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Kampai Japanese Restaurant
4.7 stars (9 ratings)

(602) 482-3260

2945 East Bell Road Suite 102, Phoenix, AZ 85032

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April 9, 2010 @ 9:14 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Phoenix, AZ
We love Kampai! and have been going there for at least 2 years. I almost hate to spread the word because I want them to myself, but Kampai is the best we've had in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area (and I used to live in Manhattan where there is great sushi everywhere). The ambiance is easy yet still has a genuine feel, can be a little nicer or not depending on what mood you're in. The only "4 star" I give Kampai is for being not so kid friendly, but that isn't bad, they still accommodate when we venture to bring our 7 month old with us! They are in a very unlikely spot, which I think keeps the snobs away! Love them and hope they never have to leave.
March 6, 2010 @ 5:42 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Scottsdale, AZ
I have been eating sushi here since 1997. I lived in Yokohama Japan for 4 years and Kampai Sushi is the best Japanese in all of Arizona! I would recommend this place as a first choice!

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Avg Rating: 5  out of 5 stars

Number of Reviews: 9

April 9, 2010 @ 9:14 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Phoenix, AZ
We love Kampai! and have been going there for at least 2 years. I almost hate to spread the word because I want them to myself, but Kampai is the best we've had in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area (and I used to live in Manhattan where there is great sushi everywhere). The ambiance is easy yet still has a genuine feel, can be a little nicer or not depending on what mood you're in. The only "4 star" I give Kampai is for being not so kid friendly, but that isn't bad, they still accommodate when we venture to bring our 7 month old with us! They are in a very unlikely spot, which I think keeps the snobs away! Love them and hope they never have to leave.
March 6, 2010 @ 5:42 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Scottsdale, AZ
I have been eating sushi here since 1997. I lived in Yokohama Japan for 4 years and Kampai Sushi is the best Japanese in all of Arizona! I would recommend this place as a first choice!
October 23, 2009 @ 10:10 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Phoenix, AZ
This is the Best of the Best. You can't get any better sushi in Arizona. I love Kampai. It's worth every penny. And if you have to wait it's also worth the time.
September 6, 2009 @ 9:31 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Phoenix
There IS NO BETTER sushi in the valley. I've tried everywhere and I always complain when i'm somewhere else saying "how spoiled I am from going to Kampai all the time"

The sushi is succulent and fresh...

and the sashimi salmon melts in your mouth like butter.

I will go no where else for sushi now, I will make the drive from downtown phoenix for the quality.

my compliments to the chefs and owners
March 6, 2007 @ 7:31 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from N. Phoenix AZ
best sushi in the valley......

not trendy but they get the job done.....very traditional presentation with excellent service.

sushi chefs are very accommodating and anxious to please.

been eating here regularly for over a year and cannot find comparable sushi anywhere else in valley............
October 8, 2006 @ 3:39 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from N. Phoenix, AZ
this place is highly underrated....

sushi is excellent with the best wasabi and the sushi chefs are highly skilled and proficient.

try the house saki.....
April 9, 2006 @ 12:03 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Phoenix, AZ
Oh MY gosh!! This sushi was soooo good. I got take out on a Saturday night. It took about 45 minutes and was fantastic: fresh, flavorful and beautiful. Will definitely go again.
December 30, 2004 @ 8:49 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Peoria, Az
Absolutely beautiful ambience. Food was superb! My husband and I plan on trying to return every weekend! Kampai, by far, serves the best sushi we've had as of yet!!
April 25, 2004 @ 1:08 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Scottsdale, AZ
Great food and the sushi is really fresh. I don't really like fish but I eat sushi here and enjoy it! The service is good but the understanding of English , a little off unless you have a good Englsh speaking Asian waitress or sushi chef. Its fun to sit at the sushi bar and watch. If you like japanese ffod, this is a great place. Don't forget to try their green tea!
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April 9, 2010 @ 9:14 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Phoenix, AZ
We love Kampai! and have been going there for at least 2 years. I almost hate to spread the word because I want them to myself, but Kampai is the best we've had in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area (and I used to live in Manhattan where there is great sushi everywhere). The ambiance is easy yet still has a genuine feel, can be a little nicer or not depending on what mood you're in. The only "4 star" I give Kampai is for being not so kid friendly, but that isn't bad, they still accommodate when we venture to bring our 7 month old with us! They are in a very unlikely spot, which I think keeps the snobs away! Love them and hope they never have to leave.
March 6, 2010 @ 5:42 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Scottsdale, AZ
I have been eating sushi here since 1997. I lived in Yokohama Japan for 4 years and Kampai Sushi is the best Japanese in all of Arizona! I would recommend this place as a first choice!