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Kanpai Japanese Restaurant

1401 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209-2306
703 527 8400
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Ranked #70 of 654 restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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Aromas, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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234 reviews 234 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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4 reviews 4 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
44 helpful votes 44 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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Fairfax, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

I went there a couple of weeks ago with some friends. I ordered the Salmon broiled with KANPAI’s specially blended teryaki sauce. Although the piece of salmon was small, it was absolutely delicious. I was still thinking about it several days after. Yesterday, I ordered the same thing (take out). I was surprised to see 3 huge pieces of salmon,... More

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New York City, New York
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147 reviews 147 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

While staying in a hotel outside DC, we decided to find a nearby Japanese restaurant and chose this place based on the positive Tripadvisor reviews. We came here later at night, so it was pretty empty. Service was very efficient and friendly. The salad tasted very good with a sauce that worked perfectly with the lettuce. The miso soup was... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

I recommend the "lunch box" - complete meal for about $10 with miso soup, lettuce salad, rice, and your choice of combinations of sashimi/sushi/tempura. We sat outside and enjoyed the sun. Service was great. One thing - the Yelp reviews are not consistent with Trip Advisor and Yelp has a number of negative comments. For me I'm sticking with 5... More

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