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Mizu Sushi Steak Seafood

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(27 Reviews)

10750 Wakefield Commons Dr Ste 101, Raleigh, NC 27614

(919) 453-2875

Today: 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tomorrow: 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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North Raleigh
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Sushi Bars, Japanese Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants, Barbecue Restaurants, Steak Houses, Asian Restaurants, Restaurants
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Good For Groups: Yes

Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Barbecue, Sushi, Steakhouse, Seafood

Price Range : Average


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Jane D.


quality of food is terrible. ...

quality of food is terrible. over priced for lousy food. This place certainly doesn't pride them selves on quality. There are other places and believe me if you have had Japanese before this will disappoint you unless you haven't experienced good Japanese food then you wont be able to tell the difference.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Food was decent, everything else not really.

Went there several days ago with my girlfriend and was so disappointed with our experience that I decided to write this. The place was a lot smaller than I thought. But that's beside the point, I went there for the food because I had heard some good things about it, unfortunately it didn't go so well for us. First, as we walked in the restaurant there was no one there to greet us. I don't claim to be a genius in the restaurant industry but I think that is pretty important. Second, the sushi we ordered took forever to prepare (what felt like about 25-30 minutes from the time we ordered) despite the fact that the restaurant was not busy, if they were getting slammed, i can understand, but at that time I would say the restaurant was at about 50 percent capacity. Actually, we noticed another table that came in a bit after us getting their food before us. I'm usually not this picky, but during the wait we hardly saw our waitress nor did she bother to at least inform us that the food was still on the way. On top of that, during the wait we have to watch what seemed like pissed off sushi chefs making sushi.

After the food finally came, things were a little better as the sushi actually wasn't bad at all. Unfortunately, the events leading up to my meal definitely put me in a bad mood to eat. Sadly I will not be making any return visits. There are other nearby places that are worth trying. The only thing preventing me from giving this a 1 star rating was the fact that their sushi train was very cool.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Sushi!

Our family loves this restaurant. We have two small kids who enjoyed only chicken nuggets and macaroni until we took them to Mizu. They loved the sushi train and now they both enjoy sushi. When we aren't with the kids, my husband and I will visit and there's never a wait at the sushi bar. We visited this past weekend and were surprised to receive a Gift Certificate when we paid our bill. They gave us the GC for being one of their regular customers as a Christmas gift. I can't remember the last time a business did something like this for their customers. Very nice!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Our family LOVES Mizu!

Our family loves dining at Mizu. We go with our two children and they love the train. There is never a long wait when sitting at the sushi bar and the staff is very nice. We have never had a bad experience since our 1st visit. It's our favorite place to go out alone or with our kids. Great sushi!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Steer clear of this disaster

This place does not take reservations which is fine as many places in Raleigh do not, but they have no waiting area or bar. You wait in a 4""x8"" entrance way with no seating, this went over well for 30 minutes with my 5 year old. When we did sit the wait staff was some of the worst I have ever encountered. We had a group of 6 adults and 3 children and all ordered at the same time- some sushi, some from the menu. Food was coming out sporadically and in no particular order- 1 salad, then a partial sushi order, couple more salads, cup of soup, another partial sushi order, then an appetizer. At that point I had to ask for my dinner and was told the other stuff was ordered first, which was a lie as I was the first person to order at the table, that is why it came out first. Never heard such a thing in my life- I thought dinner was served by the course not the order the waitress wrote it down. Of course at the end they didn't fail to add in their 18% mandatory gratuity.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great food and atmosphere

The sushi at Mizu is just outstanding. The experience of watching them making the rolls, grabbing food off the train and the service are a great combination. Although at times it feels like it might not be the best restaurant to take your kids but you see plenty of parents bringing their kids in. Its a nice restaurant if you are going on a date or just feel a little adventurous and have some time to sit for a good meal. A definite restaurant to recommend to others.



Provided by Citysearch - 
cold service

The customer service is under average. we decided not to go back again after a very bad experience. The food takes unsually longer than other japanese restaraunt we dine in. Staff there are very cold and unpleasant.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Wonderful locally owned establishment... Confused by previous reviews...

