Mura at North Hills
Mura at North Hills

Mura at North Hills

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.muranorthhills.com/
  • Phone: (919) 781-7887
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm
    Friday 11am-11pm
    Saturday 12pm-11pm
    Sunday 12pm-9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Toshio Sakamaki
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: If you are planning an event in North Raleigh, consider hosting at Mura, located in the North Hills Shopping Center. Drawing inspiration from the traditions and motifs of Japan, Mura offers a warm, refined atmosphere for whatever special occasion you may be planning.
    With event venues available for rent ranging from small, intimate tatami rooms, to our entire restaurant, Mura provides a flexible space for business meetings, company parties, birthday dinners, receptions and much more.
  • Private Party Contact: Tripp Caldwell 9197817887x
  • Entertainment: Join us every Thursday night for live music, a wine tasting hosted by a local fine wine purveyor, and a sushi tasting full of handcrafted Mura favorite rolls. We look forward to seeing you here!

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The best way to park when coming to Mura is to go to the underground parking deck and take the escalators up to our front door.
A word from Mura at North Hills
Specializing in flavorful Japanese cuisine and one-of-a-kind sushi rolls, Mura has been one of North Hill’s most popular restaurants since opening in 2005. Our menu features a delectable combination of steaks, sushi and other Japanese fare, as well as an extensive drink menu offering everything from Japanese beers and local craft brews to Asian-inspired cocktails and sake. Be sure to take advantage of our “Buy One, Get One ½ Off” sushi special in Raleigh, as well as other food and drink specials offered almost every day of the week.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Mura at North Hills reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (24)good for groups (22)romantic (22)fit for foodies (21)great for outdoor dining (19)neighborhood gem (14)great for lunch (10)hot spot (9)vibrant bar scene (8)notable wine list (4)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Tantalizing Tuna app; seaweed salad delicious.
    BirthdayVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Expected to be underwhelmed and between the fresh, appealing food and our charming waiter, Michael, it was a delightful lunch. I shall return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reasonably good but expensive
    anon
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Their Sushi has been good in the past but this time it was just so-so. It looks like they've been bought by another group and the food quality has gone down a bit with the price going up.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Asian Interests
    JHG8VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    If you enjoy Asian fusion, this may be your place. The emphasis is on new Japanese, as opposed to a wider Asian influence such as at An. This is no way detracts from their skills. I had the Benko plate which was delicious and very filing. My wife enjoyed 'O' sushi and the pear salad. We shall return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SUSHI!!!!!!
    Johnny5
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Every time we go here, we are never disappointed. Even when we have to wait a little longer for our food, it comes out and all of a sudden I do not care.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was astounding
    ToscasTastes
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    I loved the host that was there on my special night. He was the highlight for me at Mura's. I had also gone to celebrate my birthday and listen to my friend's band play live. The food was really good too. We had Firecracker Shrimp and Gyoza appetizers. They were good. We also had the Screaming "o" and Sin city rolls. These rolls were good but pricey. I have gotten them at other restaurants for the buy one get one deals.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Different than the rest!
    MerryXmas
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    This is not your normal Asian restaurant. Love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner at Mura
    CK111VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great spot to catch dinner before movie or shopping at North Hills. Creative sushi options. Very noisy.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Sushi
    buttslol
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We went here on a whim because we wanted sushi and it was at the top of my google search for sushi in Raleigh. It was very good, they had a lot of interesting rolls. The Crab Cake, Surf and Turf, and California BLT rolls were very very good and the presentation for getting all three onto one plate was awesome. The only gripe I can think of would be a lack of basic rolls but I have never met an excessively picky eater who also liked sushi so that doesn't matter really. The hostess was very nice despite the phones ringing off the hook as we got there and our server was very knowledgeable and helpful. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is ok...
