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1150 Old US Highway 1 S, Unit # 9, Southern Pines, NC 28387-6341
+1 910-692-0581
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Southern Pines, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

I don't understand why more people don't write glowing reviews of this place. We have been going since it opened have had a consistantly excellent meal each time. Run by a woman from Tokyo and her culinary -school graduate daughter the food combines home-style Japanese cuisine with cutting edge attention to freshness and taste. The tempura is light as a... More 

1 Thank Julie W
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We go here as often as we can afford to eat sushi! Try the sushi chips, the Crispy Rice Roll, and the Makoto roll. Hands down freshest and best combinations you can find. Skip the Red Bowl and eat local - it's better!

1 Thank Deb D
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Coming from a family who is well traveled and one that loves both seafood and Asian food, I was excited to find this Japanese restaurant. My excitement quickly turned to disappointment when the meal rolled out. Yes, the California roll was freshly made and displayed well,however it was small.. child size, and pricey. If you are going for portion size,... More 

Thank Topaz O
Southern Pines, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Great food in a very comfortable environment. Our favorite sushi place in the area. A little hard to find, but well worth the effort.

Thank jdekornfeld
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2014 via mobile

Found this little gem and loved it!!! The food was the best japanese I've had in a few years. Small and cozy with authentic food. If you want the real flavors of Japan this is a great spot

Thank angilester
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

Coming from Hawaii I was a bit spoiled with Asian foods. I have been longing to find a place with similar results and here in Southern Pines I have found it! The sushi was not plentiful in variety, but what was there was fresh, invigorating and well presented. The local wait staff could use a bit of education in Japanese... More 

4 Thank Paul M
Zebulon, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 June 2013

We absolutely loved our experience. I read the other reviews and I have to say our service was beyond excellent. The sushi was unreal and served with a wonderful presentation. Our 2 girls 7 & 9 gave it the stamp of approval as well and that is really saying something. :). Thanks to the staff.

1 Thank Tim S
Aberdeen, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2013

We were there soon after they opened. Service was the WORST. She didn't seem to know much about the food on the menu. Got our food before soup and salad, food was cold..Told the waitress and she didn't care just said hmmm no one else has complained. Owner came by and never offered anything such as apology just a to... More 

1 Thank Lisa H
Whispering Pines, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 April 2013

My husband and I lived in Las Vegas before moving here and we were very disappointed with the sushi selection. We were very spoiled with over the top good food there. Although Susa Sushi is very good, it didn't meet our high standards. The sushi and entrees met our sushi needs. Everything is very fresh and well made. The only... More 

1 Thank Shaniqua S
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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256 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2013

I was so please to hear that Makoto was opening after watching the sign go up knowing that they were coming. Southern Pines needs Sushi. Southern Pines needs GREAT sushi. Makoto nailed it!!!!! It's a very small and intimate establishment, perhaps eight tables in all, plus seating at the bar. It’s an ideal location for a romantic dinner or a... More 

1 Thank CaptainMHB

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Japanese, Sushi
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1150 Old US Highway 1 S, Unit # 9, Southern Pines, NC 28387-6341
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Southern Pines
  • Phone Number: +1 910-692-0581

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