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18 Asian and Sushi Bar

4.7
88 reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian
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  • Good for a Date
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Asian, Sushi
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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
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Phone number
(704) 845-1801
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Corner of Audrey Kell And Rea Rd.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 88 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Sushi was excellent. Very good service as well.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

18 Asian is one of our favorite places to eat. My kids love the food as much as we do. My youngest was celebrating his birthday and picked this favorite restaurant to go to. Our service as always was great.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

I love this restaurant and come as often as possible. The service is fantastic and food is INCREDIBLE. So yummy!! And great for casual or fancy date.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Best sushi around and the entrees were on point too. The waitress was super sweet and friendly. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Never have had a bad meal there. Not only is the food look like art but it’s also delicious. Staff is always friendly and attentive. One of our favorite places to go.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We love 18 Asian food-wise. Some of the best sushi in the Charlotte area. The only time we have what I would call great service is when we have eaten at the bar. The service at the tables has never been great. I know my wife’s food wasn’t ready yet, but I saw my sushi get sat on the bar for the server and no kidding, sat there for 10 to 15 minutes while servers kept moving it out of their way to get to their drinks for guests. They could have at least kept it somewhere cool or away from all the people that kept touching my plate until my wife’s food was ready.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great experience and the food was good also.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Mark is the absolute best bartender out there! He makes 18 Asian seem like family.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Mark makes 18 Asian a weekly event for date night! Great food a the best bartender!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Food and Service was great. Tyler was our server and was attentive and friendly.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Hanging out with a friend

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4.0Dined on December 18, 2017

We love the sushi here and keep returning for it. So many great rolls to choose from that it's always hard to pick. The service has been slow in the past, but we had a good experience during this visit.

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on August 3, 2017

Very good
Great sushi
Service a little slow

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2017

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

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2.0Dined on April 29, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2017

Always great food and great service

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2017

Great Food every time - Really happy with our experience

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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2.0Dined on December 31, 2016

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

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on November 3, 2016

Go to place for local sushi

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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on August 20, 2016

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

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2016

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

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2016

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2016

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

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2016

Great sushi

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4.0Dined 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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1.0Dined 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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1.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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