    Emmy
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Honestly I have never been impressed with this restraunt group. They always have great spaces with great ambiance but the food is never very impressive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary
    pirate757
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Called ahead to make reservations for my wife and my two year anniversary. Asked if the chef could pick out 6 rolls and if they could have my wife's favorite drink waiting. Upon arriving, the staff went far and beyond. The table was set up different from all other tables, my wife's favorite drink was sitting on ice, and the service was excellent. Everyone from the manager, our waitress, and the other servers checked on us and wished us a happy anniversary. I recommend this restaurant and staff to anyone looking for a romantic night or a night with friends. Thank you for the experience Mura!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great sushi Restaurant
    Haus84
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I've been to Mura several times and it never fails to disappoint. The sushi is the best in Raleigh, in my opinion. We ordered the "sushi for two" and it was delicious. All of the fish tastes fresh and not the cheap cuts you find at other sushi spots. There is a popular, gimmicky sushi/burger restaurant close by and I appreciate not having to hear the "happy birthday gong song" every 5 minutes at Mura.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Charlestonvisitors
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great experience. Service is very good and food is great. Value for the money is excellent. Location is great with plenty of parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Variable quality, overdone fish.
    AlexInRaleigh
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This was our second time at Mura. They on two occasions significantly overcook their fish beyond order. Otherwise their food is decent. Last time we had a good waiter. This time we had a waiter who clearly didn't care. She wasn't unfriendly, just totally ambivalent and slow. She also didn't know the offerings of Mura and had to go back several times to ask. Then they did not have any Cognac for after dinner drink. What a disappointment. For the price they charge I expect far better so we won't be back most likely.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sushi at Mura
    Bicoastalfoodie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our party of four thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Mura. We ordered a Boat and the mixture of sushi rolls (and sashimi which we added) was excellent! A bottle of Syrah we chose from their wine list was a perfect accompaniment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service was awful
    detrpd042014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My girlfriend and I do not go out much. She wanted some good sushi. Well the food was great but it took 45 minutes to receive our salads. Our water and glasses both went and we had to ask for refills. I don't expect to have great service every time I do go out but this service was so poor that I will not be returning to dine at this location ever again.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • First visit
    BigVic
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This was my first visit here and it was good. It didn't light my world on fire, but all was tasty. It was a little pricy, but the presentation and ambiance somewhat justified it. I only ordered 2x sushi rolls. One of them was fabulous, the other was good but not as yummy as the "Hurricane". Overall, I'll be back again and I hope is isn't raining so I can dine outside
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    GTec
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This should tell you everything you need to know about this restaurant....I drove my wife an hour and a half to eat here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent high quality Sushi
    MisterTom64
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have dined at Mura several times. The food is high quality, the dining room is theatrically adequate. Certain members of the wait staff are not as attentive as others. On our last dining experience, I ordered 3 courses and the first two were brought together. I was not asked if I prefer them separate. Then there was a long pause while we waited for the entree course. We had to wait for the dishes to be cleared (another long pause) before desert was offered. My wife took some of her roll in a go box. They could have thrown some of the wasabi in the box, alas just 4 pieces of the roll which made it boring to eat cold later. There are many other places to enjoy sushi around the triangle, this one may not at the top anymore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will be back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    From the hostess to the server (John) to everyone here, it was a great experience. We had three sushi rolls (Sin City - 86 cream cheese and sub jalapenos) Awesome suggestion by our server, John. He was incredible with knowledge of menu items and wine. GREAT experience, we are spoiled and are just looking for a reason to go back NOW :o) If you love sushi and a nice, romantic get away to just relax, unwind and have some great sushi, this is your place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hear Ye Hear Ye
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The service was very good at Mura and didnt have to wait at all. The sushi was delicious, best me or my girlfriend have eaten. Already told a friend about it and he is going for his birthday in a couple weeks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food makes it worth it
    Crumbs
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Waiter was not the most friendly, seems to not want to be there. Brought us the wrong roll, but replaced with correct one. Took about 45 minutes to get our food, but it was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 35 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 439 reviews are from the Mura at North Hills reviews archive.
  • Beautiful
    GreatNo1
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Food is always served quickly & perfect. Beautiful atmosphere & elegant!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed ourselves.
    Bella
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Di not order sushi or sashimi. The entrees and appetizers were more interesting. Large ortions of the entrees left no room for dessert which we usually skip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Food was good but quite expensive for what I ordered. A filet hibachi ended up costing me over 47$. The vegetables were crunchy and the dish was tasty. The side house salad with dressing was divine. I meant to ask what the dressing was made with but was too distracted. The noise level in the restaurant was a little louder than normal for this time of night/day of the week but I didn't mind it. Food was great just a bit too expensive for what was being offered.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eh.
