Ajisai Japanese Fusion

4.7
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$30 and under
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Sushi
Located in Cameron Village. Ajisai breaks new ground with innovated modern decor, intimate full bar and by serving extensive selections of hands down the finest and freshest fish in the Triangle Area. We turn the art of eating, whether by yourself or with a group of friends into an experience which will never be forgotten.

Ajisai is also dog friendly on the patio and offers discount to Veterans (we appreciate your service!), Students (study hard, eat harder!) and Bikers!

Join us to have the best sushi you have ever had in the Triangle!

P.S., Get a free Haru Maki or Edamame starter by check in on Facebook or Yelp.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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BG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi I have had based on experience living on the west coast, east coast and gulf coast. Presentation was awesome and quality matched the presentation. Service was great!!! They are busy due to being so popular but again the quality is what you are there for to start. New favorite sushi place for my family and friends... almost forgot interior ambience was really cool with thoughtful decor and lighting. A++++

j
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was mi first time here and I just would like to say everything I was delicious and I really recommend this place and for sure I will back soon !!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ajisai is our go-to sushi place. The food is always great and the service and ambience is always wonderful. Perfect for a dinner with family and friends.

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dinner @ our go to place! Food and service are always amazing. Thank you!!!!

TW
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dave does an excellent job of presentation and knowledge of sushi cuisine.

DL
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. My date and I ended up talking for a while after they closed, and the owners didn't interrupt our conversation. They cleaned the restaurant while her and I still got to know each other. Genuine service. Thank you!

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town visiting NCSU and tired out this place for Asian food. They were very busy but we were seated quickly. The food was excellent and the service was very good. We did have to wait a long time for our dishes. My food came out 15 minutes before the rest of the table which was hard with kids at the table waiting. Overall was great experience and will definitely be back.

O
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best sushi in the Triangle! A little loud in the dining room, but service, atmosphere, presentation and food was excellent.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service at a price you would expect.

DB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

This used to be my favorite sushi restaurant in N.C.

And to be fair, the food is still pretty good...although it’s a step below what it used to be. But the food in no way makes up for the horrendous service and poor ambience. When your server disappears for a half-hour at a time and you have to go hunting people down to figure out what happened to your order...I wouldn’t put up with that at an Applebee’s, much less a high-end sushi restaurant.

As for ambience, apparently Friday night is kids night—I just didn’t get the memo. I’m sorry, but if I’m paying $200 for dinner, I really don’t want you bouncing your toddler on the back of my seat. It got so loud that my 15-year-old has to leave the restaurant and go for a walk.

With how poor the service was, at least he wasn’t risking missing when the food showed up.

In the window, there’s a “help wanted” sign. As long as that sign is in the window, stay away.

RH
Raleigh
31 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ajisai has the freshest and best sushi in Raleigh. The service is amazing and the owners are great people too.

d
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time as a group instead of just our family. Service and food was amazing as always. Fresh, beautiful presentation, and friendly service. Good recommendations too.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great experience and great value

s
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

For starters, our water glasses looked as if they were grabbed off of the rack of where dirty glasses were placed. No one wants to drink out of glasses with lip marks on them from the previous customer. Also, there was something floating in my water. The last time we went to Ajisai, I had the Thai Basil Chicken and it was excellent. I don't know what happened since then, but when I ordered the same dish, the sauce tasted very "unauthentic"--like it was out of a can. The presentation was quite nice, but I really had to search for the basil, which would have somewhat saved the dish. I think the kitchen concentrated more on Japanese offerings (sushi which we saw brought to others' tables was beautifully presented) but the quality of the Thai dish fell off what they used to do well.

The last time we went to a restaurant when a sign was setting out looking for servers, it could be a bad sign as it was here. Our server did the best he could given the busy Saturday evening crowd there, but we had a long wait for all parts of our meal.

GF
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Staff very friendly and the location is good. But the starters took a long time to arrive (40 mins) and when it did it was cold to room temperature. We sent it back and the replacement arrived in about 2-3 minutes. Strange. The replacement was warmer but still not piping hot.
Main course was a bit better. Tasted good but again the food (pad Thai and teriyaki chicken) was not hot. The sushi was fine though.
Waiter was great and gave us a discount, but overall it was a little disappointing.

V
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoint! The restaurant has delivered superb service and food every time. Our favorite dish is the “new style sushi/sashimi”, the “amazing” sushi roll was delicious though a bit spicy for my taste (just scrape off the green pepper sauce on top and it was perfect for me). The seared bass was so juicy and tender, cooked to perfection. The few times we’ve been there, service was either nice or too nice. Last time, our server Dave ( was it David?, sorry, mommy brain) was perfect. He was very informative but not pushy; Available only when we needed him, no more, no less; accommodating and polite. He even packed little soy sauce containers with our left overs. So thoughtful. Thank you.

JC
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took some friends out to thank them for their business. We had a grand feast! The Sushi was overflowing on our table, it was beautiful and tasted amazing! We ordered so much food that the waiter brought us a special desert at no charge. Overall a great evening.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice find while visiting Raleigh. Great selection, lovely presentation, generous portions and very tasty.
Will definitely come back when I'm in town.

BR
Charlotte
73 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the fish was very fresh and presented artfully. Toro is on the menu too which is special. The service was excellent as well......great place

DC
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Ajisai did not disappoint. We had a large selection of nigiri, 2 orders of live scallops and 2 hand rolls. We even ordered dessert!! We paired this with a nice serving of sake. After a couple of hours at the sushi bar, we left full and satisfied! Food was amazing. Service was excellent. Presentation was beautiful. See you soon, Ajisai!!

JF
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everyone was very nice and the food was good.

DH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Decent little sushi joint. Mai tai was too sweet. Tuna tartare was excellent. Sushi was fresh

r
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far our favorite Sushi Restaurant on the U.S. East Coast! Absolutely outstanding quality and flavors, love Ajisai🙏

TW
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

OT
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! The price for the quality of food was very good. I would definitely eat here again!

C
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, as always.

C
Raleigh
72 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Always like the Peking duck appetizer. Raw fish delicious. Salad just ok. Too watery. Food came at different times.

JF
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Took a really long time for us to get our drinks. Waiter did not check on us during the meal.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was casual dinner

PR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I consider it the best restaurant fusion in Raleigh area

AJ
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are absolutely amazing! Always accommodating. Our server was fairly new and handled our large party like a champ! The food is always good and the presentation is fun!

V
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the noise level was ok - because we ate outside. music was odd since the italian restaurant next door also had music playing.

RM
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I keep going to this place because I like their sushi. It is fresh.

MY
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. The food is superior as is the service. The covered patio is such a sweet spot!

CC
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

hands down this is the best sushi i’ve had in raleigh. the atmosphere is unique and a little something extra compared to the other places i’ve been. service was wonderful too! my new favorite spot for sure!

DH
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! Not your run of the mill place for sure. Incredible flavours, artful presentation, superb!!

VO
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love sushi and are pretty particular about the quality of sashimi, and this place had a great selection and the food was great! We will definitely come back when we are in town! Outdoor seating was nice as well.

JR
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Food presentation was an added touch to the excellent service we received. Would highly recommend!