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Dashi

4.4

415 E Chapel Hill St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 251-9335
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Photo of Andrew Porterfield Andrew Porterfield
Jun 16, 2019 5

Have been here twice and had a fantastic experience both times. The food is fantastic and the atmosphere is very chill. Deffenantly plan on spending a bit of scratch but totally worth it.

Photo of Mark Easley Mark Easley
May 9, 2019 5

Went again for the ramen and everything superb as last visit. Menu is well curated. Ambiance is nice. Food is tasty from apps to mains to desserts.

Photo of Jake Miller Jake Miller
Apr 30, 2019 5

This is the best ramen I’ve ever had. I had to get my order to-go, but it was well packed and survived the short trip back to the hotel. The staff was awesome and service was quick, even for a to-go order. When traveling I try to avoid going to the same place twice, but I will be back to Dashi.

Photo of Ilker Oruc Ilker Oruc
May 29, 2019 5

Great staff, great food! Meats on skew were pretty delicious. They have a huge variety of local and import beers. I had Miso Ramen. It was delicious but it was too spicy. I had a hard time to finish it. Not sure spicy level was mentioned on the menu but I was not expecting that much spice.

Photo of Sydney B Sydney B
Jul 8, 2019 5

I tried popping in for dinner on a Saturday night and the wait was 45 minutes, which didn't work for my schedule. This rating is based purely on the smell when I walked in. Holy cow. I cannot wait to go back and try this when I've got the time to wait. Edited once I got to go eat here: It smelled amazing the first time and it tasted even better than I expected. Loved their food.

Photo of Lisa Vines Lisa Vines
Jun 24, 2019 5

We loved this spot. It's really dimly lit, which I personally love. (I've only been to the second floor so far) The cocktails are really nice and it looked like they have a pretty massive whiskey selection. The ramen bowls were SO good. The egg was probably my favorite part since it was cooked spot on. Super friendly bar staff, too. We'll be back!

Photo of Erica E Erica E
Jun 18, 2019 4

We had a late night date at Dashi with friends and it was absolutely mind blowing. The waitress was knowledgeable, the drinks were great and quick. The ramen was amazing and I will definitely be back!

Photo of Stefan Klakovich Stefan Klakovich
Jul 5, 2019 5

Get a reservation or expect to wait a bit. Usually the upstairs has room for one or two people. Excellent ramen. If this is your first time, get the Tonkatsu and you will love it.

Photo of e g e g
Sep 29, 2019 5

A Durham must! The ramen is so good and well priced! There is only one vegetarian option but I’m sure it would be good. The appetizers and house-made drinks were delicious, as well! Seating can be a bit limited but when we went on a weekday night there was no wait although a large group might have a harder time. Overall, a fantastic experience!

Photo of Ryan Calderwood Ryan Calderwood
Aug 16, 2019 5

I make a point to eat here about once a week; it's that good. Fresh food, great wait staff, great cooks (you're the man, Guillermo), good beer, good house drinks, good buns, it's all just good. Go eat here. Don't look for another noodle place, don't let your SO re-neg on their "I don't care," go. Eat it.

Photo of Eric Saffron Eric Saffron
Aug 7, 2019 5

The menu had a great variety of choices, and the alcohol menu is expansive. The atmosphere is cozy (for a group).

Photo of Michelle Bisanz Michelle Bisanz
Oct 8, 2019 5

Service was fabulous. I loved how it was an open kitchen so you could see your meal being prepared. The food was delicious. We will definitely be back!!

Photo of Joel Munday Joel Munday
Sep 24, 2019 5

I had my first Ramen experience last night here. We had the Tonkatsu dish which had been highly recommended and it did not disappoint. The upstairs bar area is really cool with great atmosphere and a huge selection of hard to find liquors. The bartender (Alex) took the time to explain drinks in detail and makes some super craft cocktails. I will be back!

Photo of Rufus2322 . Rufus2322 .
Oct 11, 2019 5

The food is exceptional. The Izakaya lounge is the perfect atmosphere. When I make my trips down here twice a year from pennsylvania I make it a point to come here.

Photo of S P S P
Oct 31, 2019 5

This place has excellent drinks and food. My favorite restaurant in Durham. It is pricier but it delivers. They always have new stuff. Great for people who like to try new creative drinks and dishes.

