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“Alternative dishes” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kampai

Kampai
Tahlia Street Almas Plaza, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
966114617601
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Ranked #10 of 285 Restaurants in Riyadh
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Riyadh
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Alternative dishes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This is fine dining so expect prices to be high. But try the crispy japanese dishes and sushis you'll like it. I tried salmon terriyaki,nothing unusual, but sushis are great.

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  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Ambiance is perfect but mediocre food taste”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

A restaurant with good ambiance--suited for picky guests that hate crowded restos.

Perfect place for fusion Japanese cuisine...with Chinese dishes too in the menu.

Organize floor service, but waiting staff needs shoulder patting, I guess. Smile would further elevate the service.

Too many options in the menu...I like most the Sweet & Sour Shrimp, the Kuruma (Tempura) Shrimp is bland, its thick breading too oily & messy in the plate, the talk of the town Rock Shrimp is good but a diet killer. Our main course beef tepan & chicken teriyaki very ordinary in taste--compared to some Japanese restos. in town. We tried some makis--they are good, I noticed the slicing is smaller and the sushi rice did not give me that distict light vinaigrette taste compared to other makis from Japanese restos in Riyadh. The orange chicken soba is good but a little bit salty for my taste.

Overall, Kampai is one of the good restaurants in the too crowdy Thalia Street in Riyadh, and the price of dishes is fair enough.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Finally!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The freshest and yummiest sushi (and not only) i have ever tried in Riyadh.. We are in the middle of the desert! How do they do it? Finally my dreams came true: a beautiful place, with wonderful food, very nice crowd and 5star service. If only I could go more often! It seems that everybody want to try this new spot. Book in advance, it's always fully booked! Recommended recommended recommended!!!!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“love the food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Kampai - from the time I made the reservation til I got to the place, the staff are so helpful and the service is excellent and then the food...everything I had tasted so fresh and so good...rock shrimp- super like and i love the mango maki and the sushi.This will definitely be the place when I want Japanese food!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best Japanese in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Now that's a fine Japanese restaurant. The food is great and tasteful.. very modern place. I recommend their pink lemonade and the beef teriyaki.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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