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Sushi Love


2812 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 309-2401
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Photo of James Hudson James Hudson
Apr 11, 2022 4

Edit 4/12/22 Raising my review back up to four stars. They seem to have much better service and staffing. They actually answer the phone. I'm glad they got that figured out. Their Flaming roll, while probably seen as an abomination to sushi purists, is the best I've ever had and will keep me coming back twice a month for as long as they other it. We like the BOGO option for sushi and have been customers for a few years. Recent service and order accuracy has gone down hill and is less than desirable. Staffing is very poor. Dining in takes forever. You will have to call multiple times to place takeout orders and that's if their phone is online at all. Order accuracy has not been correct with recent orders, so check that before you leave. Portion sizes for entrees are down from in the past, which I understand due to increasing food prices. However, staffing can be controlled. If nobody wants to work for you at your current wages, you need to pay more. We won't return until improvements are made.

Photo of Carla Etienne Carla Etienne
Mar 1, 2022 5

Love this place. There’s so many sushi rolls that I try a different roll every time I go! They’re all so delicious, try them out for sure.

Photo of Enier Cruz Enier Cruz
Jan 7, 2022 5

The service and food were very good. This is a place that I definitely recommend. I really enjoy every meal there. I never have been disappointed with any dish I have ever tried there.

Photo of Wendy .Riley Wendy .Riley
Dec 29, 2021 5

Sushi Love has been my go-to sushi restaurant in Durham for several years. I love fresh, raw, cold sushi and Sushi Love consistently delivers great quality. The wait staff is always friendly too. BOGO sushi deals are always helpful!

Photo of Sandy Lee Sandy Lee
Mar 12, 2022 5

First time to this restaurant. Restaurant is spacious. We were promptly seated. The menu is extensive with many appetizers and sushi rolls. It’s an Asian fusion restaurant, so there are also Chinese, Thai dishes as well. We got mostly Japanese dishes. Everything was delicious. Generous portions. Waitress was so friendly, attentive, and our drinks were always full.

Photo of chanelle goodman chanelle goodman
Feb 4, 2021 5

This place really will make you LOVE sushi! My absolute favorite in Durham for specialty rolls. Delicious and affordable 👍👍

Photo of Joshua Dutton-Reaver Joshua Dutton-Reaver
Jan 14, 2021 5

Great sushi. Not amazing, but the best I’ve found so far since moving to Durham.

Photo of Luis Chirivella Luis Chirivella
Jan 18, 2021 5

Love this Sushi place. Love it even more that we can do the 2x1 for takeout. I order at least once a month. Food looks and taste always excellent and it feel fresh all the time.

Photo of Chuck Givens Chuck Givens
Jan 3, 2021 5

Prompt, always gets our orders perfect and they have BOGO sushi rolls every day. Lovely staff that has done social distancing and COVID protocols better than most restaurants I've seen.

Photo of malik Williams malik Williams
Nov 13, 2020 5

Always delivers great customer service. Everyone is awesome. The sushi is the best here in durham!!

Photo of Aya Ahmed Aya Ahmed
Aug 20, 2020 5

God we love this place. It’s by no means the most authentic sushi in town but it tastes great and is very affordable. Our favorites are the Sunrise lava roll, Green wave roll, and Cupid flower roll. The Pad Thai is also great. Pro tip: they’re still doing BOGO while closed for COVID-19 if you call in your order and pick up.

Photo of Princessebony Webster Princessebony Webster
Aug 27, 2020 5

Great sushi & friendly staff! The acapulco and momo roll was exquisite!

Photo of David Rowland David Rowland
Aug 29, 2020 5

I honestly don’t understand how this place isn’t sitting at a 4.9 or 5.0. We always have a great experience with takeout, they offer BOGO rolls if you call in directly (don’t use grubhub/door dash, just call them). The same woman always takes our order and is there when we pickup, she offers hand sanitizer and wipes off our card when we pay. She’s very professional and sweet. The specialty rolls are fantastic, we also love some appetizers (tuna sandwich, takoyaki, seaweed salad). We usually get sushi and apps but one of our housemates ordered a salmon hibachi dish once and it looked amazing, especially for how cost effective it was. We’ll always hit this place for sushi in Durham and we’re planning to eventually try some more of the appetizers and dishes!

