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Waraji Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar in Raleigh NC

#82 of 1,113 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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5910 Duraleigh Rd Ste 147, Raleigh, NC 27612-2581
+1 919-783-1883
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good friend suggested we meet here for a sushi dinner. After talking to the head sushi chef at the sushi bar for a few minutes we realized we should get the chef select sushi boat. Wow! I have lived in Okinawa Japan, and let me tell you this was amazing. The cuts of fish, presentation, and overall selection was... More 

Thank reclined992016
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had Aka Ebi, Toro, Uni and a couple of rolls plus the eggplant appetizer and everything was first rate. The service was warm and attentive. As good as I remember, highly recommend this place.

Thank Tullymore
Manchester, Vermont
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to a lot of sushi spots and this is one of the best I've been to. We got there right at 5:30 when they opened and there was already a line of 20 people. We were seated quickly in an authentic Japanese seated dining area. Menu was extensive. Our server, Damien explained our options and got a... More 

Thank Richard H
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is simply the class of all the places in the triangle to have sushi, or great traditional japanese food as well. Masa's place is a gift to anyone looking for truly fresh fish. All you have to notice is the nationality of those who eat here to realize that people who grew up eating sushi flock to Waraji!

Thank Scubaeverywhere
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87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Went with another couple. We had sushi/sashimi for two and it was fresh and tasty. Other couple had an ecstasy roll and they raved about it. Service was prompt and cheerful.

Thank Art D
Wilmington, North Carolina
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I have been here many times. It's two hours+ from my home, but if I am in the area, I find a way to eat here. I always sit at the bar and only eat sushi/sashimi. The fish is always fresh, high quality and beautifully presented. I'll be back!

Thank Pietro123
Oriental, North Carolina
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143 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed sushi, sea weed salad, edamame, miso soup, tempura & a hearty fish stew. Generous portions. Excellent preparation. Prompt and friendly service. This is very close to what a neighborhood restaurant in Tokyo is like. Full of family noise and young people. Try it!

Thank Frank R
Cary, NC
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434 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Seems to be a popular place, especially with Japanese visitors. Sashimi and Sushi rolls are very good and fresh. Service is friendly but on a busy night, seems a bit overwhelmed. Saki was excellent.

Thank viperflt
Raleigh, North Carolina
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is by far the best sushi restaurant I've been to, and believe me I've tried quite a few 'highly recommended' restaurants both on the west and east coast. It's just the 'right' sized place, with a friendly hard working staff. However, if you go during the peak dining times, you could find yourself waiting for a table, or a... More 

Thank CSItraveller
Raleigh, North Carolina
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69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I arrived about 15 minutes to 2:00 PM. (Just before closing for lunch). No problem! Got an order in for miso soup, tuna roll, and a California roll. All were good and ready quickly. The wait staff was very helpful and friendly. It had been some time since I was here last (several years). My prior experience was very good... More 

Thank George O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5910 Duraleigh Rd Ste 147, Raleigh, NC 27612-2581
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-783-1883
Waraji Japanese Restaurant is considered by many Triangle residents as having the best and freshest sushi available in the area. Located in northwest Raleigh NC, off of Glenwood Ave., At the intersection of Duraleigh Rd. And Pleasant Grove Church Rd., Waraji offers an extensive selection of sushi, sashimi and authentic Japanese cuisine. Also we can boast the largest Sake selection in the Carolinas. Waraji has the most extensive specialty sake selection in the state. Each month our Sake "flights/samplers" rotate, hand picked by Chef Masa, allowing you to try four outstanding regional Sakes with your meal. We also feature a unique selection of Japanese microbrewery rice-based beers.

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