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196 Alps Rd. Suite 22, Athens, GA 30604
+1 706-552-0488
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Athens, Georgia
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We sat at the Sushi bar and conversed with the Sushi Chef. We explained that we wanted to experiment with unusual Sushi. He provided us with Baby Octopus Tentacle, Eel with sauce, and several others I cannot remember, (due to the Saki). All were quite good, and I have ordered like a pro ever since.

Thank LarryExum
Athens, Georgia
Level Contributor
24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I got a grilled rice ball (2 bucks-laughable for a rice ball but whatever) and two *literally* minuscule beef skewers. Laughably small. A starving Sudanese child would have had a double take at the amount they placed in front of me. The sake prices were passable. Sort of. Friendly staff. If I return, next time I'll get a real dish.

Thank Ra B
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed a very nice cocktail, California roll, and calamari. Everything was delicious. Everyone at our table cleared their plates. The service was wonderful as well. I hear the lunch special is amazing. I will be back!

Thank Sundaisies36
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

M and I really enjoyed our first time here. We were there to shop for gifts, took longer that planned, so we had to look for a place to eat. We love sushi that's why we decided to try this place. They have a big sign outside offering"sushi buffet". That's the reason I'm giving it a 4, because they only... More 

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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Everything on the table was subpar. Service was marginal. Just don't subject yourself...sashimi pieces had extremely strange taste and texture and appetizer of chicken on a stick was burnt and basically had been sitting for a while... it's too bad, used to be decent.

Thank LoLoPromo
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

You get what you pay for, and that definitely happened in this case. The sushi and menu tends to be lower priced while not sacrificing too much quality, but my qualm is the fact that a huge horsefly dug itself out of the middle of my plate of rice during dinner. Done, and no more.

Thank Diana Maria Z
Athens, Georgia
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

We usually order an appetizer of calamari - it is different than most typical calamari, but so good. I also try to order different sushi rolls each time I go. The last visit, we got the Gone with the Wind roll (HUGE and delicious--a Ru San's MUST!), B-52 roll, and the Suki roll (the lemon on top is very interesting).... More 

Thank sgleaton1
The Deep South, USA
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

First off, the service we received was excellent. Our server was friendly and attentive. I also felt that the prices were reasonable and the food was decent. I gave three stars because the calamari was greasy, and it felt more like a deep fried onion ring. Also, it was my first time for sushi. It was just okay (Cajun roll... More 

Thank Jennifer M
Winder, Georgia
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

The sushi is great! Also, great value for lunch, big portions, low price. Would highly recommend if you are in the Athens area.

Thank JessicaE07
Athens, Georgia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

When i told this to the waiter he quickly took the food and ran. Maybe the evidence was destroyed but I will never forget that terrible meal. Do not waste your money.

Thank Maud D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 12
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 196 Alps Rd. Suite 22, Athens, GA 30604
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-552-0488

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?