18 Asian and Sushi Bar
18 Asian and Sushi Bar

18 Asian and Sushi Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.18blakeney.com/
  • Phone: (704) 845-1801
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:30pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Asian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corner of Audrey Kell And Rea Rd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from 18 Asian and Sushi Bar
Offering delectable cuisine, extensive sushi rolls, and a wide selection of noodle and rice bowls as well as Asian tapas and specialty entrees in a modern and casual setting. Budget friendly prices with welcoming, professional service. The bar area offers a soothing visual appeal with a great bar scene. Cool light-green hue backlight emanating from the bar evokes a sense of peace and serenity. The dining area can be arranged to meet groups of all different sizes including parties, family gatherings and birthday parties.
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18 Asian and Sushi Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (5)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (2)fit for foodies (2)great for outdoor dining (2)romantic (1)Show More
  • Halloween
    Gnocci
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We ate there a few times already. This evening half of the seats were empty, so no waiting time. The sashimi, a noodle dish and a stir fry very good. Our waiter was very attentive, the noise level was way better than the last times and the room temperature was comfortable and not as chilly as at our last visits.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    BGANDME
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Assortment of rolls, nigiri and shashimi were excellent. One person ordered steam shrimp and vegetables which was very good. The teriyaki chicken and vegetables were also excellent. Ample portions and a good value.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I had made a reservation and when I went they said they were closing and I never got a follow up call or anything
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 40 reviews are from the 18 Asian and Sushi Bar reviews archive.
  • Fairly bland
    Disappointed
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Was glad we made reservations for a Saturday night dinner or there was a 30 minute wait. It unfortunately has a very high noise level so don't select it for a quiet dining experience. The food was average. I had a dish called Basil and it was not very well seasoned. Don't know if I'd go back. Was fairly unimpressed with the food or loud atmosphere. Our waiter was very nice and helpful with suggestions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chilly Temp
    Igotidea
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Eat at 18 Asian many many times. Food is always good, service at the bar is always extra good. Table service can be a little mixed, sometimes good and sometimes not so good. The only real issue is - - it is always EXTREMELY cold in this restaurant. Most of the vents blow right down on tables or seats. I can only assume the staff are warm, because all the other diners around us were cold too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had sushi , ceviche and
    Gnocci
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We had sushi , ceviche and different bowls and everything was great! After somebody showed us our table, we unfortunately got out off their mind for the following 15 minutes. But then our waiter was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service depends on your waiter
    LunchExperienceVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    James is the best waiter there-- if you get him, you're in great hands. If you get someone else, the service can take a long time.... The sushi is great, though. You can't go wrong with any of the choices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this "Neighborhood Gem"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    I love going to 18 Asian and Sushi Bar. I often go with my boyfriend for date nights but also with my mom and sister for a girls night out. It has good prices and the sushi is always fabulous. The server's are always polite and the service is quick. I would recommend this restaurant for date nights, girls night outs, or even a family dinner. They also do call ahead take out which I love to use since it can sometimes get crowded on weekends. Definitely worth going to!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoy going there great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Always enjoy going there great food and very convenient .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We went for a girls night out. Enjoyed the sushi and the wine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place varied asian
    FoodtvjunkieVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    We went with another family - 4 adults and 4 kids…everyone had a dish they liked or shared - there were varied options - sushi for the sushi lovers and other plates for the kids and adults who don't like sushi…everyone was happy and full
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service has gone totally downhill
    lsmith622
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    We have been coming here for the past three years and has always been my favorite place for sushi in Charlotte... though that has recently changed. The last few times I have been here, the service has been appalling. The hostesses are brain dead and the wait staff arrogant and unattentive. Even the amazing sushi and special rolls can't save this place anymore.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We dined at 18 Asian at lunchtime
    CDFG
    Dined on 10/7/2013
    We dined at 18 Asian at lunchtime to celebrate a bday. There were 9 of us. The restaurant was quiet, only a few other tables. We ordered an assortment of sushi and all of it was delicious. The service was also impeccable. I would definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!!
