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Purple International Bistro & Sushi

4.5
4.5
79 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi

Best sushi in town, enjoyed in a relaxing atmosphere. Welcome to Purple.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30 am-2:30 pm

    Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:30 pm-10:00 pm, Friday-Saturday: 5:30 pm-11:00 pm, Sunday: 5:00 pm-9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (864) 232-3255

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tommy

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Menu

Appetizers

  • Crab Rangoon Lunch$4.00

    Served with jalapeno cheese sauce.

    • 2 Pieces Asian Style Spare Ribs Lunch$5.00

      Smoked spare ribs with tamarind chili sauce.

      Soups and Salads

      • Miso Soup Lunch$2.00

        Bonito broth soup with tofu and seaweed.

        • King Crab Lobster Miso Bisque Lunch

          Creamy miso based soup with real lobster and king crab.

          • Cup$4.00
          • Bowl$8.00

        Sushi

        • Dynamite Roll Lunch$8.00

          Crab, shrimp, tuna, tobiko and hot sauce

          • Gemini Lunch$11.00

            No rice. Salmon, tuna, white fish, asparagus wrapped in cucumber with wasabi ponzu sauce

            Veggie Sushi

            • Avocado Roll Lunch$4.00

              Avocado and sesame seed wrapped in rice with seaweed.

              • Asparagus Roll Lunch$4.00

                Tempura asparagus, Japanese mayo, wrapped in rice with seaweed.

                Kid's Special

                • Kids Miso Soup with Udon$5.00

                  • Kids Chicken Nuggets$5.00

                    For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                    What 79 people are saying

                    Overall ratings and reviews

                    4.5
                    4.5 based on all time ratings
                    • 4.6Food
                    • 4.4Service
                    • 4.2Ambience
                    • 4.3Value

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                    1. B

                      Brad

                      Charleston

                      3 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on February 20, 2020

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      this remains the best option for sushi and asian non fish dishes in Greenville

                    2. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Charleston

                      1 review

                      1.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on February 15, 2020

                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                      Waited at the door almost 20 minutes past the time of our reservation and never got seated. Another couple walked out and told us they waited 45 minutes once they were seated and had never even gotten menus. We left. The food looked good so we may come back again. But for a first experience it was not good.

                    3. TD

                      TylerD

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on February 14, 2020

                      overall4food5service4ambience5

                      The sushi and the lobster/crab bisque w/miso was amazing. Went on Valentines Day, which probably was a bad idea for the first visit, but even with a few snafus in the service the experience was great. Did not get the right Sake we had ordered, was served water in styrofoam despite others having glasses, and never received some of the items we requested ie soy sauce, but don't let that stop you from going. I think it was just because they were at capacity for the romantic holiday. Will definitely be going again.

                    4. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      New Orleans

                      11 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      11 reviews

                      Dined on January 26, 2020

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      First time at this restaurant and would highly recommended!

                    5. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      New York Area

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on December 12, 2019

                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                      It was good. I guess I still like Irashiai better for food taste

                    6. k

                      karenm

                      Charleston

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on July 29, 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Such a wonderful place to just have a conversation with your dinner mate. That's rare in most of the Bistro-type ambience restaurants where you can't hear a thing. Staff is very friendly and accomodating. Great house salad with ginger dressing and excellent menu with lots of options. Love it!

                    7. C

                      Cooperandfamily

                      Charleston

                      14 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      14 reviews

                      Dined on June 29, 2019

                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                      We always enjoy Purple Bistro. The food is delicious, service is good and prices are reasonable.

                    8. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Charleston

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on June 15, 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Our favorite sushi place in Greenville!

                    9. BC

                      BaileyC

                      Houston

                      6 reviews

                      5.0

                      6 reviews

                      Dined on May 21, 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Everything was fantastic! Service was great. Food was excellent. We will definitely be back!