Me and my family have eaten at this establishment since its doors opened and have never had an issue. I absolutely love how I can come in and have a great Japanese meal and still have that local owned feeling also. The rolls have been a big plus with all of our family along with the bento boxes. I usually never post on these forums but I was informed by a friend I recommended of these last few ratings. I have read them all and while I cant speak for your experience, Mine and my families have always been wonderful. This includes the way my children have been treated. I will say that on many occasions I have seen people bring food in while we were there. This I know has been an issue with the management and was even annoying to me as a customer. Just the few I have seen were from deserts from other establishments to two pyrex dishes containing hot food. I do sympathize with your issue ""unhappy21"" but lets not be so blinded that we feel our rights are the only ones that should be protected. You would not do that at the movies or they would tell you the same. This seems to me to be the situation must have become so bad that they had to start enforcing this rule for everyone. One big problem I have also is when we do have a complaint we want to hurt someone. What is this and why? Over food?. This is a locally owned business, aren't we supposed to support them not make sure everyone destroys them. This makes no sense especially in the case of ""unhappy21"" because he/she never had a problem with the food just the fact that she was embarrassed about a cheeseburger. Uhg Im sorry to rant I just don't like to see local gems get knocked out contention over a few touchy customers. I very much enjoy the place and its staff and I especially love the Oozy roll. The atmosphere is quaint but the food makes it GRAND. So I say if you want very good hibachi especially the Sea Bass or sushi where you can taste the freshness then give Mizu a try its one of those locally owned hidden gems.



Provided by Citysearch - 
If you want to be humiliated, go to Mizu

I have never written a review, but because of the awful treatment we received at Mizu, I feel it is my duty. We are very frequent customer's of Mizu. We have spent hundreds of dollars in the restaurant. We have friends that go there now because of our recommendation. Last week, we took my 5 year old to the restaurant, as we often do. We stopped and got him a cheesburger to eat, as we have done in the past. We attempted to be seated just to be told that we were not allowed to have my 5 year old eat his cheesburger in the restaurant. They expected him to eat off of the menu. Is there a kids section on the menu? No. I understand policy, but what I don't understand is the way in which the policy was enforced. After we were embarrassed by managment by the words she was using and her tone, the entire restaurant just starred. Mizu would prefer to lose good customers, along with several of my friends, rather than treat us with respect. I asked the manager ""so you would rather lose good customers than allow my child to eat a cheesburger?"" Her response was ""yes."" In this day and age, where I think we all decide very carefully where to spend our money, wouldn't you rather go somewhere that you know values you as a customer? Mizu is not this place.

I will put the word out to as many people as possible to never eat at Mizu again.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Rip Off

I eat a lot of japanese food. I ordered the sashimi deluxe which has 20 pieces of sashimi, but I asked for no salmon. Instead they gave me 2 pieces of imitation crab meat for 2 pieces of sashimi. Tuna and hamachi were decent sizes, but red snapper was very thin. The sashimi deluxe cost 30.00 and cannot fill you up. Go to Kanki, Hiyashi, Carolina Sushi & Roll, or Mura. Avoid this place.



Provided by Citysearch - 
not worth it

We went here on a Thursday evening and it was very busy. We ordered from the hibachi grill and my husband also ordered sushi. Our waitress was not that great. She forgot my husband's salad and they brought my daughter steak when she ordered shrimp. The fried rice wasn't good. I've definitely had much better! The train with the sushi plates was cute & kept my kids occupied for awhile. We would not go here again.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Awesome Tasting Food!!

This is one of my favorite restaurants, hands down! I went there this week and the manager brought some sushi over to our table ""on the house"". Awesome. I saw another reviewer commenting on the service. This is not fast food people. If you want fast food, there is a Wendy's around the corner. Whether you get the sushi or the Mizu steak, they are all fantastic. Enjoy yourself at this fine establishment.



Provided by Citysearch - 

The hostess seemed to think people waiting for tables were invisible-- very annoying to have to wait when it isn't busy at all. Train-- not such a big deal. Looked like a lot of the dishes had been there for a long while. Tried a couple of things off it and it tasted like it too. The sushi was just ok. Two of the rolls had shrimp tempura and in both rolls the tempura was way overcooked and not very tasty. The wait staff display great disinterest and come and go so quickly it is hard to ask them anything. Rolls were small and therefore over priced. The tamago was freshly made and great. Overall this place isn't worth it-- try Hayashi down the street-- it is a cut above!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Awesome Food

Have been here twice now. The 1st time was better than the 2nd, however, both times were very good. Sometimes there is quite a wait so make sure you do take that into account. There is sushi seating at the bar and booths open for larger parties. Great place to have dinner before catching a movie. I have ordered off the steak menu both times and the food was fantastic! HIghly Recommended.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great sushi. Great steaks. Great service. Great ambience.

