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M Sushi


311 Holland St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 908-9266
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Photo of Dakota Cary Dakota Cary
May 30, 2019 5

The entire meal was fantastic. Service was polite, helpful, and quick. I recommend ordering many of the small plates for the table, than adding a larger dish per person or a sushi roll into the mix. We went once and made plans to go back the next day. It's worth the reservation that is almost required by it's popularity.

Photo of Lincoln Sward Lincoln Sward
Jun 9, 2019 5

This place lives up to the hype I encountered every time I mentioned this place. We only worked off of the small plates menu, but everything we order there was phenomenal. You need a reservation. This not a place you can just pop in and pick up a place at the bar. Believe me, I have tried this half a dozen times. But it's worth the extra effort.

Photo of John Goodyear John Goodyear
May 10, 2019 4

Great sushi but pricey. You are paying for the ambiance. Great service. Make a reservation if you want to go on a Friday or Saturday or you will wait. Parking is around the corner. The resturant is located in a alley, near the Durham Hotel.

Photo of Katie Humburg Katie Humburg
Jun 8, 2019 5

Every bit worth the reservation and the price. The fish was fresh and flavorful, and I believe that was the best quality salmon I've ever had. Thank you for an amazing birthday meal!

Photo of Sean Richards Sean Richards
Apr 7, 2019 3

Overall my girlfriend and I were unimpressed with our experience here. Perhaps we had our expectations set to high, but we felt like we could have had a better dining experience for the money elsewhere. The atmosphere is perhaps the best part of this restaurant, the food was well prepared, but lacking any real creativity or impressive flavor profiles... in other words we were left wanting/expecting more with each bite. The waitstaff were very nice, well trained and very knowledgeable on the menu. Our only complaint was the quality of food for the money.

Photo of Zachary Billman Zachary Billman
Jun 19, 2019 5

This is the place you go to in the triangle if you want excellent sushi. I've never been disappointed here. If your enjoy sushi and haven't been here yet, you ought to plan a trip. Don't forget to make a reservation if you don't want a long wait because people in the area know how good it is!

Photo of Patrick Edwards Patrick Edwards
Jul 22, 2019 5

Those dimly-lit underground sushi vibes I'm always craving. M Sushi is the perfect date night or friendship treat-yo-self outing for anytime you want to feel a little more upscale. Always good to make a reservation, and then try out their spider roll or M special roll.

Photo of Steven Davis Steven Davis
Oct 10, 2019 5

Fantastic flavors in an intimate and fun, casual setting, paired with some wonderful sake... Makes me a happy man! Great attentive service as well. Very busy, so I'm guessing the food keeps bringing everyone back. I know i will definitely be returning! Mango roll had a wonderful blend of slightly sweet with a nice spicy kick.

Photo of Brandon Minnix Brandon Minnix
Sep 13, 2019 5

I may have reviewed this place before, but no harm in another. Consistently great food. Good atmosphere. I'd say it could use a few more tables because it's difficult to get a larger group here, but that would take away from the excellent service. I think I've been here 3 times and each time I've been impressed. It's one of the only places I hate myself afterward due to simply eating too much, I don't know when to quit.

Photo of andy zaft andy zaft
Oct 1, 2019 5

Great atmosphere, awesome sushi, very friendly stuff. I'll definitely will be back. Reservation is recommended because they seem to be always busy.

Photo of Matt Lavin Matt Lavin
Jul 10, 2019 5

Had a wonderful experience ordering the Grand Omakase. It was 8 generously sized courses spanning a wide range of styles. It took about 1.5 hours to eat, left me perfectly full and not grossly stuffed. It was less food than you could get ordering sushi rolls for the same price, but a much more interesting meal. I thought the hand roll course was fun, since you get to wrap it yourself. I probably won't splurge on it again immediately, but it will stay at option for a future special occasion.

Photo of Scott Scott
Aug 30, 2019 5

My wife and I love M Sushi. The service is warm and friendly, and the food is second to none. If you want extraordinary sushi definitely give M Sushi a try!

Photo of Justin Shaw Justin Shaw
Nov 8, 2019 5

We had a really great time her. Somehow we managed to get a last minute 7:00 PM reservation on a Friday night. The service was prompt and the waitress was able to easily answer our questions. We crushed the Rainbow Roll, M-Special, Tuna Special, Futomaki, Twisted-Mango, Dumplings, and seaweed salad. Everything was amazing.

Photo of Joshua Tucker Joshua Tucker
Oct 26, 2019 5

Best sushi I've ever had, anywhere, period. So fresh you'd think the ocean is out back. Bold and inventive menu items. Great atmosphere.

