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Kanpai Sushi

Northwest Virginia Beach
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371 Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 499-4448
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Super fresh, super delicious

The miso soup and house salad were both nice and a warm up for the sashimi deluxe platter. The presentation was nice - lots of shredded daikon and the sashimi was incredibly fresh and tasty. I would rank it against some of the best sushi I have had when visiting Japan.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Steve H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The miso soup and house salad were both nice and a warm up for the sashimi deluxe platter. The presentation was nice - lots of shredded daikon and the sashimi was incredibly fresh and tasty. I would rank it against some of the best sushi I have had when visiting Japan.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I have eaten here at least 20 times a year for the last several years and it is always amazing. The bento boxes are always delicious regardless of if you get the pork katsu, the teriyaki chicken, or the tempura shrimp. The chirashi and volcano bowls are my favorite, and Bruce the owner makes a wide variety of house and... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Growing up in Japan and being a somewhat new resident to Hampton Roads I of course had to spend a lot of time looking for a staple sushi place, and all my dinning experiences have led me to one place, Kanpai. I've been to pretty much every sushi place in tidewater that was worth the visit. You first enter through... More 

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Riverview, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is our favorite sushi restaurant in the area...Both of us lived in Japan and there are items that we haven't found outside of Japan until we came to Kanpai. We truly enjoy every meal we get- the service is exceptional each time and the quality is impeccable.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Bruce is the man, this is hands down the best sushi in tidewater. i have eaten at them all and no one can touch Bruce when it comes to authentic japanese cuisine. tell him steve sent you!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Good Japanese atmosphere (I lived in Japan so I speak from experience.). However, it took us nearly 2 hours to be served fried rice and 4 sushi rolls. It's okay food but nothing to write home about in terms of sushi. If it's in your neighborhood it's good, but if you have options be sure to explore them.

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Richmond, Virginia
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

The place is tucked in a street mall near a busy intersection. The decor is clean and the place feels very inviting. The waiter was very helpful when we came in around 9 on a Saturday night. It was the second time we visited this place. We tried the two-roll-dinner. It was very yummy. The creme burlee was soooo good!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

This past Saturday evening we decided to try this restaurant as we had heard from others good things about this particular sushi location. After being seated and served waters and ordering the Wasabi Dumbpling App our waitress said she would be back to take our order. Another server brought the App to our table and they were NOT GOOD. However,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

We frequent a lot of different restaurants, however this one is our favorite! We have been dining there on average 3-4 times a month for approx. 4 years. We always have the best service with Susan and staff. Everything is so fresh, creative and delicious! We have tried other sushi restaurants all over, but nothing compares to the sushi that... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

My wife and I visit this establishment regularly. We have been regulars there for well over 3 years. It is by far the very best sushi we have ever tasted! And the atmosphere is so nice and relaxing. When you walk inside you immediately feel like you are in another place, far away from all the hustle and bustle of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 371 Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach>  > Northwest Virginia Beach
  • Neighborhood: Northwest Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: (757) 499-4448

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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