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Kampai Japanese Steak House

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2330 S Elmhurst Rd, Mount Prospect, IL 60056-5805
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:45 pm
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Sun 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 1:45 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and always have a good time at Kampai. Steak is always tender and well prepared, seafood is fantastic as is the sushi. I could drink the salad dressing because it's so good!! Don't forget to have mochi for desert, it's awesome!

Thank David L
Pompano Beach, Florida
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137 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We ate in the Sushi Bar. We enjoyed every dish served. Sushi goes around the chef station in little boats. You pick the individual sushi dishes that you want. Don't see it? The chef will make it for you. Everything is fresh and delicious.

Thank aandbfloorco
Mount Prospect, Illinois
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We always enjoy the culinary show and delicious fresh food prepared for us at Kampai Japanese Steak House. Counter tables for 8 surround a grill where the food is prepared right in front of you with great flourish. If your party is less than 8, you will be seated with another party for fill out the table. It is wise... More 

Thank slakenny2014
Lombard, Illinois
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Better than average Japanese Steak House. Food is very tasty, chefs are very entertaining as well. I've been to other places (chains and individuals places as well) and Kampai always stands out above the rest. The golden shrimp is very good, albeit very rich. I usually go for the garlic shrimp but like to share with someone who gets the... More 

Thank bradner3
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

Dress attire is basic staff very friendly and polite the cooks are very friendly and entertaining for your delight just ask questions about what you are ordering especially if this is your first time. The meal was ok a little too greasy portions are good sometimes when there are left overs from cooking the cook would ask who would like... More 

Thank piercedor01
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

The food is awesome. I don't even bother going to other places like this because they don't compare. The golden shrimp is delicious and melts in your mouth. I pair that with a filet which is cooked to perfection. The owner and team are wonderful. Many of the staff have worked there for 10-20 years. Join the birthday club for... More 

Thank Melanie N
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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157 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The food is awesome. We got the Kampai Special and was not disappointed with the taste. Went for the Garlic Shrimp instead of the golden shrimp and it was GREAT! The cooks need to be more enthusiastic and so the traditional things/gags that they do at Hibachi restaurants. Our guy did not do the shrimp toss for example. Plus he... More 

Thank Kapanda
Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Was my 1st time there, décor needs to be updated. Was surprised to see lots of really small children there, all under the age of 3. Didn't think this would be the type of restaurant to bring infants to. Lots of crying going on, not good. We did the special which is a combo of shrimp, chicken and steak, to... More 

Thank Theresa N
Chicago, Illinois
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132 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

First visit with long time friends who visit here quite frequently. Very disappointing. The dated and drab interior is not a good start. My wife and I had the Kampai Special so that we could try a wide range of their offerings. The soup was good but it was downhill from there. The salad had no flavor. The flambé shrimp... More 

Thank Anthony D
Streamwood, Illinois
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

By far the best hibachi I have had anywhere, and I have had it in other countries. I have eaten here maybe 15 times and each time has been amazing. The quality of the food is top notch.

Thank audball21

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese, Asian, Steakhouse, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:45 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:45 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:45 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:45 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2330 S Elmhurst Rd, Mount Prospect, IL 60056-5805
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Mount Prospect
  • Phone Number: 847-640-6700

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