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Ten

4.7
384 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
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The Japanese word ten can mean "heaven", "above" or "celebration" and the dining experience at TEN modern Japanese restaurant is all of these things.


TEN approaches traditional Japanese dishes as if they were works of modern art. The superior ingredients are the building blocks of inspiration and the plates are crafted to please both the palate and the eye. Superior products are used and the seafood arrives daily from fishing auctions in Japan and Hawaii. Beyond the incredibly fresh sushi, the menu features a variety of hot and cold ala carte items and offers choices for vegetarians as well as non-seafood eaters.


Ten also features an extensive wine list, and specialty cocktails using unique ingredients such as the "Ten" which is comprised of sake, vodka and aloe juice.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Dinner is served:
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, last seating at 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, last seating at 10:30pm

Weekday Happy Hour:
Monday - Thursday: 5:30 - 6:30pm, at the bar, and lounge
No reservations required...but are encouraged.
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Phone number
(434) 295-6691
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Pei J. Chang
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
2nd Street SE
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Parking details
Ten is located on the Pedestrian Mall. We are near two parking areas, the Water Street Garage and an open air hourly lot, both at the intersection of 2nd St. SE and Water St. We validate parking for the Water Street Garage, located at 2nd Street SE one block south of the restaurant. Additionally, a metered lot can be found two blocks west of the Water Street Garage, this lot becomes free parking after 6:00PM but does fill up rapidly.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, View, Wine
What 384 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

So far this was our best dining experience at Ten. My boyfriend and I come here all the time and love everyone there, they are so welcoming and accommodating. Service is always perfect and this time was very pleased to be informed that a new chef was taking care of our food. We did notice a HUGE difference! The food was notoriously better and we can't wait to come back again as always. Harami trio and Poke Don are a must

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

wonderful Asian fusion; the best sushi, grilled meats, etc. for miles around; a premier Asian restaurant for the serious foodie. Deserts are also fabulous. Beautiful second floor space for very nice dining.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We have been many times to Ten, a modern Japanese restaurant and one of our favorites on the Charlottesville pedestrian Downtown Mall. Beautiful decor and wonderful ambiance. The menu is full of wonderful dishes to share, too many to list but some of our regularly ordered are Harami Garlic skewers, Tori Trio skewers, Rock Shrimp and Tiger Rolls but we have enjoyed everything we have ordered. We have taken out of town visitors To Ten and never been disappointed. The outdoor dining option is enjoyable on warm days specially during or after Fridays After Five events/concerts at the Sprint Pavillion amphitheater.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Enjoyed our date night. Service was very good and food was very good as well

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The food was very good from the Wasabi Salad to the Calamari and Tiger Shrimp Tempura. We tried the skewers and liked both the chicken and the wagyu beef. Service was good. Noise level is too high for easy conversation and we were there early in the evening.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great! Food, as usual, was amazing. Gotta have the lobster tempura and leave room for the coffee milkshake and doughnuts. Our favorite. Mmmm!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The service was pretty good. This is my 5th time but the freshness sushi is not consistent.
I ordered bunch of sashimi and sushi rolls. Some were good but some were as fresh as you expected considering the price you pay.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Excellent sushi and sashimi, miso soup, sake--something my wife and I have sought out over and over in our decades together. Probably had the best dessert ever (not Japanese, I believe)--a flourless chocolate cake with warm mousse inside a room temperature light and not sweet cake shell accompanied by vanilla ice cream. A very high quality restaurant with service and prices to match.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Outstanding Sushi! The ingredients were fresh and very tasty. The presentation of all the menu selections was very pleasing. From the cocktails to the dessert, all members of the party were very pleased. The wait staff also deserves a special thank you. All were attentive and knowledgeable. Thank you for a great experience.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Sashimi was expensive but you're paying for ambiance here. The green tea was very traditional which was a plus. Would go there to impress

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Always a pleasure. Great staff, great kitchen and an all around great experience.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Delicious food. The avocado tempura and beef skewers are especially outstanding. Sharing orders is fun, but be careful. If it is your first time you will be tempted to over order.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I was really ready for a big time dining experience. I was, sadly, not all that impressed. The food was really excellent, but there was some confusion about our order, we got something we did not order, but were not charged, then what we actually had ordered finally came....TWICE. I do not feel that I got good value for the high price of the meal. All food was good, but can get something about the same for half the price a lot of other places.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food---a gem in Charlottesville! We had great service and great food!

