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Kanai - Sushi & Sake to Savor

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12111 W Maple, Ste 131, Wichita, KS
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner
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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  • 25
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  • 4
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 2
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  • 0
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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
Best Sushi

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
Cordirman
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Wichita, Kansas
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Wichita, Kansas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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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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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Wichita, Kansas
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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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Wichita, Kansas
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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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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Having tasted authentic sushi in Japan as well as so-called "sushi" in the U.S., I was a little skeptical of this restaurant's dishes. That skepticism was instantly gone once I stepped into this restaurant. I was greeted with the front staff with a shout of "welcome" in Japanese followed by a little dish of appetizer. Green tea was great, and... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Love this place. Go at least once a month. Fresh and tasty sushi. Nice presentation too. Service is attentive. Good value as well

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

had heard many positive reviews and have been excited to see for ourselves. we were not let down. something for everyone, even the amateur sushi tryers in our group... I think you'll be just as happy you stopped by as we were.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

On January 10, 2013 I submitted a poor review and I am happy to say they have redeemed themselves. My sister in law drug me back to try again and our waiter, Tyler, was wonderful!! He recommended the Shinjyuku roll and it was Amazing!! I will be coming back with my husband very soon.

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Wichita, Kansas
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We've eaten here twice, both times it was very good. The first time, I had the QP-YAKI bowl, with seafood baked into a bowl covered with a crunchy fish roe topping. It was very, very good - not the typical Wichita food fare! My wife had sushi rolls both times and she liked it very much. We also had the... 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: Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business

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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