Kampai Sushi Bar

category: Sushi restaurant
address: 4949 W Pine Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108, United States
Phone: +1 314-367-2020
Monday11 AM–2 PM-5–10 PM
Tuesday11 AM–2 PM-5–10 PM
Wednesday11 AM–2 PM-5–10 PM
Thursday11 AM–2 PM-5–10 PM
Friday11 AM–2 PM-5–10 PM
Saturday5–11 PM
Sunday5–9 PM

site: https://kampaisushibarstl.com/
rayting: 4.3
services: Service options: Kerbside pickup, Delivery, Takeaway, Dine-in,
Highlights: Fast service, Great tea selection,
Popular for: Lunch, Dinner, Solo dining,
Accessibility: Wheelchair-accessible car park, Wheelchair-accessible entrance, Wheelchair-accessible seating, Wheelchair-accessible toilet,
Offerings: Alcohol, Beer, Cocktails, Healthy options, Quick bite, Small plates, Spirits, Vegetarian options, Wine,
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Catering, Dessert, Seating,
Amenities: Bar on site, Toilets,
Atmosphere: Casual, Cosy, Romantic, Trendy,
Crowd: Groups, Tourists, University students,
Planning: Accepts reservations,
Payments: Credit cards, Debit cards, NFC mobile payments, Credit cards,
Children: High chairs,
Parking: Free of charge street parking,

Name: K** G****
Date: 2024-02-01 23:59:31
Rating: 1
Comment: Rude foreigners nothing surprising. Asians come to the US and act like they’re American treat whites like royalty and people of color with no respect. But you want our money though??Makes no sense.🙎🏽

Name: K**** B****
Date: 2024-01-21 02:51:21
Rating: 4
Comment: Excellent service & nice set up. The unagi was delicious.

Name: J**** C******
Date: 2024-01-13 00:35:42
Rating: 5
Comment: Been coming here for years and I think they recently went under new management. It has really improved, best sushi in town!
Click here to view more comments

Name: D***** S**********
Date: 2024-01-05 22:56:16
Rating: 5
Comment: The best sushi in the USA so far.

Name: E***
Date: 2024-01-04 02:32:11
Rating: 5
Comment: Sung is amazing and the food and atmosphere are absolutely incredible as well! We also love the extra touch or cute little sushi roll plushies on the booth side of seating. 100% recommend overall

Name: s*** r***
Date: 2024-01-03 21:58:56
Rating: 2
Comment: The sushi at Dierbergs is higher quality. Also the Tempura dinner came undercooked. The only redeeming aspect was the gyoza.

Name: N** R***
Date: 2023-12-05 15:52:43
Rating: 5
Comment: I came here last night to pick up my take-out order. I ordered a salmon roll, a spider roll, and then a rainbow roll. I enjoyed all my rolls last night, and they were delicious. It was much needed for my late dinner. The restaurant was spacious inside, and the staff were friendly and inviting. Ill come here again soon for a dine-in experience. :)

Name: R*** B*******
Date: 2023-12-01 18:40:53
Rating: 5
Comment: The best atmosphere. Quiet, peaceful, and perfect for enjoying sushi and delicious varieties of sake alone or with friends!

Name: J*** F********
Date: 2023-10-28 13:26:55
Rating: 4
Comment: Its always a good place for sushi and sake!

Name: J*** a** N*** R*******
Date: 2023-10-24 00:34:13
Rating: 5
Comment: Is it super fancy? No, but it has they cozy little neighborhood vibe that makes you feel like this must be where couples go for a late sushi dinner after making love! And most everyone is local. Their snow roll and Kampai special is drool worthy, and their fried rice is the best I’ve ever had….ever.

Name: N******* C**
Date: 2023-10-16 00:17:24
Rating: 1
Comment: Ordered a teriyaki chicken and two rolls. Rolls were just ok. Teriyaki chicken was really awful. For this kind of restaurant, I expected a typical teriyaki on grill with a grill mark but it was exactly like a Trader Joe’s frozen package heated up in the microwave. OMG! Another thing that was very disappointing was the floor itself. It was so sticky that I hear the noise every time I moved. My shoes were eventually stuck on the floor while I was eating LOL!

Name: S****
Date: 2023-10-07 01:12:09
Rating: 5
Comment: The Kampai combo is the way to go. I love the shumai.Update: 9/21/23 - service today was pretty inattentive and food was sloooooowwwww. There arent that many tables and the server didnt seem to know that I had been waiting for my sushi 🍣 for like 40 minutes even though she took my order. Not a great experience. Food is still great, though.

Name: A******* W**************
Date: 2023-10-03 03:21:02
Rating: 5
Comment: Really quick service, sushi was very fresh, and the atmosphere is amazing

Name: S***** K*****
Date: 2023-09-12 20:00:49
Rating: 1
Comment: Food was awful. Not sure what it’s supposed to be. Sushi was good though

Name: E******** C*****
Date: 2023-09-04 01:01:51
Rating: 1
Comment: Came to the CWE just to try this spot and the hostess said they werent seating anyone because they were too busy and closed more than an hour after we had arrived. They didnt acknowledge us when we walked in and had us wait, without a greeting, while other door dash/pick up drivers who came in after us were pulled ahead of us to be assisted. Disappointing and we will only give our money to Cafe Mochi going forward.

Name: d** l***
Date: 2023-08-27 22:04:08
Rating: 5
Comment: Service was spectacular and food was just as good. Best potstickers I’ve had in awhile!! So crispy and yummy. The sushi was also amazing! We had the dynamite and spider rolls. Would HIGHLY recommend this place! Left full and happy 😊

Name: R L
Date: 2023-08-26 18:14:22
Rating: 2
Comment: If you’re looking for exceptional food with sub par service, this place is for you. The food was pretty good, just took some time for it to come out. The servers didn’t even come by once to check on us to see how the food was or if we needed anything. We were sitting one table away from the chefs and they didn’t ask how the food was either. After paying for our bills, they did not say anything when we were leaving the restaurant. Overall, gave us a bad taste in our mouths and was not worth the wait. They did not even want to honor a military discount for us and laughed at us when asked. If the overall service was excellent, we would’ve tipped more than the 20% added gratuity, however we did not believe 20% should’ve been added for the experience we all had.

Name: B***** S******
Date: 2023-08-19 01:28:12
Rating: 3
Comment: I ordered 1 Philadelphia and 6 goyza. Total 19.4$Insane prices for very small portions. I hope they are paying employees decently because nothing is left for tips there!

