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Kanpai Sushi

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” (365 reviews)
“tempura” (51 reviews)
“rainbow roll” (25 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
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 764 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate here twice for lunch (yesterday and today) and the whole experience was outstanding. The food is of such a high quality and tasted heavenly. The staff were so professional and polite. We have visited Japan several times and this experience reminded us of...More

Thank DigbyandFamily
Reviewed 1 week ago

It took us ages to get into Kanpai - it always seems so popular! I was worried that if we come for Valentine's day later in the evening, Kanpai will be out of some types of fish but that was not the case. All fish...More

Thank Kakibot
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very pleasantly surprised by the taste and quality of the food. We've been to quite a few sushi restaurants in different countries and I can safely say that this is by far the very best sushi we've ever tasted. Full, complex layers of...More

1  Thank Alldaywatcher
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mouthwatering sushi, cannot let go of the menu as tendency to keep ordering more!! Kanpai roll, avocado maki, veg and chicken dumplings - everything was delish. Simple surroundings with great service and superb food. Book in advance - it is booked out for days! The...More

Thank ashwini s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just love this place. If you love sushi and you are looking for a treat this is the place to go! The service is great, the setting is lovely and the food is unbelievable. The fish just melts in your mouth and all the...More

1  Thank Rustylou63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty much as good as it gets for Edinburgh. Nice but limited menu, link lots of high quality sake though.

1  Thank john d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't get enough of Kanpai, and obviously everybody in Edinburgh is in agreement because unless you booked or arrive just as their doors open, you're unlikely to grab a seat at this compact restaurant located in the back streets off Lothian Road. Service is...More

Thank Chutzpahtic
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Everything is great here, from starters to mains. Try the soft shell sushi, the sirloin, and the dumplings.

Thank Jaume H
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Kanpai Sushi is a weekly occurrence when in Edinburgh. Last visit was with large group of friends. Best sushi and service, in town.

Thank Jon V
Reviewed 5 January 2018

It was quite a busy Wednesday night and we hadn't booked a table beforehand. The hostess offered us bar seats as they didn't have free tables, however when we decided not to take them and leave, she somehow found a table for us. We ordered...More

Thank Sylwia S
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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