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Japanese Dining Bar KANPAI

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$$ - $$$
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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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Managua, Nicaragua
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2014

Kanpai offers a vast array of choices in authentic Japanese cuisine at reasonable prices. The service is excellent and the bar is amazing

1 Thank Naomi E
Santa Rosa, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2014

Initially I questioned the idea of a Japanese restaurant in Nicaragua. I was pleasantly surprised when my sushi came. It tasted fresh and the presentation was exceptional. I've been to Kanpai multiple times and each time I've ordered different things. The fresh curries are exceptional and have me coming back for more! It's hard to find good restaurants in Granada... More 

Thank Zume G
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

I know what you're thinking, "Japanese food in Nicaragua? No way" YES WAY! After walking in with a little skepticism I left completely satisfied with an adventure for all my senses so deliciously full. We're talking ready to rule the world full. Not I want to die mcdonalds kinda full. The decor in the restaurant is fabulous and I was... More 

Thank philippe h
St. Augustine, Florida
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014

As we walked in, a couple emerged (backpackers) and exclaimed "it's not the cheapest place in town but it was well worth it." They were right. This place has an amazing atmosphere and the chef is very friendly (along with the staff) when he isn't busy in the kitchen. Normally, I like to eat traditional local food when I am... More 

1 Thank Shannon G
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

They were out of rice and pot stickers when we came. All we had was a spicy tuna roll, which was okay but not enough to forgive them for running out of rice at a japanese restaurant. Ten minutes after we ordered they told us they were out of rice and it would be 20 minutes for more rice. I... More 

Thank Jennifer L
Mission Viejo, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

Sushi in Granada Nicaragua? No way. That's what I said too! It was outstanding sushi. Im from California, and love me some sushi! I've got to be completely honest, DAMN GOOD SUSHI. I had a spicy tuna roll and a tuna maki. My buddy had a Cali roll and a chefs choice... No idea, but both super yummy too! The... More 

Thank Gregory M
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant, lovely people and the Japanese chef makes perfect and beautiful food. We recommend this place for sure.

Thank Martijn V
St. Gallen, Switzerland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014

A few days ago we discovered this recommendable place. We did enjoy the atmosphere and liked the detailes of the interior design. The authentic food, made by a Japanese cook, was excellent and there is a huge variety of different drinks. Don't forget to taste the Guayaba juice or one of the funny named coctails on sake base. I appreciated... More 

Thank g_anita11
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014

We had really nice experience here. Sushi is really delicious and carefully made by japanese cook. You don't expect to find this kind of treasure in the middle of Nicaragua or outside of Japan. Decoration is nice and it's beautiful and peaceful place to relax and enjoy good food.

Thank Simo R
Helsinki, Finland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

Sushi in this place was top-notch and the prices were reasonable as well! We tried several different rolls and all of them were delicious. Service was fantastic and all the staff were more than friendly to us. We also loved the cool decoration and it felt like an authentic restaurant from Japan! We'd definitely visit this place again and recommend... More 

Thank JarkkoMoilanen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
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, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions
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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