Hayashi Japanese Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 13200 New Falls of Neuse Rd, #105

    Raleigh, NC 27614

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  • 919-554-0508

About Hayashi Japanese Restaurant

Hours
Sun-Thu 5pm-9:30pm, Mon-Sat 11:30am-2pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-10pm
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INCREDIBLE! The Sushi is the best around! Not only did I order my regular but after the 2nd visit the men at the Sushi Bar said you should try something new asked what I liked and EVERYTHING I have tried has been EXCELLENT! Worth the

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★★★★★

INCREDIBLE! The Sushi is the best around! Not only did I order my regular but after the 2nd visit the men at the Sushi Bar said you should try something new asked what I liked and EVERYTHING I have tried has been EXCELLENT! Worth the

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This is without a doubt the best Japanese restaurant in the Triangle. Not only is the food prepared fresh, but the presentation is awesome! \r
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The staff could not have been more helpful and very prompt!

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★★★★★

This is without a doubt the best Japanese restaurant in the Triangle. Not only is the food prepared fresh, but the presentation is awesome! \r
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The staff could not have been more helpful and very prompt!

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My daughter had a birthday party at Hayashi. The food was wonderful and the chef was nice. The service was great. Very kind people.

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★★★★★

My daughter had a birthday party at Hayashi. The food was wonderful and the chef was nice. The service was great. Very kind people.

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The food is okay but the rotten attitude of the fat sushi chef is ridiculous. He was so rude to my son and me that I will never go back. I am not surprised about the lady having difficulties using a gift certificate because they act like they are doing you a favor by letting you eat there.

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★☆☆☆☆

The food is okay but the rotten attitude of the fat sushi chef is ridiculous. He was so rude to my son and me that I will never go back. I am not surprised about the lady having difficulties using a gift certificate because they act like they are doing you a favor by letting you eat there.

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i am not a big fan of eating sushi but there's enough selection of other non-sushi things that i like eating here.

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★★★★☆

i am not a big fan of eating sushi but there's enough selection of other non-sushi things that i like eating here.

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Okay, for you people who don't like mayo: don't order rolls with mayo! Duh. I don't eat mayo, and I have never encountered it at Hayashi because I read the descriptions of the rolls! The Dragon Roll is my favorite by far. LOVE the quality of the sashimi, and the slices are very thick...not like the 2cm slices you get elsewhere. The Bento box is the best deal I've ever heard of...you get basically one of everything (tempura, sushi, sashimi, unagi/teriyaki, spicy shrimp, and an orange) for about $20. You can't possibly get that full elsewhere.

The owners are great. The servers are great. Sure, it's a little slow when it's busy, but that's life. I wouldn't ever go get sushi in a rush anyway...want to slow down and savor it!

Only con is that the lunch bento, which is about the right size for me, isn't available for dinner. Guess I'll have to eat there twice in a day!

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★★★★★

Okay, for you people who don't like mayo: don't order rolls with mayo! Duh. I don't eat mayo, and I have never encountered it at Hayashi because I read the descriptions of the rolls! The Dragon Roll is my favorite by far. LOVE the quality of the sashimi, and the slices are very thick...not like the 2cm slices you get elsewhere. The Bento box is the best deal I've ever heard of...you get basically one of everything (tempura, sushi, sashimi, unagi/teriyaki, spicy shrimp, and an orange) for about $20. You can't possibly get that full elsewhere.

The owners are great. The servers are great. Sure, it's a little slow when it's busy, but that's life. I wouldn't ever go get sushi in a rush anyway...want to slow down and savor it!

Only con is that the lunch bento, which is about the right size for me, isn't available for dinner. Guess I'll have to eat there twice in a day!

Pros: great value for the money, awesome food, friendly staff

Cons: don't offer lunch bento at dinner!

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You are made to feel welcome from the time you come in to the time you get ready to leave. You are never rushed and the wait staff is very attentive. We have eaten at just about every sushi restaurant in Raleigh, and we now only go to Hayashi, even though it's a 45 mintue drive to get there. The menu is extensive and everything always tastes good. The chefs are more than accomodating if you have any special requests. We have taken several of our friends here from all over the area, and they all frequent Hayashi now - even those that live in Clayton. Great atmosphere!

