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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)
+1 808-322-6400
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16:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 16:30 - 21:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was recommended to us by our vrbo host. It was excellent. So good we went back twice within 5 days Highly recommend the firecracker shrimp, ribs, die hard roll. Shopping center location but very nice inside.

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Thank Susan S
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As local residents, my husband and I enjoy Kenichi's 'Happy Hour' from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm at least twice a month or more. The offer a 'Happy Hour, menu with an array of delicious appetizers, sushi, sashimi, miso soup and a small salad. Not to mention a great drink menu of discounted concoctions of beer, wine and mixed drinks.... More 

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Thank Crystal B
saskatoon, saskatchewan
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended for good Japanese food in Kona. After diving, I made my way over to it, only to be very disappointed. Happy hour pricing is only in the bar. Very nice staff, however very disorganized. It appeared no one was assigned a specific area to serve. 3 waitresses came to take my order. Waited nearly 20 minutes... More 

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Thank casacabo
Lilliwaup, Washington
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The steak was good. The tempura was disappointing, very oily tasting. I thought the service was very slow.

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Thank Glenna B
Manistee
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We went there for their happy hour and had sushi. There were four of us. We all agreed that it was well below average sushi. Maybe their non-happy hour food is better. I would rather go to the KTA store and get take out sushi. We will not be back soon. They did have a good crowd and it was... More 

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Thank Dan L
Sidney, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Excellent sushi and the best calamari on the Island. Happy hour deals are great, but they will not let you sit in the empty restaurant part if the small lounge is full, unless you are having a dinner. Prices on the dinner menu are steep, such as $25 for nine tiny pieces of sashimi.

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Thank jwr974
Vancouver, Canada
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45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We enjoyed our meal here on Valentine's Day. Everything was flavourful and nicely presented. The only negative is the setting. We sat outside but it is in a mall. We would return because of the food!

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Thank TyGor
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Wonderful Japanese food. Very nice ambiance. Service is wonderful. A bit pricey, but they do a lot for it. We go there regularly.

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Thank Herb A
vancouver
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275 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We have traveled to Japan, and were very excited to learn the owner is Japanese. We were staying nearby at the Sheraton, so it was very easy to get there--under ten minutes. We were warmly greeted when we arrived, and our waitress was friendly and very knowledgeable. My husband was very excited to get a superb sushi selection. And I... More 

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Thank beeperVancouver
Prague, Czech Republic
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

The happy hour offers good value for money. The sushi is average. We enjoyed it, but were not excited about it. One thing that disturbed us though was the pressure to turn tables. We were in the middle of our sushi plate and the waiter already brought us the check without even asking if we wanted to order anything else... More 

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Thank Mulan W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
16:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
16:30 - 21:00
Friday
16:30 - 21:00
Saturday
16:30 - 21:00
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: +1 808-322-6400

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