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Kanai - Sushi & Sake to Savor

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12111 W Maple, Ste 131, Wichita, KS
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here several times. I keep thinking it will be better. Almost every time the sushi tastes old and foul. Bye Kanai

Thank Hillary D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Small place with long waits. Cut weekend hours to 9:30, but beware, they close much earlier. Drove across town twice & found door locked by 9:00. Also cut down most non-sushi dishes that were great. I understand why they made the cuts, but the changes have forced us elsewhere for sushi.

Thank DarrinWichita_KS
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41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

Terrific sushi! Calamari was perfection... Not chewy at all. Good wine selection. Service was attentive and quick. Presentation of the food was phenomenal. Server gave excellent recommendations. Only drawback is they don't take reservations.

Thank CMX4114
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Nice place with a knowledgable and friendly wait staff, a world class menu, and a sushi chef who knows how to put it all together. Such creative offerings! I love this place.

Thank Strangemagick
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49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I had dinner at Kanai for the first time this week and it was some of the best sushi I've ever eaten. Great input from our most delightful server, Aubrey, too! She helped us to pick out some more exotic and unusual rolls to try. Wonderful place!

1 Thank Strangemagick
Wichita, Kansas
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Fresh cozy location with amazing flavors. Second time there and was even more impressed. Had an Invader (jalapeno, spicy tuna, with cream cheese and lovely little grilled octopuses). It was the most amazing thing I have eaten in a very long time. We had a number of other items, all good too. Finished with a green tea ice cream tempura... More 

1 Thank Julie C
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I have sushi at least once a week but in Colorado. I was visiting relatives in Wichita and we went out for sushi. Using Tripadvisor we decided on Kanai, it was overall good. The service was definitely great, superb. The options were also great for the sushi menu but I've had better in other places I've visited elsewhere. I tried... More 

Thank MiriahamC12
Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

My family and I are regulars at Kanai. It is consistently a wonderful experience of fresh, well made sushi. It's more authentic than the would be sushi restaurants also around. While they do accentuate the fish with sauces, it's not (pardon the pun) swimming in it to the point you can't taste the fish. They don't need to because they're... More 

2 Thank Jenny B
Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Great place to get Sushi, one of the best I've ever had. Sushi is made with the best, most fresh ingredients.

1 Thank Cordirman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

The food is absolutely fabulous with a large variety to choose from. The staff is warm and friendly and helps you choose the best and most popular menu items. Fried calamari is great along with all their food. Definitely try the fried ice cream. You will not be disappointed! We can't wait to go back. One of our favorite Wichita... More 

1 Thank Tommy-Angie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12111 W Maple, Ste 131, Wichita, KS
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Wichita
David Kanai is a professionaly trained sushi chef, who also has an extensive Japenese menu as well. Fresh fish is flown in from the coast as well as Japan for some incredible delacies that we've never had the opportunity to try here in Wichita. He is wonderfully informative and builds your meal based on your taste and interests. Meaning if you're not into "raw fish" he will assist you in going through the wide variety of cooked options to find something that you'll love. Penny & Chris Ellis have opened a restaurant to showcase David's talents.

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