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Kurama Sushi & Noodle Express

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105 N Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3502
+1 919-968-4747
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:30 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat 08:30 - 21:00
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Seattle, Washington
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74 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

The sushi was very tasty, and reasonably priced. I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and the decor which felt like an old Japanese restaurant, rather than some new and shiny conveyor establishment. This place does have a conveyor but only a few dishes were served on it. I ordered from the waitress or the sushi staff directly. The menu is a... More 

Thank BigCitiesBoy
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90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

No fusion here. Just good, simple Japanese fare. We think it is the best in the triangle for health, taste and great value. Great during school breaks for quieter meals. Atmosphere Brings back our college days. But service is very polite, as are clientele. Our go-to when craving the cuisine. No need for gimmicks here like 'bogo' since it is... More 

1 Thank JackBlack1952
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

This place never disappoints, the staff and cooks are very accommodating and respectful. It's worth the wait! Have to say Karamazov is one of my favorite dining spots when I'm in town.

Thank Cedric S
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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348 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

This is the type of Japanese restaurant everyone enjoys -- sushi is freshly made and placed on plates on a moving conveyer belt. You take want you want, and the final bill is coded by plate color and anything special you order from the waitress. They also have lunch and dinner specials. There are also a few dessert specials, like... More 

Thank PhilViking
Efland, North Carolina
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106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

I love this place- the people are so friendly and Hiro is the best sushi chef. They are very quick with their service. I have tried almost every menu item and usually take sushi and sashimi home for dinner. My daughter and I frequent this place once a week because it is such a great value. It does remind us... More 

Thank Theresa W
Raleigh, North Carolina
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948 reviews
467 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

This is a typical small storefront restaurant, much like the ones in Japan. Although there are a few tables, it's better to sit at the sushi bar where a conveyor belt passes in front of you where dishes of sushi and sashimi pass in front of you for the picking and where you can watch the sushi chef work. There... More 

Thank John M
Singapore, Singapore
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175 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

I think this restaurant is closed on Mondays - it wasn't opened yesterday. Today I visited the restaurant and it was opened. I like the interior décor - feels more like a Japanese restaurant. Food presentation - shows quite authentic Japanese cuisine. However, the shrimp tempura looks crude - gives the impression that this is a low-end eatery. The garden... More 

Thank Richard T
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

I love this place! They have the best sushi I have ever had! The crunchy dragon roll is my favorite. The dumplings are also some of the best I have had. The prices are good and the staff are very welcoming.

Thank jessicalove423
Cary, North Carolina
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

My husband took me there several years ago. The server knew him as soon as he walked through the door. (I was actually going through old receipts to shred. Found the till dated 2009)

Thank LAvenus79
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437 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

We've referred to this restaurant as Sushi-Go-Round for years and finally had the time to pop in for lunch. We ordered gyoza and selected various simple rolls from the conveyor belt. Add drinks and a mango ice cream dessert and it was still relatively cheap -- less than $30 for 3 people. Sushi was good, but then again I'm not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:30 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 N Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3502
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-968-4747

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