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Kanpai Japanese Steakhouse

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11964 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23233-1007
+1 804-716-0132
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:30
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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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Montpelier, Virginia
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently had lunch at Kanpai. I typically go there for dinner. Lunch is a much more affordable option. The service and food are the same quality as dinner just smaller portion. If you are looking for something different as special this is a wonderful option. Locally owned and operated.

Thank kelly0912
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I go to kanpai about twice a month. We love the food. It never gets old! They have the best of the best flavoring and sauces. Most of the staff is friendly. They only have 2 cooks that don't have much of a personality but rather than them, the other cooks are so awesome!!

Thank Cassie M
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123 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

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 

Thank Eric M
Richmond, Virginia
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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!

Thank Lizpovar
Richmond, Virginia
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 

Thank Stevcoh8
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Thank douglas w
Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 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

Thank Richmondrambler123
Richmond, Virginia
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107 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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 

Thank Kris N
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195 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
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 

Thank VirginiaSnowbirds
Richmond, Virginia
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187 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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.

Thank TStan91

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11964 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23233-1007
  • 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?