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Kanpai Sushi

8-10 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AS, Scotland
+44 131 228 1602
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8-10 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AS, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent little restaurant, plenty of seating, great service and outstanding food. Steak was first class. Maki great and good selection of drinks too.

Thank seanbrownglasgow
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We popped in and ate quite quickly before rushing on to meet friends but we will be going back and spending a lot more time enjoying every mouthful. It’s a charming restaurant, the service was first class and the food delicious.

Thank Liz47936
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Here is the best Japanese restaurant in Edinburgh. The sashimi served here is the best quality in Edinburgh. I experienced the very authentic Japanese food here which was as good as the ones I had in Japan.

1  Thank Robert Chang-Ch... C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an excellent evening at Kanpai. The sushis were really good. The service was fast and everyone were nice to us.

Thank nat_tachita
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent authentic sushi experience. Small, intimate restaurant near Lyceum theatre. This is 100 times better than Yo! Sushi. This is the real deal. Proper fish choices, you order, you wait for it to be brought to your table - no conveyor belts here. The fish...More

Thank Callum C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky to get a table! I highly recommend to reserve a table before getting there! Food was awsome! Staff was friendly and the food was AWSOME!!! (I had to say it twice).

Thank Pablo S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding in every way. Sushi is both delicious and incredibly well presented. The baked aubergine was a highlight as was the mackerel sashimi. The service is impeccable. Very fast with the drinks, little waiting time for the food and they top up the water glasses...More

Thank KT1912alphabet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with my partner for his birthday a couple weeks ago as we both love sushi and it’s generally very coeliac friendly (gluten free). The service was brilliant and knew what he could and couldn’t eat. He had a wide range of options...More

Thank jasonbeggs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing food, great attention to detail, high standard of cleanliness and top service...Kanpai has it all. I never expected such a good quality of sushi outside of Japan. I highly recommend and can't wait to visit again and try the new sister restaurant "Yamato". PS:...More

1  Thank Leo D
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Sushi was great and the service was also very good. Would definitely recommend to anyone who is a fan of sushi.

1  Thank Dave B
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
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Eillish H
4 March 2018|
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Response from Silviosky1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi ! If you like a bar winery Divino is the best place for you! Situated close to the city centre is one of the most finest bar restaurant in Edinburgh. The staff are professional and friendly and you can find the best wine... More
Jim O
18 July 2017|
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Response from DerrickJS | Reviewed this property |
As far as I recall I don't think they do offer an omakase option. My instinct is they are more keen to offer the 'standard' type of service rather than this.
Diana H
25 August 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 24 - USD 32
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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