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Kampai Sushi Bar
Sushi Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pm
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4949 W Pine Blvd St. Louis, MO 63108
4949 West Pine BoulevardUSMissouriSt. Louis63108
$$Sushi Restaurant, Asian Restaurant
Sushi Restaurant
Asian Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Today 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 11:00 pmSaturday 5:00 – 11:00 pmSunday 5:00 – 10:00 pm
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Cheery venue, with floor table options, offers creative rolls, nigiri & other Japanese standards.- Google
"Even the seaweed salad tasted off."
"A neat little place who serves in really neat boats and bento boxes."
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Bryan Luthy
7 months ago
Well, it's a nice neat place and the service is not bad, expect the hostess forgot to include a pen in our bill. I do not quite understand how one could reach the conclusion such as 'sushi is fantastic' based on several American style rolls. They are not even sushi. They are some localized, Americanized variation of sushi which in no ways reflect the restaurant authenticity and the true quality of the the sushi. Sushi is alright, but definitely over priced. The same price I can get much better quality sushi other places. It is probably true that it is good in CWE, but mediocre in the broader region of STL.
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Drunken Cog
a year ago
A neat little place who serves in really neat boats and bento boxes. The food is pretty good and I really enjoyed it. A bit pricey at night but the lunch deal is great.
Daniel Ma
2 years ago
There are a ton of sushi restaurants in the CWE, but Kampai is by far my favorite. It doesn't have the fanciest "fusion" rolls (Sub-Zero), nor does it serve crazy martinis that sound Japanese (Drunken Fish.) What it does have is simple: authentic sushi with quality fish at very reasonable prices. Where else can you get a large bowl of Chirashi with good quality, large cuts of sashimi including miso and salad for $10 (lunch special) ? Heck, this alone brought me back at least twice a week. With their rolls, they stick mostly to the classics, and they do them well. Good selection of Japanese beer and sake, but this is first and foremost a sushi stop. I have since moved from St. Louis and miss this place terribly. I have eaten in more sushi places than I can count, but Kampai always holds a place dear to my heart.
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Leslie Caplan
a year ago
Beyond question, the WORST sushi I have ever eaten, and I've been eating sushi since the early 1970s. Small pieces of NOT fresh fish on tiny balls of rice. Not only did it taste off, it had a slimy texture. Eeeeeeuuuugh. SO not good. Greasy, tasteless tempura with a bland dipping sauce. Even the seaweed salad tasted off. I would NEVER go back and would NEVER recommend the place.
Alex Smith
a month ago
Went there with a friend and paid 20 dollars total for 6 small slices of random fish. We thought for a moment that the food was complementary, but it was actually our entree. I would have rather given that money to a random homeless person. Don't go here unless you enjoy spending a lot of money for a small "sample" of food.
Edwin Lim
a year ago
With that price I can have x1000 better quality sushi in any asian quality. The taste was not much better than panda express sushi. they charged +20% tips for nothing, they don't even fill my glass. For spice rolls, they just use some chinese hot sauce on the regular salmon rolls.
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Nick Kiriakos
2 years ago
I can't actually comment on the atmosphere and decor, because I ordered delivery from them a couple times rather than dining in. I called them up on my way home and asked if they deliver sushi or only the standard entrees. Of course, much to my delight, they deliver everything on the menu! It was about $60 for two people to order 5 rolls, but it was well worth it. The sushi was fantastic and the service was excellent. I've been to most of the sushi places in St. Louis, and Kampai definitely ranks up there with the best like Fin and Oishi. Much better than Drunken Fish that's right down the street. If you like eating in a loud hipster restaurant with all undergrads drinking fruity drinks then by all means hit up the Drunken Fish. If you want good Sushi in the CWE, try Kampai!
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Ruicong Yan
2 years ago
Avoid this place if you want to enjoy a nice night out with friends, and care about the way your food is served. There is nothing great about the menu but something very wrong with the service. While the restaurant was well decorated and visually attractive, the service was simply unacceptable. Our server was inattentive from the start, tossing our menus on the table and leaving for the next 10 minutes. When asked to explain the udon dish, she simply said that the noodles contained "soup" and that we should consider something else (did they have a bad batch of "soup" that day?). After ordering, the speed in which the food was prepared was great; 3 rolls and 3 noodle dishes only took about 10 minutes to arrive. However, the rolls came on a worn plate different from those of patrons sitting around us, and the server offered no explanation on the names of each roll. Perhaps a sushi expert could have distinguished between them, but clearly our dim intelligences were unworthy of attention by our server. Upon finishing our food, we asked to split the bill according to what we had ordered. This prompted a curt "I don't remember what you ordered" from our server, who then left to give us time to "figure it out yourselves." Coming back with the check, our server cleared away our table with the attention of a 5 year old toddler asked to clean her room. Dishes still filled with soy sauce were stacked together aggressively and haphazardly, leading to splashes to my dinner mate's pants and hands. Without so much as an apology, the server had left. As a medium to upper scale restaurant with the price to back it up, this establishment should train their servers to be courteous and mindful of their guests. No amount of interior design or upholstery can make up for a respectful server who cares about the customer. I will never return to this restaurant again, instead taking myself and friends to the nearby Drunken Fish.
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