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Heiwa Shokudo

Downtown Asheville
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87 N Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2822
828-254-7761
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Today
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 12:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 20
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  • 14
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  • 5
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  • 7
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Hidden gem!!!

My husband goes to Japan often for business and he says this is by far the most atheistic and delicious Japanese food he's found in the states thus far. There food is so darn delicious, we've not tried anything that we wouldn't eat again and again, their sushi is out of this world. If you like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Stephanie W
via mobile
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband goes to Japan often for business and he says this is by far the most atheistic and delicious Japanese food he's found in the states thus far. There food is so darn delicious, we've not tried anything that we wouldn't eat again and again, their sushi is out of this world. If you like Japanese food don't let... More 

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Thank Stephanie W
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I came in on Thursday January 28 for lunch. We waited patiently until the server told us she would be with us in a minute. A minute turned into several, which is fine. We both work in the industry and understand being busy. She acknowledged another couple, who had come in after us. They said "they were... More 

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1 Thank Nmlkz
Asheville, North Carolina
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This is an unassuming, non-descript little place at the far end of Lexington Ave. The menu is large, varied and awesome! Everything from small to large plates, creative sushi combinations and hot pots. They serve alcohol and tasty teas and sake, of course! Don't miss this little gem when in Asheville. Great spot for vegetarians and vegans.

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Thank Lauren V
Greenville, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Food was not great, even miso soup wasn't very good. Seaweed salad was good. Dumplings were not. Music was terrible, loud, and annoying. Waitress was nice enough.

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Thank RRGville
Charlotte, North Carolina
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

My husband and I had dinner during our visit to Asheville and it was delicious. The restaurant is tiny but cozy. The service was excellent with Nathan and Justine taking perfect care of us, always with a smile. I would definitely recommend folks to eat here and will return when visiting Asheville again.

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Thank AliBug
Asheville, North Carolina
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Heiwa has an extensive menu, and is vegan-friendly. My favorite is the Godzilla rolls. Good selection of sake, as well as wine & beer. Food is fresh and tasty. Best spot in warm weather is the little outdoor patio.

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Thank YoginiRob
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

The only Japanese restaurant with a Japanese owner/chef in Asheville. The best ramen, hot pot and noodle soup bowls in town. The Tataki and Poki is really good. Sake is half off Sunday - Thursday.

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1 Thank Sam S
Morganton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We love this restaurant! We love the food. They use real crab meat in their California Rolls. The food is delicious! When we visit Asheville, we frequent this restaurant. The ginger sake is wonderful too! We always have delicious food, tasty beverages and impeccable service!

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1 Thank Autumncolorfulleaf
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

the food continues to be Delicious!! tempeh roll is great for a vegetarian like me. Also the great and classic Miso soup! YUMMY

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1 Thank Dahvid
Asheville, North Carolina
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Home grown authentic Japanese cuisine. I asked a waitress on our way out if the cook was Japanese, because it was so spot on that he or she had to be. Yes Dao san, is indeed, and she thanked me for the compliment. Tempura, Teriyaki chicken, and magudo sashimi with hot green tea. Most excellent!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 87 N Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2822
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: 828-254-7761

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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