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Heiwa Shokudo

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$$ - $$$
Downtown Asheville
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87 N Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2822
+1 828-254-7761
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Greenville, North Carolina
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank RRGville
Charlotte, North Carolina
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208 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank AliBug
Asheville, North Carolina
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank YoginiRob
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

3 Thank Sam S
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

1 Thank Autumncolorfulleaf
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

1 Thank Dahvid
Asheville, North Carolina
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

1 Thank TheMikamis
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318 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have visited this restaurant many times over the years and have enjoyed it. Been about a year since I went so visited it recently. Unfortunately service was slow. Two people working the whole place. I asked for a fork and they never returned with one so finally had to get up and go get one. Some folks walked in... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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426 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2015

We were downtown for a concert and wanted to grab a few glasses of wine and an appetizer or two. Unfortunately, all our usual haunts had long waits so we wandered into Heiwa Shokudo, our first visit. We sat outside on their 4-5 table patio. Service was prompt albeit not real professional. We ordered our wine and two appetizers --... More 

Thank GPBurdell67
Cleveland, Ohio
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2015

My spousal unit is from Japan, and she was impressed by food @ Heiwa Shokudo! Service was prompt and attentive, food was spectacular! Try the salmon lemon maki - something we never saw before and it was double delicious too. Keep up the great work, see you again soon!

1 Thank Phil P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Sushi, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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: +1 828-254-7761

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