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Heiwa Shokudo

87 N Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2822 (Downtown Asheville)
828-254-7761
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Ranked #337 of 626 restaurants in Asheville
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery
Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
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Dining options: Dinner, Delivery
Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
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English first
Greenville, South Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I've been to Japan 15 times and eaten at many Japanese restaurants in Japan and US. This is among the best. I had the large Sashimi special which was fresh and had a large variety. There was a lot of fish for the money. I had the 1/2 portion of Kitune Udon which was authentic and large for a 1/2... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Title says it all. Me and my husband moved to Asheville from a city where we were used to eating top notch sushi and Heiwa is our go-to. Forget Wasabi, if you want fresh fish, this is the place for you. May not be up your alley if you like very americanized sushi on fancy plates but if you like... More

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Va
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92 reviews 92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is one of our favorite places for lunch in Asheville and it's because of the wonderfully delicious noodle soups. My husband always gets the Executive and I always order the Medicine Man udon soup. Fantastic flavors, awesome broth. Service can be hit of miss. We had a pleasant server on Friday. We look forward to our next visit to... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I rounded down rather than up because the poor service really does put a damper to the experience. The food is good, but as others have said many of the servers are quite rude. We have be unlucky enough to get one server in particular who was very rude everytime we went in! The worst was her refusal to serve... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The tuna poki at Heiwa is something I can't get enough of. The perfect salty vinegar mix with fresh advocado, red onion, and tomato with sushi grade tuna makes my mouth water every time. The staff are passionate about the food and the intimate setting makes for the perfect Asheville experience.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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102 reviews 102 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We were bustling along in a fashion appropriate to the chill factor, which was stirring somewhere around zero on this particularly nasty day. But we managed to find the handle to the door and whisk ourselves inside. Beautifully, as soon as we were seated, we were offered a choice of hot tea which we frantically accepted. Aaahhh, that warm water... More

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Mount Pleasant, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

My family loves this place. For many years we have gone to this restaurant on our trips to Asheville. This month my daughter and I took a weekend trip and actually ate here twice in one one weekend. We love the spicy garlic tofu and she had a roll made with sweet potato that was delicious! There is no ice... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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76 reviews 76 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

I read many of the other reviews and thought about my visit today. Yes, it's tiny. And don't expect to have a private conversation. That said, I consider it romantic. Yes, the service is a bit slow. You want quick, go elsewhere. But this is not a chain, and Heiwa is doggedly committed to offering truly authentic Japanese cuisine (although... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

Incredibly, unbelievably rude and unprofessional service today at lunch. Completely unnecessary snappy response when I asked if I could order food after waiting for 15 minutes. Was not that busy- you aren't the only one in food service. Terrible attitude, poor sushi and food quality- friend's sushi was room temp. and mushy. Way to top off my friend's unimaginable rough... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I've lived in Japan in the past and this restaurant had wonderful, authentic tasting Japanese food. The menu is extensive and the chef is from Japan and introduced himself to me. The server was kind and helpful and the also very reasonably priced. Strongly recommended!

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