Ate at Mura on Friday, August 13th, 2010. Wanted to take my friend for a birthday lunch. Have eaten at Mura since the month it first opened and WILL NOT be eating there again. I'm wondering if Mura has sold to someone else in the last few years as I've noticed the service going down, down every since. Whomever owns it now doesn't care. The waitress seemed perturbed that she had, yet, another table to wait on. She didn't explain the menu well and no longer do they bring several sauses with explanations. The food was terrible. I ordered the Bento and my friend had chicken. Her chicken was overcooked and my steak was greasy. The "energy" of the restaurant is no longer inviting. I've lived in Japan and can tell you, no longer will I bring my Japanese out-of-town guests here. Three guys, one of them I believe the manager, sat around with two others guys and ran his mouth paying no attention to the customers.
We've had dinner at Mura twice and have enjoyed the food both times. The sushi was superb and the staff was able to have the chef modify a dish for my young son. The decor is absolutely beautiful; one certainly feels as though (s)he should be dressed to dine there. Even the bathrooms are cool! The prices are much higher than our routine dining out budget will allow for, at least on a consistent basis; but for special times, Mura is a great choice. It is located at North Hills Mall, too, which offers much high scale shopping and strolling.
Really good food and service and also they have gluten free sushi.
I just had lunch at Mura and it was great! The service was right on, and the food was nicely prepared, of great quality and tasted yummy! I can't wait to take my boyfriend back for a nice treat!
ate here last week for the first time in a year or so.... sat outside on their patio and everything was great.. seemed like the server had too many tables but he got the orders correct and seemed to keep up so no real complaint there. sushi was very good
Made a reservation here through Opentable for our anniversary a little while back. I put our special instructions that we wanted a nice quiet table, that we were celebrating our anniversary and we were first time diners. I've done this before for other restaurants and occasions, and have had mixed experiences. We arrived to find a specially dressed, candle lit booth waiting for us. Our waiter (Davion-amazing) was attentive and accomodating. He guided us through our meal as first time guests without being omnipresent or overbearing. We had the Seabass and a Hawaiian sampler with some ""real"" wasabi. Loved every bite. The manager came over during our meal to wish us a happy anniversary and ask about our experience. Not just a quick check-up, we spent a good fifteen minutes talking about this and other sushi restaurants. Having this much attention being new guests was great, made us feel like VIPs. THIS is how special nights should be treated. The sushi was as good as any we've had.. and we've had a lot. We will definitely be back long before our next anniversary. Well done guys.
It took me 4 phone calls to finally speak to someone because they kept putting me on hold. The 3rd time I told them that I wouldn't hold again, but they put me on forever hold anyway. The 4th time when I refused to hold she finally took my order.
Parking was impossible at the mall so I had to illegally park. My order wasn't ready when promised. Finally I received my order and dashed out. My son looked in the bag on the way home. No chopsticks. I turned the car around and drove back to Mura where I again had to illegally park, get the chopsticks, and have a word with the manager about my horrible experience.
The manager's reaction? He was arrogant and dismissive. He said that they should have put the chopsticks in but that it was Mother's Day which is the busiest day in the restaurant industry and they were short staffed. Then he walked away. No apology. No nothing. Apparently it was my fault. I tend to agree. I chose Mura ... BIG mistake!
If you know that Mother's Day is the busiest day of the year, why didn't you staff for it? They were seating people as they walked in so it didn't seem that busy to me. When I got home I also realized that they had messed up the order. Not much more could have gone wrong. It was expensive, and they were arrogant about their mistakes. The overall message was ""We don't need customers at Mura."" Got it. I won't be back.
I'm so glad I found Mura! If you love sushi then you will not be disappointed. My friends love the specialty rolls, but MY favorite is the fresh Hawaiian nigiri plate. That fish must have been swimming yesterday! My boyfriend doesn't like fish, but he loves the beef yakisoba. The staff is friendly and very knowledgable about the fish. We always have a great time. I do recommend reservations for Friday and Saturday night because the wait can get long.
Not Accommodating what-so-ever. Acted like they didn't need my patronage. When has the service industry become so arrogant and entitled? Ridiculous. Will never go back. Originally there was a table of 4, and then they said the wait would be 45 minutes. I then realized that it was going to be 5 people. They acted like it was incredibly RUDE of US and INCONVENIENT to THEM to seat 5 people?!?! We were all very petite ladies, and could easily fit into their booths, but they pitched a royal fit before seating us. Unacceptable. The waitress was great. The hostess needs to be fired.
