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Yamazushi Japanese Cuisine

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4711 Hope Valley Rd Ste 6A, Durham, NC 27707-5651
+1 919-493-7748
18:00 - 21:00
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Chapel Hill, NC
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Our kaiseki dinner was artistic in its presentation and this beauty was equaled by the fine selection and preparation of each course. With sake pairings this was a very expensive meal. However the restaurant seemed to serve only two tables a night and it might take a month to get a reservation. As expensive as it was the meal cost... More 

Thank linda c
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44 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

You wouldn't expect a five star Japanese restaurant to be in a strip mall, but Yamazushi pulls it off well. You enter the restaurant into a small welcome gallery where the hostess is waiting for you with traditional Japanese slippers. You are then escorted to your table (there are only 4 in the whole restaurant) and seated to indulge in... More 

Thank C M
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent and unobtrusive service, tasty, fresh and healthy food and authentic atmosphere. What else do you need to have a great foody evening in Durham?

Thank Babak B
Cary, North Carolina
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2015

Service was excellent.. food preparation was excellent.. presentation was excellent.... however as I look back over the 8 courses (I don't think they offer the 5 course option any more) none of it was "bad", I ate all of the course, but there were only 2 courses I would enthusiatically order again (based on taste). Contrast this with other (similar?)... More 

Thank nexusdive
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Took our son here for his 16th birthday. Food was spectacular and exquisitely presented. It is a fixed 8 course menu (portions are small so it is not overwhelming). Each course is beautifully presented on unique pottery made by the chef. The sashimi course just melted in my mouth. Very unique experience. It is a very small restaurant so reservations... More 

2 Thank wheretogonext44
Durham, North Carolina
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201 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2014

We visited this restaurant for a special celebration. We had stopped by without a reservation before and wondered why we couldn't get in when there were plenty of empty tables. The chef prepares each eight-course meal in advance and the wait staff presents his creations on ceramic dishes the chef has also created. It was an amazing experience and well... More 

1 Thank Sharron H
Durham, North Carolina
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Wow!!! Truly remarkable, memorable meal. Fantastically creative, unique, artistic, delicious and fresh. This food is on par, perhaps better, than Fearrington House. The atmosphere is serene, not as posh as Fearrington, but the quality of the food and the presentation is superb. Excellent, friendly service too. Each course was a work of art. The sashimi was rolled up to look... More 

1 Thank israelfan
Raleigh, North Carolina
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71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2014

Ate here on our anniversary and loved everything about it! The ambiance was relaxing and really quiet as they only cater to adult clients (would be nice if they reserve one day a month where kids can come so they can have this cultural experience as well)...Food was excellent--all carefully prepared form scratch by the chef. The plating was a... More 

Thank TeamCrowder
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2013

I went here for a Thanksgiving meal with my mother. Having lived in Shanghai for several years, we often made trips to Japan together, and our last Christmas meal was spent at a ryokan (traditional Japanese spa) with a kaiseiki meal (several course-meal based upon the season and seasonal ingredients). Naturally, when we heard that there was a kaiseiki restaurant... More 

2 Thank MMBA85
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

I grew up in going here just living a minute away from this gem. My dad often traveled to Japan for work and whenever his peers came to visit he would Always take them here. They could not believe that a place in NC, USA could be so authentic. You can even sit on the floor.

2 Thank Koconutpinksoda

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 85
Japanese, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4711 Hope Valley Rd Ste 6A, Durham, NC 27707-5651
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-493-7748

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