Sushi of Charlotte

Are you craving sushi, but haven’t found your favorite sushi place yet? Charlotte has so many tasty restaurants, including sushi joints. Here are some places that will hit the spot for that craving!


2000 South Boulevard
Suite 510
Charlotte, NC 28203

If you are looking for an upscale sushi place with low-key vibes, Oku is your place. Oku has high quality sushi with rice that seems to melt in your mouth. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Oku not only offers delicious sushi, but specialty entrees. While rolls can be a little pricey, Oku offers half off rolls from 5:30-7:30pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. You’ll need a reservation here because it’s so popular!

Yamazaru Sushi & Sake

2173 Hawkins St
Ste A
Charlotte, NC 28203

Yamazaru is located closely to Oku, conveniently next to Sycamore Brewery. You won’t need a reservation here if you’re willing to wait maybe ten to fifteen minutes for a table. This place offers rolls that differ from its Oku neighbor, which is great for variety! The options are almost overwhelming, but it also means you’ll never get bored with the menu! While they do not offer any sushi specials, this place is pretty affordable with most rolls being in the $10-15 range.


1308 The Plaza
Charlotte, NC 28205

If you’re looking for BOGO sushi, this is your place. You cannot beat this deal! Plus, there are a lot of sushi choices without meat or with cooked meat. It’s vegetarian and pregnancy safe! Just look at the online menu here, then call in your order and it will be ready for pickup by the time you make it to the restaurant. If taking sushi home isn’t your thing, they also have a lovely seating area to dine in.

Futo Buta

222 Bland St
Bland Street Light Rail Station
Charlotte, NC 28203

While Futo Buta is known for its ramen, the Southend restaurant also has terrific sushi. This place is popular, so you’ll want a reservation! If you want sushi as an appetizer before an amazing ramen entree, Futo Buta is your place! Check out what people have to say about this restaurant on yelp.


Is your mouth watering yet? Mine too!

Treats and Sweets


It’s the season for indulgence and special treats — I won’t tell your trainer if you don’t! Whether you need to fill out a dessert table for your holiday dinner, or just bring a treat to a party, the holiday season is the time of year when everyone needs a signature bakery to frequent. If you need suggestions, here are four great Charlotte favorites.  


Anderson’s Catering 

1617 Elizabeth Ave 

Charlotte, NC 28204 

THE place to order pies for yourself, your friends, or clients. The best part is they ship their famous Pecan ($25) and Chocolate Pecan Pies ($27) anywhere in the US.  


Amelie’s French Bakery 

Multiple Locations 

 This indulgent French bakery offers everything you dream of, from Chocolate Croissants to Iced Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread. There is nothing here that won’t be a hit.  


La Piccola Gabbia 

224 E 7th St 

Charlotte, NC 28202 

Impress the seasoned world traveler in your life this holiday season with a gift of authentic European treats. The recently opened storefront inside the 7th Street Market is known for their Biscotti, Chocolate Cherry Cake, and Cannelé de Bordeaux.  


Nova’s Bakery 

Multiple Locations 

If you want a sure-hit, look no further than Nova’s New York style cheesecake. It comes by the slice ($2.55) or whole ($23.55 for 10-inch). This bakery offers a wide selection of other treats as well!


Photo by Cody Hughes @clhughes21