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Sake Express

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1327 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054-4004
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

They had very good food and friendly service. You get a lot of food for your money. Great atmosphere. Will definitely eat here again.

Thank greenet9802
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124 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Good variety of food prepared fresh. Low carb options available. Prices are reasonable. They have a loyalty program with a card called "Spot On". Each visits earn points for free food.

Thank Blacjac443
Gastonia, North Carolina
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Disclaimer: I have never eaten at this restaurant. I have Celiac Disease and they have told me that they use a shared grilling space, so everything would be contaminated. But I have been there with friends, family, coworkers, my boyfriend, young children and they all LOVE IT. It seems like a really good quantity of food for the price and... More 

Thank colibirk
Gastonia, NC
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106 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Sake is one of the least expensive restaurants in the area, but the food is fresh, hot and tasty. There is another in Belmont which is good (Abby Plaza), and a third is being built now, so the acceptance factor is very good for this restaurant.

Thank Mike S
Lisa T, Owner at Sake Express, responded to this review

Mike, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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115 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

service is good.. food is a mystery.. cheap bad white rice with veggies and meat greasy fried with a high salt/sugar sauce.. just like every "Chinese" restaurant.. over priced as well.. I do not understand why people think its so great

Thank Scott W
Lisa T, Owner at Sake Express, responded to this review

Scott, I am sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with us. We will definitely address the issue. We also offer low sodium and gluten free sauces upon request. More 

Gastonia, North Carolina
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We love this place. looking for good food fast and get what you pay this is it. By far the best place in gastonia. SAKE Express is the best. great service and great staff. get lots of food for your money and all ways great.

Thank Eddie B
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Passed through on vacation, never seen this before, but the food was fresh, very good, and service was awesome. Portion sizes were perfect.

Thank Shane W
Gastonia, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Sake Express is one of two places in Gastonia that we usually go for Japanese fast food. The restaurant is very clean and modern and service is great. The food is consistently good.

Thank Nancy R
Gastonia, North Carolina
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271 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Drove by a lot of times, finally decided to give it a try. Upscale fast food design. Was great experience, food was good and servers were great. Was a little concerned about how long it took to get my meal, but was not in a hurry, so no biggie. Great taste and plenty of it, two meals for a little... More 

Thank ScubaRock
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249 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

Service is always quick. A great place to grab lunch in a hurry and a variety of options. For those griping about the sushi, what do you expect from a restaurant with a drive thru?

Thank Paul S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Japanese, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1327 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054-4004
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: 704-864-4466

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?