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Waraji Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar in Raleigh NC

) #109 of 1,159 Restaurants in Raleigh ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
5910 Duraleigh Rd Ste 147, Raleigh, NC 27612-2581
+1 919-783-1883
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible8%
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“sashimi” (14 reviews)
“fresh fish” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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5910 Duraleigh Rd Ste 147, Raleigh, NC 27612-2581
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

This upscale restaurant I have not visited for a couple years. Have been to many Japanese restaurants since. First the atmosphere while nice it is not as nice as other good Japanese restaurants. Prices are pretty high but they give you a soup, salad and...More

Thank Don N
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Just simply a fantastic place for sushi! Try the fresh wasabi- the first time Ive seen it offered. Maybe the best Ahi I've ever had.

Thank 23cjones
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Went there on a family occasion. Fun to sit on the floor Japanese style. Frankly I'm too old for that, but we had a good meal. The soup was spectacular. Enjoyed the sushi too.

Thank Karl F
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Been coming to Waraji for sushi over 15 years for excellent services and Japanese food which continue to be authentic and top quality. I usually have Japanese friends / co-workers visiting a few times a year, Waraji usually is their restaurant selection when they are...More

Thank Bernard H
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

A good friend suggested we meet here for a sushi dinner. After talking to the head sushi chef at the sushi bar for a few minutes we realized we should get the chef select sushi boat. Wow! I have lived in Okinawa Japan, and let...More

Thank reclined992016
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We had Aka Ebi, Toro, Uni and a couple of rolls plus the eggplant appetizer and everything was first rate. The service was warm and attentive. As good as I remember, highly recommend this place.

Thank Tullymore
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I have been to a lot of sushi spots and this is one of the best I've been to. We got there right at 5:30 when they opened and there was already a line of 20 people. We were seated quickly in an authentic Japanese...More

1  Thank Richard H
Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is simply the class of all the places in the triangle to have sushi, or great traditional japanese food as well. Masa's place is a gift to anyone looking for truly fresh fish. All you have to notice is the nationality of those who...More

Thank Scubaeverywhere
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Went with another couple. We had sushi/sashimi for two and it was fresh and tasty. Other couple had an ecstasy roll and they raved about it. Service was prompt and cheerful.

Thank Art D
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I have been here many times. It's two hours+ from my home, but if I am in the area, I find a way to eat here. I always sit at the bar and only eat sushi/sashimi. The fish is always fresh, high quality and beautifully...More

Thank Pietro123
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5910 Duraleigh Rd Ste 147, Raleigh, NC 27612-2581
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-783-1883
Waraji Japanese Restaurant is considered by many Triangle residents as having the best and freshest sushi available in the area. Located in northwest Raleigh NC, off of Glenwood Ave., At the intersection of Duraleigh Rd. And Pleasant Grove Church Rd., Waraji offers an extensive selection of sushi, sashimi and authentic Japanese cuisine. Also we can boast the largest Sake selection in the Carolinas. Waraji has the most extensive specialty sake selection in the state. Each month our Sake "flights/samplers" rotate, hand picked by Chef Masa, allowing you to try four outstanding regional Sakes with your meal. We also feature a unique selection of Japanese microbrewery rice-based beers.
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