Mizu

4.5
191 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
Inspired by the wood-fired Robata grills of Japan, Mizu offers a refreshed take on live-fire cooking atop the Hyatt Centric in the heart of Charlotte’s SouthPark neighborhood. Slated to open in August of 2021, the rooftop restaurant by Indigo Road Hospitality Group (IRHG) combines the traditions of ancient Japanese cooking with Southern influences and Asian flavors. The kitchen, helmed by Executive Chef and IRHG veteran Michael Chanthavong and anchored by Mizu’s own Robata grill, features a seafood-focused menu composed of wood-fired, raw, and chilled offerings. The beverage program focuses on bright, easy-drinking libations using Japanese spirits and seasonal ingredients, complementing the cuisine and atmosphere. With a chic, minimalist design with natural elements throughout, the restaurant, named for the Japanese word for water, offers sweeping rooftop views from the patio, as well as sophisticated interiors and comfortable lounge and bar seating.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our friends to Mizu to celebrate their 10 year anniversary. It was their first time there. They were blown away by the food and service. Our waitress treated us like we were celebrating a special occasion. The drinks are always on par too. Definitely recommend!

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Luka
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food1service5ambience2

The cook needs classes how to cook as Octopus was over salted and not cooked accordingly to be not that much chewy. I’m not a cook but can do better. Buns with soft shell were good but not perfect as no imagination there as tasted good but looked ugly. Crisps with raw tuna looked good and tasted good. Overall experience with food is OK - will not come back. Have to add that service and waiter was top notch- if not that I’d rate this restaurant as zero as price is not equal to quality.

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MarvinD
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with my daughters. Amazing ambiance, food and service. Highly recommended!

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vipRossie
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

It was my first time at Mizu, and I had guests from out of town, and was excited to show them around Charlotte.
The food was okay, however, early in the evening, we all took note of the lacking service, which continued though out the night. From having to clear our own table off when plates were finished, not to being brought accompaniments for our sushi, to having food nonchalantly dropped by on our table, to having staff forget to come by after requests, it definitely put a damper on the night.
We spoke to the manager to about our experience, and hope it translates to better training of staff.
I do a lot of fine dining in Charlotte, and love good food with a good atmosphere, but honestly, I’m not motivated to return.
It may have just been an off night, as I’m sure people have had good experiences there, but I was personally disappointed.

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vipSumaB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent!

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JustinH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food we’ve ever had! I can’t stop talking about the Thai sticks!

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MelC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

To quote from the group...

"This was the worst meal I have ever had"

"I cannot eat this horse slop and I will eat anything"

"Worst salmon I have ever had"

The food was inedible. Service was poor. Mizu had a large private party, so the rest of the restaurant didn't have proper service. One person in our group got their food 15 minutes ahead of the rest of our party, then we all waited and waited for the food to come, but it did not. The manager, Ed, did his best by sending a round of drinks and dessert but he meal was already ruined.

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Changedidhergood
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I hosted a birthday party for a girlfriend. We had to wait 30 minutes more than our reserved time. Other then that, everything was great, they allowed my to bring a cake, they sliced and gave a complimentary glass of champagne for each guest to toasts.

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HelenC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! We enjoyed the lively atmosphere, great drinks and yummy food!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

No major complaints. Food was good. Service was good. The only thing I will say that we were sat in a very tight 2 persons table.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal start to finish. Food, decor, and service were all terrific

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious food - definitely on the more expensive side, but that is to be expected in a hotel restaurant.

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emilyc
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space indoors and out. We ordered from the cold and hot sharable plates and tried a delicious tuna sushi roll. Everything was perfectly cooked. Skip the fried shrimp, order the tuna crips, potato side, tuna sushi roll, chicken and octopus robata, wagyu beef buns. Will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm hospitality and creative food. Love the mizu oysters!

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vipCleazy
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

They changed the menu and the culinary experience was horrible, simply put

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my husbands bday and it was amazing! Everything came out fast, the waiter was attentive and the food and drinks were great! Most definitely will be going back. I’m a vegan and my husband doesn’t eat dairy and they were able to accommodate

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Amazing
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, great ambience, and our server Ivey was super helpful in selecting great shareable items. Definitely planning to come back again!

