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Kanpai - Sushi Asian Bistro
Kanpai - Sushi Asian Bistro

Kanpai - Sushi Asian Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mykanpai.com
  • Phone: (812) 471-7076
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Asian, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Jayson Munoz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We will make your event great!
  • Entertainment: Live Music Wed nights!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Green River
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Kanpai - Sushi Asian Bistro
Kanpai is a restaurant best known for its sushi; we have over 55 beers in house that change on a weekly basis. We have $15 bottles of wine all day every day and we also have a new kitchen menu for a taste of the very best in Asian inspired dining. If you enjoy great food and a great atmosphere, Kanpai is a unique Evansville restaurant to visit for lunch or dinner. We are right off of Green River Road if you’re looking for something near Evansville’s east side. Every time you stop in could be a different experience, as we may have live music or a craft beer tasting. If you’re hungry and in a hurry for carry-out or a large business delivery, Kanpai now offers the simplicity and accuracy of online ordering.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "This was my first time eating sushi,and it was excellent. Kanpai came highly recommended by my sister-in-law and brother. I was trying to think if something different to do for my 30th birthday, and Kanpai was it. Everything we ordered was delicious and looked neat and appetizing on the serving plates. My favorite was the Yum Yum Roll. The King Kong Roll was great, too. Even our bowl of rice was delicious. The waitress was very nice and patient as it did take us all a while to make our selections. Kanpai served me a free birthday dessert, and we were given coupons for free crab Rangoon to use when we return. I definitely will be going back soon and can't wait to try other items on the menu!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I had a good time and experience at kanpai. The staff was friendly and informative. The sushi wasn't the best I've ever had but it was fresh and certainly tasty."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Food was great! Love the crab rangoons and my new favorite is cookie dough egg rolls. Great place! Will definitely return!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "This restaurant is great for the beginner or advanced sushi eater! I wasn't afraid to try something different because EVERYTHING tasted excellent! Great drink specials too. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Can't beat the sushi or drink specials. We go often. Vegetarian choices as well."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Been to Kanpai twice, one time for lunch and one time for dinner. Food and service both were great each time. Will be back again. I would recommend Kanpai to anyone who likes sushi and Asian food. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We got the Godzilla roll (it's deep fried), the volcano roll (chunks of jalapeño on it, very spicy) and your basic spicy tuna roll. We also shared the crab Rangoon (always delicious here) and the general tso's chicken (kind of dry, but pretty decent). I would definitely recommend eating here and I will go back!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We love this place! Our server, who we had both times, is amazing! The food is tremendous and the dessert was the perfect ending to a perfect meal. Great place!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Fresh exquisite food. Saki was not bad either. They need a larger restaurant though so there is less waiting. Build it and they will come."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite Sushi restaurants. The food is always fantastic and the service is awesome."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Service was excellent. Noise level was very high, however. All else was superb."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Food was amazing. The General Tso's chicken was the best I've had. We ordered 3-4 kinds of sushi and all was phenomenal."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This is a great little place! It would be good in any city but compared to other Evansville offerings this is as good as it gets!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "So glad we made reservations as it was busy since it was Wine Wednesday ! We got right in with hardly any wait, comfy red chairs, right in front of the singer. The host made sure we were taken care of and the food was excellent! Our waitress was friendly and had good recommendations."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "If you like sushi, you will love this place. My daughter is a sushi lover - as am I. Took her for a Sunday early afternoon birthday lunch and we both left very happy."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Love this restaurant! A friend took me here about 9 months ago and I now make it a regular spot to dine. My boyfriend and I love the sushi, tapas - especially the Tuna trio dip and Pow Pow shrimp. Recently tried the dumplings and YUM. It's a great place for a date or a night out with your girls."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Jayson Muñoz and his Kanpai team continually provide outstanding service with top quality flavors and variety. We enjoy everything on the menu and can't get enough Kanpai or CKB over in Henderson."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Kanpai was packed because of the holiday. Food was great. My husband and I will return."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We love Kanpai. The food is always good and the beer selection is great."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Wonderful food! I love the selection they offer as well. There is something for everyone."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "This is the only real restaurant in Evansville. It has a dynamic menu, amazing specialty items you cannot find anywhere else, and menu gems like sushi pizza (trust me, it's amazing). It really is the best place in town by a mile. They also have an extensive beer list."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Kanpai is our go to date night restaurant for my wife and I. Food is always excellent and service is great. The owner is often walking around to make sure everything is perfect. Great local business. Can't recommend it enough"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "We love Kanpai! Sushi is wonderful and the service is always exceptional. The restaurant is small so it can get kinda loud but never so much that you can't carry on a conversation. If you have neve been it is a must try if you like Asian food."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "We frequently find ourselves at Kanpai on Sunday afternoons. Not only are we fond of Kanpai's sushi, but the Sunday special of $1 longnecks is especially appealing. We also make it there on Thursday's because of work schedules. This particular week, Kanpai had posted a picture on Facebook we wanted to try. Our waitress explained that it was simply a picture of someone's order, and there wasn't necessarily a special. We started with our meal with the brussel sprouts, as always. They are a particular delight for us. We then ordered 4 rolls which we hadn't before. We keep a running list of what we've ordered, and are determined to eventually try them all. We then ordered two more to top our appetites off."
    Dined on 9/22/2013
  • "Me and my friends love this restaurant! Such a great place! The space is small however so worth the wait. I recommend making a reservation if you don't want fo wait fo long or have a big party. In my option, best sushi in Evansville!"
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "This was my second visit to Kanpai. Service was excellent. Crab Rangoons was amazing, egg rolls were a tasty appetizer. My daughter enjoyed her sushi. My husband had seared tuna. He ate it all!!! Will definitely be back for another visit."
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "Kanpai is rapidly becoming our favorite Asian restaurant in Evansville. The sushi is excellent, and other dishes, such as the lettuce wraps and spring rolls, are filled with fresh ingredients mixed in a flavorful combination. The restaurant had a wide variety of craft beers. The desserts are creative and worth the money. The only problem on our latest visit was the fact that the server forgot our salads, but remembered to put them on the bill."
    Dined on 7/29/2013
  • "Kanpai is a go-to for inexpensive but delicious meals. It's low-key atmosphere is great, especially with kids, and the service and food are top-notch. The drink specials and craft beer selection are also a draw."
    Dined on 7/7/2013
  • "Went for a birthday dinner for my husband. Wonderful!"
    Dined on 6/21/2013
  • "The sushi is phenomenal, but the waitresses...not so much. They put off a very disinterested vibe, and gossiped openly right next to our table. They rolled their eyes when talking about customers, etc. Probably will find another sushi joint in town with a better atmosphere. The food was EXCELLENT, but not worth the bad service. I felt uncomfortable the entire time."
    Dined on 6/15/2013
  • "I always thoroughly enjoy going to Kanpai for lunch and dinner. I like it because it stays open all day, and does not close from 2 to 4 like some other sushi restaurants in town. It's a small place with a hip atmosphere. The staff is very accommodating and always very nice. The food is wonderful!! Sushi AND the other menu items. My personal favorite is the cumin tuna with avocado salsa. Even my boyfriend, who is a meat and potatoes man, liked it! I do recommend Kanpai to those wanting a quick bite for lunch, a girls night out, a nice dinner for two, or even a party of 10! Give it a try, you won't be sorry!"
    Dined on 6/14/2013
  • "I LOVE Kanpai and opentable only makes it better!! Never bad service, always great food! And $2 beers on a Saturday, unheard of!!"
    Dined on 6/4/2013
  • "Great food and service. Space is limited, and noise level was loud. Everything else was good."
    Dined on 3/15/2013
  • "I have had sushi from Morimoto in NYC to Pod in Philadelphia, and I must say that Kanpai ranks up there. We were seated right away (thanks to reservations) and the staff was helpful and friendly. Presentation was great and sushi was wonderful. I highly recommend the Godzilla, Yum Yum, S.O.B. and Volcano rolls, as well as the frozen Bellini. Even received a complimentary dessert since it was my Birthday. Kanpai never fails to impress me."
    Dined on 3/7/2013
  • "We loved our first time at Kanpai! The staff was very attentive and made great recommendations. The crab Rangoon was amazing, as were the S.O.B roll and the Godzilla roll! We will definitely be back soon!"
    Dined on 3/2/2013
  • "I loved that we walked right in and sat down because our reservation was actually kept. The custom sushi rolls are also a good plus!"
    Dined on 3/1/2013
  • "Only the second time we have been, but it is my local favorite already! Great food, great atmosphere, and great service!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2013
  • "I really liked how they actually reserved out table."
    Dined on 2/22/2013
  • "Good beer selection. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Sushi was ok, but not outstanding. Limited seating, but online table reservation worked out perfectly. Good place to eat then go elsewhere to socialize."
    Dined on 2/22/2013
  • "We love this restaraunt! It has become our weekly go to place."
    Dined on 2/14/2013