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Ten is the best sushi in the East ! It never fails my pallet!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Dave was the host and server. He is t he best! As is your female chef who’s name escapes me. Amazing oysters and the best cooked eggs. Bloody Mary’s also on point.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

We enjoyed the pace and presentation of sushi from a nicely rounded list of choices. The sake list is well thought out as well.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Very good food and service, price was a little bit on the high side, but for a restaurant that imports fish in from around the world three times a week, it has a very reasonable price, would definitely eat there again

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3.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Food amazing but becauSe we had a big table the waiter didn’t care about being nice to us because he got 20% Included tip. We ended up being there for almost 3 hours, it was absurdly slow.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Fantastic Japanese food, excellent sake pairing. The server was knowledgeable and attentive to our party of 8, and food was quick despite our table size. The sashimi was fantastically fresh and as high quality as the server had assured us, and the nigiri was both fresh AND inventive - the jalapeño on one and tiny drizzle of chili sauce on another were a fantastic new way to bring a hint of heat to the fish. Feels very distant from the downtown mall, very modern, and perfectly posh. That may be why it’s less packed than other places, as the cool sophistication isn’t very Charlottesville, but I’m glad it’s here all the same.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Best sushi in C’ville prefer to go when it’s not restaurant week...

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3.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Over priced. Food was very good but not worth the high prices.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Always a good choice for a nice dinner. Udon soup is so nice on cold nights.

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Absolutely love this place. The rainbow roll is my favorite. Goes great with the lychee martini. Great date spot

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

We love Ten, either for am intimate date night or a ight out with friends. The food is deli pious and the service is great.

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3.0Dined on November 21, 2017

We were there for our anniversary, and I'd left a note in advance on the reservation remarks via OpenTable to write 'happy anniversary' on the dessert that I was going to order during my meal to surprise my fiancée. Unfortunately, there was no note on the cake I ordered, nor did our server wish us 'happy anniversary', nor did they do anything special. When I asked our waiter about my request while my fiancee was in the ladies, he said he saw the remark but the plate wasn't big enough to write a note....... and eventually still did nothing for service recovery. The restaurant could honestly have given me a call if they couldn't do it, or work with each other to make it a special moment for us, but they failed. While the food was decent, we were disappointed.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Fresh, innovative food in reasonable portions with a waitress both knowledgeable and highly personable...all combined for a memorable meal.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Celebrated my husbands 30th. Wonderful modern yet cozy atmosphere, amazing food, reasonably priced and great service. Will definitely be back!

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2.0Dined on November 17, 2017

We were excited to visit the restaurant but were pretty underwhelmed. Service took a long time and while I don’t care if others eat meat she was pretty snarky about me being a vegetarian. Food arrived after 30 mins it was alright, basic.

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3.0Dined on November 11, 2017

We went for dinner on our anniversary. The hostess staff was fantastic. They quickly had us seated and even gave us an option of table or both. The food was delicious and well presented. However our waiter was less then stellar. We asked for the saki menu to order a bottle with our dinner and he didn’t show up to take the order till we were almost done with our food. He was apologetic but that didn’t change his behavior. We waited on everything. Also we shared with staff when making the reservation that it was our anniversary and there was no mention of it. That isn’t a make or break for us but it’s always a nice touch of a restaurant even mentions it.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Ten is one of our favorite restaurants; and we are foodies who have eaten all over the world. The quality and presentation of the food is exceptional. The staff are professional, friendly and knowledgeable about the food, and the sake selection. We often take out of town guests to Ten to show off the best of C'Ville.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Second great meal and experience. Hard to beat our first but it equaled or exceeded our excellent first meal as we tried a few new items and had a great server. Highly recommend for creative, unique and fresh sushi offerings in a modern contemporary but lively environment.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Fantastic sushi and calamari. Decent cocktails too

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4.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Delicious food and lovely ambiance. Went with family on a busy weekend and the service was still great. Staff was very nice and accommodating

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Outstanding as always. Sushi is amazing. Avocado tempura to die for

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Such an excellent place for sushi and other dishes for those that are not sushi fanatics..A win win for all.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent sushi place. Unfortunately too many young people who were very loud. We will return.

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4.0Dined on October 18, 2017

The techno rap hip hop muzak is horrible and way too loud. i would prefer japanese music to noise. After all, it is a Japanese restaurant.

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3.0Dined on October 10, 2017

Beautiful atmosphere. A bit inconsistent in quality and freshness.

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

Took my boyfriend for his 21st bday and the service and food were impeccable!

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