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Heiwa Shokudo

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown Asheville
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87 N Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2822
+1 828-254-7761
12:00 - 21:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 21:30
Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here after visiting a different sushi restaurant in town and though this one wouldn't be as good, but we were wrong. Service was fast and friendly and our food was great. We ordered Miso soup (which tasted very good) and 3 plates of sushi which were very tasty. Their wasabi and ginger was fresh and their tea was... More 

Thank Anton W
Concord, North Carolina
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spicy garlic tofu---YUMMMM Heiwa visit this trip was good. Service was great and our meals were served in a timely manner, hot and delicious. We arrived around 2:15 and were not made to feel rushed even though everyone else had left since they close at 2:30 for a while before reopening for dinner.

Thank luvinlifebyGodsgrace
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2016

The only true Japanese place to eat in Asheville. The miso soup is great. Sushi rolls are varied and fresh. It can be slow when full. Worth the wait Great lunch specials and prices

Thank Clifford D
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

In town for a conference and needed a quick and easy lunch. It's an easy walk from the Renaissance so I decided to give it a try. Amazing food with very high quality ingredients and lunch was under $10. The lunch boxes seemed like the best deal but no one should pass up the authentic noodle soup. (Even the half... More 

Thank Veronica S
South Carrollton, Ky
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350 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

First visit here & we were impressed by the freshness of the sashimi & sushi. We had 3 rolls & the sashimi order which was filling for 3 of us. Wait staff very efficient & friendly. The unfiltered sake was very tasty. We would definitely go back here to try other items on the menu.

Thank WorldTravelers1218
Singapore, Singapore
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144 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

We've been here several times in the past though not in the last few years. A quaint place which we found to be small and dark we now recognize as being quite Japanese. That's what a few trips to Japan can do for you. We went again and found it to be brighter and with a larger menu than we... More 

Thank William S
Atlanta, Georgia
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Having badgered various locals for the best sushi spot, consensus guided my wife and me to Heiwa Shokudo. We were enjoying an unanticipated getaway with our youngest, and this quiet, intimate spot seemed spot on. The restaurant is small, and that is exactly what we wanted. I don;t recall more than eight tables indoors, but there was additional seating outside.... More 

Thank William F
Brevard, North Carolina
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Went there for lunch. Although the sushi was OK quality and the portion was fair sized, my meal was basically very unenjoyable. First I wanted to sit outside but because I was alone I couldn't take up a table for 4. Inside was pretty much empty and they could have given me the table and let the others who came... More 

Thank R D
Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Excellent, Do Not overlook this little restaurant! It has a quaint cozy atmosphere. The sushi, rolls, and soup were absolutely delicious, without a doubt authentic Japanese. The menu was very extensive, offerings for anyone with both small and large portions. Also serving sake, wine, and beer. The food presentation was beautifully prepared. We were promptly received by staff upon walking... More 

2 Thank victoriak749
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

My husband goes to Japan often for business and he says this is by far the most atheistic and delicious Japanese food he's found in the states thus far. There food is so darn delicious, we've not tried anything that we wouldn't eat again and again, their sushi is out of this world. If you like Japanese food don't let... More 

1 Thank Stephanie W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Sushi, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 N Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2822
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-254-7761

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