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About Kanpai - Milwaukee
A modern Asian Japanese restaurant that defies comparison. Extraordinary sushi, sake, and small plates served in a sensual, contemporary atmosphere. Kanpai's tempting cocktails and sharable plates make it the perfect spot for a delectable meal and drinks at any hour.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Sushi, Tapas / Small Plates, Japanese
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Friday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please call 414-220-1155 to arrange your catering order, or send the specifics regarding number of people, date, time, & desired cuisine to email@example.com. We will respond immediately to accommodate your event.
There is ample street parking available surrounding the restaurant; there is also a paid parking structure on Milwaukee Street at the intersection of Chicago Street, right next to our restaurant.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We have a private tatami room (traditional Japanese low-to-the-floor seating) available to seat up to 16-18 guests. Please contact us at 414-220-1155 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your special event.
Kanpai - Milwaukee Ratings and Reviews
Just returned from Osaka Japan and went here to celebrate my daughter’s birthday.
The sashimi is very good quality and the rolls are inventive and delicious. The wines by the glass (White Haven Sauvignon Blanc) was perfect with the fish!
Service was excellent and there is even a little push button at each booth to call for service and the reaction is prompt. Well done!!
Sushi is always fresh and tasty. Service was quick and friendly. Our waiter was incredible nice and attentive. Wish they had a few more options for some of the more creative rolls without cream cheese or tempura, but they accommodated our request to make the rolls “light on the rice” which was appreciated. Probably the best place to get sushi in the downtown Milwaukee area.
Our server ( Paris) was helpful and attentive
He recommended the stuffed avocado which was outstanding and 2 cocktails
The standout was the Asian Moon
The OMG dish was not impressive
The lingering taste of butane was a turn off
The sweet and sour gyozo was also disappointing
However the stuffed avocado was do good that we will come back for it and to try other dishes
Pretty good sushi, though I have had same quality sushi for less expensive prices at other restaurants. Waitress was super nice and very patient with us when we could not make up our minds. A little bummed that they didn't do anything special for my friend's birthday though.
Recommended from my daughter who frequents this restaurant and we were not disappointed at all. Wonderful waiter and cleanly restaurant. The food was amazing. I am new to the Asian Sushi Market, and we shared seaweed salad, potstickers, Kanpai and Oh My God..... the food was wonderful! Would come again and try other items. FIVE STAR RATING! Loved every bite!
Excellent food, but awful service. We were sat down and offered menus to review. Our server came to us said he'd return after we reviewed the menus. It was 20 minutes until he returned only because we flagged him down. He actually admitted that he lost track of time talking to a regular customer. He apologized, but this just seems unacceptable and inappropriate. He also mentioned this was just his summer job. Note: probably shouldn't admit that when you've already treated your customers with such little attention. Again, the food was just fantastic, I just wish that the service would have been the same. We'll be sure to come back after this server's 'summer job' is over.
Our first visit to Kanpai - it was pretty quiet late on a Tuesday evening, but we were okay with that. Our server was helpful and attentive (although he spoke so quietly at times it almost seemed like mumbling under his breath, rather than addressing us). The drinks were good, as was the food. Of particular note were the Spicy edamame and the Miami maki. The one "low" note was the Crazy maki roll - apparently it's popular, but both of us found the sweetness to be a bit off-putting (not enough that we didn't eat it, however). Oh, and the running political commentary coming from the booth behind us (while we agreed with most of what she was saying, she was speaking a bit loudly given the generally low level of ambient noise)...
I took my son, the sushi liver, for dinner. He thoroughly enjoyed, as did I. We sat at the bar and were entertained watching the chefs work non stop.
The fish was extremely fresh and clean. The price was midline for sushi/sashimi, worth the extra few dollars for such fresh tastes.
My wife and I returned and discovered it was Downtown Dining Week, an added bonus. Already featuring good lunch specials, the opportunity to have a fixed price (very reasonable) for a 3 course meal was too good to pass on. We had 3 rolls, tekka, trio and spicy tuna and all 3 were delicious. Out waiter also was knowledgeable, personable and went the extra yard for a special request. I love this place and beyond the sushi, sashimi, and Korean offerings we agree that the miso soup and the ginger dressing and our salad were the best in town.
We went here with our group of 12 when another restaurant was booked for the night I wanted. We were all pleasantly surprised. They seated us in a semi-private area where we had plenty of room but still felt part of the restaurant. (There is also a more private room with a traditional low Japanese table. There was a bachelorette dinner in there while we dined. We may book this next time). Our waiter was wonderful- very informative, friendly and professional. We were all very happy with his recommendations for appetizers for the table. The wagyu beef jalapeño poppers were excellent. My husband and I ordered two maki rolls for dinner. Both very good. The flavored sakis were a fun addition to the meal. Everyone in our party said they would recommend this restaurant and they all plan to return.
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