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11255 Reed Hartman Hwy, Blue Ash, OH 45241-4401
+1 513-489-3888
12:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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283 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We had reservations to treat my family of 6 to a hibachi dinner since my oldest was home from college on spring break. We were seated on time and ordered and received our drinks. It was at this time that a party of 8 came in and asked to be seated together (the tables seat 10 at the grill). There... More 

Thank Cincybearcatfan
Cincinnati, Ohio
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

When this place first opened the food was great. The man who seemed to be the owner was engaging and fun our first few visits. He would make recommendations and even let us sample some of the beer. The environment was less than appealing, but the fun made up for it. I don't know what happened, but the past 2... More 

1 Thank alliel1
Columbus, Ohio
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The way they made their rice was super tasty. We'd go back in a heart beat. Wished we had one in Columbus.

Thank Asileehg
Mason, Ohio
1 review
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Awesome food and service. We are new to the area and so happy that we chose this restaurant for our first Japanese dinner in Cincinnati (no need to look any further)! The owner was so nice and spent a lot of time educating us about sushi / sashimi and when he brought out our choices the presentation was just beautiful!... More 

Thank diane82871
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Kanpai is the best. The hibachi-sushi-everything...amazing! The owner and servers are great. This is a great spot for a family or a date night.

Thank Jeanette K
Cincinnati, Ohio
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch and had Philadelphia roll and California roll combo, also a beautiful bento box. It was all very delicious. We were happy with the amount of food for the price.

Thank xcountryrider
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Took our kids to have hibachi for their birthday. The place is small, and quiet, but the food is great. They only have a couple of hibachi tables, but the hibachi chef was amazing, and very sociable. The food was excellent. There's a kids hibachi portions that are generous, and less expensive. The meat is fresh and tender. We had... More 

Thank VRT900
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110 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Tried out Kanpai this weekend for dinner. Been to a few hibachi grills and this is a small establishment with two grills. There is a restaurant area with booths where you can order from the menu. Didn't try the sushi but looked beautiful. Generally, I stick to shrimp and chicken because the steak is usually not very good. Since it... More 

Thank JMR0731
Cincinnati, Ohio
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88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Went here for a group lunch with co-workers. I'd never eaten here before and was not disappointed. We had a group of 12 people and we were all served and had our checks in an hour. I thought that was pretty good for lunch rush. I got the hibachi chicken and it was good, and a large portion for lunch.... More 

Thank ishouldbediving
Cincinnati, Ohio
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108 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Small family owned restaurant and really feels that way during visit. The restaurant was cozy but the quality of the food is not affected. We had habachi and it was a small table. It was only actually two of us and no other guests as everyone else was sitting in the dining room at regular tables eating sushi. The habachi... More 

Thank Samantha J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11255 Reed Hartman Hwy, Blue Ash, OH 45241-4401
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Blue Ash
  • Phone Number: +1 513-489-3888

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