    datenight
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Took 45 min. to get a drink! Asked for manager. Owner was not interested in making us happy. Dinner came before a drink did. We walked out!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/19/2013
    sushi was very good imo. decently priced too. we usually do take out but have dined in before. when we dined in, service was good. would recommend!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tables extremely close no privacy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    I have eaten in McDonald's where the tables were farther apart than here. Food was fine to good. Went to this owners establishment instead of Jade because of a time constraint. Wish we hadn't ---spent $80 + bucks on a really un-enjoyable dining experience. Will not return there. Service seemed very rushed and several items did not come out (appetizers) on time with other appetizers.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good experience - some exceptions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    This was our second time at 18 Asian and Sushi Bar. Overall it was a decent dining experience. The service was a little off, compared to our first visit. Our server was good about refilling our drinks, but didn't offer us any silverware or napkins when he took our order or after bringing us our appetizer and he wasn't very personable. The hostess should have done this when she seated us, but it didn't happen. Pretty basic wouldn't you think. Also, for the price of some of the sushi rolls, it seemed the amount of protein in or on some of the rolls was a bit on the lean side. However, we did enjoy the sushi overall, and more than likely we will be back because 18 Asian and Sushi bar is a good restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best sushi in South Charlotte!!
    lsmith622
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    I have been to many sushi restaurants here in the South Charlotte area and this is by far the best!! The most amazing rolls you will have... so hard to choose which ones to eat because you want to choose all of them. I will definitely be coming back here in a couple of weeks for my birthday celebration!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sushi!
    Luvtodine
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    This neighborhood gem is a great place to catch up with friends and enjoy well-made sushi. The server was knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive so our table of four could chat and take our time with selections. Prosecco splits are served here which is a bonus for me. The Tsunami Roll is just beautiful. The seaweed is easier to chew than in other sushi restaurants which is refreshing, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst service ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2013
    This is the second time we visited Asian 18. We were hoping for an improvement since our last visit, one year ago. We were wrong. Service was bad. Took 22 min to order and the waiters have no clue what they are doing. It was even busy. We got sat at a table with the sun in our eyes. Didn't even offer to put the shades down. Done with this place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We find the food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    We find the food and service here to be fantastic. The prices are extremely reasonable...it is a true "neighborhood gem!"
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not their best effort!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    I had been to 18 Asian on many occasions, however this experience was probably at the bottom of the list. We arrived at 7:20 PM for a 7:30 PM reservation. My wife told the hostess that we had a 7:30 PM reservation and the hostess response was "it's not 7:30". Obviously a hello or we'll be right with you would have been nice. The service was below average as we had to run down the waiter after 15 minutes to place our order. The service improved slightly after that. An occasional smile would have been acceptable from the waitor. The three sushi rolls seemed to taste very similar, which was disappointing. Probably wait a while to return!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 18 Asain was outstanding .
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    18 Asain was outstanding . The food and the restaurant was excellent but the waiter we had was the best of the best, from the moment we sat down until we left our waiter took care of us. It was a Saturday night and it was very busy and I was there with my wife for her bday and our son. We used to only go to sushi 101 but we will never go back as we found our spot for sushi. We are from California and until now we never found a better restaurant. Must go Gary
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Alternative to Cowfish!
    MerrylK
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    If you love Cowfish in SouthPark, you'll love 18 Asian and Sushi also. The food is exemplary. We had the Rob Roll and Sesame Shrimp with seaweed salad (much better than Cowfish's). Our cocktails were amazing, as well. We are so happy we discovered 18 because Cowfish doesn't accept reservations on the weekends anymore so it is difficult to get a table. Since we love 18 as much or better, we now have a fabulous alternative or replacement! Bravo to the manager and chefs of 18.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love, love, love the Sushi!!!
