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8-10 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AS, Scotland
0131 228 1602
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Ranked #35 of 1,918 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $32
Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Great food, friendly service, and didn't feel rushed at all despite being there on a busy Friday night. Best sushi and sashimi I've had in Edinburgh.

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Boston
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went for lunch the place is very welcoming once you open the door. The service was fast and friendly. The eel, tuna and salmon we had was fresh. I can't complain I will return.

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Wonderland, Maine, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I am a somewhat regular visitor of this restaurant---I have eaten there for about 7-8 times now. I've been to about 4 sushi restaurants in Edinburgh city centre and for me this is by far the best: the food is overall the best around (the tempura is awesome) and the place itself is tidy and cute. Prices are probably slightly... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Yummy sushi and lovely staff. The seared tuna was amazing and the rainbow rolls top notch! We sat at the bar to eat, It was nice sitting and watching the chefs prepare the food and then laugh at us trying to use our chopsticks. Would highly recommend for date night or with the girls.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Oh my days - probably one of the best Japanese restaurants in the city - great sashimi and the grilled aubergine is a pure revelation - a must!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The Japanese interior instills hopes for excellent sushi, sushi of the quality I encountered so often in the US. There, even in a desert town like Tucson fresh fish is flown in every morning on a FedEx plane from the West coast. Scotland is surrounded by the sea, so theoretically fresh fish should be readily available, and exceptional sushi should... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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278 reviews 278 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Been trying to get here for some time but always seemed not to work out. Tonight was perfect, a quick bite before home. Had the Gyoza (vegetable and chicken dumplings) which were perhaps the best I have ever had. Have tried them everywhere and I do not think I have had better. Followed with the Tokyo Roll which was amazing.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We visited Kanpai Sushi restaurant to celebrate my partner's birthday and we had several plates. The service was really quick and we had finished our food literally in 40 minutes. It would be nice if they had a "maki" variety as we love them.. Decoration very simple. Nice place to visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I have just been to this restaurant, I had a meal at the bar, the sushi and sashimi was some of the best I've ever tasted and good value, could not recommend it highly enough

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Such a lovely little place and some of the best sushi/sushimi I have ever had. The sushimi came on ice and the saki was an excellent addition. It was a little pricey but well worth it. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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Additional Information about Kanpai Sushi

Address: 8-10 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AS, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 228 1602
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
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
Average Prices: USD 24 - 32
Cuisine: Japanese

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