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Adelaide (CBD - South) - Kenji Mordern Japanese - BYO &

Postby Guest 389 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:21 am

Cuisine: Japanese - Modern
Service: Friendly and generally competent with some young staff
Food: Modern Japanese - whatever that means. Think excellent sashimi, clear soups, grilled fish etc. along side experimental flavours and super rich meat dishes.
Value: Expect to pay $50 to $100 per person for a feast.
Ambience: Small room (50 seats approx.) in calming green tones. Can get noisy and is very busy Fri/Sat nights. Attracts a mixed crowd.
Glassware: Good.
Wine list: Small but enough of interest. Matches well with the food generally. Sake list is small but adequate. Wider than normal selection of boutique beers.
BYO Details: $15 corkage per bottle.
Offline Prospect: Too small as a venue for a larger group but 6 people or so would work.

Comments: Excellent sashimi and attention to detail. The 'kaiseki' style menu option is excellent and well balanced. The contemporary and experimental dishes are more often miss for me but others seem to love them. Broiled fish is very, very good. When in season if you phone ahead they can organise Kyoto-style southern rocklobster sashimi style. Be prepared for some exciting additions such as monkfish liver.

Easily the best Japanese in Adelaide.

Score: 15/20.

Kenji Modern Japanese
242 Hutt Street, Adelaide
Telephone 08 8232 0944

Open: Mon-Saturday for dinner.
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Postby Seven » Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:24 pm

apparently the menu hasn't been changed for ages....
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Postby Guest 389 » Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:38 am

They have a wide range of daily specials. Check out the set menus.
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Postby Matau » Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:20 am

Went to Kenji last night....lovely food....great specials....the appetiser plate for two was excellent..
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Postby Guest 389 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:27 am

Try the kaiseki next time... really shows what they can do!
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