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Kanpai Sushi

8-10 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AS, Scotland
+44 131 228 1602
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • 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 6 days ago via mobile

Food was good the service was rush and the manager look grumpy and unhelpful . This place have great Japanese food the service need to be more friendly . Will visit again but only for the food .

Thank Keith P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner and the food was delicious and fresh. We expected to pay more than we actually paid, especially for high quality sushi. However, the service left something to be desired. We sat down and ordered beers. They didn't arrive after some time, which...More

Thank Anastasia P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best meals I've ever had. Amazingly good food (the takoyaki took me back to Japan and was so good I could cry) and well worth its price! The food was fresh and amazing, the place itself was beautifully decorated and the staff...More

Thank Jóna J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love sushi but am a bit scared when I order. We had the loveliest salmon in panko breadcrumbs. I will definitely be back

Thank yumsville
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food in nice surroundings. Food was fresh and very tasty. The sushi was on point. Great dumplings and the octopus fish cake was outstanding. Will definitely return.

Thank theboyblair
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

First time back in a while & didn’t disappoint - good Japanese paired with a Sapporo - crab starter is one of my favourites and was fab! Fresh seafood and loved the dragon roll

Thank SINGERS_12
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Considering I haven't tried a nice sushi in Scotland yet, this was was nice. I wouldn't rush back though.

Thank kasiawlaska
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Sat at the bar having no booking on an apparently busy lunchtime. Special of the day, O-toro sashimi (excellent, very oily), yellowtail nigiri (buttery and soft), Kanpai special roll and home cured smoked salmon maki (a truffle version and a shiso one), all excellent. Tried...More

1  Thank CP_1001001
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We have read nice reviews about this restaurant so decide to go .We sat by the counter but it’s full of dirty dishes and dirty glasses , the smell was not pleasant. We have ordered few dishes the food was Ok , not impressed ....More

1  Thank Kelly X
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We went for dinner on Saturday and booked a table in advance. On arrival we had to stand and wait for a few minutes before a member of staff came over. When seated, after 15 minutes of waiting I asked the waiter if we could...More

Thank Ian M
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.
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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