Name: D*** R*****
Date: 2023-08-17 01:06:11
Rating: 4
Comment: Stopped in while staying in the area because of the positive reviews. Im glad we did. The sushi was fresh. We also ordered the gyoza appetizer, which was very good. We were given complimentary miso soup and ginger salad. Both were delicious. The service was prompt and polite. The atmosphere was cozy. Definitely a good place, albeit slightly pricey. I dont mind paying a little more for quality food, so it was definitely worth the price.

Name: J******** B***
Date: 2023-08-07 16:08:13
Rating: 5
Comment: Ive been here several times to celebrate. The service is great and friendly. Occasionally we also get complimentary miso soup, which is awesome. Good sushi!

Name: L*** S****
Date: 2023-07-30 00:01:17
Rating: 1
Comment: Ordered some sashimi from Kampai and specifically asked for nothing smoked or tough. Very disappointed to see the instructions were ignored.

Name: S******* F*******
Date: 2023-07-24 00:54:11
Rating: 5
Comment: Great quality, service and atmosphere 👌 👏

Name: J*** K***
Date: 2023-06-25 03:00:56
Rating: 5
Comment: Their non-sushi dishes are as good as their sushi and rolls :)

Name: C********** T******
Date: 2023-06-18 13:30:33
Rating: 5
Comment: The sushi was incredibly good. It was fresh and lovely-tasting. Even the uni was not fishy-tasting like the usual, and my newbie dining partner lived it too. We only tried the sushi and one roll, but it exceeded our New York and Los Angeles palates expectations.

Name: C****** W*******
Date: 2023-05-12 16:17:39
Rating: 1
Comment: This was one of the worst sushi establishments that Ive ever tried. The cream cheese on the roll tastes as if it were sitting out all day, and the portion size of meat in the rolls were scarce. The only okay thing I had was the Gyoza, and they dont tell you that the sauce accompanied with it is super spicy, which is a first. I will never return here.

Name: M**** C****
Date: 2023-05-09 22:05:27
Rating: 5
Comment: They don’t have a happy hour but they do have a great lunch special

Name: J****** T*****
Date: 2023-05-09 13:18:55
Rating: 4
Comment: Amazing food. Service could use some work. The waitress kept forgetting what we ordered. But my friends and I had a good time there.

Name: T****** a*******
Date: 2023-05-08 01:53:02
Rating: 5
Comment: Planning on spending our anniversary here since my boyfriend and I had our second date here and its only the best sushi that weve ever had so far. Well worth the little splurge for the amount of quality in the food and the general atmosphere. We love this place. ❤️ Highly recommend the soft shell crab, spider roll and takoyaki

Name: C**** M
Date: 2023-05-07 20:19:18
Rating: 5
Comment: Great sushi and my hubs LOVES the shumai. They evidently were busier than expected with a prom party but apologized and all was good. Well be back!

Name: M***** d* F**** e C*****
Date: 2023-04-09 16:38:27
Rating: 4
Comment: Great sushi sit-down place! It is one of the few sushi spots in St. Louis that attains a happy medium between being too casual and excessively fancy. Its a nice spot where you can go for a diner date without spending too much money. The food is great.

Name: J****** L*****
Date: 2023-04-06 15:23:00
Rating: 5
Comment: We enjoyed the food they had here, will recommend to friends

Name: T** W****** W******
Date: 2023-03-31 09:09:54
Rating: 5
Comment: Yummy Yummy for your tummy! Great sushi spot in the Central West End!!!

Name: D*** C*********
Date: 2023-03-30 21:51:03
Rating: 5
Comment: Their lunch special is a pretty good deal. We got six rolls.

Name: B**** H*****
Date: 2023-03-24 04:12:13
Rating: 5
Comment: Hands down the highest quality and most authentic sushi bar in town. Reminds me of all the good sushi places in California.

Name: D**** W***
Date: 2023-03-10 02:15:30
Rating: 5
Comment: Great value for money and amazing food. Cant wait to go back.

Name: C********** O****
Date: 2023-03-04 03:37:59
Rating: 4
Comment: Great food, fun atmosphere.

Name: K*** K***** (*************
Date: 2023-02-27 13:34:08
Rating: 5
Comment: My favorite sushi place in st. Louis, and the shrimp shumai will change your life!

Name: S******* J**
Date: 2023-01-03 05:28:04
Rating: 3
Comment: Disappointing food quality and dirty restroom. I dont understand the high review this place got. I dont know if the main cheif was present during my visit or not but either way, they have a quality control issue.

Name: M****** H******
Date: 2022-12-06 17:11:38
Rating: 5
Comment: Beautifully prepared and extremely flavorful. I had the Kampai combo which was 6 Sashimi and 4 nigiri and a roll, all cuts were chef’s choice. The chef chose perfectly for me. Every bite was perfect. I know I had some yellowfin, Salmon, Oturo, and shrimp. Not sure what else was on the plate, but would be happy to try it all again. Staff was friendly and explained every question I had. Highly recommend

Name: A*** B*****
Date: 2022-11-12 20:44:24
Rating: 5
Comment: One of the most comforting, positive dining experiences I’ve had in STL. I sat by the bar and was served graciously by Benji (I hope that’s how he spells his name). All night we bantered, being the perfect complement with the food. The restaurant isn’t overly flashy, it has the right amount of decorations to make it feel comfortable, without seeming like it was trying to be overly ethnic.The service was spectacular, quick, and fresh. The food was as advertised. We started with Miso Soup to warm our tummies in the cold weather, followed by tempura. Crispy and tasty. My favorite part of the meal was the Hamachi Kama, a grilled yellowtail jaw. Finally we had a Chirashi and Kampai Special Roll.If I could give this place more than 5 stars, I would.

Name: p****** w*****
Date: 2022-11-12 01:33:54
Rating: 5
Comment: ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I always feel so fancy!

Name: L*** H********
Date: 2022-10-26 20:31:16
Rating: 4
Comment: Food is good, but there is another place near way to better for SuChi

Name: C*** G*****
Date: 2022-09-22 20:57:54
Rating: 5
Comment: Definitely coming back 2 this gem! Amazing rolls yoFire Dragon FTW!!!

Name: T*** B******
Date: 2022-09-18 02:55:01
Rating: 1
Comment: They were rude and racist. Took over a hour to bring our food. We then noticed they served everybody else first as we continue to wait. Shrimp tempura was undercooked.We left.

Name: B****** W
Date: 2022-09-06 18:26:24
Rating: 5
Comment: Beautiful place. Walked in and the first thing I noticed is that its very clean. The smell aswell was welcoming. The food was amazing and very well worth it. The waitress was very helpful, kind, and polite.

