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Kanpai Japanese Restaurant

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1401 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209-2306
+1 703-527-8400
11:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 00:30 - 22:30
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67 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Both the food preparation and the service are provided according to time-honored Japanese traditions of craftsmanship and perfectionism.

Thank Steve M
Stella, North Carolina
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157 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

My boss and I were looking for a different sushi place around the corner but stumbled upon this one. It is quaint with about 15-20 tables. It is setup nice, but simple. We got a couple sushi rolls and he got an appetizer that I can't remember and miso soup. I ordered sobakawa noodles that came with a salad as... More 

Thank QuahogRob
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Food was fine. Staff seemed half interested in being there on a Saturday night. Sushi was okay nothing outstanding. Presentations were poor. Next to Hyatt and only great thing was location.

Thank Vioman1
Windham, Maine
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We came here because of the favorable reviews. We ordered the salmon and scallop teriyaki dinners. The salmon was thinly sliced, overdone and dry. The scallops were dry and tough. We did not finish our meals. We are from Maine and love seafood. We did have some sushi before our meal and it was fine.

Thank roynakamura
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We took favorites soup and roll and it was really good food. We really apreciates service and her advices. We recommand it.

Thank Julie T
Arlington, Virginia
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

We recently discovered Kanpai after many years of living and visiting the area. We went at an off-time so we were the only ones in the restaurant. The service was excellent and the sushi was some of the freshest and best cut that I have had. The salad and miso were not as superlative, but the sushi more than made... More 

Thank WanderingFour
Shenzhen, China
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Great sushi, very fresh. Might need more decorations outside. Like candles, tablecloth etc. But friendly service and good atmosphere.

Thank Guzmantraveller
Miami, Florida
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256 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Not the best place I have been for Japanese food. The sashimi was not the freshest and the salmon eggs I had to returned them.

Thank AnaZad
Tampa, Florida
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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Fantastic... One of the best sushi places I've been to in years. The fish was so incredibly fresh. The rolls were well portioned and we'll flavored. The prices were average. The service was impeccable. The spicy tuna was flaming. The only thing that was lacking was ambience but being a stones throw from the metro station makes up for that.... More 

Thank patrioticgurl
Lund, Skåne Län, Sweden
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89 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Visited this restaurant for a late sushi supper. The interior was on the boring side but the staff was friendly alright, if maybe a bit confused; we asked for 24 pieces and got recommended to order two dishes - which eventually resulted in 48 pieces. Not a big deal to us since we could bring the leftovers to the hotel.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
00:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1401 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209-2306
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-527-8400

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