Photo of Zach Brown Zach Brown
Nov 2, 2019 5

This is the best Sushi in town. It might be the best sushi in the southeast. I can't prove that but I'm not going to spend a lot of time trying to disprove it. So here's what you do. Book a reservation at the bar, not a table. You're going to want to see this. Order one of the omakase. These people know better than you. Don't be a hero. Regret ever eating fish anywhere else.

Photo of Yi-Yu Chen Yi-Yu Chen
Nov 16, 2019 5

The food is authentic, ingredients are 5 star quality, the staff is friendly, and the atmospheres (especially the bar area) is super good. I am always too lazy to leave reviews, but I do think the food here needs to be acknowledged! I ordered the Grand Omakase, a nine courses set, and I got to say I am so impressed that not only with the taste is delicious but the aesthetic is amazing. Very satisfied experience with M sushi.

Photo of chris sullivan chris sullivan
Dec 8, 2019 5

Amazing small plates and sushi. You can definitely tell a difference in the quality of ingredients and the expert workmanship put into creating the exquisite dishes they serve here. Would highly recommend for a special occasion!

Photo of Bradley Cook Bradley Cook
Dec 28, 2019 5

Best sushi in Durham! Make reservations in advance and you won’t be disappointed. Wait staff is on point. Great wine selection. Excellent fresh sushi. Worth the price. Great date night! We’ll be back!

Photo of Stephen Kim Stephen Kim
Jan 10, 2020 5

Been five times. Really well presented and always solid. The best sushi in the triangle if you want actual sushi and not crazy American rolls with sauces like most every other place seems to offer.

Photo of Scott Goldschmidt Scott Goldschmidt
Feb 4, 2020 5

Sushi - mouth watering delicious! The texture, temperature, and flavor were all 10/10. I could have cried eating this meal. Our server Lauren was great! Her recommendations and attention to us were outstanding. We were seated ~10 mins after our scheduled reservation and were delivered a small plate on the house (unexpected but pleasantly surprised). We will definitely be coming back!

Photo of DK england DK england
Feb 9, 2020 4

Enjoyed my experience here. Food was very good. Attended on a Saturday and reservations are a definite. Only one entree option for vegans and then edamame for appetizers. Environment is dark and smokey(from the kitchen, not tobacco) because it is in the lower level or basement of a building. Our server was very informative and attentive. For 3 of us the total bill was $120 and that included 4 beer.

Photo of James Mc James Mc
Mar 8, 2020 5

The wagyu beef melts in your mouth when you eat it, if you have not had it before ignore the price and just get it. Everything here is amazing. There is a reason this is considered the best sushi in NC

Photo of Jamie Roszel Jamie Roszel
Mar 31, 2019 5

Fantastic service, fresh ingredients, and delicious! We really enjoyed our meal here! Our server was informative and helpful, even letting us sample the octopus small plate (it was delicious). Our sushi orders didn't disappoint either; the M Sushi roll is wonderful, but we also loved the Spider roll. Lastly, their menu is simple and easy to order from, which is refreshing!

Photo of Ray Hernandez Ray Hernandez
Aug 5, 2020 5

The best Durham sushi. Such a cool fun vibe in the downstairs basement like sushi restaurant. You get a lot for your money but you'll probably be spending $50 for a belly full of high quality, amazing sushi. It's great vibe for a date night. Staff were kind and down to earth. We will definitely be back again soon after COVID. We miss you, M Sushi!

Photo of Stephanie Bassler Stephanie Bassler
Jul 22, 2020 5

This is my favorite restaurant in the Raleigh Durham area. The ambiance, the service, the menu, the execution. It’s pure perfection. I can’t wait until M Sushi reopens!

Photo of Joe Haak Joe Haak
Aug 16, 2020 5

My fiance' and I had dinner at M Sushi 8/15/20 and the experience was nothing short of incredible. Our waiter, Jefferson, made excellent recommendations for Sake and some small plates. We sat at the bar during this visit, which I would recommend. The sushi chefs were friendly and mesmerizing to watch. Obviously they weren't able to talk much, but we still had friendly conversation. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough. For those wonder about COVID-19 protocol at this location, here are the details. - Every single employee was wearing a mask properly (covering mouth and nose) - There were plexiglass partitions at the bar so you aren't sitting directly next to a stranger without something in between - They skipped tables to maintain social distancing between tables - Hand sanitizer at the door

Photo of Blaine Ashby Blaine Ashby
Aug 19, 2020 5

The Bento box was everything you wanted. It had an assortment of different items that allowed you to taste every aspect of what the restaurant was trying to provide and at the same time the items complimented each other well. From Umami, to sweet, to salty, to sour, almost all of the tastes are accounted for.

