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Kenichi

Kenichi

(Now Closed)
Sushi Restaurant, Japanese Restaurant, and Seafood Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Austin, Austin
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  • Yvonne R.
    Yvonne RamosAugust 7, 2014
    The best sushi!!
  • Susan S.
    Susan S.August 7, 2014
    I'm not a huge sushi person but I honestly loved everything I tried! The escolar that you cook on the hot rock was one of my favorites. Best dinner of my trip to Austin!
  • Matt W.
    Matt WilbanksMarch 9, 2014
    The beef tartare is amazing.
  • Juan G.
    Juan GalvisNovember 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Come by and get some Cinco Vodka and enjoy some if the best sushi Austin had to offer...
  • Jon H.
    Jon HousknechtSeptember 24, 2013
    Had a great meal here while on the road. They do have a nigiri combo if you ask for it (not on menu). Friendly staff and good sushi!
  • Alex S.
    Alex SmithSeptember 1, 2013
    The Blake and Diablo rolls are amazing!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsAugust 26, 2013
    Modern Japanese cuisine with a focus on innovative sushi plates and a wide selection of craft sake
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkAugust 2, 2013
    This restaurant had amazing sushi, a great bar, and nice atmosphere. I would recommend taking a sushi loving date here. Plus, it's downtown to go to bars later.
  • Aaron J.
    Aaron JohnsonJune 12, 2013
    Amazing atmosphere, modern design, wonderful attitudes.
  • Natty L.
    Natty LiteMay 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy Hour here is the tits! Great service, great food! The 'Iris' is the only purple drank I'll ever have :) and the Hot Rock Hits the Spot
  • That M.
    That MarikaApril 27, 2013
    This has beautiful ambiance great for a date!
  • Saša Š.
    Saša ŠarunićMarch 13, 2013
    Take Blake if you want to experience a sushi orgasm ;)
  • Half Past Now
    Half Past NowMarch 12, 2013
    Awesome awesome sushi! Sushi Chiefs know what they are doing! Check out halfpastnow.com for more tips!
  • Aaron J.
    Aaron JohnsonMarch 11, 2013
    The Blake is superb. A wonderful tangy, sweet flavor with the salmon.
  • Fabio C.
    Fabio CorsiMarch 24, 2012
    Free adamami special on foursquare...
  • N
    NMarch 13, 2012
    Tasty food but the service is unreliable. Our cheerful waitress forgot to place part of our order, left us waiting without food for a long while.
  • Naema S.
    Naema ShoweryMarch 8, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    For rolls try the kenichi special, diablo, blake or scorpion. It's also worth it to check out their amazing sake list. Ooh and their cowboy ribeye is drool-worthy. Nom nom (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Gauri M.
    Gauri ManglikMarch 7, 2012
    Delicious sushi and super swanky interior. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Danielle M.
    Danielle McGarrhMarch 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best food in town. The staff is amazing. If you want attentive service, great cuisine and like to party, Kenichi is your place! (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Danielle M.
    Danielle McGarrhMarch 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best food in town. The staff is amazing. If you want attentive service, great cuisine and like to party, them Kenichi is your place! (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Nato Z.
    Nato ZuazuaFebruary 20, 2012
    Best edamame in town!
  • Carlee D.
    Carlee DelpFebruary 8, 2012
    Try the TY KU Silver!!! It's amaz!!
  • Danielle M.
    Danielle McGarrhJanuary 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure and ask about special events. Upcoming champagne dinner and sake festival are a must do!
  • Tabbedout
    TabbedoutJanuary 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Pay using Tabbedout!
  • @kerrierieo
    @kerrierieoDecember 17, 2011
    Great location. Miso cod is delectable. They should really allow split checks for more efficient paying on groups over 10.
  • Christopher J.
    Christopher JonOctober 9, 2011
    Chef Jorge treated us like kings!
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah StaggersSeptember 6, 2011
    I recommend ordering off the cool menu. Sushi was also good and innovative. Also, don't forget dessert. The macadamia nut brownie and seasonal sorbet were both awesome!
  • Bryan K.
    Bryan KoontzAugust 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask Jorge for the "catorce" roll. Not on the menu. Good stuff.
  • Monica M.
    Monica MarlerJuly 8, 2011
    Good seasonal menu, but as for the rest don't bother there are far better places in town
  • Chloe R.
    Chloe RoyerJune 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for the Necio roll. It's not on the menu and they make it oh so yummy!!
  • Ramiro R.
    Ramiro R.May 22, 2011
    SO disappointed in the bill. Not that it was over $170.00 but that they charged gratuity on top of the big ass tip I gave them. Watch out for ya bill they will charge extra stuff if you don’t look out
  • Ramiro R.
    Ramiro R.May 16, 2011
    The Happy Hour off the hook. Try the Pork Kushiyaki, then try it again, yes its THAT good.
  • Arielle A.
    Arielle AltermanMay 15, 2011
    Purple haze hot sake...amazing! Chambord, crown, and sake. Heaven sent.
  • Margot M.
    Margot McClellandMarch 21, 2011
    Shrimp dynamite!!
  • Steve F.
    Steve F.March 11, 2011
    Try the Necio Rolls for hidden menu winning.
  • Basia K.
    Basia KMarch 10, 2011
    Torched escolar sashimi and Austin style (yellowtail) sashimi is great. Do not order the Rainbow Roll (off menu)!!! It costs $18 and is extremely bland!!!!
  • KillaKam
    KillaKamFebruary 20, 2011
    Spicy edemame not worth it. Stick to the original.
  • Mark H.
    Mark HerreraFebruary 18, 2011
    Overpriced and bland.
  • mike m.
    mike metzlerJanuary 29, 2011
    Bathrooms are unnecessarily confusing.
  • Prentiss E.
    Prentiss Earl IIIJanuary 5, 2011
    Quail Egg Shooters, Yellowtail Jalapeno Sashimi, Escolar Sashimi & the Sea Bass Pineapple Rolls are out of this world. Alan the chef was a gracious host. THE perfect place to do sushi in Austin....#3t
  • Jared
    JaredJanuary 4, 2011
    decent sushi
  • Baldwin C.
    Baldwin CunninghamNovember 30, 2010
    Best Calamari in the world - try it its amazing
  • Rusty S.
    Rusty StoneNovember 12, 2010
    Try some VeeV cocktails here. Ask Gary to make his VeeV specialty!!
  • Chuck C.
    Chuck CanningNovember 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the ton gyoza
  • Rusty S.
    Rusty StoneOctober 20, 2010
    You need to try a VeeV cocktail
  • Caden B.
    Caden BurrossSeptember 2, 2010
    Scoop a pedicab out front, 512-293-6463
  • Christian Ryan C.
    BEST PHILLY ROLL IN TOWN.
  • Somrat N.
    Somrat NiyogiMarch 12, 2010
    If you're at the bar and watching tv, use @gomiso and checkin and share what you're watching http://bit.ly/bNUAB0
  • Scott P.
    Scott PetersonJanuary 23, 2010
    Great bar !
  • Eric J.
    Eric JacobsenSeptember 20, 2009
    nice happy hour. "sexy sake" not as dorky as it sounds
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