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Kampai Japanese Steak House

2330 S Elmhurst Rd, Mount Prospect, IL 60056-5805
847-640-6700
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Ranked #30 of 118 restaurants in Mount Prospect
Cuisines: Japanese, Steakhouse
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- May 28, 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Chicago
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Buffalo Grove, Illinois, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

The service was good and food was delicious here. We haven't been in a long time, and thought they still had the sushi boats, but they were next door at the adjoining restaurant. Still, we had the sushi, and it was delicious. The show on the tables was on par with most Japanese steak houses we have been to, We... More

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Streamwood, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I have been to this location twice and by far, this is the best hibachi restaurant I have been to. The quality and freshness of the ingredients certainly will not disappoint you. They also do groupon and living socials deals quite often which help bring some of the cost down.

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Burlington, WI
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Teppanyaki is the key to their success. Skilled Chefs preform cute, quick stunts involving your meal preparation. Fun for the whole family, it is pricy but where else do you get a personal chef for the evening meal.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Always a great experience, it's the whole family favorite place. All time favorite - Shrimps Flambe dipped in the House sauce! We have dinned more then dozen of time in there already.

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

This Japanese steak house is staffed and run by Chinese. The Fancy cooking and chef antics that are shown in the advertisement were missing. Food was just OK. I would need an incentive to back there.

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Great food fun place prices are high, but it is expected at a Japanese restaurant! yummy!! I love the chefs here make my kids laugh and my husband and I as well. This place is best for special occasions since it is pricey well worth it like I said if you are willing to spend the cash.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

I've heard about Kampai for years and finally my wife and I accepted an invitation from my boss and his wife. We arrived first to find out they didn't make reservations, no problem at 6pm on a wednesday. The hostess was a little surprised as was I. It got real busy at 7pm so I would definitely make reservations even... More

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Palatine, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Kampai is all about large prices and below average food and service. The worst part is when my 85 year old father and 84 year old mother wanted to take myself and wife out for her birthday. They are from a small town in wisconsin. He paid the bill and added a 15% tip. A woman from Kampai badgered the... More

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