Wow Mura is out to impress. They have the widest selection, and excellent presentation. It is a bit pricy, but a great place for a special occasion or date. I wouldn't go there for casual dining. The waitstaff is not as upscale as the food... they could be better trained or prepared.
This place is a waste of time.... Staff not friendly, food is nasty and the Manager spends more time chatting with friends then talking with customers.... Every time I walk by that place he (Manager) and some staff are sitting outside drinking and talking... I hope their having a meeting on how improve their food.... Last time I was there, the Manager let his friends (with no reservations) go ahead of us after we had been waiting for about 20 minutes.... My suggestion don't eat there!!!!!! NASTY!!!!
My dining experience at Mura was extraordinary! The ambiance was wonderful. The food was not only plated beautifully,and it was absolutely delectable. They have the most amazing wait-staff that make sure you enjoy every moment you are there. To guarantee that you will be treated like royalty ask for Mitch. He is awesome.
I've eaten at Mura many times and regardless of the occasion I have never left disappointed. \r
Whether is a quite dinner for two or a birthday party of ten, the staff never fails to provide a great dining experience. They are always right there with drinks, food and smiles. \r
The food is always great. I love the variety of the sushi menu. The chefs incorporate many unique ingredients in their rolls not seen on other menus in the area, including mango and cilantro. Try the Screaming O. It's delicious. The tuna salad and edamame make for great appetizers. \r
Mura is always my first choice for sushi. \r
Pros: Great food, great staff, great atmosphere
I love that Mura offers alternative ways to create a more interesting and tasty roll. They steer from the traditional and basic from of sushi and add bold flavor and taste to create delicious meals. My personal favorite: the Screaming-O.
Pros: Great sushi variety, ambiance and drinks
I went to Mura with a friend for a belated birthday dinner. We are both big fans of sushi and have been to Mura before (and had great experiences), but my most recent experience is most worth mentioning in detail . . . \r
Our server was awesome. He was so attentive and even was sure to tell us about some new sushi rolls that were not listed on the menu. Our drinks were never empty and the food service was at the perfect pace. Not too fast, not too slow.\r
The sushi was AWESOME. My friend and I each ordered one of the new rolls - I believe they were called the Wolfpack and the Carolina - plus an additional roll (Ebi Maki and Piano) each. I can't remember which was which but one of my friend's rolls was HUGE. I've never seen a sushi roll with so many pieces (at least 10 or 12). Talk about getting your monies worth. One of the rolls I had was at least 2 inches, if not 3, in diameter. AMAZING. \r
Definitely an experience worth every penny.
Pros: portion size, friendly service
Mura has been highly recommended by my friends. So I took family to Mura two weeks ago. It was Saturday night, but I was afraid that we had to wait. Suprisingly, no waiting!! I was happy that I could choose from a wide assortment of fresh sushi and sashimi. I strongly recommend you try blue fin tuna and the Screaming O roll.\r
Pros: Fresh Fish & Great Sushi
The Sushi is simply AMAZING, I travel a lot and this is one of the best experiences that I have ever had. The sashimi is really good. I love the different dishes that are prepared there and the way it is presented. I will tell everyone I know about this restaurant, and I will be back with friends and family. Thank you for a wonderful experience and for finally allowing me to find a great restaurant that I can look forward to coming to again and again.
Pros: Best Sushi I have ever had.
