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1919 US Highway 421, Wilkesboro, NC 28697-2264
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a nice meal with the family our entrees were fresh and flavorful and the service was excellent.

Thank WeekendTreker
Mooresville, North Carolina
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my favorite restaurant on 421. Don't get turned off by the appearance of the restaurant as it is not favorable. The food always comes out hot and tastes fantastic. Recommend the Sukiyaki Chicken. Very inexpensive for the amount of food you receive.

Thank M-P-E-06
Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This is our family go to for Japanese. The teriyaki chicken with mushrooms is delicious. Hubs gets hibachi shrimp and loves it too. Little run down looking but appears clean and food is good and piping hot.

Thank traveljunkie6567
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

What a wonderful little place this USED TO BE to stop. The menu was somewhat limited but that didn't matter. Everything was absolutely perfect. It was GOOD FOOD. Great service and I could find nothing to complain about if I tried. Then, as if by some kind of magic something happened. The last two times I was there it was... More 

1 Thank Aimee J
Boone, North Carolina
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015

It' sad. This place used to have excellent food, great service, just an all around good place to visit. Prices were good, even. Well, the prices have remained the same and the service is barely existent. You're lucky if you get service at all and it's likely to be inept. The food tastes left-over and is a far cry from... More 

2 Thank Anna S
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

Food is always fresh and tastes great when you get takeout. A couple times dining in the food was cold and service was mediocre.

1 Thank Mrstaibo
Bel Air, Maryland
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

The staff is great & the food is Awesome!!! A lot of food at a low price. I wish we had these restaurants in Maryland

Thank mommajudy2u
north carolina
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160 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2015

This is as quick as it gets. The food was OK but not great. The lunch serving size was very large for the cost.

Thank algataho
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2015

The great food you would expect at an expensive Japanese steak house for a third of the price. Great fresh meat and grilled veggies. The meat is often a little dry, but still very good and affordable. A must in Wilkesboro!

Thank ncmttravelers
Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2014

This is a great restaurant in Wilkesboro. It is very reasonably priced. You receive a nice portion and customer service is always good. I'm at this restaurant almost every week.

Thank MZVikkee

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  • Address: 1919 US Highway 421, Wilkesboro, NC 28697-2264
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Wilkesboro

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