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Kanpai Sushi

8-10 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AS, Scotland
+44 131 228 1602
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (379 reviews)
“tempura” (50 reviews)
“rainbow roll” (31 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00 Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
8-10 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AS, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In Edinburgh for a conference, and we enjoy trying the Japanese restaurants when we are away. Kanpai did not disappoint, polite and efficient staff, authentic cuisine, wonderfully presented with a wide selection of fish to choose from. Very pleasant experience

Thank Giuseppe D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I had a great dinner in this small restaurant just off Lothian road. All of the food was very good and freshly prepared and the sushi was excellent. Chicken dumplings and seared tuna were other highlights. Service was excellent and the bill...More

Thank edm0n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small place tucked into a sidetsreet which does not look so much from the outside. Slightly disappointed by the extent of the menu as I had expected something more like an izakaya, it is however called "Kanpai Sushi" so perhaps the clue is in...More

Thank ADxexpat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

amazing sushi, bit pricey, staff very grumpy but the chefs are nice. very formal (which I like), calm and peaceful place.

Thank lukemarsden1987
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good the service was rush and the manager look grumpy and unhelpful . This place have great Japanese food the service need to be more friendly . Will visit again but only for the food .

Thank Keith P
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Went for dinner and the food was delicious and fresh. We expected to pay more than we actually paid, especially for high quality sushi. However, the service left something to be desired. We sat down and ordered beers. They didn't arrive after some time, which...More

Thank Anastasia P
Reviewed 5 September 2018

One of the best meals I've ever had. Amazingly good food (the takoyaki took me back to Japan and was so good I could cry) and well worth its price! The food was fresh and amazing, the place itself was beautifully decorated and the staff...More

Thank Jóna J
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

I love sushi but am a bit scared when I order. We had the loveliest salmon in panko breadcrumbs. I will definitely be back

Thank yumsville
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic food in nice surroundings. Food was fresh and very tasty. The sushi was on point. Great dumplings and the octopus fish cake was outstanding. Will definitely return.

Thank theboyblair
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

First time back in a while & didn’t disappoint - good Japanese paired with a Sapporo - crab starter is one of my favourites and was fab! Fresh seafood and loved the dragon roll

Thank SINGERS_12
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
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Eillish H
3 March 2018|
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Response from Silviosky1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi ! If you like a bar winery Divino is the best place for you! Situated close to the city centre is one of the most finest bar restaurant in Edinburgh. The staff are professional and friendly and you can find the best wine... More
Jim O
18 July 2017|
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Response from DerrickJS | Reviewed this property |
As far as I recall I don't think they do offer an omakase option. My instinct is they are more keen to offer the 'standard' type of service rather than this.
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24 August 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$32
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, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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