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23 Lasalle Rd, West Hartford, CT 06107-2304
860-236-7622
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5:00 pm - 9:00 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

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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
Japanese restaurant right out of Japan.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
Kparizo
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Manchester, Ct
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Manchester, Ct
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
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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Newington, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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West Hartford, Connecticut
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49 reviews 49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

I am always in search of authentic fresh Japanese food. So grateful to find it close by. It s nothing fancy and doesn't need to be. Owner is from Japan and service is great. Food is authentic and sushi is great!

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Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

George is a wizard. Sushi fresh and amazing every time. There is love in this food. Try fresh scallop, rolls, age dashi tofu.

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Avon, Connecticut
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107 reviews 107 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We come all the way from Avon just to eat here. It is the best sushi in the area hands down. The waitresses are always nice and get you whatever you ask for. The food is always fresh and yummy. There is limited seating though so call before you go just to make sure you can get a seat.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We moved into the area about a year ago and eventually found Murasaki. We tried some of the other Sushi restaurants in town with mixed results. Once we walked in the door here, we knew we had found the real deal. George runs the sushi bar like a musician - and his experience shows. His sushi is expertly prepared and... More 

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bangor, me
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

Crazy, right? My wife piece was all like 'let's get some sushi' and I'm all like 'the frozen blue drink from the gas station?' and she's all 'no, fool, raw fish!' 'whhhaaat?' But for serious though, this stuff is legitimate. I bet this will catch on soon and sushi joints will be popping up everywhere. If I were you I... More 

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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
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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