Second time I have been there
Second time I have been there and loved it again. It's a bit pricey if you include cocktail(s) but worth the experience.
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
TEN exceeded our expectations
TEN exceeded our expectations in every respect. Excellent service and superb food will take us back for another visit very soon.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Two people in out party were
Two people in out party were new to Sushi. The waitress was very knowlegable and helpful in assisting what to pick. The food was very good! We will be back!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
The sushi was very good and
The sushi was very good and the service was also very good.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Incredibly knowledgeable server,
Incredibly knowledgeable server, creative and delicious dishes - I love Ten!
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent! Sushi, appetizers & entrees all prepared perfectly. The walu special was to die for! Everything we had, including service
Was outstanding. I would highly recommend for a wonderful Japanese dinner experience
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
I went for the first time
I went for the first time over the weekend, and what a great spot for a celebration. The sushi was very good, but the real star was the sashimi. The lychee martini was delicious, and we all agreed that they had some of the best cocktails in town. The service was impeccable, and the whole place had the ambiance of a restaurant found in a much bigger city. I would absolutely visit there again.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I recently clebrated our wedding anniversary at Ten and had a wonderful experience. The staff discovered the occasion and took special care to ensure the night was wonderful, beginning with a complimentary glass of champaign for each of us. The food was fabulous and the service was excellent. We explored the menu, getting away from down-the-middle sushi (which we love) and delving instead into cod, wagyu beef filet, lobster tempura, and blue crab sashimi among other things. We can't wait to go back and do it again...
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fresh and stylish Japanese
Not sure if I'd call it fusion, but Ten's menu feels like a contemporary update of traditional Japanese food. It's mostly sushi with a few cooked seafood and beef entrees suited for palates both adventurous and less so. My wife had the hanger steak and I had the chirashi. Both were tasty. We missed the Japanese pickles that had been on the appetizer menu on our previous visit (it was some time ago) but the chef was kind enough to put together a special order at our request. And we both thought the pickles were the best part of our meals.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect as always. Delicious feast, great drinks, lovely atmosphere.
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The place is above the mall and very modern. Due to high cielings noise level was low. Food was excelent with very fresh Suchi. Great variety of Sachi. Recommend it highly.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sorry for the corny title; it was too easy. Lovely spot. And the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because it was my first time here and I don't want to over commit on one visit.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant has excellent sashimi and sushi. The restaurant webpage and waiter indicated that fish is flown in weekly from Japan and Hawaii and I believe it. The menu is inventive. The service was efficient and friendly but not intrusive. We had a thoroughly wonderful dining experience. I will definitely return the next time I am in Charlottesville.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top notch food, very nice room
The udon noodle soup is excellent. The sushi is beautiful and delicious. Service very good. Only surprise was they didn't have the means to make a bloody mary. For me, a veggie and fishy-tarian, this is one of the best places in Charlottesville.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
From the contemporary decor to the amazing food, Ten is a great place for showing off the best of Charlottesville. Even for sushi aficionados the menu has a few surprising twists. Everything is excellently prepared. The lobster tempura and the wagyu beef skewers were amazingly tender and creamy. The staff was incredibly helpful and directed us to the perfect wine for our meal choice. We ordered like tapas and the pace and sequence of food coming to the table was perfect.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Customer Service - Not
Ten's understated elegant decor has a big city feel not often found in Charlottesville restaurants. The Japanese menu is extensive with lots of options for non sushi lovers. Two of our favorites are the lobster and shrimp tempura. My wife and I enjoy the Wasabi salad as a starter. Since this salad doesn't work well with chopsticks we asked our server to serve the salad on two plates with forks. When the salad was served on one plate we were told the chef would not serve the salad on two plates.
I can understand a chef not wanting to overcook tuna but an extra plate? Our server was clearly uncomfortable for something he was not responsible for. If you are planning a visit to Ten keep in mind - No Special Requests.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific Japanese food. The
Terrific Japanese food. The sushi is truly outstanding. You'd be hard-pressed to find its equal outside of a major metropolitan city. We had a great cocktail and the sakes were terrific. The only disappointment was a steak skewer appetizer ... advertised as Wagyu beef, but it was tough and stringy.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Japanese at a decent price
Best Sushi in Charlottesville and many big city restaurants too!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Yum and Fun
We always view a night out at Ten as a break from the norm in the best way. Ten has a wonderful atmosphere, consistently high end food, and a distinct menu, all of which combine to make it one of our favorites in C'ville.
Most recently, my wife and I went to Ten with a couple that are close friends of ours. We sat outside on a beautful, post-rain evening enjoying a setting sun and the wonderful atmosphere that is Charlottesville's Downtown Mall on a pleasant weekend evening.
In addition to great sushi/sashimi, we always make sure to order one or both of the shrimp or lobster tempura. Each is a highlight - don't overlook them. A great finish to the meal is the "coffee and donuts". We can't wait to go back.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food worth the $$$
We drove from Cville for a play and ate at Zynodoah before the theater. It was an excellent, interesting, and delicious meal. Our visiting guest from Atlanta was impressed. I hate going places that are costly and mediocre. Zyn is pricey but definitely worthy the money. We eat at Zyn every time we go to Staunton for a play and it's been great every time.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic & delicious
We decided to try something new and based upon reviews fro
other diners, ate at Ten while visiting C'ville. The sushi was delicious, as was the rice bowl and maki roll we ordered. We don't frequent sushi restaurants often and asked for advice from our server. We felt he was impatient with us for asking questions.
It is very dark in the restaurant, requiring my husband to use the flashlight on his phone in order to read the menu. Otherwise, this was a nice change and we really enjoyed the meal.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
TEN is a gem.
