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“Very good food and service”
Review of Kenichi Pacific

Kenichi Pacific
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Ranked #44 of 302 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 16 February 2014

Went for Valentine's Day. The sashimi and black cod appetizers were very good. The Ono entree was excellent as well as the entree special Ehu. Also I really enjoyed the bananas foster. the service was friendly and very efficient. This will be one of my regulars when visiting Kona.

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Thank P T
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

We loved this restaurant! It offers both sushi and cooked main dishes (not strictly Japanese). We both opted for main dishes: the duck and the diver scallops. Both dishes were well-prepared and delicious. And the service was excellent.

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Reviewed 9 January 2014

Several Kona-ites and our concierge recommended Kenichi - especially at happy hour, so we anticipated a great time. However, what we experienced was one very hassled bartender trying to cope with serving a full bar of diners and barely keeping it together. We understand that when you are way....overworked, there is no time for friendly banter or greetings but owners need to understand that the service makes or breaks a dining experience. The food was pretty good but we waited so long for each dish that our patience was wearing thin. Perhaps we just happened to dine on a stray bad day, but our next visit will not include Kenichi.

Thank NoniTravels
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

This is the second time I have been here (the last was in 2008). I thought the maki rolls were average. The spicy tuna on the night we went was more rice than tuna, which was disappointing given that fresh Ahi tuna is abundant on the island. The remainder of what we ate was not bad, just not great. The service was nice. A major plus was the wasabi which was terrific.

Thank ERK7
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

By far, our best meal during our recent stay was at this restaurant. I cannot recommend it enough. The staff, presentation, and menu are superb from salad dressings to desserts. The seafood? Ohhh-to die for! It may seem odd that this restaurant is in a strip mall, but the chef resides in Hawaii. Really wonderful seafood meal.

Thank Travelover5240
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