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Sushi Kanpai

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900 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1221
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 am - 4:30 am
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 4:00 am - 4:30 am
Sat - Sun 6:00 am - 6:30 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Atmosphere is great and the sushi is fresh and taste great. Brand new sushi eater since relocating to Seattle and have tried others none compare by far!

Thank Dawn E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Away from the crowd, in a nice neighborhood with available parking, sits a rare hidden gem. Enjoy generous slices of sashimi, fresh from the market place. Dine during the happy hour on weekends, from 4pm to closing, and your stomach and wallet will be well rewarded. From traditional California rolls to spicy hamachi rolls, from warm crispy croquette to juicy... More 

Thank DaffodilBlush
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

I think this is some of the best sushi in Seattle, and I formed that opinion coming off of a trip to Japan! The quality of the food is always very good. They have a huge menu, but I mostly have been there for happy hour when the prices are fantastic, both for food and drinks. They have a plum... More 

Thank JupiterCherry
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Our concierge recommended this as close walking distance sushi restaurant with great food. Did it deliver! I love Japanese cuisine but this was amazing. So if you are nearby don't think twice. The sashimi was perfect, the service was extraordinary, the portions generous and the cost very low in proportion to the value!! I will make it a point to... More 

Thank Marlin M
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Our family of 10 had dinner here during happy hour,4-7pm, where the food is discounted but not the drinks. We wanted to eat nearby/walking distance from our hotel and found this place on Yelp. The fish was very fresh and the Uni special was simply fabulous. Everything was wonderful including the fresh udon noodles. We would definitely return when we... More 

Thank franthecat2013
Scott City, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

This was my first time trying sushi, and the chef took great pains to get us a wonderful variety. The salad was also amazing. Get there for happy hour; you won't be sorry.

Thank JKJK39051
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

Very nice small Japanese restaurant with good sushi. Good selection of sake too. Closes early so get there by 8pm. Terrific value for cost--had dinner there recently with 4 friends and total bill was under $100, including a carafe of sake. Convenient location downtown near several hotels.

Thank Martha_in_BC
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

Daily fresh sushi, happy hour prices until 7pm, very friendly staff, and serves larger portions than most restaurants.

Thank ViajeroMaglalakbay
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

Conveniently located on 8th avenue in Seattle, Sushi Kanpai serves solid lunch combination bentos, coupled with innovative rolls & excellent Sushi. There are other excellent Sushi places in the city, but the value you get from Kanpai can't be beat. Try their "Alaskan" roll. It's one of their best rolls.

Thank CurtKwak
Sonoma, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

I came here with a group of 12 last night. We arrived at 5:30 which want we were able to take advantage of the happy hour menu. OMG it was so good. Service was great. Sushi was fresh. They note on their menu that they don't like to split bills but they were wonderful with us about it. I can't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:30 am
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 am - 4:30 am
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1221
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: 206-588-2769
Buttery sushi rice that melts in your mouth is what you will experience when dining at Sushi Kanpai. You think Seattle is filled with cool sushi restaurants but not. I've had some not so memorable sushi experiences. Sushi is hit and miss, its either good or bad and no such thing as a mediocre experience. Sushi Kanpai serves yummy sushi that melts in your mouth at very reasonable prices. Check out their happy hours prices!! The fish was fresh, sauce was not too salty and the rice is heavenly and not crusty! Rice should never be cooked al dente like pasta (or soggy either). Service was great too and lots of street parking!

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