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Kanpai Izakaya

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408 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5826 (Milwaukee Street)
+1 414-220-1155
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A truly Japanese restaurant specializing in sushi. Full bar, a wide range of types of sake. Prices are resonable especially during happy hour.

Thank Clark J
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We had reservations on a Saturday night and were promptly greeted and give a great table. Our server Heather was outstanding. If I ran a restaurant I would hire her in a minute. We had questions about the drinks, bee and food, and she was wonderful guiding us through the large menu. She recommended some apps, don't miss the stuffed... More 

Thank Steve M
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Wow...if you enjoy generous portions of quality Sushi go to Kanpai. I got the spicy tuna roll, trio roll, tuna sushi and eel sushi. Super fresh melt in your mouth tuna. For starters I had the seaweed salad with cucumber and shrimp. Nice ambiance and lighting...good place for a date...however I was flying solo and sat at the bar and... More 

Thank Billkress
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58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Ate here for dinner last night and the service was extremely slow. Before dinner we had drinks at the bar and the servers at the service bar area seemed completely frazzled. The food was good, not great. The Blanco ailoi tasted like watered down mayo, disgusting. Our server was not knowledgeable and lacked personality.

Thank Leslie M
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We LOVE sushi - and we compare sushi in MKE to Rice N Roll Bistro on Farwell. Kanpai is NO Rice N Poll. This was a birthday choice for one of our sons. He loved the meal. The prices are very reasonable for rolls. IF you choose to go to K, read the reviewers here on TA - they are... More 

Thank Mary W
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Had reservations and we were seated. And we sat. And we sat. The TV was on at the bar. Because we weren't preoccupied with restaurant stuff like water or food or drinks, I asked the bartender if he could switch the station to college football (a non local baseball game was on). He said he had to ask the sushi... More 

1 Thank Goebone
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

First visit to Milwaukee. Found this restaurant online. Delicious and great value! Service was friendly and good. Ask for Richard. Highly recommend. Order the 9 Piece Chef Nigiri. 🍣💜

Thank MDW2757
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I tried Kanpai for the first time this last weekend. I was a bit concerned because my boyfriend isn't a big Japanese food fan but there were several fish selections that appealed to him. He ended up getting the Hamachi Kama but had it dressed like the salmon teriyaki. He was very pleased and the portion size was very generous.... More 

Thank LGuerrero0
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227 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for some sushi during my Summerfest weekend. Kanpai offers pretty extensive menu from sashimi, sushi and some popular Korean dishes. Restaurant is clean and modern in design. We had an early dinner so the wait for service was minimal. In fact the waiter was clearing dishes before we were even finished. We decided to sit at the sushi... More 

Thank ChiKid60035
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Saturday night is date night and for a young couple frolicking around Milwaukee sustenance is a must. My guy had a craving for Sushi and suggested Kanpai. I agreed and we decided to go there around 6:15 pm. We did not have reservations and there was still quite a bit of seating available. Fortunately we were seated quickly. Unfortunately, we... More 

1 Thank Sarika S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 408 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5826
    (Milwaukee Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-220-1155

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