Japanese Restaurants in Wake Forest


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Drawing on 25 years working in prominent Thai restaurants, owners Oddy and sister, Kanchana, have lined Thai Cafe's menu with recipes from their home digs of Bangpoo––a village southeast of Bangkok on the Gulf of Thailand. Striving always to balance the four basic Thai tastes of salty, sweet, sour/bitter, and hot, the duo also instills a precise flavor profile through meticulous knife work. Finely cutting ingredients into smaller pieces ensures seasoning coverage, stir-fry crispness, and an ego boost for the self-conscious baby corns. Butter-hued walls prepare senses for yellow-, red-, and green-curry dishes insulated with tender morsels of chicken and beef. Skilled sushi artists slice sashimi and form hand rolls from yellowtail and tempura shrimp, and chef specialties dispatch from the kitchen with Thai barbecue, crispy catfish, and roasted duck––many of which have been left to marinate or cook overnight. Thai Cafe also conveniently represents each dish's spice level by placing two red peppers beside hot dishes, three beside Thai hot dishes, and an invisible pepper beside secret-recipe dishes for the eatery's magician clientele.
3309 Rogers Rd
Wake Forest,
NC
US
For fresh maki, Raleigh's Shaba Shabu has got you covered. You won't find any low-fat fare here, though, so leave some room to indulge. Order a bottle for the table if you like — Shaba Shabu has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more. At Shaba Shabu, kids of all ages are welcome. Big family? Tons of friends? Bring 'em all to Shaba Shabu — the restaurant has an awesome layout for large parties and groups. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go. If you're driving, be sure to take advantage of the nearby lot. The menu at Shaba Shabu is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30.
3080 Wake Forest Rd
Raleigh,
NC
US
The multitalented chefs at Café Asia Raleigh draw culinary influences from all over Asia as they devise a menu of cooked entrees and artfully rolled sushi. While sitting in black leather booths or at cherry-wood tables, diners catch whiffs of alluring aromas coming from the kitchen, where culinary wizards conjure up shrimp tempura appetizers, miso soups, and noodle and rice dishes, including lobster pad thai and chicken teriyaki served with steamed vegetables. Flavors from the ocean star in the restaurant’s sushi selection, which includes rainbow rolls with five types of fish and spider rolls with soft-shell crab, avocado, cucumber, and scallions.
9650 Strickland Rd
Raleigh,
NC
US
For a taste of the Far East in Raleigh, look no further than Mura at North Hills. Serving up fresh Japanese fare including scrumptious sushi, Mura offers a dining experience like no other. Try the California BLT roll for a fusion twist on a traditional favorite, featuring bacon, avocado, tomato, roasted red peppers and lettuce rolled up and served with a basil aioli. If you're in the mood for something warm and delicious, try the Japanese ratatouille for an Asian twist on a French favorite. Mura offers daily specials including a half-off happy hour, so come by and get a bite of the best Asian food in town for prices that can't be beat.
4121 Main At North Hills St
Raleigh,
NC
US
From signature rolls to fresh sake, Hibachi Sushi is a casual sushi restaurant with tasty fare. Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed down fare. Bring your whole brood to Hibachi Sushi, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together. If you're strapped for time, take out food from Hibachi Sushi. null With prices generally staying under $15, you can easily afford to treat a pal or a data at Hibachi Sushi. Hibachi Sushi serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
8323 Creedmoor Rd
Raleigh,
NC
US
Blues and reds fill the dining-room walls at Tokyo House Japanese Restaurant, which features a menu of Japanese favorites, including nigiri and maki sushi, many types of noodle dishes, and hibachi entrees. Diners can watch the chefs at work at a sushi bar as they craft special rolls such as the Scary Jerry with mild or spicy yellowtail, tuna, and salmon on top of a crunchy roll with scallop.
7439 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh,
NC
US
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