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1327 East Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054-4755
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Ranked #23 of 199 Restaurants in Gastonia
Price range: $5 - $10
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Dining options: Dinner
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Dining options: Dinner
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English first
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130 reviews 130 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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128 reviews 128 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
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
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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Cramerton, North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

It is the only place in the area to get quick Japanese food. The veggies are great, salad is average, the food is good. They give you a LOT of food. The only thing I have to say is that I consistently have 4-6 pieces of meat on my plate that have too much fat/grizzle or taste bitter. The steak... More 

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Additional Information about Sake Express

Address: 1327 East Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054-4755
Phone Number: 704-864-4466
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

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