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.


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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

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