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Top Japanese Restaurants in Asheville for Hibachi, Sushi, and Poke

Top Japanese Restaurants in Asheville for Hibachi, Sushi, and Poke

From the sizzling hibachi grill to sushi rolls and poke bowls, Japanese cuisine in Asheville is offered in a variety of ways. Enjoy many traditional options like miso soup, simmering rice dishes, pickled vegetables, fresh fish served tempura-style or raw as sashimi or in sushi.

Or go for more fast-casual options like Poke. What is Poke? Poke in Asheville is a fusion offering all the characteristics of sushi, served in a bowl or burrito. Components include cubed raw fish with rice, vegetables and a variation of toppings like avocado, mushrooms, pickled veggies, cilantro, crispy onions, pineapple and more. Sauces include sriracha, ponzu, and teriyaki. It’s a fun and fully customizable contemporary dish, using healthy ingredients and characteristics of Japanese cuisine.

So, whether you’re gathering around the grill at a hibachi steakhouse, have a hankering for sushi take-out, or want a colorful poke bowl, below you’ll find our top picks for Japanese restaurants in Asheville.

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