Love sushi but hate spending money? 9 best sushi deals in Charlotte

Love sushi but hate spending money? 9 best sushi deals in Charlotte
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Love sushi, but hate paying sushi prices? Here are the 9 best sushi deals in Charlotte ranging from unlimited to BOGO deals.

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Ru San’s: $12.50 all-you-can-eat sushi buffet

Location: Dilworth

Vibe: No-frills restaurant that’s literally a buffet. It’s super popular.

ru san's charlotte lunch buffet


O-Ku: Half-price sushi rolls 5-7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays

Location: South End

What to order: Red Dragon Roll — tempura shrimp, avocado, spicy crab mix, eel sauce and crunch (normally $14). Their other two most popular rolls are the Salmon & Lemon Roll and the Spicy Rainbow Roll.

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Red Dragon Roll at O-Ku

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Pisces: $12 all-you-can-eat sushi lunch special, every weekday

Location: Midtown

Menu: You have 18 sushi roll options as well as “kitchen items” like fried rice. Salads are an extra $2 (don’t order this and pretend like you’re healthy).

Advice: Order three to five rolls on your initial order. All rolls are half of a full roll (aka four pieces). Make an aggressive order at the onset to set the stage and to keep your waitress from doing a ton of back and forth. If you’re a ginger lover (I am) ask for extra — you’ll need it.

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Umami: $19.99 all-you-can-eat sushi

Details: This deal includes nigiri, classic rolls, specialty rolls as well as Japanese appetizers, soup and salad.

Vibe: No-frills sushi spot in a space formerly occupied by a KFC.

Must-order roll: Matthews Roll — shrimp tempura and spicy tuna topped with spicy crab meat.


Sukoshi: Half off any remaining sushi in grab-and-go coolers from 5-7 p.m. daily.

Vibe: Fast-casual sushi restaurant in the heart of Uptown for the grab-and-go crowd.

Which roll to look for: Tuna “Wrap It Up” roll — big eye tuna, spicy tuna, cucumber, sweet soy and Sriracha aioli ($13).

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Mr. Tokyo: $12.99 all-you-can-eat sushi and hibachi at lunch and $18.99 at dinner

Neighborhood: Pineville

Roll to try: Angel Hair Roll — tempura shrimp with cucumber and spicy crabmeat on top along with the chef’s special sauce.


Akahana Asian Bistro: Buy one get one sushi rolls all day everyday

Location: Plaza Midwood

Must try roll: Spiral Ecstasy Roll — shrimp, crabstick and avocado, topped with sashimi, spicy mayo, masago, eel sauce and scallions ($16).


CO: Half-price sushi from 4:30-7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Location: Park Road Shopping Center

Rice-less roll: Fiji Salmon Roll — spicy tuna, avocado, cucumber, sweet ponzu, togarashi, green onion and micro greens (normally $14).

Must-order roll: Kung Fu Crunch Roll — salmon, avocado, cream cheese, scallions, topped with spicy tuna, unagi sauce, spicy aioli and tempura flakes (normally $13.50).

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Kung Fu Crunch Roll at CO


Upstream: $24.95 all-you-can-eat sushi from 4:30-7 p.m. at the bar on Thursdays and $18 all-you-can-eat sushi lunch

Location: SouthPark’s Phillips Place shopping center

Details: With the Thursday night happy-hour special, you can choose from eight different rolls, ranging from spicy salmon to spicy tuna crunch to their popular “Snap, Crackle & Pop” roll, made with spicy tuna, avocado, mango, rice crunch, eel sauce and spicy aioli (normally $15). And the lunch special also has limited options.

Snap, Crackle & Pop Roll at Upstream

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