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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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4:30 pm - 8:30 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, Reservations, Waitstaff

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, cooks and decor need upgrading

The food is awesome. We got the Kampai Special and was not disappointed with the taste. Went for the Garlic Shrimp instead of the golden shrimp and it was GREAT! The cooks need to be more enthusiastic and so the traditional things/gags that they do at Hibachi restaurants. Our guy did not do the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
Kapanda
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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dress attire is basic staff very friendly and polite the cooks are very friendly and entertaining for your delight just ask questions about what you are ordering especially if this is your first time. The meal was ok a little too greasy portions are good sometimes when there are left overs from cooking the cook would ask who would like... More 

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Thank piercedor01
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is awesome. I don't even bother going to other places like this because they don't compare. The golden shrimp is delicious and melts in your mouth. I pair that with a filet which is cooked to perfection. The owner and team are wonderful. Many of the staff have worked there for 10-20 years. Join the birthday club for... More 

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Thank Melanie N
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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118 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The food is awesome. We got the Kampai Special and was not disappointed with the taste. Went for the Garlic Shrimp instead of the golden shrimp and it was GREAT! The cooks need to be more enthusiastic and so the traditional things/gags that they do at Hibachi restaurants. Our guy did not do the shrimp toss for example. Plus he... More 

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Thank Kapanda
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Was my 1st time there, décor needs to be updated. Was surprised to see lots of really small children there, all under the age of 3. Didn't think this would be the type of restaurant to bring infants to. Lots of crying going on, not good. We did the special which is a combo of shrimp, chicken and steak, to... More 

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Thank Theresa N
Chicago, Illinois
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

First visit with long time friends who visit here quite frequently. Very disappointing. The dated and drab interior is not a good start. My wife and I had the Kampai Special so that we could try a wide range of their offerings. The soup was good but it was downhill from there. The salad had no flavor. The flambé shrimp... More 

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Thank Anthony D
Streamwood, Illinois
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

By far the best hibachi I have had anywhere, and I have had it in other countries. I have eaten here maybe 15 times and each time has been amazing. The quality of the food is top notch.

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Thank audball21
work
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

I haven't been to Kampai in many years and will not be returning...ever.... The food was disgusting, from the salad to the shrimp appetizer to the filet and golden shrimp. The shrimp all tasted very fishy as did the fried rice. The filet was so tough and full of gristle that it was inedible. The golden sauce has absolutely no... More 

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Thank jillibeanWork
Huntley, Illinois
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Kampai sushi restaurant has always served fresh and delicious food. I hadn't visited them in for a year or two and upon going back last Friday I found the sushi is still delicious but prices have definitely gone up. May have explained why it wasn't crowded on a Friday night like it used to be. Different feature is the food... More 

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1 Thank Georgia04
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We have been eating at the steak part of the restaurant for over 15 years. The food used to Very good, now just average. The portions have dwindled in size so much that even with a small tot could finish the entire meal. If you' re looking for a bargain price stay away from Kampai!!! The steak prices are Ruth's... More 

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Thank susan t
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Very good fresh sushi. Fun, riverboats glide past you with sushi choices or you can order from menu or ask for special rolls from the sushi chef.

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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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