I had a chance to eat here on a recent business trip to Raleigh. We had a group of 8 and were lucky enough to get one of the more private side rooms. These rooms are insulated from the rest of the restaurant with the culturally-correct rice paper walls. The seating was also traditional, which was a source of concern because I dreaded the attempt to get myself up after sitting for an hour crosslegged. No worries though, as the tables conceal a “hollowed out” floor where you can comfortably dangle your old, crickety legs. The adult beverage selection was extensive enough to satisfy most people’s tastes. We didn’t indulge in sake so I can’t speak to that. I tend to favor Kirin Ichiban when eating sushi so I stuck with my game plan. The menu is a good combination of asian-influenced appetizers, entrees, and of course, sushi. One note about the sushi, it can’t really be ordered “a la carte.” There are entrees that have a selection of nigiri and sashimi but you can’t order two pieces of, say, hamachi nigiri. This is a pretty big establishment and I would imagine a la carte ordering would slow the kitchen down significantly. Not to worry though, the specialty rolls menu is extensive and even has options for those who don’t like raw fish at all. We had a very enjoyable meal, especially with the private room atmosphere. If you’re looking an asian-esque dining experience that will satisfy a broad range of finicky appetites I would give Mura a chance. You can have your sushi and the other folks can find something for their palates as well.