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Sushi Blues Cafe

4.5
4.5
588 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 21 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 1:00 pm–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 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 - 8:30 PM,Mon - Wed - 12:00 PM - 8:30 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.

Popular dishes

What 588 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Raleigh

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. HG

    Hope4GoodFood

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Udon soup is typically a clear broth. This broth had so much soy and was so salty it was more like eating soy sauce soup. Horrible. The tempura used a beer-batter coating instead of classic panko. Also completely awful and the shrimp as frozen packaged stuff. Not tasty and coating also too salty and I love salt. The octopus salad is amazing and very consistent. The rolls are very good and so is the nigiri. We will be back but we'll have to be snipers with the menu.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice food, good music, and an understanding server
  3. EK

    EmilyK

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    We took our family of 5 for sushi to end the holiday season! It was very busy upon arrival but thankfully they had our table reserved. Menu is expansive. Our sushi was very good and came out quickly. My Husband got a cucumber wrapped Roll That would Not stay together at all! He just ate with a fork! It's quite loud in there so would definitely get a table in the back! The Bogo deal Is a good one!
  4. SC

    ScotC

    Raleigh

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service as usual! Best sushi around
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places!
  6. m

    maryincary

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t beat the buy one get one price. Great food.
  7. KV

    KaterinaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love going to this sushi place. Service is great.
  8. TC

    TonyC

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We tried various dishes including sushi and teriyaki chicken. All if it was excellent and our server Makenzie was exceptional!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Fun date night on Glenwood! Laid back vibe and really good sushi. We did attempt to have the tuna dynamite appetizer though and were very surprised to get what appeared to look like cat food atop rice. When we returned it the waitress was unsurprised and extremely amenable. We subbed that out for edamame, which was honestly some of the better edamame I’ve had and well salted. Id recommend to the restaurant removing that appetizer, if many people send it back, which it sounds like they do. They always accommodate my dietary restriction and wrap sushi rolls in cucumber for me. Overall it’s a great place and the food is solid.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Great food, good service. Did not love the broken table though. Drinks and sushi were very yummy
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints! Great service and great fresh sushi is why I will always make the effort to eat here when I am in town. My wife and I were in town for an event at PNC and we love Sushi Blues. Been coming here since I was a student at NCSU and will continue to come back. Thank you for the great service!
  12. C

    Chappy

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outdoor seating/atmosphere was nice, sushi was delicious, and BOGO was especially fantastic (good food for a reasonable cost). This is a great place for groups too
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sushi is always amazing here!! Love this place!!
  14. J

    Jenna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food. Always fresh. Nice outdoor seating even on a cooler evening.
  15. AT

    AlexandraT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    This visit to the Sushi Blues was shockingly bad. The sushi quality was literally Harris Teeter grade. Tons of rice, see-through thing slices of nigiri. Pretty horrible service. Two items from our order were missing, and the server was never around to even ask about it. Definitely won’t be coming back.
  16. r

    randeejoe

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Sushi Blues. We sat outside and really enjoyed the ambiance. The waitstaff were wonderful. We had sushi and all the rolls were wonderful. I especially enjoyed the Yellowbrick Road roll. The miso soup was the best I’ve had. I appreciate the BOGO sushi rolls and the 1/2 price wine! We will definitely return soon.
  17. N

    Nathan

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great Sushi! Great location in downtown Raleigh. Sat outdoors and it was a great date night.
  18. KC

    KCLJAR

    Raleigh

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was 2nd time here in 2 weeks, but this time we brought 4 friends with us. We told our friends we thought this was better than their favorite sushi place. That was a bold move on our part, but Sushi Blues did not disappoint. Everyone their food and one person even ordered an entrée which they also really enjoyed. So glad we took our friends.
  19. KC

    KCLJAR

    Raleigh

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    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.
  20. J

    Jeff

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 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.
  21. SB

    SavannaB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 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!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

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

    AndrewR

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

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

    Gymshoe

    Charlotte

    260 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    260 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 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.
  25. SC

    ScotC

    Raleigh

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Amazing food, GREAT service. Sushi blues is our go-to!!
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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
  29. 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!
  30. 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!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 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.
  32. 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.
  33. M

    Michellen

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food as always was wonderful
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great sushi, we’ll be back.
  35. 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 !
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 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.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    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
  38. M

    Matt

    Raleigh

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 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!
  39. 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.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty as always!!!

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 588 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 21 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

    Sun 1:00 pm–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 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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