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Sushi Blues Cafe, Raleigh, NC
Sushi Blues Cafe, Raleigh, NC
Sushi Blues Cafe, Raleigh, NC
Sushi Blues Cafe, Raleigh, NC
Sushi Blues Cafe, Raleigh, NC

Sushi Blues Cafe

4.5
4.5
631 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 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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.

What 631 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
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Healthy

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Neighborhood gem

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Raleigh

    Good for groups

  • Raleigh

    Healthy

  • Raleigh

    Neighborhood gem

  • Raleigh

    Great for outdoor dining

631 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The staff was amazing and the food was great especially with the deal they run on the sushi. I would say this is a great date night place or somewhere to get a quick bite and drinks. Overall a wonderful experience.

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  2. StephenD

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great time. The sushi was fresh and excellent. Service was on point.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The sushi was very good. All the ingredients were very fresh and it was all well prepared. The service was quick especially for a Valentine’s Day weekend. We will definitely be coming back to this location for our next sushi date.

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  4. Kiera

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and drinks were great. The staff was attentive to all their tables despite it being a rather hectic day. Overall, a great experience and I will be back!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Sushi bar. If you like Rock Roll Sushi, then you will love Sushi blues. The Bogo sushi menu was perfection. 4 specialty sushi rolls for only $35 was athe best deal I've seen.

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  6. look4gddining

    Raleigh

    96 reviews

    2.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    What Happened? This use to be a good place to go for sushi; last night was anything but good. Menu didn't have accurate pricing (you had to see it online); machines weren't working for beer requested; we were informed that they can't issue separate checks (we weren't but if you came with another couple, you would be out of luck); signs everywhere outside that a credit card was required before you could order. No thank you.

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  7. Megan

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Classic sushi rolls with a twist, as well as new inspiring specialty rolls that are over-the-top scrumptious! Wait staff is laid back but very attentive and atmosphere is quaint, hip, relaxed, and inviting. BOGO sushi rolls - can’t beat it!

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  8. LivLovLaf

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kelly was amazing! I have several food allergies and she made me aware of what I could and couldn’t eat. Also, she made adjustments to my order and the kitchen (magnificent) made sure the order was correct. Not only that, it was delicious! Thank you all!

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  9. Bradt

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good sushi, good value and half price wine on Sundays!

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  10. NCeater

    Atlanta Metro

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Not what it used to be. We have been here multiple times and unfortunately the sushi quality seems to have gone downhill. Can’t fault the service and overall ambiance but I hope this Raleigh favorite can get it back together again!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Very noisy, food was meh. Ambience not crazy about

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  12. JosephW

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I was trying to find something different, definitely caters to the college crowd. Food was ok, but nothing to write home about. Good experience but the crowd was too young for us.

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  13. BenB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an amazing experience! Great food. Excellent service and really affordable. An amazing and fun find in Raleigh!

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  14. CaitlinK

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My favorite sushi place in Raleigh! Delicious and a great value (BOGO rolls when you eat there!)

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  15. dinner4tw

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Sushi was very subpar and rolls contained more cucumber and other fillings than actual seafood. Service was good and the kids liked the teriyaki soba noodles.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Sushi Blues is one of the worst sushi experiences and maybe even dining experiences in downtown Raleigh. The food was below average, too much pan grease, nasty tasting sushi, poor service on an averagely crowded night, cramped and slightly dirty looking inside… this place is simply not worth a return visit

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  17. ElkeS

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good and the specials helped to keep the bill down.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sushi was delicious and service was excellent. Menu has a lot of variety and we always enjoy our visits here.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Berlin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Edamame beans tasted and looked like they were cooked yesterday (or thrown in the micro wave), the spicy octopus was to chewy to eat, the sushi was in best case mediocre and didn't taste of much/everything tasted the same. The bogo rolls was a steal but tips was calculated on the original price)not the bogo) which the server didn't say until I had paid. Definitely not worth the 170 dollars.

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  20. MarkMack

    Raleigh

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is always good as well as service. Only issue is that if you have outside eating there is an open air club across the street and the noise is kind of loud.

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  21. ErikaM

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for a friend's birthday- there were 8 of us and we had plenty of room at the table we were seated at. Server was nice and friendly. Food was excellent!

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  22. SarahG

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We cannot wait to go back. We thoroughly enjoyed going there and the BoGo sushi was amazing. Our waitress was super kind and made our experience better.

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  23. Currie

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Sushi Blues has been a favorite of ours for years! The sushi is always fresh and delicious and there are lots of unique rolls - Any of the NC State-themed rolls are delicious and even their standard rolls are right on point.

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  24. Peyton

    Pinehurst

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tried the Steven Tyler and the Bob Marley, both rolls were great! We always come back for the BOGO sushi deal.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Wish they would still do spicy mayo though

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  26. Jenna

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, good service, decent outdoor seating. We dine here at least once a week. Always a good experience.

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  27. RyanB

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good BOGO- would recommend going back. Did not like Marlyn Monroe role

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  28. Jenna

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great service. Waitress Makenzie was fantastic.

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  29. SarahR

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Ordered an app and 4 sushi rolls. Our appetizer came quickly and then we waited for 45 min for our sushi, I finally flagged our waiter down and asked to pay for the app since we never got our sushi. He was very apologetic and comped it, not sure if the kitchen was behind or someone else got order.

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  30. Bradt

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great sushi...BOGO night and great prices! will come again

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lots of fun our waiter was great, the food was tasty just a fun place

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    always a good option !! loved their bogo sushi but wasn’t a fan of their shrimp tempura app. overall a great experience & possibly the best sushi in raleigh!!

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  33. AnnC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The rolls were smaller and less flavorful than I recall from past visits.

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  34. friskybinx

    Toledo

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I was expecting more from Sushi Blues and honestly wasn’t impressed by the sushi rolls. I wasn’t aware most of them had cooked fish in them (like the Torro roll) and the Tuna was sooo fishy, overcooked and a very off putting dark grey. The prices were good with the BOGO, but I won’t return.

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  35. Wineanddine

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Just not the same that it use to be Or at least on the day we went.

    1 person found this helpful

  36. NCeater

    Atlanta Metro

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Sushi Blues never lets you down. Consistently great sushi with some new innovations in the line up. Price is also very reasonable when taking into account location. We will be back.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sushi was delicious, service was great, loved the atmosphere!

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  38. Jodie

    Nashville

    57 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great. We sat outside. The BOGO is a good deal but the sushi is just ok.

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  39. KarolZ

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is good, the service is not too well. Went for a birthday, they really didn’t pay to much attention to us, didn’t refill our drinks had to ask for things, wouldn’t really check on us like that. And they couldn’t really recommend anything to us it was a bit akward

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  40. FoodWineBeerGirl

    Raleigh

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love their BOGO sushi rolls and the variety of choices on their menu. I personally don't eat raw fish, so I appreciated the tempura and bacon options. I highly recommend the Footloose and Yellow Submarine rolls. I made a reservation, but didn't end up needing it since we were the first customers.

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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 631 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 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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