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“Nice bar, fresh sushi”
Review of Kanpai

Kanpai
Ranked #801 of 9,623 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $100
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown Dubai
Description: Embodying the spirit of Japanese hospitality, Kanpai, which translates to "cheers!" Brings Japan to the prestigious Souk Al Bahar District, only steps away from Dubai Mall, Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa. Whether it's for a short business lunch or a longer, more laid-back dinner, Kanpai will take you on a culinary journey of both traditional Japanese and Asian Fusion, Set in our unique contemporary and yet inviting ambiance. As firm believers in the importance of sustainability and freshness, our professionally trained sushi chefs serve you with only the best quality seafood and seasonal produce, creating culinary art with passion, precision and finesse. We, At Kanpai, take great pride in not only the choices on our exquisite menu, but also the unique experience and entertainment we provide our guests. Our Teppanyaki station is what brings the dining experience to life as our chefs put on the most delicious show fitting for those special occasions. Kanpai will entice you with not only our a la carte menu, but a range of set menus and a Friday Brunch as you sip our exquisite, signature cocktails, clinking you glasses as you say: Kanpai! All set to the soulful beats of our resident DJ. So see you soon at Kanpai.
Perth
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice bar, fresh sushi”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

This place has a nice location in the Souk al Bahar , With a great bar and dining room. The drinks were good and the sushi was fresh and delicious.

Visited October 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Amazing find!”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

Kanpai looks forbidding from outside with the entire samurai theme, but once we stepped inside, things changed pretty quickly. The staff was extremely helpful when we couldn't find seats to sit at the bar. The bar was packed but we didn't feel like we didn't have our personal space. Our bartender, George was perfect and mixed us lovely lovely drinks according to our specifications which was - get us buzzed and not plastered. The DJ played songs we requested. The ambience was perfect. I have nothing but good things to say about this place.

  • Visited November 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful bar with amazing ambiance!”
Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

High level of service, very friendly staff and great dj, he plays cool music. Amazing ambiance and beautiful people!

  • Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great find to stumble upon”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

Discovered this restaurant in the Souk Al Bahar by chance after finding the earlier restaurant we visited completely unacceptable. How lucky that turned out to be!!
Kanpai has a contemporary feel inside and the staff were extremely welcoming. Once we were seated the menu proved very enticing and we had a wonderful evening. Food was good and service was excellent. some of the best steak teriaki I have ever had.

Visited October 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“KanPai Downtown Burj Khalifah”
Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful Sushi, good friendly service, music a bit loud for my taste but it is well compensated by the amazing flavours of the food. Sashimi is a must to try there.

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