Name: S**** S****
Date: 2022-08-29 01:15:28
Rating: 1
Comment: Food was great but I was fighting a battle I couldn’t win against the bugs the were non stop flying over my drinks & food . I look behind me it’s a wall full of flying bugs on the big wall fan , I let them know I was unhappy, I asked if she knew they were there and she said yes& I’m like why did you seat us there and no answer

Name: E*** Z****
Date: 2022-08-26 18:58:12
Rating: 5
Comment: Love this restaurant! Great food with great price. Love tempura with Undo!

Name: B****** L*****
Date: 2022-07-29 13:54:16
Rating: 5
Comment: Pictured are the Kampai Special Roll and Dynamite Roll. Both so good!! Not picture are the gyzo- also incredible. They were very busy with curbside orders during my visit so be patient. The young lady working host/curbside/waiter was very kind and helpful.

Name: A***** L*
Date: 2022-07-27 18:08:01
Rating: 1
Comment: I wish I could give zero stars. Salty miso soup. Loosely rolled sushi that comes with mysterious opaquely white sweet sauce. Fish that tasted frozen (even had bits of ice in it). Worse than gas station sushi! Absolutely the worst I’ve had.

Name: M*** D****
Date: 2022-07-21 19:34:44
Rating: 5
Comment: One of my favorite sushi places in town...

Name: R*** M*****
Date: 2022-07-08 17:05:53
Rating: 5
Comment: AMAZING! The staff was delightful and ALL of the food was great. We didnt leave a crumb.

Name: A*** O****
Date: 2022-07-07 02:16:24
Rating: 2
Comment: Placing a take out order from here is a nightmare! We can never get ahold of anyone after 7pm. We often have someone pick up and say ‘how can I help you?’ then place us on hold and never pick back up. The food is good here but trying to get take out has been a joke. We have tried, and given up, on three separate occasions. We will not be trying again unfortunately.

Name: L**** N****
Date: 2022-06-20 23:56:42
Rating: 5
Comment: The Tokyo Tower and OMG Roll are absolutely amazing and the Sea Urchin was great. Excellent service as well. Would definitely eat here again…and again…and again.

Name: E*** B* S****
Date: 2022-06-15 17:15:21
Rating: 5
Comment: The sushi here is pretty amazing and they have a great selection too. The prices are very reasonable and the service staff are the best.

Name: c********** M*****
Date: 2022-05-27 16:13:03
Rating: 5
Comment: Ya just gotta have those Yummy Rolls

Name: M****** B****
Date: 2022-04-12 22:29:01
Rating: 5
Comment: This has become a favorite spot since moving to the CWE area! It’s off the main strip (Euclid), so easy to miss if you’re not looking for it.They have a large selection of rolls, both traditional & specialty, and each that I’ve tried has been delicious! Rolls are served with a complementary house salad, which is also tasty. The service has always been great, and the staff is friendly & attentive.

Name: G M***
Date: 2022-04-10 00:24:40
Rating: 3
Comment: The sushi is ok generally, just lacks that something extra taste wise to bring you back. The service was also a bit slow and inconsistent, as the waiter was generally absent, and we had to ask for an item which we ordered and never came. The ambiance is also ok, as the shop feels a bit cluttered. Overall just an ok experience.

Name: J****** L********
Date: 2022-03-08 09:17:44
Rating: 4
Comment: The udon noodle soup was the comfort food I needed to warm me up and the St. Louis roll was tasty.

Name: K*** N*****
Date: 2022-02-16 20:22:59
Rating: 5
Comment: Absolutely delicious food, beautifully presented. Tons of sake options. There was a bit of a language barrier with the waiter but they were very sweet and helpful nonetheless. 10/10

Name: J*** L***
Date: 2022-02-16 19:37:14
Rating: 5
Comment: Excellent sushi, pleasing decor. A+

Name: D** M
Date: 2022-02-15 02:02:50
Rating: 1
Comment: Ordered delivery and they cancelled the order two hours later. Called to see why and they said “we’re really busy sorry”. Terrible customer service. I heard the place smells bad too.

Name: R** H********
Date: 2021-11-30 17:08:06
Rating: 5
Comment: Good food, good service, reasonably priced.

Name: K*** N*****
Date: 2021-11-07 01:31:53
Rating: 3
Comment: The wait was long for everything (table, food, check...). The rolls are very good, would highly recommend. Cant say the same about the nigiri...ordered 6 and was disappointed by all of them.

Name: B****** F******
Date: 2021-11-05 07:28:02
Rating: 5
Comment: Order the Special rolls! They are a little bit higher than that standard rolls but I was not disappointed. Service was great. Will definitely return really soon.

Name: R C*****
Date: 2021-11-02 08:02:27
Rating: 4
Comment: Ordered takeout through Uber Eats. For the most part I was impressed. Ive eaten there in person, but its been a couple years. That was also an overall good experience.I ordered the five-piece sashimi (chefs choice), an order of shumai, the shrimp and veggie tempura, the Fancy Roll, and the Low-Carb Roll. Uber Eats practices contactless delivery and of course I want to support that. But when I opened the bag, the shumai were nowhere to be found. There was a small green salad and a (very) small portion of miso soup included with the rest of what Id ordered. Im not sure if there was a mix-up or if the salad and soup come with the sushi.The sashimi was just delicious. Very fresh and flavorful. The tempura was also very good--I like it dipped in a bit of soy sauce instead of the tempura sauce. The soup was cold, which is fair considering the distance, and the portion was just a couple swallows, but it was all right. The salad is still in my fridge. Both rolls were quite yummy. I actually liked the Low-Carb Roll best--it has a great fruity tang and is wrapped in crunchy cucumber. It is hard to pick up with chopsticks, but no one judged me at home. 😅All in all, a great meal. I made Uber Eats aware of the missing item and have been told theyll refund me. I didnt think to take pictures of the food! Very unlike me. Must have been hungry.Ill absolutely return to Kampai but Im likely to go to the CWE location in person instead of ordering in.

Name: C***** G*****
Date: 2021-10-25 14:45:13
Rating: 5
Comment: Food was amazing!! We ordered multiple rolls but our favorite was the OMG roll that came out sizzling hot. Literally 🔥 Very cool atmosphere and our waiter was so great! Would definitely recommend!

Name: M** M******
Date: 2021-09-21 17:45:09
Rating: 5
Comment: Great food and pretty place bit pricey but with good reason I am never disappointed.

Name: A***** B******
Date: 2021-09-15 17:53:42
Rating: 5
Comment: Very good and kind people BEST SUSHI I HAVE EVERY HAD!

