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Kanpai Sushi

₹₹ - ₹₹₹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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“sushi” (382 reviews)
“tempura” (50 reviews)
“rainbow roll” (31 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
8-10 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AS, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Sushi was great and the service was also very good. Would definitely recommend to anyone who is a fan of sushi.

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw this was rated as the best sushi restaurant in Edinburgh and wanted to try it out. Close to Edinburgh castle and was easy to walk to. Waited quite a while to be served but there was a good selection of dishes. My partner and...More

Thank rbutler24
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went for an early evening meal. The service and sushi couldn't be faulted, really quality food, attentive service, didn't have to ask for refills of green tea or water. The only (very minor) criticism would be the lack of vegetarian dumpling...More

Thank Stephen O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second visit to Kanpai, and the food was every bit as fabulous as we remembered. Beautifully presented, deliciously blended flavours, succulent seafood, varied textures - sheer culinary artistry! I loved the eel, the octopus, the salmon and the snow crab, and my...More

Thank reayb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is really amazing sushi in Edinburgh! Definitely make a reservation, but although the rooms are cozy, they do have a few tables for larger parties, including a side room large enough for 10. Definitely plan on spending some time here. The restaurant paces the...More

Thank MelainieM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best sushi I’ve had in Scotland. We ordered rolls and sashimi and takoyaki and it was all delicious. The sashimi platter in particular was awesome. Did not realise fatty tuna was available in Scotland so that was a pleasant surprise. We’ll definitely...More

Thank Jenna C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky because the restaurant was full. It will be better for you if you make a reservation. The food is tasty and innovative, it was not really expensive (46£= 2 starters, 3 kinds of sushi and two Sapporo) go and enjoy!

Thank Maralire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food and it's delivered in parts so you don't have to wait for all of your food in one bulk. Calm and relaxing place to have lunch.

Thank Vetle T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for some sushi for lunch and I am very happy I did that. First time trying mackerel sashimi and it was delicious. The grilled salmon and tuna nigiris were some of the best nigiris I had in my life and the dragon roll...More

1  Thank Alexandru Nicol... M
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

We were at Kanpai on an average Thursday evening. We arrived at around 20:30 without a reservation, so we had to wait for about 30 minutes, which is only fair. The staff were a bit bad in informing us what was going on and I...More

Thank Aria0092
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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Eillish H
4 March 2018|
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Response from Silviosky1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi ! If you like a bar winery Divino is the best place for you! Situated close to the city centre is one of the most finest bar restaurant in Edinburgh. The staff are professional and friendly and you can find the best wine... More
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.
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25 August 2016|
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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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