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Kanpai Sushi

8-10 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AS, Scotland
0131 228 1602
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Ranked #20 of 1,837 restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $32
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

All of the dishes we had were great, and all of them had an interesting twist. We have sushi a lot but each of the dishes we had was a little different from normal which made it really nice.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Arrived on a Friday night without a reservation. So top marks for doing their best to accommodate us. Ordered 5 dishes between 2 of us which still left us hungry. 3 dishes came quite promptly. 1 came after 10 minutes with apologies for a mistake and one didn't come at all. I did mention at the end that they had... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The best sushi I have had in Edinburgh. Be sure to try the gunkan Nigiris and the sticky miso aubergine. Although rather expensive (as are most sushi places in the uk), Kanpai is a fantastic treat if you are looking for high quality sushi

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Edinburgh
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Great selection great food, always love coming here. I really enjoy the soft shell crab and the rainbow roll.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Excellent fresh food with some more unusual choices on the menu to other sushi restaurants. The presentation of the food was beautiful and the staff really friendly and helpful. It was very quiet when we visited for lunch on a Friday but had a nice atmosphere. We all ordered a dish each and shared them between the four of us... More

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Allentown
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78 reviews 78 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Although they have excellent sushi and rolls, the selection of both was a bit limited. What fish they did have was of good quality and was prepared well. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. I would recommend a reservation if you are going out on the weekend.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Really excellent sushi, great menu, lots of choice. Very busy even mid-week so probably best to book. Grindlay Street isn't lovely, but the restaurant is gorgeous inside so be brave!

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London, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Staff need some training on how to seat the restaurant. I requested a table and the waitress told me 'you can't have a table because I need it in an hour and a half' Even when I explained we were catching a train in an hour that we would be fast she still didn't understand how it could be done.... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Very nice Japanese restaurant and super friendly, cute Japanese staff. I have eaten here a few times both as part of a couple and with my children and it is consistently good. It is always busy so make sure that you book ahead.

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Scotland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Probably the best sushi I've had in the UK. Fresh well made maki rolls. The sashimi salad was light and refreshing. The dumplings were light and very tasty. Small place, good service.

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