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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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12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 105
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 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
Yummy Sushi!!!

If you are looking for fresh sushi, this is your place. I was a little hesitant thinking this was a chain, but it was amazing! The tuna wonton appitizer was delicious and our rolls and nigiri were fresh and very flavorful. I will be back on my next visit to Asheville!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Katie W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for fresh sushi, this is your place. I was a little hesitant thinking this was a chain, but it was amazing! The tuna wonton appitizer was delicious and our rolls and nigiri were fresh and very flavorful. I will be back on my next visit to Asheville!!

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Thank Katie W
Asheville, North Carolina
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Been so many times since it opened. I think the location changed .... Some of the freshest and an interesting owner.

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Thank AmericanWopNYC
New York City, New York
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197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We had planned to have dinner on New Year's Eve at the Biltmore Estate but balked when we learned that we'd have to pay $320 just to get in. Instead, we decided to try somewhere in town and managed to find a seat here immediately. The udon was some of the best we've had, and the selection of sushi and... More 

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Thank kirbyfan1996
Asheville, North Carolina
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

The food was excellent with terrific service, even on a very busy holiday afternoon. We chose to eat inside (although eating outside was a chilling option). The food came quickly and the wait staff was very pleasant. The choices are very conducive to many tastes. Will definitely go there again with my hubby!

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Thank Lynette E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We stopped here on night desperate for anything that was still open on Saturday after 9:30pm and we were lucky to stumble upon this gem! Great food (the sushi was fantastic!) and very knowledgeable staff; everyone in our party had a dietary restriction of some sort (gluten free, no shell fish, etc), and the waitress helped guide each of us... More 

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Thank Layla S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

For the 2nd year our family went to Wasabi and once again everything was great. We dropped in after a Christmas Eve service at a downtown church. There was no delay and the waiter provided excellent service. Highly recommend the sushi deluxe

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Thank WCUcody
Cincinnati, OH
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340 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We ate at the sushi bar-it was delicious. We shared several rolls and they were all really good. And it was very reasonable.

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Thank DavidandKim
Asheville, North Carolina
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This place is a local favorite for great sushi and creative Japanese cuisine. My husband took me there for a wonderful birthday luncheon recently. We had an appetizer of crispy scallops dumpling wrapped with fresh tuna sashimi . . . Yum! This was followed by a tasty white tuna peppered Tataki salad . . . again Yum! Next was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

The appetizer I had, shrimp and vegetable tempura was excellent and more than enough food. My companions had two sushi rolls they said were delicious.

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Thank Aimlink
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I have eaten here over the years with my friends. We were a bit pressed on time prior to massages, and went in for lunch. The service was excellent, my picky daughter agreed it was the best sushi she has ever had (and she has had it a ton), and they got us out of there with time to spare.... 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 Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: 8282252551

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
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?