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1327 East Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054-4755
704-864-4466
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pleasant Surprise

Drove by a lot of times, finally decided to give it a try. Upscale fast food design. Was great experience, food was good and servers were great. Was a little concerned about how long it took to get my meal, but was not in a hurry, so no biggie. Great taste and plenty of it, two meals for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
ScubaRock
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Gastonia, North Carolina
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  • Dinner
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Gastonia, North Carolina
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137 reviews 137 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Drove by a lot of times, finally decided to give it a try. Upscale fast food design. Was great experience, food was good and servers were great. Was a little concerned about how long it took to get my meal, but was not in a hurry, so no biggie. Great taste and plenty of it, two meals for a little... More 

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138 reviews 138 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Service is always quick. A great place to grab lunch in a hurry and a variety of options. For those griping about the sushi, what do you expect from a restaurant with a drive thru?

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Yorba Linda, California
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140 reviews 140 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Great sushi. Good bento boxes. Fast service. A welcome surprise to transplanted Californians. Clean. Knowledgable staff to explain large menu. There is a drive-thru and parking lot is adequate but almost always 80-90% full. Traffic busy on Franklin and if you have to turn left to enter, you may have to wait awhile.

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Gaffney, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have eaten at Sake since it first opened over 10 years ago. The rice is not as good as it once was. They still are a great value, but they need to bring back the old rice. I love the new building. It is far better than the old BK building they used to be in. The staff is... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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86 reviews 86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

What can be better than having your meal made to order and have it come out very good time after time. Sake Express. The new Gastonia location has a great menu, food comes out quick and hot. Good clean dining room and friendly service at a very good price. This family owned business has a lot going for it. If... More 

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Gastonia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Honestly, I was hesitate to eat there again....but I took a risk......last time eating there for sure...my family as well. Place is full of grease. Floors are greasy. Food has an after taste. One of the owners Lisa has a poor work ethic. My steak was bloody. Ordered something else and I was thrown my food by Lisa. Demanded my... More 

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Gastonia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Fast stir fried food with fast friendly service. We used to go to their old location before they moved and really liked it. I think they moved because they out grew their old location. The new location has all new counters and tables. Food is very good. I prefer the stir fried over the sushi because I think it's a... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

The food is great and well priced, the sushi is higher but it quality stuff made to order. It's usually really busy which is good, but the system of giving out orders and timing could improve. Sushi setting on the counter for 10 minutes isn't always appealing, especially when it's open

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I live in Gastonia. Ever since I discovered Sake Express I got addicted....to the sweet carrots. My only complaint is that they dont give you enough. So I always order a side. Well worth it. Everything else comes with huge servings. Since they moved into the new place they now serve sushi.....awesome! But, sometimes not wrapped too tight. I usually... More 

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Wappingers Falls, New York, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The sushi at Sake Express was fresh and fabulous. The service is exceptionally quick. I was skeptical since there's a drive thru--I thought it would be like fast food quality, but it's much, much more than that. The seafood looked fresh and the taste matched. I wouldn't hesitate to go back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1327 East Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054-4755
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: 704-864-4466

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?