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Izakaya Lounge - Waraji Japanese Restaurant, Raleigh, NC

Waraji Japanese Restaurant

4.6
4.6
257 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
Established in 1997 Waraji has been offering an extensive selection of sushi, sashimi & authentic Japanese cuisine. We also feature a unique selection of Japanese microbrewery rice-based beers. Our sushi menu includes the highest quality sushi and sashimi and a wide variety of specialty house rolls (Scary Jerry, The Waraji, Hinata, and The Sweet Dragon just to name a few) Our authentic kitchen offers a full menu of tempura, teriyaki grilled items, nabeyaki udon, shabu shabu hotpot, A5 wagyu, ishiyaki. Chef Masa, with over 30 years of sushi experience, invites you to join him and his staff for a true taste of Japan.

Waraji recently renovated and added an Izakaya Bar/Lounge carrying the largest Sake and Japanese Whiskey selection in the Carolinas, along with many beers on Tap including Japanese Beers like Kyoto Bakushu Matcha (Green) IPA only served exclusively here at Waraji. Also, we carry Japanese Beers in Bottles and Cans like Orion, Sapporo, Kirin, Asahi, and Echigo Koshihikari

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 p.m.


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese, Asian
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (919) 783-1883
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Masatoshi Tsujimura
  • Catering
    Catering available on Large Trays or Wooden Boats. Onsite Catering with Private Chef Availabale
  • Private party facilities
    Large area for Private Events from 20-100
  • Neighbourhood
    Raleigh
  • Cross Street
    Duraleigh Rd off of Glenwood Avenue and Pleasant Valley Rd on the Corner
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 257 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

257 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been coming here since 2006; still the same quality. Main seating is far better than bar side.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Q was such an attentive waiter, and very patient. I loved the fact that we received ice cream for our birthday. All of the food was good: we had the yakitori skewers, tonkotsu ramen, and the yellowtail aurora roll.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The very best sushi among many restaurants in town! The manager even gave us a complimentary dessert because we told her we were moving 😊

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Father's Day Dinner ever! Gotta try the stuffed jalapenos... We did... Twice!

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  5. BrynH

    Raleigh

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for Father’s Day lunch. Loved all the reviews and wanted to try it. Often on holidays restaurants can be busy and not on top of the fake. I felt this was one of those days. One if the appetizers came with the meal (would preferred it come sooner) and service was slow. Waited around 25 minutes to get extra napkins and a fork for my son. May return as I feel holidays are not overwhelming for a made to order type menu and I’m not bashing the place at all. Menu was eclectic and there was a full house of customers! Staff was pleasant!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Great food and service. We were just outside but sort of by ourselves, which was fine, but weird. So music was too loud for easy conversation since we were by ourselves so was annoying, but probably made inside where more crowded more fun and energetic. Food was great, just wish the meals were able to come out closer together for the party of 6, understand sushi and hot kitchen have their own queues. But felt bad some felt obligated to wait until all had their dinners to start to eat. Would go back but knowing all that, would either be smaller party (2), and sharing rolls and hot foods family style would be better.

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  7. CarlosM

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Good quality sushi but service is slow and not friendly.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Waraji and it will not be the last. The good was great and the service was even better. Our server was Angie and she was amazing!!!

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  9. HarlanC

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great! Scary Jerry Roll is awesome! Best sushi around.

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  10. Edward

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you want authentic Japanese cuisine, you will not be disappointed with any selection off the menu at Waraji Japanese Restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was incredible. Our server was a delight and very helpful with questions on the menu. We live out of town but will always return to Waraji for a great Japanese dinner.

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FAQs

Waraji Japanese Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 783-1883.

Waraji Japanese Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 257 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 p.m.


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Waraji Japanese Restaurant

5910 Duraleigh Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612-2582

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Duraleigh Rd off of Glenwood Avenue and Pleasant Valley Rd on the Corner
  • Neighbourhood
    Raleigh
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Masatoshi Tsujimura
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Phone number
    (919) 783-1883
  • Catering
    Catering available on Large Trays or Wooden Boats. Onsite Catering with Private Chef Availabale
  • Private party facilities
    Large area for Private Events from 20-100
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