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Musashi Japanese Restaurant

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10110 Johnston Rd Ste 15, Charlotte, NC 28210-9202
(704) 543-5181
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and excellent service

Best Sushi in Charlotte. Maybe not the most charming place, but it caters to Japanese living in Charlotte and this should tell you much about its credentials! One goes there to eat and enjoy the food and service - not the decorations. As it is small, it is often full - so call ahead to reserve a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
tim2061
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Best Sushi in Charlotte. Maybe not the most charming place, but it caters to Japanese living in Charlotte and this should tell you much about its credentials! One goes there to eat and enjoy the food and service - not the decorations. As it is small, it is often full - so call ahead to reserve a table!

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charlotte
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We are Japanese. We go here for lunch today and find they do NOT even open until 1200. We have eaten here before and have felt they have been in US too long. Food has gotten worse over the years. The fact that they do not open until 1200 makes us feel even more like the owners have lost their... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The owner of the restaurant and the chefs are Japanese and many patrons are also Japanese, which tells you how authentic this place is. Sushi is good and they sometimes have the fish not on menu, so ask the chef what he has. Non-sushi dish are also great; many are more of the mom's cooking (in Japan). They also have... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

First of all to all the "food was too bland" morons leaving comments about Musashi do me a favor. NEVER GO TO JAPAN, EVER. If you have a clue about Japanese food (and from what I've read I can see you dont) you would know its about the subtle flavors of the dish. The freshness of the fish, the quality... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The food was similar to average Chinese food in my opinion. My husband had sushi and didn't finish, I had chicken and was ok. We won't return.

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Matthews, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I love sushi. LOVE it. Since moving to Charlotte, I've tried every sushi restaurant that had good ratings on various sites and by word of mouth. I thought, before going to Musashi, that the best sushi to be had in the area was at New Zealand Cafe. Although very good, Musashi has that place beat hands down. The fish at... More 

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Como, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

At least once a year I spend a week in Charlotte for business and Musashi is always on my MUST GO list: it's hard to find a place with such a great food quality!! I can not go back to Italy without having eaten their baby crabs!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

this is a tucked away, family restaurant where you stand a good chance of being a minority if you are non-Asian! :) Just order the special of the day and you won't be disappointed. This is not Americanized Japanese food, but authentic, fresh with wonderful sushi...very, very good.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I can’t believe the comments from some people but I guess there’s always a grumpy person visiting places at the wrong time to spoil others visit. My wife and I are Musashi regulars and I personally been visiting the restaurant since 2000 and the food has always been consistently great. We are treated like family by Mishiko and Munta and... More 

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Matthews, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Very simple "mom and pop" kind of restaurant with very authentic Japanese food. Nothing flashy or novel - just consistently excellent traditional Japanese food. Whenever I visit, it's mostly Asian customers (this is an uncommon sight in Charlotte, NC) - what more can I say?

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10110 Johnston Rd Ste 15, Charlotte, NC 28210-9202
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: (704) 543-5181

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, American, Sushi
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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