Waraji is the only Japanese restaurant that my grandmother will dine at. Why you ask? She was born and raised in Okinawa, Japan and this restaurant is her home comfort food. The food is always fresh and prepared exactly as it should be.

I was blown away by the authenticity of the food and ambiance!

My husband has been going to Waraji since it opened. He has eaten sushi all over the country and always comes back to say that Waraji is the best sushi anywhere.

My husband and I have been having lunch dates at Waraji since the restaurant opened! We absolutely love the food and our sushi chefs! It is our little getaway from everyday!

Sushi lover’s heaven

We spent 10 years in Japan. We returned in 1991 and looked everywhere for a place that served traditional Japanese food. We went to Waraji, and are glad to have found a place that cooks traditional Japanese food.

I have been a patron of Waraji since it first opened. We sat at the bar and the sushi chef took a liking to my boys. After a meal that they thoroughly enjoyed, she made them each a hand rolled salmon roll. Both boys devoured it. Today, with both boys now adults and married, that is still their favorite roll from their very first visit.

Waraji is the best Japanese restaurant in this area. I travel a lot overseas and eat at various Japanese restaurants. Waraji tops them all including the ones in Tokyo and Osaka. Best and freshest sushi and sashimi in the Triangle area!!!

They have great vegetarian options and the staff is very knowledgeable and friendly! We will be back. The food is a 5+!

Absolutely one of the best sushi restaurants in the state! Wonderful, fresh ingredients, amazing authenticity, and generous portioning. Expect great service, too. Highly recommended!

The best sushi and Japanese in Raleigh – there’s no competition!

Wonderful dinner. Thank you for the really nice service. Our server really took care of us.

There is no better place for Authentic Japanese Food in all of Raleigh, NC….period. The freshness, ambience, service and interaction of Masa and his well-trained chefs & crew is simply unparalleled. Just try it, you won’t be sorry. You will be¬†hooked on Japanese perfection!

Sushi and sashimi are delicious! They are fresh, they made of really big pieces of fish! One of the best sushi places in the world, really

This is hands down the best sushi in Raleigh. The service is great and friendly. They are always happy to accommodate your wishes. The waits are always worth it. Go early to get a spot at the bar if you are alone or take a group. You will have a great time.

Easily the best Japanese restaurant in town! Great food, great service, wonderful ambiance. We love Waraji!!!!

This restaurant has the best ambience and the greatest food that I have tasted since I was stationed in Japan, years ago. Can’t say enough good things about them!

Have been eating at Waraji since the summer of 2000. Freshest and best sushi in Raleigh, hands down. They will make you anything you can dream up!!

I’ve been going to Waraji since I was a baby and it’s the best sushi restaurant! The waiters and waitresses are really nice and the sushi chefs are good at what they do and are super funny and nice! A great place!