Best Sushi In Charlotte.
Sushi 101 is the only place in Charlotte you should be going for Sushi. The Sushi is the best and the whole dinning experirence by far beats all. Everything on the menu is awesome and they have something for everyone. Currently, my top favs are the Hot and Dirty Martini with Olives, Ahi Poki, Cajun Egg roll, and the Jalepeno Poppers. Any roll on the menu is fantastic. Currently, my favorite roll is the Sir Justin Roll. We always have a fantastic time. The service is great. Please don't waste a minute and get yourself over for some great sushi!!
Been here a few times with co-workers for lunch. There is something for everyone, and we like the atmosphere. I stick to the noodle bowl - very good. They get us in and out quickly. I definitely recommend for lunch!
Love this restaraunt.
Well I absolutely adore this restaurant, the service has always been great for me.
I do agree with most people that the actual sushi is only mediocre, I honestly go other places if I want good sushi for this price (Yama is absolutely amazing).
On the other hand, on the weekends I always tend to splurge on one bad meal since I eat healthy during weekdays and my absolute favorite fried rice dish is here. I love the aioli sauce, the alcohol is wonderful and not a bad price. The atmosphere is very welcoming and taking a lot of your friends is a lot of fun.
To sum it up, if you are going for just sushi go somewhere else. If you want to just chill with friends and have sake bombs and fried rice or noodle dishes this is a great place.
Great sushi, Poor Service.
Just for clarification, the wait staff has always been supreme at this location when it comes to the service! The management and hostess could consistently use a little help. This place really caters to single customer or couples. If you want to sit at the sushi bar or if it is just you and a date, you will generally get fast service. This past summer, I ate here every Monday night (1/2 off dirty martini night) with a girl friend and enjoyed the wonderful Charlotte summer evenings on their patio overlooking the skyline. If you come in with 3 or more - be prepared to wait, and if not all of your party is there, be prepared to get dirty glances by the management - no matter how many apps and Sake bombs you buy before every last member of your party shows up. Coming from someone who used to wait tables, service really drives my enjoyment of an evening out and bad service can quickly ruin it - especially when it's the manager. The food here is great, if a little overpriced and as I said before, the wait staff is all great - just don't get crossways with the manager and you should have a pleasurable evening!
small sushi rolls, unwelcoming staff.
So I gave this place 2 chances to impress me. The first time the lady at the bar taking my "to-go" order was very unfriendly and wanted to rush me through my order. After I got the sushi home, it was mostly rice and the very little fish that was there, was very FISHY tasting. The second time the service was a little bit better but the sushi was still very small, mostly rice, and still tasted a little fishy.
In the process of relocating to Charlotte, and we're looking for our new sushi spot...this is not it. The service was quite bad. We sat for several minutes before finally having glasses of water plopped down by a server who did not speak or even look at us. Found the rather squishy fish to be engulfed in overcooked rice. The spicy tuna roll is lackluster tuna doused with barely seasoned mayonnaise (they call it "aioli")--ick. I'm really hoping Charlotte has better sushi to offer, besides the Rusan's chain.
This place was ok when it first opened but has gone down hill, they use ingredients in the soup that have MSG in them. If you want good Sushi you will need to fly to New York and go to Fujiama mama. At Columbus and 83rd Street, then you will know what Sushi is.
Best Sushi restaurant, hands down!.
Sushi is fresh. Rolls are unique and can be altered to your liking. Restaurants like these make sushi an experience to die for. And the overall presentation of the food and the restaurant itself extraordinary. T he noodle dishes are great too!