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Kanai - Sushi & Sake to Savor

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12111 W Maple St Ste 131, Wichita, KS 67235-8756
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Wichita, Kansas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

I live in Wichita and have tried a lot of sushi. Chef Kanai creates delicious rolls that are fresh, even in the Midwest. Great service every time.

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Thank KelseyRyan
Wichita, Kansas
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Family group of 3 for very good sushi. So - so tempura. Restaurant is clean and stylish with wait staff that did a nice job. We started with shrimp tempura. We found it a little bready -wondered if had been previously cooked and then reheated before it was sent out. We had been advised that the miso soup was best... More 

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Thank MSB1958
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

This place continues to be my favorite for sushi in Wichita. Their dishes are creative and delicious. The wait staff have always been friendly and more than helpful in answering questions. OH ya, their sake martini...WOW.

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Thank 62cody
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 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

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Thank Hillary D
WICHITA
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank DarrinWichita_KS
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102 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank CMX4114
Kansas
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Strangemagick
Kansas
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60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Wichita, Kansas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12111 W Maple St Ste 131, Wichita, KS 67235-8756
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Wichita
Description
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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