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Reviewed 18 February 2020 via mobile

Unbelievablely good soup. Spicy but not too spicy. My girlfriend loved it and she doesn’t love anything. I think she’s gonna want to go back before we go. Great sushi rolls too.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 13 December 2019

Perfect place for late night dining, we stopted in here offten on the way to our air BnB across the street. A very creative kitchen serving sushi, noodles, ramen and other delightful Japanese dishes. Love the Spicy Kanpai Ramen, goes great with an icy cold...Kirin Ichiban beer, although thier cocktails are quite good. So, tried them too, while picking at salty edamame and waiting for my cold soba noodle dish to arrive. The service is fast and you get what you order, the staff always seem to have a smile on their faces. There is also a private karaoke room, but we never tried it, as the house music was enough for us. TIP: Be adventurous, try something new, you won’t be disappointed, everything is healthy.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 29 March 2019 via mobile

The Ramen at this place was so fantastic I couldn’t bear the thought of leaving any in my bowl. I ate so much I had to slow walk to my car because of all the sloshing. Our server was fantastic. You can bet I will...be back there as soon as I can.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 27 February 2019

Loved the spicy miso soup, wish I could take it home with me. Our group of 8 sat at the counter and enjoyed everything we ordered. So much delicious flavour!

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

Wonderful soap and sushi. Only reason for a four rating is the music. Way too load. Friendly servers.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Very good restaurant: Comfortable interior; fast and efficient service (at the end it felt a bit rushed); food was quite tasty (very good ramen, though not excellent; good ahi nigiri; tamago nigiri disappointed a little); price quality ratio was quite good; they are open later...than most restaurants in Hilo which was quite welcome; I would return!More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

We couldn’t find anything open at 9:30 pm. We were going to the tavern right next to it. But we ended up here instead. The sushi was good and the price affordable.

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed 29 August 2018

My family had dinner here a few weeks ago and we loved it. We had originally been heading for a different restaurant based on reviews on another site, but we walking in and decided it wasn't quite as family-friendly as we were hoping for. No...such issues at Kanpai - we were seated immediately and our waiter was friendly and attentive. My wife and I had ramen bowls and they were off-the-charts good! Our waiter informed us as we were ordering that the dinner portion is large enough to split so we did that - they brought out individual bowls for us with the ramen already divided so we didn't have to worry about that. The kids had sushi and both give it the thumbs-up. We did try one of the special maki rolls and the only feedback I'd suggest to the restaurant is to perhaps cut down on the amount of house-smoked bacon? At least for the roll we had we thought that the flavor of the bacon was strong/intense enough that it overwhelmed the rest of the flavors. A minor quibble!More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Don't miss this gem! Great noodles and atmosphere. Nice selection of beers. Open late and always busy.

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

The female service person that we had was unbelievably rude; must have been having a bad day; kept coming back and continued to insult us; I don’t get it. Hard to understand why a hospitality service person act this way. There are two other very...good restaurants on the same street close by; continue walking.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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  • Kanpai Noodles & Sake is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5