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Kampai

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907 Alley A, Columbia, MO
+1 573-442-2239
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Today
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a favorite for fresh sushi, great atmosphere and outstanding service! The owners are very involved and engaged with their customers and want to ensure the best service is received. The only place I'll go for sushi!

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Thank Laura H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always fabulous! Great food! Great service! The Brussels are the best kept secret! I keep a list of my favorite specials on my phone and always order a chef roll that I like even better and add to my list. Great ambiance!

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Thank Marcey B
Cameron, Missouri
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Friday night, they were super busy and behind so we walked around for about an hour and then went back and were seated right away. Food was great and so was the service.

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Thank Big97rob
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

My husband and I came to Kampai on a spontaneous night out. We are both avid enjoyers of sushi and ordered the Coo Coo Nest, Kampai, Jurassic Park, and Tiger rolls, all were excellent.

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Thank Lana R
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Always fabulous service and food!! Order a couple chefs roll and let him amaze you! Love love love this place! Highly recommend ! Order the Brussels!! Best kept secret!

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Thank Marcey B
Columbia, Missouri
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54 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch, and the place was not that busy. It took about 10 minutes for someone to take our order. Once we ordered it was about 15 minutes before we for the soup/salad. From there it took 30 minutes to get our sushi. The food was all very fresh, but the slowest sushi place I've ever been to. We... More 

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Thank Jeff H
Columbia, Missouri
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Been wanting to visit this place -- quietly nestled in Alley A -- for awhile now, and it did not disappoint. The location along with the copious outdoor seating seemed great for a beautiful night in September -- I was actually disappointed because they were very busy and couldn't seat us outside. We could have chosen to wait but were... More 

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Thank Devin G
Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Great rolls at great prices. I've had about 7 or 8 of them but if you're not a regular be sure to try their namesake "Kampai roll". Sooo sooo sooo good!

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Thank James W T
Mendon, New York
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Dinner at the Kampai last night - sat outside on their upper deck. Service was first rate from start to finish. Food was excellent as were the cocktails. We each had a Bento box, all of which were very good. The Miso soup had just been made and was really good. Good food, reasonably priced and great service - a... More 

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Thank Teledatageek
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Love this place! Come early when it is not swamped busy, and you will get amazing Service and absolutely delicious food! The kukoos nest sushi is a little expensive, but soooo worth it.

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Thank Mason S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 907 Alley A, Columbia, MO
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 573-442-2239
Description
We went there tonight and had a good sample of their sushi rolls: Tuna, Samurai Warrior, Tiger, Dragon, Sunset, Dynamite, Crazy, Caterpillar, Volcano, Jurassic, CoMo, Kampai. Plus white tuna, salmon and scallop sashimi, along with edamame and seawood salad. And, mochi ice cream. Of course, a few beers, too.

So...great service and good atmosphere, although access can be challenging especially if it is raining due to the "river alley" that is created.

To the food critique...our favorite rolls were the Samurai, Tiger and Sunset. The rest were just okay, nothing we would order again. Most rolls seemed a little bland and uninspired. If we had to choose the worst, it would be the tuna, simply not good. The sashimi was consistent with other places, so it was average. Mochi for dessert was interesting, good and flavorful.

Overall, it isn't anything special or above the other sushi places in town. While the owners may have come from St. Louis to try to make place in the Columbia market, they still have a ways to go.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?