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Ishi Japanese Restaurant

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121 Stark St, Winston Salem, NC 27103-1740
+1 336-774-0433
11:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Winston Salem, NC
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My father and I ate lunch here and sat in the hibachi section. Food was great as was the cook. We got a lot of food for the price. The price was excellent compared to other steak houses. Very pleased.

Thank rrprogolf
1 review
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

The food was just bad, the fish was not fresh and the ramen soup was not made with real noodles. Not recommended at all. The service was ok if anything positive. Find an alternative

Thank Hugobeltran
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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1,338 reviews
842 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

I used to come here frequently when the place was called "Ishi". I don't know if it changed owners but the name was changed and I just quit coming. I decided to try it again and I'm glad I did. I did not recognize anyone from the past working here, but the food was still good and the service excellent.... More 

Thank Frank d
Bethania, North Carolina, United States
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176 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015

My wife and I ate here and greatly enjoyed the authentic Japanese food which was delicious! The restaurant is clean and service was excellent.

Thank RJR1112
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015

The best sushi, most authentic, ans overall excellent dining experience I have had in a long time ...........

Thank Jeffrey G
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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298 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

I had lunch this week at the ISE location at 2213 Cloverdale Avenue here in Winston Salem. It is located in a shopping strip next to a dollar store. It wasn’t very crowded, despite it being lunch time. There is a large bar area in the restaurant and a good amount of table seating. I ordered the Chicken & Vegetable... More 

Thank DearDona
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

My daughter loves sushi so we tried this place and it was good. It is an older looking dining room but clean. The hibachi chicken dinner was good also.Friendly waitor. Would go back if in the area.

Thank pammy7
Lewisville, North Carolina
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287 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015

For alot of folks driving up & down Stratford Rd, they'd never notice Ishi, sitting up on a hill but what a surprise! Their menu is enormous, the prices are about as good as it gets & the service is great! We love sushi & are always glad to know there's yet another good place to get it! Give them... More 

Thank oek9mom
Winston Salem, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 22 June 2015

This is such a great hole-in-the-wall location. I went on the recommendation of a friend, and it was WELL worth it. I ordered Ishi Chicken (Hibachi in a cream sauce), and the food was absolutely amazing for only $7! The most incredible part of my visit was the outstanding service. Our waiter was very kind and attentive. I really enjoyed... More 

Thank Laura S
Clifton Forge, Virginia
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116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015

We were amazed at how inexpensive the food was ($15.00 for a lobster tail dinner!? Did I wind up in Maine?). My oldest son and I had chicken ramen and shrimp ramen respectively, and my other son had a fried California roll. They did not skimp on the portions, and the roll was presented with a beautiful centerpiece!

Thank travlinrn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Stark St, Winston Salem, NC 27103-1740
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Winston Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 336-774-0433

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