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“Same nice taste of sushi” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shiki Sushi House & Asian Bistro

Shiki Sushi House & Asian Bistro
207 W Hwy 54, Durham, NC 27713
(919) 484-4108
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Ranked #103 of 655 Restaurants in Durham
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Antananarivo, Madagascar
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Same nice taste of sushi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Over 5 years we went at least four times to this place: each time the sushis were very good. Service is fast even if from time to time they forget to give you forks and sticks... but the waiters are always very friendly and available. I miss the previous layout that was more cosy with less bright lights.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
“Overrated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

When we first moved here, a lot of people suggested Shiki as a good sushi place. We were thrilled since we live fairly close. We have tried Shiki a few times, and I just don't agree with all the hype. Yes, it has the "buy one get one" option that is always nice. Shiki focuses on large slabs of fish on their sushi (which I like), but leaves out many of the extras (like avacado, which I think is necessary). Now, there are options that allow for both, but they're overpriced. We drive further to Tasu, which I think is owned by the same people, because I think their rolls are much more "well-rounded."

Visited June 2013
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Durham, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Never disappointed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Full disclosure: I'm not a sushi fan. However, their sushi list is extensive and friends love it! What I love, however, are the offerings on the rest of their "Asian" menu. I am a Pad Thai snob and Shiki is my favorite. Their ginger salad dressing is wonderful. Their curries are wonderful. Vietnamese spring rolls and lettuce wraps are quite tasty. The atmosphere inside is a pleasant surprise. They are currently expanding and moving into the space next to them, a sign of restaurant success. Prices are great. Go!

Visited April 2013
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Burke, VA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Great Value, Great Sushi, And Wait There's More”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I have eaten at Shiki Sushi almost every time I visit Durham. Excellent sushi and sashimi at wonderful prices (once you understand the 2 for one policy). I always leave quite satisfied. Very friendly service that after a few visits starts to recognize you as a regular. Beyond the sushi and sashimi, there are a variety of asian dishes worthy of a mention: hot and sour soup, mushu chicken are just two that I've sampled numerous times. There are probably many more as the place is often quite busy.
And the more? They're expanding, taking on the space next door! The new decor looks nice and should be a very nice change. I look forward to returning.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“One of my favorite places in the triangle!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

I've always had great food when I go to Shiki. It's a pretty stand americanized sushi place with great prices (buy one get one rolls when you dine in) and a good atmosphere. The wait staff is always friendly and we get our food quickly.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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