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Kanpai Sushi

8-10 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AS, Scotland
0131 228 1602
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Ranked #31 of 1,859 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, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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London
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118 reviews 118 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I came here with my housemates after reading good reviews and was not disappointed! We each paid £24 (including service) which is more than I would usually want to pay, but for this quality of sushi I think this is fair. Service was attentive and polite. Will be back!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Beautifully presented sushi. Wonderful flavours. Staff very friendly and explained menu to we first time sushi eaters. Book early to avoid disappointment. Lovely private booth towards back ideal for private parties of 6-8 people...recommend the gorgeous dragon rolls and octopus balls! Tuna carpaccio also excellent. Good wine list too. Service was great. A lovely experience.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

After receiving a voucher for this restaurant as a 30th bday present I was surprised when turning up one random Wed night that it was fully booked all night! However thought this was a good sign and looked forward to going back the next week! We booked on the night (this time by phoning earlier) and sat at the bar... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This is not a large restaurant, and it seems to be extremely popular, so it's worth booking to avoid disappointment. We did not, and were found a slot by the helpful staff. The menu is a good one, and the sushi was first rate. Would certainly go back.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Went there in July with friends to celebrate my bday. The food is incredible, dont really remember the names of different types of sushi but every single one was sooo tasty. Will definitely come back more than once.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I was given a voucher as a gift and what a great gift it was! I wouldn't normally go for Japanese food so the voucher forced my hand. The food was exceptional and the staff were great. The place was fully booked when we phoned but asked if we would sit at the bar, which we did. It was great... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Arrived at this restaurant on an obviously busy night without reservation with my girlfriend (Saturday night with no booking is bad I know). The couple in front of us where turned down as no tables were available and the bar was not at their convenience. We did not mind and we were informed by the manager that the bar was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

I was hesitating at first. Ask the leaving couple at the door "did you have a good experience". A big smile and a frank "YES" so we pushed the door to be ready for a Japonese journey. Good clientele, peaceful ambiance, discreet and warm service - it was a treat. Menu had photos to help you choose but those proper... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife (who is asian) & I booked a table at Kanpai Sushi a week in advance as we understood what great reviews it had. We are so glad we did as it was deservedly busy. From the moment we arrived the greeting we got was first class, polite, welcoming and professional. Shown to our table and coats taken we... More

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malaysia
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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The sushi served here is the best in town. Love the exotic selection of nigiri sushi. High quality and fresh ingredients with impeccable preparation. Always a treat to dine here. It is tucked away in a little corner and am so happy to have discovered this little gem. Best to reserve as from experience I've not been able to get... More

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