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Kaifu Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Bar

150 Court St., Charleston, WV 25301
304 344-0500
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Ranked #63 of 252 Restaurants in Charleston
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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72% Recommend
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  • Japanese first
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English first
Staunton, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Excellent environment for a sushi bar! I love going here! Get the Godzilla roll if you can manage it! So delicious. Friendly staff, quick service.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

You can get good, indeed, excellent, sushi in Charleston! The proprietor, Yoshi, is a real gem. The food is well prepared and thoughtful. The staff is attentive and fish is very, very fresh. There is tempura, cooked and noodles for those who prefer to avoid sushi - the albacore is always good, as is the tuna and salmon. We try... More

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Charleston, West Virginia, USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Have been only once. Food was OK. It took forever to get a bottle of wine from a very skinny wine list. Very loud music to the extent it was unpleasant and difficult to hold a conversation. Have no reason to return

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I'm always hesitant to try sushi that (a) not near a major city with an airport and/or (b) not near a place where fresh fish is easy to obtain. However, Kaifu is awesome. Great sushi. The chef knows his stuff. I'm in Charleston about once a month for work, and I eat lunch there frequently. Very good prices too. The... More

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Cross Lanes, West Virginia, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Our family frequents Kaifu regularly. The waitresses are very friendly and service is good. The sushi is wonderful! Our favorite roll is the Red Roof. The spicy fried tofu is also delicious!

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I love this place. I always come for Hawaiian poki roll. He gets the sushi combo. The sushi chef, Yoshi, is always very friendly and does a wonderful job. This is the best place for real sushi in WV. This is not the place to come if you want fancy rolls covered in too much sauce and... More

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Hurricane, WV
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88 reviews 88 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Just plain nasty and expensive for food we couldn't eat. Canned peaches dumped out into bowl...sushi was slabs of raw fish...yuck...service? I guess trying for Flo but missed the boat and just seemed rude!

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Matthews, North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012 via mobile

Should really be Average and a half on rating, but cant do halves... So its good but not great, a little pricey but not totally unreasonable. Went late in the evening. Staff was very good. Portions are more than fair. Choices are limited, but they have the basics, tuna and salmon, nothing exotic that I saw. Rolls may be the... More

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Elkview, West Virginia, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

My wife and I were checking out the other sushi restaurants in Charleston. A friend had mentioned this restaurant, so we decided to tryi it. It is a small place and seemed very laid back and cozy. The tables and chairs were well worn, but the decor was nice. The sushi menu was comparable to the other restaurants in town,... More

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Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

What a lovely surprise! I ate there for the fist time tonight, and was delighted! Simple, not fancy, but oh, so good! The menu is limited- there were 4 kinds of sashimi available: tuna, salmon, yellowtail, & albacore (I had the first three), but the quality of the fish is superb- like butter!- and the marinated squid salad was So... More

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