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Kanpai Sushi

Northwest Virginia Beach
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371 Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 499-4448
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    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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I've eaten at my fair share of sushi restaurants in VB and all over the world. Kanpai is legitimately good and probably the best in VB. I highly recommend the sweet potato roll. It's the best! I usually get at least 2 rolls when I go - even if I am already stuffed. Everything else I have had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
shanon p
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I've eaten at my fair share of sushi restaurants in VB and all over the world. Kanpai is legitimately good and probably the best in VB. I highly recommend the sweet potato roll. It's the best! I usually get at least 2 rolls when I go - even if I am already stuffed. Everything else I have had here (been... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This was our first visit to this restaurant, although we've driven by it for years. It was very good. We sat at the sushi bar. Adam was very informative. I am not a fan of sushi because I don't eat raw fish, but there were a lot of rolls that were cooked, and I went outside my comfort zone and... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Went there and ordered out they put cooked food in with my raw food and made my raw food warm. When I went back to get it fixed they were extremely rude and refused to give my money back and spit in my face! DO NOT EAT HERE!!!! HEATH CODE AND FIRE CODE VIOLATES ALL OVER!!!! STAY AWAY!!!!!

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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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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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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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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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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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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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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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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, Sushi
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?