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Kanpai Japanese Restaurant

1401 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209-2306
+1 703-527-8400
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good25%
  • Average22%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (36 reviews)
“miso soup” (5 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
1401 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209-2306
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How many times have you sat down at a semi-dive sushi joint and felt the sticky tables and chairs and thought "hmmm, I can tell how this is going to go....." ? Kanpai is mediocre at best and at times downright awful. Only had lunch...More

Thank rossvesq
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

This is a go-to place at lunch for a fast and delicious meal. I always get the bento box (2) and I love the variety and quality of food you get for around $10.

Thank Sujata410
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We have never been disappointed - 17 years, many other sushi places later but nothing compares in freshness, service, preparation, flavor.

Thank Nguer
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
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...More

Thank QuahogRob
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
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...More

Thank roynakamura
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
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...More

Thank WanderingFour
Reviewed 22 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
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
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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