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Kampai Japanese Steak House

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2330 S Elmhurst Rd, Mount Prospect, IL 60056-5805
+1 847-640-6700
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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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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195 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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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57 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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155 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2015

I haven't been to Kampai in many years and will not be returning...ever.... The food was disgusting, from the salad to the shrimp appetizer to the filet and golden shrimp. The shrimp all tasted very fishy as did the fried rice. The filet was so tough and full of gristle that it was inedible. The golden sauce has absolutely no... More 

Thank jillibeanWork
Huntley, Illinois
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93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2015

Kampai sushi restaurant has always served fresh and delicious food. I hadn't visited them in for a year or two and upon going back last Friday I found the sushi is still delicious but prices have definitely gone up. May have explained why it wasn't crowded on a Friday night like it used to be. Different feature is the food... More 

1 Thank Georgia04
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2015

We have been eating at the steak part of the restaurant for over 15 years. The food used to Very good, now just average. The portions have dwindled in size so much that even with a small tot could finish the entire meal. If you' re looking for a bargain price stay away from Kampai!!! The steak prices are Ruth's... More 

Thank susan t
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Very good fresh sushi. Fun, riverboats glide past you with sushi choices or you can order from menu or ask for special rolls from the sushi chef.

Thank CJThomp
Elk Grove Village, Illinois, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Even after a new owner, food is good, the chefs excellent fun and though a bit expensive within bounds on Groupon. Still managed by long time employees which makes the experience very steady.

Thank CrFroggy
Des Plaines, Illinois
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148 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2015

While some of the prices seem high, the portions are large and you don't leave hungry. It is cheaper than Benihana or Ron of Japan. The best deal on the extensive menu is the Kampai special which includes the Golden Shrimp (with a lemon, eggyolk sauce that is amazing) , chicken, and steak. Also included are vegitables and rice (fried... More 

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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
Good for
Families with children
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: +1 847-640-6700

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