About 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.

9935 Rea Rd
Charlotte, NC 28277
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Asian, Sushi

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:30pm - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Corner of Audrey Kell And Rea Rd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(704) 845-1801

Website:
http://www.18blakeney.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

18 Asian and Sushi Bar Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.6

service

3.6

ambience

3.3

value

3.7

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Special Occasion (1)
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

We were celebrating my birthday! We had such a wonderful time. This has to be the best sushi anywhere! It is by far our favorite place for sushi! Staff is very attentive but not overly attentive. We absolutely love this place.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was OK, probably would have been better if the waiter didn’t mess up 3 of our 6 orders.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Asian 18 has been a favorite since they opened. The staff is always friendly & the food, whether it's sushi or cooked, is always fabulous. Would highly recommend.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Very good
Great sushi
Service a little slow

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

We didnt know this place existed, but we will definitely go back. The food, cocktails and service were excellent.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Best sushi in the Ballantyne/Blakeney area. Generally good service unless restaurant is really crowded.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Took about 15 minutes to get the first serving- soup. And the soup was lukewarm. Nowhere near hot. That means it sat a while before being served.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Always great food and service. Friendly comfortable atmosphere . Have a terrific bar and sushi too!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Cozy
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Service very slow. Don't bother making reservations. They'll never seat you on time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Always great food and great service

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Great Food every time - Really happy with our experience

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 22, 2017

I used Open Table for my reservation but didn't get credit for it. Can you help

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Food and service is great. Always question what behind the scenes of a restaurant are based on the bathroom. The toilet scrub is brown and gross and bathroom was dirty. May take a break for awhile.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Service was extremely slow and the food was average at best.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Variety of special rolls and small plates noticeably not the "cookie cutter" Asian food spot in town. Definitely will return.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 3, 2016

Go to place for local sushi

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 2, 2016

Overall the food was fantastic and we had a great waitress. It took too long to get our food but that is the only complaint.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Meh. Not impressed and won't be returning anytime soon!

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 4, 2016

Mark is one of the best bartenders! He makes the bar the best seat in the house.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 1, 2016

This is by far our favorite Sushi Bar! Great food!

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 8, 2016

We made an early reservation so we could get good seating. Had a wonderful meal and noticed on the way out, there were NO empty seats! People of all ages enjoying themselves!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 2, 2016

18 Asian used to be better. I ordered 3-different rolls, and they all looked and tasted the same. And the size of the nigiri used to be larger pieces of fish. It isn't bad, but it used to be better.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 6, 2016

The food and service is fantastic! What a great hidden gem

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on April 28, 2016

Great sushi

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 18, 2016

Food was great!!!! The noise level was unnerving and disruptive. Thankfully we had a layer reservation so people started lwaving, but until that point about 45-60 min after arriving, I could finally speak to my husband without shouting.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 24, 2015

Unfortunately we were unable to dine here. We had a 2:15 pm reservation and arrived at 2:17 due to traffic. We were told that the hostess and half the cook staff had already left for the day and that even though they continue to serve until 3:00, their last seating was 2:15 and even though we had a reservation they refused to seat us. Not sure if we will be back.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 23, 2015

I had a confirmed 9:30PM reservation. We arrived at 9:15PM and they would not seat use. They said they close at 9:30.

When I booked the reservation, there was availability at 9:30 and 9:45.

The manager was not at all interested in remedying the mistake. All she said was I will change the time we close on opentable.

We will not be visiting this restaurant again.

You'd think they'd want to keep patrons that has dined there multiple times over the past year.

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 (Naples)·Dined on September 20, 2015

We had a nice dinner with sushi, sashimi, rolls, tempura. Everything was presented well. The rolls are too big, too much rice. The fish was fresh and good. Friendly service. Would go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 12, 2015

Sushi and drinks were great. Perfect for a date night :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 31, 2015

The sushi and other items from the menu are amazing! However, the service is horrible. You are constantly having to flag down your server for everything.
We have been going here for years and the only reason we put up with the bad service is because we like the food. I'm really surprised that they haven't upped their service game.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on April 17, 2015

This place is amazing. I think I have my Sushi location. It's not pricy and very affordable. I will be back soon. The environment was awesome and the staff was very friendly and helpful.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 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

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 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!!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Always enjoy going there great food and very convenient .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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