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Need sushi rec in Charlotte NC

any suggestions for fresh - Authentic- sushi?

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  1. Sadly, the best sushi place I knew of in town (Restaurant i) recently closed down. The best I can think of is Nikko on South Blvd. at the bottom of the big pink building.

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    1. re: ickymettle

      I was sad to hear of their closing also. They were not open very long and they did have some good sushi.(amongst some other dishes as well)

    2. I don't know how authentic this is but my friends and I went to New Zealand Cafe on Sardis road the last time I was in Charlotte and it was pretty good. But they are really small interior. I think they had maybe 6 bar style tables and then 2 tables for larger parties. Then maybe 4 at the sushi bar. There are 2 sushi chefs so it does take some time. We had went at 8:15 on a Friday night and probably wasn't seated till almost 9. But they constantly had customers the entire time we were there.

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      1. re: vttp926

        This place is on my list also to recommend for great sushi. Another one of those I would have drove right by if it was not for a recommendation. It is very , very small so it can be hit or miss for a wait if you want a table.

      2. Authentic might be a problem... Nikko has great sushi, but it is more a modern dance club than sushi bar...

        I would recommend Sushi 101 - good prices and great fish.

        1. I really like Mizuho on 51. It's a bit of a drive for me (I'm in center city) but it is well worth the drive. It is a tad expensive, but that is what you expect for really good sushi.

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          1. re: friek

            I am a fan of MUSASHI JAPANESE RESTAURANT , 10110 JOHNSTON RD STE ,
            ( 704 ) 543 - 5181. I think they are the most authentic Japanese restaurant in town and have the very best sushi. They draw a large Japanese clientele. . I alway figure this is an excellent indicator of quality and authenticity.

            1. re: GodfatherofLunch

              Is Musashi the place that has a private room on the left when you walk in? If so, this is actually the place I was thinking rather than Mizuho - I always get the names mixed up.

              1. re: friek

                Nope, different place. Mizuho is on 51. I have never been there. Musashi is on Johnson Rd. I dig this place.

          2. How could I forget?...Cuisine Malaya has good sushi. It's located on the corner of Charlottetown and Elizabeth. And it's been a while, but I enjoyed the sushi at Koishi, on Sharon Amity, the one time I went.

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            1. re: ickymettle

              I definitely second Koishi. It's great sushi... but it is in an old Pizza Hut, so if you are looking for atmosphere and ambiance this is not your place.

              1. re: Chocolate Toe

                I wasn't that impressed by Koish - the fish was fresh and good, but the pieces were really small and the rice was hard and not tasty. I will say the servers were great, and the prices were fine. It just seemed to lack that flavorable punch of really good sushi.