The 5 best Japanese spots in Charlotte

The 5 best Japanese spots in Charlotte
Futo Buta. | Photo: Valerie L./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on January 25, 2019.

Looking for a sublime Japanese meal near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Japanese spots around Charlotte, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to meet your needs.

1. The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar

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Topping the list is The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar. Located at 4310 Sharon Road, Suite X05, in South Park, the sushi bar and Asian fusion spot — serving everything from sushi rolls featuring filet mignon to plates of barbecued pulled pork — is the most popular Japanese restaurant in Charlotte, boasting four stars out of 1,618 reviews on Yelp.

2. Futo Buta

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Next up is Dilworth's Futo Buta, situated at 222 Bland St. With four stars out of 983 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score ramen has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Yamazaru

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Brookhill's Yamazaru, located at 2173 Hawkins St., Suite A, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the sushi bar and izakaya, which offers ramen, rice bowls and more, 4.5 stars out of 230 reviews.

4. Ru San's

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Also over in Sedgefield, check out Ru San's, which has earned four stars out of 569 reviews on Yelp. You can find the sushi bar and Japanese spot at 2440 Park Road.

5. New Zealand Cafe

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Last but not least, there's New Zealand Cafe, a local favorite with four stars out of 490 reviews. Stop by 1717 N. Sardis Road, Suite #6A, to hit up the sushi bar and Asian fusion spot, which offers grilled seafood, sushi, bento boxes and more, next time you're looking to satisfy your cravings.