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Downtown Asheville
3.8 miles from Biltmore
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My party enjoyed different sushi rolls and a Hibachi luncheon. All of the food was delightful. The service was great; the portions were large and the prices were very fair. I highly recommend dining here.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been enjoying the superb dining of Wasabi's for fifteen years with no disappointments whatsoever until this afternoon and possibly the result of an inexperienced waitress was the issue. We gave her our written marked order for appetizers from the sushi bar and then ordered...the main dish after she brought our water and bottle of wine. Main entree came immediately ( ordered filet medium and it came out med/rare), asked twice for an extra plate and finally got. She misunderstood she said and thought we no longer wanted the appetizers since they didn't come first. Totally unpleasurable dining experience. May be a good while before we revisit.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed January 17, 2021

Today was a day for sushi and we were lucky enough to find Wasabi! The food was great! I think we were their last table for lunch and our server was busy doing side work but was available when we needed her. The dumplings are...really good, too.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed December 22, 2020 via mobile

Food was excellent. The preparation of the meal and the freshness of the food was exquisite. Will definitely go back. The sashimi chef's selection was my entree! They nailed it.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed October 31, 2020

We loved this sushi (and we are sushi snobs). The salmon sashimi melted in our mouths! The daily special roll was unique and surprisingly delicious. Even the beer and wine were perfect. We will come back the next time we are in town.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 20, 2020 via mobile

Good variety and quick, friendly service. Indoor and outdoor seating. Also has a sushi bar. Got bento boxes with decent portions and quality of food.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 14, 2020

I hadn't been here in 13 years, usually things are not as good as you remember. This was better! The curry was fantastic and full of flavor. The sweet heart sushi roll was unique and delicious. The service Dewa provides is top notch, friendly and...attentive! Our family of 4 ate all we could, 5 courses for just $65! What an awesome experience. We will definitely be back!! Thank you for the hospitality!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 24, 2020 via mobile

We sat inside and our service was outstanding. We ordered shrimp shumai to start and it was delicious. Then we ordered a rainbow roll and a Number 9 roll which had a tempura shrimp in it. After we ate those up we ordered a spider...roll. Each roll was fresh and delicious. I would return.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 15, 2020 via mobile

My daughter and I stopped in around 6pm on a Friday. Very busy place. Staff all wore masks, but tables were pretty close together. Food was delicious. Server was very friendly and attentive.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 20, 2020 via mobile

The food is always fresh and the rolls are very good. Chef will make custom rolls too. On the Nigiri, the slices are a bit chincy and that is my only complaint. Service is good. I live in Jonesborough so I travel to Asheville for...the Sushi.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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April 30, 2017|
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Response from bloomon40 | Reviewed this property |
We walked in with a group of 7 on a weeknight and even though it was quite full they still got us seated without a wait.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wasabi Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar

  • Yes, Wasabi Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Wasabi Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar offers delivery services.

  • Wasabi Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4