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Kanpai Sushi

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8-10 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AS, Scotland
0131 228 1602
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 320
    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
Most recent review
Brilliant Evening

The food was heavenly, and was a brilliant experience for first time sushi goers. The waitor was extremely helpful and friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
IainMacaulay
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Selkirk, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
Selkirk, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The food was heavenly, and was a brilliant experience for first time sushi goers. The waitor was extremely helpful and friendly.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I learned my lessons and booked a table this time at this busy restaurant, and I'm glad I did, the waiter was turning people away just as we walked in (6.30 on a tuesday night?? That tells). We sat at the end of bar, offering a great view into the sushi preparation area, what a delight. Had a selection of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Was warned kanpai would be pricey, but was still disappointed. I feel qualified to make this statement since I've had sushi in many cities including: London, New York, Miami, LA. I don't mind paying a bit more for something special. Prices are London standard but portion size and imagination are severely lacking. Only the most basic rolls available and served... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I visited Kanpai with my family in February. We had such a lovely evening. My parents were new to Japanese food but the staff were really helpful and offered lots of advice. I highly recommend a visit. I highly recommend this restaurant for an exciting eating experience with a diverse range of flavours and textures.

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Galashiels, Scotland, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had dinner here on friday night, i've never been before and it was very busy inside... which is a good sign as we thoroughly enjoyed our meal here, we did book a table in advance. Im vegetarian and found enough options to satisfy. I will return again.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We went to the sushi place for a Valentines meal and it was splendid. The food tasted amazing, the prices were very reasonable and the the service was very attentive. Everything was fresh, made practically in the dining room, the selection of meals was various and would suit practically anyone's taste. Ranging from beef to chicken to fish and various... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We have eaten here quite few times now and it never disappointed us. Delicious food, nice presentation and impeccable service. Extremely recommended!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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301 reviews 301 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Came here and had quite a range of different dishes, all of which were exceptional. The dumplings were perfect, the grilled tuna and steak dishes were fantastic. Great sushi as well. A new favourite. Make sure you book to avoid disappointment.

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16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

in the first couple weeks of Jan when most restaurants are like a ghost town we wanted to dine out. I called on the Wednesday prior only to find I could only get a seat at the Sushi Bar. This speaks volumes. I love this place and probably spent more time watching the chefs at work than speaking to my... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
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10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The sushi here is fantastic. Freshly made ingredients with views in to the kitchen for diners. The decor is modern and service great. You can sit up at the bar and savour after the mouthwatering fresh food in front of you, or grab a table and enjoy the good atmosphere. Booking recommended as can get busy.

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