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Kurama Sushi & Noodle Express

105 N Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3502
+1 919-968-4747
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
105 N Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3502
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

I went here with my two sons, 8 and 10. They loved the conveyor belt that went around the sushi bar but be careful! If you go with hungry kids they may take too much at once! Delicious sushi. Fun times.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Kimberly L
Reviewed June 14, 2018

Kurama is one of my favorite restaurants in Chapel Hill for a reason. Its fast great service combined with fresh delicious sushi for a good price makes it an incredible experience every time you visit. You can either order off the menu, off the conveyor...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Lucas D
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Terrific sushi and sashimi - I had one of the special rolls - a Kurama Roll with shrimp tempura, salmon and Masago (flying fish roll) and mackerel sashimi - they were both delicious. The decor is very simple, but the food is excellent and the...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank AlexNicholas
Reviewed April 13, 2017

I've always heard about places where the sushi comes by on a conveyor belt, but this is the only one I've seen in person. It's pretty cool, and the prices overall are cheap compared to most sushi places I've visited. If there's anything specific you...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank SnoringFrog
Reviewed October 6, 2016

The sushi was very tasty, and reasonably priced. I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and the decor which felt like an old Japanese restaurant, rather than some new and shiny conveyor establishment. This place does have a conveyor but only a few dishes were served on...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank BigCitiesBoy
Reviewed August 7, 2016

No fusion here. Just good, simple Japanese fare. We think it is the best in the triangle for health, taste and great value. Great during school breaks for quieter meals. Atmosphere Brings back our college days. But service is very polite, as are clientele. Our...More

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

This place never disappoints, the staff and cooks are very accommodating and respectful. It's worth the wait! Have to say Karamazov is one of my favorite dining spots when I'm in town.

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank cedrics291
Reviewed April 26, 2016

This is the type of Japanese restaurant everyone enjoys -- sushi is freshly made and placed on plates on a moving conveyer belt. You take want you want, and the final bill is coded by plate color and anything special you order from the waitress....More

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank PhilViking
Reviewed February 12, 2016

I love this place- the people are so friendly and Hiro is the best sushi chef. They are very quick with their service. I have tried almost every menu item and usually take sushi and sashimi home for dinner. My daughter and I frequent this...More

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank Theresa W
Reviewed February 3, 2016

This is a typical small storefront restaurant, much like the ones in Japan. Although there are a few tables, it's better to sit at the sushi bar where a conveyor belt passes in front of you where dishes of sushi and sashimi pass in front...More

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank maas_johnf
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 N Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3502
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-968-4747
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