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“Authentic Japanese in Germany?!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kampai

Kampai
Hamburger Berg 25, 20359 Hamburg, Germany (St. Pauli)
+49 40 32318484
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Ranked #494 of 2,761 Restaurants in Hamburg
Cuisines: Japanese, Bar, Sushi, Asian
Neighborhood: St. Pauli
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Neighborhood: St. Pauli
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Authentic Japanese in Germany?!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We stumbled on this place after some friendly Germans directed us in. We weren't expecting anything amazing but the Japanese sushi chef and the 2 Japanese ladies holding court at the end of the counter were a good start.

Teeny tiny place which meant that service was a bit slow but we weren't in a rush. Food was well worth waiting for and we thoroughly enjoyed. Great value for money given the enormous amount of food we had. Friendly waitress - a delightful evening.

Visited April 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Good sushi in Hamburg”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We expected nothing from this place, but don't be fooled by its appearance. It's tiny, but service is great and you will get very fresh and delicious food. Highly recommended.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Tiny delight”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We arrived at 1800 so we had the best chance to get one of the 10 seats in this tiny sushi bar in st Pauli. The owner, being in a continuous dance with his daughter on 4 square meters, produces a constant stream of excellent sushi, sashimi and so on. He started the place about 35 years ago and must have been a pioneer like no other since the neighborhood of st Pauli only recently started it way up from the seedy bottom of society where gambling, sex cinema's and drugs were holding each other in an embrace. Anyway, if you like real sushi and not the westernized stuff they make at East, you gotto get yourself one of the barstools at Kampai.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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