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11255 Reed Hartman Hwy, Blue Ash, OH 45241-4401
+1 513-489-3888
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“sushi” (19 reviews)
“rice” (4 reviews)
“steak” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
11255 Reed Hartman Hwy, Blue Ash, OH 45241-4401
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Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent food cooked in front of you on a frill...you can also get non grilled food, if you just want to order something simple...but I love the steak and shrimp grilled, the soup, friend rice all good, the plum wine is superb!!! I highly recommend...More

Thank 149sherried
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just ordered simple to go shrimp fried rice but definitely the best I've had. Place is spacious and seemed quiet but we took it back to hotel. It was moist and delicious.

Thank Jodie S
Reviewed 20 June 2017

It is a good place to eat, I have no doubt. However, there is not special, it is a Japanese rest. where you eat the classical Japanese-American food. The girl who served us was very kind and smiling. The place is nice and prices ok.

Thank Carina_FD
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Very good selection of Sushi variants - including several yummie combinations I have not seen elsewhere.so far.

Thank AnkeS73
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We had reservations to treat my family of 6 to a hibachi dinner since my oldest was home from college on spring break. We were seated on time and ordered and received our drinks. It was at this time that a party of 8 came...More

Thank Cincybearcatfan
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

When this place first opened the food was great. The man who seemed to be the owner was engaging and fun our first few visits. He would make recommendations and even let us sample some of the beer. The environment was less than appealing, but...More

1  Thank alliel1
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The way they made their rice was super tasty. We'd go back in a heart beat. Wished we had one in Columbus.

Thank Asileehg
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Awesome food and service. We are new to the area and so happy that we chose this restaurant for our first Japanese dinner in Cincinnati (no need to look any further)! The owner was so nice and spent a lot of time educating us about...More

Thank diane82871
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Kanpai is the best. The hibachi-sushi-everything...amazing! The owner and servers are great. This is a great spot for a family or a date night.

Thank Jeanette K
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch and had Philadelphia roll and California roll combo, also a beautiful bento box. It was all very delicious. We were happy with the amount of food for the price.

Thank xcountryrider
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11255 Reed Hartman Hwy, Blue Ash, OH 45241-4401
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Blue Ash
  • Phone Number: +1 513-489-3888
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