About Kanpai - Sushi Asian Bistro
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.
Sushi, Asian, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music Wed nights!
We will make your event great!
Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Kanpai - Sushi Asian Bistro Ratings and Reviews
We went to Kan Pai with some friends who ...
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.
We were served our drinks and then ignored for at least 1/2 hour. When we complained , we were told there was a new sushi chef and they were trying to push him. They didn't even take our order, which wasn't going to be all sushi. We decided to pay for our drinks and leave. We were very hungry and also disappointed. We have been going there for years and have always loved it. This was the first time in our lives we ever left a restaurant without eating.
locarion def not kid friendly (Exotica)
Food was good but not great. Price was good. Unruly customers at next table, very intoxicated. Had my young daughter with us. NOT kid friendly. Would recommend only to friend without kids. My child asked what Exotica was; very uncomfortable.
Delicious food but questionable service
Great sushi and ambiance! I went with a group of 4 and we split a few appetizers from the impressive app menu...they all sounded delicious! We shared some rolls from the extensive (but not overwhelmingly extensive) sushi menu. You truly feel like you are in a trendy restaurant which is a treat for Evansville. I was delighted with the food but unimpressed with our server. First of all, he/she (don't want to give any names away) didn't even seem like they were old enough to be serving alcohol and was clueless about the beer and wine selection. The night we were there, the drink special was $2 New Belgium beers and when someone from the table asked if that included all New Belgiums, the server responded, "Umm...I don't think so." And that was it. They didn't go and find out for sure and they had no idea which ones were $2. Turns out they were indeed all $2 which should have been an easy "Yes!" from the server. We later found out that there was a drink menu but we didn't get that when we sat down so I had to ask about wine selection and they were also clueless about that. I also never got the miso that I ordered which wasn't a big deal and I decided not to say anything until we got the bill and it was on there. The server promptly removed it and apologized so that was fine. Overall, the food was delicious but a better trained wait staff would have immensely improved the experience and truly set this restaurant above others.
The Night Before Thanksgiving.
The food was definitely better than average, even after the ownership change. The waiting service was good, but did leave a bit to be desired. My appetizer arrived after my main course, which is, of course, unacceptable (not really unacceptable, just needed to mention it). The live music, provided my Matthew Sneed, was pretty darn good, in my opinion.
Could not wait to try out after seeing the restaurant on Channel 14 News. The food was ok. Egg rolls tasted bland, house wine was not good ( Merlot). Entree ok. Very small and cramped tables as space was limited. Probably not worth the drive from Owensboro . Our waitress was very nice but had a large table as well
Second time to dine here -- first lunch, this time dinner. Wait staff was helpful and attentive both times. Both meals were delish and I'm ready to go back! First time we tried the raspberry cheesecake eggroll - be still my heart! Delightful and just the right amount of dessert after a great meal ;)
Such a great exoeriwmce
We are from out of town and this is where my fiancé and I came on our first date and we came back again on Saturday night and he proposed to me! The server brought us over a delicious desert to celebrate and congratulated us! It was a perfect proposal and dining experience! Thanks kanpai!!!
I'm 76 and I met my 23 yr old grandaught ...
I'm 76 and I met my 23 yr old grandaughter here for lunch at her suggestion. The lunch menu had many options at a reasonable price. The Thai seasonings were exquisite. I arrived early and was welcomed. Service was prompt and friendly but not intrusive. We chose to sit and chat for a while after we finished and were not hurried out the door! I just wish it was not a 3 hr drive from my home!
New Sushi Fan
This was my first time eating sushi,and it was excellent. Kanpai came highly recommended by my sister-in-law and brother. I was trying to think if something different to do for my 30th birthday, and Kanpai was it. Everything we ordered was delicious and looked neat and appetizing on the serving plates. My favorite was the Yum Yum Roll. The King Kong Roll was great, too. Even our bowl of rice was delicious. The waitress was very nice and patient as it did take us all a while to make our selections. Kanpai served me a free birthday dessert, and we were given coupons for free crab Rangoon to use when we return. I definitely will be going back soon and can't wait to try other items on the menu!
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