Name: M*******
Date: 2021-08-30 23:47:08
Rating: 1
Comment: Worst customer service I think I’ve ever experienced. Ordered food for pickup, told us it would be ready in 15 minutes. We got there in 20. The food wasn’t ready, I was told I could go back outside and they would bring it out. 5-10 minutes later I had to go back inside as the food still wasn’t ready. Waited inside for another 5 minutes and was finally handed the food.We drove off quickly, as we were now running late, only to find out that that not all of the food was in the bag..It wasn’t in there, because they never rang it up.. not that I could have waited for them to make it at that point anyways.I’m upset that the order was repeated over the phone twice and the food wasn’t rang up correctly. (The order contained 3 items.. we got 2)I called the restaurant to explain what happened and was told by the waitress that “I wasn’t charged for it so she couldn’t understand what the issue was” and that it’s not her fault it wasn’t rang up correctly. Not once did they try to remedy the issue, I was just told that I should have done more in checking before I left.Yes, I could have checked but at that point we needed to get back on the road. Their “15 minutes” turned into 30+.If the drive-thru can get an order correct 95% of the time.. I expect a restaurant of this caliber to be able to handle the same simple task. If it can’t, then just don’t take call-in orders.

Name: R*** Y**
Date: 2021-08-09 20:51:06
Rating: 5
Comment: Rolls are fresh and flavorful. Servers are attentive. Definitely my favorite sushi place around CWE.

Name: D C**** (*********
Date: 2021-07-18 19:29:51
Rating: 4
Comment: Good take out, but the complimentary miso soup is always less than half full. WHY??!

Name: R***** E******
Date: 2021-07-16 21:11:37
Rating: 5
Comment: I loved this place and the OMG sushi roll literally made me say it out loud. Excellent service, great atmosphere

Name: S**** K
Date: 2021-07-13 19:32:38
Rating: 5
Comment: Great food!! And they have some delicious sake choices!

Name: P****** C****
Date: 2021-07-08 23:06:52
Rating: 5
Comment: I rarely eat sushi, Ive had some really good sushi in the past; this was a very good place to go. Its a nice little place with dim lighting in a pretty decent amount of seating.The waiters/waitresses were really patient and answered questions I had with no issue - Big ups to them for that.

Name: K***** A***
Date: 2021-06-17 00:02:40
Rating: 5
Comment: Love their Gioza and Japanese pickles.As for sushi, I love their lobster rolls

Name: M**** K
Date: 2021-06-12 21:31:13
Rating: 4
Comment: Fish was very clean and tasty and the chefs selections were just right as well! Good service but it was very warm inside like the AC was set on 80°F 🥵

Name: P L M
Date: 2021-05-30 20:30:18
Rating: 5
Comment: I love to walk in, order to go, have a drink at the bar, and a picnic in the park.

Name: C********** G C****
Date: 2021-04-29 16:05:53
Rating: 5
Comment: A casual atmosphere without pretensions, yet a refined and professional staff. Great place to expose your kids to various cultures and dining.

Name: B***** R****
Date: 2021-04-15 22:54:47
Rating: 5
Comment: Good service. Flavors were able to be individually identified. Very delicious.

Name: C****** Q****
Date: 2021-04-10 01:44:48
Rating: 5
Comment: Everything was awesome. Especially the staff. Later night hours are greatly appreciated.

Name: O*** T*****
Date: 2021-03-22 14:55:24
Rating: 5
Comment: High quality sushi!

Name: A** H*******
Date: 2021-03-06 18:58:40
Rating: 5
Comment: One of our favorite local restaurants!! Great service, delicious food, good quality, and good prices. Plus free soup and salad with dinner rolls 😋

Name: E***** N*****
Date: 2021-02-26 02:31:34
Rating: 1
Comment: The food was old, thrown together, & overall of terrible quality. possibly gave me food poisoning, DO NOT SHOP

Name: J***** V*******
Date: 2021-02-23 01:10:11
Rating: 5
Comment: Ive never had a bad meal at Kampai. It can be hard to find free parking sometimes but I dont mind walking. We first tried Kampai because they were on Groupon but now we go regularly and pay full price.

Name: B** M******
Date: 2021-02-22 18:02:59
Rating: 5
Comment: The sushi is the best. We ordered on the phone because I believe it saves them a fee. Ordering eat ready and the staff are very helpful. Great spot and great sushi.

Name: T*********** B***
Date: 2021-02-20 23:12:25
Rating: 5
Comment: Great friendly service never really enjoyed sushi gave it a chance here everything i had was great i could come back again

Name: A********* D********
Date: 2020-12-09 18:50:46
Rating: 5
Comment: It is our favorite sushi bar. I always feel like I am in one of these Woody Allens movie. The music and the light are very relaxing, food is yummy.

Name: J******* S*******
Date: 2020-11-14 02:01:36
Rating: 1
Comment: Don’t waste your time getting takeout from here. The food is mediocre and you’ll wait twice as long as they tell you to get your food

Name: M*** R****
Date: 2020-11-07 02:33:00
Rating: 5
Comment: Always so good. Love the complimentary soup and salad!

Name: C**** S******
Date: 2020-10-30 14:18:50
Rating: 5
Comment: The best lunch. This place is top notch you will not be disappointed.

Name: E**** H
Date: 2020-10-12 00:21:17
Rating: 4
Comment: First time here but definitely not my last. Really cute little place with nice atmosphere and helpful, knowledgeable staff. Sushi was fresh and they have a nice selection of rolls. It would be a great spot for a date.

Name: K**** F*******
Date: 2020-09-29 02:36:12
Rating: 5
Comment: Best sushi in St Louis !!! White tiger so gooood

Name: R*** M*****
Date: 2020-09-26 00:57:57
Rating: 5
Comment: Always good!!! Price is right!!! West End roll my favorite!!!

Name: E******* N******
Date: 2020-09-18 13:54:35
Rating: 5
Comment: We were initially nervous because of the lack of patrons in the restaurant, but the food was FANTASTIC. Ordered the love roll, shrimp tempura, spider roll, and had chicken teriyaki as an appetizer. Definitely a hidden gem!

Name: S*** K*****
Date: 2020-09-09 19:23:24
Rating: 5
Comment: This is my favorite sushi place in STL. And I love me some sushi. Try the OMG roll! It comes out of the kitchen ON FIRE!

Name: G P
Date: 2020-08-15 02:58:03
Rating: 5
Comment: Amazing fresh. Perfect customer service. Love!

Name: A***** E******
Date: 2020-08-06 02:17:20
Rating: 5
Comment: They were very friendly fast and accurate with my order.

Name: A**** M******
Date: 2020-07-24 23:25:57
Rating: 5
Comment: Great sushi, great service. I had the grilled mackerel, and although a little overcooked it was still delicious and kind of reminded me of eating grilled fish as a kid in Hawaii, the White Tiger roll was fantastic. Im happy to see places like this still open. Will definitely be back!

