A New Love Affair
Kanpai has become my favorite sushi restaurant. After two weeks, they have taken the place of the sushi restaurant I have been going to for over 20 years. I love the play on flavors when I want to try something with a twist, but I also love that I can still order traditional sushi. Also, they have the best uni in the city - hands down!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love it. Hadn't eaten Japanese
Love it. Hadn't eaten Japanese food in SO long and now 3 times in one month!
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best service in the Ward!
The service and sushi was phenomenal! And our server was lovely! Great personality! We'll be back
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will be back to Kenpai!
Kenpai was a wonderful sushi dining experience. I love sushi so I don't normally fill up on hot dishes but had heard that the small plates were worth trying, so we did and they were great!
Perhaps my new favorite downtown sushi restaurant, plus plenty of options for those who don't sushi.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was great and our waitress
Food was great and our waitress was knowledgable and attentive. Love this place.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was pleased with the large
I was pleased with the large selection of menu items. For those who do not enjoy sushi (although there are wonderful sushi menu items), there are many vegetarian and meat tapa entrees. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. They do not have a patio, but do have outdoor dining on the sidewalk. We will definitely be back.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Was great service for a large
Was great service for a large group, perfect setting arranged in the bar area with 2 large tables next to each other.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Take time to enjoy
We (four of us) were in no hurry , and, sometimes, have felt in restaurants they are rushing you along. Not here.
Great cheerful server, wish I could remember her name. Super selections, and I have lived in Japan and Korea back in the day. Good to see some Korean dishes on menu.
Wide selection and variety of sashimi, sushi's and main entre's . Try grilled fish, to die for. We ended with "Uni " shooter... OMG!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic selection of sushi!
Veronica, our waitress, was delightful. She was very helpful and always had a smile on her face.
We loved the sushi. Their rolls were of great variety and delicious.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was the Hit of the Meal.
Food was the Hit of the Meal. Many delicious dishes sampled by our Table. Some of the Best Fried Rice I have had.
Service was very attentive. Just the place we were looking for to be able to enjoy a meal with out of town friends.
Would highly recommend Kanpai to anyone looking for a great Dining Experience in Milwaukee.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall the sushi was delicious
Overall the sushi was delicious with an extensive menu. The atmosphere feels a bit sports bar with the large screen tvs but that won't stop me from going back. The wine list is poor so skip it and try the ginger sakitini....delicious!
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We think Wasabi Sushi Lounge has the best Japanese food in Milwaukee at this time. Kanpai, a restaurant opened by the same owner of Wasabi, keeps up their claim to fame for fresh, creative sushi dining. In addition, Kanpai and Wasabi both offer cooked dishes for those who don't care for sushi or sashimi. Only complaint was noise level-too much electronic noise: piped in music, big screen TVs and lots of people trying to talk over all that. Lose the TV's-they belong in the corner bar, not a fine dining restaurant.
6/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best sushi I've ever had!
Definitely the best sushi I've ever had! Our waitress was extremely nice and helpful in making a selection. The only negative thing I can say about Kanpai is that it was so hot inside we were all sweating the entire time we were there. It seemed like the air conditioning would kick in and start to cool it down but it wasn't enough because it only lasted a few minutes before it was roasting again. Other than that great food and drinks!
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
When I thought I could not taste anything new in Sushi/Rolls--I dined at Kanpai! The special roll of the day was a refreshing mix of avocado/spices// and lobster tempura followed by the "Oh my god" roll might be the best sushi roll my friend and I had ever eaten!
Overall food was excellent and our server engaging and knowledgeable!
6/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best in Milwaukee
I have two favorite sushi restaurants in Milwaukee and Kanpai is one of them. Great selection and the ingrediants are always fresh! Great service everytime we go and a very fun atmosphere. If you get the chance to select your server, ask for Eric!!
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Stopped before summerfest,
Stopped before summerfest, great location just blocks away. Maki rolls were half off - the O My God roll was delicious and the Naruto was crisp and refeshing. The ice cream balls are a must try. Wonderful first time sushi experience!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place. Have always liked Asian food but diverted away from Japanese cuisine toward SE Asian cooking back in the 80s and 90s, but this place has brought me back to this great cuisine. I went once as a guest, about 3 months ago and 3 more times since. Everyone I've lunched with loves this place. Great ambiance, friendly and competent staff and management. And the food? The best! This little treasure replaces another Japanese restaurant and is around the corner from my office building. I would come to this place if it were across time and bring guests. Big fan here!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service were very good! Good menu choice.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great dinner
Excellent sushi, great atmosphere, service just right, and an outstanding experience.
As a repeat patron, Kanpai is consistently delivering a fantastic dining option versus the bistro's and other neighborhood restaurants.
Looking forward to the next visit very soon.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everyone loved the food and
Everyone loved the food and the presentation. The service was excellent.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for an energetic group
The food was good with surprisingly large portions for a Japanese restaurant.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Four of us traveled from Sheboygan looking for some wonderful sushi...and that is just what we found! Large selection, fresh and delicious! Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. Kanpai was definitely worth the hour drive south and I would highly recommend Kanpai to any sushi lover!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu was extensive and I had a hard time choosing because everything sounded so good. Chose the "Crazy" plate and was not disappointed at all. Also had the seaweed salad, which was served on a bed of cucumbers and was very fresh and delicious. The service was friendly and attentive without being overbearing or disruptive to our conversation. Atmosphere was pleasant, clean, and soothing. I will definitely recommend this place to my friend who like sushi, and I hope to dine there again myself.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really good sushi. Some of
Really good sushi. Some of their specialty rolls are a little gimmicky but many are still very well executed. Huge menu (which is both good and mediocre). Very friendly waitstaff and nice manager. They have a nice Japanese style private room in the back that's great for groups or small parties.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner with Friends at Kanpai
The Sushi Rolls and Sashimi were very delicious and the presentation was amazing. We have dined here multiple times and have never been disappointed.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love sushi and Kanpai has some of the best in the city! I would definitely recommend Kanpai to sushi lovers looking for great food, reasonable prices and a cool atmosphere.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
2nd outting did not dissapoint
This was my second trip to Kanpai in a week and I was not disappointed. The sushi was fresh and delicious and the staff was extremely courteous and helpful.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for sushi
My husband and I ate at Kenpai for our anniversary. At the time we went, they were celebrating their 1 year anniversary and had many specials, with discounted rolls. We had the Wyagu beef jalepeno poppers, which were excellent. My husband had the surf and turf. He said it all tasted good, but the steak was extremely small. The waitress forgot to bring his soup and salad, and brought it only after his meal had already arrived and after we asked about it. We ordered 5 different sushi rolls and they all were excellent in taste and portion size. Overall, the food was delicious. The prices were reasonable. I feel the staff in general could have been a bit friendlier.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
The sushi rolls were delicious
The sushi rolls were delicious and presented beautifully. Best sushi in town!!
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
The wait staff really knew what they were talking about. We had a lot of questions and they provided us with plenty of options, all of it was outstanding.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM