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Kanpai Sushi

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8-10 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AS, Scotland
+44 131 228 1602
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Been time and time again to Kanpai and have never had a bad experience. Staff are a delight the food is out of this world. Decor and ambience is also outstanding

Thank michelle1881
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First time visiting Kanpai after read a number of reviews and heard from friends that they serve delicate and tasty Jap sushi. The place has a decent sushi and even thr price is bit high, the quality is outweigh. I ordered sashimi salad. It is fresh and tasting. Not outstanding but good quality!! Both of the fusion rolles (grilled salmon... More 

Thank Toey C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled on this place when I was looking for a Saturday night meal after the rugby.. Fancied this when it came up on trip advisor as number one Japanese... Lovely restaurant, lovely atmosphere, staff are fantastic and talked us through the menu.. You can choose whatever you want at any time if you want more.. There was 3 of us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this restaurant on various occasions. Lovely, friendly staff and food is fresh, light and delicious. It's a must try.

Thank liam m
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a hidden gem! One of the best Japanese restaurants in Scotland by far. The sashimi was very fresh and the service wasn't too bad. Highly recommend this place !

Thank Fionachg
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The combination of diffuse light streaked across slatted blue walls, bare wooden furnishings, a sushi bar in pride of place and soft piano music give Kanpai a slick, ultra modern atmosphere. My tuna nigiri were perfect (and their soy sauce is superb). The seared tuna dish is sensational, with delicious umami punch to the miso dressing and coolness from the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just had a wonderful evening enjoying dragon roll and futomaki rolls among others with my other half. Hadn't been in a while and booked a late night table for 2 as planning to go to the rugby. Although the food was again amazing, with the snow crab leg nigiri (new addition to their menu, which looks recent as super shiny... More 

Thank Steve M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We eat here on a busy Thursday night (reservation was essential). A very detailed menu so take your time. Reasonably priced. Normally you would avoid restaurants with picture menus but in this case, they are there to assist you get through the menu. Great sushi!

Thank KevinbWynne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Kanpai during a short visit to the city with my Mum. The establishment offers a great selection of dishes, fantastically presented and affordable in price. Undoubtedly, fantastic sushi. The 'King prawn tempura' and 'Dragon roll' were to die for! However, the service left a lot to be desired. An unfortunate mistake of receiving the wrong dish, left us waiting... More 

Thank Kerry S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time at Kanpai Sushi and very impressed. It was my friends birthday so we were a rather large party, yet we didn't have to wait for too long for food. As a Japanese style restaurant the food come out when ready, so we had a constant stream of delicious and outhouse watering maki and sushi to keep us going.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$32
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West End

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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 the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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