Name: C******
Date: 2020-04-13 21:28:47
Rating: 5
Comment: Best sushi in town. I havent found a roll I dont like!

Name: S**** S******
Date: 2020-03-09 21:11:14
Rating: 4
Comment: Visited for lunch when we had business at Barnes as it was within walking distance. It was probably some of the best sushi weve eaten. Fresh and flavorful.

Name: M****
Date: 2020-03-07 01:40:36
Rating: 5
Comment: This is one of our favorite date night locations - great food in a low key environment, and we always get excellent service.

Name: M******* A****
Date: 2020-02-22 18:32:49
Rating: 5
Comment: Amazing sushi rolls the tempura is great and its all around a great experience

Name: J*** C****
Date: 2020-02-21 13:53:10
Rating: 5
Comment: Super tasty. Everything was very fresh and reasonably priced.

Name: S********** C****
Date: 2020-02-15 13:04:20
Rating: 4
Comment: This place was nice. Service was a little slow but they were very busy. Food was kind of expensive given other places have all u can eat for $20. The parking available is street parking that goes pretty fast so you might have to park a little ways from it. I used a Groupon and had no problem redeeming it. I noticed they also provide happy hour specials M-F from I think 5-6. I found heating to be an issue too, you could see your breath in the bathroom. Overall it was nice.

Name: S S******
Date: 2020-02-09 03:26:25
Rating: 4
Comment: Wonderful lunch special. You wont find better sushi at this price.

Name: D** r**
Date: 2019-12-31 06:17:23
Rating: 5
Comment: Nice atmosphere, great sushi, good service. Will be back again! Update keep going back!cannot get better sushi that I know of. Hidden jem.

Name: D***** B*****
Date: 2019-12-27 20:36:01
Rating: 5
Comment: Nice lunch selection and good pricing. The waitress was attentive. Food was good.

Name: A***** S*******
Date: 2019-11-17 20:04:17
Rating: 4
Comment: Very cool location and ambience. However, womens restroom could use some work. It was dimly lit so it is hard to see in there. The low water pressure also caused toilet paper to not be fully flushed. Good variety of authentic Japanese beers. The Alaskan sushi roll was on point. Some of the other fancier sushi rolls were overdressed and fell apart. Service was good. Parking is daunting at best, frustrating at worst.

Name: H******* H********
Date: 2019-11-05 04:36:49
Rating: 4
Comment: Great sushi! Service was decent.

Name: M I***
Date: 2019-09-14 22:25:48
Rating: 5
Comment: Kampai is the best! Food was great 👌 Parking is free after 7pm (thats the only downside, its hard to find a parking spot!)

Name: A****** R*******
Date: 2019-09-04 01:26:27
Rating: 3
Comment: Food is good & good service. Small drink menu other than sake

Name: C**** H***
Date: 2019-09-02 00:59:43
Rating: 3
Comment: I walked in with it being at ~15% capacity. No one was greeting so I sat down at the bar. I was chastised by one of the chefs and a waitress for not having read the sign of please wait to be seated. The sushi was average by American standards. The service was average by American standards.I tipped well anyway.

Name: C***** N********
Date: 2019-08-30 23:18:43
Rating: 5
Comment: Really like the ambience and food. Staff are kind and fast. You can also get complimentary miso soup and salad. Definitely recommend this place if youre in the mood for sushi.

Name: B**** O******
Date: 2019-08-27 18:00:37
Rating: 1
Comment: Looks like their front door and windows have never been washed. Gross. Smelled funky and stale inside. Junk sitting on the sushi bar. Not a place I would trust to serve raw fish. I turned around and walked out.

Name: C M*****
Date: 2019-08-25 13:20:05
Rating: 5
Comment: The best sushi I have had. Warm saki was very welcoming in a rainy evening. Some warm soup and salad then volcano roll, snow roll and one other. I always feel there is not enough food at a sushi restaurant but there certainly was at Kampai. I loved it and would highly recommend.

Name: J** K*****
Date: 2019-08-20 08:52:58
Rating: 1
Comment: Me: Hi, do you have some gluten free sushi options?Girl on phone: YeahPauseMe: Could you tell me what you have?Girl: Uh, like are mostly like vegetarian and fish...

Name: K****** L******* R********
Date: 2019-08-10 00:18:59
Rating: 5
Comment: Love love love the lunch specials. Place is quant and quiet. Off street parking was available close by. Service was sweet and quick. Sushi rolls where amazing and fresh as well. Definitely will return.

Name: C M*********
Date: 2019-07-30 20:24:24
Rating: 5
Comment: Probably the best sushi Ive ever had and I have travelled a lot. I always feel like sushi and tapas are the best for a main meal because you need to buy a lot to feel satisfied, but the sushi at Kampai was perfect, substantial portions and tasted great, just loved it. Ordered Volcano roll, Snow Roll and 1 other I forget. It came with salad and soup. Absolutely perfect amount for 2 people. Also had hot saki which was great, warming on a rainy evening. It was really delicious. Highly recommend.

Name: k***** t***
Date: 2019-07-23 05:39:41
Rating: 3
Comment: Really great service but mediocre food. Try it with the Groupon

Name: A** M****
Date: 2019-07-07 02:41:11
Rating: 1
Comment: We walked in and the place was hotter inside than outside. We were going to leave but they decided to turn the air down. So we sat at a table under the air vent. We ordered our food and drinks. The salad was barely green had more cabbage and sprouts. The knots were horrible as they kept coming more and more. We told the waitress about the bugs but all she said was Sorry. We mentioned it to another waitress and same thing sorry. Well , it spoiled our dinner while we had the bugs flying around.I took video to show how bad bugs were. No discount on dinner for our big infested dinner.

Name: J**** B
Date: 2019-06-27 04:26:01
Rating: 5
Comment: Absolutely my favorite place to done out for sushi in St. Louis.

Name: R***** S*****
Date: 2019-06-26 14:52:52
Rating: 5
Comment: They serve their sushi with a complimentary soup and salad. Good quality sushi.

Name: A****** P******
Date: 2019-06-20 18:46:58
Rating: 4
Comment: Overall great food and sushi! The bathroom was ....well interesting. Kind of dirty and smelly so be warned! Sweet and cute spot in the CWE!

Name: d* b
Date: 2019-04-29 22:19:13
Rating: 5
Comment: Great experience with friendly staff and a good sushi.

Name: C**** U*****
Date: 2019-03-24 23:03:01
Rating: 4
Comment: Good food and environment, but a bit pricey for some items.

