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Thu, 4/26
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Mizuno Japanese Restaurant

4.9
106 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Monday 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 10:00pm

Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Sunday closed
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Phone number
(757) 422-1200
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Wataru Mizuno
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Private party facilities
Bar and Lounge can be Private. Accommodates comfortably 25 people.
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Private party contact
Beverly Chen: (757) 422-1200
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
First Colonial
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Parking details
Plenty of parking space.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 106 People Are Saying
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4.7
service
4.5
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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We always have a fabulous meal at Mizuno! Only the freshest sushi prepared in exciting new ways, along with our favorites too. Always great service and a nice atmosphere whether it’s a mid week meal or going out with friends on the weekend. The very best sushi restaurant I have found in the entire USA! You won’t be disappointed!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Tried a new dish: Tune 3 ways and it was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Was without a doubt the best sushi I have had. The restaurant was beautiful and our server extremely attentive and friendly. 👍

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

We moved to Virginia Beach about 2 years ago and been looking for a great sushi option, we found it here outstanding combinations and the fish was so fresh. Will visit again.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Excellent service and delicious food. Celebrated a birthday and staff acknowledged and recognized the person with the birthday. Nice extra touch.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Sushi was meticulously crafted and layered with flavor. Excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

My wife and I will definetly go back for many more meals!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

My dinner experience at Mizuno was outstanding. Without a doubt, Mizuno is one of my favorite restaurants in Virginia Beach.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Great food as always. Walter always delivers!!!

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Best Sushi there is

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Best sushi on east coast!

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Reserved 2 seats at the sushi bar for my wife’s birthday. We were later joined by 2 more and they had no problem accommodating us. Our server Julia was extremely helpful with the menu and very attentive. Japanese beer selection had the usual favorites and quite a selection! We were easily able to carry on a conversation between the four of us at and around the corner of the bar. The food was out of this world! Their fresh wasabi was a treat and all of the sushi and rolls were fresh and delicious. Also had the hot and sour soup which was a treat on a chilly night. As was the hot saki. Can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on October 24, 2017

FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on August 30, 2017

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Excellent 🍣🍣 by Walter Mizuno. And Beverly makes the world's best Apple Martinis, I promise you!

William Lavelle

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5.0Dined on August 23, 2017

Excellent sushi and sashimi. Wonderful fish quality! And very pleasant hostesses for all members of our family.

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5.0Dined on August 21, 2017

The sushi is always wonderful and I love the sparkling saké.

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2017

As always, the food was fantastic. Walter never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2017

60th birthday

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2017

Excellent sushi.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2017

Host was excellent. Prompt service. The meal is what you would expect in the DC area. Price was a bit high for the area. By the far the best sushi in Virginia Beach.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2017

Mizuno was an wonderful experience for me and my boyfriend. We were looking for a good sushi place while vacationing in Virginia Beach, and I'm so glad we found Mizuno! The food was outstanding. I started off with a seaweed salad, which was very unique and was unlike any I've ever had before. We each got an exotic roll, one which had steak on it and was phenomenal! The service was also great, our server was very attentive and sweet. I cant' wait to visit again.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2017

Second visit for these out-of-towners. Same wonderful quality food as we remembered. We made a point of having the fabulous dumplings again, and they were still blissful. Because we were out-of-town visitors, we got lost looking for the restaurant, the woman who answered the phone kindly talked us in. Then, she was concerned that we might have been confused, and phoned back to make sure we were ok! Now that is customer service. Will definitely put this on our must-do list for our next visit. It's not cheap, but the food, service, and kind people are definitely worth it.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2017

Great food!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2017

Went for restaurant week and had a fabulous meal. I've often seen restaurants not at their top performance during restaurant week, but Mizuno was not the case. Tuna was super fresh and the rolls were delicious. Definitely going back!

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2017

We have eaten there once before and thought the food was very good, however, this time we thought it was bland. We will probably give it one more chance given it was restaurant week. Our server seemed a little flustered.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2017

Hands down best sushi in Virginia!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2017

Amazing! Clean fast delicious!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2017

Amazing as always! The food is great, excellent service.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2017

I have had a lot of good sushi from other places I have visited and Mizuno ranks near the top. The wait staff are very attentive and friendly. It can be a little pricey but for a special occasion this place is just right.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2017

Great place. Love Chef Walter and plan on coming back again.

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2017

Best sushi in town fish is always fresh. Service is excellent. Would definetly go back. They also have cooked dishes if some people do not want sushi.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Our experience at Mizuno was once again a wonderful one as expected. We met family members for an 'after the holiday' get together to enjoy some great food and company. Beverly provided us with one of her signature beverages and Waturu and his team delivered once agin the best sushi in town. We even picked up quite a bit to go and surprised the chefs and servers at Coastal Grill since they too were extremely busy and needed a holiday treat! They too said it was AMAZING!

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2016

As usual, Mizuno Sushi delivered! We had our favorites (like the hot and sour soup and Mr. Bean roll) and even tried a few new items. We were not disappointed at all.

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2016

Chef Walter knows what he's doing with the flavor a and a knife in hand! Cheers to the staff as well, very attentive!

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2016

By far the best in Tidewater.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2016

The waiters are wonderful, food is great there! My children love going there. So we as a family can enjoy great food and eat as a family.

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2016

Beautiful place and really good food.

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2016

Great food. However, although we had a reservation we were seated in the bar.

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2016

Mizuno's is reliably excellent. The sushi and sashimi are superb. I highly recommend this restaurant to all sushi lovers. The owner/chef is Japanese trained and it clearly shows in the beautiful, fresh and delicately conceived dishes. There is a wonderful cocktail lounge as well with creative libations you will not find anywhere else in our area.

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