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1438 S Stratford Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27103-2902
+1 336-768-7799
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:30
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Not the best Japanese steakhouse in Winston Salem, but is still good depending on the chef. Some overly salt the food with the soy sauce seasoning they use. Its never as crowded or as long of a wait as other jap steakhouses. Worst thing about Kanpai is it is in dire need of a renovation. I dont think its been... More 

Thank Casuarius81
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This was a 4 1/2 star visit. Great entertainment, food and atmosphere. We always have a great experience here. It's our favorite Japanese restaurant in Winston. That is why we bet on a meal for the Super Bowl. Who ever lost would have to pay for the meal. Either way it was going to be a win - win for... More 

Thank Jason R
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We celebrate many special occasions here. The chefs are quite friendly. Some of the wait staff needs improvement but overall great. Yo is the best !!!

Thank Nancy D
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Just went there again tonight. Third time in less than 2 months. Talk about yummy!! They have daily specials and you can even share with your date or a child for a small extra fee. Food is fresh and cooked right in front of you to your specific liking. I've had the shrimp, scallops, lobster tail, filet Mignon, ribeye, chicken......... More 

Thank Mona F
Lewisville, North Carolina
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118 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

If you like slow service, average food and a dirty restaurant then this is the place for you. Didn't notice until leaving the rating was a 91, definitely will not return.

Thank Tony W
Clemmons, North Carolina
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This was my second trip here and as always it was very tasty. The portions served are huge and they could probably cut back on those but that means they would have to cut back on price too which is probably not going to happen. The hostess proceeds to tell us some "Facebook" story about her forbidding her boyfriend from... More 

Thank Ron M
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

We recently visited this location for my mother in laws birthday, upon being seated it was noted that left over rice was left on the forks... so we asked for new ones. Gross. The waitress was not very pleasant had a scowl on her face. She got the order wrong and when we proceeded to call her out on it... More 

Thank Brittany S
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

as always the food was great. The show the chef put on was great. The wait was very very long as usual, but we've come to expect that lol. this is our spot! Drinks at the bar were good. That is until I saw the bar tender sneeze in her hand then blow her nose and did not wash her... More 

Thank partymommie
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Our kids loves this place. We have been here so many times the last three years, but last night was our last visit! A Tuesday evening, treat for our kids. We had a reservation for 6.30 pm. Was seated 10 min later. Got our drinks, soup and salad - then nothing. We were all hungry our 9-year old son finally... More 

Thank FamilyTravelerof4
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

The food is typical of japanese hibachi-style and usually well prepared. As with this style, the chef can make for a more enjoyable experience, so your mileage may vary. I also lament that the portions are too large and that there should be a half-portion option with all dishes, but I understand it would probably cost the restaurant money. With... More 

Thank RONNW1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$30
Japanese, Asian
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1438 S Stratford Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27103-2902
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Winston Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 336-768-7799

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?