International, Japanese·

SquareMeal Review of Kanpai

Having run tiny Sushiya as a successful sushi joint since the mid-noughties, the owners decided to branch out with larger premises just yards from the Usher Hall and Traverse Theatre. With a clean-cut contemporary look, Kanpai offers conventional restaurant seating and a private dining room as well as a sushi bar and kitchen counter where you can watch your food being prepped. The vast illustrated menu covers everything from basic miso soup to gaijin-friendly Tokyo rice rolls (deep-fried breaded chicken and avocado) – so keep it light with traditional nigiri and sashimi, go innovative with takoyaki octopus cakes or pick something more substantial such as teppanyaki sirloin steak. Drop-dead gorgeous presentation extends to serving your 300ml bottle of Hakushika saké in a mini ice bucket with a decorative flower. Wines are limited and expensive, so content yourself with a Japanese beer.

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Average Price
££££ - Under £30
International, Japanese
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Location for Kanpai

8-10 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH3 9AS

0131 228 1602


Opening Times

Tue-Fri 12N-2.30pm Tues-Thurs 5pm-10.30pm Sat 12N-3pm & Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm

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Alexandra R

21 March 2018  
Excellent fresh food , inviting sounds,smells and always friendly faces eager to satisfy . Definitely the best Carluccios I have visited (out of 6 different locations).
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