Name: E**** N********
Date: 2019-03-22 14:26:08
Rating: 4
Comment: Had a Groupon for two for $30. We still spent $40 out of pocket. Very EXPENSIVE. I have a nice sushi place near me and it’s all you can eat for $40 for two people. With that being said, the staff is nice. It comes with complementary miso soup and salad. The sushi was a 7 out of 10 for me. (I’ve really been spoiled by my neighborhood sushi place). Not bad. I wouldn’t go back even if I had a Groupon. Too expensive for my tastes and only street parking. They are under an apartment building and in central west end so parking is limited.

Name: d**** c********
Date: 2019-03-18 04:08:18
Rating: 5
Comment: Fresh, creative delicious sushi, with great friendly service!

Name: S******* C*******
Date: 2019-02-28 22:15:28
Rating: 3
Comment: The service was a bit slow, which wouldnt have been a problem if they were busy, but we were there during lunch and the place was empty. The sushi was good, not excellent but definitely good. We had the crunch roll, shrimp tempura and spicy tuna. The cost was reasonable. I would go back.

Name: F****** H*****
Date: 2019-02-25 22:18:53
Rating: 2
Comment: Ive visited Kampai 2x before my recent visit with great experiences. During this occasion the restaurant was uncomfortably cold. Understandably, its the winter time and many restaurant blow cold air for a fast customer turnover. However, in the cold season I would imagine most restaurants would attempt to create a comfortable and cozy dining atmosphere. Most of the patrons left their coats on while dining, and the restroom was far colder.Aside from the atmosphere, I have loved their rolls in the past and am always open to trying a variety of sushi and sashimi at various restaurants.We ordered the squid as an appetizer, which was flavorful, but unbearably chewy. Our dinner choice was the Kampai Combo (BEWARE it is Chefs Choice as if there are some surprising elements to it) hoping that we would be able to try a unique specialty roll from the Chef (as the waitress suggested that we inform of any allergies) only to be highly disappointed by a typical California Roll -_- The salmon, tuna, and yellow tail sashimi were perfect, no complaint. The nigiri shrimp and salmon were excellent. However, the nigiri tuna was so overly spiced that neither of us wanted to finish it after the first bite.I would normally recommend Kampai to our friends. This time we were quite disappointed with our sub-par/subzero experience and may give it another chance in the spring when its warmer. We most likely not be return customers though.

Name: K S****
Date: 2019-02-20 20:10:36
Rating: 3
Comment: This was my very first time having sushi, so I have nothing to compare it to. I had the rainbow roll (I think). It was actually pretty good considering the reason Ive never had it before is because I dont like seafood.The restaurant itself was dimly lit and would have felt cozy if it wasnt so freaking cold inside. We hurriedly ate and left because it was a competition for chill factor between inside and out.The wait staff was courteous. Ultimately, I would go back.

Name: A***** M*****
Date: 2019-02-20 14:49:12
Rating: 5
Comment: Excellent sushi spot. Perfectly prepared sushi in a nice atmosphere. I eat here regularly and Im never disappointed.

Name: A**** B****
Date: 2019-02-19 15:49:23
Rating: 4
Comment: Best Sushi Ive had in STL!!!! Cute and relaxed atmosphere! Sushi lovers, this will sastify your fish cravings!!!!!!

Name: T W
Date: 2019-01-30 14:02:19
Rating: 1
Comment: The salad was still frozen when it came out. The yaki udon was just boiled noodles drowned in a store-bought sweet and sour sauce, rather than an actual stir fry (or the wok was on low heat), and thus a very mediocre and bland westernised dish, what one would expect from a western franchise store that claims to serve asian food. It is not difficult to fry up noodles and season with dark soy sauce, so to make this dish so badly is an acheivement in itself, for which the chef can be commended. Was also charged 20 percent gratuity for the act of said boiled noodles and sauce beinf brought to the table, further adding insult to injury. In conclusion, the worst Asian food Ive had from an Asian-run establishment.

Name: N*** W***
Date: 2019-01-27 00:56:32
Rating: 5
Comment: Kampai sushi roll was amazing. Very friendly wait staff. Will definitely be back

Name: T*** Z********
Date: 2018-12-31 01:29:30
Rating: 5
Comment: My wife and Is favorite Sushi restaurant in St Louis, good service and kid friendly, seriously lacking at other sushi restaurants in city.

Name: S G
Date: 2018-12-30 20:29:34
Rating: 3
Comment: The waitress was helpful in telling us which sushi was cooked. The sushi rolls fell apart when I tried to pick them up. The atmosphere is nice. I thought the prices to be a little high.

Name: Y****** F**
Date: 2018-12-28 01:50:15
Rating: 1
Comment: The staff is very rude. She said I couldn’t use Groupon!! I ordered 30$ food and I have to pay fully. I told her I wanted to talk to the manager. I waited for half an hour. She said the manager was not there!! Why you wasted my 30 mins?? If I know I couldn’t use groupon, I wouldn’t order so much food. Because the food tastes so bad!! I am sure I won’t come any more.

Name: M*** S********
Date: 2018-11-27 02:01:00
Rating: 5
Comment: Usually just get 2 rolls but they were so good had to try another

Name: M*** R*******
Date: 2018-11-26 04:47:52
Rating: 4
Comment: This is a hidden gem in CWE. I love the atmosphere; its never been overly loud even when busy, the low lighting & sweet staff.The West Pine Roll & The White Tiger Roll are delightful. If you dont have the time to dine in, call & order it for carryout.FYI: If you plan ahead, scoop up the Groupon deal

Name: E** K*******
Date: 2018-11-25 06:07:13
Rating: 5
Comment: Excellent and very professional Sushi restaurant. I ordered the Korean Shortribs BBQ and they were fantastic.Along with all the food we ordered, everything was perfect. A+ I’ll definitely be coming back and recommending to anybody looking for quality Sushi in the Central West End Neighborhood of St. Louis. - EBK l, Karabell Industries LLC

Name: J**** R***
Date: 2018-11-02 03:04:02
Rating: 1
Comment: Ive eaten here a few times now, I think the place is really going downhill and they are struggling to get customers. The fish today did not seem fresh. I dont think Ill go back, theyre much better sushi options in the Central West End, and if youre going to spend this much for sushi you may as well get better quality.

Name: D**** H*******
Date: 2018-10-23 01:24:26
Rating: 4
Comment: I dont eat sushi had bbg beef something it was good

Name: J*********** A********
Date: 2018-10-03 17:45:50
Rating: 5
Comment: Awesome place with awesome sushis. They have everything you could ask for.

Name: R B
Date: 2018-08-30 16:47:45
Rating: 3
Comment: Pretty good sushi. Ordered Tempura rolls. They do not have all you can eat but do have take out.