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★★★★★

You are made to feel welcome from the time you come in to the time you get ready to leave. You are never rushed and the wait staff is very attentive. We have eaten at just about every sushi restaurant in Raleigh, and we now only go to Hayashi, even though it's a 45 mintue drive to get there. The menu is extensive and everything always tastes good. The chefs are more than accomodating if you have any special requests. We have taken several of our friends here from all over the area, and they all frequent Hayashi now - even those that live in Clayton. Great atmosphere!

Pros: Variety of rolls, freshness, sushi chefs

Cons: Can't think of any!

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there's way too much mayonnaise on every roll..screaming O roll starts to taste like the piano roll, then soon your palate can't distinguish the difference at all b/c everything taste like spicy mayonnaise.

I would go back for the fresh raw fish, such as my favorite, the blue tuna..it was the best. Other than that, take it easy on ordering too many rolls, they start to taste the same.

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★★☆☆☆

there's way too much mayonnaise on every roll..screaming O roll starts to taste like the piano roll, then soon your palate can't distinguish the difference at all b/c everything taste like spicy mayonnaise.

I would go back for the fresh raw fish, such as my favorite, the blue tuna..it was the best. Other than that, take it easy on ordering too many rolls, they start to taste the same.

Pros: fresh sashimi

Cons: too much japanese mayonnaise

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My son bought us a gift certificate for this restaurant. as a Christmas present. He did the same thing last year and we enjoyed it so much that he did this again this year. My husband had an operation in December and ran into complications that left him ill for at least 3 months,and I wanted to wait until he felt better to use this treat. When we went to pay, the waitress said that the gift certificate had expired. I had never heard of a gift certificate having an expiration date, and was unaware of one on this one. We asked for the manager and he was very arrogant and gave us a hard time. My son paid full price for this gift, no coupon or discount was used. After about 20 minutes they reluctantly let us use it. I will never visit this place again and warn people about the attitude of the management. There are plenty of new, excellent Japanese restaurants in the area.

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★☆☆☆☆

My son bought us a gift certificate for this restaurant. as a Christmas present. He did the same thing last year and we enjoyed it so much that he did this again this year. My husband had an operation in December and ran into complications that left him ill for at least 3 months,and I wanted to wait until he felt better to use this treat. When we went to pay, the waitress said that the gift certificate had expired. I had never heard of a gift certificate having an expiration date, and was unaware of one on this one. We asked for the manager and he was very arrogant and gave us a hard time. My son paid full price for this gift, no coupon or discount was used. After about 20 minutes they reluctantly let us use it. I will never visit this place again and warn people about the attitude of the management. There are plenty of new, excellent Japanese restaurants in the area.

Cons: They only give you a 3 month period to use it.

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My wife an I eat Sushi about once every two weeks. We have tried many many places in Raleigh and we have tried a number of the claimed hot spots. We usually give a place a couple chances. We have now eaten at Hyashi about 5 or 6 times and every time has been great. We have settled in now and this is our place. If you like Mura or Sushi Blues, but don't like the prices, try Hayashi. It is way better than Tokyo House (Ok), Mizu Sushi (not good), Waraji (ok) , or Shaba Shabu (terrible) and it is reasonibly priced and a decen atmosphere.

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★★★★★

My wife an I eat Sushi about once every two weeks. We have tried many many places in Raleigh and we have tried a number of the claimed hot spots. We usually give a place a couple chances. We have now eaten at Hyashi about 5 or 6 times and every time has been great. We have settled in now and this is our place. If you like Mura or Sushi Blues, but don't like the prices, try Hayashi. It is way better than Tokyo House (Ok), Mizu Sushi (not good), Waraji (ok) , or Shaba Shabu (terrible) and it is reasonibly priced and a decen atmosphere.

Pros: Good Food. Friendly staff. Cozy atmosphere.

Cons: small...can be busy and or a little slow at times.