Photo of Kody Grilz Kody Grilz
Aug 15, 2020 3

Would be great if they got my order right. After going back to tell them what was missing from my takeout order, I really should have looked inside the box. Didn't realize until I got home that they gave me someone else's food instead of my missing item.

Photo of Michael Henry Michael Henry
Aug 27, 2020 5

Absolutely fantastic. The sushi is great of course, but so is everything else. The Wagyu beef dish is amazing. There's a lobster tail dish that is showstopping. The atmosphere is relaxed and interesting, and they've done a really nice job adapting to the COVID social-distancing requirements. If you haven't been, I can't recommend it highly enough. We rarely go out these days, but this one is worth it for sure.

Photo of John T. John T.
Aug 29, 2020 5

Excellent sushi and very professional staff. Highly recommend!

Photo of Ciro Mcalpine Ciro Mcalpine
Sep 3, 2020 5

Good sushi! We parked across the street at the Parking deck near the post office. It is located on a cobblestone alleyway between The Durham Hotel and the Marriott. The sushi was fresh and innovative with good selection of rolls. Great service, would come back again.

Photo of Charlie Nathan Charlie Nathan
Sep 14, 2020 5

We love m sushi. One of, if not THE, best restaurant in Durham.

Photo of Stephen Glaeser Stephen Glaeser
Oct 2, 2020 5

We had the new kaiseki menu tonight. It was amazing! Every course was out of this world, and the staff was so friendly and helpful. Worth every penny. I will confess I was a bit nervous about eating out again with everything going on, but I found the security and precautions top notch. It was great to escape the craziness and enjoy a meal out again. M never disappoints.

Photo of Kyle Wray Kyle Wray
Oct 22, 2020 5

Hands down the best sushi I have ever had. Mike and his team are incredible. The tuna appetizer is so good. Can't wait to go back.

Photo of J. Goad J. Goad
Sep 26, 2020 5

I had a 6:10 pm pickup time and the food was not ready until 6:46 pm. Food was really good, but I did not like having to wait around for my food for so long. Serious question: Why even offer takeout if you can’t meet the demand? It defeated the purpose of takeout for me. I observed several other people in the lobby who were having similar circumstances, and who noted that their food was not ready when they arrived. One poor guy named Patrick waited for 15 minutes after the time his order was to be picked up. He inquired about the order 15 minutes later only to be told it would be another 10-15 minutes, but that he could be refunded if he did not want to wait. He explained his crew were waiting at home for him to bring home food. Another person had the same pickup time as I did. His order came out only a few minutes before mine. He too was frustrated, and told me “good luck” as he walked out the door. That’s what I say to you if you order takeout. Good luck. But the food was good. Just a little perturbed about the long, long wait.

Photo of Mikey B Mikey B
Sep 24, 2020 5

I had heard M Sushi was good and I had heard others tell me that it was there favorite as well. I went with my date, who hadn't been there before either and we freaking loved it. Neither one of us had tasted sushi like that before. We couldn't stop talking about it. Definitely the best sushi experience we have ever had. Highly recommend the Spider roll and tuna small plate with crispy rice. Omg 🤯. We started the meal with sake (dry and crisp) Ended with coconut sorbet (The best I have ever had, easily). M Sushi killed all other sushi for us. Bon apetite.

Photo of Joe Haak Joe Haak
Aug 16, 2020 5

My fiance' and I had dinner at M Sushi 8/15/20 and the experience was nothing short of incredible. Our waiter, Jefferson, made excellent recommendations for Sake and some small plates. We sat at the bar during this visit, which I would recommend. The sushi chefs were friendly and mesmerizing to watch. Obviously they weren't able to talk much, but we still had friendly conversation. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough. For those wonder about COVID-19 protocol at this location, here are the details. - Every single employee was wearing a mask properly (covering mouth and nose) - There were plexiglass partitions at the bar so you aren't sitting directly next to a stranger without something in between - They skipped tables to maintain social distancing between tables - Hand sanitizer at the door

Photo of nathaniel soncrant nathaniel soncrant
Dec 6, 2020 5

Don't read any more reviews. Just go. It's awesome! Its a little pricey but you absolutely get what you pay for. Great date night!!

Photo of Jennifer Bramson Jennifer Bramson
Sep 5, 2020 5

Their food is so fresh. The rainbow roll is my favorite because of the sauce on it, it has a hint of orange I believe. I've never liked nigiri/sashimi before but I really like theirs. I think it's just the fish is that fresh.

