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Sake Bomb

4.2

4215 University Dr
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 401-4488
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Photo of Jenny Barb Jenny Barb
May 16, 2021 5

Very good sushi 🍣 and staff.. When my husband and I dine in there we love order Mongolian beef. Also sushi is very fresh and good. We love this restaurant

Photo of Gilmanur Rashid Gilmanur Rashid
Jan 14, 2022 5

Tried their seafood soup noodle and drunken noodle. The seafood soup noodle was awesome and the drunken noodle was ok. will give them another try soon.

Photo of Tim Tim
Oct 10, 2021 5

The food was amazing. The miso soup was the best I've ever had! And the service was top notch!

Photo of Dan Tomso Dan Tomso
Jan 11, 2022 5

Sake Bomb is a friendly and attractively laid out restaurant. They have a sizeable bar area as well as a regular dining room. We had some issues on a previous visit because every roll we selected had a generous pour of eel sauce on it, which was really not to our liking (way too sweet for us). However, we recently revisited and just asked for rolls without the sugar syrup, and the staff were happy to oblige. The food was great with this tweak. Note this is a personal preference, and the menu clearly describes the rolls, including the sauces. The bartender was helpful and now we know how to get a great sushi meal here. Friendly, casual, worth a visit. Staffing is light because of covid etc, so be patient, they are doing their best.

Photo of Margaret Eason Margaret Eason
Feb 3, 2022 4

A decent place for highly Americanized sushi (the kind where half the rolls have spicy mayo or cream cheese). Extensive menu. Good drinks. Chill vibe.

Photo of Magdelene Ramón Magdelene Ramón
Jan 23, 2022 5

Sake Bomb has the best sushi around! They also make a delicious drunken noodles. There are plenty of vegetarian options as well. The enviroment of the restaurant is quite nice too. It's generally quiet and the staff is so friendly. Also, their sushi is buy one get one free!!!

Photo of Littlepeke 06 Littlepeke 06
Dec 28, 2020 5

Absolutely LOVE the Oasis sushi roll, such a creative idea for a sushi roll. 10/10 will definitely come again! Also, great service. Thanks!

Photo of Carl Frega Carl Frega
Jan 3, 2021 4

The value for your money is pretty amazing! The $20 sushi combo I ordered via Uber Eats was easily 2 full meals, and I'm not a tiny eater. Fish good quality, looked and tasted fresh. Only complaint would be the rice, with the Nigiri especially there's way too much in proportion to the fish.

Photo of iris iris
Dec 23, 2020 5

I always order from Sake Bomb via Seamless/Ubereats and can I just say, the service and delivery is always exceptional. I always get the Blossom Roll and Insane Eel Roll and Sake Bomb never fails to satisfy my sushi cravings! The food is delicious; if you're ever in the mood for the classic and fun wild American sushi combos, this is the place.

Photo of Vica Billings Vica Billings
Dec 18, 2020 5

I found this place on a whim when I first moved to Durham about 8 months ago. Super close to my house, fair prices. I can honestly say they have the best sushi I have had in the triangle. I tried M Sushi a week ago because I heard great reviews but at the end of the day I was disappointed that I didn't order from here. M Sushi got my order wrong which NEVER happens at Sake Bomb and service wasn't the best. Sake Bomb will forever be my go to sushi place.

Photo of Ivy Williams Ivy Williams
Dec 1, 2020 5

We've been going here for years and we've never been disappointed with the quality, service and portion sizes. I highly recommend them if you haven't gone.

Photo of Homaira Sharif Homaira Sharif
Dec 2, 2020 4

This is the best sushi I've had in the chapel hill/durham area, however you're paying a LOT for 5 rolls sometimes. I have definitely eaten here several times at this point... because it really is delicious, but it hurts pockets if you're looking for a satiating meal.

Photo of juan bellamy juan bellamy
Nov 19, 2020 5

LOVE THIS PLACE, best sushi 🍣 in town.

