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7 of Our Favorite Raleigh Sushi Restaurants

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We’re feeling on a roll with sushi restaurants lately and we want to share some of our favorites with you! The Triangle  is filled with amazing eateries of all kinds but if you haven’t found your go-to Raleigh sushi spot yet we’re here to help.  Keep scrolling to check out your @StuffToDoInRaleigh city managers top picks!

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Please check with all restaurants for updated hours and social distancing precautions due to Covid-19. 

Raleigh Sushi

In the heart of Downtown on Glenwood Ave, this Raleigh Sushi joint has the best atmosphere for a night out with friends! Grab a seat outside with a group or inside for more of a “date-night” feel. Whatever vibe you’re looking for they’ve got it and some tasty locally themed sushi rolls to go along with it.

A Few of our Favorites:

  • Kevin Keats (Is a winner) – Careful , this one is HOT!
  • Jimmy V – Shrimp Tempura roll, topped with shredded imitation crab salad with kewpie mayo and black pepper YUM
  • The Rolling Stones – It’s not your average California roll

Sunday – Thursday: 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 1:00 pm – 9:30 pm

📍 301 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603
📞 (919) 664-8061
🍽  Make a Reservation
💻 Order Online

Right across the street from Sushi Blues is SushiO.  We can’t choose favorites here because they are both AMAZING! SushiO is a little smaller with more of a upscale vibe about it. Don’t get us wrong we’ve eaten there in leggings plenty of times but with a competitive wine list and cute little tables outside its perfect for a smaller group or a one on one dinner situation.

A Few of our Favorites:

  • Mango Roll – Can you ever really go wrong with something that has Mango in the name?
  • Crazy Salmon Roll – There is so much going on here but somehow it just works perfectly.
  • Spider Man Roll – Crab, shrimp, more crab, tuna… Count us in


Monday – Friday: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Monday – Thursday: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday: 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Saturday: 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

📍 222 Glenwood Ave, Suite 113 Raleigh, NC 27603
📞 919-838-8868
💻 Order Online with Grubhub or DoorDash

Kai is in Greystone village so you can stop by our favorite Two Roosters after! We highly recommend their awesome outdoor seating which is perfect for a social distancing date night or weekend lunch. If you would rather skip the social part and just distance they are still offering takeout, look under the location and contact info tab for details!

A Few of our Favorites:

  • Screaming “O” – Spicy Tuna, Shrimp Tempura topped with seared Tuna, chives, masago, “O” & sweet soy glaze
  • Mango Tango – Again with the mango, you seriously can’t go wrong with this one! 
  • Kai Special – Tuna, salmon, white fish, Kani. You’ll feel like you’ve escaped Raleigh all together.

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:30 am – 2 pm & 5 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

📍 7713 Lead Mine Rd, Suite 9, Raleigh, NC 27615
📞 919-870-4923
🍽  Call to make a Reservation or order takeout

Down the street from NC State, Sushi Nine has some of the best deals (and food.) This Raleigh sushi place always offers BOGO rolls and daily drink specials.  Since its rebuild after a devastating fire in 2015, it had become even more of a fun, social spot than ever before. The staff is always friendly and the outdoor seating is perfect for enjoying some fresh air and yummy, exotic food!

A Few of our Favorites:

  • Wolfpack Roll – Because GO PACK! (and it’s delicious: Kani, avocado, asparagus, and tempura flakes topped with red tobiko)
  • Yummy Yummy Roll – deep friend deliciousness… it’s all in the name.
  • Syrax Roll – We’re not totally sure how to say it but it’s salmon, spicy tuna and tempura flakes topped with eel, avocado and eel sauce.

Sunday – Wednesday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday – Saturday: 11:00 am – 10:30 pm

📍 3812 Western Blvd. Raleigh, NC
📞 919-615-3100
🍽  Call to Make a Reservation
💻 Order Online

Ok, so this one we’re sure you’ve been to but if you haven’t its such a fun environment! With a giant fishtanks and an animated screen to tell you where you are in line the whole dining experience is a blast. This is the perfect spot for you to bring those non-sushi eating friends since they have so much to offer but you can still get your fix.

A Few of our Favorites:

  • Firecracker Roll – Shrimp, salmon, yellowtail, tempura flakes, & so much more
  • Mrs. Woodbury’s Fresh Finds – Just try it.
  • Double Salmon Roll – Salmon lovers, this one is for you… and everyone else because it’s amazing

Sunday – Thursday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

📍 4208 Six Forks Road, Suite 100 Raleigh, NC 27609
📞 919-784-0400
💻 Order Online

With it’s beautiful atmosphere and amazing authentic Asian food, O-Ku is the perfect place for date night, girls night, or anything in between. Located at The Dillon in Warehouse District, it’s surrounded by plenty of shops and activities to enjoy pre or post a delicious meal.

A Few of our Favorites:

  • Salmon & Lemon – The perfect summer roll! If sunshine were a sushi roll this would be it.
  • Cali Crunch – Like a California roll but better!
  • Red Dragon – Tempura lobster, cilantro, avocando, tuna, eel, serrano, sesseme seeds, eel sauce. Yes please.

Thursday – Saturday: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
*Modified due to COVID

📍 411 W Hargett Street Raleigh, NC 27603
📞 919-792-3777
🍽  Make a Reservation
💻 Order Online

It’s a classic go-to where the food is fresh and the cooks are performers. Sit at the sushi bar or grab a table and watch the chefs prepare your meal right in front of you. Groups big or small are welcome but make sure to make a reservation, especially on weekends!

A Few of out Favorites:

  • Deep Sea Roll – The best combination of some of our favorite things.
  • Spiral Ecstasy Roll – Salmon, Yellowtail, & Tuna, oh my! 
  • Bamboo Dragon – Colorful & delicious, a must try if you love shrimp tempura

Crabtree Valley Location:

Monday – Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday:  11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 3:00 p.m.

Monday – Thursday: 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 4:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 3:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Sunday: 3:00 – 8:30 p.m.

North Raleigh Location

MondayFriday: 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Noon – 3:00 p.m.

MondayThursday: 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 4:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 3:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Sunday: 3:00 – 8:30 p.m.

📍 Crabtree Valley Mall
4325 Glenwood Avenue Raleigh, NC 27612
📞  919-782-9708

📍North Raleigh
4500 Old Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
📞  919-876-4157

🍽  Make a Reservation
💻 Order Online

These Raleigh sushi restaraunts bring it when it comes to flavor and style! We are considering making it Sushi night twice a week from now on. Let us know which Raleigh sushi roll is your favorite, and if we missed your go-to restaurant send us a message and we’ll be sure to plan a visit!

Kiersten Fisher

Kiersten Fisher

Kiersten is a City Manager for UNATION and author for the Stuff to Do in Raleigh Blog. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Raleigh area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinRaleigh on Instagram and Facebook.


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