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Japanese Dining Bar KANPAI

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Calle Estrada, near Hotel Oasis | In Front of Hostel Amigos de Casa Roja, Granada 0000, Nicaragua
+505 2552 3111
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing edamame, delicious sushi and great chicken curry. Fantastic service and a great atmosphere too! Not the cheapest option in town but worth the splurge. Thanks guys!

Thank Erin K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owner lived in Japan for many years before opening this restaurant. I had the cold ramen salad, which hit the spot in so many ways. The ramen was springy and al dente as it should be and the eggs were half boiled with runny centres as it should be. The chicken was a little salty, but I find that... More 

Thank Sarah S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Great Japanese food, best Gyoza I've had in a long time. Service was amazing and it's a beautiful space. If you need a sushi hit this is the spot.

Thank Nook O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

We visited here about a week ago and have nothing but praise for the friendly staff and incredible food. There is a great choice of sushi and other Japanese dishes and good happy hour drinks deals. Would highly recommend!

Thank Sian C
Fort Collins, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

Great food for the price, with an excellent vegetarian option. The appetizers and rolls we had were very tasty and the service was on point. A very friendly and kind staff. The location doesn't seem like much before entering but once inside you find a clean, and lively hidden jem.

Thank foco08
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

My partner and I delighted our selves in Kanpai on our visit to Granada. The place has been beautifully designed; and the food, wonderfully created. We enjoy the service of whom's name I cannot recall at the moment--he was a man from the U.S. (I believe). He made us feel at ease, and attended to every vegan question we asked.... More 

Thank Jose A
Granada, Nicaragua
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Considering the mediocre to bland sushi with almost Western prices i´ve sampled all over central america and Asia (not incl. Japan), this place is an absolute highlight. You won´t find any dishes for the price of a taco, but for fresh, creative and cohesive dishes with a laid-back atmosphere, happy-hour offers, central location and helpful (english-speaking) staff, you´ll find this... More 

Thank _tessbd
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

The sushi here is good quality and delicious, but expensive, not just by Granada standards. I ordered 2 rolls - spicy salmon and Philadelphia and each was $9-10. They were 8 pieces each but that's still high. I did go during happy hour so I was given a free shot of sake for each roll I ordered. I liked the... More 

Thank Melanie H
Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

We came here twice, first for drinks but because we liked it so much we returned the next night (our last night in Granada) for dinner. The staff is lovely and so is the restaurant itself. It has a patio with a little arbor that is nicely decorated. The sushi is great and we also tried the Thai curry that... More 

Thank marie_naya
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Really nice atmosphere. Owner very friendly, and native Japanese chef. Food is great and good value. Not a crowd of tourists, mostly ex-pats

Thank Buscando_serendipia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Estrada, near Hotel Oasis | In Front of Hostel Amigos de Casa Roja, Granada 0000, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Granada Department  >  Granada
  • Phone Number: +505 2552 3111
Authentic Japanese food. Fresh sushi, tempura, sake and more. Japanese chef. International standards. Beautiful surroundings with ambiance and modern decor. A safe, well lit, 5-minute walk from the main tourist area (Calzada Street). Great for couples, groups and business meetings or just one. Lots of local information and advice on traveling around.

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