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Heiwa Shokudo

Downtown Asheville
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87 N Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2822
828-254-7761
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 12:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
good sushi, humble and cheap

Goodtasting sushi in a dive diner hipster hangout very cool 24 pieces for $25 Pleasant server but uderstaffed

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
JayR462015
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  • Dinner
  • Delivery
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35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Goodtasting sushi in a dive diner hipster hangout very cool 24 pieces for $25 Pleasant server but uderstaffed

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Atlanta, GA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

It's not your typical Japanese restaurant! No hibachi and fried rice here! We went looking for good sushi and we found it. We were on a short weekend visit and this was recommended by the hotel. Easy to find and a short walk from the parking lot. We got there just before the crowd. It doesn't seat very many people,... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I just got back from Japan and was missing some GOOD broth and udon noodles. My daughter, who lives in Asheville took us to Heiwa Shokudo one night when it was cold outside and a little drizzly. When we got there it was full so, they took our mobile phone number, said we could wait in our car and called... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
86 helpful votes 86 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 87 N Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2822
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: 828-254-7761

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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