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Kanpai Sushi

8-10 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AS, Scotland
0131 228 1602
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Ranked #40 of 1,843 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
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Was a great find after a wander around Edinburgh. Sushi and sashimi where different class. Anyone going has to order everything with eel in it just brilliant!!!!!!!!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Good service. The staff tried their best to seat us despite it being busy and not having a reservation on the last night of the Edinburgh Tattoo. They were also very straight about the fact that the table was needed back by a certain time and asked us if that was ok. The food was good and the price was... More

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Broxburn, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We had a fantastic evening and will definitely come back. Taste the squid rings you'll not regret it.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Great sushi and sashimi - maybe even the best in town. The grilled aubergine in miso sauce too, oh my days, a friggin revelation!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Environment are nice, good service with high quality sushi. They have some sushi that is quite special, sushi as deep fried salmon sushi. Especially love their eel sushi and the squid balls. However for the dragon roll sushi I am abit of disappointing because it is not too special - but still it is quite standard, so cant complaint! xx

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I have been here at least 4-5 times. although the staff aren't fluent in English they are always so pleasant and helpful. People negatively commenting on the service have to keep in mind... Cultural differences!!! The food is so delicious! It beats yo sushi anyday. I will continue to return as will my family friends.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Afraid to say, I didn't learn my lesson last time and popped into Kanpai last weekend without booking after a show at the theatre. No spaces avail. however made to wait a bit while the staff checked with their other branch near hay market. Got a space there booked for us at the bar... Just needed some walking. Coming unannounced... More

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Boxtel, The Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

With 2 friends we had a nice diner at Kanpai. We could not had a mix of all but had to choose ourselves. the sushi was good. Not the best. We had a bad table at the airco, but the total atmosphere was very well.

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Killinchy, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Lovely food and excellent service, We were seated quickly and the food was served promptly and was very well presented - most importantly, it tasted amazing! Despite the fact that it was very busy, the waitresses were friendly, attentive and very helpful. Happy to recommend Kanpai to all my friends!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We had been before and had a fantastic meal but what a disappointing second trip to Kanpai! Firstly, when we originally made our reservation, we were not told that there was a strict timescale and we would have to leave in an hour and twenty minutes. We were told by the waitress not to worry as they serve food very... More

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