Blue Kudzu Sake
Blue Kudzu Sake

Blue Kudzu Sake

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bluekudzusake.com/
  • Phone: 8283507790x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Brunch:

    Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:30pm


    Lunch:

    Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm


    Dinner:

    Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm


    Closed Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Japanese, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Mitch Fortune
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We are available to cater for events; weddings, anniversaries and parties. We also love to feature our house brewed sake in festivals. Get in touch for details today!
  • Entertainment: On Sundays join us for our famous Karaoke Brunch with Bottomless Mimosas for $12.00. We serve a fusion brunch of Southern favorites.
  • Special Events: We do love to celebrate! Get in touch to host your next event with us! Kanpai!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bartlett St.
  • Public Transit: Asheville area transit available
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We have street side parking as well as a large well lit parking lot directly across the street. Parking is free.
A word from Blue Kudzu Sake
Blue Kudzu Sake Company is the fourth Micro-Sake Brewery in the entire United States. Our mission is producing high quality hand crafted Sake, as well as creating a friendly and comfortable environment where guests can learn about, and explore the fascinating world of Sake. We have a tasting room and restaurant open 6 days a week. We offer brewery tours as well as Sake education classes. Our restaurant serves up fresh made to order Pan Asian Fusion cuisine with an Appalachian twist. We strive to provide healthy and satisfying meals without the use of fryers and oils. We also have many vegan and gluten free options as well, and we use local ingredients whenever possible.
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Blue Kudzu Sake reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food3.8
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (8)fit for foodies (5)good for groups (3)late-night find (3)special occasion (2)hot spot (2)romantic (2)notable wine list (2)great for outdoor dining (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • good food... good sake....
    Vicious
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I have wanted to try since opening, and finally got a date night to do so. My wife was excited about the menu, but when we got there it had changed. They just took on a new chef, very small limited menu of small plates and sandwiches. I got the sake flight which had their 3 varieties, which were all very good. We ordered the tuna tartare and pot stickers to start, both were very good. They had several types of sandwiches, and I mean more of slider size, and you only get two. They come in a steamed dough pocket. I got the pork belly, wife got teriyaki philly... both were very fantastic. So everything was really good, just small, so you have to order a lot for a meal, or just go for drinks and have food as apps.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An adventure
    Adventurous
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We were up for a new food and drink experience and were not disappointed. We shared a flight of sake, shared 3 small dishes and 2 large dishes ranging from Chinese pork dumplings, to Vietnamese spring rolls, a noodle dish plus a spicy Japanese inspired curry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service with a smile
    agoodeater
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The saki flight was lovely, ending with the coconut. The best part of the evening was our waiter. We were truly cared for by him. It was a weeknight, so not crowded and he spent lots of time with us educating us on the saki and the menu. The food was delicious. I had the Japanese curry and would go back to enjoy that. Excellent service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sake rocks!
    DiningoutinNC
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    First time diners here and brought our adult children. Our server was a delight. Had a "flite" of 4 sakes that set the tone for our dining experience. Will definitely go again
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    DonB
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great Sake, excellent food, perfect service. Highly recommend this restaurant for extra special dining experience. The Sake was wonderful and the food was prepared and presented befitting its excellent flavor. I am returning for more of the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beef teriyaki appetizer!
    SweeTea
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner; the kids plowed through the first beef teriyaki appetizer and my 7 year old actually went up to the waiter to order a second. The dinner was very tasty; the staff were very attentive. It has a really amazing sake collection; we unfortunately are not well enough versed in sake to fully appreciate it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.3
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 8 reviews are from the Blue Kudzu Sake reviews archive.
  • Love the sake!
    CNB1VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I enjoyed the flight of sake, as it gave me an opportunity to try all the house-made sake and they were good!! The food is nice; especially enjoyed the seaweed salad.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic spot for Japanese fusion
    foodieavl20
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Best ramen bowl in town. Excellent homemade sake choices. A gem.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun at Blue Kudzu
    wundermint
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    My first dining experience at Blue Kudzu over the weekend exceeded my expectations. I knew they had a wide variety of sake (that's an understatement!) but was not expecting all the tasty interesting food choices. We had the black tea deviled eggs which were fantastic and just the right amount of spice. The spicy tuna roll was actually incredibly spicy, unlike the kind you find at most sushi places. It was actually too much spice for me, but still tasted great. The udon noodles with seafood and mushrooms were exactly what I had been trying to find in Asheville (but had thus far always struck out). The coconut & lemongrass sake was a crowd-pleaser for us and our friends. Overall, a really fun dining choice!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Won't make it
    Happycamper
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The food was okay, ambiance was trying hard to be cool, the place was almost empty and the server broke every rule in the book. Asheville has too many other outstanding dining choices to have a disappointing experience. Unique and interesting concept to brew your own saki, but I can't imagine they'll still be there when the first batch comes out in 4 months.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Blue Kudzu has first-rate menu!
    NycdiletantesVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    My husband and I were the only diners at lunch on Friday at Blue Kudzu in Asheville's River Arts District. The dining space is charmingly decorated, a striking difference from the theater it was in a previous life. The Asian-influenced menu had a number of enticing options. He enjoyed the cheesesteak sandwich, with a spicy Asian flair. My salad had a spicy peanut-y dressing, and was quite good. Service was very personal and pleasant. Now open for six months, I hope more locals discover Blue Kudzu - soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun experience
    Happy
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    If you haven't had a sake experience this is it. It will provide you with an appreciation for the variety and taste of fermented rice drink. And the staff make it a such a fun learning experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FINALLY!! A great Sake Bar
    RaymondVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Loved the variety of Sake. Loved the restaurant. Very quaint and small...but, was really made for lounging, not so much for dining...(the couches spread around was cool...and a nice sitting bar) Dining was very decent...though, as noted to the Chef, Pho could use more salt...and I would like to see Sushi on the menu too. Can't wait, as they will have their own sake brew coming soon....then the party begins.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for fun, not for food
    Foodies
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Jalapeño pickles, very good. Other food, not so much. The noise level was way too high at first. Then we realized, hey this isn't for brunch, it's karaoke and had a good time listening to the singers, some of which were very good. Did not eat my food and others in my group were half-hearted about theirs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.