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Kampai Japanese Restaurant

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236 King St. West, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1A9, Canada
905-777-8744
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing spicy scallop!

I enjoyed à la carte dining of mackerel, salmon, and tuna sashimi along with the spicy scallop roll. Aside from the Saba ( mackerel) which seemed a bit dry... The sashimi was some of the freshest I have had. And I think their spicy scallop has replaced chop-chop as my favourite sushi dessert ;)

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tania D
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Leduc County
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Leduc County
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed à la carte dining of mackerel, salmon, and tuna sashimi along with the spicy scallop roll. Aside from the Saba ( mackerel) which seemed a bit dry... The sashimi was some of the freshest I have had. And I think their spicy scallop has replaced chop-chop as my favourite sushi dessert ;)

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Thank Tania D
Toronto, Canada
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kampai offers what I consider somewhat above average sushi. Nirigi are hearty sized and reasonably fresh. They offer some unique sushi with garlic cream rolls baked as an example. The service is lovely, but I personally believe their prices are too high for the quality received.

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Thank DanEverett
Hamilton, Canada
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94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Very authentic sushi in terms of taste and consistency. Also a number of other Japanese dishes available. Tempura is also some of the best you will find compared to other restaurants.

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1 Thank F1Q
Hamilton, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The service and food are always amazing! This restaurant is pricier than an 'all you can eat' sushi bar, however, it it definitely worth paying for. You may never go back to an 'all you can eat'. Seriously. It's that good.

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1 Thank Julie B
Hamilton, Canada
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203 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is undoubtedly the best sushi I have ever had in North America (and I travel a lot). I don't know how their fish is prepared, but never before this restaurant have I had fish that simply melts in your mouth. All their rolls are delicious and we always end up ordering the boat platter with a side of shiitake... More 

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2 Thank cocolinu
Hamilton, Canada
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76 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I went to Kampai with two girlfriends to celebrate one of their birthdays. The birthday girl is a huge sushi fan and we have been there a couple of times in the past, although it has been a couple of years now. As soon as we walked in we thought "oh" and noticed that they seem to have let the... More 

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1 Thank schamber21
Oakville, Canada
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The best quality sushi in Hamilton. It is a bit pricey, but if you want quantity, you have to go to a buffet, but if you want quality, go here.

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Thank BabyBella999
Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Sushi and sashimi were fresh and the balance was right. I was a little skeptical as they were actually Koreans but that melted away with the sashimi in my mouth (they do not make Korean meals by the way...which is a pity as I thought the chef's food was good). I felt that the rice meals were adapted to the... More 

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Thank AdrianLooi
Dundas, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Wow, It was in my backyard all along and took a friends recommendation to seek it out. I'm so glad I did! Service is attentive but not overly. Prices are a super deal but are very good related to quality/quantity. Food is very good with a few highlight items. I heard if your looking for value the lunch bento's are... More 

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Thank Rogie L
Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is a little gem on main street Hamilton Ontario. The price is right; the sushi is fresh and wonderfully presented; and the service gently persuasive. Highly recommend this place for sushi lovers. Simply "the best" sushi I've had: period.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 236 King St. West, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1A9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: 905-777-8744

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?