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Kanpai Sushi

8-10 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AS, Scotland
+44 131 228 1602
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (355 reviews)
“tempura” (51 reviews)
“rainbow roll” (24 reviews)
Closed
5:00 pm - 11:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
8-10 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AS, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 751 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

In short = visually appealing complex dishes, which try to compensate for low quality fish by adding unnecessary details & horrible bubbly. Cooked dishes should be safer to eat, but don't ask for Sashimi. The long story= Both myself and my partner are not very...More

Thank Mitrafan
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was the best sushi I have ever eaten. We ordered Sashimi Set, Rainbow Roll, Salmon&Avocado Maki, King Prawn Tempura and Dumpling. All of them were wonderful but especially Rainbow Roll, Maki and King Prawn were our favorites. Sashimi set was very delicious but next...More

Thank nescake
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner there with my partner and, for a few pieces of sushi (extremely small), we have paid £81. We were there in the summer and didn't pay anything like these ridiculous prices, so clearly they've just puy the prices up, taking it to a...More

1  Thank María L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this place as it was recommended by a friend. I thought the food was quite good with a satisfactory service to match!

Thank theone1review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to taste a bit of Japanese cuisine. Green tea and black sesame ice creams were great. Highly recommended place to visit.

Thank Krystian L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this restaurant last minute and thank god we did as they were fully booked. It’s a small restaurant with seats available at the bar for last minute arrivals but their space is limited. The food was exceptional, it all arrived as an when...More

Thank megsgorick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

overall Kanpai it's been consistent over the years, a fair to good Japanese Restaurant The Menu should be updated,it's large kind of 80s style restaurant and not manageable on a the table and rather confusing The service this time....aw dear Lord when the waiter don't...More

Thank Stefano Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met a colleague there after work that had wanted to come here for a while. Fabulous dinner. Fresh sea urchin was available that night and was amazing, only tried it a couple of times before and never really felt attracted to its texture but the...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a September evening when there was a big event happening close by and apparently a lot of tables had been seated just before us. The restaurant isn't big, but it was ill-equipped to handle all of the tables being full. Our reservation...More

1  Thank Kathleen B
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Everything we ate here was amazing ... the aubergine was insanely good. I don’t know how they cooked it so well ... the sauce that came with it was delicious also!

Thank Rainy D
Nearby
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
...More
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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.
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Diana H
25 August 2016|
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Response from Chanel199 | Reviewed this property |
You can call them directly.
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lnxjenn
16 December 2015|
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Response from CP87_2012 | Reviewed this property |
No donburi or ramen/udon dishes served in the current menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 24 - USD 32
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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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