Kanpai - Third Ward
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
We asked for a Cherry and they gave us 3!!!!!
The atmosphere was great, every table has its own "space". the Sushi was amazing, very fresh and prepared properly. I was very impressed by their sake selection. I recommend that you try Kanpai.
My favorite sushi place in town. Tried 3 new rolls this time and they were all fantastic.
Service by Joe was exceptional, the spicy tuna Maki was average to below average on freshness.
I thought the food was very good and I would have given a 5 but the caviar in my smelt roe sushi was old. It was very dried out and I was able to actually roll the caviar in a ball in my hand like play dough then kinda toss it back and forth in my hands. We told our server but he didn't do anything about it, just apologized. It would have been nice to get a replacement piece or have it taken off my bill at least. Everything else was very good and fresh and based on the quality of the rest of it, I would think the issue I had was unusual for them. Also -- the tuna poke appetizer was awesome.
The overall quality I expect from this restaurant was maintained.
My favorite place in Milwaukee to get sushi! The menu has great rolls, but what I like most is that there is such so much variety that non-sushi lovers can join me when I have a sushi binge. The Oh My God roll and the stuffed artichokes are my favorites, but I love many other things, as well.
Friends from out of town
Great food and plentiful portions. The serous always great
Was there in a Saturday night 7:00pm, not very busy.
Sushi was tasty, prices reasonable, service very good.
Maybe lunch time is busier.
If not they won't be around long.
I would recommend.
Lovely food and ambience
Excellent sushi. Decent ambience. Service was ok.
The booths feel very intimate and private. Our server was very knowledgeable of the menu and the food was great! My husband and I will be back!
The place was pretty empty during our time at Kanpai so no excuses for just fair service, and with conflicting information given about menu options. Entre wasn't cooked long enough. Doubtful we'd return, although this was a return visit for us.
The food was very good when we finally got it. Almost 2 hours to get all our food. Our waiter was also the bartender. He was a nice guy but they need way more help. Been there before with better service but don't know if I could recommend it after this last experience.
We waited an hour for our simple order as other tables were served around us. No one came to check on us and eventually we had to get the hostess to help us with our order. Then when the food did not arrive and we asked our waiter why there was a delay he didn’t apologize and instead said he only thought it was about 45 minutes then walked away. We ended up having to get our food to go and eating in our hotel room. No apologies from staff or management. Unacceptable for the price.
Terrible experience. Waited an hour and forty minutes for our food. When it finally arrived it was good but the service was so bad we would NEVER go back.
This dining experience was a sort of a disaster from beginning to end. After having made a reservation, we walked into an almost empty bar area and the only table that was available to us upon arrival was bar seating. We opted to have a drink at the bar while waiting for a table. Not a big deal. We were greeted by an apathetic (at best) waiter who seemed more interested in sitting on a ledge next to the hostess than with bothering to provide any kind of service to us. We were finally served a glass of wine and our order was taken. We were then able to move to a table which is when our service completely stopped. We noticed other servers coming and going with food and cocktails, but never ours. We eventually flagged down a hostess to order another glass of wine and another waitress brought it to us. 45 min later our waiter stopped by to let us know that the kitchen was busy and our food would be up shortly. He offered to refill water, but never did. 25 minutes after that we began to pursue other waitstaff to see if we had been forgotten. Our chef's special sushi platter was "dropped off" by our waiter shortly thereafter. No apologies, no explanation about what was included in the chef's special. Seriously? It took over an hour to prepare a few pieces of sushi? In all fairness, there was apparently a large party in the back of the restaurant, but the front did not seem overly busy. We found the sushi underwhelming both in taste and presentation. The tuna roll was even slightly fishy tasting. Yuk. Will not eat here again.
Service was incredibly slow and the restaurant wasn’t busy. I went most of the meal with an empty water glass. The food was great!
Good took 40 minutes to arrive.
Server lacked interaction with us, waited an hour for food, waited 20 minutes for water at our table
Great sushi- lots of options. Best sushi in Milwaukee. Service is good. Go to place for our date nights
The sushi was so fresh it melted in my mouth. Definitely returning when I’m back in town!
I’ve been here about a dozen times and have always found it to be decent, until this last dining experience. I placed our dinner order immediately after being seated while my husband was parking the car. Everything took forever- water, drinks, soup and salad, and especially our rolls and sashimi. My husband and I were out for a dinner date with a sitter at home and had some other errands to run, which we couldn’t get to because we waited an extra hour for our food. Our server later admitted the order ticket got lost and said the meal would be discounted. When the bill came, it was 10% off of food which is the same thing we can get if you check in on Yelp (which I had planned on doing). Wow, and not in a good way.
The food was mediocre at best. Service was good. Nigiri fish was not fresh and I could tell it’s frozen and defrosted later on. The ceiling has water dripping which was very disgusting.
The food was really good, lots of variety. There will be options for you non-sushi eaters. Nice selection of specialty cocktails. There is outdoor dining, just next to a somewhat busy 4 lane street. Nice private booths inside with cool service call buttons...I like that option!
Knowing it was for a special occasion, we were seated right by the kitchen entrance. Probably the worst seat in the entire place. So it was difficult to relax. The food was good but there’s a nearby place that is cheaper with comparable quality.
I was recommended this restaurant by a friend who has been to most in Milwaukee. It was my birthday, so I had a large group of out of town guests coming to visit. Upon arrival, we were informed that the air conditioning was broken. Because it was 100 degrees outside (not an exaggeration), it was hot! We probably should have made the decision to go somewhere else, but decided to stay because we were excited to try the sushi and the decor was very inviting. Service was pretty slow even though the restaurant wasn't too busy. Drinks took a long time. But after we left six out of nine in our group ended up getting sick. Most likely from the reaction of the heat with the seafood. I am really bummed though because I loved the menu and the atmosphere. Hopefully this doesn't happen to anyone else!
Cute place with pretty good sushi. Was understaffed and a service was slow.
Excellent food and service. Wait staff was accommodating of our leisurely meal we will be back
The food was great, the service was much less desirable.
Very nice place
We went for Downtown Dining Week & it was amazing. We also added a few extra things & it was totally worth it.
DDW - My wife & I had lunch at Kanpai on 6/4. The food was excellent and a great value. Our server Jackie did a great job. We will be back.
Great food and great service!
We made a reservation in advance and we were seated right away. The service was extremely bad and after an hour we did not have our meal and asked the server at that point to make everything to go because it took way too long! I will not be back.
We went to Kanpai for my daughter's birthday. We had a good experience and the food was good. The only disappointment (I should have asked in advance) is that they don't do anything special for someone's birthday, ie. free dessert.
Great local sushi. First time here visiting Milwaukee and we really enjoyed it. I was a little shocked that for my birthday they didn’t offer me a dessert.
First time at Kanpai. We liked the service and the selection of sushi is plentiful. Very pleased with what we ordered. Great taste and presentation! When in Milwaukee again, we will certainly go here for sushi.
Excellent! Probably one of my favorite sushi restaurants!