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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
Closed now
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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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Des Plaines, Illinois
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62 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Special occasion place where the food selections are wonderful. The shrimp makes you come back over and over again. Service is fine and the prices are a little bit high. Drinks are large and many good choices. So try it, you'll like it.

Thank dicksayad
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Kampai has 2 sides. The sushi side has been converted to the all u can eat sushi floating boats. Sushi quality has fallen. Service was good, but was unfamiliar with some basic sushi request. Did not know about the fried shrimp heads with the Ami Ebe, nor did understand what toro or uni was. Uneaten sushi continually floating by was... More 

Thank Anthony K
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 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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144 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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168 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Steakhouse, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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?