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“Best sushi in CoMo”
Review of Kampai

Kampai
Ranked #92 of 389 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Sushi
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: We went there tonight and had a good sample of their sushi rolls: Tuna, Samurai Warrior, Tiger, Dragon, Sunset, Dynamite, Crazy, Caterpillar, Volcano, Jurassic, CoMo, Kampai. Plus white tuna, salmon and scallop sashimi, along with edamame and seawood salad. And, mochi ice cream. Of course, a few beers, too. So...great service and good atmosphere, although access can be challenging especially if it is raining due to the "river alley" that is created. To the food critique...our favorite rolls were the Samurai, Tiger and Sunset. The rest were just okay, nothing we would order again. Most rolls seemed a little bland and uninspired. If we had to choose the worst, it would be the tuna, simply not good. The sashimi was consistent with other places, so it was average. Mochi for dessert was interesting, good and flavorful. Overall, it isn't anything special or above the other sushi places in town. While the owners may have come from St. Louis to try to make place in the Columbia market, they still have a ways to go.
Columbia, Missouri
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best sushi in CoMo”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

My friend and I just tried Kampai this week and while it was a bit hard to locate, once we did it was a great experience. The restaurant itself is so neat. I love the inside and outside decor. The staff was friendly and very efficient. The sushi was great! It was presented so beautifully too. I had the kampai roll and the tiger roll and both were delicious, but the Tiger took the cake. Will definitely be returning as a frequent customer.

  • Visited May 2014
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Columbia, Missouri
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72 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best sushi in Columbia”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Like the title says this is the best sushi in Columbia. Its in a cool location downtown (although a bit hard to find especially if you are from out of town) and the space is great. Large open indoor space with a nice balcony and a great outdoor patio when the weather is nice.

The sushi is top notch for such a land locked place like Columbia. prices are about on par with the other sushi restaurants in Columbia.

I have never had bad service in the half dozen or so times that I have visited.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Andrew S
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Springfield, Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“If you can find it...”
Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

Not the easiest place to find, but worth the effort! Amazing sushi and great service. Wait staff was friendly, attentive, and took time to explain menu. Frost Roll was one of the better sushi rolls I've ever had. Everything was ultra fresh and full of flavor. Prices are on par with other sushi restaurants of lower quality. If you get the chance, this is a must in Columbia!!!

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Columbia, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Always THE BEST”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

We've been over and over, and as a fellow restaurant owner in Columbia this is always one of my favorite spots. We just recently went with family and ordered 5 appetizers, entrees, rolls, ect, and every single item on the table was amazing. If you want the best sushi in town, it's KAMPAI without a doubt!

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank WJ489
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Greta Sushi”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

We had 5 different rolls and all of them were delicious. The lobster roll was great and so were the spicy shrimp and tempura crab. After the sushi the fried ice-cream was excellent.

Visited March 2013
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