Cons: Not any that I can think of:)
I had high hopes of this place after searching the internet for a good sushi restaurant and saw that they won the award for ""best sushi"" in Raleigh. But after my visit, it was clear that one should not believe everything on the internet. I don't write reviews normally but I felt I had to let the people know of my experience compared to all the rave review of this place.\r
I started out with some appetizers from the kitchen. The firecracker shrimp was good but the gyoza tasted like the ones you get at the grocery store. We then moved forward and ordered some sushi as a appetizer. We ordered blue fin tuna, salmon, yellowtail and toro which they recommended. I noticed the blue fin tuna did not look like blue fin tuna. I used to work at a sushi restaurant in Charlotte as a server back in the days so I know my fish. When I mentioned this they insisted that it was in fact a blue fin. I didn't want to make a scene so I moved on. The salmon was fine but the yellow tail and the toro was disapointing. Yellow tail had a bad after taste and the toro was still frozen inside yet melting on the outside. The rice was squeezed so hard it tasted like rice cake and I can see the indentation on the sushi from the chefs(who I am reluctant to call them ""chef"") squeezing the sushi so tight. The rolls were alright but nothing special. Almost everything had tempura shrimp in it. But I couldn't see the shrimp in most of the pieces. They must be using like one piece of shrimp on each rolls like the half price sushi joints. They also drown everything in spicy mayo and eel sauce that they all basically taste same by the end of the meal. \r
I was really disapointed with the experience. They were so busy even on a weekday and I could not understand what all the fuss is about. Someone needs to come and make a good sushi restaurant in this area and teach these people some lessons. Untill then, I agree with the review below and go over to asuka for same(better) rolls at half the price and waraji for the traditional sushi. I'd even go back to sushi blues or shiki sushi before returning here. What a shame, such a nice location and they ruin it with sush a bad sushi. If one of the good sushi restaurants in charlotte or other places came here, this place would be out of business in a year. \r
Cons: bad sushi
# of visits : 3 (recently) \r
The Good : Selection and taste of the rolls are good but not consistent. They carry more variety of fish then your average sushi bar in the area. The atmosphere is nice and romantic and the tatami rooms are nice for private dinners. Service was also pretty decent even on busy nights. The restaurant is also conveniently located in North Hills mall with good parking located underground with escalators. Would have given 2 stars if it wasn't for the decor.\r
The Bad: The kitchen entrees and dishes are overpriced, even for north hills. It's probably safe to say that Mura is the most expensive Japanese restaurant in the area. This is fine as long as the food is worth it but that wasn't the case. The variety of fish is nice but out of the 3 times I've dined recently, only once I was satisfied with the quality of the fish. Nigiri sushi for all three time was below average, very inconsistent in taste and appearance. The rice was also not seasoned/made properly. \r
Summary : Fine dining prices for average food. They seem to overlook the basics to pump out their special rolls which are pretty good but you can get most of the rolls that mura has at azuka in Cary for half the price with their buy 1 get 1 free special. From what I hear it used to be the same owner for both places which explains their special rolls being almost identical. \r
P.S. Just noticed that mura won the best sushi award from citysearch. Either they reviewed them selves or the restaurant must have made some big changes. But from the looks of the ""perfect"" reviews right before the deadline........it's a little obvious...or maybe I'm just too suspicious.
Pros: nice atmosphere and service
Cons: below average sushi for top restaurant price
The first time I went there, I was given a table in a dark area; I asked about being seated outside, but they did not want to do that, in spite of the fact that they could have combined 2 adjacent tables for a party of 4. I guess no big deal.\r
I went there recently (second time) and was trying to take advantage of their buy one, get the second one at 1/2 price deal. We ordered many $13/$11 suschi orders, and several orders at the $5/$4 level. I was expecting that if you bought a $13 suschi order, they would give you the next lowest one ($11) at 1/2 the price. Guess what? The cheapest one, at $4, was the one where the discount applied. This was clearly not explained to us in this way when we ordered! I don't mind paying for good food, but I don't like to feel cheated at the end. Would our party have assumed differently, we would have ordered differently. I would not have minded either being being told upfront how the deal worked. When the issue was brought up, they did not offer to review the discounts. This is deceptive\r
Given that my first two experiences left me with a bad taste, I do not plan to go back - there are many other good restaurants in the area.
Pros: The food is good
Cons: The free deals are deceptive!
I dined for the first time at Mura just last week. The food was amazing, and the plates were beautifully designed with carrot butterflies, and flower tomatoes. The server was attentive and knowledgable. Overall, I had a great experience and will be back.
Pros: Food, Service, Atmosphere
I am very picky about sushi and have had bad experiences elsewhere. I was happy to find a new place for good sushi. Fresh fish is good here, and the sake list was more than most carry. The Can sake was the best I've ever had, if you like cold sakes you have to try it. I did have to wait to be seated at the sushi bar, which should be first come first serve, Besides that was great all around.
Pros: Knowledgeable servers, nice atmosphere, great food
Cons: Can't sit down at sushi bar without hostess
I came in on a saturday only cause I had coupon but was pleasantly suprsised by the authenticity of your food and the great freindly service.
Pros: great sushi
Mura is one of my favorite restaurants in Raleigh. They have fantastic sushi that always seems to be really fresh. Recently they changed up their sake menu as well, everything seems to be much more affordable and delicious! The servers are always very helpful at recomending great dishes and beverages.
