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Kanpai Japanese Restuarant

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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Lil H
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

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

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 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!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Not many restaurants I walk out of thinking that I wished I hadn't eaten the food but this was one. The same was good though. They microwavedout to the lever temperature.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The favourite item are Teppanyaki. There are various teppan such as : mixed teppan, seafood teppan. Mixed teppan : seafood (fish, squid), chicken & beef. Seafood teppan : fish, squid, prawn, oyster They are very delicious with fonzu sauce.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Yum! Amazing beef, amazing nigiri, amazing sushi! High quality ingredients used as evidenced by the beef tataki and sushi rice with good amount of "stick" and vinegar-ratio. YUM.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This was my first time eating Japanese food. I loved the food it was great, decent serving sizes, prices and efficiently served and plated. The staff were friendly and helpful, even when the restaurant was at capacity. Loved it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I have been coming to this Resturant for 20 years and it's awesome, it's always busy lunch and dinner I have not had the dishes they serve anywhere else and believe they have their own secret recipes for some The tusda with their homemade creamy mao is to die for, let alone the creamy garlic terriaky mixed grill I have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

We have been going here for 20 yrs and travel 30 min to eat. Always excellent food and service, not expensive . Can't understand it's trip advisor rating .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Good value but not for those who want true Japanese food, sashimi is prepared and dried out, teriyaki sauce is tasteless and the dish is full of cabbage

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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
  • Phone Number: 03-9827 4379

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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