Shuhei

Shuhei

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.shuheirestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (216) 464-1720
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Counter Seating

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Green
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Shuhei
Japanese cuisine is easily one of the healthiest on Earth, with its concentration on fresh fish, seafood, meats, vegetables and rice. The zesty sauces and delicate flavors of fresh foods compliment each other beautifully, and the methods of presentation turn even simple meals into ornate, eye-pleasing events. The Japanese love of beauty and simplicity turns slices of fish into miniature artworks, turning the platter into paint palettes for the artistry of the chef. Here, at Shuhei, traditional ways of creating dishes and preparing foods are far from lost. Authentic, high-quality and extensive Japanese fare is the highlight of the restaurant complete with affordable prices, relaxing atmosphere, kimono-clad waitresses who go the extra mile to make you smile and "the best sushi this side of Tokyo" according to ZAGAT Survey 2008!
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Shuhei reviews from OpenTable diners
48 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (34)fit for foodies (25)good for groups (22)special occasion (13)great for lunch (10)romantic (6)kid-friendly (5)hot spot (4)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Excellent!
    Neil
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    The server could not have been more attentive. We celebrated a birthday and brought our own cake. The server put candles in with out asking. She was nothing short of great. The sushi was excellent and the meal delicious. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    jdomb
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    always excellent food and service. A great place for groups
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love to eat
    eatwelleatoften
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Wonderful dining experience. The food was fresh, plentiful and tasty. This was the first time for three out of four of us and everyone agreed that we will be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent entrees and great sushi
    Shakergal
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Shuhei has been around for a long time and has remained one of the best Asian cuisine restaurants. Service is great and the food is always excellent. They often feature special sushi dishes. Great for takeout. Excellent entrees will please non sushi eaters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for sushi lovers
    klew
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This is a very good restaurant, elegant, nice ambiance, waitresses in kimonos and very tasty food. What else does one need? As long as you like Japanese taste this place is perfect. The only thing missing is hibachi, very popular with Japanese restaurants, but this place is just different style from hibachi places, very quiet and stylish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    Lov2eatVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great sueshi, good food, service a little slow but we were in no hurry. Big round table for comfort and easy conversation. Great salad dressing for the salAd. Combine the creamy garlic & ginger dressing. Delicious. Great on the rice also
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Old Shuhei - A Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Always consistent. Shuhei is my reliable 'go to' spot for old school sushi. I like the traditional décor. Their sushi is always fresh and delicious. Even on a Tuesday night - this place is filled.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty good for Cleveland
    FoxpauseVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is a restaurant where if you stick with shashimi and cooked food you do very well. shushi fish is pre cut and rolls are poor at best. However if you order shashimi it is cut to order from better fish. Cooked items are well done and generous.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great hidden Beachwood gem
    ElaineVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We love Shuhei. Always great food and great service. We love it here. Never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Consistently the best.
    2shoesVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Always exceptional. A very disciplined kitchen that has wide range of talents. Whether sushi or not- this is awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I have eaten in Japanese restaurants all around the country, but I have never found food that I enjoy as much as at Shuhei. I have been going there, and its predecessor in Cleveland Heights for decades.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Standard Sushi
    Eleutheria
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I ordered the Chirashi (Edomac) dinner, which was supposed to have included both raw and cooked fish on a bed of sushi rice. I ended up receiving only raw fish (Korean Style). The tuna was the freshest tuna I have had. However, I thought the portion was very small for the price. There was only 10 pieces (including the egg tamagoyaki), which is less than what I receive at a local sushi joint (Sakura) for their lunch portion with comparable quality seafood and at a third of the price. I also found the sushi rice to be underseasoned; it could have used more rice vinegar. I would probably eat there if I was closer, but won't be making the trip up from Akron to specifically go there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful ...
    FormerBankerMarc
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was not our first time at Shuhei but every visit is notable. Our dinner was prepared to perfection and served wonderfully. Our waitress, Chi, was wonderful and made us feel like a friend. I highly recommend Shuhei for wonderful food (their sushi is the absolute best) and perfect service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Real Treat
    Stellaming
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    What a find by our CIA junior! Great staff and fabulous food. Loved the Monkey King. Thanks for making us feel so welcome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Japanese in Town
    Paulhsbr
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Shuhei has been around for many years, always with the same very high quality food standards and great ambient. Really a must if you like sushi and sashimi!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shuhei still does it well
    SwampmanVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I have been dining at Shuhei for years and can say that Hiroshi still has the same commitment to excellence in food taste, quality of service and experience. So many restaurants over time lose that commitment. Not Hiroshi or Shuhei. Even though the menu hasn't changed much over the years, everything is still impeccably done. You know what you are going to get when you dine at Shuhei, first class quality food, whether it is sushi or the unbelievably good fried oysters, or a grilled meat or fish, or even just damn good miso soup. Everything is done with an attention to detail. the food is of the highest quality. A great all-around Japanese restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A family favorite
    eatingout
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We always have a very good meal at Shuhei, and it has become one of our family's favorite restaurants. The menu is large and there are lots of excellent vegetarian dishes. The sushi is wonderful. Service is friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 71 reviews are from the Shuhei reviews archive.
  • SusanbVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Been to shushei countless times and always love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GeorgeVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Our party of 4 had a great time at Shuhei. The other couple had been there before, but this was our first time, and it did not disappoint. Our server was attentive and fun. The food was fantastic. Among the 4 of us, we had appetizers (Gyoza), a seafood entrée (Scampi Bean), Sushi Okamase, and assorted sushi. All was delicious. We also enjoyed sake and wine. The noise level was pretty low, except probably from us. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rediscover or discover
    ZmanVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    A real gem with solid and consistent food preparations and a very capable and friendly wait staff. If you haven't been, go. If you haven't been in a while, go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Food: Amazing Service: Splendid Sake: Hot and delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We keep going back!
    SuzamcqVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Best Japanese restaurant in the Cleveland area by far. We've been coming here for years and expect to for years to come! Tried the soft shell crab entrée and the scampi tempura this time - both were fab! Sushi is always top notch. Highly recommend Shuhei!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best sushi I have ever had!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Great sushi and excellent service - you couldn't ask for more!
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  • Best sushi in Cleveland
    zendining
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    This s consistently the best sushi we have had in Cleveland...we have tried many and always return to Shuhei. Also their varied appetizers are imaginative and delicious:-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • Great food
    CocoVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Been dining here for years. Always excellent and friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice ambiance, great food & service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    The food was remarkable and service was excellent. Decor and ambiance were restful and attractive. service not hurried. THe sushi is excellent and the beef sukiyaki is terrific.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best sushi in town
    2shoesVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Best sushi but really a fabulous kitchen best kitchen period for those non sushi diners too. Everything is made to perfection and though I am a huge sushi lover I often get tempted by scamppi bean dish, lamb chop, best tempura and his apps. Ribs!!! Beef negamki or dumplings or frog legs. This is one of best kitchens in city bar none.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time- just as goid
    Feedme
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The best Sushi hands down. Great service both times there.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    FormerBankerMarc
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Our memorable dinner began with a greeting from our server, Chi. She was very pleasant, knowledgeable and efficient. Our dinner was served beautifully and was very, very good. We will return again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Sushi
    Reese
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    The sushi is wonderful. I highly recommend going there for a sushi night. I did not eat anything else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Great sushi!
    Nicole
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Very good sushi. Nice amount of fish in each roll.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We hadn't been to Shuhei for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We hadn't been to Shuhei for dinner in a few years and were pleased to find that the food is still excellent and the restaurant continues to be busy. Shuhei's has the best sushi in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and Service always PERFECT!
    AlyseVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The entire menu is incredible! The server was amazing! SO on top of things! Best sushi around!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Katie
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    First time here, friends have recommended it. Extensive menu, even for people who do not eat fish or sushi. Delicious food. Service is slow, so if you are in a hurry make sure to let your server know. Will for sure be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome sushi at Shuhei!
    SbjmVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Restaurant is tucked away behind an office building on Chagrin Blvd. but has been discovered by many... even with a reservation we waited 10-15 minutes in the very small, packed & cold waiting area. Restaurant doesn't have the best ambiance but makes up for it with the food. Salmon nigiri was so fresh and delicious! Other rolls were just as good. Good wine by the glass options. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Sushi!!!
    Mangiare
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We made reservations for Valentines day. We were seated and waited quite a while for our dinner, which is somewhat understandable for such a busy night and for food that is made to order. Right when we couldn't take it anymore and were about to get upset, our waitress came out with our amazing sushi. Wow!! It was well worth the wait and will definitely be back again and again. Miami heat and firecracker are the rolls that I ordered and I was thoroughly impressed. Definitely recommend!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shuhei Redux
    ixlr8VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    It was V Day, so make the necessary commentary. We had a 5:30 res, which is when they open. We ended up getting seated in the "Club Room", which from my perspective is fancy terminology for "not the main dining area". Three ladies covered the room as a team. As the room filled, service took a turn for the worse. My tea was cold, or not refilled, and to my dismay, the food order was not 100% correct. We decided to chalk it up to Holiday non-preparedness and finished dinner and left. I was disappointed only becuase I know what kind of high level these folks can operate and it was just not there this time around. The place was full as to be expected on V Day, I hope the main dining room patrons got a taste of the high life. Till next time..
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tried and true.
    Critic02
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Shuhei has been a constant and consistant winner for those who like Japanese cuisine. Do not expect a trendy here today and gone tomorrow type of dining spot but a fixture for fine Japanese dining for many years. That being said they have refreshed the interior and serve excellent quality sushi, lovely ramen and a menu that offers many choices keeps us coming back often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    New2Town
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    I chose this sushi restaurant because of the rating. What a disappointment. First of all the sushi is below average and the menu does not read well. The restaurant decor is tired. Even though many people are standing around, the service is very poor. The ambiance is very boring. No music, no greeting or exchange with servers or sushi chefs. To top it off, the prices are high. WIll not go back.
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  • Excellent and consistent
    Jared
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Have been coming in since Shuhei opened and have never been let down. Great food, good variety for types of diners, great service, and friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.