The summer issue

Our summer-packed January issue is out now - featuring our guide to summer rieslings, strawberries and seafood recipes, as well as a look at the best of Bali.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller for just $6 an issue - offer ends 29th January, 2017.

Gourmet digital

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad or Android tablet.

Kenji
Japanese
  • Shop 5, 242 Hutt St,
    Adelaide, SA
  • (08) 8232 0944
  • Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-9pm

Kenji
-34.934013,138.612781

Kenji Ito's extensive menu presents delicious dilemmas: a traditional kaiseki of eight impeccable courses or shokado bento, artfully presented in its exquisitely lacquered box? A five-course dégustation or pick your favourite flavours and textures? Whichever path results in a generous and memorable meal. Ito grows much of the produce that appears in his pickles, ferments, preserves and salads - the plums and charred banana capsicum with smoked duck, the figs on a crisp tart and Japanese herbs with snapper and its broth. Although the restaurant is in a modest block of shops, the interior is elegant and spare, with niches along a long green wall holding intriguing and beautiful objects. Staff are courteous and well versed in wine and dish pairings - which extends to recommendations from a grand list of sake, shochu and plum wines. It's easy to understand why this evergreen destination has legions of fans.


You might also like:

Assaggio

Assaggio's very red, very mod fit-out has undeniable flair,...

Ruby Red Flamingo

Once a bastion of Baptist morals and Victorian manners, thi...

At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $18-$22

    M $35-$42

    D $15-$16;

    dégustation $88

     

  • Feature:
  • BYO
    Licensed
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Kenji Ito

MOST VIEWED IN OUR RESTAURANT GUIDE

Porteno

Sydney, NSW
Get the skirt steak. Sure, the fire-licked pork and lamb offerings from the asado pit are...

Aubergine

Griffith, ACT
The grey-whiskered Ben Willis could pass for a maturing, but certainly not jaded, rock st...

Smolt

Hobart, TAS
Smolt manages to be most things to many people. With its welcoming, mid-century-modern in...

Dainty Sichuan

Melbourne, VIC
The Dainty Sichuan fleet continues to expand, but the South Yarra mothership still lures ...

Lebrina

Hobart, TAS
A mainstay of the Hobart culinary experience, Lebrina offers a unique kind of quiet comfo...

Attica

Melbourne, VIC
One of Ben Shewry's great strengths is his ability to transform the potentially hokey int...

Stokehouse Q

Brisbane, QLD
Stokehouse is the best of both worlds. Its river frontage and glam seafood and meats make...

Stillwater

Launceston, TAS
Bearings count at Stillwater, nearly two decades old and with a venerability that matches...
get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

×