Name: D**
Date: 2018-06-18 14:38:46
Rating: 5
Comment: I loved their meals (washoku) and service!

Name: W*** F******
Date: 2018-04-26 17:27:18
Rating: 4
Comment: The volcano roll was the best. They have all the standard rolls, but their specials are worth the price.

Name: L* W*****
Date: 2018-04-24 23:16:41
Rating: 5
Comment: Great food, average pricing for sushi beautiful atmosphere. The music was not so great

Name: K**** M*******
Date: 2018-04-23 15:00:15
Rating: 4
Comment: Was greeted as soon as we walked in. The place was clean staff was friendly. Our food came out shortly after ordering. The rolls were fresh & noodles were delicious.

Name: B******* P*****
Date: 2018-04-23 14:25:22
Rating: 5
Comment: This is a great sushi place. Service is fast and staff was friendly and helpful. Parking can be a challenge but its definitely worth it to try this place.

Name: M****** K******
Date: 2018-04-23 14:13:10
Rating: 5
Comment: One of the best places in STL to get sushi!

Name: D**** O
Date: 2018-04-14 18:30:59
Rating: 3
Comment: Not a good place for a vegetarian unless you want to sit and watch others eat and enjoy the atmosphere and Company

Name: R***** V J****
Date: 2018-04-03 23:52:58
Rating: 5
Comment: My favorite sushi place for 12 years! Great Lunch specials always fresh and soo good. Family owned Friendly and Fast Service! Great Prices too! try the lunch specials 11 -2 you can not beat them closed from 2 -5 is the only downside to this spot!

Name: S****** C****
Date: 2018-03-28 16:16:59
Rating: 4
Comment: We enjoyed the ginger dressing on the salad. The sushi rolls we had were fresh and pretty good. Not amazing, but decent.

Name: m******* m*******
Date: 2018-03-15 02:41:51
Rating: 5
Comment: Portions are great for the price. Delicious food. I hate I moved so far away from them

Name: C*** N*****
Date: 2018-03-12 18:51:27
Rating: 5
Comment: Went for lunch. The service was fast, and they went out of their way to offer tea refills. I especially liked the little ginger-dressing salad you get as an appetizer and the yellowtail sashimi I had. The spicy scallop was decent, just a little low on the amount of meat. Overall, excellent.

Name: T*** W*******
Date: 2018-02-24 21:33:22
Rating: 4
Comment: As usual, happy with my order. Delicious food. Quick Delivery of preparation of Food. Will return.

Name: D** K****
Date: 2017-12-06 03:13:31
Rating: 5
Comment: This is my favorite sushi place in STL. Great quality and reasonable prices. You also get miso soup and a cabbage salad with ginger dressing when you order rolls.

Name: S**** S
Date: 2017-12-05 16:45:35
Rating: 2
Comment: Disappointing. The worst part was the bill INCLUDED OVER 22% GRATUITY! On top of that the service plunged my groups (7 of us) experience of the evening.Two waitresses were helping us and kept confusing each other about our order. When we asked about two of our drinks that didnt come with the rest one waitress said we never said that order, then the second waitress came with the missing drinks with her standing right there. No apology, no checking with the other waitress first, we were immediately the blame. I know with larger groups gratuity is added, but never so large. They took the bill including tax and then added 20%!Sushi was average for the area and reasonably priced. We will most likely go elsewhere to fulfill our sushi cravings.

Name: L**** F******
Date: 2017-12-03 04:31:42
Rating: 5
Comment: This is my absolute favorite sushi place in the Midwest. Reasonably priced, delicious vegetarian rolls, fresh seafood, great service, and the comfort of a satisfying complimentary soup and salad are all guaranteed here. As a patron of over ten years, I can assure anyone looking for a simple, quiet, appetizing meal that this place is tops. An ideal spot for a small family outing or a cozy date. I recommend the pickled plum, or “kanpyo” nigiri roll (not on the menu, but if you write it down they’ll know what you mean).

Name: T*****
Date: 2017-12-01 02:22:14
Rating: 5
Comment: Food is great, but kinda confusing if youre new to sushi. Yummy roll is the best. Large portions, reasonable prices

Name: E***** A*********
Date: 2017-10-29 00:40:50
Rating: 5
Comment: The atmosphere and food were good and service was great as it was a Saturday night in a popular district. Highly recommend!

Name: J***** Z*****
Date: 2017-10-26 04:29:40
Rating: 5
Comment: Great sushi at a good price, sat in the traditional setting on mats on the floor of a raised platform. It was cozy and romantic, I might not be flexible enough to sit traditionally every time though. Complimentary miso soup and ginger salad were good too.

Name: W**** M****
Date: 2017-10-11 02:51:24
Rating: 3
Comment: Fresh sushi. We ordered the chefs choice platter with a mix of nagiri and 2 sushi rolls. Food was decent. Not sure I feel it was over the top as soon reviews make it sound.

Name: O***** C****
Date: 2017-10-02 01:29:19
Rating: 5
Comment: As a New Yorker, I wasn’t expecting to find great sushi in St Louis, but this was really great! I can’t imagine there is another sushi place in this city, and even by New York standards, I thought the sushi was very good. One of the pieces of fish I had wasn’t fresh, but when I told them, they brought out another plate of tuna for free 👍🏽

Name: K*** T*********
Date: 2017-09-17 01:49:22
Rating: 3
Comment: Sushi was decent quality, nothing tasted fishy. Service was ok. Was overpriced but almost all sushi is.

Name: D**** L******
Date: 2017-09-09 02:21:19
Rating: 5
Comment: I had the Japanese Chicken Wings for appetizer and the Galbi for dinner. Wow, each dish had SO MUCH flavor.

Name: A** M*****
Date: 2017-08-30 15:38:14
Rating: 3
Comment: We normally have great experiences but our last experience was much less friendly.

Name: T*** B*******
Date: 2017-08-29 04:40:42
Rating: 5
Comment: Wow...great sushi...great friendly service.

Name: K***
Date: 2017-08-20 02:07:46
Rating: 1
Comment: Nothing special or outstanding. Taste was a bit bland. Service was bad, our server didnt introduced herself nor thanked us when we paid our bill. She made a rude remark on the amount of sushi we ordered. She wasnt attentive didnt even make sure if food was right. Honestly, only reason I tipped a decent tip was because of etiquette. Restaurant isnt very well kept. By the bar you can see a fan, broken chairs, tubs of who knows what.I was very disappointed due to the fact that it has above a 4 star rating, perhaps I just went on a bad day.

