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Kanpai Sushi

330 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1430
650-325-2696
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Ranked #165 of 315 restaurants in Palo Alto
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Most recent review
- Dec 5, 2013
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New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Fantastic sushi! I think the prices are really pretty good too, a spicy tuna roll of 6 pieces was only $6 if I remember correctly. Nice atmosphere, nice staff, and delicious food--highly recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Have been here for lunch a few times. Good, decent Japanese lunch. Had the salmon bbq lunch, and although it wasn't a very big portion, the fish was grilled well.

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Palo Alto, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I come here frequently with colleagues. It's always quite crowded, sometimes there's a wait time. Today I ordered the lunch special, futomaki (eel), inari (rice wrapped in tofu skin) with chicken meatball soup. Very good. Typically I order the sashimi lunch combo or sometging similar, pretty good as well. This is probably the best sushi place in dowtown Palo Alto.... More

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Honolulu
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Been going to Kanpai for the past several years...consistent, fresh, authentic. Wouldn't go anywhere else in the area for Nigiri or sashimi. Prepared dishes from the kitchen are also very good. Don't quite understand the negative reviews but try it again.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We went to this place by a recommendation of a friend who lives in the area. The sushi were OK. Good selection and variety. We ordered two other dishes: ahi tuna and beef teriyaki. The beef was tendered but overcooked, and so was the tuna.which was almost well done. However, the mochi icecreams were great, especially the mango flavor.

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San Carlos, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

I realize there are many positive reviews about this restaurant; however, my dining experience last night (12/29/2011) was anything but, and I shall never return again. About halfway through my meal I went to use the restroom. As I got to the restroom one of the two Sushi chefs working exited the restroom. I went in to wash my hands... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2008

Terrible sushi! I went on a Friday night and the place was empty. Nothing was fresh. You can easily get better sushi at Safeway.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2008

Not as good as Naomi, though I think they're owned by the same people

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2008

pretty good sushi and a decent sake selection to boot. The atmosphere is a bit hipper then some of the other neighborhood sushi options. I'm generally not a roll fan but the chef's rolls here are generally really tasty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2008

Good sushi!

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