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Kanpai Sushi

) #102 of 1,864 Restaurants in Edinburgh €€ - €€€ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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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“rainbow roll” (30 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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8-10 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AS, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic food, great ambiance and excellent service. Highly recommended to all Japanese food enthusiasts.

Thank Juliana_LadyB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let's be fair, if you go to this restaurant hoping for a pleasant atmosphere and good food you will get it. It's just not quite Japanese. I am not a great fan of modern sushi, but it was good. Your 'gunkan' should be oval in...More

Thank Food_Jedi_Rules
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service, fresh seafood, the quality is just great, justified prices. Cant fault this place at all.

Thank Tired247Always
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tried this restaurant for the first time and the cuisine is comparable to what you might expect in the Far East. It was full of orientals for dinner, always a good sign. The menu is wide ranging, so we ordered a selection and sampled the...More

Thank Jacqui M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our favourite sushi restaurant in Edinburgh. It never disappoints. We love it. The aubergine in miso sauce and soft shell crab are our favourites

Thank Alison_1234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited Japan a number of times, so I am glad to report that the food itself is comparable to good standard Tokyo Food, e.g. Sashimi. We had a variety of dishes to share and we even had a second round of salmon sashimi...More

Thank Christoph K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amaxing sushi & tuna tartare very good! Highly recommended! Quick service & unlimited green T. Not the cheapest sushi but once you try then you wont want to eat anywhere else. Varied menu and booking recommended.

Thank Lynneedi1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the best sushi I've ever had. I would recommend anyone in Edinburgh looking for good quality, authentic sushi should go to Kanpai. It has a really nice, mellow atmosphere, private booths are available and the whole place is calm and relaxed. For sushi...More

1  Thank Mark H
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This was my second visit to Kanpai, as I remembered it so vividly from my last visit to Scotland quite a few years ago, and it didnt disappoint. We shared a lot of dishes and some of my favourites were the dragon roll, miso aubergine...More

1  Thank sinderella3
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Great sushi, loved the salmon teriyaki and the rainbow roll. Great service, really nice atmosphere and great to see the fresh food and the rolls being made. Will definitely come again when next in Edinburgh

Thank Phil A
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
sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along
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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.
Diana H
24 August 2016|
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Response from Chanel199 | Reviewed this property |
You can call them directly.
15 December 2015|
Response from CP87_2012 | Reviewed this property |
No donburi or ramen/udon dishes served in the current menu
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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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