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Ishi Japanese Restaurant

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8205 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28213-8129
+1 704-921-9219
11:00 - 21:30
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We found this place close to our hotel. Found such great reviews on TripAdvisor we decided to try. Staff was beyond profession and super nice and kind. Food was fantastic. Larger sushi rolls than at most places so pay attention to how many pieces per serving. We ended up with waaayyy too much food. Must try Tom Yum soup or... More 

Thank Renee G
Charlotte, North Carolina
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Love this place. I have been visiting this restaurant since they were in the old shopping center right behind the new restaurant. The food is always fresh and hot ...it's always right and I never have to complain. I would definitely suggest this for a quick cheap Japanese stop.

Thank Superfresh85
Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is my favorite Japanese restaurant. I like the Teriyaki Fish, Hibachi chicken or Hibachi vegetables. My son likes the Hibachi Shrimp and their sushi. The sweet carrots they have as your side are AWESOME! Always have fast service from friendly waitstaff.

Thank foxnsox
Perth, Australia
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60 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

As visitors to Charlotte we were recommended to this restaurant and were not disappointed. We loved our meal, service was excellent and all for a very reasonable price.

Thank misfitz2
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Good sushi Spectacular customer service. Each roll was delicious and Great place for some sushi . Would recommend ................

Thank Nabil A
Charleston, South Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

My boyfriend and I come here all the time! We love it. The food is fast, cheap and super delicious. It is also great for take out!

Thank Hilary J
Charlotte, North Carolina
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Ishi has been the go to spot in university for sushi and (more so) hibachi, especially for the students living nearby. They've moved locations (across the parking lot) since I started eating there and are still running strong for more than the 10 years I've been here in Charlotte. It's a great place to grab lunch.

Thank madeinukeng
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

Ishi has good sushi and great hot food too. We have had a good experience every time we have come here.

Thank Bill W
clemson, sc
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90 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

Ishi has an extensive menu full of interesting options. I chose the safe route and had chicken hibachi, which was served with fried rice and cooked carrots. Food was served hot and fresh; service was fast and friendly.

Thank tigerlily93
Charlotte, North Carolina
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375 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015

I visited this restaurant today and had hibachi steak and shrimp with rice. It was decent but nothing to write home about. They used popcorn shrimp whereas most restaurants use the larger shrimp. A little too much garlic. The rice was supposed to be fried rice but wasn't. I was not impressed. Prices are okay.

Thank andreaplace49022

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8205 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28213-8129
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 704-921-9219

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?