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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
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4593 Washington Avenue, Evansville, IN 47714
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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Best sushi ever!

THE best sushi I've had. Décor is really cute, place seems to do a very good business. Wish it weren't so far away from home!

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
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English first
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94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

THE best sushi I've had. Décor is really cute, place seems to do a very good business. Wish it weren't so far away from home!

Thank indyhug111
Evansville, Indiana
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This was my 2nd trip to KanPai and I have enjoyed it greatly. I just recently started eating sushi, and both times the manager/owner has been very helpful in making suggestions as to what the best sushi is for newbies. Everything I've had there has been amazing. The service is top-notch. The parking lot is awful so if you are... More 

Thank Trisha S
Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

First time here and I really enjoyed the food. I had the Philadelphia roll and Goyza. The service was very attentive but not overly. Definitely will be back! It's a little loud but I was able to chat with my friend just fine.

Thank Jessica J
Louisville, Kentucky
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Quality is not great. Main dishes are nothing but onions. They need to trim their asparagus before serving - nasty inedible ends embedded in sushi. No vegetarian options. Guys, go visit Dragon King's Daughter in New Albany or Louisville for inspiration. Also, salad dressing foamy like soap and flavorless. Gross. Only come here for good bottled beer selection and brussels... More 

Thank Aimee A
Evansville, Indiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank eyessodark
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Thank Robert H
Evansville, Indiana
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank mzbunni
Evansville, Indiana
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank Daniel S
1 review
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......

Thank Chefsarethebest
Evansville, Indiana
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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.

Thank jennib80

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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
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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