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Kanpai Sushi

8-10 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AS, Scotland
+44 131 228 1602
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (367 reviews)
“tempura” (51 reviews)
“rainbow roll” (25 reviews)
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8-10 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AS, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were at Kanpai on an average Thursday evening. We arrived at around 20:30 without a reservation, so we had to wait for about 30 minutes, which is only fair. The staff were a bit bad in informing us what was going on and I...More

Thank Aria0092
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I had lunch at Kanpai today. Arriving 30 minutes before closing time didn’t seem to phase the waitress out. The food is fresh, delicious and as close to a good restaurant in Japan. I highly recommend it!

Thank Stephane J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a table but when we got there they said they didn't have the reservation, I showed them the confirmation email and only then they gave us a table, which was right next to the entrance door. So every time the door was opened...More

1  Thank Bandruidh
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is absolutely divine. The best place in Edinburgh for sushi. Pricey, but worth it! Also great service and atmosphere.

Thank Chloe L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hands down one of the best salmon sashimi i ever had, and i have been to a lot of places! Also, try the dragon roll, grilled teriyaki salmon maki and the chicken dumplings! I thought everything was really fresh, staff was polite and helpful in...More

Thank AdriBulgac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice, buzzy, simple but smart decor, good service, great menu with plenty for vegetarians and vegans. The food looks and tastes amazing.

Thank Taycheedah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been in Kanpai probably 50/60 time in less then 4 years plus the takeaway that we use to ordered 1 week! Amazing staffs! 100% fresh fish and you can see how the chef are making your food, especially the maki or a sashimi...More

Thank Silviosky1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a quiet valentines lunch solo (difficult to find anywhere with a free table for 1) amazing again. Tried a few new things and had all my usuals. Something new for the Vulcan with some finely cut yuba added to it, interesting flavour, only ever...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here twice for lunch (yesterday and today) and the whole experience was outstanding. The food is of such a high quality and tasted heavenly. The staff were so professional and polite. We have visited Japan several times and this experience reminded us of...More

Thank DigbyandFamily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It took us ages to get into Kanpai - it always seems so popular! I was worried that if we come for Valentine's day later in the evening, Kanpai will be out of some types of fish but that was not the case. All fish...More

Thank Kakibot
West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in
industrial Britain had their most desirable
neighborhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes.
Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest
citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind
grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel
crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and
sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along
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Eillish H
March 3, 2018|
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Response from Silviosky1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi ! If you like a bar winery Divino is the best place for you! Situated close to the city centre is one of the most finest bar restaurant in Edinburgh. The staff are professional and friendly and you can find the best wine... More
Jim O
July 18, 2017|
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Response from DerrickJS | Reviewed this property |
As far as I recall I don't think they do offer an omakase option. My instinct is they are more keen to offer the 'standard' type of service rather than this.
Diana H
August 24, 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$24 - $32
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8-10 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 228 1602
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