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Kanpai Sushi

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
West End
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8-10 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AS, Scotland
+44 131 228 1602
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just had a wonderful evening enjoying dragon roll and futomaki rolls among others with my other half. Hadn't been in a while and booked a late night table for 2 as planning to go to the rugby. Although the food was again amazing, with the snow crab leg nigiri (new addition to their menu, which looks recent as super shiny... More 

Thank Steve M
Western Ireland, Ireland
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We eat here on a busy Thursday night (reservation was essential). A very detailed menu so take your time. Reasonably priced. Normally you would avoid restaurants with picture menus but in this case, they are there to assist you get through the menu. Great sushi!

Thank KevinbWynne
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Kanpai during a short visit to the city with my Mum. The establishment offers a great selection of dishes, fantastically presented and affordable in price. Undoubtedly, fantastic sushi. The 'King prawn tempura' and 'Dragon roll' were to die for! However, the service left a lot to be desired. An unfortunate mistake of receiving the wrong dish, left us waiting... More 

Thank Kerry S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First time at Kanpai Sushi and very impressed. It was my friends birthday so we were a rather large party, yet we didn't have to wait for too long for food. As a Japanese style restaurant the food come out when ready, so we had a constant stream of delicious and outhouse watering maki and sushi to keep us going.... More 

Thank LeJJN
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best Sushi in Edinburgh at reasonable prices. I've been lucky to have found a free table with no reservation on Thursday night, usually you should book it in advance. Very nice location, I enjoyed the food, good wine selection as well and friendly and professional staff. Highly recommend it.

Thank Francesca C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had some takeaway sushi from here recently. Definitely authentic, but very small servings. Not really value for money in spite of being delicious. If you wanted somewhere to chill out with a close friend and talk all night, just nibbling on the food, then this is a great place to chill out. But if you want somewhere which will... More 

Thank DebbieE568
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sashimi that I ordered had a weird odour to it. The temperature of the fish that was served was poor. At this price range, they should use wasabi roots, not ready made wasabi.

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Callander, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went to Kanpai recently and thought the service was excellent and the food was passable, but quite expensive for the portions that were served.

Thank Markeverett
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went as a spontaneous trip and were lucky to grab some seats by the bar as they were fully booked even though it was a weekday and fairly early for dinner (around 6). I would suggest you book in advance to not be disappointed, saying that the Kanpai staff were fully accommodating and helpful when we went. Even offering... More 

Thank Katherine C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always leave feeling full and happy. Have taken several friends now and never disappointed. Best Sushi in Edinburgh. Recommended.

Thank andrewbgordon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$32
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8-10 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 228 1602

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West End

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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