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Downtown Asheville
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19 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801-2903
+1 828-225-2551
16:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:45
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:45
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:45
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:45
Fri 16:30 - 22:20
Sat 12:00 - 22:20
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No disappointments here! Incredibly friendly and attentive service and fresh fish. The house sake didn't feel like a compromise either. Definitely recommend!

Thank GoGoGinger
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169 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

I came here with a colleague for a business dinner. This restaurant is located in downtown Asheville, and parking can be a challenge. Many nearby shops and plenty of other things to see within walking distance. The restaurant itself is clean and has seating for perhaps 20 tables and a sushi bar. Service was prompt and courteous and they have... More 

Thank Chris B
Burnsville, North Carolina
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144 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This is our Go To restaurant for authentic Japanese food. They have an extensive menu for Sushi and a good menu for the non sushi eaters. We have been here many times, as a couple and with family and friends. Everything any of us have tried has been delicious and we always left happy.

Thank Mootheart
East Lansing, Michigan
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Wasabi is one of the best Japanese restaurants we have eaten in in the US. We had a nut encrusted salmon and a curry chicken and dumplings. We had dinner and went back for lunch the next day it was so special. Also has full line of sushi and sashimi.

Thank finder13
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent all around! Service, atmosphere, cleanliness, and quality of food. We were delighted with a hot ginger, lemon and honey tea to warm us up, followed by a miso soup that was tremendously flavorful. Our sushi was fantastic and one of us ordered a broth noodle bowl that was also outstanding. We will come back next time we are in... More 

Thank Bakedbein
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327 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

read the reviews, and as one dose with sushi, we took our chances. the same seafood can sometimes have a variety of taste and may not always be the same - it's the risk we take, but this place had wonderful tasting the night we dined. we consumed many rolls, but the sweetheart roll was fantastic. the itamae and staff... More 

Thank rettup
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We went to Wasabi for sushi and had ordered a few different rolls and seaweed salad too. The seaweed salad was very good, but can't say that for the sushi. It wasn't what I 'm used to being from the NYC area where food is by far the best from around the world. We had a simple spicy tuna roll... More 

Thank Tim G
Inman, South Carolina
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I shared 2 sushi rolls. Perfect Match is the best one! The mango on top is delicious! We also had the crab salad roll which was good. We eat here everytime we come to Asheville.

Thank jlgos2
Charlotte, North Carolina
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195 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The service was very good and the menu is what you expect in an American "Japanese" restaurant. The sushi was decent as was the Hibachi. I probably would not rush back, but no real complaints.

Thank meflatow
Candler, North Carolina
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Not sure how this place is the #1 sushi restaurant in Asheville, the lunch specials were ordinary the rice is supposed to infused with vinegar didn't seem to be present in adequate amounts, the place was not crowded the service was so slow not impressed. A prior visit the food was very good and the waitress were very attentive.

Thank glmtpm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:45
16:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:45
16:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:45
16:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:45
16:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:45
16:30 - 22:20
12:00 - 22:20
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801-2903
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-225-2551

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?