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Minet el Hosn | Paladium building, Down Town, Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 999 093
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (83 reviews)
“black cod” (7 reviews)
“salmon salad” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:30 PMAll hours
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Minet el Hosn | Paladium building, Down Town, Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was surprised to find a Great Japanese restaurant in Beirut. Food was very good. Prices are a bit high. Try the specialties. Nicely located in downtown Beirut.

Thank Joelle C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kampai is one of the best Restaurants in Beirut. As usual, the quality is unmatched. It's certainly worth repeating experience.

Thank aahendia
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Food is nice, with a wide variety on the menu. It's always crowded but the service is very good. it's a bit noisy place.

Thank Ezzo K
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We were invited to this recommended restaurant by some friends who had been there before. The food was fantastic and satisfied out hungry taste buds. The atmosphere and service was superb. It is a busy place you need to book in advance. Highly recommended and...More

Thank Entertainment100
Reviewed 25 December 2017

It's an attempt of being a sushi restaurant....I guess locals have no other choice...They are limited to the Real authentic sushi we have here in CA with a very Ltd fish selection & not a single Japanese in sight. Too many fancy names should already...More

Thank Raffi B
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Vast menu with so many selections to choose from leave you at a loss for what to choose. Nice presentation of plates. Very flavorful. Fast efficient service despite the crowd.

Thank jfayyad
Reviewed 24 November 2017

I felt like I had to sell an organ just to leave this place full and satisfied. Their salads are very fresh and delicious but their maki rolls are just mushy. I couldn't distinguish between the different ingredients. It's a very fancy place not entirely...More

Thank helenahomsi
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

The staff was warm at entrance. Unfortunately had a clumsy waiter, each time he. omes to our table, something is hit or dropped. However very attentive. The food was good, Black cod, spicy salmon, sashimi. It was good but have to say over rated.

Thank Zeid B
Reviewed 6 October 2017

For me Kampai has the best sushi in Beirut. The other dishes are also good. Sometimes it's too crowded and that can be annoying, it becomes too noisy and and the service gets slower, you might have to ask 2 or 3 times for your...More

Thank skaflynn
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Some negative points though Had to wait 5 minutes although we had a reservation The place is painfully noisy, beyond description, reminds me of school cantinas at lunch time. The reason is simple, they have squeezed more and more tables, so you barely can move...More

Thank Beatrice K
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29 August 2017|
Response from foodgemini | Reviewed this property |
Daily ... 12 noon till after midnight
4 March 2017|
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wild tuna farmed salmon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Minet el Hosn | Paladium building, Down Town, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: +961 1 999 093
Kampai is a Japanese sushi restaurant whose name means "cheers" in the mother tongue. Though most guests seek out Kampai for its deliriously delicious sushi, the traditional Japanese cooking (you know, the hot stuff!) Is also noteworthy. Don't miss the siu mai and gyoza dumplings-a few of these melt-in-your-mouth savory bundles, stuffed with your choice of shrimp, fresh crab, chicken, wagyu, or shiitake, will sufficiently whet your appetite for the subsequent course. Here, we recommend the Kampai Maksushi, an assembly of tender scallop wrapped in a lightly-fried panko crust and topped with grilled salmon. Perfection.
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