a simple art
Kanpai - Sushi | Sake | Tempura
"Kanpai", the Japanese way of toasting and it literally means "bottoms up"!
Kanpai is an award-winning restaurant
At Kanpai we provide top quality traditional Japanese cuisine and service for you to experience. We had long been regarded as one of the finest traditional Japanese restaurants here in Edinburgh.
Kanpai Sushi's most recent awards and features include: Newcomer of The year in the Scottish Restaurant Awards 2012, One AA rosette since 2012, Recommended in the Michelin Guide since 2014, The List, Hitlist 2014 - 2018, Featured in Peter Irvine's Scotland the Best 2016, Recommended on TripExpert Best of Edinburgh, Featured in Nintei Nihon Restaurant since 2016, Winner Good Food Award 2019. Dine at the intimate sushi bar and observe how your sushi is made.
Visit our sister restaurant,YAMATO.
Christmas opening hours
The restaurant is closed for Christmas from Saturday, December 22nd exclusive to Tuesday, January 1st inclusive. Normal opening hours will resume on Wednesday, January 2nd.
We are absolutely thrilled to be named a Winner of the 2019 Good Food Award.
We have partnered with The Wild Yarrow (66-67 South Bridge) to offer Sushi & Gin Tastings.
Vouchers can be purchased at the restaurant or paid over the phone and sent via mail.
The restaurant is currently recruiting.
Full- and/or part-time kitchen and/or waiting positions available.
Apply using the contact mail provided.
New TripExpert ratings
Sushi is the most famous Japanese dish outside of Japan and one of the most popular dishes among the Japanese themselves.
手巻き寿司 Hand Roll
にぎり （二貫） Nigiri (2pcs)
炙り寿司 （二貫） Grilled Nigiri (2pcs)
細巻き寿司 (一本六つ) Maki Sushi (6pcs)
太巻き寿司 (一本八つ) Roll Sushi (8pcs)
刺し身（五切れ） Sashimi (5pcs)
Tempura is the Japanese way of deep-frying seafood and vegetables in tempura batter.
天ぷら・揚げ物 TEMPURA & FRIED DISH
Grilled & Teppan is a style of Japanese cuisine that uses an iron griddle to cook food. In Japan, teppanyaki refers to dishes cooked using an iron plate.
鉄板焼き TEPPAN YAKI
A selection of the best classic Japanese dishes.
A selection of house specials.
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Japanese inspired cocktails
Sake 日本酒 has been enjoyed in Japan for thousands of years and remains an indispensable part of Japanese life and culture to this day.
Japanese Beer's ビール light texture and great flavour will certainly be the best drink to go along with your Japanese meal.
Japanese Plum Sake 梅酒 is a Japanese liqueur made from steeping ume fruits in alcohol and sugar. Our best selection of both western red and white wine will also be available for anyone who wishes a different selection from Japan's traditional beverage.
Soft Drinks, a selection of soft drinks are available from green tea to coke.
Address / Contact (Get Directions)
8-10 Grindlay Street,
Telephone: 0131 228 1602
Tuesday to Friday Lunch
12:00 - 14:30 (Kitchen closure 14:15)
Tuesday to Thursday Dinner
17:00 - 22:30 (Kitchen closure 22:15)
12:00 - 15:00 (Kitchen closure 14:30)
Friday - Saturday Dinner
17:00 - 23:00 (Kitchen closure 22:30)