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Kenichi Pacific Sushi & Pacific Rim

Keahou Shopping Center, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 98626
+1 808-322-6400
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (96 reviews)
“pepper steak” (4 reviews)
Closes in 8 min
All hours
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
Keahou Shopping Center, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 98626
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We try to stop in often. Wish we could do so more. Always great dishes and great folks serving it. Hatz off to the folks in the Kitchen/prep spot since they get no glory but shell out the great grindz! Aloha

Thank Bobb L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time in Kahalu'u Beach Park and we stopped by the nearby Keauhou Shopping Center. We found Kenichi with a Happy Hour in the cocktail and the outside lounge. Excellent food and excellent price.

Thank SOKepler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 31 March 2017

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...More

Thank Crystal B
Reviewed 25 March 2017

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...More

Thank casacabo
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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

Thank Glenna B
Reviewed 5 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....More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 26 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,...More

Thank jwr974
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!

Thank TyGor
Reviewed 6 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.

Thank Herb A
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What time does happy hour start?
25 May 2015|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Boyshe | Reviewed this property |
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., but get there a little early, it fills up quickly. There are only about 4 tables and a bar inside and 4 to 5 tables outside.
What time does happy hour start?
25 May 2015|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from betteskid | Reviewed this property |
I am not 100% sure - perhaps 5 pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail