Kanpai - Sushi Asian Bistro
Kanpai - Sushi Asian Bistro

Kanpai - Sushi Asian Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mykanpai.com/
  • Phone: 8124717076
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Fusion / Eclectic, Asian
  • 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.
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Kanpai - Sushi Asian Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (11)special occasion (9)great for lunch (8)good for groups (7)neighborhood gem (7)hot spot (7)romantic (3)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (2)great for brunch (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Was just average sushi, very small dining area. It wasn't bad nor great. Just average.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and fun
    sushi4lifeVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This place is definitely in the top 5 of places to go in Evansville...The food and drink selection are tops! Make sure to save room for dessert as the cookie dough egg rolls are fantastic! Great staff!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such a great exoeriwmce
    Fdubofdw
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We are from out of town and this is where my fiancé and I came on our first date and we came back again on Saturday night and he proposed to me! The server brought us over a delicious desert to celebrate and congratulated us! It was a perfect proposal and dining experience! Thanks kanpai!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first visit
    tedsone
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Heard great things about Kanpai but had never been. Finally had the chance to go and it was well worth it. Excellent food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • skunky
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I'm 76 and I met my 23 yr old grandaughter here for lunch at her suggestion. The lunch menu had many options at a reasonable price. The Thai seasonings were exquisite. I arrived early and was welcomed. Service was prompt and friendly but not intrusive. We chose to sit and chat for a while after we finished and were not hurried out the door! I just wish it was not a 3 hr drive from my home!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Sushi Fan
    Ilovefood
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time with friends!
    kathyrs60
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Food was great! Love the crab rangoons and my new favorite is cookie dough egg rolls. Great place! Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT SUSHI
    CiCiBick
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 53 reviews are from the Kanpai - Sushi Asian Bistro reviews archive.
  • Always great
    TomDVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Can't beat the sushi or drink specials. We go often. Vegetarian choices as well.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    TP1970
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi was awesome!
    Bigkat122
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just awesome!
    Eagledude
    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!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sushi heaven
    steve
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food As Always!!
    WeLuvSushi
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    This is one of our favorite Sushi restaurants. The food is always fantastic and the service is awesome.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service
    soloaj
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Service was excellent. Noise level was very high, however. All else was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    mscholz
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best for Evansville
    SRJ03
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the Best in Evansville
    EUDadVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eville Gem
    Etown
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jayson Muñoz and his Kanpai
    GoodFoodFan
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great valentine's day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Kanpai was packed because of the holiday. Food was great. My husband and I will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We love Kanpai. The food is
    abouchie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We love Kanpai. The food is always good and the beer selection is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jamie
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Wonderful food! I love the selection they offer as well. There is something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is the only real restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our Favorite
    aezren
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    Paulasue77
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday Sushi
    MikeJulie
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Sushi
    Norabora
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food for all
    kathyrs60
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Evansville
    kittygirl
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inexpensive, High Quality
    happydiner
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    Heather
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    Went for a birthday dinner for my husband. Wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food and fun?
    sushinut
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Kanpai!
    irishcass
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic as always
    Sarahsaysyum
    Dined on 6/4/2013
    I LOVE Kanpai and opentable only makes it better!! Never bad service, always great food! And $2 beers on a Saturday, unheard of!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service. Space
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Great food and service. Space is limited, and noise level was loud. Everything else was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I have had sushi from Morimoto
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/7/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
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    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic