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Review of Kanpai Sushi

Kanpai Sushi
Ranked #44 of 113 Restaurants in Pismo Beach
Price range: US$ 15 - US$ 40
Description: Here at Kanpai, we are about more than just incredible food or good service. We are about an experience. Whether you are looking for a candlelit dinner with that special someone, On vacation with the family, Just got out of the office, Or just need a break... Kanpai has something special for you. From our Japanese inspired interior, selection of fine wines and sakes, and wide variety of food and appetizers, we guarantee you'll find something you like. Sit at the wooden sushi bar and strike up a conversation with someone new. Celebrate that graduation in our banquet room. Or just grab a friend and enjoy some Pismo Rolls as the sun sets in one of our booths. But make sure you call ahead! We can get very busy! But maybe you are busy. Order to go! We are right off the 101 next to the Shell Station. Fuel up, "food" up, and be on your way in no time. We'll catch you again later! Drive safely! And enjoy the journey! Kanpai literally translated means "empty glass", or "cheers" as you'd call it here in the States. At Kanpai, we encourage you to live life to the fullest. Explore the beautiful coast. Watch that incredible sunset. Visit that winery. Reconnect with an old friend, and drink of life to its deepest point. We hope to share with you in that experience. But until that time, we wish you the best. Kanpai!
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Description: Here at Kanpai, we are about more than just incredible food or good service. We are about an experience. Whether you are looking for a candlelit dinner with that special someone, On vacation with the family, Just got out of the office, Or just need a break... Kanpai has something special for you. From our Japanese inspired interior, selection of fine wines and sakes, and wide variety of food and appetizers, we guarantee you'll find something you like. Sit at the wooden sushi bar and strike up a conversation with someone new. Celebrate that graduation in our banquet room. Or just grab a friend and enjoy some Pismo Rolls as the sun sets in one of our booths. But make sure you call ahead! We can get very busy! But maybe you are busy. Order to go! We are right off the 101 next to the Shell Station. Fuel up, "food" up, and be on your way in no time. We'll catch you again later! Drive safely! And enjoy the journey! Kanpai literally translated means "empty glass", or "cheers" as you'd call it here in the States. At Kanpai, we encourage you to live life to the fullest. Explore the beautiful coast. Watch that incredible sunset. Visit that winery. Reconnect with an old friend, and drink of life to its deepest point. We hope to share with you in that experience. But until that time, we wish you the best. Kanpai!
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Possibly the best sushi in SLO area IMHO. Great service, the food is awesome and they have a solid selection of saki, beer and wine. I like that there is always parking too. My husband loves the ramen and I enjoy the rolls. One of my favorite: Shi So Hot - but of course!

Also - be sure to try the chilli garlic edamame - wow!

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Went with another couple to celebrate with their 20th wedding anniversary. This establishment is first rate. I ordered a spicy ramen soup bowl with seafood and couldn't have been more happy. Caution: their soup bowl are a meal in themselves!! Then ordered the Pismo Beach roll which I couldn't finish because of the soup. At any rate I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. Will definitely be back; and the service was top notch!!

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We went on in August 10th because they were open late and could accommodate us at 9:45 pm - all three grand children and two grand parents. The food was so good and everyone ordered something they liked. We enjoyed the food so much, we returned on our last day for our final dinner! Excellent food!

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We were staying locally at the Dolphin Bay resort and saw this restaurant as we were passing. We decided to give it a try as our son loves sushi. We reserved a table and glad we did as it seems a popular place. I know why - it's a great little restaurant. Delicious food, good service and friendly staff. We particularly liked the sizzling plates. Good value too.

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Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We've been here exactly 3 times and all those 3 times were a complete disappointment. I tried to give this place a change and the benefit of the doubt but they repeated failed to deliver. The service here is a joke, the last time we were here, we got up and walked out after waiting for a server to, at the very least, acknowledge us. I watched as people who were seated after us were greeted by servers, got their water, got drinks and food and yet, we were invisible to the staff there. So rude. Literally every table but ours had service. My fiancé as well as myself were irritated. To be waiting that long and to be honest, the food isn't that specular for the weak service they provide. Were never going here again, and to top it off, as we walked out, we told the hostess why we were not pleased and she could care less! Nice to know the staff at Kanpai really care about their establishment, maybe if all their servers were hanging out on their phones, we would of gotten some service (which we totally witnessed servers hanging out and texting instead of working). Don't waste your money here if you really want sushi, there are far better establishments in town that will actually serve you.

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