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vipDeanaD
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

not impressed. food was mediocre and so overpriced. our server was fantastic

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BermyFoodie
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were in town two nights transiting through CLT on our way elsewhere. Really enjoyed Mizu - the vibe was great as were the food and service. Sarah was awesome!

A couple of suggestions - ease up on the salt a bit - the same seasoning was used on a few of the dishes (we ordered quite a bit to try) - my husbands 6oz Wagyu Beef was lovely but a tad on the salty side (and we love salt!). Also, We sat at the Robata Grill as love show kitchens. Due to the design, the service staff enter the kitchen to collect the orders off the line but they have their backs to the Robata prep area where food plate up is going on. Staff really need their hair tie up/back when coming into the kitchen - the chefs all had caps and tightly pulled back hair. The service staff with long dangly locks look great, but not in the kitchen please.

Thx! Definitely a great dinner!

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DaraB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere. Our server was really helpful, answered all of our questions about the menu with great detail. Food was delicious! 10/10 recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My sweetheart birthday

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Tyleratjiller
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

An exciting and adventuresome menu combined with excellent service by Bryan made the meal memorable. Table wobbled, lighting was poor, but personal attention by the servers made the difference. Try it. You will enjoy I'm sure.

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vipHenryLGrier
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Cool spot and concept, need to tweak a few things in regards to how food comes out, etc.

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vipDaveSCA
Charlotte
40 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was all excellent, with a great diversity of dishes. Our server was also excellent, being very helpful and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Overall the food was ok. Our general consensus was everything was salty. The Hamachi tartare and entree fish was extremely salty. We had to send back the fish and the 2nd out came out raw. Then decided to get another type of fish which came out perfect (3rd times a charm).
We gave this a 3 because The service and ambiance was really great!

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KristinB
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful tapas style food- perfect to share several with friends!

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viptinyjeep
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal last night with a friend from out of town who we wanted to bring someplace fun with a good vibe. Mission accomplished! Food was great as well as the service!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, drinks, and service!

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WendyAG
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Cali roll, crispy cauliflower and confetti shrimp to name a few favs. This circuit is a must vista. Will revisit and pass the word.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

This place is real pretty inside, but the food portions are ridiculously small for a very high price. $30 for a lobster tale that is 3 bites. $30 for a 3 ounces of salmon. And neither came with sides. We left here starving and broke. Wont be returning.

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JonathanK
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food and ambiance! Service was good but drinks took longer than usual. Also, had to wait longer to order drinks during dinner. Server could have been more attentive and anticipate our needs.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food in a beautiful setting!

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vipKamN
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner, manager acknowledged special night and arranged table. Ambiance very nice.

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RondaW
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Love Love! Food was delicious and we felt well taken care of by the staff. Great dinning experience for any occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I decided to have my 30th birthday dinner here. Amazing experience from beginning to end. Our waiter Jacob was excellent. Every dish we ordered was as beautiful as it was creative and delicious. I absolutely recommend Mizu and will be back.

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CindyD
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ivy, our waiter was amazing! The food was good with high points and average points. We tried many of the items on the menu.
All of the fish items were amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Dined here for happy hour, I wish I had tried the main menu instead
Great cocktails

MR
vipMrsRed
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Had very high expectations knowing the other restaurants owned by this group. Food was tasty but didn’t blow me away. Drink seemed to be missing the main ingredient - vodka. Ambiance is great with beautiful views from the deck seating.

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vipyvetteb
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I had high hopes for this option and the first time I went held promise. But then Covid wreaked it’s havoc and my recent experience was overall just “meh”.

The food was uneven with something uber tasty and others not executed well. The sea bass was undercooked, the dessert a disaster.

I want to to want to go back. Not sure if I will.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful patio! Best views in Southpark! Great service! Bartenders were social and very skillful! We will be back!

FAQs

Mizu offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 981-9299.

Mizu is rated 4.5 stars by 191 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.