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330 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1430
+1 650-325-2696
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17:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

I had the BBQ Beef and a Salmon Maki lunch special. It came with rice, salad, and tempura for $10.5. The beef was a little weird, kind of rubbery, but the maki was quite nice. The service was okay, waiters were friendly but did not refill our hot tea. Was not very crowded around 12:30. I'd come here again.

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Thank Albert C
Cali, Colombia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

The service was friendly and accommodating. The cooked dishes were quite good, but the sushi was disappointing. It is too bad because the prices were great; perhaps the reason why. The 2 stars is because of the sushi. If I would rate the cooked dishes it would be closer to a 4, especially the Kama.

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Thank TRAVELERVIAJERO
Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

Excellent venue, fresh sushi, very reasonable prices for the quality. Make a reservation. The menu has a lot of variety with all the classic dishes as well as some special rolls.

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Thank Steven123
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

I can say that the sushi here is much better that all the Japanese restaurants that I've try in San Francisco. Actually better the ones I've eat in Tokyo. Last for the Toro tuna - it's amazing. Great service also and a very nice ambient.

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Thank Nuno A
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2014 via mobile

Had a combination meal which comes with soup, sushi rice and a choice of meat. Food is great during lunch time and it isn't like mentioned in the other 1 or 2 star reviews, which are also not recently, so it could have got better. The service is also good. Took one 1 star out because other Japanese restaurants have... More 

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Thank GothamP29
Carmel, California
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65 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2014

I have eaten there twice in a month's time. The first time I we t there by myself and sat at the Sushi Bar and pulled up a variety of delicious looking and tasty sushis. I still got plenty of attention from the servers even though the place was busy and I was sitting at the bar. This time we... More 

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Thank Silvertiger
New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

Fantastic sushi! I think the prices are really pretty good too, a spicy tuna roll of 6 pieces was only $6 if I remember correctly. Nice atmosphere, nice staff, and delicious food--highly recommended!

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Thank soccerdude24
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013 via mobile

Have been here for lunch a few times. Good, decent Japanese lunch. Had the salmon bbq lunch, and although it wasn't a very big portion, the fish was grilled well.

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Thank muttravel
Palo Alto, California
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013 via mobile

I come here frequently with colleagues. It's always quite crowded, sometimes there's a wait time. Today I ordered the lunch special, futomaki (eel), inari (rice wrapped in tofu skin) with chicken meatball soup. Very good. Typically I order the sashimi lunch combo or sometging similar, pretty good as well. This is probably the best sushi place in dowtown Palo Alto.... More 

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Thank joostPaloAlto
Honolulu
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2013

Been going to Kanpai for the past several years...consistent, fresh, authentic. Wouldn't go anywhere else in the area for Nigiri or sashimi. Prepared dishes from the kitchen are also very good. Don't quite understand the negative reviews but try it again.

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Thank TataPaloAlto

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 330 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1430
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-325-2696

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?