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Murasaki Japanese Restaurant

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23 Lasalle Rd, West Hartford, CT 06107-2304
860-236-7622
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
High Quality Sushi and Sashimi

Murasaki was recently selected as one of the top Japanese restaurants in Connecticut. The quality and variety of the food is a major reason. Although the restaurant is small, the service is quick and a table is often available after a short wait. The sushi and sashimi options change frequently but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Chris F
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Farmington, Connecticut
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Farmington, Connecticut
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331 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Murasaki was recently selected as one of the top Japanese restaurants in Connecticut. The quality and variety of the food is a major reason. Although the restaurant is small, the service is quick and a table is often available after a short wait. The sushi and sashimi options change frequently but we've never been disappointed with our choices.

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Thank Chris F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Murasaki is our favorite Japanese restaurant. Staff is very friendly and remembers our preferences. My wife loves the soft shell crab appetizer. Other favorites are the tempura dishes, beef teriyaki, and the Bento dinner boxes.

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Thank DepCt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

Had a very good experience. The was great. Sushi is fresh and very well prepared. We has spicy tuna roll. One of the other rolls was Bake Spicy Crab roll. That was amazing. Another roll was California roll. The food was Spectacular.

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Thank Elena M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

A nice place for lunch in West Hartford. The seaweed salad, hand rolls and sushi/sashimi set lunch were fresh and deliscious. Attentive and friendly service. Great value!

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Thank charlie o
Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is a real Japanese restaurant and the flavors match the style. It is quite different than Chinese. We went for lunch and the staff were very friendly. The seaweed salad is the best we have had in a very long time and so was the food. We will be returning to this restaurant in the future for dinner and... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

This is the best Japanese in central Connecticut. This space is small and can feel crowded. I've heard and read that complaint from others when in fact the space and atmosphere is very much a Japanese experience. George the owner has worked his entire life in this business and he knows what he's doing. He and his staff are top... More 

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We enjoy good sushi every now and then, and this restaurant lived up to our expectations. Stopped here for a Friday night dinner not too long ago and had a few sushi rolls, some sashimi, and a Yakitori appetizer. All was good. Service was excellent. Light dinner for two was about $60 including tip. Will most certainly return.

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Thank JoshuaMConnecticut
Newington, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I've been a customer of Murasaki since the first day it opened, but it isn't the only "Japanese" restaurant I've been to in the Hartford area. Most are Chinese-owned and many of them are pretty good. But sushi is where the Chinese-owned restaurants fail. From one restaurant to the next, it's all the same. They make a phone call to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The place is small but the food is fantastic as is the service! The menu is very good and couldn't ask for fresher fish if you tried. We will most definitely be going back soon and will tell our friends to come with us next time.

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Thank Margaret P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Nice location, nice ambiance, friendly family business, servers are joyful, sushi is decent. We walked in one Saturday night without a reservation and got accommodated which was nice. It took forever to get our order, understandably so. Good roll selection, not overwhelming. Sushi was good. If you are in WeHa and you like Sushi, don't go anywhere else. Enjoy!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23 Lasalle Rd, West Hartford, CT 06107-2304
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Hartford
  • Phone Number: 860-236-7622

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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