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Izakaya Sanpei

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43327 Joy Rd, Canton, MI 48187-2075
+1 734-416-9605
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
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San Diego, CA
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115 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Very good noodles, from udon to ramen to soba! The shoyu ramen was the overwhelming favorite on this visit. The curry beef over udon was pretty good, but not the best we've had. Sushi was fresh. We really loved and highly recommend the "white tuna" nigiri (which we think is actually escolar).

Thank prkittysd
Canton, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

RACIST RESTAURANT!!!! BOYCOTT!!!!! Horrible experience. We waited for over an hour and they had not even started making our food. They checked in on their other customers multiple times, but never checked in on us. My friend who I was with is BLACK and the workers kept staring over our way. I know this was because of her... We are... More 

7 Thank Aaron A
Westland, Michigan
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Went there for lunch with a couple of co-workers. they were very crowded, we sat at the sushi bar. There was a little extra wait on service because of the crowd but not bad. The sushi was very good. I also had the tempura ramen, very tasty.

1 Thank Tammy J
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82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

Really good suchi and miso soup, spicy calamary was ok but need to improve in the rations. Very clean and friendly personal. Also you can see when the make your meal.

Thank venom55
Boyne Falls, Michigan
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101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Passing through Canton today and came across this lovely gem. I love Japanese cuisine so I decided to stop in for dinner. I am so pleased with my experience and the delicious food that my family and I had!! Everyone was so polite and courteous!! I can't say enough about this lovely place! If I'm ever in this area again... More 

1 Thank AngryHippie
Plymouth, Michigan
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145 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

OMG! So glad to see Izakaya re-opened. New management, new decor and many of the same fabulous staff makes this a must-visit if you're looking for truly authentic Japanese cuisine and top rate sushi. Sit at the sushi bar and be entertained with the sushi artistry that takes place when your food order is prepared. If you're lucky, you might... More 

1 Thank Peg L
Canton, Michigan
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134 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

Izakaya Sanpei used to be a very good Japanese restaurant. The restaurant recently changed hands, and it has improved. Mr. Harold Kim, the new owner, has raised the level of the cuisine, assisted by Mr. Sang J. Kim, the chef. I have had the pleasure of dining at Izakaya twice in the past few weeks. On both occasions, the food... More 

1 Thank AccidentalGlobetrttr
Detroit, Michigan
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145 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

This restaurant is finally opened after its renovation. Good Japanese food and reasonable price. The food here is authentic. You always see many Japanese customers in the restaurant. This is a good sign for a Japanese restaurant.

2 Thank 08180326
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

I discovered Izakaya Sanpei on a business trip about a year ago. At the time the food was good. Having gone back recently I have to say the new owner is extremely friendly and has done a great job remodeling the space and upgrading the dining experience. I've been three times in the past two weeks and I have to... More 

1 Thank Jeremy Y
Plymouth, Michigan
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370 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

For fans of Izakaya Sanpei, here's the good news. The restaurant is open again under a new owner and after extensive remodeling. Much of the former friendly staff remains, but there's a definite upgrade in the kitchen with one of the best Japanese chefs in SE Michigan landing here as a partner. For this visit, we had a sushi platter,... More 

1 Thank Marty F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43327 Joy Rd, Canton, MI 48187-2075
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Canton
  • Phone Number: +1 734-416-9605

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