Purple International Bistro & Sushi

4.2
79 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
Best sushi in town, enjoyed in a relaxing atmosphere. Welcome to Purple.
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4.2
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vipBrad
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 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.

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TylerD
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.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant and would highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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karenm
Charleston
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!

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vipCooperandfamily
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite sushi place in Greenville!

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vipBaileyC
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KatieC
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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GlennE
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and location. The music was great!

The menu had a good variety and the food arrived right on time.

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AimeeT
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.

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Marie
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and good portions.

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MalindaG
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

a hidden gem nestled near the Greenville Drive stadium

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scottw
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on February 15, 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.

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Doug
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pleasant dining experience and the food was terrific!

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Jumbo
New England
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.

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rthie330
Charleston
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.

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urnecie
Charleston
14 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.

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vipDougB
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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vipanitac
Charleston
6 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.

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VicM
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on January 26, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
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!

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CindyH
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family gathering

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OpenTable Diner
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!!

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CLSCRNA
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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CharlesL
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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

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ElaineV
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and the food was excellent.

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Kryv3r
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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AnnaH
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff!

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vipGourmand111
Atlanta
37 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.

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KathrynF
New York Area
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.

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AngelaA
Charleston
3 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.

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CedricT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi nice atmosphere will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi was so good. We will definitely come back.

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TheDuck
Charleston
31 reviews
Dined on March 3, 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 4.2 stars by 79 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.