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Kanpai Japanese Restaurant

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1401 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209-2325
703 527 8400
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:30 am - 10:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

We took favorites soup and roll and it was really good food. We really apreciates service and her advices. We recommand it.

Thank Julie T
Arlington, Virginia
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

We recently discovered Kanpai after many years of living and visiting the area. We went at an off-time so we were the only ones in the restaurant. The service was excellent and the sushi was some of the freshest and best cut that I have had. The salad and miso were not as superlative, but the sushi more than made... More 

Thank WanderingFour
Shenzhen, China
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Great sushi, very fresh. Might need more decorations outside. Like candles, tablecloth etc. But friendly service and good atmosphere.

Thank Guzmantraveller
Miami, Florida
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255 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Not the best place I have been for Japanese food. The sashimi was not the freshest and the salmon eggs I had to returned them.

Thank AnaZad
Tampa, Florida
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic... One of the best sushi places I've been to in years. The fish was so incredibly fresh. The rolls were well portioned and we'll flavored. The prices were average. The service was impeccable. The spicy tuna was flaming. The only thing that was lacking was ambience but being a stones throw from the metro station makes up for that.... More 

Thank patrioticgurl
Lund, Skåne Län, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

Visited this restaurant for a late sushi supper. The interior was on the boring side but the staff was friendly alright, if maybe a bit confused; we asked for 24 pieces and got recommended to order two dishes - which eventually resulted in 48 pieces. Not a big deal to us since we could bring the leftovers to the hotel.... More 

Thank SirPurple
Annandale, Virginia, United States
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126 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2016

This little, unassuming place is just a couple of blocks from the Rosslyn Metro and several hotels. Good choice for a late evening dinner or mid-afternoon business lunch. I've heard it can get crowded and slow at noon and at early dinner hour, but that's not when I've been there. I always get the sushi, which is very good, so... More 

Thank Doug S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2016

The sushi here is delicious and authentic. We had several simple maki rolls and they all were excellent. The atmosphere is quiet and pleasant, and the service was great. Try the house special rolls they recommend- it's worth it.

Thank thetravelingchemist
Prague, Czech Republic
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

The restaurant was busy during lunch hour. When I walked in, I was immediately greeted by a friendly staff. This review is for the katsudon donburi I ordered. It tasted average, nothing special. Have not tried their sushi.

Thank Mandy T
Little Rock, Arkansas
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37 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

I give all restaurants the benifit of the doubt but with only 3 tables full at 8:42 pm it took forever to get food. For what you get they ate way over priced. I'm not coming back here. Had better sushi in Arkansas. Salad and soup was good. tempura was not spiced. The teriyaki according to my husband and daughter... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
12:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1401 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209-2325
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 703 527 8400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?