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1401 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209-2306
703 527 8400
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Today
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 27
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    Very good
  • 8
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  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pleasant, solid sushi restaurant near Rosslyn Metro.

Located on the ground floor of a large office building in the heart of Rosslyn, Kanpai is a simple, decent alternative for people working or staying nearby. Our sashimi, soup and salad were fine, but the ton katsu was soggy and cooked a bit too long.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Wendell D
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New York City, New York
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  • Families with children
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New York City, New York
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Located on the ground floor of a large office building in the heart of Rosslyn, Kanpai is a simple, decent alternative for people working or staying nearby. Our sashimi, soup and salad were fine, but the ton katsu was soggy and cooked a bit too long.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Quick, good, average prices and very friendly employees. Had sushi boat. Great ginger dressing. Recommend. Not too busy on a Saturday night.

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This restaurant is small, bright and unassuming. Most importantly, though, it has the freshest, highest quality sushi in the whole are. The staff are long-term, committed, serious, and clearly expert at making sushi. No trainees here. All focused at the front, where all is visible. Extremely clean. Fabulous neighborhood restaurant that deserves a trip to enjoy the sushi. Quiet, good... More 

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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Went there for lunch at 11:30, we were the second set of customers at the restaurant. There were only five of us in the group, we each ordered something from the lunch menu, the food was average and the wait to get the food was ridiculous, we wasted an hour our time from the time we walked in to the... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Not worth a long review. Kanpai has decreased in quality and value. The sushi is not as good and the salads are not fresh. The fish is also very sub-par and tasteless. The lunch bowls might still be okay. I will no longer go here. It is clean and the service was fine, but it’s just not worth it anymore.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We visited this restaurant for dinner early on a Friday evening. I imagine it gets busier later but there were not too many folks in there at that time. I had Tempura which came with a salad and a soup. My daughter had some sushi which also came with the soup and salad. We also enjoyed their plum wine. The... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

arrived late at night, whole family with 3 kids. Needed food. No real experience of japanese food in a restaurant. Went here and the staff were just so welcoming. We were keen to try and learn. They spent time going through the menu and explained what was what. We made our choices and didn't have to said long for the... More 

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Windham, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Our family stopped in here during our trip to Washington. It is tucked away off of the street. We almost walked right by it. The staff is super attentive. The atmosphere is nice. For the price we loved our maki roll dinner. My husband ordered the beef dinner and the taste was great. The only suggestion I could make is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This restaurant is okay, but nothing to write home about. One roll purported to have crab, but clearly used crawfish. The chef tried to play it off, but as a former Gulf Coast resident, I know mud bugs.

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Best sushi in Arlington PERIOD. If you want quality sushi made in the traditional way by chefs with life long experience, this is the place to go. We have tried several sushi restaurants in Arlington, but this is without a doubt the best. To top it all, the prizes are really reasonable - Siri and Karl

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Additional Information about Kanpai Japanese Restaurant

Address: 1401 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209-2306
Phone Number: 703 527 8400
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1401 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209-2306
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 703 527 8400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 am - 10:30 pm

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