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Downtown Asheville
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19 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801-2903
+1 828-225-2551
11:30 - 14:45
16:30 - 22:20
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:45
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:45
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:45
Fri 16:30 - 22:20
Sat 12:00 - 22:20
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent all around! Service, atmosphere, cleanliness, and quality of food. We were delighted with a hot ginger, lemon and honey tea to warm us up, followed by a miso soup that was tremendously flavorful. Our sushi was fantastic and one of us ordered a broth noodle bowl that was also outstanding. We will come back next time we are in... More 

Thank Bakedbein
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324 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

read the reviews, and as one dose with sushi, we took our chances. the same seafood can sometimes have a variety of taste and may not always be the same - it's the risk we take, but this place had wonderful tasting the night we dined. we consumed many rolls, but the sweetheart roll was fantastic. the itamae and staff... More 

Thank rettup
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Wasabi for sushi and had ordered a few different rolls and seaweed salad too. The seaweed salad was very good, but can't say that for the sushi. It wasn't what I 'm used to being from the NYC area where food is by far the best from around the world. We had a simple spicy tuna roll... More 

Thank Tim G
Inman, South Carolina
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I shared 2 sushi rolls. Perfect Match is the best one! The mango on top is delicious! We also had the crab salad roll which was good. We eat here everytime we come to Asheville.

Thank jlgos2
Charlotte, North Carolina
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195 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The service was very good and the menu is what you expect in an American "Japanese" restaurant. The sushi was decent as was the Hibachi. I probably would not rush back, but no real complaints.

Thank meflatow
Candler, North Carolina
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Not sure how this place is the #1 sushi restaurant in Asheville, the lunch specials were ordinary the rice is supposed to infused with vinegar didn't seem to be present in adequate amounts, the place was not crowded the service was so slow not impressed. A prior visit the food was very good and the waitress were very attentive.

Thank glmtpm
Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service. We sat at the sushi bar and watched them work their magic; many creative combinations. We had California roll and two other chef specials and they were excellent. Highly recommend!

Thank LovesItalia
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203 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We are sushi snobs, and we loved this place. The cuts of Sashimi were delicious and the sushi rolls were equally good. Very clean tasting and refreshing. Our server, Lana, (also the bartender) was exceptional and despite being very busy she ensured we had excellent service. We will be back!

Thank TravelingTexans007
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Some of the best sushi. This place is hopping. Very fresh food and fantastic staff. Highly recommend.

Thank Randal M
North Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Enjoyed a special birthday dinner at Wasabi in downtown Asheville, NC. The food & service is excellent! Quick preparation time and servers are at your beckon call. Really enjoyed it. I highly recommend Wasabi to anyone visiting or staying in the area.

Thank Katie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:45
16:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:45
16:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:45
16:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:45
16:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:45
16:30 - 22:20
12:00 - 22:20
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801-2903
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-225-2551

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