Photo of Aya Ahmed Aya Ahmed
Aug 20, 2020 5

God we love this place. It’s by no means the most authentic sushi in town but it tastes great and is very affordable. Our favorites are the Sunrise lava roll, Green wave roll, and Cupid flower roll. The Pad Thai is also great. Pro tip: they’re still doing BOGO while closed for COVID-19 if you call in your order and pick up.

Photo of Brandon Wilkerson Brandon Wilkerson
Aug 11, 2020 5

There are other good sushi restaurants in the Durham area, but Sushi Love is my favorite. Although most places are relatively the same, there menu seems to offer more diverse and unique options. The Acapulco roll is my favorite and the Blue devil roll is unique with filet mignon on top even though I hate Duke!

Photo of Katie Nunemaker Katie Nunemaker
Jul 20, 2020 4

The sushi here is amazing, and menu is filled with the most creative rolls. As someone who prefers a cooked-fish approach, it was refreshing to find a wide array menu options that fit my needs, which is typically hard to come by. The only way it would gain another star would be if they had a greater number of simple sushi rolls for the cost-conscious. Most of the rolls were considered special rolls and were costly.

Photo of Ms. Burns Ms. Burns
Jun 22, 2019 5

Great Menu, Good Food, Excellent Service! Better specials if you dine in...

Photo of armando urbina armando urbina
Mar 14, 2020 5

Great drink and sushi specials. You will leave full and happy. They put a new twist on sushi with unique and winning recipes

Photo of Audra _ Audra _
Feb 1, 2020 5

We ordered delivery through GrubHub. This place does Thai food equally as well as they do Japanese food. We'll definitely be back soon!

Photo of Jarred Burns Jarred Burns
Jan 18, 2020 5

This place is becoming one of my favorite spots for lunch. Can't beat the prices for the quality of the food. If you like sushi, they have plenty of variety to chose from that will tickle you fancy.

Photo of Jeffrey Wubbenhorst Jeffrey Wubbenhorst
Dec 31, 2019 4

It was good sushi. Venue wasn't the warmest vibe, but it might not have been my style. Prices reasonable for the area.

Photo of Terri Parker Terri Parker
Jan 4, 2020 5

My favorite place to go! They are consistent and always friendly and attentive. I ordered sushi, pad thai noodles, octopus balls. So delicious! Me and my daughter ate the sushi there and saved rest and it was just as good later. The flavors were all there. Sushi was fresh and made to perfection. Prices are comparable. I will be back in to try their signature drinks.

Photo of Robert Riggleman Robert Riggleman
Dec 15, 2019 5

As always very fresh sashimi and sushi!!! Have not been disappointed yet.

Photo of Roann Lara Roann Lara
Dec 4, 2019 5

Nice sushi place. The rolls are made to order so its made fresh unlike premade rolls that sit there. They have a wide selection of rolls, I love the sunrise lava roll. It is a baked roll. They also have nigiri and sashimi as well as hot food for those who aren't sushi lovers. They also have a nice small bar to get drinks. The restaurant has a nice ambiance to it, night for a chill dinner.

Photo of Geo Min Geo Min
Nov 24, 2019 5

Great sushi, got rainbow rolls and blue devil rolls, neat buy one get one free deal if you dine, so I got a ton of food for pretty cheap! Great staff and lots of seating!

Photo of Jessica Cataldo Jessica Cataldo
Nov 23, 2019 3

The food is normally better than it was today. The calamari was not good at all. I wouldnt get it again.

Photo of Luis Rodriguez Luis Rodriguez
Aug 27, 2019 4

It's a good place to eat sushi, period. Not fancy. Not extravagant, but just hits the spot. They have a varied sushi menu, but also serve bento, poke bowls and other Asian foods. Don't let the building fool you.

Photo of Danielle Schmid Danielle Schmid
Aug 13, 2019 4

The sushi is pretty decent. The spicy tuna sandwiches are the way to go though! So delicious. I've made a couple friends try them, they were also very impressed.

Photo of John Roevekamp John Roevekamp
Aug 18, 2019 5

Sushi Love has the most delicious fish of any sushi bar we know, and we have been to many on both coasts. The half-price deals on Tuesdays and Thursdays make it an amazing value as well. Caesar, the head sushi chef, is both adorable, charming and skilled at leading his team of chefs. Don't forget to tip them!

