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Kaifu Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Bar

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150 Court St., Charleston, WV 25301
304 344-0500
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
it will be missed

Kaifu has closed, Kaifu will be greatly missed by this family! They were unable to recover from the water crisis that affected the area in January 2014.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Kaifu has closed, Kaifu will be greatly missed by this family! They were unable to recover from the water crisis that affected the area in January 2014.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I really like the food at Kaifu, the teriyaki chicken is a favorite as well as their tempura. What sushi I have had was enjoyable as well. However, they have numerous signs posted throughout the restaurant stating a minimum purchase of $18 is required to use a credit card and my meal was approximately $13. Federal law limits these minimums... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Once again the TA folks nailed it. This is a small out of the way place. Service was great, food was stellar. The menu is small, but has all the good stuff covered. Daily specials are good and price was right. I will add this to my list of places to eat when in town.

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Staunton, Virginia
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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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69 reviews 69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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106 reviews 106 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 150 Court St., Charleston, WV 25301
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: 304 344-0500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

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