With black-lacquer tables and lipstick-red banquettes, Kenichi offers a more sophisticated dining atmosphere than what's normally found in Kona. Its shopping center location feels like a secret, but it's worth seeking out. This is where residents go when they feel like splurging on top-notch sushi and steak. It's a little on the pricey side, but you'll leave feeling satisfied. The signature rolls are inventive, especially the always-popular Dynamite Shrimp. To save a buck
or two, go early for happy hour (5 to 6:30 pm daily), when all sushi rolls are half price, or hang out in the cocktail lounge, where menu items average $6.