Home » DIRTY DINING: Kanpai Sushi Reopens After Second Closure In Two Months – Complaint Alleges “Toilet Water Was Coming Out To The Lobby”

DIRTY DINING: Kanpai Sushi Reopens After Second Closure In Two Months – Complaint Alleges “Toilet Water Was Coming Out To The Lobby”


Kanpai Sushi, located at 5865 Lone Tree Way in Antioch, has reopened after their second forced closure by the Contra Costa County Environmental Health Department in the last two months.

The first closure occurred in late-October of 2022 when cockroaches were found by inspectors, and the facility lacked hot water.

The second closure occurred on Dec.28, 2022 after a complaint came in by at least one customer, which resulted in a surprise inspection by the health department.


The complain alleged “sewers were backing up in the restaurant, toilet water was coming out to the lobby, and employees were walking around with dirty water spreading germs all over.”

Inspectors on Dec.28 say they found a visible “closed” sign, but the food operation was on-going.

Staff allegedly told inspectors the owner said to continue to operate and prepare food for to-go only and third-party food delivery services.

The inspectors say they observed all sinks and restrooms have had evidence of a severe sewage backup, and there was no hot water in the facility.


The inspector’s report says the business has been preparing food in an unsanitary manner, with no hot water, and no means to wash food items properly, and no means to wash hands.

The restaurant was re-inspected and reopened this week.

Click on the image shown above to view the full inspection report.


this_that January 5, 2023 - 2:54 PM - 2:54 PM

The brown colored sushi rolls are not actually brown rice?

Original G January 5, 2023 - 3:44 PM - 3:44 PM

Sushi, no thanks.
If it’s not cooked it’s fishing bait.

Oh, please January 5, 2023 - 3:56 PM - 3:56 PM

Oof. Employees should have reported this!

Leslie Servin January 6, 2023 - 12:36 PM - 12:36 PM

I complained last year about how filthy their floors and banners were.

S January 6, 2023 - 1:15 PM - 1:15 PM

did you stay and eat there anyway?

Carolyn January 7, 2023 - 4:20 AM - 4:20 AM

Used to be my favorite place to go. Haven’t been in a long while now

Melissa January 8, 2023 - 3:01 PM - 3:01 PM

Go to Okawa’s in Antioch. Delicious😋

S January 8, 2023 - 4:28 PM - 4:28 PM

ur the 2nd person I’ve seen/heard make mentionabout this place.
I’m not a fan of sushi at all, but looked at their full menu… My mouth is waterin’ & prices look decent….
It’s on my list…. Thanks !

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