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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 #567 of 3,962 restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: South Yarra
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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Melbourne
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I had a lovely dinner at Kanpai last week. The food was excellent; the service was outstanding and the price was very reasonable. Will definitely be going back!

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Melbourne
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

The food at Kanpai is always of consistently good quality. Service is fast and efficient. The tables are quite close together, but the restaurant is not too noisy.

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Lot-et-Garonne
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264 reviews 264 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Once again, TripAdvisor has the address wrong. This restaurant is in South Yarra, near the corner of Chapel Street and Toorak Road. I was prepared to get a bit irritable, because the waiters, although apparently trying to please, are poorly trained; amateurish, forgetful, and ill-versed in western table manners. For that, the management takes the blame, including the fact that... More

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London, United Kingdom
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217 reviews 217 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Sushi was not presented very well but importantly lacks flavor. Walked in off the street where the temperature was 32 degrees celsius and the waiter didn't offer us any water for the table just the menus. After we placed an order he brought some water to the table. Not how i would have greeted potential spending customers. Place looks more... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

The food the service and the price were all great in this restaurant. Busy and great atmosphere on a Saturday evening and I highly recommend the Katsu Don!

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Death Valley
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

I haven't been to Kanpai for about ten years but it's good to see nothing's changed. Still great food and reasonable prices. Not a bad wine list as well. Highly recommended.

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Cairns, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

My wife and I enjoy going to this restaurant during the weekdays. The food and Japanese beer is good, and prices are affordable. We usually go once a month.

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