Kenichi Pacific
Sushi & Japanese Fusion Cuisine
Keauhou Shopping Center
78-6831 Alii Dr, Ste D-125
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
Phone: 808.322.6400

 

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Kenichi Pacific will "wow" you with its highly praised  Japanese fusion cuisine and sushi, and its contemporary ambience. In a relaxed, elegant setting, Kenichi offers unforgettable fusion dishes, such as the Duck Confit, a Chinese five-spice cured duck leg served with celeriac puree and wild mushrooms in a delicious port wine reduction sauce. The Ono Tataki grilled rare, stands out as well, with mashed yams, green beans, oyster mushrooms and a ponzu emulsion. Another "must try" is the Dynamite Shrimp, tempura shrimp baked with smelt aioli and teriyaki sauce.

Hours:

DINNER: 5pm - 9:30pm
Happy Hour:
DAILY: 4:30-6:00pm
Reservations Recommended
Full Bar:
Sake, domestic and imported beer, and Shochu (Japanese Vodka).
Wine List:
Nice selection of wines with about eight also offered by the glass.
Sushi Bar:
Warm & inviting. Traditional Japanese Sushi.
Take Out Available
Private Party Facilities:
A semi-private room seats up to 14 guests. Two outside patios accommodate 20 and 30 guests..
Payment:
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard and Visa.
 

The presentation and the flavors are equally superb. Of course, only the freshest fish and seafood are used, so the sushi is impeccable. The molten flourless chocolate cake is achieving legendary status, so save room for a delicious finish!

"Kenichi is a really good place for my family."
Actor Kevin Costner when asked his favorite sushi place in Apen.
American Airlines magazine
"A new dining experience in the Keauhou Shopping Center, this small "Sushi & Fusion Cuisine" restaurant really bumps Kona's restaurant scene up a notch. High quality foods, friendly and attentive service, and a classy decor make this one of the best in town. The Dungeness crab cakes are melt-in-your-mouth good (of course, the appetizer portion leaves you wanting more!), and we loved the "Aspen" sushi roll, with tempura asparagus as its prime ingredient. We look forward to working our way through their entire entree' menu, one by one!"
Keahou Resort

"Hidden in the Keauhou Shopping Center is this gem of a restaurant, decorated in muted tones and understated furnishings, featuring both Pacific Rim fusion cuisine and a sushi bar. The food is fantastic, the service efficient, and the experience leaves you smiling. The appetizer menu is so tempting, you might just want to graze from one dish to the next of ginger-marinated squid, blackened tuna, Dungeness crab cakes, and fresh lobster summer rolls. Entrees include pan-seared mahimahi with eggplant mousse, hearts of palm and asparagus in a miso beurre blanc sauce, macadamia-crusted lamb accompanied by taro risotto, and Kenichi's special roast duck with orange hoisin sauce, wrapped in mu shu and served with tempura asparagus. Whatever you order, leave room for the warm, flourless molten cake, covered with espresso crème anglaise and served with Kona coffee-chip ice cream."
Frommer's Hawaii
"Kenichi serves a self-described "fusion cuisine" that in this case is a fusion of Japanese flavors and cooking techniques with fresh island ingredients. I was quite impressed with the food and service at Kenichi Pacific restaurant. The menu is loaded with cleverly constructed dishes that deliver on flavor and presentation. Keauhou is fortunate to have quality restaurateurs like Kenichi decide to open a delightful food operation in our growing community."
Hawaii Island Journal, by Brian Berry
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