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Kanpai Sushi

Northwest Virginia Beach
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371 Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
+1 757-499-4448
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Virginia Beach VA
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is a local favorite. Food is always fresh and delicious, presentation is creative and adds to the appeal of terrific sushi and sashimi. The kitchen turns out great cooked dishes. Lovely atmosphere and attentive service. Good location near town center.

Thank Mariacook
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have been here twice and love it. Great service, fresh fish, and creative sushi rolls. The Wasabi shumai is awesome! Going to be our "go to" sushi spot from now on.

Thank tdela004
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Sushi was fresh and delicious! I had the summer roll and it was so good, i like that they have riceless menu items. Staff was super friendly. I will be going back.

Thank Liz V
Staten Island, New York
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116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

This is a quaint sushi restaurant with a very talented chef. Bruce is the owner and the Sushi chef. He is very knowledgeable about Japanese cuisine and creates fresh and flavorful 🍣. My husband lives sushi and I like cooked Japanese. Kanpai delivers up an awesome menu for both. The paradise roll is made up of spicy crab, fresh tuna,... More 

Thank trendytravelers2
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Love this locally owned restaurant. Great lunch specials, large portions, super fresh!! Quick service, reasonable prices. When I was studying the Japanese language before traveling to Japan, my teacher took us here as an outing. She is from Japan and I believe has moved back now. If she chose this place for our class to expierence Japanese food, you know... More 

1 Thank Pamipoo7777
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

I've eaten at my fair share of sushi restaurants in VB and all over the world. Kanpai is legitimately good and probably the best in VB. I highly recommend the sweet potato roll. It's the best! I usually get at least 2 rolls when I go - even if I am already stuffed. Everything else I have had here (been... More 

Thank Shannon B
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015

This was our first visit to this restaurant, although we've driven by it for years. It was very good. We sat at the sushi bar. Adam was very informative. I am not a fan of sushi because I don't eat raw fish, but there were a lot of rolls that were cooked, and I went outside my comfort zone and... More 

Thank cmsans
Norfolk, Virginia
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

Went there and ordered out they put cooked food in with my raw food and made my raw food warm. When I went back to get it fixed they were extremely rude and refused to give my money back and spit in my face! DO NOT EAT HERE!!!! HEATH CODE AND FIRE CODE VIOLATES ALL OVER!!!! STAY AWAY!!!!!

Thank Alexandrea P
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2015 via mobile

The miso soup and house salad were both nice and a warm up for the sashimi deluxe platter. The presentation was nice - lots of shredded daikon and the sashimi was incredibly fresh and tasty. I would rank it against some of the best sushi I have had when visiting Japan.

Thank Steve H
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2015

I have eaten here at least 20 times a year for the last several years and it is always amazing. The bento boxes are always delicious regardless of if you get the pork katsu, the teriyaki chicken, or the tempura shrimp. The chirashi and volcano bowls are my favorite, and Bruce the owner makes a wide variety of house and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 371 Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach>  > Northwest Virginia Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-499-4448

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