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Kanpai Japanese Restuarant

569 Chapel St, Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia (South Yarra)
03-9827 4379
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Ranked #805 of 4,030 Restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: South Yarra
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Celebrated fathers day with wife and my 2 eldest daughters to celebrate my second daughters 40th birthday. She loves going to this Japanese restaurant, but this was our first time. Well the food was beautiful, it is not all about sushi, there are a many dishes to tempt the palate and we had 4 of them. Although the restaurant was... More

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Adelaide
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27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Im from Adelaide where we only have a few japanese restaurants and i love japanese, this restaurant came referred from a friend living in melbourne -its amazing. all the fish is fresh, you can taste it, even the seaweed is fresh. the dumplings are great. their hot stone selection is insain, the menu is so big we considered coming back... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Last nite was a tremendous Japanese do comprising of Temaki rolls, salmon teppanyaki, prawn teppanyaki, mussel teppanyaki, Udon in soup and of course 2 sets of tempura... The ambience was very conducive and service was cordial and pretty efficient! Although it is a yearly event for us, it was worth the chilly drive to get there... We'll definitely come again... More

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Good tasty meal especially the teppanyaki, good service from the waiter But if you're looking for authentic japanese food then you went to the wrong place Standard average priced for meals on Melbourne Will be back to this place if we go to melbourne again

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Box Hill, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Kanpai, Japanese Restaurant in South Yarra/Toorak, Victoria The worst Japanese restaurant we ever had. Expensive prices Lunch Box no specialty Japanese food for $18.00 each and without serves steam rice or miso soup, we had to paid extra $3.00 each bowl of steam rice.

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Sydney, Australia
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31 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Yesterday I had dinner at Kanpai and I can say that the food was good, tasty, but not very Japanese. My hubby ordered a katsudon and there was broccoli in it O.o never seen that!

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Not terribly expensive but quality was inconsistent. Sashimi was inexpertly sliced and the tempura batter was thick and soggy in parts. That said, the beef udon was a highlight. The was well seasoned and udon had great texture.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had a fairly late dinner, just before closing, and the food was excellent. Sashimi incredibly fresh, hand rolls very tasty, and excellent service!

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Orange, Australia
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

A quick lunch, ordering the Bento Box, expecting the standard fare, instead was blown away by a true, freshly prepared tasting box of four mouth watering dishes. Highly recommended

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Adelaide, Australia
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41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This is the second time I have eaten here and once again was not disappointed. The service was excellent, staff were friendly and very polite. Our ordered meals were extremely tasty and well priced. The surroundings are pleasant and clean and I like the setup, albeit a little squeezy, with the kitchen being in full view of the patrons, nothing... More

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