Name: A**** M********
Date: 2017-08-18 15:19:05
Rating: 5
Comment: I recently moved back to St. Louis and am on the hunt for a new sushi restaurant to haunt. This is the first sushi place weve tried that I was delightfully pleased with. We tried several things. We got the Takoyaki which I really enjoyed. My husband thought it was a little mushy, but thats kind of just how the dish is. We got the Joy roll which was pretty good, but the torching process left a sort of burnt taste. We also got the Vegas roll which was good. I definitely want to try their other rolls. We also got some nigiri: masago, seared tuna, and uni. All were great, but make sure you try uni in your lifetime. SO GOOD! Well definitely come back, but are still on the hunt for a place with more interesting rolls. The service here was outstanding. Only downside is theres no parking lot, only street parking.

Name: P****** M*****
Date: 2017-07-18 19:59:34
Rating: 5
Comment: Comfortable atmosphere, friendly waitstaff, with local favorites and authentic dishes too.

Name: R*** G***
Date: 2017-07-09 21:46:42
Rating: 5
Comment: I am by no means a Sushi expert, but I have tried a good amount of places around St. Louis and even spent some time in Japan where I had plenty of great sushi. Kampai does not disappoint. This is probably the best sushi place my wife and I have been to in St. Louis. The staff were great at answering questions, giving suggestions, and very friendly/accommodating. We had the Sunset, Love, and Dragon roll and they were all wonderful. Id recommend all of them.

Name: M***** -**** M*****
Date: 2017-06-27 01:13:50
Rating: 4
Comment: The sushi chefs are cool. Waitresses are normal. Sushi is 8.5/10 and they have MORIMOTO SOBA ALE! Whoo hoo!

Name: H******* S******
Date: 2017-06-12 23:13:01
Rating: 4
Comment: The salmon was dry, otherwise, the chicken teriyaki was delicious.

Name: J**** H*******
Date: 2017-05-13 01:43:49
Rating: 3
Comment: The table was dirty. The restaurant was filled with smoke for some reason.. The sushi was okay but I felt I could get equally as good or better at Whole Foods a block away.

Name: B** I****
Date: 2017-04-15 19:31:01
Rating: 5
Comment: Good prices, fast and friendly service, delicious food. Its not the fanciest, but its a consistent joint

Name: Q**** H*
Date: 2017-04-14 14:45:53
Rating: 3
Comment: Their house special sushi is okay. I d rather pay the same amount for house special sushi at Fin Japanese Cuisine. They are always on Groupon. Get Groupon if you want to give it a try. Must try: crazy sushi !

Name: D***** W***
Date: 2017-03-24 14:10:11
Rating: 5
Comment: Ive been here a few times, now. This place continues to exceed my expectations. Miso is great, sushi is top notch, with a wide selection of classics and whimsical.

Name: M****** M******
Date: 2017-03-17 14:00:16
Rating: 5
Comment: You can always find great groupon deals for this place. Amazing sushi and great food all around, youll never leave this restaurant disappointed.

Name: T****** G*****
Date: 2017-03-05 01:10:06
Rating: 5
Comment: Great lunch specials. Delicious fresh sushi. Always a Groupon available

Name: Z***** K********
Date: 2017-02-08 06:30:25
Rating: 4
Comment: As a vegetarian, I liked it. Pleasant a atmosphere and great service. Cant judge the seafood personally.

Name: G**** C*********
Date: 2017-02-05 15:42:38
Rating: 5
Comment: Great rolls and best sashimi Ive had in STL

Name: N*** M********
Date: 2016-11-11 11:58:02
Rating: 5
Comment: Very pricey but outstanding food

Name: A***** B***
Date: 2016-09-26 02:05:39
Rating: 1
Comment: Food is really good but there hours are not the same as online as in store. Weve went four times and they have not resolved this problem.

Name: f** t****
Date: 2016-09-05 07:12:34
Rating: 5
Comment: Best spicey tuna ive ever had. Very clean & fresh.

Name: A***** D******
Date: 2016-08-16 01:56:37
Rating: 5
Comment: One of my favorite sushi restaurants in STL. They almost always have a Groupon too.

Name: M****** G*******
Date: 2016-05-29 00:42:37
Rating: 4
Comment: Though the competition is weak compared to west coast cities, this is one of the better sushi places in St. Louis. Somewhat reasonable lunch specials. Closes briefly between lunch and dinner. Parking can be tough around dinner time. Service is usually quite good. Menu is pretty comprehensive but they are missing sunomono.

Name: S**** C******
Date: 2016-02-27 02:11:45
Rating: 5
Comment: Best sushi, not that pricey, great service, sum up in three letters...yum!!!

Name: T***** B**
Date: 2015-10-16 01:36:45
Rating: 5
Comment: Try the fancy roll, for the love of all that is glorious. Its amazing! Everything roll we tried had shrimp tempura in it and all were incredible. The best sushi Ive had in a long time and the waitress was sweet, even as busy as she was. We went on a Thursday night with reservations. Great experience.

Name: n******* p*******
Date: 2015-06-21 15:57:02
Rating: 3
Comment: Used to be better. Sushi is okay, but last time we were there the rice was a bit overdone, resulting in sushi rolls that didnt hold together very well. Might try one more time and will see how it is. For the quality I feel it is a bit pricey, even for sushi.

Name: T**
Date: 2015-03-18 01:21:29
Rating: 1
Comment: 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. Dont go here unless you enjoy spending a lot of money for a small sample of food.

Name: B**** L****
Date: 2014-09-14 04:27:02
Rating: 3
Comment: Well, its 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.

Name: E**** L**
Date: 2013-06-30 07:56:33
Rating: 2
Comment: 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 dont even fill my glass. For spice rolls, they just use some chinese hot sauce on the regular salmon rolls.

Name: D****** C**
Date: 2013-06-20 19:58:13
Rating: 4
Comment: 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.

Name: L***** C*****
Date: 2013-04-28 22:03:19
Rating: 3
Comment: Beyond question, the WORST sushi I have ever eaten, and Ive 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.

Name: N*** K*******
Date: 2013-03-22 16:53:00
Rating: 5
Comment: I cant 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. Ive 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 thats 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!

Name: D***** M*
Date: 2012-12-27 00:25:59
Rating: 5
Comment: There are a ton of sushi restaurants in the CWE, but Kampai is by far my favorite. It doesnt 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.

Name: J******* G*******
Date: 2012-05-30 23:01:04
Rating: 5
Comment: In my opinion this is the best sushi in St. Louis. Everything on the menu is incredible. Enough said.

Name: J****** D********** Z******
Date: 2012-02-17 21:09:42
Rating: 4
Comment: Food is pretty good. I prefer their sushi to their cooked meals (ie grilled salmon).Had a cherry blossom cocktail...it was just ok...not the best.
Scroll to Top