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Kanpai Japanese Restuarant

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

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Excellent Service and Food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
lyndaann1975
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Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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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Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Mildura, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

With the mixed reviews I have been reading I'm still one happy customer. I've been coming here for years but it has been years since my last visit and it was like the last Tasty & Fresh and left satisfied with this Chapel street Japanese icon. Our sushi was fresh as was the sashimi done right in front of us... More 

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Called in for lunch and was not disappointed. Attentive service and fabulous food. We can highly recommend. We had both sushi and sashimi as well as their grilled chicken. All very authentic and good value for money.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My fiancé and I decided to pop in for a meal while staying in South Yarra. The place was very busy, so we opted for take-out. The service was ok, although a little distracted, but our order was taken and we got our food in the quoted 20 minutes. We shared a sashimi platter, which was very small and poorly... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Highly recommend tempura prawn and eggplant hand rolls. Decor dated, no table clothes but food is great.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

South Yarra has many good restaurants. This is not one of them. Unless you have a fetish for watching each other eat. Last person in our small group of 5 received their entree 40 minutes after the first, with everyone else at random intervals in-between. Similar story for second courses. The manager could not have cared less. The attitude reeks... More 

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Additional Information about Kanpai Japanese Restuarant

Address: 569 Chapel St, Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
Phone Number: 03-9827 4379
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
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
Average Prices: USD $50
Cuisine: Japanese

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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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