Ten

4.7
406 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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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 406 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
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4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent sushi. . .I had the wagyu skewers as well, but I think next time I'll probably go all in on the sushi.

But save room for the "coffee and donuts" dessert. I almost got a second one; it's that good.

Max had our table, and he did an outstanding job.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Fantastic sushi with amazingly fresh fish. Hidden upstairs this gem is worth searching out.

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

We love Ten and have gone often since it opened, but they were out of lobster and uni...the two reasons we go to Ten, so it was not great. That had never happened to us before. They said lobster delivery happens on Wednesdays, so they often run out after a busy weekend....:( What we did order was delicious though.

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1.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Even though we had a confirmed reservation, the restaurant was closed when we got there. No message whatsoever. This was an occasion for 6 of us to celebrate and the door was locked.

Still no message from restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Consistently great dining experience! The Ten Hamachi is amazing!! We also love the miso sea bass, avocado tempura, sake roll and the spicy toro roll. Ashley is the best.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We eat here fairly often (before or after a movie) and now our kids like it as well so we go for a family dinner from time to time. The food (both cooked and raw) is delicious and the service is very good. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes good Japanese food.

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Small stunning upscale space that feels too sophisticated for a college town. Food is authentic and beautifully delivered. Our waiter helped us order an array of small plates to make the Japanese experience well rounded. Ten gets a ten.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Excellent food.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Dinner was excellent as always and service was spot on!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

I went here with my boyfriend to celebrate our anniversary and we loved it! The price is a little high, but the quality of the sushi reflects the price in my opinion. In terms of drinks, I got a standard white wine and he got a sake flight. I wasn't a fan of sake, but thought it was a really smart option to have a flight on the menu! Service was quick and our waitress was wonderful. I will definitely come back here!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

After being told about Ten Sushi by everyone I know, I finally took my mother there for mother’s day. The staff was friendly and very knowledgeable, our server guided us through the menu to make sure knew what to order. We ordered the in-house tonic and vodka which was superb. Every dish we ordered was amazing and world class. Ten is easily my new favorite restaurant in town and hands down the best sushi restaurant I’ve ever been to. I highly recommend the calamari and the Toro Maguro Sashimi. The prices are high but compared to similar quality establishments in markets like San Francisco or DC, Ten provides incredible value for their wares. With my background being in the natural foods industry, I rarely find a restaurant I can enjoy that offers dishes I can’t prepare myself at home using better quality ingredients and preparation. That is not the case with Ten Sushi. From here on out Ten will be my first choice for any dining occasion!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you this public service announcement: TEN is an amazing experience. The food and atmosphere is excellent. Jack guided through our first dining experience with top notch service. We are definitely going back for more. FYI, get the coffee and donuts at the end.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Very attentive service!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

We go to Ten often, and the quality of the food is consistently high. This restaurant is one of our top favorites in Charlottesville, or anywhere.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Love it!!! Tempura Calamari is TOP Sushi is TOP One of the best restaurants in Cville

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Incredible experience. Incredible food.

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Great server! fantastic sushi including vegetarian options.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Well-prepared, fresh, creative sushi rolls and interesting cocktails served in an attractive interior overlooking the downtown mall.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Excellent choice for those who have some familiarity with Japanese food and drink. Atmosphere is fun and exciting, very well designed space (similar to Tokyo style architecture/interiors) with flair and appropriate lighting. Well thought out menu with lots of choice for different palates. We sat in a both that was high and private, noise was not a problem for our conversation. Highly recommended...I will definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Ten is always so good! Great service and great food! Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Food is always interesting, beautiful, and tasty. Only thing that ever annoys me there are the tables in the middle of the aisle (which we didn't have this time). Make a reservation !

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Our favorite sushi spot in Charlottesville. Almost as good as NY spots. Super cocktails. Excellent all around

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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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