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64 Shields St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 6084
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  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
64 Shields St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner at Kanpai earlier in the week with a group of friends. My food was good, but not great, although the Udon was apparently awesome. I had the mixed tempura and calamari. A couple of things to be aware of; • Service can be...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited with girlfriends. Service was dreadful. No one would come to the table to take our order. They did not explain that the ipad they gave us with the menu was actually to be used to make us order! Getting drinks was almost impossible! The...More

Thank theturners4
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Family dinner for 2A + 2T. Ordering off the iPad was a bit glitchy, and more than once we thought we’d lost the entire order as it went back to the login page. The very tasty food came out very quickly and in perfectly timed...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

We accidentally stumbled across this restaurant after a busy day of sightseeing and were glad we did. The food,service and the ambience was excellent . Highly recommend the chicken karaage, chicken fried rice and the matcha ice cream.

Thank Yatin B
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

1  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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Shields St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4041 6084
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