Kanpai, a traditional izakaya restaurant, is a mainstay of authentic Japanese food in the San Diego area.

Located in Chula Vista, close to the border, we've been serving the same great taste for the last 18 years.


Our menu offerings include robatayaki - that means cooked on the grill; mmm, BBQ! - specialty appetizers (ask to see our appetizer menu), sushi, bento boxes, entrees and more, but we are best known for our acclaimed chanpon and four delicious flavors of ramen. Trust us, you'll be back for more. Or try some of our chef's daily specials, made with the freshest ingredients of the season. We've also got a great selection of beer, sake and shochu to choose from. Best of all, our prices will have you coming back for more.


We cater to a wide range of customers, from locals and tourists to international businessmen and border commuters. Our friendly staff will make you feel right at home, whether you're here to celebrate your special occasion or group party, or even if you're dining alone. Want to knock back a few with your friends? Looking to take the kids somewhere affordable? Kanpai is the place to be. Come where you’ll be welcomed like one of the family!


LUNCH   Everyday 11:30am-2:30pm
DINNER   Monday-Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm/ Sun 5:00pm-9:00pm




 Kanpai Restaurant
301 Palomar St. Chula Vista, CA 91911
TEL (619) 426-1200   FAX (619) 426-0530