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Kampai

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Palladium Bldg, Rafic Salloum St | Minet El Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 999 092
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11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Beirut, Lebanon
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349 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beside their nice sushi and their super maki selection, you have to try the white fish salad.Their service is outstanding but i did not like the decoration for two reasons: first, the place is very noisy so i don't think its the best choice for a first date :) and second it would be nicer to add some candles and... More 

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Thank Roni T
Beirut, Lebanon
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234 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located in downtown Beirut so very central , chic place with a nice ambience . selective variety of Japanese cuisine , all is fresh all is good even the raw Sashimi . good staff but the place gets sometimes overcrowded . recommended for Sushi Lovers A++++

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1 Thank MrTBeirut
Munich, Germany
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114 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even if the food is delicious and the service is good. I am planning to pay a second visit to this crowded small place. I had a terrible headache all night and had to scream while taking to my friends.

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Thank AmaniMunich_Germany
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

One of the best Japanese restaurants I've been to with real tasty sushi and very high quality service. Highly recommend for anyone who loves spicy rolls and dishes and Japanese food in general :)

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1 Thank Elsa Y
Beirut, Lebanon
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

I don't know if traditional sushi is served with coriander, but it has such a strong taste that it tops the taste of raw fish, which is why I love sushi in the first place. Kampai seems to be persistent on adding coriander to almost every dish - at least it was the case when I visited, not sure if... More 

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Thank Céline C
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92 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Kampai, one of the best Japanese restaurant in Lebanon, with original choice of sushi, sashimi, salads,... the restaurant is zen, the waiters are professional, welcoming, and most importantly quality and taste of food is excellent.

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1 Thank Christian N
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

You would not expect to eat the best fusion/Japanese food in Beirut but you absolutely do. This restaurant is faultless, the quality is superb, fresh and made in front of you, the service is impeccable and charming and it even has a few tables outside on the pavement, although we preferred to sit inside.

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1 Thank crocnaz
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Location is hard to find at least for me even with GPS :) The decoration is simple but classy. The seats are not very comfortable for such a high standard place. The staff is courteous and friendly. The sushi is excellent although the variety is not very wide compared to other great sushi bars. But you will love what you... More 

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1 Thank emile s
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

The food is just delicious. The spicy crispy salmon is out of this world and the sushi rolls are succulent. Service is perfect and the staff is very warm.

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Thank Bassel H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

the welcome was great, crowded it was Friday evening. The service was very good. and the quality of food was as well very good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Palladium Bldg, Rafic Salloum St | Minet El Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: +961 1 999 092
Description
Kampai is a Japanese sushi restaurant whose name means "cheers" in the mother tongue. Though most guests seek out Kampai for its deliriously delicious sushi, the traditional Japanese cooking (you know, the hot stuff!) Is also noteworthy. Don't miss the siu mai and gyoza dumplings-a few of these melt-in-your-mouth savory bundles, stuffed with your choice of shrimp, fresh crab, chicken, wagyu, or shiitake, will sufficiently whet your appetite for the subsequent course. Here, we recommend the Kampai Maksushi, an assembly of tender scallop wrapped in a lightly-fried panko crust and topped with grilled salmon. Perfection.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?