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Kanpai Sushi Bar and Grill

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8325 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
+1 310-338-7223
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12:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 01:00
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Maun, Botswana
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145 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't make a reservation. When we arrived we found the restaurant packed so our confidence in getting a seat evaporated. The staff were super friendly and found us two places at the bar. Those were the last places. The staff were very friendly very helpful and very informative. Our sake sommelier explained the origins of the different sakes on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Great meal, we ate early and food was yum. Filled with locals and quick efficient service. Booking essential as it is busy (like all good sushi restaurants). Plenty of staff suggesting that when it gets busy it would be a hive of activity. Good value but not cheap

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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Busy, busy place but worth any wait needed. Wonderful selection of sushi. I ordered chirashi and it was the most eletgant and flavorful presentation I've ever experienced.

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Florida
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Had a great quick meal here. The fried octopus was awesome and the tuna was very good too. The spicy tuna roll and Philadelphia rolls were memorable and very satisfying. Nice beer selection. Very recommendable

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Papeete, French Polynesia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

A fantastic choice of fresh fish from Japan try the toro (fatty tuna), it will melt in your mouth! I am also a big fan of the uni (sea urchin) sushi sampler. Overall all their recommandations always hit the spot and are an explosion of wonderful tastes. An extensive range of Japanese beers and sake also! Overall a must go... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Good local Japanese food, they serve sushi of course but also a lot Japanese Izakaya style dishes (small plates ... think tapas). Seems to be popular with the local LMU college crowd and busy late at night. Lunch specials, happy hour specials, and reverse happy hours after 10 or 11 pm they have more specials. They also serve ramen after... More 

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Kanpai is located about 10 minutes drive from LAX on Lincoln Blvd with easy parking in the surrounding area. Its certainly worth making a reservation as they restaurant gets fairly busy in the evening from about 7pm onwards, but they also offer a takeaway service. Its not the most glamorous of venues, but the lack of atmosphere is more than... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

A small place near to airport, but was a surprisingly good place to have fresh fish. Good shasimi, good grill seabass, good ramen. However it was a bit expensive!

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Houston, Texas
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507 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I stopped by because I was starved after a flight and Kanpai is located just north of LAX on a nondescript stretch of Sepulveda. I was surprised to find a great place with warm service. I suggest you order the specials. I tried mirugai sashimi, a nice albacore sashimi flavored with jalapeño and sashimi, and a fantastic plate of yellowtail... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I'm a sushi veteran as is my family. Went in on a Tuesday night and it was crowded and had good reviews on Yelp and I saw a lot of Asians inside as customers which is pretty good sign. When we were in San Diego we ordered a sashimi sampler and it was GREAT, they had a similar special here... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 01:00
Thursday
11:30 - 01:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8325 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: +1 310-338-7223

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?