We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Kanpai of Japan

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
5303 Oaklawn Blvd, Hopewell, VA 23860-7348
+1 804-541-8853
16:00 - 23:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 33: English reviews
Petersburg, Virginia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My family and I have visited Kanpai several times. For first timers, you get the experience of seeing the Chef prepare your food at your table while providing an entertaining show. Once the show is over and the food is done, you get to enjoy an awesome plate of food. I have never been dissatisfied. They offer great drinks as... More 

Richmond, Virginia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We have been going to Kanpai for years to celebrate birthdays! Not anymore- we arrived for my son's birthday - ordered drinks- my son ordered a rum and coke at which the waitress said we don't have that! I looked at my son and said I don't think so- so I went to the bar where the owner said yes... More 

Thank dsfsr2016
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Took my love here for her her first time experience and well for me it's like seeing the same show for the thousandth time.....but for her it was exciting, so I was excited. I practically walked her through the whole show giving a play by play. Funny that the chef does exactly what the chef in WA, OR, TX, and... More 

Thank Pathfinder2002
Richmond, Virginia
Level Contributor
103 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Kanpai is a very large Japanese restaurant in a good location. They have several tables surrounding the habachi grills. We visited on Mother's Day so they were very busy. Seated quickly but had a long wait to a chef was able to come table side. Like any good chef, ours had the usually knife and fork skills. He did some... More 

Thank Kris N
Hopewell, Virginia
Level Contributor
47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

My children have selected Kanpai as the destination for their birthday dinner for 20+ years. The prices are on the higher side and there are cheaper options with equally good food but it is fun to watch the seat side show.

Thank Virginianonthego
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

The food and service was good ,but the prices are a little high the place could use a little upgrade.

Thank sylvià b
Midlothian, Virginia
Level Contributor
209 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

When it comes to a Japanese Steakhouse, I think I have been spoiled because I am not a fan of frozen foods being grilled in front of me.

1 Thank FamilyMan2216
Chester, Virginia
Level Contributor
240 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Was here with a large group for a birthday celebration, always entertaining, our chef went out of his way to entertain us. He was from Vegas anddid a super job. Food was great and plentiful, everyone was well pleased with their lunch and we all vowed to return soon. Our server was great, she was right there when we needed... More 

Thank Dizymaus
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

When this place first opened it was great! Over the years it went down in quality and up in prices. I used to love gathering here but most people I know don't go anymore. Most of the cooks are not Japanese which takes away from the experience of authenticity. Before the cooks were Japanese. The food flavor used to be... More 

1 Thank Ivory W
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

We've been here 3 times and every time has been great thus far! The food is always amazing as is the service the only reason I gave it a 4 out of 5 is because of the price. There are various restaurants in the area that serve similar food for less. Still worth visiting! A good place for a quick... More 

Thank Mayra E

Travellers who viewed Kanpai of Japan also viewed


Been to Kanpai of Japan? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5303 Oaklawn Blvd, Hopewell, VA 23860-7348
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Hopewell
  • Phone Number: +1 804-541-8853

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Kanpai of Japan staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?