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Kanpai Japanese Steakhouse

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11964 West Broad St, Richmond, VA 23233
+1 804-716-0132
Today
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took the family here for a New Year's Eve lunch, we all had a good time and enjoyed the food. It's a steakhouse, but none of us had steak! I had the tuna, next time would request rare instead of medium rare. My son had salmon, it was the best dish of the four. My wife had the shrimp... More 

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Thank Eric M
Richmond, Virginia
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

In every visit, and we visit regularly if not frequently, this restaurant is a performer. Food is high quality, venue is pleasant and spacious, access is simple, prices are reasonable, and service is superb. We value consistency in all these areas and KanPai always delivers. Plan a visit - you won't be disappointed!

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Thank Lizpovar
Richmond, Virginia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Returned to Kanpai for a second this past Saturday time since moving to RVA four years. While the food was good and service for the most part on par, I really did not like looking up as see the dust covered lights above the cooking grill. While the architecture of the building adds some character to Broad Street the interior... More 

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Thank Stevcoh8
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Our favorite steakhouse was closed and we decided to try Kanpi. This was the second trip for our family and we agreed there are better places out there. The service was only moderately attentive and you could hang meat in there it was so cold. One of the attractions of a Japanese steakhouse is the show your chef puts on... More 

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Thank douglas w
Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

went in for an anniversary food was Very good and chef was entertaining. We look forward to going again. You will have plenty to eat, yes they do doggie bags

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Thank Richmondrambler123
Richmond, Virginia
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103 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

So far as much as people think of Richmond restaurants, Japanese is not a strong contributor. I have tried almost all and we lack a great one. Kanpai is in my opinion the best. We go often. On this visit we had lunch. I had steak and shrimp. The steak is good, but at dinner get the filet. It's hibachi... More 

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Thank Kris N
Virginia
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82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

IT's been too long since we dined here. Today I got to pick Kanpai to celebrate my 65th birthday. Everyone in our party loved it. The lunch prices are VERY reasonable. We enjoyed the hibachi chicken, steak and shrimp. The presentation was very entertaining and the food was so delicious. It's a beautiful, clean, friendly, casual setting. A bonus for... More 

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Thank VirginiaSnowbirds
Richmond, Virginia
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129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

Believe it or not, the sushi is excellent. Some real creative rolls and extremely fresh. A great local gem for lunch. Clean and inviting, the sushi bar is quiet and intimate. Very pleasant staff with prompt service. I recommend.

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Thank TStan91
Richmond, Virginia
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Kanpai has never failed to deliver....on quality, service, quantity. The atmosphere is consistent, friendly, casual. Wonderful attention from management and waitstaff. The Valentine Roll, California Roll, shrimp Tempura Roll, and shrimp tempura Pure were phenomenal; crisp, clean, beautifully presented. The atmosphere is relaxed and still elegant. A standard in Short Pump that we visit repeatedly for its complete, reliable excellence.... More 

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Thank Lizpovar
Richmond, Virginia
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

This is by far the BEST sushi in the greater Richmond area. The food is excellent, the service so personal and attentive. Even with rowdy, disrespectful customers, the staff is patient and respectful. Important, to know that an environment that is quiet and soft, fulfills all expectations.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11964 West Broad St, Richmond, VA 23233
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-716-0132

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