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Kanpai Sushi

Northwest Virginia Beach
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371 Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 499-4448
Sunday
Closed
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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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  • 11
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  • 1
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  • 1
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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
First visit, and it was great!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
2 reviews
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?