This is my first review of a Triangle restaurant, but I was highly impressed with this place so I felt compelled to write about it. Although the restaurant is small, it is arranged in a way so you still feel like you are tucked away in a private corner. The ambience is modern with low lighting and the sushi bar is in the center median of the restaurant which provides ample bar seating and access to the sushi train. The variety and quality of sushi was fantastic - and I can assure you that I have eaten my fair share of sushi. We also ordered from the steak menu, but I didn't think it would be that good - I was very wrong. The steak was tender and flavorful and much better than some of the more upscale steakhouses in this area, I would say, and was accompanied by delicious (and not overcooked) seasonal vegetables. Also, I was worried that this place would not be suitable for family dining, but there were many families there along with young and older couples - basically, an eclectic group of patrons - I liked that, too. The wait staff was very attentive, but not intrusive which I definitely appreciate. Lastly, I was forewarned about the prices, but I found them to be very reasonable and comparable to any other quality sushi house in the area. I highly recommend this place for a nice night out, families or dates. Since this place is close to our home, I have no reason to drive thirty minutes anymore for great sushi!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best Seabass Dish I've Ever Tasted!!! Diamond in the rough!

Mizu is like a diamond in the rough, small and barely visible but with food, ambience and hospitality so good you can actually feel the chef's love of cooking. Their seabass is something that makes me crave and want to go back every chance I get. Me and my son drive 25 minutes just to eat at Mizu. I also like their appetizer called sunumono which is a seafood salad and their ice cream dessert that is rolled on a rice cake. I hope they open one in Brier Creek. This restaurant is one of a kind, the people are very jolly, entertaining and the owners very humble and low key. I am too busy to cook so I eat out a lot. Mizu is definitely one of a kind for the Triangle area.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Wonderful food, service and hospitality!

When you enter, warm welcomes are your greeting. it is a small place, but well-decorated, with a big sushi bar. Watch the ""train"" of sushi go by, and pick your favorite a la carte sushi for an appetizer while you order. It may not be on the menu, but try the Sweet Dream Roll for flavor on top of flavor! All the sushi is fresh, well porportioned and made by experienced sushi-chefs. The wait staff are usually on top of their game, and keep your glass filled and your entrees coming to you on time. I've never had a lengthy wait, either for a table or for food, and I've always enjoyed the food, especially the $10 filet mignon LUNCH special. Great people, food and service - what all of us in North Raleigh and Wake Forest want!



Provided by Citysearch - 

My family and I went to this restaurant based on what we read on this website. It was a bit hard to find, but was easy to get a seat at 5:30 on a Sunday. We were promptly greeted, and beverages were brought out just as promptly. We ordered a mixture of appitizers (edamame, gyozo, crab miso soup), 4 various rolls of their speciality sushi, and entree's of the Soy-Ginger Bass, and the Tempura Udon. Though the place wasn't very busy, and 2 people were making sushi at the bar, it took about 30min for the rolls to come out. The plus side was, the hot food arrived at the table at the same exact time. That is rare and impressive in a sushi restaurant. The service was good. It seems like every server had refilled our drinks atleast once, and no member of the party had an empty drink for longer than a minute or two. I would come back again for the Soy Ginger Bass alone. It was absolutely fenomenal. It had an amazing flavor, wasn't the least bit ""fishy"", and had a simple, but well done presentation. There Udon was good as well, but the Tempora was a bit oily. The sushi was very enjoyable, but the Bass was definately the highlight of the table. I would probrably recommend making a reservation, as there are less than 100 seats there, and they will probrably fill up quick if their food remains consistent with the experience we had this evening. Note: My 18 month old daughter was fasinated with the train track that went around the sushi bar that carried various plates on it, and wanted to touch the thing the entire evening. I'm a big kid, I wanted to play with it too.



Provided by Citysearch - 

We have lived in Japan for 3 years and we know how the food and presentation should be,it was great. We have traveled for over 1 hour 3 times and will go back many more times.Best



Provided by Citysearch - 
Love it!!

Great sushi, fair prices, pleasant waitstaff, unique and appealing atmosphere...And a train!! What more could you ask for????

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