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Wasabi

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Downtown Asheville
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19 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801
8282252551
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Today
4:30 pm - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:45 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 10:20 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:20 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Top sushi!

By far the best sushi I've tasted. Extremely generous portions, too. We were made very welcome and the staff were helpful and friendly. Loved the ginger, honey and lemon tea too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Mary D
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Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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154 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

By far the best sushi I've tasted. Extremely generous portions, too. We were made very welcome and the staff were helpful and friendly. Loved the ginger, honey and lemon tea too.

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Jaguariuna, SP
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69 reviews 69 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is a great Japanese food option in Asheville. The restaurant is very comfortable and the service is very good. Prices are on average. Food is simply one of the best Japanese I ever had. The only problem is that is not so easy to find a place to park.

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Wasabi was a lot of fun. Beautiful meals, good service and, fantastic food. If you're in the area and in the mood for sushi, try this place, you won't be disappointed. Godzilla roll rocked!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

It was great food and quick service for when we needed to eat quickly. Portions were smaller than expected but that's because dance Japanese cuisine doesn't glorify big portions like American dishes do. I had sushi and my fiancé had tuna dumplings. We'd come again!

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Asheville, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The atmosphere, the great sushi, and service. I love going to Wasabi after a long day at work. The atmosphere is warm, the great smells from the kitchen, the sweet music playing and the food is amazing

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Columbia, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Best Japanese I have had. I had the sushi, tempura veggies and the filet. Amazing! Will definitely return. Soooo good!

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Augusta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I've been to the best sushi bars in NYC to Dallas but Wasabi may be the BEST of all. Consistently perfect!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Not impressed at all! Chicken teriyaki was sub par and flavorless, chicken was chewy like grissle, 2 pieces of broccoli, 2 flat and soggy pea pods and one little piece of carrot, seriously? Server was chronically absent. I left so disappointed I wrote this in the car on the way home. Panda Express would be better, and that's not saying... More 

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Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Our family of 4 selected Wasabi for dinner after attending a Christmas Eve worship service. We were immediately seated and the waiter was very helpful in answering our questions and explaining the specials. After ordering our dishes were served promptly and the quality was very good.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This is a mediocre sushi place. I've been twice, but I won't be back unless it's just for a California roll or something that is hard to mess up. I would more readily suggest their non-sushi dishes. They looked pretty good, but I haven't had them. There is another sushi place in the same general area that looks much classier... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: 8282252551

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
4:30 pm - 10:20 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:20 pm

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