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Embodying the spirit of Japanese hospitality, Kanpai, which translates to "cheers!" Brings Japan to the prestigious Souk Al Bahar District, only steps away from Dubai Mall, Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa. Whether it's for a short business lunch or a longer, more laid-back dinner, Kanpai will take you on a culinary journey of both traditional Japanese and Asian Fusion, Set in our unique contemporary and yet inviting ambiance. As firm believers in the importance of sustainability and freshness, our professionally trained sushi chefs serve you with only the best quality seafood and seasonal produce, creating culinary art with passion, precision and finesse. We, At Kanpai, take great pride in not
PRICE RANGE
$30 - $100
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
FEATURES
Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Takeout
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best night ever. Came here for a date night. Food was amazing. Can order on repeat of any starter you want. The dynamite prawns are massive!! Great value too. Would recommend the sushi too if you like that. The servers Twinkle and John were the...nicest people too, great personalities, a laugh, and so attentive. 10/10 would come back again!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed December 17, 2020

Superb service. Twinkle was amazing and so accommodating, will definitely come back just for that adorable person. Everything tasted so well but the prawn wasabi was top-notch. If you’re visiting, don’t forget to try Osaka from the cocktails!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 11, 2020 via mobile

Amazing food, will definitely be returning. Just had the Friday brunch, Couldn’t be more happy with value not to mention the great service & friendly staff. Great Atmosphere & lovely decor too. Thank you very much 😊

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 10, 2020

We came here in October and decided to visit again as we thought the food was amazing and such good value on the Entertainer. Our server Twinkle was fantastic, full of energy and great fun! Definitely recommend!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 6, 2020

We had 2 meals here and both has been excellent. One was a brunch and the second was a shushi Saturday. In both instances Sushi and hot dishes were excellent with top class presentation. I requested glutten free and this came specially prepared with the...same high standard. Service was good and the restaurant is nicely decorated and comfortable. With Entertainer vouchers it was sensible pricing. Full price will be considered excessive.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed November 20, 2020 via mobile

Great service great food great value. If you want a wide range of wonderful Japanese food then you must visit......

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 8, 2020 via mobile

I was passing by kanpai and the friendly staff great me then show me happy hour menu it starts at 5pm-8pm (If you guys love to chill after work this is the place to be) so I try them , they have small bites and...variety of drinks. But I didn’t just finish there they also have a dj so it gives me more mood to chill and end up drinking sake... Overall this place is good to chill, they have good food, value for money and different promotions everyday Plus very good staff.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 5, 2020

I have given 3 stars because staff were very attentive and tried to bring us plenty of drinks, however because of the rule about no doubles we had to order drinks immediately after receiving the previous one otherwise we would be waiting for a while...for a drink. The food was mediocre, the hot foods in the appetizers were not fresh (my partner ordered some without mayo and these ones were a lot fresher because they had to cook them specially). Sushi was not the worst we've had but deignitely no where near the best. The mains were small but the beef teriyaki itself was very good. The icecream and banana for dessert were lovely, but the green tea tirimisu was not really tirimisu. Cocktail choices all had wine expect one which was very disappointing. Beer only in premium package. Overall great staff but lower quality food than you'd expect.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 1, 2020 via mobile

This is a really good evening brunch and you can use an Entertainer voucher which makes it excellent value. AED450 for 2 people. The portions are generous, unlimited starters and Sushil, all of which are well prepared. You then get a choice of one main....We had the Angry Chicken and Beef Teriyaki. Nicely spiced. Free flowing cocktails and passable wine. Well worth a visit. Very helpful and friendly staff too.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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kanpai2, General Manager at Kanpai, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2020

Dear Anthony W , Greetings from Kanpai Restaurant & Lounge! I would like to thank you for visiting our place and taking the time to share your experience. Glad you had a great time! Hope to see you again! Kind regards, Kanpai Team

Reviewed October 27, 2020

Kanpai is a restaurant/ lounge located in souk al bahar downtown area, beautiful chill out place for live music. And If you have a love for sushi and drinks than this is the place for you. cocktails are excellent, drinks and foods are also reasonably...priced. 4.5/5More

Date of visit: October 2020
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kanpai2, General Manager at Kanpai, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2020

Dear Rahulr976, Greetings from Kanpai Restaurant & Lounge! I would like to thank you for visiting our place and taking the time to share your experience. Glad you had a great time! Hope to see you again! Kind regards, Kanpai Team

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Faheemah S
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Response from thefoodbuff | Reviewed this property |
unfortunately no!!
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almond6
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Response from sandeepv101 | Reviewed this property |
yes kids can dine with you. However the kids wont enjoy the experience much as its a bit too loud for the kids
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