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Musashi Japanese Restaurant

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

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic and always busy

I visited for lunch. The restaurant opens at 12 and closes at 2:00pm There is ALWAYS a line and queue if you arrive between 12-1230 so suggest you opt for a later lunch around 1:00 to avoid a long wait for a table or counter. There are usually choices of 3-4 bento box lunches which combine sushi... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2015
505sailor
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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166 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I visited for lunch. The restaurant opens at 12 and closes at 2:00pm There is ALWAYS a line and queue if you arrive between 12-1230 so suggest you opt for a later lunch around 1:00 to avoid a long wait for a table or counter. There are usually choices of 3-4 bento box lunches which combine sushi, sashimi, salad, fish/meat... More 

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Before traditional Japanese was popular Musashi was here. They were basically the first to take a chance on this in Charlotte and it's worth it. It's amazing to see how this family run restaurant had only Japanese families to now a mix of everyone. The service isn't extremely professional, meaning the prep time and dishes come out at various times... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank tim2061
charlotte
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208 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 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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Thank TeufelHundenguy
Charlotte, NC
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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Thank icandee
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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Thank aer151
United States
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Thank Pier105
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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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