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23 Lasalle Rd, West Hartford, CT 06107-2304
860-236-7622
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 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

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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
Excellant Japanese restaurant

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Hartford, Connecticut
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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Manchester, Ct
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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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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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Additional Information about Murasaki Japanese Restaurant

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

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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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