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Wasabi Sushi Restaurant

417 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-1699
910-798-2229
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Ranked #16 of 546 Restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Sushi
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Forget the strip mall location because once you step in this nicely appointed dining room, great things happen. The rice is on the high end of the seasoning spectrum, the fish is super fresh and the rolls are wonderfully creative. We also enjoyed Vegetable Udon, Bibimbop, Gyoya Soup and two different kinds of Kimchee.

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San Diego, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Do not be turned away from the location (strip mall with diverse shops)! This place is a true gem and the best sushi in Wilmington. It is family owned and operated and customers are truly treated like family. The quality of thier sushi is outstanding and the chef is willing to accomodate substuting ingredients in rolls. Honestly everything we have... More

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Spring lake, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

This was our second time here & it was just as good if not better!!!! Amazing! Don't miss it!!! I crave their spicy crab salad! Sushi is awesome & the teriyaki chicken, yum!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

This is the best place to eat in Wilmington! The chef is incredible, service is spot on, and the restaurant is kept very clean! The food is always the best quality, and very tasty! I am picky about Korean and Japanese food, because I am half Korean and have lived in Japan for years. Both the Japanese and Korean cuisine... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We love this hidden gem. Chef aims to please with his delightful creations. Service is wonderful. We absolutely love Julie!

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We have eaten at Wasabi almost monthly since they opened. The owner is always there and his wife often is the server. They are very focused on customer service and really care about the food they serve. It is a favorite of our children too. Some favorite sides include their homemade kimchi and cucumber salads. The miso is well flavored... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The reviews of this small restaurant were so outstanding, we just had to try it. We stopped by on a late Saturday afternoon. As we walked in, 8 diners were just leaving, and we were seated next to their empty table. The table remained filled with dirty dishes, glasses, and half-eaten food throughout our entire meal. The atmosphere was seriously... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

Owner is the only one who makes the sushi. He's there every day and makes the freshest sushi. And the complimentary small portion of crab salad is something I can't get enough of. It's not the same when I try to make it at home. Try the spicy scallop roll if you like scallop sushi: uhhmazinggg

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Wilmington, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Best sushi in town - even met someone at a wine tasting on our way to Wasabi Sushi and we were talking about it - they travel from Surf City just to eat at Wasabi Sushi in Wilmington. I have been blessed to eat in many excellent sushi restaurants in New York and Boston, but I think this 'star' is... More

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San Marcos, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Went to Wasabi a few nights ago on a quick trip to NC. In a strip mall as noted, but once inside everything was bright and clean. Nice attention to detail. Staff very friendly,,, order took a bit long to come, so chef/owner(?) sent over a complementary terriyaki dish, along with the crab appetizer and our special rolls. All the... More

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