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Murasaki Japanese Restaurant

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23 Lasalle Rd, West Hartford, CT 06107-2304
+1 860-236-7622
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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West Hartford, CT
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We are regulars here. Not much for decor, but the food is always delicious and expertly prepared. We love the Nabeyaki Udon when it is cold outside, and you can never go wrong with the sushi and sashimi. Ginza's food is as good or maybe a tiny bit better, but Murasaki is the value choice. This is a family restaurant,... More 

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Avon, Connecticut
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271 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

By and far Murasaki has the best sushi hands down! It is always fresh and served with a smile. The food on the menu is delicious. They always come up with new and delicious rolls. The owners are friendly and eager to please their customers. The restaurant is small so make a reservation or come early.

Thank Noodlebee
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

I picked up some takeout sushi and it never disappoints. Murasaki has some of the best sushi in the area. Would be great if they offered more of a unique variety though. Even so, what they do offer, always hits the spot!

Thank Michael F
East Granby, Connecticut
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403 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

I met up with a colleague. Neither of us likes raw food, but we like trying new places. Ample seating and easy to carry on a work conversation. Service may be slow if you arrive too early (but we had time). Good hot green tea, several lunch specials. I had the bbq eel, another place that serves it very tasty.... More 

Thank lakwatsera2014
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

I've been a proud patron of Murasaki for several years, and can honestly say that the staff go above and beyond in catering to their guests. Most sushi establishments simply advertise what rolls they have available that day, collecting your "sushi card," and subsequently leaving. Murasaki does no such thing. What many people don't understand is that there's a difference... More 

Thank CTCharlie
West Hartford, Connecticut
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Murasaki has easily become my favorite Japanese restaurant! Located in West Hartford center it offers amazingly fresh sushi and sashimi along with a wide variety of delicious Japanese dishes. While I always love to get a tuna roll or sashimi my favorite dish has become the nabeyaki soup. Similar to a ramen it offers thick noodles in a delicious broth... More 

Thank August M
Farmington, Connecticut
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512 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

Murasaki was recently selected as one of the top Japanese restaurants in Connecticut. The quality and variety of the food is a major reason. Although the restaurant is small, the service is quick and a table is often available after a short wait. The sushi and sashimi options change frequently but we've never been disappointed with our choices.

Thank Chris F
Greater Cincinnati
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Murasaki is our favorite Japanese restaurant. Staff is very friendly and remembers our preferences. My wife loves the soft shell crab appetizer. Other favorites are the tempura dishes, beef teriyaki, and the Bento dinner boxes.

Thank DepCt
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

Had a very good experience. The was great. Sushi is fresh and very well prepared. We has spicy tuna roll. One of the other rolls was Bake Spicy Crab roll. That was amazing. Another roll was California roll. The food was Spectacular.

Thank Elena M
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119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

A nice place for lunch in West Hartford. The seaweed salad, hand rolls and sushi/sashimi set lunch were fresh and deliscious. Attentive and friendly service. Great value!

Thank charlie o

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Lasalle Rd, West Hartford, CT 06107-2304
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-236-7622

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