobile

This our third visit to this amazing restaurant and in truth we visit this area to dine there. The food is amazing especially the scallops and mushroom starters, the wagu braised beef and the lamb shank. the staff are fantastic and the Head chef is...always present ! A real treat@More

Date of visit: September 2023
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VentureRestaurants Tenerife, Other at Kensei Contemporary Japanese, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2023

Thank you for the 5 star review . It is great to hear you came recommended and that we lived up to your expectations. We work very hard with our staff to ensure they are confident and knowledgable on the menu and are able to...More

Reviewed September 11, 2023 via mobile

From the moment you arrive this is a great experience, true first class service. We ordered the tasting menu which didn’t disappoint. The attention to detail on all courses and the explanation with each was faultless. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: September 2023
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VentureRestaurants Tenerife, Other at Kensei Contemporary Japanese, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2023

Thank you for your review and for letting us know how we did! It's great to hear you had a great time with us and I do hope we see you again very soon.

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Kensei Contemporary Japanese is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5