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64 Shields Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 6084
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
64 Shields Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Kanpai with my husband whilst over from the UK. The restaurant was recommended by my brother in law (a local) and it didn't disappoint! Great selection of freshly cooked dishes on offer and excellent service. Looking forward to visiting again upon returning to Australia.

Thank Yesmiss16
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Amazingly tasty food, very friendly staff, fast service. Great prices. We will be back for sure!! We went in on quite a busy night, food and drinks still came quite quickly.

Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I almost felt like I was in Japan again when visiting Kanpai. The menu was quite extensive and quite similar to what I would expect in Japan, and also quite reasonably priced. Seeing the amount of people come into the restaurant, it seems very popular...More

Thank Henry G
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Walked in to Kanpai & they were busy. No problem, the young maitre d ushered us to our choice of tables. We were left to ponder the menu & because we are vegetarian, we had a few amendments for our order. They have a brilliant...More

Thank Becca D
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Stumbled across this place and boy was I surprised. Cosy and cute place where you order off tablets in nice spacious booths. Great tasting food and servings for cheap prices! They even have a larger area of seating in the back which is just as...More

Thank marina n
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This place is busy for a reason. Quality Japanese food and reasonably priced. Great service and love ordering via iPad. Can't go past their pork belly, it's amazing! Everything we've tried so far on the menu has been excellent. Recommended!

Thank Nickkkkkk
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

You order your food through iPads on the tables and sent your food through to the kitchen. The food is excellent and reasonable. Also has karaoke rooms if you're up for some fun.

Thank Topbabe
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Teriyaki chicken assorted sashimi excellent highly recommended to finish off Tempura ice cream yum yum

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The food is very authentic clean Japanese dishes all fantastically priced. Table on each table makes ordering a breeze with lots of booths for a private feel. Well worth a go for a traditional taste of Japan.

Thank JackSmithM2016
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The food is reasonably price but the quality is excellent! Really beautiful food and comes out quickly. You sit in funky booths to eat, that make it enjoyable and relaxing and are quite spacious. If you want you can hire one of their little rooms...More

Thank hills705
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Shields Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4041 6084
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