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Kanai - Sushi & Sake to Savor

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12111 W Maple, Ste 131, Wichita, KS
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Description: David Kanai is a professionaly trained sushi chef, who also has an...
David Kanai is a professionaly trained sushi chef, who also has an extensive Japenese menu as well. Fresh fish is flown in from the coast as well as Japan for some incredible delacies that we've never had the opportunity to try here in Wichita. He is wonderfully informative and builds your meal based on your taste and interests. Meaning if you're not into "raw fish" he will assist you in going through the wide variety of cooked options to find something that you'll love. Penny & Chris Ellis have opened a restaurant to showcase David's talents.
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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
Very good sushi!

Nice place with a knowledgable and friendly wait staff, a world class menu, and a sushi chef who knows how to put it all together. Such creative offerings! I love this place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2015
fgogg1958
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Kansas
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Kansas
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Nice place with a knowledgable and friendly wait staff, a world class menu, and a sushi chef who knows how to put it all together. Such creative offerings! I love this place.

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Kansas
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I had dinner at Kanai for the first time this week and it was some of the best sushi I've ever eaten. Great input from our most delightful server, Aubrey, too! She helped us to pick out some more exotic and unusual rolls to try. Wonderful place!

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1 Thank fgogg1958
Wichita, Kansas
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Fresh cozy location with amazing flavors. Second time there and was even more impressed. Had an Invader (jalapeno, spicy tuna, with cream cheese and lovely little grilled octopuses). It was the most amazing thing I have eaten in a very long time. We had a number of other items, all good too. Finished with a green tea ice cream tempura... More 

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1 Thank Julie C
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I have sushi at least once a week but in Colorado. I was visiting relatives in Wichita and we went out for sushi. Using Tripadvisor we decided on Kanai, it was overall good. The service was definitely great, superb. The options were also great for the sushi menu but I've had better in other places I've visited elsewhere. I tried... More 

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Thank MiriahamC12
Wichita, Kansas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

My family and I are regulars at Kanai. It is consistently a wonderful experience of fresh, well made sushi. It's more authentic than the would be sushi restaurants also around. While they do accentuate the fish with sauces, it's not (pardon the pun) swimming in it to the point you can't taste the fish. They don't need to because they're... More 

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2 Thank Jenny B
Wichita, Kansas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Great place to get Sushi, one of the best I've ever had. Sushi is made with the best, most fresh ingredients.

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1 Thank Cordirman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

The food is absolutely fabulous with a large variety to choose from. The staff is warm and friendly and helps you choose the best and most popular menu items. Fried calamari is great along with all their food. Definitely try the fried ice cream. You will not be disappointed! We can't wait to go back. One of our favorite Wichita... More 

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1 Thank Tommy-Angie S
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I love going to this place! We love the Sea of Japan and many other dishes. The food is always good. The service varies-sometimes it's good and sometimes it is a little slow. Overall it is a nice place to have dinner.

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Thank Lyn0524
Wichita, Kansas
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Kanai is our second favorite restaurant in Wichita. We love expertly prepared food. Kanai delivers. The owner/chef is at the prep table perfectly slicing fish and rolling the sushi every time we visit. The pride he takes in his restaurant is evident in every bite. My husband's favorite is the Wow2. We always buy a bottle of the Gold &... More 

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1 Thank funontheroad69
Wichita, Kansas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is hands down the best place for sushi and sashimi in Wichita. The fish is always so fresh and the service is always great. You cannot find a better place for Japanese food in Wichita... I've tried most of them. I suggest trying their sashimi and asking for their best-selling sushi. You will come back for more. I drive... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12111 W Maple, Ste 131, Wichita, KS
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Wichita

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions

Description

David Kanai is a professionaly trained sushi chef, who also has an extensive Japenese menu as well. Fresh fish is flown in from the coast as well as Japan for some incredible delacies that we've never had the opportunity to try here in Wichita. He is wonderfully informative and builds your meal based on your taste and interests. Meaning if you're not into "raw fish" he will assist you in going through the wide variety of cooked options to find something that you'll love. Penny & Chris Ellis have opened a restaurant to showcase David's talents.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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