Kanpai - Third Ward

4.7
588 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
Kanpai is a local family-owned restaurant that first opened in 2012 and has been maintaining its sparking reputation for serving extraordinary sushi, sake, and other Pan-Asian dishes in a sensual, contemporary atmosphere. Kanpai has brought Japanese fusion cuisine to succulent levels and a sushi experience not found anywhere else in town.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 588 people are saying
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Emily
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and so was the service. Everyone was so nice! Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and atmosphere. I highly recommend!

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Charlie
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Wish they had more vegan options like screeming tuna does

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Beautiful presentation. Limit reservations during covid to keep dining safe. Love the atmosphere. Setting allows for privacy in individual booths. Great cocktails. Staff follow all COVID safety precautions.

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VivianK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kanpai is one of my favorite sushi restaurants, which is why I knew it would be a great place to celebrate New Year's Eve. Eric, my waiter, is my favorite of all time, and he did not disappoint. Kanpai is the best

Gratefully,

Vivian

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server Emily was excellent. Unfortunately, it took a long time to get our food because they were backed up with carry out orders. The food was great and we’ll definitely be back.

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MykelK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As me and my brother walked into Kanpai, the owner greeted us with warmth! Our waitress Jackie was more than pleasant! The food was exactly what I expected, especially after browsing the online menu before arrival. The location is perfect & close to the JourneyMan which is where we had alcoholic beverages before our sushi roll dinner’s. 5 stars all around. Thank you Kanpai for a memorable first time experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first experience overall. Food was excellent, service was great. We will absolutely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in Milwaukee.

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vipwalters
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was terrific as always. Servers were very nice and professional. Felt a bit rushed in the way the food was served, but otherwise terrific as always!

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vipMichele
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our server was very attentive and personable. However, the hostess who seated us was less than friendly.

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Lisas
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super good and reasonable! Highly recommend the truffle tuna!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of our favorite places for sushi in Milwaukee. Also excellent Bulgogi!

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vipBruceT
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We've tried many Japanese restaurants in MKE. and we Love... Kanpai.... The food is fresh with many traditional Japanese dishes and well as some creative modern dishes... that makes this menu unique. The service has been great, quiet and a great value.... Try it, you won't be disappointed...

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vipwalters
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, great sushi, terrific value!

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Cbald
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, nice and quiet. Service was excellent. Just a little cold in the restaurant, we ate with our coats on which isn’t ideal…it was 40 degrees outside so not overly cold.

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KurtF
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best sushi in Milwaukee, hands down!!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience.

And our server Jackie was amazing. We have had the opportunity to be in her section out last two visits and she is awesome, does a great job!

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vipUreshD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was pretty good and some unique experiences.

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JimA
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good service and the food was delicious. Nice location and the seating is done in such a way to create a very nice level of privacy.

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louie1918
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fresh sushi.
Very helpful and charming service.
Looking forward to next visit because it's a big menu.

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Lily
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the most delicious maki creations by talented chefs. By far, Lydia, our server, was the most pleasant, friendly and efficient server we have ever had at any restaurant. Kudos to Kanpai for an all-around memorable dining experience.

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viphate2cook
Milwaukee
363 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service
Excellent location
food was very good but slow kitchen--
server was excellent , so that made up for the delay

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VivianK
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been in the restaurant to dine since COVID, but it was awesome. Eric, our favorite waiter, never disappoints and the food was fantastic as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kanpai is 1000x better than Screaming Tuna. The rolls are delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!!

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vipNinaC
London
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Great, contemporary and comfortable space. Service was excellent—-thank you, Malachai!!!

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vipbclawMKE
Milwaukee
35 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Decent selection of moderately priced nigiri and rolls. Many cooked roll options and entrees for the raw fish squeamish.

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TheVKC
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second time dinning at Kanpai. Both experiences were similar and very enjoyable. We will dine there again in the future.

Kanpai is very clean and friendly. The food is very fresh and well prepared. The service is friendly and accommodating. We had Sashimi and rolls and the presentation , portion size and food quality was spot on.

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karlo
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Four of us went for my girlfriend’s birthday dinner. Our server was friendly, fast and accommodating. We ordered multiple sushi rolls, apps and a couple entrees all of which were excellent. The server made sure we never had an empty beer glass or sake carafe. Highly recommend:)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good, as always. Friendly and efficient service.

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vipbclawMKE
Milwaukee
35 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good place for sushi and Asian fare. Prices are about average for sushi places in town, but the partitions are probably a little more generous. They have non-sushi options, which is good if you have people in your party who aren’t fans of sushi. Typical variety of specialty rolls with some sashimi and nigiri options. About as traditional as other places in town (which isn’t really traditional, but traditional sushi doesn’t have mass appeal here). Overall good choice for Japanese/Korean inspired food.

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RaquelL
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Didn’t think it was possible to love kanpai more than I already do. Everything was absolutely PHENOMENAL- the appetizer, the sushi rolls, the service. We sat in the tea room- an area I have never sat in before- and it was an experience I’ll never forget. If you’re ever in the milwaukee area, GO TO KANPAI.

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vipAyeshaK
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Julia our server was amazing!

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vipwalters
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience and terrific meal

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vipSopranofortissima
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Easily the best sushi I have tried in Milwaukee! The rolls were delicious and flavorful. The cocktails were delicious and well priced. The service was very good. The ambiance is very private, which fits the style.

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vipMichaelW
Milwaukee
24 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Go To sushi in MKE

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CeliaE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic sushi. Delicious variety. Great experience!

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JasonF
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Pretty good Sushi, not the best in Milwaukee, not the worst. Server was kinda a hot mess. Spilled the soy sauce, never returned to clean it up. Cleaned it myself with napkin, never got a new clean napkin. Cocktails and water were running dry most of the night. Maybe they were understaffed? But we didn't see the server nearly as much as we should have, especially when there were only like 6-7 tables seated.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food and presentation!

FAQs

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 4.7 stars by 588 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.