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195 Hilliard Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3616
+1 828-253-9136
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11:30 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 02:00
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Tampa, FLorida, USA
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cool local spot for delicious hot dogs and homemade sake. Their outdoor space is really nice on a beautiful day.

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Thank Julie N
Bethel Springs, Tennessee
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126 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Ben's Tune Up makes saki. Try the lemon ginger or the pineapple jalapeno. They do have beer also. The wings were good, the duck tacos very good. Large beer garden, kind of funky. If you are looking for saki, stop by. Their own beer was limited to one.

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Thank Irie5678
Medford, Massachusetts, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were in search of late night food and found this was one of the only places still open and serving food after 9! We stopped in not realizing they also do very small batch brewing as well, so that was an extra bonus! We had the wonton nachos and they were ready in the blink of an eye, and... More 

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Thank Jackie W
Vail, Colorado
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Atmosphere was great, super fun patio/out door seating. Host was awesome very friendly. Bartender was the worse service I've received in a long time. He greeted us and asked us if we had questions and my first impression was that he was a helpful guy , however, his responses were not only extremely rude but made us feel as if... More 

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Thank Adventuregal47
Spearfish, South Dakota
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92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on a recommendation from a friend. Tried some appetizers and several of their saki's. the nachos were great! Band was very entertaining and caught a quick game of giant Jenga. Thanks for a great time.

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Thank Bearsuit01
Virginia
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76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Great indoor/outdoor venue with local beer, homemade saki and Asian food. Casual, fun atmosphere with live music, car seat couches, a giant chandelier and its dog friendly. Eclectic and fun. It was a great find for is after a day of walking around Asheville.

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Thank Momof2Virginia
Naples, Florida
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111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We went here as part of a food tour (Moveable Feasts) and loved it! We had hot dogs with sake - a strange mix but it worked! The atmosphere is amazing too. You've GOT to check this place out.

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Thank LinaMac
Durham, North Carolina
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I love quirky, inventive non-convention decor. I also enjoy feeling comfy in the space. I love the ascetics, but the food was uninspiring! My daughter had a ramen bowl that lacked all the details that move ramen from dorm food to good eating. The broth was clearly not well crafted and the noodles undercooked. My burger and fries were under... More 

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Thank Meneca D
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

If you're looking for a cool place to sit, chill, have a good cold beer and here some great live music, this is your place. The atmosphere is great. The 2-man band that was playing Friday 9/9/16 was great. Funky blues at it's best. Will definately return.

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Thank timothyp654
Bellbrook, Ohio, Usa
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108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We went just for drinks, since this is a big brewery town, and it was nicer inside than expected, but what really made our time there great was the bartender Tony. What a nice guy. They have saki too. I think this was a very fun place.

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Thank HappyTravler_9

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 02:00
Monday
16:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 02:00
Thursday
16:00 - 02:00
Friday
16:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 195 Hilliard Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3616
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-253-9136

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?