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Kampai Japanese Steak House

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2330 S Elmhurst Rd, Mount Prospect, IL 60056-5805
847-640-6700
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 1:45 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
There is a sushi side, as well

Most of the reviews for Kampai are regarding the steak house side. But, there is a separate sushi bar, called YuYu, as well, essentially a storefront south. The sushi is always fresh and the sushi chefs are very friendly and do interact with the guests. This is a great restaurant to take kids... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Allen21096
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Chicago, Illinois
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32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Des Plaines, Illinois
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

While some of the prices seem high, the portions are large and you don't leave hungry. It is cheaper than Benihana or Ron of Japan. The best deal on the extensive menu is the Kampai special which includes the Golden Shrimp (with a lemon, eggyolk sauce that is amazing) , chicken, and steak. Also included are vegitables and rice (fried... More 

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The food is great! The service is great! The show the chef's put on as they prepare the meal is an experience! I've eaten here dozens of times and I'll keep going back. It's a little pricey but sometimes you can find a Groupon for them. If you have the opportunity to eat at Kampai, do so! You won't be... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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541 reviews 541 reviews
420 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Most of the reviews for Kampai are regarding the steak house side. But, there is a separate sushi bar, called YuYu, as well, essentially a storefront south. The sushi is always fresh and the sushi chefs are very friendly and do interact with the guests. This is a great restaurant to take kids for sushi, as the delivery system for... More 

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Great presentation, and the food was awesome. I thought that the prices were a bit high, but lower than Benihana. I highly recommend the golden shrimp appetizer. I had the steak and shrimp with the golden shrimp appetizer and left stuffed.

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Chicago, Illinois
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85 reviews 85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We went with 2 couples. Food was delicious but thank goodness we had a groupon. The bill was very high. Definitely a place to go for only special occasions to justify the cost

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very good food and presentation. However, the prices are a bit on the high side. All entrees include: soup, salad, rice, and dessert. Make sure you get there early, as they do get busy. A reservation is a must. I would also look for coupons to save some money. They are available.

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mt prospect
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

They put on a good show. The food is about average, although expensive. The quality does not match. My wife and I have had better food at other restaurants. If you want a show it's a good place to go to. Probably won't go back.

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midwest
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220 reviews 220 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Sushi side-This is a traditional Japanese owned sushi bar which is hard to find. My husband is Japanese and grew up in Tokyo and this place reminds him of home. I personally have eaten here for 17 years and Satchi has been waiting tables the whole time. While I am not a sushi eater, my husband really enjoys the sushi... More 

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Chicago
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I used to enjoy going to Kampai many years ago, but the last year has been anything BUT pleasant. The woman who seats you is just downright rude. She acts as if she is doing you a favor just allowing you into their establishment. She is a real turnoff, and the main reason I won't go back. The food is... More 

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Chicago area, IL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We went here for dinner using a Groupon. We ordered the Filet and Golden Shrimp. The filet was very tender and cooked to perfection. The Golden Shrimp, tasty as always. All the food was very good except the Fried Rice was very bland. It definitely needs to be flavored up and more eggs added. "John", our chef was good and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2330 S Elmhurst Rd, Mount Prospect, IL 60056-5805
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Mount Prospect
  • Phone Number: 847-640-6700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:45 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:45 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:45 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:45 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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