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Kanpai Japanese Restaurant

1401 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209-2306
703 527 8400
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Ranked #58 of 675 restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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Dover, New Hampshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I was in the area for business and decided to try this sushi restaurant based on other reviews here on TripAdvisor. It's true that it's set back a little ways from the road, so I almost walked right by it! Once I entered, I was greeted warmly by staff dressed in kimono and was promptly seated. The chicken katsu I... More

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Aromas, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Had a sushi dinner there with family with 2 young children. Very comfortable and the kids loved the boat that was the serving platter for the sushi.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I order some sushi to go, I order some eel and octopus nigiris.(sushi a la carte) the presentation was awesome all in its place and sealed. and a very nice decoration.

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North Hills
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270 reviews 270 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

I decided to try and find a Japanese restaurant near my hotel and luckily, I found Kanpai just 4 blocks away. (Note: it is set back off Wilson Blvd., just around the corner from Fort Meyer Dr. so you have to look for it.) After a hearty welcome by the staff, I sat down at the sushi bar and ordered... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

The sushi was cheap and you paid for that in poor quality and taste. The rolls were mediocre at best; the rice was undercooked and the fish tasted old and dry. With poor quality like this I would expect to pay much less. However, the service was prompt and friendly, and the atmosphere is trendy and modern. This is not... More

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Algiers, Algeria
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I came into the restaurant at 1010 pm and they were about to close but they served me, i was starving after a very long flight. Very nice people. Thanks :)

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

Most of the items on the sushi bare are pre-packed from "the world foods". Asked for a roll without rice.... Thought I was speaking Korean. Very basic rolls at best. even the high end special roll had "krab" inside.... If you ask what that is, then maybe you will like this place

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Minnesota, USA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

After a long day seeing the sites in DC we stopped at the Safeway to stock up on snacks for our room. On our return walk to our hotel we saw this restaurant and decided to get sushi to go. We chose several different rolls and they were all fantastic! We watched them make the sushi, and they were very... More

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