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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best sushi ever

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2014
cocolinu
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Hamilton, Canada
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Hamilton, Canada
Top Contributor
203 reviews 203 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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22 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Oakville, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

Upon walking into Kampai we were quickly greated by the server & offered some tea to warm up. Food was fresh, & very good. Items can add up quickly but worth the price. A tiny restaurant that had a continuous stream of customers picking up take-out. Washrooms are in the basement & entrance off the street a little tight not... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Kampai is, without a doubt, one of my favourite restaurants anywhere in the world. The food is incredible, the service is fantastic, and the atmosphere is perfect. This is truly a restaurant with meals that you savour completely with every bite and immediately make plans to return to as soon as possible. I've moved away from Hamilton now and this... More 

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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: Romantic, Doing business

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