Mizuno Japanese Restaurant

4.9
398 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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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is spectacular. I was surprised this gem has been tucked away in great neck. I'll be sure to visit again!

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vipJSL1
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!!

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vipGregT
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Mizuno's for a few years now thanks to our friends who recommended them to us and we love Mizuno and it is the first place all of us choose to go to dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday!

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vipAliciaF
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Mizuno is on par with the best sushi restaurants in the company. The quality of fish, menu offerings and presentation are of the highest caliber. Definitely not an inexpensive meal but you are paying for true quality.

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vipJoyB
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual!!

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Pamela
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Well! I took my “kids” to Mizuno to celebrate college graduation, per their request. It was fabulous!! They are of course, sushi lovers and we’re delighted with their choices. I am a vegetarian and didn’t expect the restaurant to have much to offer for me, but I was thrilled with the options for me! The seaweed salad (big and unusual), the Vegetable Atkins roll (wow! beautiful and delicious), veggie tempura, and Tofu Agedashi were outstanding!!

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vipLeanne
Richmond
63 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server lovely – so gracious and pleasant. The food was absolutely fantastic. The sushi is incredibly fresh and artistically presented.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love mizuno!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi is the BEST I have ever had…anywhere! And I have eaten at MANY sushi establishments all over the world.

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vipJuby
Caribbean
16 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As we routinely do, we selected Mizuno as the venue for a gathering of friends to share some amazing cuisine and camaraderie for the "Last Supper" of a friend who is leaving the area for a short period of time. Being in the industry, they always are amazed at the synchronicity of the Hostess and Servers as well as the finely executed orchestration of bringing everything to the table in a beautiful manner.

The entire evening was one pleasant surprise after another as the beverages and appetizers began, followed by a flurry of beautiful dishes and exquisite preparation of a complete variety of Sashimi, Sushi, Hand Rolls and Specialties that arrived in a well orchestrated sequence that kept us exploring new taste sensations for quite some time.

"Walter" as he is fondly known and the entire Mizuno team (even those working behind the curtains) have it dialed in and always work together to create a memorable experience. Thank You to everyone that made our evening a success!

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Woots4Dinner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beat sushi in Tidewater!

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vipWillTravel4food
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible evening! Best Japanese/sushi between NYC and Miami!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I knew this place was good but everything was excellent during our dinner last night! I will be coming back for my birthday dinner next month.

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StephfromNorfolk
Richmond
54 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had heard very good things about the restaurant so we came for my birthday. The lychee martinis (without sake) were outstanding . Started with seaweed salads and crab egg drop soup. The soup was so different not fishy. I would recommend. We ordered 5 rolls to share. The rolls with fish were delicious. The only 1 we didn’t like was the one with meat. Stick with the fish. I was a little concerned that my mom wouldn’t find something to eat . But we converted her to a sushi fan in 1 night. The quality and originality is = to NY restaurants. Prices are high but I understand why.

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SuzanneD
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous night. Food was delicious, service was prompt, polite, and unintrusive. decor is gorgeous, understated and elegant. So excited to have found this beautiful addition to the va beach area. Our new favorite place for a wonderful meal.

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JRock2019
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I always share sushi rolls. We LOVE the jalapincho roll and it is very flavorful! Always satisfied.

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vipWillTravel4food
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible, authentic Japanese cuisine by a true master!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for my son's 21st bday. I reserved for 4 on open table and needed to modify to 8 but since I confirmed it the following day I could not make the change, so I called and left a voice message at Mizuno. They called me back and confirmed my reservation for 8 people with no issues. Mizuno is located in a very nice upscale area, ample parking, clean inside and out. We were greeted with happy staff. The ambiance was calming with modern decor. Family/ kid friendly and definitely wonderful for a date night. The server was very attentive to us. The sushi rolls were superb, premium salmon and tuna. The Yaki soba, Miso soup and desserts (creme brulee and mochi) were delicious. They made my son feel special by bringing him a serving of their chocolate waffle ice cream with a candle on the side. This was a pleasant surprise. It was our 1st time here and we were impressed to say the least. Will definitely be back!!

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vipMitchC
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Karen always provides excellent service! Mizuno is always delicious!!!

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vipSuzanneG
Richmond
29 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in the area
Had only had take out for all this time so din8ng in was a real treat!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food! Server and call back for an rsvp change was helpful!

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JunieF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service. Food is absolutely fantastic. One of my favorite places to dine in Va Beach. Will be returning soon!!!

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JohnH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A birthday dinner that couldn’t have been more pleasant. The service and food were superb which is consistently the hallmark of Mizuno’s.

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KathrynL
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was our first visit, and the sushi was exquisite. It is rather exclusive with a contemporary feel, like going to a restaurant in NYC. We will come back again.

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BF123
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always amazing culinary experience. Only downfall was how dark and loud it was in the restaurant. I couldn’t hear my guest talk at the other end of our table.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service. The best and most inventive rolls I have ever seen! Pricey but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolute perfection!

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vipAnnaD
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and foos. Clean and sophisticated environment

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MichelleP
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and excellent service!! Will go again and again and again!❤️

JK
JillK
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Have been here before and will definitely be going back!

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vipVBFoodie
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi as always~ never disappointed. Eric always helps make our experience perfect.

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vipEssenZie
Richmond
30 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food not up to usual high quality. Chef/owner reports that due to pandemic regular suppliers have little or no stock. We love this place and will keep coming back.....we know the chef will make every effort to acquire the highest quality products.

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JanL
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at Mizuno's for many many years. We absolutely love the food!!! We also think the staff, ambiance and over all experience is wonderful. The owner, Walter, is top notch too! We highly recommend this restaurant to all.

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vipJSL1
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!! Superior quality is worth the premium!!

JL
JanL
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Mizuno's for years. We absolutely love, love their food. Extra special, no matter what you order. Walter is first class, not notch and so is his team. We will always go back for more.

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BarbW
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mizuno is without a doubt the finest Japanese restaurant in the Tidewater area. It may appears little pricey but definitely the value is there: exceptional food, upscale modern ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in all of Hampton roads if not east coast!!

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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 4.9 stars by 398 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.