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“Great Sushi in Charlottesville” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ten
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Ranked #115 of 539 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Price range: US$20 - US$50
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 2nd Street SE
Description: The Japanese word ten can mean “heaven", “above" or “celebration" and the dining experience at TEN modern Japanese restaurant is all of these things.TEN approaches traditional Japanese dishes as if they were works of modern art. The superior ingredients are the building blocks of inspiration and the plates are crafted to please both the palate and the eye. Superior products are used and the seafood arrives daily from fishing auctions in Japan and Hawaii. Beyond the incredibly fresh sushi, the menu features a variety of hot and cold ala carte items and offers many choices for vegetarians as well as non-seafood eaters.The bar menu boasts an extensive list of Sake, carefully selected in conjunction with specialty importers and a prominent Sake sommelier. Ten also features an extensive wine list, and specialty cocktails using unique ingredients such as the “Ten" which is comprised of sake, vodka, aloe juice, and sweet Japanese plums called momokochan.The restaurant's dining room was designed by Formwork of Charlottesville and is divided according to dark and light. The gently lit front room celebrates a twenty foot high ceiling and grand windows to create a space inspired by the night sky. Muted colors diminish perception and create a "boundless" spatial sense. The subtly reflective ceiling panels pick up a shimmering starlight effect from the dimmed “candle" sconces. The "night" space also includes the beverage bar, which is accented with luminous glass tube "bouquets" and other shimmering light effects. Intimate, high backed booth seating adds to the nocturnal mood of this space. The brighter "day" seating area is inspired by air travel, clouds. The sushi bar is rendered as a crisp white box, softened with a warm olive wood. Bright iridescent fabrics highlight the banquette seating and the relatively low ceiling is punctuated by twelve-foot high coffers at varying the "day sky" feeling of the space.
Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Sushi in Charlottesville”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

We were looking for a good sushi place in Charlottesville and found this one online. We love the downtown mall area and have found several places to eat here that we like. Ten was no different. We had both sashimi and a couple of rolls. The sashimi was fresh and delicious. The rolls were also very good! We wanted one more roll, but when we tried to order, our waiter said the kitchen was closed, thus the four stars. Our waiter knew we might want another roll, but didn't let us know the kitchen was closing until we tried to order. We were disappointed. We will go back when in Charlottesville.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Mandeville, La, USA
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good place to eat.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013 via mobile

Had a nice Japanese style meal. Good drinks and location is excellent. We sat outside and enjoyed some sushi, sake and other foods. The prices were a bit out if range but not much. The food was a four out of five.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PartyNeal
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London, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Good Japanese food, bad service in Charlottesville”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013 via mobile

Very good Japanese food in Charlottesville, which was unexpected....but the service was terrible. New hostess made a mess of things: kept mislabelling was she was serving/delivering, and to the wrong person. Took one hour to bring two Sushi rolls our daughter had ordered, by which time the rest of us had finished. Table next to us arrived ten minutes later, ordered the same rolls, and were served well ahead. To their credit, manager took a large amount off our bill after we complained. May have been a one time fluke given new and inexperienced hostess. Again, the food itself, when it got there, was very good.

Visited April 2013
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Thank BigSur707
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Engagement dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend propsed and to celebrate we got all dressed and went out to eat! This place was the perfect romantic celebration dinner. The service was perfect, the food was delicious, and the place is decorated so beautifully. We loved it and I'm not just saying that because I was over the moon with joy. Will always go here when in Cville.

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Thank Kayleej87
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Indianapolis
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“YUM!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

This is such a great restaurant - we always make time to go when we visit Charlottesville. The food is superb, the service is great and the dining room is in a very pretty old building. Don't miss it!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Kathy D
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