Kanpai - Third Ward
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Yes, highly recommend. Would go again ...............
My partner and I had a great time at Kanpai. We had the miso soup and a few different types of maki. The miso soup was very good and the sushi was excellent. I am not a big fan of seafood in general, but after trying the sushi there I was very surprised at how good it was. The fish was not super fishy, but instead tasted very fresh. Overall it was a very good dinner and I would go there again.
Kanpai never disappoints! Was there for our annual V-Day dinner... The Red Dragon & the Green Bay were delicious... The seaweed salad with spicy tuna hit the spot... We love our visits to this place!
Food had WAAAAAY too much ginger. Couldn’t even eat it.
We initially tried to walk-in and were told they did not have space. Jumped on Open Table and made a reservation...and then they took us right away.
After a few courses, we waited an extended period of time for a little more sashimi. We were told the kitchen was backed up - they weren’t. They were waiting for the salmon to thaw, but it was still partially frozen when they served it. No apology when we informed them (“I will let them know.”) and kept that on the bill - could have been an easy $12 give.
These are tough times and I have never had a bad experience previously. Chalking this up to an anomaly.
Our 12 yr old is really interested in exploring culture through food. We have an affinity for sushi. He’s getting more adventurous which makes us happy. Kanpai is a go to in MKE. Server lacked enthusiasm and was really adverse to taking away dirty dishes 🤷♂️🤦🏻♂️.
We've been to Kanpai twice now and both times were excellent. The staff is friendly and attentive, and the restaurant is clean and comfortable. The food is absolutely delicious. Great flavors and beautiful presentation. Can't wait to enjoy more outings here.
We loved the food, and our server was great. Our table location, however, was directly across from the entrance into the back, so there was a constant flow of traffic next to our table. Aside from that, everything was great. We enjoyed ourselves regardless.
It was nice very intimate setting
By far, best sushi in town
Attentive service and great menu options. Great desserts too.
A first time visit and I couldn’t have been happier with the ambiance, meal, and service. Can’t wait to come back with my sweetheart.
Excellent dining experience, we will be back soon!
Very nice atmosphere and our server was excellent.
Ability to sit outside, great service, food prepared and served as ordered and expediently.
Great experience! Service was great & the food was amazing, as usual. We had the jalapeño poppers appetizer along with the Tofu Maki & Dragons Dens rolls.
Big fan of Kanpai, been there many, many times and consider it my favorite Milwaukee Sushi option. Three issues on this visit, though: (1) In the Chef's Selection Nigiri had several duplicated items (Sake, Hamachi at least). With so many possibilities, why not have 9 different fish in the Nigiri sampler? (2) The Hokkagai (surf clam) was beautifully presented and delicious, but had a LOT of sand or grit (3) The Unagi was absolutely drenched in a sweet sauce. I've had Unagi in many restaurants around the country, and have never seen it prepared like this before. It's delicious--give it a light glaze and put the bottle away, PLEASE!
The food was fantastic and our server was very friendly and nice. I’ll definitely be back!
The food was good. The service was just okay. Was seated at a bar table next to the door... very cold.
Our reservation here was amazing! The food was really good and it was worth the price as the portions exceeded our expectations. The private room was also really nice and I'd really recommend for big parties as well.
The interior design is Japanese elegant, the menu simultaneously maintains tradition while embracing creativity - all dishes were fresh and precisely prepared. Overall excellent nouveau Japanese dining experience!
Went to V-Day dinner with my besties. Wonderful time overall.
It was a great Valentine’s Day dinner at Kanpai! The food and service is always great!
First rate in every way
Delicious sushi rolls!
Out of items on the menu for Saturday night is not a good sign
The sushi is passable to very good but not exceptional. We asked to sit at the sushi bar and were told that they were not seating people there. We requested omakese service — where the sushi chef selects a menu based on what he/she feels is the best selection of available ingredients and we were told that the chef does not make recommendations. Service started off attentive in a near empty restaurant (3 active tables) but one drink was forgotten and all of sushi came at the same time. Employees were standing around talking to each other throughout our meal but it took only a hand-wave to get our water topped off and to get a check at the end. With adequate sushi, a disengaged sushi chef, closed sushi bar area and a staff that is distracted by their own interactions, three stars hang on the quality of fish and decent sushi craft.
Always really high quality fish. Preparation excellent as is the presentation. Sat at a high top this visit. Much noisier than the general seating areas. If you are making a reservation and want to be at a regular table, you need to specify this.
Always love the food here! The signature sushi rolls are all great along with the appetizers. One thing that I’ve noticed the last few times I’ve been there is that there’s always a couple nats flying around. Kind of grossed me out while I’m eating, hope they don’t have them by the kitchen area.
The spicy chicken was spicy and delicious. They even made us fresh wasabi for the sushi we ordered. Everything was very tasty. Good experience.
Always a great experience at Kanpai! Excellent service. Excellent food. Love this restaurant!
My family and I had yet another wonderful dining experience at Kanpai. The food was delicious, the service was professional, and the ambiance was cozy and fun.
Great food and great atmosphere! Parking garage right next to restaurant which was a plus. The Hawaiian Volcano was exceptional. We will come back again when in Milwaukee.
I would not recommend - this is the TJ max of sushi. I have had way better.
Christmas Eve, most everything closed so Kanpai was at capacity. Food was great, service a bit harried but friendly. Would definitely go again.
Our two rolls took almost an hour to come out. When we asked to see the manager, one of the servers told us they weren’t sure a manager could come out to see us. When the manager finally came out, he blamed our waitress on not putting the order in until 10 minutes prior to us saying something.
The sushi is delicious however, and the stuffed avocado appetizer was very good.
Haven't been here in a while. Probably won't be back soon. Food was creative, though some flavors were a bit over the top. Service was very poor early on at Thursday evening--now I know why they put the "Request Service" button at each booth. We waited 40 minutes between our starters and the rolls, then had to chase down our server for the check so we could make our performance in time. This would be fine if we wanted to have a leisurely all-night meal, not good if you have a schedule.
Amazing food and service! Thank you so much for the wonderful time.
Beautiful space, the food was good. Our service unfortunately wasn’t great. Food took longer than usual to come out; two of the hot dishes we ordered came out at room temperature. At times we thought the server forgot to bring out drinks because of how long it took. We were told she was new, so that’s forgivable. Just disappointing as it was a special occasion.
Made a reservation for 7:15 but we arrived early and they accommodated us right away. Service was really nice. Our server was attentive and friendly. Gave us suggestions based on what we were interested in. We were happy with the food we received. The taste was great. The only issue was the table was strangely sticky but it did not look as if it were food. Our cups stuck to the table and we had to actually pull them off the sticky table to take a drink. Overall, great food experience.
Kanpai - Third Ward does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Kanpai - Third Ward also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 220-1155.
Kanpai - Third Ward is rated 4.5 stars by 546 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.