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Sushi Blues Cafe

4.5
4.5
569 reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
Sushi Blues Cafe is located on Glenwood Avenue, the heart of downtown Raleigh district known as Glenwood South. With great food, great music, and a friendly and courteous staff, Sushi Blues is an excellent choice for your night out on the town. Come and join in on the fun!

Sushi Blues has something for everyone. Enjoy fresh appetizers, sushi, makimono, temaki hand rolls, nigiri, salads, and katsu. We also have vegetarian options!

But, don't stop there. Have one of our featured cocktails from our fully stocked bar, or choose from a wide selection of import and domestic beers. We also have a have a great wine list to satisfy anyone's taste.

Come enjoy the game on the TVs in our lounge.

If you have an event coming up, we can cater any size party!

BOGO sushi rolls special ALL DAY EVERYDAY

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Asian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (919) 664-8061

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Quy Duong

  • Catering

    We offer off-site catering. Please contact Quy to discuss further details.

  • Private party contact

    Quy Duong: (919) 664-8061

  • Area

    Raleigh

  • Cross Street

    Lane St.

  • Parking Details

    Parking entrance is off Lane Street. We validate 2 hours of free parking for our guests.

  • Public Transit

    R-Line bus stops in front of Hibernian, which is located next to us.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining

Experiences

  • Sushi Blues BOGO Rolls

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy Sushi Blues' specialty BOGO rolls each day! Please note that the rolls of higher value from the full order (not per person) will be charged and the lesser value will be dropped. We do not split checks but are able to do separate payments.

Offers

  • Sushi Blues BOGO Rolls

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 13:00 - 20:00,Mon - Wed - 12:00 - 20:15,Thu - 12:00 - 21:30,Fri - Sat - 12:00 - 22:00
    Enjoy Sushi Blues' specialty BOGO rolls each day! Please note that the rolls of higher value from the full order (not per person) will be charged and the lesser value will be dropped. We do not split checks but are able to do separate payments.

What 569 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Raleigh

    Hot Spot

  • Raleigh

    Lunch

  • Raleigh

    Outdoor Eating

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  1. KC

    KCLJAR

    Raleigh

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Sushi Blues Café. Be prepared when you go, it's not your typical sushi spot. They have Christmas lights hanging from the ceiling, old record album covers hanging on the wall and classic oldies playing in the background....we loved it :) We were seated right away and drink orders were taken. They gave us plenty of time to look over their sushi selection (they have a regular menu, but we weren't interested in that this time). They have the traditional sushi and they have their specialties that they created. My wife and I both chose from the specialty line. We liked that they had a big selection of spicy roles. We each selected 2 different roles and took advantage to the BOGO. I read in previous reviews about the length of time to get your food and it did take a little time, but the roles are not pre-made plus they also have a lot to takeout orders. Our food came out and we REALLY enjoyed them. My wife got the Marine and the Fire and Ice. I got the Yummy and the Kevin Keatts. As I said, we were very happy with our selections. Just before we left it started to get pretty busy so we got there at a good time. We don't eat sushi a lot but have been to a few places in the area, but, we both agreed, this is by far the best sushi place we've been to, so check it out.
  2. J

    Jeff

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This is the 3rd time I’ve been to this restaurant. The first 2 times were really good, but this time was off. We were placed at a table that was dirty and others that were sat after us were served before us.
  3. SB

    SavannaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wanted to do something special for my boyfriend so I decided to take him out to eat and we both love sushi. This place was something new for the both of us! The staff were super helpful and friendly! The sushi was amazing and fresh! Also it was BOGO!! We had a great time!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    BOGO rolls were great. 4 dollar drafts this time. Good service and food is great. A nice time
  5. AR

    AndrewR

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great sushi and can’t beat the BOGO. Worth the wait to get it because it’s awesome
  6. G

    Gymshoe

    Charlotte

    256 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    256 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first visit and I really liked it. BOGO sushi rolls, fresh sashimi but the best part was the service. Clair took care of us and made certain that everything was perfect. Which it was! I'd go back anytime when I'm around the Glenwood South area.
  7. SC

    ScotC

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Amazing food, GREAT service. Sushi blues is our go-to!!
  8. SB

    SierraB

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Waited almost an hour for our food to come out, the restaurant didn’t seem that busy. Food always takes forever to come out.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I have been many times that this restaurant was wonderful. This time wasn’t great. Maybe a new person making sushi made all of our rolls but not a single one stayed together. They all seemed off balance. We’d had all of them before and not felt this way. Not enough rice, not enough nori, something was off with each.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been eating there for over ten years. Joe I live right around the corner and I'm going to gain 50 lbs
  11. KF

    KarinaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service I ended up having to accommodate 6 extra people than what I had originally made my reservation for. Initially I was told my party could not be accommodated but we were still able to get 2 tables near eachother and our server Jennifer actually let us put both tables together so my party could sit together. Jennifer was exceptional! Despite being a party of 13 she managed everything great and always got our order out PERFECT!!!! She didn’t mess a single thing up! She’s a great server!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went out for our anniversary and had a great time from start to finish!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    The service was extremely slow, as was the wait for the sushi we ordered. It took a bit over an hour to receive our food after waiting about 25 minutes to order. This is more of a shopping center fast food quality at a higher price and slower pace. The sushi was so lackluster I felt bad for eating any of it in the end. I also didn't feel the need to take any leftovers home either.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We didn’t get our food for over an hour and our water was never refilled until we asked. I’m not sure if they were short staffed but the service was horrible.
  15. M

    Michellen

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food as always was wonderful
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great sushi, we’ll be back.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service! They need to dust the lights but great service, excellent food !
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    We were looking forward to a night out with the kids. Unfortunately, the sushi was just ok. The salmon roll in particular was disappointing. Maybe it was a bad night.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Service was very slow and had to constantly ask for set ups, napkins, refills. Sent appetizer back to kitchen bc it was cold and should be steamed hot
  20. M

    Matt

    Raleigh

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great sushi as always. One of my favorite spots to grab sushi in Downtown Raleigh. Can’t wait to come back!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience here! We love to go for half price wine Wednesdays.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty as always!!!
  23. AH

    AndrewH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food. We had a great time and will be back.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We enjoyed Sushi Blues Cafe, it created a wonderful atmosphere, and moment for my date and I to connect. The food was fabulous! We chose outdoor seating because the weather was really nice! The waist staff and host were wonderful! Our waiter was really busy, and was unable to give us a lot of attention, but it was still a good experience!
  25. J

    Julio

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere especially for a younger crowd. The food was good. Wide selection of rolls and entrees. Some of the sushi rolls were unique. Good beverage selection. The server was very attentive.
  26. DS

    DianeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love Sushi Blues! The food was outstanding and the service was great!! Thanks for another great meal!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it was my bday and our server was such a GENTLEMAN we love him
  28. JC

    JerryC

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Great food, but slow service for a half-full restaurant. We'll be back though!
  29. UN

    UNCCAT

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun place! Great Drinks! Great Sushi! Great Mother's Day Celebration!
  30. NC

    NCeater

    Atlanta

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Been a long time since our last visit and sushi was every bit as good and fun as we remember. Our son had yaki soba noodles, which he loved! Great to be back there 😊
  31. s

    spinamazon

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Service was terrible and we waited over 1.5 hours for our food!
  32. CB

    ChrisB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    everything was excellent - food, service, etc. street noise, which i understand Sushi Blues does not control, would prevent me from sitting outside again.
  33. JR

    JuliannaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a prom dinner and had a lovely time! The reservation had to be changed around a few times due to unforeseen circumstances and the staff was very accommodating.
  34. KL

    KaraL

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    great sevice, sushi BOGO was a great value. like other reviews the outside seating was very nice but lots of street noise
  35. S

    Sacafo

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Fun sounding rolls but was only okay. It wasn’t fishy but didn’t seem super fresh even on a friday night.
  36. BJ

    BrianJ

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    Good sushi. Extremely loud, extremely busy and had to park a long way from the restaurant.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    We had to wait an hour and 30 minutes to get our food after ordering. Which was very disappointing.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had made a special request and they accommodated the request and were super friendly as well. Good service and good food!
  39. AJ

    AreliJ

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family favorite sushi spot has been for about ten years now ! Definitely would recommend!
  40. AT

    AnnaT

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the BEST place ever!! Food service and atmosphere rock

FAQs

Sushi Blues Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Sushi Blues Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 664-8061.

Sushi Blues Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 569 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Sushi Blues Cafe

301 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 110, Raleigh, NC 27603

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Lane St.

  • Area

    Raleigh

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Parking entrance is off Lane Street. We validate 2 hours of free parking for our guests.

  • Public Transit

    R-Line bus stops in front of Hibernian, which is located next to us.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Quy Duong

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (919) 664-8061

  • Catering

    We offer off-site catering. Please contact Quy to discuss further details.

  • Private party contact

    Quy Duong: (919) 664-8061

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