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Musashi Japanese Restaurant

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10110 Johnston Rd Ste 15, Charlotte, NC 28210-9202
(704) 543-5181
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

My family and I eat here often. We love the authentic vibe of this family run restaurant. The people who work here remember their customers. They have watched my son grow and even "reprimand" him when he doesn't finish his meal! The food is delicious. After my operation I NEEDED the comfort of the authentic Ramen. The attention they gave... More 

Thank earthseed
Summerfield, North Carolina
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

I found this little gem while on a trip to the south end of Charlotte. Ordered take out of Chicken Teriyaki. I figured when I got it that it would be the standard fare you get at a Japanese steakhouse (Iceberg lettuce for the salad and diced chicken, zucchini, onion for the meal). Boy was I wrong! First, when I... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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193 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I visited for lunch. The restaurant opens at 12 and closes at 2:00pm There is ALWAYS a line and queue if you arrive between 12-1230 so suggest you opt for a later lunch around 1:00 to avoid a long wait for a table or counter. There are usually choices of 3-4 bento box lunches which combine sushi, sashimi, salad, fish/meat... More 

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Before traditional Japanese was popular Musashi was here. They were basically the first to take a chance on this in Charlotte and it's worth it. It's amazing to see how this family run restaurant had only Japanese families to now a mix of everyone. The service isn't extremely professional, meaning the prep time and dishes come out at various times... More 

Thank HCM1225
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Best Sushi in Charlotte. Maybe not the most charming place, but it caters to Japanese living in Charlotte and this should tell you much about its credentials! One goes there to eat and enjoy the food and service - not the decorations. As it is small, it is often full - so call ahead to reserve a table!

Thank tim2061
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208 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We are Japanese. We go here for lunch today and find they do NOT even open until 1200. We have eaten here before and have felt they have been in US too long. Food has gotten worse over the years. The fact that they do not open until 1200 makes us feel even more like the owners have lost their... More 

Thank TeufelHundenguy
Charlotte, NC
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The owner of the restaurant and the chefs are Japanese and many patrons are also Japanese, which tells you how authentic this place is. Sushi is good and they sometimes have the fish not on menu, so ask the chef what he has. Non-sushi dish are also great; many are more of the mom's cooking (in Japan). They also have... More 

Thank icandee
Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

First of all to all the "food was too bland" morons leaving comments about Musashi do me a favor. NEVER GO TO JAPAN, EVER. If you have a clue about Japanese food (and from what I've read I can see you dont) you would know its about the subtle flavors of the dish. The freshness of the fish, the quality... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The food was similar to average Chinese food in my opinion. My husband had sushi and didn't finish, I had chicken and was ok. We won't return.

Thank aer151
United States
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117 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I love sushi. LOVE it. Since moving to Charlotte, I've tried every sushi restaurant that had good ratings on various sites and by word of mouth. I thought, before going to Musashi, that the best sushi to be had in the area was at New Zealand Cafe. Although very good, Musashi has that place beat hands down. The fish at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10110 Johnston Rd Ste 15, Charlotte, NC 28210-9202
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: (704) 543-5181

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?