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We have dined at Hayashi at least a dozen times and maintain it is the best Sushi dining experiene in the area, and we have tried many. Quality is excellent, presentation exquisite, with an attentive and friendly staff. Highly recommend!!!!

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★★★★★

We have dined at Hayashi at least a dozen times and maintain it is the best Sushi dining experiene in the area, and we have tried many. Quality is excellent, presentation exquisite, with an attentive and friendly staff. Highly recommend!!!!

Pros: Food qualtiy and presentation.

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Just tried this place for the first time the other day, and was quite pleased. I cannot yet speak for the sashimi quality since I only ordered rolls, but the ingredients were outstanding. The atmosphere is elegant and classy, with stone and wood throughout the restaurant. The wait staff and sushi chefs were friendly and attentive. My order came out fast and had a wonderful presentation. I would recommend giving this place a try. I will have to return several times and try more items before giving them five stars, but so far they are well on their way. Oh.. and be sure to try the spider roll. Their tempura is fantastic! :-)

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★★★★☆

Just tried this place for the first time the other day, and was quite pleased. I cannot yet speak for the sashimi quality since I only ordered rolls, but the ingredients were outstanding. The atmosphere is elegant and classy, with stone and wood throughout the restaurant. The wait staff and sushi chefs were friendly and attentive. My order came out fast and had a wonderful presentation. I would recommend giving this place a try. I will have to return several times and try more items before giving them five stars, but so far they are well on their way. Oh.. and be sure to try the spider roll. Their tempura is fantastic! :-)

Pros: Delicious rolls with wonderful presentation, served by friendly staff

Cons: None so far... will have to return a few more times. :-)

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As a member of a dinner club, I have eaten at some wonderful places in the Triangle. Last week it was my turn to pick the place. I have always enjoyed the food at Hayashi and wanted the group to try it. Keep in mind that the last time we ate here, we were a party of 5 and it took us 40 minutes to get a seat. So I called a week in advance but we were turned down FLAT! They were unwilling to accommodate us because they said the dining room was too small to seat 12 people. Pardon me? Too small to seat 12 guests? At 6:30? We purposely eat early to avoid the large dinner crowd. Can't seat us?

Well, as our family has owned restaurants, I was pretty shocked. I understand that large groups tend to stay a little longer so turnover is not as quick, but I also know that large groups tend to order more, drink more and automatically get an 18-20% tip added in for the wait staff.

And what if we had shown up as 3 tables of 4? Would we not have been seated? Essentially there is no difference. Only 4 of the 12 had ever been to Hayashi and the other 8 are no longer interested in dining there. We certainly will not go back. The food is good, but not that good.

Instead we made reservations at Sawasdee, the Thai place, which is just as tiny (maybe smaller) and they were as friendly and glad to have is as Hayashi was disinterested. We had great food, great service and in the end, I was glad we did not get the reservation at Hayashi after all.

So, bring a date, but not a family or you may find yourself out of luck!

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★☆☆☆☆

As a member of a dinner club, I have eaten at some wonderful places in the Triangle. Last week it was my turn to pick the place. I have always enjoyed the food at Hayashi and wanted the group to try it. Keep in mind that the last time we ate here, we were a party of 5 and it took us 40 minutes to get a seat. So I called a week in advance but we were turned down FLAT! They were unwilling to accommodate us because they said the dining room was too small to seat 12 people. Pardon me? Too small to seat 12 guests? At 6:30? We purposely eat early to avoid the large dinner crowd. Can't seat us?

Well, as our family has owned restaurants, I was pretty shocked. I understand that large groups tend to stay a little longer so turnover is not as quick, but I also know that large groups tend to order more, drink more and automatically get an 18-20% tip added in for the wait staff.

And what if we had shown up as 3 tables of 4? Would we not have been seated? Essentially there is no difference. Only 4 of the 12 had ever been to Hayashi and the other 8 are no longer interested in dining there. We certainly will not go back. The food is good, but not that good.

Instead we made reservations at Sawasdee, the Thai place, which is just as tiny (maybe smaller) and they were as friendly and glad to have is as Hayashi was disinterested. We had great food, great service and in the end, I was glad we did not get the reservation at Hayashi after all.