Pros: Helpful servers, great atmosphere, awesome sake
I've been a regular at Mura for quite sometime now and can't get enough. Well now they offer a bunch of new martinis and have lowered the prices of them which is always nice. Also they have a great new sake list with better desriptions and the servers are always happy to explain them in more detail. I also like the lounge area, its always nice to have the server remember me and what i like to drink. Keep up the good work!
Pros: Knowledgeable waitstaff, great food
I have been a regular diner at Mura for a little over a year now but recently decided to have lunch there with a few collegues. A few were out of town guests that were not too familiar with sushi. Our server walked us through the entire lunch menu and made recommendations to suit everyone's tastes. The Screaming O Roll is a must as well as the Sushi Bento Box. I definintely recommend it for a quiet business lunch.
Pros: Artistic presentation, knowledgeable staff
I have been eating here for a long time and the presentations have been getting prettier and prettier. The sushi always looks like artwork and the service is awesome. We went with a party of 8 and they had the automatic gratuity but that's the same pretty much wherever you go if it's a nice place. It's always worth it!
Pros: nice atmosphere, awesome presentation
Best sushi I've experinced in ten states and counting.\r
The Screaming O and Hurricane rolls are awesome.\r
I never knew I loved Sake until Mura's extensive Sake menu blew me away. I've never had bad service, and only feel bad that it took me this long to post this review.
Pros: Best sushi in Raleigh. Hands down.
Cons: Very popular. Reservations are a must.
I have been to Mura at least Six times. They have good Sushi not the best in town by any stretch but great atmosphere accounts for a lot. Recently I went with a group of six, which entitles them to an auto 20% gratuity. I am usually a 25-30% guy WHEN EARNED. I think the fact that it was known it would be added regardless spoke to the server who was LAZY, absent, and slow. I may return and if I do and it is with a group I will insist on Grat not be auto added.
Pros: Great Sushi
Cons: Auto gratuity taken for granted
I've been coming here since they opened, and the place never disapppoints. The rolls are awesome, and the newer additions keep it fresh. I'm sorry but the Hurricane roll is amazing. I know it's not old school sushi but I don't care- it's ridiculously good stuff. They have enough to offer people who don't eat sushi regularly, which is nice. I myself like all the hardcore raw goods but it's tough to get my parents and some friends on board. The new selections make it easy to keep almost everyone happy. Our family has grown since they opened the doors, so I would like to ask the management to consider something for the kids. Servers are great at finding kid-friendly sides like french fries, but my kid won't touch most of what we eat and maybe some kid's selections would go a long way. Love the new beers by the way- keep up the good work.
Pros: Great rolls
Cons: Need child's menu
Sure it's beautiful, but you can't eat atmosphere. I have been coming here for years and it is a great bar scene on Fri/Sat nights. But for lunch any day of the week, it is just ok. The service is slow and not particularly attentive. The sushi is sometimes made messily, even during non-peak times. But the thing that irks me is how often the tables feel icky or sticky even though they have been wiped down. Does not inspire confidence. That said, the food is good, but not wow.
Pros: location, decor
Cons: service, cleanliness
I always enjoy going to this upscale n hills rest. With food & service to match
I eat at Mura on a regular basis, and believe that I have been waited on by almost every server available. Each and every server is extremely attentive, and knowledgeable about what the restaurant has to offer. Visit the lounge/sushi bar for a cool, and casual atmosphere, or the dining room for a more intimate feel. The food is absolutely outstanding. Last visit, I had the hard rock, and the piano roll. The sushi plate was a beautiful work of art, decorated with carrot butterflies; each piece of the roll placed perfectly to display true beauty. I have also had food from the hot kitchen. The Seabass is amazingly flavorful, and finished with a tomato flower. I have to say every time I visit Mura is especially unique, and truly a wonderful dinner. Come to Mura if you would like a relaxed, and flavorful dinner.
Pros: Food, Service, Atmosphere
Cons: none i can think of
I've been going to Mura for years. Great food, but it comes at a price! Not only have they raised their prices across the board, the people get less friendly every time I go. The overall service is NOT where it once was. It takes forever to get your food. You can't have lunch there anymore if you only have an hour! :( If you have a party of four or larger you will be there for hours. Sadly the negative out way the pros. It's just not worth it anymore.... there are so many great places to dine! Pick another!