    JVRaleigh
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This place isn't anything special. The sushi is ok, everything else other than sushi is less than ok. The service was lacking. I went there several years ago and overall it was much better then, so just seems to have gone downhill since then. Feels like a cheap Japanese steakhouse vibe, not the cool sushi spot it wants to be.
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  • Food and service were a hit.
    travelon
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner at Mura. Our food was excellent and arrived in a timely fashion. There seemed to be a big, after-work crowd at 7pm on a Friday night. The private rooms would be appealing for a birthday party.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great lunch
    Emily
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We've eaten at Mura more than any other restaurant in Raleigh. I adore the sushi. This time around we tried rolls that we've never had before and they were fantastic. Sunday is BOGOHO and half price wine - can't beat that!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprise Birthday Party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    We had a surprise birthday party for my son's 21st birthday. The staff handled the surprise part very well. The only change I would have made was to be seated at a location more inside the room. The food was excellent, and we were given plenty of time to visit and eat at a leisurely pace.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really good
    afavorite
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    I always get good service here. The inside is a bit cold for me. They keep the a/c up, but I'm sure many like that. The outside is a lovely place to sit and the food is delicious. They have wine tastings on Thursdays, which is fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Experience
    LuvSushi
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We went to Mura for our Anniversary and the food was not very good. The sushi did not seem fresh and the service was slow. It is not a place for kids either. We find Waraji to be much better and this was not our first trip to Mura.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date night
    Feedmyface
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    This was the first time me and the hubs have been out to dinner, with no children in a very long time, and it was perfect. The food amazing, found parking right in front of the restaurant and were seated promptly. We will definitely be doing this again.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not awesome
    aktm
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    You don't go to Mura for the sushi, there are great places to get sushi in Raleigh, almost all of them offering a bogo deal. You go to Mura for a special night out; it is not cheap, they do not offer deals. I chose Mura as a location for a bachelorette dinner and I noted the occasion in our reservation. Our server was not bad, but he was not friendly or memorable. He never congragulated the bride and certainly didn't make it feel like we were out celebrating. Similarly, the host who greeted us and sat us never made mention of the special occasion. Based on this experience, there are other great sushi places and other places to choose to celebrate that will actually make you feel like you having a special night.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappointed.
    Emily
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We've dined at Mura on several occasions - usually during the lunch hour. This was our first time at Mura on a Friday night and we weren't disappointed. We were first taken to a table but I saw that there was an open booth and they were open to us sitting there. It was a little more intimate. Our server immediately came to our table to get our drink order. Our server was about to be seated a large party of 12 but he never once made us feel that we were not important. He totally took care of us and even suggested a roll that ended up being our favorite of the night: Wolfpack roll. Thanks for a delicious night out.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food/Fair Service
    BuzzmanRVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    The food was very good, although kind of overpriced for what you get. The outside tables were dirty and our waiter was not the friendliest. He seemed distracted and like he would rather be anywhere but working. Not very engaging at all.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Salacious Sushi
    linder510
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Great service and excellent food. Even though I am allergic to shell fish I was able to enjoy the great variety yellow tail sushi and delicious tempura Asparagus. We will be back. Shawn was a great waiter as well.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the sushi!
    OutofstatevisitorsVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    My husband and I visit Mura when we are visiting the North Hills area. We enjoy their excellent sushi. The beer and wine menu is great too!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Sushi
    Tuck
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    The Sushi was very fresh. The server we had kept forgetting to bring our drinks and other things we had to keep after him. Great place will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi variety lacking
    jgolfVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Yes, they have creative rolls but many common ingredients, cream cheese, tempura this or that....really need to rethink the variety of their rolls.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic anniversary dinner
    TFISH
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    My wife and I chose Mura for our anniversary dinner because the specialty Sushi rolls are hands down the best in Raleigh. This visit was no exception and the food continued to exceed our expectations. The staff went out of their way to make our night special. I would highly recommend Mura for anyone looking for a romantic and delicious dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Excellent choice of rolls - some standard and some very unique - shared 6 different rolls with friends and enjoyed them all. Would definitely recommend - Tuesdays are Buy One get one Half Off, making it a little more reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate