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“A Taste of Home”

Musashi Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #364 of 2,730 Restaurants in Charlotte
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Having recently moved to the Charlotte area, we are definitely checking out well rated restaurants. Our family lived in Japan for over 12 years and we were missing real Japanese food. We found it at Musashi. Being at this restaurant is like being at a tonkatsu restaurant in Japan.

We have eaten katsudonburi, gyoza, chicken katsu, miso soup and tempura at Musashi. The quality of all of these items is excellent. Service is good and quick.

Be aware that this is a very popular place. They open at noon and there has been a line waiting outside each of the times we have gone.

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Slight disconnect from kitchen - appetizers and miso soup came after main course. Gyozas were store bought.... Shumai were overcooked but good.
Specialty roll was very good. Yellowtail roll was very heavy on the rice. My kaisen don was above average. Everything slightly on expensive side.
Service was friendly. Felt they needed more help.
Willing to give them another try.

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Thank j952
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

Musashi is the best Japanese restaurant in Charlotte. We found this not too big but an excellent and authentic Japanese restaurant after we moved back Charlotte from Japan 17 years ago. Everything on his menu is done well and carefully. The taste and the style has been stayed the same as the years go by which means the cooks and shushi chefs are well trained. You will not be disappointed if are looking for a real Japanese food in town.

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Thank Pat L
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This is not your typical Americanized Japanese food they cook in front of you. Musashi serves very good authentic Japanese dishes. It gets busy during the lunch hour, probably bc they have great lunch specials. The sushi is fresh and the food is spot on. We love the tempura meal and the grilled fish but there is so much to choose from.

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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We were seated in an empty restaurant @ 6PM, never a good sign. The owner lady was not the friendliest person you have met. 5 minutes after being seated , the server came around to take drink order. We ordered sake & Sapporo. Sake showed up after 10 minutes of a beer, I think he was using microwave to heat up the sake. At that point I wanted to walk out of this place but wife said to give them a try. Fine!, I said. I ordered tom kutsu ramen, wife ordered a roll. Ramen was probably the best I have had. The broth was rich but thin (not like you have to wipe your mouth every time you slurp the soup). Didn't try the roll since I'm not a fan of eel. We decided to order more, spider roll, maguro, hamachi, fresh sake, ika, etc. My goodness, the sushi quality was probably the best I have had (we consider ourselves "Foodies", even tried Nobu's aspen. This place exceeded Nobu in so many ways). Forget about the way the sushi was cut, it might resemble the sushi that you would have gotten in supermarket but the taste will make you hooked. We kept ordering more sushi & sake and by the time we were leaving, the line of customers were out the door. So glad to have found moms & pops place like this.

Thank Pariya S
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