So, bring a date, but not a family or you may find yourself out of luck!

Pros: Good food

Cons: Too small...or so they think of themselves

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We recently checked out Hayashi for the first time. We love sushi/sashimi and our whole family enjoys it at least twice a month. Our standards are pretty high so 90% of the places in town dissapoint in at least a few areas. For starters the place is clean and unassuming, the tatami rooms look nicely appointed, the menu has pictures which is a nice touch. Service was better than average. Fish, good quality fish is a must, this place had a mix. All was fresh but quality was average although some of the fish was really nice. The rolls we had were really very good. They also had a good selection of japanese sakes and a few deserts. We will be back for sure:)

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★★★★☆

We recently checked out Hayashi for the first time. We love sushi/sashimi and our whole family enjoys it at least twice a month. Our standards are pretty high so 90% of the places in town dissapoint in at least a few areas. For starters the place is clean and unassuming, the tatami rooms look nicely appointed, the menu has pictures which is a nice touch. Service was better than average. Fish, good quality fish is a must, this place had a mix. All was fresh but quality was average although some of the fish was really nice. The rolls we had were really very good. They also had a good selection of japanese sakes and a few deserts. We will be back for sure:)

Pros: clean, well decorated, unnasuming, great rolls, good variety

Cons: some fish was average in quality (but fresh)

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If you get anything togo from this place make sure everything is in there! I hate having to go back when a restaurant forgets something in your order because by the time you get it resolved your food is now cold. So I usually expect a restaurant to compensate me on my next order with a discount or a gift card for their mistake. Of the few restaurants where I've had problems they were appologetic and always offered some compensation.

Not this place! They basically said I had to come back or too bad! They were not appologetic and refused any compensation for our incomplete meal. After arguing with their "manager" we gave up and basically crossed it off our list of regular restaurants.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you get anything togo from this place make sure everything is in there! I hate having to go back when a restaurant forgets something in your order because by the time you get it resolved your food is now cold. So I usually expect a restaurant to compensate me on my next order with a discount or a gift card for their mistake. Of the few restaurants where I've had problems they were appologetic and always offered some compensation.

Not this place! They basically said I had to come back or too bad! They were not appologetic and refused any compensation for our incomplete meal. After arguing with their "manager" we gave up and basically crossed it off our list of regular restaurants.

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Based on reviews, we decided to check Hayashi out this past weekend. It was good, but not as good as we would have liked. We had a Hayashi roll and the Screaming O roll. Both were very good. The sushi selections brought on mixed reviews. We enjoyed the Yellowtail and even ordered 4 additional pieces. The tuna, salmon, and red snapper all left something to be desired. The snapper, in particular, was chewy. My wife liked the eel, but I thought it was too sweet. The scallop sashimi was a bit on the yucky side.

But, appetizers were good and there was a nice wine selection. We had a lovely waitress and she took very good care of us. Ice Cream for dessert came with Pocky, so that?s almost worth a return trip in and of itself.

If we hadn?t had better just around the corner from there, we?d go back, but we may not for now.

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★★★☆☆

Based on reviews, we decided to check Hayashi out this past weekend. It was good, but not as good as we would have liked. We had a Hayashi roll and the Screaming O roll. Both were very good. The sushi selections brought on mixed reviews. We enjoyed the Yellowtail and even ordered 4 additional pieces. The tuna, salmon, and red snapper all left something to be desired. The snapper, in particular, was chewy. My wife liked the eel, but I thought it was too sweet. The scallop sashimi was a bit on the yucky side.

But, appetizers were good and there was a nice wine selection. We had a lovely waitress and she took very good care of us. Ice Cream for dessert came with Pocky, so that?s almost worth a return trip in and of itself.

If we hadn?t had better just around the corner from there, we?d go back, but we may not for now.

Pros: Nice decor and a very attentive wait-staff

Cons: Fish was a bit "eh"

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Excellent sushi, try the MANGO ROLL, better than screaming o roll, Nice atmosphere, the staff hover a bit around the table which can be annoying at times, The shrimp tempura is excellent and food is fresh. I only wish they were open on Sundays and didnt close from 3 to 5 most days.

