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Kanpai Sushi

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8-10 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AS, Scotland
0131 228 1602
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 331
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Outstanding Japanese food

We stumbled across Kanpai at the last minute after confusion with another booking. The restaurant is how hidden down a quiet side street and would be very easy to miss. One inside however, the food and service were both excellent. The staff were friendly, and very willing to offer advice and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Jasmine57
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Aberdeen, Scotland
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Aberdeen, Scotland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stumbled across Kanpai at the last minute after confusion with another booking. The restaurant is how hidden down a quiet side street and would be very easy to miss. One inside however, the food and service were both excellent. The staff were friendly, and very willing to offer advice and recommendations. We had a selection of dishes from the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I came here for dinner recently and I can honestly say we were blown away. Fresh, vibrant and incredibly tasty, the food here was of a particularly high standard and also beautifully presented. Everything we ordered was eaten with great enthusiasm and we both came away saying that it was one of the best dining experiences we... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Haven't had Japanese since I left Australia (it is so expensive here in this country!), however, my best friend and I thought we would splash out because it was my birthday and it was absolutely 100% worth it. Amazing food and great service :)

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Uphall, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Have always avoided sushi restaurants and although cannot claim to have now sampled sushi in all its glory, the food in this restaurant was superb. Highly recommend the aubergine dish; it was superb! The atmosphere and décor are complimentary to the whole experience. So, even if you are not sure if you will try sushi, there are numerous other options...please... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Decided to have my birthday meal here, what a great choice that was! Best sushi I've ever had. Everything tastes really fresh, full of flavour. Service is superb really fast and friendly. I would recommend this place to anyone that loves sushi or wants quality food with quality service.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Booked late, and they were able to squeeze us in. We have no great experience or knowledge of Japanese food, but enjoyed what we have had in the past. We looked at the menu, but asked the waitress to make recommendations for us, bringing several appetisers and mains to try. We enjoyed every dish, the tempura squid melted in the... More 

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Had two amazing meals here now so felt I had to submit a review. The food is beyond delicious, very fresh and presented beautifully.The staff are friendly and very welcoming which just adds to the lovely setting. I Highly recommended this restaurant to all sushi lovers and non sushi fans alike as there is plenty to chose from on the... More 

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Scotland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Had a lovely lunch here, the food is authentic and freshly prepared. We had high expectations after a recent trip to Japan and the food here most definitely lived up to them! Particularly enjoyed the grilled aubergine, dumplings and octopus balls. The sushi was really good aswell. Will definitely be back again sometime soon!

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Top Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I came here for lunch with my family and thoroughly enjoyed everything! The atmosphere was great, the waiter chatted with us and was extremely friendly, and the food was amazing. One of the slightly pricier sushi places in Edinburgh but definitely the best quality! The ingredients were fresh and prepared well, also everything was presented beautifully.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The title really sums up our experience. The food is extraordinary and among the best sushi I've ever tasted. The careful presentation and freshness of the ingredients makes this restaurant stand head and shoulders above anything else of its kind in Edinburgh.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8-10 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: 0131 228 1602

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 32
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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