Cons: Service & Price
If you are looking for a place to hang out for drinks and dessert with friends, Mura has a good location. I went with a friend for sushi, which was decent, but average (I had the dragon roll). The waitress we had tonight was very nice, and the speed of service was fine. The miso soup was good, though I didn't like the seaweed, it was a bit slimy, which it shouldn't be. My friends salad with ginger dressing had more of a honey mustard/creamy flavour (I prefer a more traditional ginger dressing). The Asian Pear Cocktail though was Very yummy - it tasted like a sweet pear, not too sweet, and not overpowered by alcohol. The milkyway layered cake was also SO good and the presentation was lovely, but definitely good to split since it was a large piece. The prices were a bit high for the quality of the food, but fine for the drinks and dessert - and you are paying for the atmosphere too. I would recommend Mura for a drinks and dessert hangout, though maybe not for dinner - though I would most likely still get a sushi roll :)
Pros: Yummy Drinks and Dessert
This was my first visit to Mura, and I was quite pleased. The service was exceptional, and our server was able to offer excellent suggestions when asked her opinion. They have an excellent Asian Pear cocktail - wow! A friend and I came for sushi, which we had, but weren't too impressed with the rolls. The presentation was lovely, but nothing exceptional as far as the quality and originality of the sushi. Not the best sushi in town, but I certainly was not disappointed. I would definitely be interested in coming back and trying some of the large dinner plates. Mura has an excellent looking menu. The atmosphere was eclectic and unique. The dimly lit lounge and bar are quite trendy and comfortable. This is certainly a great place to go after work with friends, on a date, or to take out of town guests to.
Pros: Very trendy atmosphere, excellent service, and creative cocktails
I used to come here alot back in the days but I've noticed that it's not what it used to be. It can be good at times but also just as bad. This place has got so inconsistant over time. It's got to a point where I kind of bite my nails waiting for the food and I shouldn't be doing that when I'm paying this much money. When your at a restaurant of this calibur and price, I should be getting good food all the time. If not atleast an apology, not a arguement saying everything is normal. It wasnt that bad...but I mine as well go to the cheaper joints for the food I get sometimes. I used to come here frequently but lately I ask my self it this worth the money?...and I honestly don't think so. I don't want a crappy plate of food every other time I dine here. But I see they stay busy most of the time...so there are people who enjoy them selves here. I'm just not one of them....I don't think the ambience can make up for the average food at high prices.
Pros: atmosphere is good...nice looking restaurant
Cons: inconsistant food at too high of a price
I've lived in the triangle for years, and this has been a constant favorite. I love the variety of items on their menu, and think their atmosphere is one of the best. There was live music the last time I went, and the atmosphere is definitely cozier with the guitar player they booked than the jazz-type music that they normally have. Food was great, pretty much always is. The new rolls are pretty interesting albeit unconventional. One had potato wrapped around it and deep-fried. Was not what I would typically expect in a sushi place, but was delicious nonetheless. I will say that parking in the mall was a pain, but it is the holiday season so I guess it's OK. Definitely recommended.
Pros: Warm atmosphere
Cons: Parking at North Hills
I've been dining here since 3 years ago and I have to say the food quality has been going down hill since a while back. I used to rave and recommend this place to people even just a year back. The restaurant is beautiful and is at a prime location..maybe that's why they are still busy. But when your food gets inconsistant, serves fishy yellowtail, and rolls that sometimes look messy(at slow hours), you start to think they really don't care. I ordered nigiri sushi from them and I think two of the chefs made them. When I got the sushi I noticed that some of the sushi was pressed so hard it tastes like rice cake and the rest were falling apart. I also know better then to bother with their arrogant managers. This place is the most expensive sushi restaurant in the triangle but they are now serving mediocre sushi that is comparable to shaba shabu, shiki sushi, wasabi bistro, and many other below average sushi joints. Atleast some of the others are not too expensive. I just noticed they also raised most of their prices. I don't mind paying extra to dine at a fancy restaurant but the food better be worth it. I live near by and visit northhills often so it's a shame but I'll just have to make the trip to my other regular sushi joints.
Pros: Nice ambience and design at a prime location
Cons: food not worth the money
Make sure to try one of their special sushi rolls, a must try. It's a great spot to take a first date. Don't go here to eat and run, sit and enjoy the atmosphere, people watch, have great conversation, and eat good food!