Photo of Adella Coleman Adella Coleman
Nov 24, 2020 5

this place is amazing. great hibachi , great sushi. 10/10

Photo of Terri Parker Terri Parker
Sep 28, 2020 5

Mongolian beef is my favorite go to item. The fusion roll I tried last time was amazing cooked to perfection and it was buy one get one free. Staff was quick and followed all the CDC social distancing and cleanliness guidelines. Will eat from again and highly recommend it!

Photo of Charles Vinueza Charles Vinueza
Sep 13, 2020 5

Sushi rolls are consistently delicious. Other menu items are pretty good and probably just as good as any other place in durham.

Photo of Denise Williams Denise Williams
Nov 8, 2018 4

This was a great place to get sushi. Especially since it's buy one roll get one roll free.

Photo of Kiarash Toossi Kiarash Toossi
Feb 5, 2019 5

Great sushi place. I loved the quality of it.

Photo of Tex Coghill III Tex Coghill III
Jul 16, 2020 5

Love the sushi. Best deal

Photo of Oliver Shea Oliver Shea
Jul 14, 2020 5

Fantastic dining experience. Ashley was one of the best servers I've ever had. Great and fresh sushi.

Photo of Charlie M Charlie M
Jun 12, 2020 5

We have ordered take out here several times since moving to the area. The food is always amazing, great customer service as well. Highly recommend the Sushi and Sashimi combo and the Pad See Eew! I can't wait to be able to sit down and enjoy this restaurant when they deam it is safe for them to open up the dining area.

Photo of Cassandra Craig Cassandra Craig
May 26, 2020 5

Food was awesome! The pad Thai and dragon roll taste amazing!

Photo of Melinda Fernandez Melinda Fernandez
May 1, 2020 5

Great menu, delicious food, excellent service! BOGO sushi is a plus to the deliciousness, awesomely convenient location and hours of operation!

Photo of Jacob Bumgarner Jacob Bumgarner
Apr 11, 2020 3

This place is so hit or miss. Ive been here 6 times now and the outcome is never the same. Last week my girlfriends curry was little more than a pint of spicy soup but my hibachi was enough to eat 2 meals off of and tasted amazing. This week her curry was a gourmet quart of deliciousness and my hibachi was equivalent to a personal frozen stir fry. Even my fried rice was more white than fried this week. Also, apparently hibachi meals no longer include a soup or salad but the price hasn't changed. I'm really disappointed, for the 6th time in a row either my girlfriend or myself have been left unsatisfied with our meal here.

Photo of Josh Pagano Josh Pagano
Jun 22, 2019 5

Servers are very friendly. The food tasted great! And the menu selection is so huge that it will keep me coming back over and over to try new things :)

Photo of Ashley Reed Ashley Reed
Feb 22, 2020 5

This place is delicious! From sushi to hibachi they have it all. The owners are so kind as well!

Photo of Sarah Phillips Sarah Phillips
Jan 18, 2020 5

Always love this place. My brother and I usually go on our lunch breaks or randomly for dinner. Very good, and our waitress Mai always makes the visit enjoyable!

Photo of Sal Panettieri Sal Panettieri
Jan 8, 2020 5

My wife and I love to use their take out. When we are shopping in Chapel Hill or Durham we call in our order and it is ready in 10 minutes!! Today we had the Sashimi Deluxe and 2 Summer Roll and it comes with rice and soup. It was very fresh and was enough to fill us. We have used the take out menu about 10 times and it has always been very good. Someday we would like to take the time to eat in.

Photo of Erick von Schulz Erick von Schulz
Nov 5, 2019 4

Service was great. Food was good. I had the Crispy fish and it was really good. I am only giving four stars due to the Pho and Mongolian beef which were just OK. But the Crispy fish was awesome.

Photo of Danielle Cunningham Danielle Cunningham
Oct 6, 2019 5

We go here all of the time and I always recommend it to my friends. The staff are so friendly and the food is great! My favorites are shrimp massaman curry and angry dragon rolls. You can't beat their buy 1 get 1 sushi!

Photo of Rex Ruger Rex Ruger
Sep 6, 2019 5

I love this place! Great sushi, hibachi, and drinks(hot sake especially). The service is always extra friendly and the establishment is never dirty. One of my favorite places to go

Photo of Kate Dallas Kate Dallas
Oct 4, 2019 5

Wesley Fitzgerald Ford, our server last night, made the experience worth coming back for. The food was as expected but the service was phenomenal. We were well attended to... his recommendations were spot on... he was full of wit, charm, and creativity. I would come back just to sit in his section and have that experience again. 10/10 we want Wesley again.

