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Sushi Blues Cafe

4.6
4.6
561 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 reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 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

  • Neighborhood

    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, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

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 - 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM,Mon - Wed - 12:00 PM - 8:15 PM,Thu - 12:00 PM - 9:30 PM,Fri - Sat - 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    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 561 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Kid Friendly

  • Raleigh

    Kid Friendly

  • Raleigh

    Great for Lunch

  • Raleigh

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. SC

    ScotC

    Raleigh

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    SierraB

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 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.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 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.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 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
  5. KF

    KarinaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 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!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 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.
  8. M

    Michellen

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food as always was wonderful
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 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
  12. M

    Matt

    Raleigh

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty as always!!!
  15. AH

    AndrewH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 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!
  17. J

    Julio

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 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.
  18. DS

    DianeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

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

    JerryC

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

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

    UNCCAT

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

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

    NCeater

    Atlanta

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 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 😊
  23. s

    spinamazon

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

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

    ChrisB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 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.
  25. JR

    JuliannaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 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.
  26. KL

    KaraL

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

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

    Sacafo

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

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

    BrianJ

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

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

    AreliJ

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

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

    AnnaT

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great place. Great seating. Just loud being on the main strip of Raleigh. Not the restaurants fault that people have loud cars and bikes. Food was great and so was our server! Loved the cucumber refresher drink!
  34. ER

    EricR

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my Daughter to her favorite Restaurant to celebrate her 14th Birthday and she loved it as usual!
  35. RH

    RHP1955

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    Our server Jess was excellent. The food was strictly average. For Japanese, the presentation was lackluster. We ordered a hot appetizer, but had to return it as it was overcooked and dry. The manager was kind and receptive.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    This was my second time here and my last. The quality of sushi is not worth the “BOGO”. One appetizer literally tasted like canned tuna on rice. The restaurant is really looking run down with buckets of soy sauce in the hall next to the bathroom.
  37. M

    Michellen

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Nice outside seating. Great food. Very energized atmosphere
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great rolls and wonderful service. Everyone was working so hard despite being short-staffed. Food was fabulous and drinks were delish! Sat outside under the warm heaters and listened to a wonderful street guitarist. It was a really fun night out.
  39. K

    Kris

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Been eating here for 20 years but we’re done. Horribly run and the food is terrible now. Understandable that they’re short staffed but stop seating so many tables if you can’t serve them properly. Also good quality has seriously declined. BOGO rolls but you get what you pay for.
  40. M

    Matt

    Raleigh

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to grab sushi. Friendly environment and the BOGO deal is tough to beat!

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 4.6 stars by 561 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 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.

  • Neighborhood

    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, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

  • 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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