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3919 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4199 (Formerly Asian Bistro)
+1 252-261-1946
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Kill Devil Hills, United States
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was in the mood for sushi so my wife and I went out to Sanya. She won’t eat the stuff so the menu needed to have other cooked entrées. I had the tuna sushi the yellow fin sushi and the salmon roll; all three were delicious and very fresh. As an entrée I had the red snapper with Thai... More 

Thank Barry S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Absolutely the best sushi in the area. Always fresh and delicious. Very friendly staff always eager to please.

Thank June P
Oradell, New Jersey
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to try some sushi, as my son loves his sushi. We found this place, and are so very glad we did. We have tried sushi in many states from California to Chicago to New Jersey. This is now our favorite #1 sushi restaurant of all!! Everyone loved their meal, and the service was professional and accommodating. The food... More 

Thank pak4444
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came here to eat on our last night of our obx vacation. We should have come by sooner! The food was delicious and the service was gentle and unobtrusive. My favorite was the deep fried sushi. My husband loved all the sushi we ordered but was facinated by the Japanese strawberry soda. I would go back... More 

Thank AwesomeTabitha
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Living on the Obx we have some great food options and a TON of great fresh seafood.. This is a family favorite. Sushi is beautiful and fresh.. The service is not super fast but we dont mind and just plan an relaxing and not being in a rush.. Its not fast food after all.. try any of the specials..you wont... More 

Thank obxwhit
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Was hoping for too much. Really wanted Thai food, but also wanted some sushi for an appetizer. Thought this restaurant might satisfy both cravings. Based on reviews expected sushi to be a good bet and was hoping they could do a decent job with the Thai. Had 2 appetizers.....a volcano sushi role and crab rangoon. Neither were particularly good. The... More 

Thank pghguy
Jeffersonville, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

I came here with my family because they had so many good reviews. They did not disappoint. The waitresses and waiter were very friendly. The amount of food for the price was awesome, and I'm the kind of person that likes to be sure I am going to get enough food when I eat out. We got their lunch special... More 

Thank byfaith18
Midlothian, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

The family went here to get a sushi fix and they were not disappointed! Not too keen on sushi myself, I ordered the orange chicken, and it was among the best I've ever had! The chicken was cooked just right, the presentation was AMAZING, and the service was fast and friendly. If you're ever in OBX but kind of wishing... More 

Thank elijahsch
South Florida, Florida
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188 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Maybe the title is a bit overboard but, seriously, the sushi is amazing. I try sushi everywhere I go and I always think about Sanya when I need a Sushi fix. Too bad, I live in Naples, Florida or I would be there every week. Try everything and anything but my new fav is the Bangkok Roll. My brother buys... More 

Thank glittertravel
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

While on vacation, my sister, her husband, and I ordered take-out from this restaurant. It was perhaps the best Asian take-out I've had in a while. My sister and the hubs ordered sushi (it looked great) while I opted for the Spicy Thai Snapper entree. It was fabulous and stayed crisp in the takout container. My only complaint is with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3919 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4199 (Formerly Asian Bistro)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: +1 252-261-1946

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