    BrighteyesVIP
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    Love, love, love the Sushi!!! Great place to eat if you are a Sushi lover!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 18 Asian is at the top of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    18 Asian is at the top of the list for Sushi anywhere. We dine here often and find it consistently superb. There are other excellent items on the menu other than sushi so if your are not a fan or someone in your group is not a fan of sushi, do not overlook this neighborhood restaurant. Servers are very good, decor is above average for a "strip mall" setting. Really good experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for sushi and other Asian
    IranmnVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2012
    Good for sushi and other Asian choices. Not gourmet
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food
    MikeW
    Dined on 7/26/2012
    Food was excellent and so if that is your main thing certainly take a trip here. It is expensive for a Sushi bar, starter, 3 types of sashimi and some of the more exotic rolls could easily run a bill up to and perhaps over $50 per person before tip. It is very noisy getting to the point at times that people were almost shouting to be heard. Once the server arrived I will say that he was quite attentive, but there was no real feeling of welcome in entering the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We've been 3 times now and
    JaymeVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2012
    We've been 3 times now and all the food we've tried so far is really good. Great sushi and the ginger dressing on the inexpensive house salad is excellent. My only complaint this time is that the AC wasn't working well enough, so it was hot in there. Our service is often a little slow, especially out of the bar, but the people there are nice and accommodating. I definitely recommend this for a spot in Ballantyne.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have eaten here several
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/29/2012
    We have eaten here several times before, but always at the bar, and the food and the service was always good to great. This was our first time at a table, and personally, I would not recommend it to anyone. We were there on a Friday nite, and the service was fair to poor - took forever to get our food or refills on drinks - we actually gave up on getting the requested refills of water. Sad, cause we brought some friends who hadn't been here before. I don't think they will be back. Portions on sushi were very small compared w/what Nikko's and Sushi Guru provide. Not sure we will be back anytime soon........
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We felt a little bit overdressed
    eak321VIP
    Dined on 6/23/2012
    We felt a little bit overdressed upon arrival in polo shirts and jeans. I didn't realize it was a T-shirt-and-shorts kind of place. No worries, but it didn't really feel like a "night out" because of that. The sushi and hot food entrees were delicious, though, and of a good portion size. Dinner prices are much higher than their lunch prices and, because it's SO casual, I felt like I overpaid.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was my second trip to
    JaymeVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    This was my second trip to the restaurant and we've been very happy both times. All the food we've tried has been very good - both sushi and the various Asian hot entrees. Excellent house salad, excellent Thai ceviche. We enjoy the patio dining as well.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Been here numerous times however
    RuPriceVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    Been here numerous times however the service was lacking this time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My husband and I had a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/14/2012
    My husband and I had a great time. We have not found great sushi in Charlotte, there are a lot of good places, but nothing great. I think we have found it. We will be back. It was recommended to use and we travelled 25 minutes to get there and it was worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/14/2012
    The sushi and food as excellent! Would go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food! Great Service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    Great food! Great Service. Made reservations for 8:30 but arrived at 7 and was seated 20 minutes later. Wonderful menu selection.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sushi was fantastic. Calamari
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    Sushi was fantastic. Calamari was so so. Restaurant looks really nice and is cozy. It appeared that service is normally great, but our server didn't seem to have it together.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service is key!!!!
    tlew1000
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Made reservation for 6:30, seated at approx. 6:20 and finished up at 8:30. No cocktails purchased and we were there until 8:30. That should tell anyone about the service. The sushi was loosely wrapped which is somewhat annoying when using chop stick but good for caveman style eating. Overall, food was good service was very poor. Will I go back again? Probably not!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • After waiting for 15 minutes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/13/2012
    After waiting for 15 minutes before anyone came by our table, we finally flagged down a waiter. No one even looked at our table even though every other table around us had someone sitting at it. I can understand how we may have been missed since there were several lights out in the restaurant - including the one over our table. The food tasted very good as usual. We had sushi, but the roll wasn't very tight, so as you pick up some of the rolls, they were falling apart.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is great. Sushi is good.
    drjimmysongVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2012
    Food is great. Sushi is good. Service was bad. Waiter took so long for everything and keep blaming the restaurant is busy. Restaurant is small so there should be no excuse of not filling drinks for 10 minutes. Not taking appetizer order for so long. Had to put the order appetizer with our main course since we were ready to order as well.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic