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Wasabi Sushi Restaurant

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417 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-1699
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Feels like "cheers" bar. always friendly service and attention to my preferences. Among top 3 sushi places in town based on food, and by far my favorite. If you like rolls w/ lots of sauce covering the taste of the fish, maybe head somewhere else. Lunch specials are a good way to start.

Thank dreamguard
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best kept secret in Wilmington! Tiny little place at the back of University Landing next to UNCW. Everyone needs to discover this place! Unique menu, friendly owners, outstanding food. Our family will be back!

Thank wilmymom
Newnan, Georgia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Everything was excellent. The place is quiet and very clean. The deco is cute too. The spicy crab salad was delish. I tried something new for my sushi rolls....and wasn't disappointed. The eel sauce is the best I've ever had. The spicy mayo was def spicy.l, to my delight. I would have given it a 5 if they took American... More 

Thank Terrena S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Who would have thought that a tiny little place tucked back in a strip mall was so delicious? Our daughter was here for orientation at UNCW and we were all craving sushi. We googled some places and saw good reviews for wasabi. We eat sushi a LOT. This sushi was outstanding. We loved everything we got! The Corona roll was... More 

Thank Kristyn Ballard K
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

I had the Wilmington and lobster roll. Both were delicious but I loved the Wilmington! Also enjoyed the house salad. The server surprised us with yummy spicy crab salad and an orange cut in a nice presentation when we were finished. Highly recommend!

Thank Mommy1Indiana
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

I have visited twice and each experience was surprising with phenomenal sushi and great staff! The location is in a small strip mall, but once inside you quickly realize the attention to Asian detail and atmosphere. The rainbow and heart attack sushi dishes are scrumptious! You must try the monkey balls too. The sushi chef pays attention to detail. Each... More 

Thank MarygoldNC
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

I've been dining and ordering to go from wasabi since I moved here in 2009. The chef/owner is always there with a smile and warm greeting. The food is amazing, authentic, and made with love. The atmosphere is peaceful and quiet. Its one of our top favorite restaurants in Wilmington hands down!

Thank Nicole F
Rogersville, Alabama
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Every time we come to visit our children they bring us to get our Korean fix. We all love this place. They are friendly and have good service. We always buy some of their Cabbage kimchi to go.

Thank Raylou2007
Lansing, Michigan
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016

Kind of a plain little place, but the sushi is excellent, the best I've ever had! I would definitely go back!

Thank Linda B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Very comfortable and amazing food. Staff is super nice. Eat there all the time and have never had a bad experience. Highly recommended

Thank Travis C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-1699
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: 910-798-2229

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