                    10. KC

                      KatieC

                      1 review

                      1.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 13, 2019

                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                      I reserved a table online but when I got there the doors were locked during normal operating hours. This left me with no time to get lunch during my busy day. I was outraged especially since I’ve been here before and loved their sushi.

                    11. AP

                      AmandaP

                      Oklahoma City

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on May 8, 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      The food was great, we will definitely be coming back.

                    12. GE

                      GlennE

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 4, 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Great food and location. The music was great! The menu had a good variety and the food arrived right on time.

                    13. AT

                      AimeeT

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 27, 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Always a joy to dine here. Sushi is excellent and a calm atmosphere to enjoy good conversation with friends or family. Service is always good. This is a true gem in Greenville.

                    14. M

                      Marie

                      Atlanta

                      13 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      13 reviews

                      Dined on April 26, 2019

                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                      Great food and good portions.

                    15. MG

                      MalindaG

                      Charleston

                      6 reviews

                      5.0

                      6 reviews

                      Dined on April 10, 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      a hidden gem nestled near the Greenville Drive stadium

                    16. s

                      scottw

                      Nashville

                      5 reviews

                      5.0

                      5 reviews

                      Dined on March 7, 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      The best Sushi in Greenville, in my opinion. Always top notch and fresh!

                    17. S

                      Sarah

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on February 16, 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      My only critique would be the cramped area where those waiting for their table stand. But literally, that's it. The quality of service and food was incredible.

                    18. D

                      Doug

                      Charleston

                      14 reviews

                      5.0

                      14 reviews

                      Dined on February 15, 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Very pleasant dining experience and the food was terrific!

                    19. J

                      Jumbo

                      New England

                      8 reviews

                      5.0

                      8 reviews

                      Dined on February 14, 2019

                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                      Chef is awesome with off menu items available if you know what to ask for. Small and comfortable with low noise.

                    20. r

                      rthie330

                      Charleston

                      13 reviews

                      4.0

                      13 reviews

                      Dined on February 14, 2019

                      overall4food5service3ambience3

                      Really enjoyed the food. Service was pretty stressed out and appeared under-staffed, but they managed a good job under the circumstances.

                    21. u

                      urnecie

                      Charleston

                      15 reviews

                      3.0

                      15 reviews

                      Dined on February 9, 2019

                      overall3food3service3ambience4

                      We wanted to try both an entree and sushi. There was some confusion between us and the server regarding the “specials” on the board outside. We finally ordered one of those and was charged $3 more than on the board, no free saki as the board indicated and the sushi was, well, less than expected at $11/roll (prices not on menu, had to look up on line). Never asked if we wanted an additional cocktail. We left after dinner and went elsewhere. Disappointed as this place was recommended to us.

                    22. DB

                      DougB

                      Charleston

                      30 reviews

                      vip
                      4.0

                      30 reviews

                      Dined on February 9, 2019

                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                      First time visit. Sushi / Sashimi was very good. Probably the best I have had in Greenville.

                    23. a

                      anitac

                      Charleston

                      8 reviews

                      vip
                      4.0

                      8 reviews

                      Dined on February 1, 2019

                      overall4food5service5ambience3

                      The menu had a lot of variety which was what we were looking for. The food was excellent and our server was very helpful. I would certainly return.

                    24. VM

                      VicM

                      Charleston

                      21 reviews

                      5.0

                      21 reviews

                      Dined on January 27, 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Very nice evening at the Purple International Bistro. I had the tuna and it was excellent. I also had the Chrashi and it was excellent. Great service, great people. I would recommend.

                    25. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      San Francisco

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on January 10, 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      First time eating here. Loved the food and our waitress was great. We’ll definitely be back!

                    26. CH

                      CindyH

                      Charleston

                      8 reviews

                      5.0

                      8 reviews

                      Dined on December 27, 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Family gathering

                    27. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on December 23, 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Family celebrating Christmas together! Our family has enjoyed Sushi for over 40 years, mainly on the west coast but in Japan also. We agree that Purple has the best Sushi!!

