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About Ten

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 many choices for vegetarians as well as non-seafood eaters.


The bar menu boasts an extensive list of Sake, carefully selected in conjunction with specialty importers and a prominent Sake sommelier. Ten also features an extensive wine list, and specialty cocktails using unique ingredients such as the "Ten" which is comprised of sake, vodka, aloe juice, and sweet Japanese plums.

120 B. East Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Tapas / Small Plates

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.

Cross Street:
2nd Street SE

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(434) 295-6691

Website:
http://www.ten-sushi.com/

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 as well as the Market Street Garage, located at E. Market St. and 5th St. NE, about four blocks east 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.

Executive Chef:
Pei J. Chang

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, View, Wine

Ten Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (17)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
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Creative Cuisine (13)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Romantic (7)
Business Meals (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Cozy (6)
Authentic (5)
Fun (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Healthy (4)
Tapas (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Casual (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Business Meals
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·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Tapas, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 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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·Dined 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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 11, 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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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fantastic sushi and calamari. Decent cocktails too

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined 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

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Oxford)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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

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 (Richmond)·Dined 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Beautiful atmosphere. A bit inconsistent in quality and freshness.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

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

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We have always enjoyed Ten, and were looking forward to dining outside on a lovely evening -- so were surprised when we arrived and discovered that they no longer have an outdoor dining option (for which I would have previously rated them at 5 stars for Ambiance). That's an unfortunate development, and will be a consideration for us in the future. That stated -- the food was great, as usual, as was the service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Always a good experience, great food & service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Delicious as always! We especially love the rock shrimp, poke don, and avocado tempura.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Love the cosmopolitan atmosphere. Noise level is fine which is important to me. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful and didn't mind explaining the interesting menus and steering me away from some food I was not willing to try. Never boring here! Great cocktails.

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Bar Seating, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Heard great things about Ten and wasn't disappointed. The drink menu was fun and creative. The ginger Manhattan was a nice variation on the old classic. The calamari appetizer was very tasty and the yellowtail was terrific. We had the Wagyu beef roll as well as a tuna roll and salmon roll. All were outstanding. The vibe at Ten was really great and fun. Finally, our waitress was a gem. Super friendly, helpful and professional. Great food, lots of fun. We'll be back.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Simply wonderful on all levels. We loved the food and the drinks were great too! We have never had a chicken skewer as tender and tasty. AMAZING!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Casual, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

As always TEN was a delight !

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Absolute gem on the downtown mall. Best sushi by far in Charlottesville.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Delicious, but pricey for what you get. Typical for the downtown area and a beautiful restaurant. Similar sushi quality to other sushi restaurants in the area.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I recently returned from Japan with a whole new appreciation for sushi, especially good sushi. So my expectations with regards to sushi is and will be very high from now on. The sushi at Ten is just ok. The fish is good, the rice is very under seasoned and hard. Menu was limited with regards to hot food due to restaurant week. Chose not to get seaweed salad since it's not made in house.
Over all I would expect more from a higher end restaurant and the price.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Always a treat ... Great variety, super fresh, knowledgeable wait staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Always a great experience. Tried the saki flight. Nice to learn more about saki. Food is always outstanding.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Creative and delicious sushi. Good service. Nice casual restaurant.

Tags: Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 30, 2017

We had an excellent dinner. The waiter offered suggestions for food and answered all the questions we had regarding everything on the menu. I liked the large (seat 6) booths, very comfortable.

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Food and selection is solid. Especially good saki selection. Still think that it's overpriced for what you're getting. Good sized edamame portion. Coating on the tofu app can get mushy but still tasty. Sushi/sashimi mix was good. Wouldn't have turned down some miso soup.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 15, 2017

The food is fresh and high quality. The service is great but the value is little bit higher than the food.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Solid experience. From the bar to the small plates to the omakase. Kudos to Lindsey & everyone who made it a great night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great food and great service! Marta was terrific!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Ten is a Ten! Great food and service. Fun atmosphere

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

This is a dilemma. The food at Ten is excellent. The problem is that the service is pretty bad. We had booked a table days in advance, but ended up in a corner by the kitchen. When we asked to move the hostess was nasty and only reluctantly agreed to change tables.

The decorations are truly depressing. A yuck green.

Overall, while the food is good it is not good enough to compensate for the negatives.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Dinner felt very rushed. Wasn't as good as we remembered it being in the past. Unfortunate as this was one of our favorite Cville restaurants.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in the Charlottesville area.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Birthday dinner for my 16 year old daughter Best sushi we've had.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Ten is a favorite restaurant of ours. We always visit when I'm Charlottesville! The yellowtail just melts in your mouth. Food and service hasn't disappointed in the 4 years we've been patronizing Ten.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Excellent food and service with a knowledgeable staff. We would definitely go back again!

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