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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
Closed now
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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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  • 16
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  • 22
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
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  • 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
Chinese food masquerading as japanese

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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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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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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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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54 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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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 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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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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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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