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The 4 best Japanese spots in Norfolk

The 4 best Japanese spots in Norfolk
Alkaline | Photo: Vyvy H./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on December 09, 2019.

In search of a new favorite Japanese spot?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Japanese spots around Norfolk, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when cravings strike.

Consumers in the Norfolk area usually spend more in December at restaurants than any other month of the year, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of customer relationship management software and email automation for small businesses. The average amount spent per customer transaction at Norfolk-area restaurants grew to $29 for the metro area in December of last year, 6% higher than the average for the rest of the year.

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1. Alkaline

photo: mike a./yelp

First on the list is Alkaline. Located at 742 W. 21st St., Suite F/G in Park Place, the cocktail bar and Asian fusion spot, which offers ramen and more, is the highest-rated Japanese restaurant in Norfolk, boasting four stars out of 409 reviews on Yelp.

2. Koshi

Photo: Matthew B./Yelp

Next up is downtown's Koshi, situated at 201 W. 21st St., Suite 9. With 4.5 stars out of 90 reviews on Yelp, the sushi bar, Japanese and Korean spot has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Yama Sushi Roll House

Photo: Kylie H./Yelp

Downtown's Yama Sushi Roll House, located at 401 Granby St., Suite A, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the sushi bar and Japanese spot 4.5 stars out of 61 reviews.

4. Kotobuki

Photo: Lamont S./Yelp

Kotobuki, a sushi bar and Japanese and vegan spot in Ghent, is another go-to, with four stars out of 201 Yelp reviews. Head over to 721 W. 21st St. to see for yourself.


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