San Kai Modern Japanese

Average price $35
119 reviews

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Preset menus and drinks not included.

Available on the booked timeslot.

Ratings & Reviews

Very good
based on 119 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.3/10
Service :7.9/10
Setting :8/10
  1. Sarah O.
    Sarah O.
    • 2 reviews

    We attended for a quick cheap pre-theatre meal and were not disappointed - once ordered, food arrived quickly and the portions were generous, though the ratio of noodles/rice to meat/veg was heavily skewed in favour of the rice/noodles. Dishes were tasty. Would return.

  2. Hiroshi y.
    Hiroshi y.
    • 2 reviews

    Service by Taiwanese was good and food were relatively good quality and reasonable price. Not extract Japanese taste but feel eating Japanese in Taiwan. It means very good!

  3. Diana w.
    Diana w.
    • 2 reviews

    San Kai served us efficiently & the food was also good quality, presented well. My vegetarian bento was a giant serve with plenty of variety & tasted fresh with a good variety of sauces

  4. Klare L.
    Klare L.
    • 4 reviews

    Food is not authentic japanese. Order sushi and sukiyaki, both were disappointing. Service was slow and service crew seems to be unsure what to do. Luckily was there with 30% discount, otherwise not worth the money.

  5. David P.
    David P.
    • 5 reviews

    Nice service and location. Salmon very tasty but slightly overcooked. Mixed tempura good. Japanese fish cake bit over processed

  6. Lucy T.
    Lucy T.
    • 4 reviews

    Not bad the food, but restaurant needs a good clean n update. Men

  7. Liang Chieh C.
    Liang Chieh C.
    • one review

    This place was great as setting. Service was really good and food was delicious. Large selection with good drinks. Dessert was interesting as I can see a lot of Asian options.

  8. Kelvin L.
    Kelvin L.
    • one review

    Great service.. Sashimi was generous and fresh.. Excellent atmosphere. Fantastic location.. Easy walking distance to QPAC.. Will return again very soon...

  9. Chelsea H.
    Chelsea H.
    • one review

    a bit hot for lunch. Food is good,service was very quick.

  10. Helen P.
    Helen P.
    • 2 reviews

    The staff kept their cool in 39deg C. Inside was comfortable and the beer was cold!

  11. Sarah W.
    Sarah W.
    • one review

    The food was very enjoyable however we found the service lacked. We weren’t ever offered any more drinks once we finished our first glass and also all our food came out at the same time. We did order it all in one go but it would have been nicer to have a dish at a time especially on the smaller table. I would visit again because the food was yummy

  12. Nina P.
    Nina P.
    • one review

    Really delicious food, fast service, no complaints :) though I'm not sure why my review must have at least 120 characters, there's not much more I can say...

  13. Rachael N.
    Rachael N.
    • one review

    Really tasty food and came out quickly! The staff were friendly but took a little while for them to take our order, had to keep waving someone down when we needed something. Overall, really good!

  14. Adele s.
    Adele s.
    • 4 reviews

    Overall, it can be described as fairly good experience and service although the staff come across a little rushed. The bar top was filled with dirty glasses which suggest staff aren't coping.

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 276 reviews

    Food portions were very generous.

    San Kai Modern Japanese

    Thank you very much for your opinion. We hope to serve you better next time.

  16. Betty  W.
    Betty W.
    • 11 reviews


  17. Garth W.
    Garth W.
    • 21 reviews

    Once again we enjooyed a pre-concert dionner of hand made sushi rolls. Tey are freshly made a nutritious and sits lightly in the stomach, which is important when you are going to a classical music concert afterwrds.

  18. Holly P.
    Holly P.
    • one review

    Delicious and quick food before the theatre.

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 263 reviews

    Good food and menu has a lot of variety.

  20. Angela C.
    Angela C.
    • 4 reviews

    Overall food were tasty and pretty good services ! Wouldn’t mind to go back again !

More information

How to get to the restaurant

1/164 Grey St, 4101, South Brisbane, Australia

Directions to get there

Brisbane City, South Brisbane, West End

About the restaurant

Ever thought of turning Japanese? At San Kai you can sample modern Japanese cuisine from the experts. The experienced team at this modern Japanese restaurant pride themselves on delivering the ultimate fine dining experience to their valued guests. Chef, Tetsuo Inoue, has 30 years’ experience in the Japanese food industry. Together with his team, they’ve created a menu that will give you an evocative taste of Japan. You can choose from a wide variety of dishes, which are a contemporary fusion of imported Japanese and locally produced, fresh ingredients. The menu changes to allow for seasonal additions that include the very best in freshness and quality. San Kai is near Southbank Parkland where you can sit back in a relaxing atmosphere and enjoy the cosmopolitan street views of this bustling entertainment area. Friendly wait staff are there to ensure all your comfort and culinary requirements are met to the highest standards. It’s the perfect venue to go a little Japanese. Best Dish: Premier Wagyu Steak

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