Purple International Bistro & Sushi

4.7
71 reviews
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Best sushi in town . Welcome to purple.
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Houston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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KC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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GE
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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AT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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M
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and good portions.

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MG
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

a hidden gem nestled near the Greenville Drive stadium

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s
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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S
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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D
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant dining experience and the food was terrific!

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J
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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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r
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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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u
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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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DB
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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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VM
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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CH
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family gathering

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1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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CL
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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CL
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

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

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EV
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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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Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice and the food was excellent.

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K
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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AH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and staff!

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G
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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KF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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AA
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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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CT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sushi nice atmosphere will definitely go back.

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sushi was so good. We will definitely come back.

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TD
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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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JE
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I had read and spoken to people that said this was the best sushi in town.

It was solid, fish was fresh. It was fine. I just was expecting for 'great'. It was ok, but with an underwhelming dining room, I will keep trying until we find our 'favorite' sushi restaurant.

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OT
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome night and great selections

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KH
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going there on a regular basis since we discovered it. Always a great experience, the food is delicious.

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PB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Weekly date

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KH
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The overall atmosphere of this restaurant is a real gem. The quaintness makes for a very enjoyable meal. It’s nice to be able to have a conversation and not have to yell across the table.

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JN
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant. Great location. Friendly and accommodating staff.

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R
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent -!our server was very efficient & fun. We are going again with friends Tuesday evening for Halloween dining.

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CC
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is amazing, service needs work. Mainly attention to tables when guests are first seated. We got water but waiter never reappeared. After 15 min we told him we wanted to order appetizers and wine. Service fine after that. They seated 4 of us at a smallish booth which was slightly uncomfortable and table wasn't big enough for all our plates but we managed. We've been here several times and will continue to enjoy Purple.

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