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4593 Washington Avenue, Evansville, IN 47714
812.471.7076
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kanpai is our go-to place in Evansville when we're tired and want something guaranteed to be good. We stopped here last time on an early summer evening before the dinner rush. We had a Boston roll, edamame hummus, and a Tin Man beer. The restaurant is small and comfortable with nice lighting. It's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Evansville, Indiana
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Ok so I've heard Kanpai is one of the best places to eat in Evansville. I don't agree. It's ok, I guess. Small and a little cramped but feels a bit like a sushi stand. You know like a little place that has tables to stand at but no seats cause there isn't enough room for that. But here they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Kanpai is our go-to place in Evansville when we're tired and want something guaranteed to be good. We stopped here last time on an early summer evening before the dinner rush. We had a Boston roll, edamame hummus, and a Tin Man beer. The restaurant is small and comfortable with nice lighting. It's got a nice, hip vibe and everyone... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I have been all over the USA and I always try and stop to try local sushi. Being that I'm from E-Ville and just moved back, I figured I'd try Kanpai. The beef rice is good, but the four sushi rolls my friends and I split were mediocre. I honestly prefer Tokyo Japan to Kanpai when it comes to taste... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My best friend Ashley and I ate at Kanpai again, the other day. Ashley had the Miso Soup and the General Tso's Chicken and Brown Rice and 1/2 and order of the California (sushi) Roll. And I had the Miso Soup and the Sweet & Sour Chicken, Crab Rangoon and Fried Rice. Very good food and quick, too! I highly... More 

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Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I went to have a nice sushi dinner and had some of the cheapest (as in taste) sushi I have ever had. I visited because of the reviews but I guess this is the best evansville has to offer. Thank god I don't live here anymore because I wouldn't eat sushi if so......

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

KanPai Shrimp is a must- I've never had anything like it. The sushi is good, the service is good, and the food is good. What more could you ask for! Probably not a family friendly place, more of a place to go with friends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This place is a little unpredictable. I have been served food that was absolutely excellent, and then I've been served food I didn't even want to eat (and my menu choices are usually the same). They are certainly capable of providing a delicious meal, but I guess it depends on the day and who's in the kitchen. However, every time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My family likes dining here and we eat here often. Sushi is very good and they have a nice variety. The pho soup is great and very flavorful. Small, but with a warm, inviting atmosphere. Staff is friendly and make for a relaxed environment.

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Evansville IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I've been eating here for years, sometimes weekly, and they are consistently good! They have a large variety of sushi rolls along with other menu items to please the non-sushi eaters. The kanpai salad and kanpai shrimp is a yummy way to start off your meal. I recommend a reservation if going on a Friday or Saturday evening. The place... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This place had some good (microbrew) beer choices, and was willing to make what we wanted vegetarian. Biggest downside: REALLY busy on a Friday night. Very small place. But the food and beer were good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4593 Washington Avenue, Evansville, IN 47714
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Evansville
  • Phone Number: 812.471.7076

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?