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Akashi Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar

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2223 E Nc Highway 54, Durham, NC 27713-5233
+1 919-572-9444
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Cary, North Carolina
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791 reviews
474 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

The restaurant is hidden in a small strip shopping center that is below street level. A lot of people could miss it for that reason. Also it has one other small restaurant on either side of it. One Indian & one Chinese. Inside is fairly nice with a good sushi bar. This was my first time here in a few... More 

Thank Levon M
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This is the best sushi in NC. They have a nice selection to choose from. The rolls are delicious which ever one you choose. Buy one get one 50%off. I am here for 6 months and I have tried most of the sushi restaurants within a 50 mile radius. This is by far the best. I dine 2-3 times a... More 

1 Thank christine M
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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120 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

This was our first time here and it was very good sushi with good service. They have a huge selection of rolls and after the purchase of 2, all others are 50% off. It was good quality and good flavors. We will go back.

Thank Emily M
Raleigh, North Carolina
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483 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This Japanese restaurant is in not a real great looking strip shopping center on Highway 54 and is not real well marked. However it is worth the find. The facility is not that great but pleasant with purple walls. It is the people and the food that make this restaurant worthwhile. The waitress was excellent and the food was very... More 

Thank Don N
Raleigh, NC
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

My family has been eating here 2-3 times a month now since discovering it in January. The sushi is delicious every time. We have never had anything there that wasn't great. The staff is wonderful. They are friendly and courteous. They remember us each time and know what drinks we want when we sit and little details like how my... More 

1 Thank tammienelsontyson
Bengaluru, India
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

I went to this place thinking Running Sushi, but, they have a different system, where, you can choose one full roll. The latter would be cut into smaller pieces (Sushi). Overall, it is a good place, nice location, nice food.

Thank Puneet K
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Went here for a farewell lunch for a colleague going back to China. Ordered the Dragon roll and the Carolina roll. Both were great! The service was good. Get there before 12 during the week. It was busy. Other associates ordered teriyaki chicken and beef. The vegetarian ordered tofu teriyaki. He loved it. Will go again.

Thank s h
Durham, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

This place is great. We have been looking for a good sushi place for months. Visited many and all looked good on the outside and the cost was to much for the result. Akashi delivers on the goods. I would pay more if they charged it because of the quality. Thanks

1 Thank newday444
Durham, North Carolina
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

They've newly remodeled and its very purple. The menu also changed a bit with the update. We really like their sushi and its buy one get one free. Service is great.

Thank Beth C
Cary, North Carolina
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015

This place is very famous for Sushi but i have never tried Sushi at Akashi. My favorite at Akashi is their Bento boxes. I have tried all options they have in Bento Box and i loved them all. If you are a veggie try the grilled vegetables - its delicious. Akashi is a great place for a quick. Their service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2223 E Nc Highway 54, Durham, NC 27713-5233
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-572-9444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?