What a lovely and memorable find in downtown Charlottesville. From atmosphere, to service, to food - all deserve a ten. Our waiter explained that TEN means "heaven" in Japanese - a perfect description of our experience.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ten is always a great place
Ten is always a great place to adventure to for special occasions. As you walk up the steps, the atmosphere is always more impressive than what one would think. I took my mom and mentor to the restaurant for their first experience and they both were raving about how they wanted to come back and bring their friends.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing experience of food, service and ambiance. Lovey atmosphere. Wonderful dining night out!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
TEN never disappoints.
Every element of TEN is a memorable culinary experience.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious, and
The food was delicious, and the gluten free menu was greatly appreciated by my two Celiac friends. They loved the soft shell crab roll!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you are looking for high quality and, even more so, unique and original variations on Japanese classics, this is the place! The sushi rolls were some of the best I've ever had, with very interesting twists on something you could get more predictably elsewhere. The soup, tea, and appetizers were excellent, and the cocktails were tasty and quite strong! It's a little pricy but as long as you aren't looking to save money then this is a fantastic option.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good japanese. Some things
Very good japanese. Some things out of the ordinary, which is nice. Good cocktails (the mojito was excellent) and impeccable food. We'll go back
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dinner Experience!
Ten was able to accommodate our last minute request for a reservation for 6 people. Everything was timely, the food was prepared perfectly, and the ambiance was just right. I would highly recommend going to Ten for a special evening out, or just a regular night on the town.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sushi at Ten
Really good food -- consistently fresh, beautiful presentation. I love sushi and have always enjoyed a delicious meal at Ten. I have dined on the early side and have showed up for a late dinner. Always a pleasure!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cool lighting and atmoshpere
We had an early dinner (5:30) so the restaurant was mostly empty. It quickly filled up with a nice combination of UVA students and other Charlottesville folks. The portions were just right and we enjoyed being able to try lots of different things because of the tapas-style menu.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food here is very delicious! We tried almost everything on the menu since we were a table of 8 people so we tried all the recommended plates and chose all sorts of different rolls to share. Service was great and the environment was very pleasant! We sat outside.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the Food, Question the Price
Great food in a beautiful setting. Expensive for the quantity and extremely high sake and wine prices.
Would have like better value for the hot sake by the bottle.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will definitely come back!
My daughter from UVA needed her sushi fix and this place did the trick. Great sushi, great service, great atmosphere and the manager used to live in our current home town of Park City, Utah! We will return!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
a new favorite
A lovely place to have a relaxed and special visit with UVa student and his roommate. The food and ambience far exceeded expectations. Obviously the work of a well trained and talented chef. Attentive, respectful waiter. A perfect evening from the first course to the desserts.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
best sushi in Charlottesville
Great restaurant, great dingin rooms, unique menu items, unusual Japanese beers, superb desserts (really, really like the coffee and donuts), friendly staff. What more could you ask for? Ten would hold its own really well even in a big city like LA or NYC. Very much appreciate such a quality restaurant in cville.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great cocktail selection, good wines - great place for a fabulous dinner. Ambience falls slightly short of making it a great venue for special nights, but food will compensate. .
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food with a line out the door
Ten is always a great food and conversation experience. The service was great, food impeccable and infused with great energy. We kept having people we knew stop by the table wishing they could get in, but the wait was long on a Friday night. I view this as a good sign, as well as a sign to get reservations at least a week in advance.
Make sure to ask your server for a recommendation for sake, especially if you are not a sake drinker. It dramatically improves the experience!!!!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ten was a wonderful find!
Celebrating our 6 month anniversary, we decided to have a romantic night out. Found Ten on the Internet and decided to give it a try. The items ordered arrived in good time and their presentation was just as outstanding as their flavors. Truly was an awesome and enjoyable experience! Dining area filled quickly and was a little loud for a romantic dinner and the water glass that was first brought out was cracked, but otherwise a great meal! I loved the Chesapeake Roll! I would recommend Ten to anyone who loves sushi or samishi!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The candles an dim lighting set the tone for a romantic ambiance. My husband and I had our anniversary dinner here (we are out of towners) and were very pleased! The sushi rolls were excellent, the service was fast and friendly. We ordered a few of the specials recommended to us by our server and were glad we took his suggestion. Overall great- would def reccomend, u won't be disappointed!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal, nice service and great location on the mall. Can't go wrong at Ten
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
As usual this restaurant delivers a great dining experience. Love the sushi, love the tempura, and that drink I had ....that was fun, too!
Don't miss the desert that they call 'coffee and doughnuts'....simply delicious!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sushi fans should not miss the escolar (if they like hamachi, they will love escolar)
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was the first time my boyfriend and I have ever been to the restaurant, and we couldn't have had a better evening. The server Zach was very knowledgable. We went with almost all of his recommendations based on our preferences. The atmosphere was amazing. AND we even were surprised with a special anniversary dessert on the house!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
quiet, good drinks
I visited this place for a first time for a date. I heard a very good opinions about the restaurant, as one of the best places in CVILLE. It is certainly one of them, however it did not stand up to my overall expectations. I have been in many sushi restaurants around the world, and as the interior design is on a rather good level, food is not. The rice was far from proper, not sticky as it supposed to be = nigiri + maki quite easily came apart. On the other hand, I cannot say anything bad about the fish part of sushi, as it was good. Concerning the drinks, I was positively surprised by a nice wine/drink menu, as well as their quality. In overall, it's top CVILLE place to eat, but don't expect to be really best. To pricey for that quality.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM