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Waraji Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar in Raleigh NC

#94 of 1,143 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5910 Duraleigh Rd Ste 147, Raleigh, NC 27612-2581
+1 919-783-1883
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Syracuse, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

Just simply a fantastic place for sushi! Try the fresh wasabi- the first time Ive seen it offered. Maybe the best Ahi I've ever had.

Thank 23cjones
Durham, North Carolina
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

Went there on a family occasion. Fun to sit on the floor Japanese style. Frankly I'm too old for that, but we had a good meal. The soup was spectacular. Enjoyed the sushi too.

Thank Karl F
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Reviewed December 8, 2016

Been coming to Waraji for sushi over 15 years for excellent services and Japanese food which continue to be authentic and top quality. I usually have Japanese friends / co-workers visiting a few times a year, Waraji usually is their restaurant selection when they are in town. Bernard

Thank Bernard H
Wilmington, North Carolina
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48 reviews
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Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

A good friend suggested we meet here for a sushi dinner. After talking to the head sushi chef at the sushi bar for a few minutes we realized we should get the chef select sushi boat. Wow! I have lived in Okinawa Japan, and let me tell you this was amazing. The cuts of fish, presentation, and overall selection was... More 

Thank reclined992016
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2016

We had Aka Ebi, Toro, Uni and a couple of rolls plus the eggplant appetizer and everything was first rate. The service was warm and attentive. As good as I remember, highly recommend this place.

Thank Tullymore
Manchester, Vermont
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2016

I have been to a lot of sushi spots and this is one of the best I've been to. We got there right at 5:30 when they opened and there was already a line of 20 people. We were seated quickly in an authentic Japanese seated dining area. Menu was extensive. Our server, Damien explained our options and got a... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 5, 2016

This is simply the class of all the places in the triangle to have sushi, or great traditional japanese food as well. Masa's place is a gift to anyone looking for truly fresh fish. All you have to notice is the nationality of those who eat here to realize that people who grew up eating sushi flock to Waraji!

Thank Scubaeverywhere
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Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Went with another couple. We had sushi/sashimi for two and it was fresh and tasty. Other couple had an ecstasy roll and they raved about it. Service was prompt and cheerful.

Thank Art D
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Reviewed October 14, 2016

I have been here many times. It's two hours+ from my home, but if I am in the area, I find a way to eat here. I always sit at the bar and only eat sushi/sashimi. The fish is always fresh, high quality and beautifully presented. I'll be back!

Thank Pietro123
Oriental, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed sushi, sea weed salad, edamame, miso soup, tempura & a hearty fish stew. Generous portions. Excellent preparation. Prompt and friendly service. This is very close to what a neighborhood restaurant in Tokyo is like. Full of family noise and young people. Try it!

Thank JFR502S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5910 Duraleigh Rd Ste 147, Raleigh, NC 27612-2581
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-783-1883
Waraji Japanese Restaurant is considered by many Triangle residents as having the best and freshest sushi available in the area. Located in northwest Raleigh NC, off of Glenwood Ave., At the intersection of Duraleigh Rd. And Pleasant Grove Church Rd., Waraji offers an extensive selection of sushi, sashimi and authentic Japanese cuisine. Also we can boast the largest Sake selection in the Carolinas. Waraji has the most extensive specialty sake selection in the state. Each month our Sake "flights/samplers" rotate, hand picked by Chef Masa, allowing you to try four outstanding regional Sakes with your meal. We also feature a unique selection of Japanese microbrewery rice-based beers.

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