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About Mizuno Japanese Restaurant

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.

1860 Laskin Road
Suite 115B
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Monday 5:00pm - 10:00pm

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

Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Sunday closed

Cross Street:
First Colonial

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(757) 422-1200

Website:
http://www.mizunosushi.com/

Parking Details:
Plenty of parking space.

Executive Chef:
Wataru Mizuno

Private Party Facilities:
Bar and Lounge can be Private. Accommodates comfortably 25 people.

Private Party Contact:
Beverly Chen: (757) 422-1200

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.7

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4.6

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4.5

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4.2

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Moderate

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Anniversary

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

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

William Lavelle

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Authentic, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Healthy
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 17, 2017

60th birthday

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Excellent sushi.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 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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 (Baltimore)·Dined 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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Great food!

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined 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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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Hands down best sushi in Virginia!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Amazing! Clean fast delicious!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 27, 2017

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

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 13, 2017

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

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined 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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Caribbean)·Dined 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!

Tags: Authentic, Healthy
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined 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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2016

By far the best in Tidewater.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 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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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Beautiful place and really good food.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 22, 2016

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

Tags: Healthy
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined 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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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 9, 2016

Best Japanese in VB

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 19, 2016

We went here for dinner on a long weekend in VA Beach. It was some of the best sushi I've had. Very fresh. Some innovative rolls that still allowed the fish to shine. All in all, very impressed. The Crispy Maguro roll was so good we almost ordered one for dessert but we were too full!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 15, 2016

I cannot completely fill out this form as we were unable to attend our date because OpenTable schedules a reservation when the restaurant was not open so we showed up at the restaurant and it was closed very frustrating as we've been trying Four weeks and finally had the opportunity and we were unable to attend because the restaurant was closed

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 8, 2016

Mizuno was a special treat on our trip to the VA beach area. Food was good although im still undecided as to whether the quality was worth the price. Maybe we're just spoiled for excellent sushi at less cost in the DC area?

Nice ambiance. Excellent wine list although would be nice if more wines were available by the glass.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 2, 2016

Excellent food and service. Would dine there again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (London)·Dined on July 1, 2016

We have been going to Mizuno for years, and our dining experience has always been stellar. The quality of the food is comparable to that of the top sushi places in NYC.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on May 19, 2016

Best sushi in all of Virginia! Reminds me of west coast sushi

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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 14, 2016

Great service by the waitress and allows a comfortable vibe to converse and eat at the same time. Food selection provides a variety for a wide preference for each individual.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 13, 2016

Food was outstanding. Enormous list of rolls, but we selected from the 3 course meal, and all were great. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 9, 2016

Great service. Exceptional food. Quiet and upscale atmosphere. Great for a special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on April 8, 2016

We ate sushi here on 4/8/16. Rolls were good but were the usual; nothing creative. Wine was ok but nothing special and no beers on tap. We read reviews on OT about the prices but weren't prepared for the sticker shock. We did order soft shell crab which was market price and we should have asked the price. Three rolls, and appetizer and 3 glasses of wine (quartinos) was pushing $150. Service was good and staff was friendly. Wouldn't be a priority to come back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 26, 2016

Just another wonderful experience at Mizunos. The quality is unmatchable anywhere in the Tidewater area. One of our absolute favorites.

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