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★★★★★

Excellent sushi, try the MANGO ROLL, better than screaming o roll, Nice atmosphere, the staff hover a bit around the table which can be annoying at times, The shrimp tempura is excellent and food is fresh. I only wish they were open on Sundays and didnt close from 3 to 5 most days.

Pros: Execellent food

Cons: Staff hangs around table to long.

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Awesome sushi...great food..The place is very small but the food is worth it. Price is right and the sushi chefs are great and food was great...all good. Even the service was not bad... I think one of the best places in town....I visited two japanese restaurants in last two days and rated the other place really bad. I'm surprised that a little town of wakefield has such good sushi restaurant...Very impressed. It's a little far from Raleigh area but it you have time...you should definitely try this place out. I think I rate this place above the highly rated waraji and mura. If your in the neighborhood...a must stop for sushi.

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★★★★★

Awesome sushi...great food..The place is very small but the food is worth it. Price is right and the sushi chefs are great and food was great...all good. Even the service was not bad... I think one of the best places in town....I visited two japanese restaurants in last two days and rated the other place really bad. I'm surprised that a little town of wakefield has such good sushi restaurant...Very impressed. It's a little far from Raleigh area but it you have time...you should definitely try this place out. I think I rate this place above the highly rated waraji and mura. If your in the neighborhood...a must stop for sushi.

Pros: Everything was good.

Cons: A little small...

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My husband and I loved the sushi and I am a complete stickler about the freshness of my sushi! The customer service was great! Highly recommend the Screaming-O Roll as one other person on here recommended! The miso soup was excellent as well! Will go again!! The best sushi I have had in a very long time!

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★★★★★

My husband and I loved the sushi and I am a complete stickler about the freshness of my sushi! The customer service was great! Highly recommend the Screaming-O Roll as one other person on here recommended! The miso soup was excellent as well! Will go again!! The best sushi I have had in a very long time!

Pros: Great Food, Great Service

Cons: A far drive from my home! lol

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This is my new favorite sushi place in Raleigh. The rolls are wonderful, especially the Screaming "o" roll, the ambience is nice, the service is so friendly, the price is reasonable. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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★★★★★

This is my new favorite sushi place in Raleigh. The rolls are wonderful, especially the Screaming "o" roll, the ambience is nice, the service is so friendly, the price is reasonable. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Pros: The Food, the ambiance, the food!!

Cons: none.

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My husband and I had been waiting for Hayashi to open up ever since we moved into the apartments across the street. We were not disappointed at all. From the moment that you walk in, everyone greats you with smiles and hello's. The decor is very upscale for it being in a shopping center and the ambiance is very relaxing. We have now been there at least 4 to 5 times and have ordered almost every special roll, and believe me it is amazing. My husband jokingly refers to it as "gourmet sushi". If you are a fan of bite size sushi pieces this is not the place for you. Hayashi's roll's are well over twice the size of any normal rolls you might get at Kanki or Shiki. And the flavors are unique and prices reasonable (not cheap but not outrageous). Our favorite so far is the Hungry roll. We have yet to try the Hibachi, just because we can't resist the sushi. This is a must try if you are a sushi fan.

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★★★★★

My husband and I had been waiting for Hayashi to open up ever since we moved into the apartments across the street. We were not disappointed at all. From the moment that you walk in, everyone greats you with smiles and hello's. The decor is very upscale for it being in a shopping center and the ambiance is very relaxing. We have now been there at least 4 to 5 times and have ordered almost every special roll, and believe me it is amazing. My husband jokingly refers to it as "gourmet sushi". If you are a fan of bite size sushi pieces this is not the place for you. Hayashi's roll's are well over twice the size of any normal rolls you might get at Kanki or Shiki. And the flavors are unique and prices reasonable (not cheap but not outrageous). Our favorite so far is the Hungry roll. We have yet to try the Hibachi, just because we can't resist the sushi. This is a must try if you are a sushi fan.

Pros: flavor, service, price

Cons: not open on sundays

 

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