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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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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of the best authentic Sushi Places in Hamilton

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Hamilton, Canada
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  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Hamilton, Canada
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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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Hamilton, Canada
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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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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
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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Hamilton, Canada
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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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Oakville, Canada
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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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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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Dundas, Canada
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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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Toronto, Canada
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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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Hamilton, Canada
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

I often hit the cheap, all-you-can-eat sushi joints and know what I'm going to get. When I feel like a more authentic experience with the likes of high grade tuna, butterfish, salmon roe, toro and the like, this is my favourite place in Hamilton. It's still not near the best sushi I've had, but likely the best in the Hammer.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Stayed near here on business. Had supper, chicken teriyaki. It was delicious. A bit pricy, but worth the $25/person. If you like Japanese style food, worth a visit. Yumm ...

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic

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