4345 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
Kansai Sushi Bar & Japanese Cousine
Kansai Sushi Bar & Japanese
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Family Style, Sushi
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
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06/25/2007Provided by Citysearch -
The head sushi chef with over 12 years of training and over 4 years as the sushi chef in Tokyo's downtown hotels. Fish shipments come in twice sometimes three times a week. Impeccable quality! Over 60 varieties of sake on hand. Try their fusion menu, which is real fusion cuisine that marries the flavors without drowning them out. Why go to SF? when you get better food at a better price with actual parking?
01/15/2007Provided by Citysearch -
This restaurant recently reopened under the name ""Kansai"". They've remodeled the place, and it's a fresh change.
While they have high quality fish, complimentary tea and miso soup, and traditional maki and nigiri, their non-traditional fusion rolls is where Kansai really shines.
They serve up ENORMOUS colorful feasts of imaginative offerings unlike any other sushi restaurant I've been too. This is certainly not for the sushi purist. But those looking for a culinary adventure will find good reason to come back to Kansai again and again with their huge menu.
People knock the music selection (which ranges from Barry White, to Moby, to jazz)...but I think it's a perfect match for their non-traditional cuisine. The only other gripe may be the ""tacky"" waiter call buttons on the table. A good idea I guess if your server is lagging.....but not exactly high class.
Overall, an excellent place that is highly recommended. Some of the best sushi I've ever had in the Bay Area.