Mizuno Japanese Restaurant

4.8
253 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Mizuno Japanese Restaurant is a family-run business that first opened in 1996. Located in Virginia Beach, Mizuno is embedded in a seafood hotspot, only 25 miles south of the Eastern Shore of Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay, and 158 miles south of Hatteras, North Carolina. Chef-owner Wataru Mizuno feels blessed to be a sushi chef in a culinary trifecta like Virginia Beach. Mizuno and his team take advantage of the restaurant's access to local sources by artfully composing daily specials that feature fresh shrimp, yellowfin tuna, bluefin tuna, flounder, blue crabs and oysters, to name a few. The hook's simple. Mizuno resists complicated sauces and excessive ingredients. Instead, he flavors scallops from the world famous Chesapeake Bay, adding nothing more, at times, than a dash of citrus and a pinch of sea salt. Wataru Mizuno: Chef/Owner Born in Japan, Wataru Mizuno received his formal training in Tokyo, as an apprentice under master Teruo Sato.

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vipJSL1
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesomeness all around!!

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KeriM
Richmond
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Restaurant in Virginia Beach! Excellent sushi and sashimi! Fantastic employees! Great service and always helpful! Taking all COVID-19 precautions! We had a wonderful evening!!

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StaceyP
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mizuno never disappoints! Fabulous food and exceptional service. Thank you!

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GSLGD
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have delicious cocktails such as: Peach Sake-Tini and Lychee Sake-Tini, must try. The sushi is delicious and great quality. It is pricey but that's expected at high-end quality sushi restaurants.

The service is great, the ambiance is awesome with great music. Mizuno reminds me a bit of Harney Sushi, Old Town San Diego, CA. They have good food, awesome atmosphere, you feel like you're in a club but you're not. Mizuno is a bit more relaxed but they always have awesome music.

I recommend Mizuno to everyone!

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vipCatherine
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place for sushi! Try the NYPD roll or Tuna Crunchy Crunchy. Another favorite is the Beef Negima!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in Va Beach!

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KevinD
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great Sushi, however rolls were fairly small for the price. My 6yr old ate 2 rolls which usually she can’t barely stomach 1. Be sure to bring your wallet.

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JeffM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently the best sushi in Virginia Beach or any other city for that matter. NOBU could take some lessons from Walter and his team.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. The chef Walter just made us a selection of whatever he thought we’d enjoy and the waitress served us sake to go with. Outstanding food and service.

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JoyB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual!

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ShannonA
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mizuno is always a home run!! Best sushi in Hampton Roads!! Yuko is fantastic!

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kimballb
Wilmington
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great as usual but a mix up caused part of the meal to come out 30 minutes after the sushi

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JennineR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating 2 birthdays and they were able to accommodate us. The food is the highest quality and taste. I have yet to find anything I would not order again.

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LouA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mizuno never disappoints. Best sushi in town. Extremely clean, great ambiance.

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vipMelissaJ
Richmond
28 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding quality of sushi- a cut above the other sushi restaurants in Virginia Beach

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ASJS
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent all around restaurant suitable for couples and small groups. We will return

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of town family visit

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service

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KristinD
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place in 757 for sushi and high quality food. Mizuno Crudo is perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must try for all sushi lovers! Clean, neat and A five-star ambience. We’ve already booked our next reservation!

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JennineR
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is is always fresh. The price is equal to the quality and quantity. We have been here many times and always leave happy and satisfied. We have yet to find anything we don't like.

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WalterP
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants in Hampton Roads and probably the best Japanese .

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pdp13
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A big step above American sushi restaurants in the area, on par with bigger cities. The fish was very fresh nicely presented, and had some more exciting items like a variety of crudos and seaweed salad with a variety of fresh seaweed. Reservations were poorly planned and we had to wait after our reservation time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi place. I’m a big fan of Japanese food and it was really great. Only weird thing is they’re closing 9 o’clock and never saw their drink&dessert menu.

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Golfgirl
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mizuno is excellent. Service, food and restaurant. Delicious!!

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vipJoeyM
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Another great experience. Excellent sushi, and the atmosphere is the best around.

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vipWilliamsburgFoodie
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The service is wonderful, and so is the food. I had tempura fried soft shell crab and a seaweed salad and my friend had sushi - both excellent. The ambience is very casual and a little austere, so it may not be what you would call "fine dining" for that reason. But if you want to be around nice people and good food, I highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Sushi was just ok. Wine very overpriced.

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mschiu
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi was fresh and at high quality! Appreciate a well put together wine list, you do not often see this at a sushi restaurant. Service was attentive and not overbearing. You do not often come across a high quality sushi restaurant, a surprising gem in Virginia Beach!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter who knew just what to order for our 2 year old. Food was perfectly done.

JM
JeffM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mizuno consistently delivers the best sushi in VIrginia Beach and some of the best I've had anywhere. I prefer it over NOBU any day.

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vipMandyB
Salt Lake City
27 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mizuno never disappoints! One of our local faves!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Walter’s sushi and menu of items is perfection!

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vipMythos
Richmond
34 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is our most favorite Sushi restaurant. Great location, service and outstanding food.

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ScottC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Delicious food and great presentation along with excellent service. Thank you.

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good.Try the" I'm So Hot Roll" and the Yellowtail Nigiri New Style

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great time

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pamz
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our GO TO sushi place! The rolls are creative and seasonal. The Egg Drop Crabmeat Soup is a fave!

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Sudhi2rocks
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the BEST sushi I have ever had in Hampton Roads! I have lived here since '97' and have dined at many sushi restaurants in this area as well as all over the world. I place it in the top 3 best Sushi restaurants that I have ever dined in. It has my highest recommendation!

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AlexP
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Well the original reservation was for 7:00 was called shortly before 6:00 to see if we could either move up or back a half hour, it was too late to move it back, so opted to move it to 7:30. Which was fine but upon arrival and ordering the one item I was most looking forward to”the squid” was sold out, as was the octopus. Everything else was quite good, as was the service.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Mizuno Japanese Restaurant using the Order Online button. Mizuno Japanese Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 422-1200.

Mizuno Japanese Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 253 OpenTable diners.

Mizuno Japanese Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/1558/mizuno-sushi.

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.