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.


64 Shields Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 6084
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
64 Shields Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (101)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 92 reviews

Reviewed 21 July 2017

Ate for the first time here last night. Great atmosphere and excellent service. The iPad Menu plus Cart system takes a little getting used to, but the food came very quickly and was very tasty. We had a hot dish first, followed by a selection...More

Thank Shih_Tszu_Man
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Visited Kanpai with my husband whilst over from the UK. The restaurant was recommended by my brother in law (a local) and it didn't disappoint! Great selection of freshly cooked dishes on offer and excellent service. Looking forward to visiting again upon returning to Australia.

1  Thank Yesmiss16
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Amazingly tasty food, very friendly staff, fast service. Great prices. We will be back for sure!! We went in on quite a busy night, food and drinks still came quite quickly.

1  Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I almost felt like I was in Japan again when visiting Kanpai. The menu was quite extensive and quite similar to what I would expect in Japan, and also quite reasonably priced. Seeing the amount of people come into the restaurant, it seems very popular...More

1  Thank Henry G
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Walked in to Kanpai & they were busy. No problem, the young maitre d ushered us to our choice of tables. We were left to ponder the menu & because we are vegetarian, we had a few amendments for our order. They have a brilliant...More

1  Thank Becca D
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Stumbled across this place and boy was I surprised. Cosy and cute place where you order off tablets in nice spacious booths. Great tasting food and servings for cheap prices! They even have a larger area of seating in the back which is just as...More

1  Thank marina n
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This place is busy for a reason. Quality Japanese food and reasonably priced. Great service and love ordering via iPad. Can't go past their pork belly, it's amazing! Everything we've tried so far on the menu has been excellent. Recommended!

1  Thank Nickkkkkk
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

You order your food through iPads on the tables and sent your food through to the kitchen. The food is excellent and reasonable. Also has karaoke rooms if you're up for some fun.

1  Thank Topbabe
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Teriyaki chicken assorted sashimi excellent highly recommended to finish off Tempura ice cream yum yum

1  Thank Mike M
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The food is very authentic clean Japanese dishes all fantastically priced. Table on each table makes ordering a breeze with lots of booths for a private feel. Well worth a go for a traditional taste of Japan.

1  Thank JackSmithM2016
Nearby Restaurants
Waffle On Cairns
145 reviews
.05 km away
Cafe Fika
105 reviews
.09 km away
210 reviews
.05 km away
La Fettuccina
286 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Rusty's Market
261 reviews
.17 km away
Jump the Beach
26 reviews
.19 km away
Samurai Gallery Australia
84 reviews
.27 km away
Cairns Museum
70 reviews
.20 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Kanpai staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Shields Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4041 6084
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