Korean Restaurants in North Carolina


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For the freshest fish and the tastiest rolls, check out Simplee Sushi. Low-fat fare is not available here, so leave some room in your diet. Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at Simplee Sushi. Bigger groups gravitate toward Simplee Sushi, which offers a private section for your next get-together or celebration. During the summer months, don't miss out on Simplee Sushi's outdoor patio seating. Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi.

Whether it's just you and a date or you're bringing the whole gang, it's best to call ahead and make a reservation. Drift away from stuffy dress-code conventions and dine in comfort at Simplee Sushi. Or, take your food to-go.

Don't spend time searching for parking — visitors are welcome to use the adjoining lot.

Expect your bill at Simplee Sushi to come in at around $30 per person. Simplee Sushi accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards.

8320 Pineville Matthews Rd
Charlotte,
NC
US

Once guests walk through Hayashi-Ya’s Japanese--style front gate, they become part of the Hayashi family—and that means feeling at home. To ensure this, the founder decorates his restaurant to recall a small Japanese village festooned with pink flower vines, wooden handrails, and polished-wood wall panels. Exposed brick offsets paper lanterns, which are stenciled with black Japanese script and glow as if flooded by honey. To enhance these decorative flourishes and the staff’s warm greetings of “I-ra-sai-ma-se!” (“welcome”), the eatery whips up a diverse menu of fresh-cut sashimi, sushi, and traditional Japanese dishes. Servers lead guests down red carpets to low-slung cushioned seats, where authentic floor dining pairs with raw and cooked fish—all flown in daily and prepared by master sushi chefs from Japan, Korea, and Atlantis. As the meal progresses, black lacquered tables populate with udon noodles dishes, teriyaki, and hibachi fare as speakers pulse with traditional Japanese music. To complement the menu, Hayashi-Ya also stocks a full bar with beers and wines, Japanese sake, and martinis.

8401 Brier Creek Pkwy
Raleigh,
NC
US

At Sapporo II Japanese Korean Restaurant, chefs whip up delicate plates of nigiri and sushi maki, savory hibachi steaks, and flavorful Korean dishes. Guests dine on spicy kimchi soup, steamed dumplings, and hearty beef bulgogi, or savor morsels of tuna, yellowtail, snapper, and clam.

6228 Yadkin Rd.
Fayetteville,
NC
US

Maru's distinct pan-Asian cuisine blends Japanese and Korean cuisine into tapas-style dining and elaborate sushi rolls. Amid deep crimson walls and rich mahogany woods, diners tuck into Korean short ribs or marinated bulgogi?thin-sliced rib-eye steak?as chopsticks conduct Japanese flavor symphonies of miso-marinated pork belly and char-broiled squid drizzled in sweet ginger sauce. Omakase-style dining gives culinary adventurers a chance to tour the chef's favorite new creations, sampling their way through an off-menu spread of sushi. Alternatively, guests can delight in the bistro's complex sushi mainstays, such as the Maru roll, stuffed with crab and cream cheese, topped with spicy tuna, and christened with crispy spires of sliced lotus root. The sushi bar also slices its own tapas dishes, slinging shareable plates of yellowtail with organic microgreens, jalapeño, and ponzu, or cuts of spicy tuna and avocado served on lotus-root chips.

6404 Tryon Road
Cary,
NC
US

Anyone unsure of how Tap's Pourhouse and Eatery got its name need only glance at the bar area. More than 60 taps, ranging from such classics as Guinness and Sam Adams to craft brews including North Coast PranQster Belgian and Stone IPA, line the custom wood bar. Customers can perch there on a barstool or sidle up to a dining table to pair their brews with plates of jumbo wings or bacon cheddar burgers. Wherever their position, diners will have a plentiful view of the big game—more than 30 TVs line the restaurant's walls, displaying a full spread of the night's sporting events. Tap's also features a brunch and lunch menu, along with unusual kid's meals that include chopped chicken salads and 4-ounce hangar steaks.

279 C Williamson Rd.
Mooresville,
NC
US

Asuka's delightfully diverse menu rolls out sushi classics alongside juicy steaks, hearty pastas, and tender seafood brimming with Asian flavors. Dig into panko-breaded don katsu—chicken or pork cutlets deep-fried to juicy crispness ($15)—or put a pile of chopsticks on the table and play pick-up sticks to determine who gets the first slice of a dragon roll ($11.95) or a rainbow roll ($9.95). The garlic teriyaki tuna ($17.95) keeps senses floating on seaside flavor clouds, and the bulgogi don buoys a convoy of potato noodles, thin beef slices, mushrooms, and veggies in a sweet soy broth ($16).

2010 S Main St
Wake Forest,
NC
US