Photo of Mary Vincent Mary Vincent
Jul 2, 2019 3

Alright, here’s the thing. I’ve been here 3 times and each time I have to wait for someone to notice me waiting to be seated/order food. When someone comes, I correctly predict they will forget to offer me a menu, yet ask what I want, they will inevitably not have the right password to login to the register and have to go get someone else, and they won’t know their own menu very well. This visit on my birthday includes the guy behind the sushi bar not being able to answer the question “is it regular salmon or smoked salmon in my sashimi lovers order” he just kept repeating “salmon, tuna, whitefish” which I understand, but that’s not what I asked you three times. I’ll come back because your food is good, but just once better service would be nice.

Photo of Max B. Max B.
Jul 5, 2019 5

It's a little place nested in a strip of businesses all forthcoming with inviting atmospheres and delectable cuisine. There are specials active every day, and the sushi in particular looks very appetising, and there's a fully stocked bar to boot. I had a platter of crispy General Tso's chicken that I would personally recommend to anyone interested.

Photo of Camelia Eaves Camelia Eaves
Mar 21, 2019 4

First time here. The food and service were great. I don't always eat sushi, however, they had plenty of options. It will be a place to possibly bring others. The appetizers were delicious and I kept wishing no one else would want any of my bbq ribs. The plates were plentiful so you won't leave hungry.

Photo of Cat Cat
May 18, 2019 5

Been going here for the past 5 years and it just keeps getting better and better. Their sashimi isn't just a wimpy little piece of discolored meat - it's a HUGE chunk of flavorful fresh fish. Their rolls are great and filling (they are BOGO) and they have a lot of other great dishes. This is my go to place whenever there's a special event or if it's date night. Service is always fast and really friendly! 10/10 love this place.

Photo of Scott W. Heintzelman Scott W. Heintzelman
May 25, 2019 4

Fantastic sushi and selection. Wonderful wait staff. Very pleasant environment. I would have given 5 stars but the sea urchin was just so so.

Photo of Timothy Timothy
Mar 19, 2019 5

I keep going to this place because I am always treated so kindly. I really like their poke bowl. It has to be one of my favorites. Also, their sushi is really good. Certain days they have specials, and that is always nice. I highly recommend this place.

Photo of Kristi Moore Kristi Moore
Jun 14, 2019 5

This place is great! Large variety and everything I ordered was delicious. Staff is very friendly as well. I will definitely being going back again.

Photo of Lillian Hagermeister Lillian Hagermeister
May 9, 2022 5

The waitress was very courteous and attentive. The sushi was fresh and tasty. The orange beef was delightfully crunchy! It's been years since I've had it done properly. Would definitely recommend.

Photo of Gisele Costello Gisele Costello
Jun 9, 2022 5

The absolute best Sushi in Durham!!! We love our waitress Ivy. She has a great memory for what we like and is always pleasant and very attentive. The sushi is always fresh and very well made. The portions are generous. They offer a wide variety of rolls and their drink menu is fun and offers many choices. Won't go to any other sushi place... Sushi Love is #1 in NC! ...Gigi and Bob

Photo of katnnv katnnv
Nov 19, 2021 5

Huge selection, the menu is enormous and has a lot of choices beyond just sushi. Service was great, very friendly, attentive, and they checked on us regularly to fill drinks. Everything tasted delicious and was very reasonably priced; sushi rolls were buy one get one free. Would absolutely go back, definitely one of our new favorites in Durham.

Photo of Derick Hampton Derick Hampton
Mar 4, 2022 5

Wonderful atmosphere. Very Clean and Staff are Very Polite and Will answer all questions about the Menu. And the Drinks are Great. Sushi is made Fresh

Photo of Sophia Alexandria Sophia Alexandria
Nov 2, 2021 4

I ordered the Fire Roll & Victoria Secret Roll. The both were very delicious. The Victoria Secret was wrapped in Cucumber and tasted very nice. It was a nice balance between cucumber and fresh fish. I am a lover of fresh fish in my Sushi. I don't prefer air fry tempura style sushi. I could actually taste the fish in the roll. The flavors were very nice. I really enjoyed the fire roll. I love how much spice came on that road and I roll up the flavors that they use. If any of their other roles taste just as good are are as nicely balanced as these two oh, I will be back to try more. I've noticed. Some places are a hit or miss. I am glad that I tried this place for lunch today.