Cons: Might have to wait for seating, gets busy on a Friday/Saturday nights
A restaurant with too much alcohol in their drinks and waiters who actually attend to you? Where do I sign up!?! I eat at Mura all the time and have never had a bad experience. I too went last Friday- there were super busy even with the fair in town, not ""empty"". I had the Screaming O and a Crunchy Salmon roll and they were both awesome. My carrot was cut like a butterfly and my husbands volcano roll looked like, well- a volcano. Our waiter was named Lauren, and she was one of the friendliest I have ever had.It's true there was a wait but only maybe twenty minutes or so to get sat, during which I had a peach martini which was also delicious. Normally I would not respond to somebody hating on a restaurant but I don't see how we could both be in the same place and read such a hateful review. Go Mura! Still my favorite sushi place!
Pros: Best sushi
Cons: Took my favorite wine off the menu :(
I was really excited to go here. I love Japanese food and had found this place online, highly recommended. I made a reservation online, but upon getting there and despite it being empty and slow for a Friday night, the hostesses had trouble seating us. The servers actually kept coming up to our table to the point of annoyance. The sushi was okay, no artistic presentation in the actual rolls, just a garnish to distract you. My soup was way too salty - I don't know how you can mess up miso soup. I couldn't even eat it and neither could my boyfriend. The drinks were also reminiscent of a cheap college bar where they just add extra liquor to get you drunk, not exactly romantic, for me anyway. It seemed to be run by college kids who have never worked in a restaurant before,completely disappointing and took away from what could otherwise have beena cool new hotspot.
Pros: convenient location
Cons: everything else
My friends took my out to dinner for my birthday and I must say that it was an awesome gift. The sushi and wasabi (not the paste) were very good and moderately priced. They have a wide selection of sushi and non-sushi items on the menu. My wife enjoyed a teriyaki chicken salad while the rest of us dove into a beautiful kane boat. Everything was great. The service was professional and knowledgeable. The atmosphere is warm and would suit any occasion. On the way in I noticed that they do have a nice sized bar and lounge area with a large sushi bar. I will definitely be going back.
Pros: Fresh sushi, knowledgeable staff
Cons: Parking at North Hills
This place rocked!!! Finally got to go with some friends who have been raving about this place. We sat in the lounge area and I was surprised to see how many wonderful things were on their menu. I just thought it was a little sushi joint, but it's not. This place has everything from sushi to Kobe beef. The waiter suggested the screaming ""O"" Roll and Piano roll since all I wanted was sushi and both were excellent. Definitely want to try some of the non sushi items on the menu next time. Can't wait to go back. Make sure to call ahead if you have a large party. The place was pretty busy and we did have a bit of a wait before we sat. Make sure to ask for the fresh wasabi!!!
Pros: Real wasabi
Mura's dining experience is top notch. The dining room's decor is inviting and tasteful, but if you like a more ""public"" dining experience, the lounge and sushi bar are great places to sit as well. The sushi was fantastic. I highly recommend the piano roll for avocado lovers and the surf and turf roll is a personal favorite that boasts a sliver of steak across the top of each piece. The service is always prompt, friendly and courteous. By far one of the best dining experiences in Raleigh and THE best sushi in Raleigh.
Pros: great environment, great food, friendly people. Great location at North Hills plaza
Cons: none to think of
I was taken to Mura by a coworker for lunch. I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of the food. The piano roll was excellent!! Service was very quick and nice decor too. Not the cheapest place in town, but definitely worth the price.
I've never felt strongly enough to write a restaurant review before but I want to warn people how awful Mura is. I was EXTREMELY disappointed in the Spider roll that came with my sushi/roll combo. It had 2 1"" long bits of soft shell crab in the whole roll (sticking out the ends) and these bits had almost triple the amount of tempura proportionate to the soft shell crab. The rest of the roll had the fake crab stuff. Definitely not an improvement on the traditional Spider roll. The sashimi pieces were large, but one was old - not worth $25!!!\r
I went with friends on a Monday night and even though it was almost empty it took us 2 1/2 hours to complete our meal consisting of salads and entrees. The waiter would disappear for 30 minutes at a time and was so slow bringing out extra salad dressing for 1 party and eel sauce for the entree for another that both parties finished their plates before he returned. It was also stifling hot and despite telling us he was going to turn up the air conditioning in our room, he never did.
Cons: Expensive, bad sushi
I just ate at Mura with a friend. The decor is nice. The hostess was somewhat unfriendly. I had the Mura roll and my friend had the O roll. Both were great. I also had the miso soup, which was just ok. Our server was super, Tyler. He was very helpful and gave us some great suggestions. Overall, I liked it, but is not my favorite sushi place in raleigh.
Pros: Good variety
Cons: Crappy hostess -- but maybe she was having a bad day.