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Kanpai - Sushi Asian Bistro

113 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Fit for Foodies (115)
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Sushi, Asian, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(812) 471-7076
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jayson Munoz
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We will make your event great!
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Cross street
Green River
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Live Music Wed nights!
Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 113 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on all time ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2017

Great food good value. This is a fun place to have a good Asian meal. The food is really good and a lot of it. Don't miss the fried cheesecake!

OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

Food was superb. Lots of flavor, fresh. Service was on point. Not too much attention, but on top of everything.
Will definitely dine there again.

OpenTable Diner (SW Indiana)
3.0  Dined on December 27, 2016

The avocado salsa was very chunky and you had to use a spoon to put it on the chips. We were brought our food with out any utensils and also our sweet tea was refilled twice with unsweetened tea. Our sushi was on point, however my son's General Tso's lacked flavor.

OpenTable Diner (SW Indiana)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2016

This small Asian Bistro is fun for a cozy feeling date or business lunch. The food is wonderful and Kanpai puts it's own twist on standard rolls, as well as, bringing new ones to the table. Would definitely go back and recommend to anyone with taste buds.

OpenTable Diner (SW Indiana)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2016

Being relatively new to sushi I never know what to pick. The wait staff were kind when I had questions. The food was phenomenal!! Who knew a seaweed salad would actually be so delicious!?!? The Godzilla Roll and the Three Spicy Roll are the only two I've tried so far. I see many more trips to Kanpai in my future!

jdiner (SW Indiana)
4.0  Dined on November 5, 2016

Always satisfied with our visits here. They have the best home made Crab Rangoon I have ever had. Server was excellent, very attentive without smothering. Many different sushi rolls to choose from, and dinner options are a good fusion of Asian styles.

OpenTable Diner (SW Indiana)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2016

Pow pow shrimp was amazing. Awesome beer menu. Great sushi. Can't wait to go back.

4.0  Dined on October 19, 2016

This was actually my first time coming to Kanpai. A couple of girlfriends and I gathered for a wine Wednesday. I was so glad I made a reservation previous to coming. Soon as I stepped in, it was really busy. I loved the ambiance. I loved the live music. The value of the wine was amazing. Not to mention, the food was ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! I love this place extra because it's literally right by my apartment. Kanpai you're freaking awesome. I will be back.

SteveC (SW Indiana)
5.0  Dined on September 16, 2016

My wife and I were in Evansville for just one night and picked this restaurant after reading the menu online. All 4 of the menu items we sampled were excellent. The ahi tuna is to die for. It melted in my mouth. The fried zucchini was a large serving and came with a tasty dipping sauce. And don't leave without trying one of the fried eggroll desserts. The restaurant is small and was noisy on a Friday evening, but the service and food more than made up for that.

OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
4.0  Dined on September 8, 2016

I have dined at Kanpai several times. This visit is the only visit that I would rate less than perfection. The service was lacking. Our server was Justin I believe he said his name was. He brought our drinks and then we didn't see him again for quite some time. The person that seemed to be the manager or shift leader brought our main course and I reminded him that we did not receive our salads. Approximately 10 minutes later Justin brought our salads.

I observed that other servers were having the same issues. A young man sitting alone requested something and it was approximately 10 minutes later before he received if. Just as I did, he sat and waited without eating his entree in front of him. The servers were not talking to each other, not working together. And the hostess was no help--she was not at the door as people came in. Then when no one was coming in, she was standing bored at the hostess station.

I will say that the place runs like a well oiled machine when the owner is present. The food was still more quantity and quality than anywhere else in town for the cost. Fantastic food. Off service day.

OpenTable Diner (SW Indiana)
5.0  Dined on August 21, 2016

We always have a wonderful dining experience at Kanpai! Wether it is the service or food, nothing disappoints! By far some of the Tri states best sushi!

HeatherB (SW Indiana)
3.0  Dined on August 10, 2016

When in a time crunch for lunch it is not a place to go. Work a block a way and every time we go(with call ahead seating) we always have to get our food to go because it gets brought out with 5 mins to get back to work. We get 1 hour for lunch

KelleyG (Louisville)
3.0  Dined on July 23, 2016

Food was good as usual but the service was terrible. We received food with out plates or utensils, server could answer questions and was absent when needed and seemed annoyed to be working.

OpenTable Diner (SW Indiana)
3.0  Dined on July 8, 2016

We went to Kan Pai with some friends who have never been. It was so loud in the restaurant that we could not hear each other. I just don't remember it being that loud. The food was just o.k. that night. Unfortunately, our friends were not impressed. We will go back, but I am not sure they will.

OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on May 15, 2016

Another fantastic trip to Kanpai. They were nice enough to make a special meal for my grandma. Thanks again!