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“Excellent Food, Excellent Value” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kanpai Japanese Restaurant

Kanpai Japanese Restaurant
1401 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209-2306
703 527 8400
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Ranked #95 of 693 Restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
197 reviews 197 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 95 cities Reviews in 95 cities
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
“Excellent Food, Excellent Value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

While staying in a hotel outside DC, we decided to find a nearby Japanese restaurant and chose this place based on the positive Tripadvisor reviews. We came here later at night, so it was pretty empty. Service was very efficient and friendly. The salad tasted very good with a sauce that worked perfectly with the lettuce. The miso soup was very good, too. I ordered a roll combo with one california roll, one salmon roll, one tuna roll, and one cucumber roll. All of them were very fresh and flavorful. My dad ordered an excellent katsudon. My sister ordered an udon soup with shrimp tempura, chicken, and an egg. It utilized simple ingredients flawlessly, allowing the broth, the noodles, and the proteins to shine without unnecessary distractions. Prices were very reasonable for the high quality food, and we would definitely come back.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Very nice lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

I recommend the "lunch box" - complete meal for about $10 with miso soup, lettuce salad, rice, and your choice of combinations of sashimi/sushi/tempura. We sat outside and enjoyed the sun. Service was great. One thing - the Yelp reviews are not consistent with Trip Advisor and Yelp has a number of negative comments. For me I'm sticking with 5 stars though.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Arlington, Virginia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Just ok..”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

I was pretty hopeful about this restaurant given the online reviews, but went over the weekend and couldn't help but feel underwhelmed by the food. The food was fresh, but the rolls all seemd to taste the same. Food aside, the restaurant was clean and the service was good.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

food was good, service was great. we had a great experience at this place. i am not too big on sushi, but gotta admit.. I like their sushi. Def will go back again.

  • Visited October 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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Florida
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175 reviews 175 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 73 cities Reviews in 73 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Good service and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

We enjoyed dinner outside at Kanpai. The sushi was good as was the soup and salad. Prices were reasonable. Service was very good and the portions were good. We also had the mochi for dessert.

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