Photo of Kyle Wray Kyle Wray
Jan 19, 2021 5

The best sushi I have ever had. Mike and his team are awesome and put there heart and soul into everything they do.

Photo of Christian Hodge-Mibelli Christian Hodge-Mibelli
Dec 19, 2020 5

Quite possibly one of the best sushi restaurants I’ve been to, especially in the south... this coming from a sushi fan that’s tried places in NYC, Chicago, Denver, and Vegas. They use high quality ingredients, offer exciting menu options, and have a fantastic Sake list. They book up fast, so reservations about a week in advance are recommended for Friday or Saturday seatings. They’ve added to go options during COVID.

Photo of Ashlyn Whiteside Ashlyn Whiteside
Jan 29, 2021 5

M Sushi provided one the best to-go experiences I've had during the past seven months that I've been sheltering in place . Their online ordering system and pickup was a breeze. Most importantly, the sushi was incredibly fresh and delicious. One of the top three sushi restaurants in the Raleigh/Durham area when it comes to quality, in my opinion.

Photo of Andy Potanin Andy Potanin
Jan 30, 2021 3

When I try to order online (because of the pandemic), I am unable to do so for very strange reasons. I was able to work around your $100 limit (strange limit, but okay) and got my order up to $99.95. I threw in a $20 tip for the driver (thankfully, that's not limited), put in my card number, and then was told "This restaurant has set a maximum order size of 10000 for orders". I guess no sushi for me!

Photo of Savanna Schepis Savanna Schepis
Feb 27, 2022 5

This place is ALWAYS fantastic; dine in or take out. Courteous staff and delicious sushi. I definitely recommend checking it out! Do plan ahead if ordering take out, as when they get busy the orders will have later pick up times than what some would expect, or maybe not available until the next day (which I assume is a smart decision not to overwhelm an already busy kitchen). The site is great about giving you that information ahead of time though. Which I also appreciate!

Photo of Ben Davis Ben Davis
Jun 29, 2021 5

This has got to be one of the best restaurants I have ever gone to in my life! I was greeted at the door by the manager David Clore, who personally seated us and checked on us often during dinner., and was treated like I was a celebrity or a VIP the entire time I was there. The food was fabulous and the service was extraordinary! I met the owner Michael who introduced himself soon after we got there. The atmosphere is incredible. This is an old bicycle shop that has been converted into a restaurant. If you choose to come here you will not be disappointed! You will have food you will love and experience you will not be disappointed with!

Photo of Christopher Butz Christopher Butz
Dec 29, 2021 3

Food is great, take-out process needs help! 1) Went to their website to order; The Website instructs me to follow link to download the m restaurants app. however, in apple’s App Store, the error message says that app wasn’t available for my country or region (I was 10min away from restaurant). 2) Returned to website and found another link to place an order. Selected ‘pick up as soon as possible’. When I submitted order at 6:09pm, the confirmation screen stated it would be ready at 9:10pm. I would have liked to know that it would be 3 hours’ wait before I ordered! 3) Since that was too late to eat I looked for a modify or cancel order button (there wasn’t one). I called the restaurant; nobody answered and their mailbox was full. So - I had to drive there JUST to cancel my order; one should not have to go through that effort just to cancel an order. Management apologized for not being able to fill it sooner. Please address these user experience issues in your app or pick up the phone!

Photo of Serena Ky (Rena) Serena Ky (Rena)
Mar 22, 2022 5

I am an avid sushi eater and M sushi is the only place I will eat raw fish, their MUST HAVE appetizer, Tuna crisps, just get it, you won't be disappointed! M sushi roll, tuna special, and seared salmon roll are my FAVES! You can't even tell you are eating raw fish! The combos just hit your pallet just right! Its amazing!! I haven't dived into sashimi, but if I ever did, this would be the place I would try. For the quality of this place, the price is just right! Definitely a must try if you are a sushi lover like me!

Photo of Robert Harris Robert Harris
Jan 6, 2022 5

I have to say this is some of the best sushi I've had outside of Japan. The entire menu is excellent. The Wagyu beef is outstanding every time we have been here. The smoked fish dishes are some of the best I've ever had. The is variation in the menu over time which is nice. The quality of the food is consistently outstanding. The waitstaff are all kind.

Photo of Mike Mike
Mar 26, 2022 4

A very chic sushi joint with out of the ordinary delicacies. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and really took care of us. Would definitely recommend if you are looking for an upscale sushi dinner in Durham. Get your reservation in early though. They fill up fast!