Photo of Travis Johnson Travis Johnson
Nov 9, 2019 5

Dashi is one of my favorite spots in all of Durham. The ramen is absolutely amazing. While you wait you can visit their awesome bar right next door and even have your meal there if a spot opens up. Amazing all year round but especially nice to visit in the fall/winter.

Photo of Chrisa Walters Chrisa Walters
Nov 5, 2019 5

Great place for an awesome night out.. Special date, girls' night, family, best friends... Whoever you're hanging with, this is definitely an option to consider!!

Photo of Carole Budd Carole Budd
Nov 15, 2019 4

My food was delicious and the place looks great but we wanted a quick lunch and it wasn't quick. I've never liked the parking deck across the street. You sit close others and they don't give you a lot of clearance to walk in between tables. We didn't look at menus before going but we drank water had two bowls of ramen and two steamed buns and it was 38 dollars without tip. They charge one dollar to get some awesome chili butter. But that's more than 40 for two just for some broth, noodles and a little meat. There were a lot of great things about this place. Everyone was nice and kept plates picked up and cold water was brought to the table right after we were seated. I would absolutely go again, and will soon, and I would recommend to others but their pricing is a high.

Photo of Paula Loyd Paula Loyd
Dec 19, 2019 5

First visit and I was impressed. The food was delicious, service was good, in a cozy atmosphere. Very reasonably priced.

Photo of Leah Ramsier Leah Ramsier
Jan 2, 2020 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Durham! I love getting their ramen whenever I'm in town. They have great appetizers and desserts as well! Be sure to get there early, since it does get busy.

Photo of Ashleigh Brannon Ashleigh Brannon
Dec 27, 2019 5

Love the idea of two areas. The bottom floor for a restaurant scene and the top floor for more of a pub scene. The food was decent and you get a nice portion. I was going to give four stars due to the fact that I was missing mushrooms from my ramen but w/ Ian's quick wonderful service I was able to receive my mushrooms and my night wasn't spoiled. I recommend going at least once.

Photo of Joe Schofield Joe Schofield
Jan 15, 2020 5

This place is just awesome. The setting reminds me of a small, midtown Manhattan eatery which can fill up quickly due to their popularity. I've been three times and the service and food quality have been nothing but consistent.

Photo of Matthew Carter Matthew Carter
Jan 4, 2020 5

Love this place. Great whiskey selection, good ambience. The first and only place I've ever had beef tendon crackers, which I'm now hooked on. Lots of good gluten free ramen options

Photo of Kat Baker Kat Baker
Jan 7, 2020 4

Excellent food, reasonable prices, and friendly staff. The one issue I had was this place was packed (and LOUD) on a Tuesday night. I can only imagine how impossible it is to be seated on the weekend.

Photo of John Thomas Kong John Thomas Kong
Feb 23, 2020 5

A very nice Japanese styled restaurant with a simple menu but everything is good. We went with a party of six for dinner. It was about 40 minute wait but well worth it. There is also an upstairs bar which serves great drinks and the same great menu offerings. We will definitely come back.

Photo of Erica Walsh Erica Walsh
Feb 16, 2020 5

Holy smokes, the food is amazing. We did the omasake dinner with sake pairing, and can't wait to do it again. Every dish was exquisite and the pairings were perfect. I've posted the menu from our experience, but please understand that it is not set menu.

Photo of Devrat Kamath Devrat Kamath
Feb 14, 2020 5

The bar upstairs is nice and has a good ambience. Not too loud. Restaurant downstairs is good too. Good selection of alcohol, great ramen.

Photo of Rachel Furci Rachel Furci
Jan 14, 2020 5

Great experience here! The food was great, and not overpriced. It has a great atmosphere and the bartenders are very friendly!

Photo of Jacob Klimek Jacob Klimek
Mar 26, 2020 5

I'm not very cultured, and this place has a hip/cultured feel to it which was kind of fun as a date night place. I've been there twice and tried two different ramen bowls. They were both amazing. I also got the habanero infused drink, and it's no joke spicy. This is our new go to place to take friends when they come into town to show them we are hip and give a cool experience.

Photo of David Rowland David Rowland
May 4, 2020 5

Best Japanese style food that I’ve had here in the States. Love the late night atmosphere, we come here after late shifts and sometimes after a show/concert downtown. Tantanmen and tonkatsu ramen are my favorites.

Photo of Nolan Buckner Nolan Buckner
Jun 3, 2020 5

Absolutely delicious! Reasonably priced