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“Wondderful Sushi in unbelievable location in NC”

Toyama Japanese Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 14 February 2014

We have actually had lunch here twice, separated by several months, but I forgot to write a review the first time. Both visits were very, very good memories of great sushi. In the interim we have dined at a top rated sushi place in Myrtle Beach SC that was also great and perhaps a bit better than Toyama because of the SC restaurant/bar having a superior menu with pictures of what you are ordering and a fantastic diversity of choices...............but that is SC and for NC Toyama is excellent.

Waitress was fast, attentive, and helpful. We had to wait about 25 minutes for our order the second visit but we soon learned why. There are two sushi chefs and they had apparently received a huge take out order before we got there right smack at lunch time. We saw two ladies walking out with 3-4 plastic shopping bags full of take out containers after we had been waiting for about 15 minutes..............THAT is a good reason to maybe time your visit somewhat after 12;30 rather that when we got there closer to noon.
We decided to take the advice of another TA reviewer and get the "Roll Party" this is 4 rolls cut into appropriate pieces that consisted of Dragon Roll, Spicy Tuna Roll, Tempura Roll and Spider Roll. HONEST............all were very good but the spider roll (fried soft shell crab) and dragon roll were the best. We did have leftovers to take home and if you don't plan on that two people cannot eat the Roll Party without help.
While waiting you are served some fine tasting Miso Soup........next time if we get there at noon I will order the gyoza recommended by other reviewers and that will get us through the wait. Also, you get to see some really fantastic stuff going by and I wish this place would move to the Outer Banks so I could go there several times a week.
Highly recommend this restaurant and they have menu items for people who might like other things prepared in their kitchen other than sushi.

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Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed this restaurant. The service is great and the restaurant is very clean. We ordered teriyaki chicken and steak. The portions are huge! Both meals came with soup, salad, and rice. Delicious!!

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Thank wolfpackfan66
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Reviewed 10 December 2013

What's not to like? I eat there once a week, and the staff are always so friendly.

The Age Dashi Tofu, Chicken maki, pepper tuna and Gyoza are to die for. I always get the Yakisoba, and a spider roll or a shrimp tempura roll. If you're super hungry, the Spicy Friend Roll or the Bernie Roll are outstanding!

I'll be there Friday, my standing reservation at the sushi bar.

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Thank SandSunSurf85
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

i love there sushi it was awesome so was green tea ice cream was excellent and there fried cheese cake just melt in your mouth. there sever was excellent too my drink did not stay empty for very long. best place to go for a good time with friends.

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Thank vampirecupcake24
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We live in the next town and drive to Toyama often for dinner. The Asian owners are always working in the restaurant - he is in the kitchen or the sushi bar and she is managing the floor. The sushi has always been excellent - try the roll party if you don't know what to order (serves 2). Very friendly and great service no matter whether crowded or not. It's a small place in a side street - it won't impress you from the outside but don't pass it by for that reason. We have been in Japan often and promise you won't be sorry.

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1  Thank rhalterassoc
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