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Kanji Japanese Restaurant

128 Sothearos Blvd., Phnom Penh 855, Cambodia
+855232206 22
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Ranked #457 of 735 Restaurants in Phnom Penh
Price range: $12 - $50
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Pattaya, Thailand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Seems that others have had problems with the service, but we didn't encounter any issues. Got seated, orders were correctly placed and swiftly presented. A bit pricey place, so the cost-to-quality might not be an exact match (this is not to say that the food was flawed in any way!), but overall really enjoyable dining experience.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The food I have had from Kanji has been amazing on the 2 occasions I have been there. The service however left a lot to be desired and just ruined the night quite frankly. Couldn't get serviced for water, a drink,, to have my order taken or even get the bill. The chef in the tempura section actually came over... More

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I was expecting more from Kanji being one of Luu Meng's creations or maybe ownership has already changed. I felt the food was over priced and I expected better quality with the sashimi and more attentive service. I had Sashimi and Sushi set plus Shabu Shabu with my wife. The bill was just over $100. You can get the same... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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356 reviews 356 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Portions are very small, even for japanese food, and prices are way too high considering the portion sizes. Rice used in making sushi slightly hardened, indicating either a lack of freshness, or undercooking, both very much unacceptable at this price range. Service is VERY slow and inattentive, a real surprise for a japanese restaurant (most others pride themselves on top-notch... More

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Montpellier, France
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Our experience at Kanji restaurant was terrible. Portions of sushis are ridiculous, maki rolls did not seem fresh, and we were still quite hungry after eating each a 22$ combo plate - you can have 4 people eat very decently for that price in the city! The atmosphere was quite bad too, although there were many staff, they were obviously... More

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Holte, Denmark
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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We have been to the Almond Hotel a couple of times for their legendary Dim Sum. Each time Kanji has been fully booked and has had good reviews, why we decided to give it a go. We have been to other Luu Meng restaurants - Malis, Topaz - and should have been warned. Good marketing and poor performance. After a... More

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Bern, Switzerland
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92 reviews 92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Invited some special friends for dinner and I was really impressed with the good quality of the food, especially the freshness of the fish and the delicate taste of the various dishes. My guests were so impressed that they want to go back again. Chef Mike has done a fantastic job in presenting high quality Japanese food.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

When I compare this to the simple, unassuming Thai place I went to the night before (Ayotaya), Kanji is left wanting. Luu Meng's ventures are always trumpeted in the press with great fanfare. In my opinion, his establishments do score reasonably highly for food, but always fall flat on their faces when it comes to service (Yi Sang riverside please... More

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

What a pleasant surprise this new Japanese Restaurant in Phnom Penh was. Staff ( and there a lot of them) very attentive and pleasant, service excellent. The proof is in the pudding though and the food was memorable. I found myself thinking that I had not had Japanese cuisine that good since visiting Japan. There are a few good Japanese... More

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