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“Fantastic”
Review of Kanpai Sushi

Kanpai Sushi
Ranked #114 of 2,460 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $32
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: West End
UK
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

My wife and I ate here last night and had a wonderful meal. We chose the seaweed salad, grilled aubergine, the special combo (sashimi) and Dragon & Tokyo Rolls - all absolutely delicious. The staff were also outstanding. We'll be back with friends!

  • Visited July 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Sushi in Edinburgh”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

I've been to Kampai a few times and every single time the sushi has been exceptional. Smaller menu than a lot of other places and less non-sushi choices but for pure sushi this is the place to go!

Staff were very friendly and quick to offer drinks and the food was delivered very quickly. Quite a small place and it was packed when i went the last time but they were happy to sit us up at the bar where the sushi is prepared.

  • Visited July 2013
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Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Great Japanese food!”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

We visited this restaurant during a weekend break in Edinburgh and had a great meal with excellent service. We had Teppan yaki salmon, salmon maki, squid tempura, spicy tuna gunkan, spring rolls...and then ordered seconds (tempura prawn roll)! Everything was fresh, tasty and very moreish. We couldn't fault the service, so friendly and polite. We will definitely be back again!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank hello_smophie
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

We visit this restaurant regularly and the food is always extremely good. A great place - simple, lovely decor, good service and great food. Would highly recommend it.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank nicallan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best Japanese in Edinburgh by a country mile”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

Happened to be passing by Thursday night and thought we'd give Kanpai a try.

Truly excellent Japanese restuarant far surpassing our recommendations.

Had the sashismi platter (prawn, tuna, sea bass, salmon, scallop, octopus, mackerel, surf clam). Really fresh, giant pieces of salmon and tuna - utterly delicious.

Also chowed down on some salmon panko maki which was an unusual treat. Squid tempura was light and crispy and just the way it should be.

All in all an excellent evening which came in at around £50 for two including drinks.

I'll be back. (Get to the choppa!)

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Rob G
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