                    28. CL

                      CLSCRNA

                      Charleston

                      5 reviews

                      4.0

                      5 reviews

                      Dined on July 14, 2018

                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                      Service was timely and server very pleasant. Nice quiet atmosphere and food very fresh.

                    29. CL

                      CharlesL

                      Pittsburgh

                      2 reviews

                      2.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on July 2, 2018

                      overall2food2service3ambience3

                      Mediocre at best, just expected better quality fresher food. Slow service.

                    30. EV

                      ElaineV

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on June 29, 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience3

                      Someone had recommended Purple as a great place to get sushi. So we tried it out and we were not disappointed. Our server was knowledgeable and very pleasant. She took time to converse with us. Overall, experience was memorable.

                    31. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Western NC

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on June 20, 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Very nice and the food was excellent.

                    32. K

                      Kryv3r

                      Pittsburgh

                      3 reviews

                      1.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on May 20, 2018

                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                      After an hour of waiting for anything to be brought to our table, I had to go approach staff to make sure they knew we wanted our appetizers to be brought before our sushi. My friend was brought cold miso soup and our appetizers took another 10 mins. The waitress then told us that they had been making all the to go orders before ours and she had to asks them to make our food! When our food finally arrived the waitress passed a plate across the table, which spilled all over my friend’s lap with the sushi rolls demolished and crab everywhere. The sushi chef came to see and actually laughed at my friend. My friend wasn’t able to eat a single piece, wasn’t brought a replacement and had to pay for the dropped food. Customer service clearly not a priority here. There are way better places for sushi in Greenville.

                    33. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Western NC

                      8 reviews

                      4.0

                      8 reviews

                      Dined on May 13, 2018

                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                      Great spot for those who like sushi... and those who do not!

                    34. AH

                      AnnaH

                      Charleston

                      3 reviews

                      5.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on May 13, 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Amazing food and staff!

                    35. G

                      Gourmand111

                      Atlanta

                      39 reviews

                      vip
                      4.0

                      39 reviews

                      Dined on April 20, 2018

                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                      Sat at the sushi bar and let the chef prepare for me his choice. Very nice and fresh sashimi and rolls. Offered a complimentary sake.

                    36. KF

                      KathrynF

                      New York Area

                      17 reviews

                      5.0

                      17 reviews

                      Dined on April 14, 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Purple is one of our very favorite sushi restaurants. We try new items every time we go and have never been disappointed. Save room for dessert - yummy!!! Always delicious.

                    37. AA

                      AngelaA

                      Charleston

                      5 reviews

                      3.0

                      5 reviews

                      Dined on April 7, 2018

                      overall3food4service3ambience4

                      Glad we had reservations! It filled up fast and there was a private party upstairs which might explain the hang up in service especially towards the end of our meal.

                    38. CT

                      CedricT

                      Charleston

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on March 18, 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Great sushi nice atmosphere will definitely go back.

                    39. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Charleston

                      3 reviews

                      5.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on March 16, 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Sushi was so good. We will definitely come back.

                    40. TD

                      TheDuck

                      Charleston

                      31 reviews

                      4.0

                      31 reviews

                      Dined on March 4, 2018

                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                      We haven't been to Purple in a while so we went Saturday and had a great time we were seated upstairs and it is impressive how many times the server goes up and down the stairs.

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                    Purple International Bistro & Sushi is rated 4.5 stars by 79 OpenTable diners

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                    • Neighborhood

                      Greenville

                    • Hours of operation

                      Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30 am-2:30 pm

                      Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:30 pm-10:00 pm, Friday-Saturday: 5:30 pm-11:00 pm, Sunday: 5:00 pm-9:00 pm

                    • Cuisines

                      Sushi, Japanese

                    • Dining style

                      Casual Dining

                    • Dress code

                      Casual Dress

                    • Payment options

                      MasterCard, Visa

                    • Executive chef

                      Tommy

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