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Restaurant Kenichi

) #33 of 196 Restaurants in Hilo ££ - £££ Asian, Japanese
684 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4211
+1 808-969-1776
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“ramen” (13 reviews)
“ribeye” (4 reviews)
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Asian, Japanese
££ - £££
684 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4211
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten here multiple times and always liked the food choices, portions and prices. What I fell in love with was the Korean chicken salad! Someone had gotten me one for lunch one day and I was hooked! Korean chicken, wonton chips over a bed...More

Thank Shanel C
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

I work across the street so Kenichi's is an affordable lunch option at $9 - $13 for ramen and local cuisine. Everything is good, but ramen and Korean fried chicken are my favorites. If I don't have much time, I usually go before 11:30 AM...More

Thank myinhilo
Reviewed 6 July 2017

I've been to Kenichi's six times and the food has always been excellent, except for this last time in early June. My son and his wife were visiting from another island and after hearing us rave about the food, we decided to go there. There...More

1  Thank Jusu1217
Reviewed 3 June 2017

This restaurant is busy and has portions and menu options that reflect the preferences of local residents. The portions are huge. You are almost expected to take home food in the paper plates and foil that are readily provided. I found the taste of the...More

Thank Huckleberry_Finn_808
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Hilo folks like to eat dinner early, so the line up for tables, especially on weekends, starts between 5:30 and 6 pm. Hilo folks also also like good cheap eats and Kenichi's serves up a nice Japanese and local fare at reasonable prices. Often the...More

Thank wgregbraun
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We have had so many wonderful meals here! I love the spicy miso ramen with the beef. We also love the sizzling ribeye, the pork chops, and the Korean chicken salad. The furikake salmon is sometimes delicious and sometimes a little overdone. The prices are...More

Thank Conley G
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

After checking out the volcanoes national park, a trip into Hilo was needed for some dinner. A quick look at restaurants in the area showed this place had some decent reviews so I decided to take a try. The place was bustling with a steady...More

Thank nmfozzie
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This restaurant has very good food, but it is crowded and noisy. There is a variety of different local foods and it is very tasty. They also have good noodle bowls which is very good. Parking is a problem, their parking area is very small...More

1  Thank Way2013
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

They have a small menu, but they really put excellence into their cooking. The wait can be a tad bit long, but if you have reservation you get to be served faster. The staff are friendly and the prices are just right. You have to...More

Thank pokeBFan
Reviewed 27 January 2017

After being a good customer (apron twice a month dinner) I have to say I have been seriously let down by the customer service: 2hours for two rounds and a bit and 72euro bill is not a nice experience. Unfortunately that happens when business wants...More

Thank Kitty R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 684 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4211
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-969-1776
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