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Kanpai Japanese Restuarant

Chapel Street
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569 Chapel St, Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
03-9827 4379
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Honest fresh Japanese food

My husband and I love this place. Food's fresh and consistently good. Service is friendly, price is very reasonable. We particularly love the fresh sashimi which is among the best in town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Ilona S
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

i love the beef teppanyaki... if you. want to try it, make sure you made a reservation... if you were there during lunch or dinner hour, you annot stay longer for chit chat... but, this place make you want to come back again and again... highly recommended...

Thank AirunaAiruna
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I love this place. Food's fresh and consistently good. Service is friendly, price is very reasonable. We particularly love the fresh sashimi which is among the best in town.

Thank Ilona S
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been going here for years, consistently great food. Busy little restaurant. Service is efficient and very friendly. We love the soft shell crab rolls for entrees and the Teppanyaki mix - seafood, beef, chicken and veggies in a garlic sauce for main.

Thank ktmack89
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We came here...a group of sux adults and two children. Service was prompt and very positive. We ordered a variety of dishes...sushi, tempura, beef, ....all were attractively presented and were generous portions. There was something that each person really enjoyed. We would recommend this restaurant as a good venue for a group, or for a family....good food and good service!

Thank Susiegirl1
Jakarta, Indonesia
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Easy to find this restaurant, open almost all day long. You can sit inside or outside close to the street. Try the best teppanyaki with special sauce...

Thank Joeke P
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

I have been going to this restaurant now for 18 years and have got to say it is Fantastic !! Over all the years we have only ever had great experiences. We usually just tell James the front of house Manager how hungry we are and he brings out the food. It is always good. The service is fast and... More 

Thank Mark D
Melbourne, Australia
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108 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Kanpai is situated on the heart of iconic Chapel Street Prahran. An old favorite with a wide selection of tasty dishes. Excellent speedy service with both drinks and food. We ate out on the street, on a hot balmy night but inside is also comfy with good ambience. Try the bento box with steamed rice. Reasonably priced, close to the... More 

Thank Kerrie K
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

A lively and busy eatery with delicious food that is well priced. The service is fast and efficient and the menu has a wide selection of traditional Japanese food. This is a great restaurant for a quick bite. It is not a destination restaurant due to the noise and high turnover.

Thank Lil H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Love the teppanyakis specially the sauces. Great place and location. Have outside sitting area, great during sunny day overlooking the busy chapel street.

Thank Charity P
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Kanpai is a favourite when I feel like some quick and tasty Japanese in South Yarra. Food quality is always good, extensive menu and pretty quick. Wine list is ok and it's not expensive. Don't expect fine dining but if you are after a quick, quality japanese meal, Kanpai is pretty good!

Thank DJP66

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 569 Chapel St, Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chapel Street
  • Neighborhood: Chapel Street
  • Phone Number: 03-9827 4379

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Staying in Chapel Street

Neighborhood Profile
Chapel Street
Seek and ye shall find! Prahran is a treasure hunter’s paradise of vintage stores, upscale boutiques and emporiums. Chapel Street is a one-stop shop with specialty stores selling just about everything. The famous Chapel Street Bazaar has so many curious and vintage knick-knacks that you will feel as if you're in a huge and busy museum. By contrast, at the northern end of Chapel Street, South Yarra and Windsor cater to high-end designer labels and exclusive boutiques. The community flocks to Prahran’s organic markets as a Saturday ritual, while art and film students leaf through vinyl LPs on Greville Street. The gay community also has a strong presence here. Prahran’s heritage buildings like the Reads Emporium and Prahan arcade offer a grand sense of scale and history. No matter your interest, come feel the pulse of one of Melbourne’s most loved precincts.