Chinese and East Asian

0.5 miles
8-10 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AS
This award-winning restaurant is widely known as one of the best Japanese eateries in the city. Having been named the Scottish Restaurant Awards' 'Newcomer of the Year' in 2012, Kanpai has gone on to further prove its worth, bagging an AA rosette and a listing in the revered Michelin Guide.

Authentic sushi, sake and tempura are at the centre of this wonderfully relaxed restaurant. Serene and simply decorated, using natural materials, with a cleverly designed lighting scheme that calms and relaxes, the setting is a modern interpretation of traditional Japanese style.

Take a seat at the open kitchen counter sushi bar and watch as the skilled sushi chefs slice, cook, spread and roll perfect bite-sized morsels for your enjoyment. The soft-shell crab roll is a little work of delicious art, while the grilled salmon nigiri cannot be beaten. Opt for a Tokyo roll, comprising deep-fried chicken fillet and avocado, or perhaps plump for a wonderfully crisp and sweet king prawn tempura roll. Such authentic Japanese food must be coupled with something equally traditional to drink. Sake, of course, plays a huge part in Japanese culture, so it is only fitting that there should be such a varied selection of this rice wine available by the glass and by the bottle
Open: Tues-Sun noon-2.30pm, 5pm-10.30pm

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