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Waraji Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar in Raleigh NC

€€ - €€€Japanese, Sushi, Asian
5910 Duraleigh Rd Ste 147, Suite 147, Raleigh, NC 27612-2580
+1 919-783-1883
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible8%
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“sashimi” (16 reviews)
“fresh fish” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
€€ - €€€
5910 Duraleigh Rd Ste 147, Suite 147, Raleigh, NC 27612-2580
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have eaten at the best sushi restaurants in N.Y., LA., and Chicago. I have had some of the freshest fish I have had here. You will not be disappointed. Great service and friendly staff.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waraji never disappoints! Always fresh fish, varied menu and great sake selection. Get your sushi fix here!

Thank Tad R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there for lunch with a very large group (40 or so). Service was a little slow because of the size of the group but that didn't detract from the outstanding quality of the food. My wife & I both had the sashimi lunch....More

Thank Levon M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My wife and I love this place. We're from Raleigh and it's our go-to spot for sushi. Very creative sushi, always fresh, and worth the wait to sit at the sushi bar. There you can interact with the sushi chefs, who are all very entertaining!...More

Thank whopper007
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Have been going to Waraji for years. Despite new sushi places popping up, this remains the best, freshest around....period!!

Thank Blair W
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

He really enjoyed the sashimi, very fresh and flavorful. If you are like me and don't know much about authentic Japanese food... not much to choose from. Miso soup, salad, and wonderful green tea ice cream were all very tasty though. Service and Saki were...More

Thank msmiss09
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a bit small but has great food. The hours are odd so make sure to check before visiting.

Thank njssss
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This upscale restaurant I have not visited for a couple years. Have been to many Japanese restaurants since. First the atmosphere while nice it is not as nice as other good Japanese restaurants. Prices are pretty high but they give you a soup, salad and...More

Thank Don N
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Just simply a fantastic place for sushi! Try the fresh wasabi- the first time Ive seen it offered. Maybe the best Ahi I've ever had.

Thank 23cjones
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Went there on a family occasion. Fun to sit on the floor Japanese style. Frankly I'm too old for that, but we had a good meal. The soup was spectacular. Enjoyed the sushi too.

Thank Karl F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5910 Duraleigh Rd Ste 147, Suite 147, Raleigh, NC 27612-2580
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-783-1883
Waraji Japanese Restaurant is considered by many Triangle residents as having the best and freshest sushi available in the area. Located in northwest Raleigh NC, off of Glenwood Ave., At the intersection of Duraleigh Rd. And Pleasant Valley Church Rd., Waraji offers an extensive selection of sushi, sashimi and authentic Japanese cuisine. Also we can boast the largest Sake selection in the Carolinas. Waraji has the most extensive specialty sake selection in the state. Each month our Sake "flights/samplers" rotate, hand picked by Chef Masa, allowing you to try four outstanding regional Sakes with your meal. We also feature a unique selection of Japanese microbrewery rice-based beers.
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