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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” (354 reviews)
“tempura” (51 reviews)
“rainbow roll” (30 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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8-10 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AS, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 744 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met a colleague there after work that had wanted to come here for a while. Fabulous dinner. Fresh sea urchin was available that night and was amazing, only tried it a couple of times before and never really felt attracted to its texture but the...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a September evening when there was a big event happening close by and apparently a lot of tables had been seated just before us. The restaurant isn't big, but it was ill-equipped to handle all of the tables being full. Our reservation...More

Thank Kathleen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything we ate here was amazing ... the aubergine was insanely good. I don’t know how they cooked it so well ... the sauce that came with it was delicious also!

Thank Rainy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was there today for lunch. I was recommended this place by a friend. Ordered salmon and asked for a side of rice which our waitress wrote down. Our food came and I told the waitress I was still waiting on rice. I waited a...More

Thank Kristina F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here several times and every time they manage to truly please me, which doesn't often happen when it comes to food. The food is perfection. The best sushi I have ever had! Lovely restaurant as well. Some of the waiters sometimes seem...More

Thank Natalie-Live-Life
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a lunch before headed home , walked in and managed a table , sushi was fantastic , especially tuna sashimi melted in your mouth . Had a wide selection of sushi and rolls and couldn’t believe how cheap the bill was at the...More

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommended - great atmosphere, friendly staff, and the best sushi i have ever had. Good value also - we ordered a lot of food between 2 people and it only came to £60 with a bottle of wine

Thank Calum A
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We visit Kanpai regularly, and generally the food is excellent. The food comes as it’s prepared and the warm dishes are always piping hot so you can take your time eating, knowing it won’t be cold by the time you get to it. The portions...More

Thank LunaRoo16
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The food was ok - for a sushi restaurant the roll selection is TINY. I thought some of the sushimi tasted frozen. I would not eat there again for how much it costs. Many other places in Ed. Staff was super nice!

Thank babblingbrie2017
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Best sushi in Edinburgh it's a must you visit this restaurant you will not be disappointed, the decor is nice and staff are well presented

Thank Aizaz 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
25 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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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