Photo of Jimmy Lee Matthews III Jimmy Lee Matthews III
Sep 26, 2019 5

The sushi here is "the bomb", no joke. Everything tasted fresh, and the sake selection is overwhelming. Wait staff is very friendly and accommodating. We had a humongous sampling of sushi rolls on a weekday night, and it came out very quickly. It is the best tasting sushi I've had in Durham or Cary, hands down!

Photo of Chris Hill Chris Hill
Aug 12, 2019 5

I enjoy Sake Bomb and have been for more than 5 years. Everything I have tried on the menu I have been pleased with. The sushi is great also!!! They do the buy one get one free on sushi rolls also.

Photo of Kyle Thomas Kyle Thomas
Jun 23, 2019 4

Really enjoyed my meal. Sushi was good and their selection of Thai food was solid as well. The Thai tea was great as well. I will return.

Photo of Eve Stelzenmuller Eve Stelzenmuller
Jul 1, 2019 5

Is the bomb. Great food, good prices for the quantity. Korean ribs appetizer are spot on. Really good restaurant with decent prices

Photo of Nichole Lavoie Nichole Lavoie
Jun 23, 2019 5

First time there. Really enjoyed their sake selection. Husband and I each had a delicious sushi roll. And Calvin gave great service. Wonderful all around.

Photo of Caitlin Ball Caitlin Ball
Apr 16, 2019 5

Amazing sushi!! And excellent service. On Tuesdays after 5pm their rolls are not buy one get one, but also half off!

Photo of Heather Hunt Heather Hunt
Jun 2, 2019 5

Delicious sushi! Fresh ingredients, lots of variety, and BoGo specials. Friendly staff. Highly recommend!

Photo of David Van Wagener David Van Wagener
Apr 4, 2019 4

Wide range of oriental foods, including sushi. The hot and sour soup was tasty and a good moderate sized starter. The yellow curry was creamy and very tasty served with chicken and brown rice. My vegetarian colleagues had massaman curry and pronounced it delicious. The servers were pleasant and attentive without hovering.

Photo of Zaheda Rahman Zaheda Rahman
Jun 2, 2019 5

We walked in a bit late on a Sunday night (kind of a jerk move, I know) but were seated and waited on immediately. For the restaurant to be as empty and close to closing as it was, I didn't expect the food quality to be as great as it was. That plus our server, Calvin who was very kind and attentive to our needs make this a wonderful restaurant. The food was fresh, the miso soup was killer (so good!) and the sushi quality was top notch.

Photo of Dan Babcock Dan Babcock
Dec 9, 2021 5

Pleasant place to enjoy sushi or other Asian food. They have a good selection, an attentive staff and reasonable prices.

Photo of Jenna Long Jenna Long
Aug 3, 2022 4

The service was quick and your food comes out fast. Hot and fresh. Great flavor of hibachi and imperial rolls.

Photo of Morgan O'Connell Morgan O'Connell
Aug 31, 2022 5

Birthday dinner for my boyfriend. We were a party of 5 and everyone was very happy with what they got. We did ALL the apps, sushi, hibachi, and kitchen meals. All excellent. I've only had delivery up to now, but it's a beautiful place with excellent service and very fresh quality food. Can't go wrong with this one!

Photo of Athena Mason Athena Mason
Oct 21, 2021 5

This place was great!! When I walked in the design of the place was so pretty there are nice tiled walls as well as a upscale bar. The prices are good and the portions are huge. I would definitely say you get what you pay for. The sushi was some of the freshest and most unique sushi I've ever eaten. Very large sushi selection. I throughly enjoyed the entire experience. Would highly recommend 🥰

Photo of April H April H
Jul 4, 2021 5

I really love Sake Bomb! I've been going for years! The menu is awesome. Sushi options and curry selections are soooo good. Went recently and received excellent service from Calvin. Thank you!!