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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Takeout, Full Bar
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It was so bad it quite literally ruined the rest of the evening and the next few meals after. To start, the restaurant is uncomfortably crammed in a basement, with apparently no temperature control whatsoever. I ordered the Grand Omakase... the sushi was uninspiring -...better than take out, but not even close to its price point. That alone would have been a three star review, if not for what comes next. The low point of the evening was the Wagyu beef. The dish is served flaming, which is intended to cook the beef before the customer blows out the fire. The fire would not go out - neither I, the waitress, nor any of the other customers could extinguish the dish. I burnt myself badly trying to eat the beef before it literally went up in flames, as did most of the guests around me who ordered the same. I was absolutely appalled - not only was the meal a far cry from worth the price we paid, but it was genuinely dangerous being served a completely out of control flame. There are dozens of great restaurants in Durham - you can find infinitely better quality for a fraction of the price.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 5 June 2021 via mobile

This should be a 3.5 review. We love all the "M" restaurants but this one was our least favorite. They have fresh ingredients and some interesting ideas like the lobster shabu shabu but overall the dishes lacked really interesting or memorable flavors. For example the...signature M sushi roll just tries to hard but adding things like 'calamari curd' (no, you don't taste it). The scallop mousse and lobster dumplings was bland and while it's supposed to have truffle emulsion you can't taste it. Skip the small plates and signature rolls and just get the sushi. The nighri was great and while we didn't order the bento box, that also looked great.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 June 2021

We had the seaweed salad, the dumplings, nigiri omakase and a few more orders of sushi. This is certainly the best sushi I've had in North Carolina. The chef had fun with sone of the omakase offerings (truffle oil, aioli, charred salt) but the pristinely...fresh fish always was foremost. The scallop/lobster/truffle dumplings are pricey ($15 for 4) but are absolutely luscious. I'm not usually a fan of desserts at Asian restaurants, but the coconut sorbet and the yuzu semifreddo are simply wonderfulMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 8 May 2021 via mobile

M Stands for mmmmmm- good. Whether looking for top notch selection or top notch quality, presentation and service, one will find it here. Seaweed salad is delicious; chef choice salmon with garlic- superb. Variety selection- perfect. Combined with helpful, pleasant and confident service provided by...Alexis made our special occasion perfect. Rounds of drinks and belly busting quantities added up to around $55 per person. Pretty good for top notch !!!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 24 February 2021 via mobile

This place is a great joint. It's very modern and hip and a great date night joint. Yes, we went here for date night. And the food was excellent. Everything we tried was very tasty. The saki was also good. The staff wasn't trying to...get us out the door which I found nice. It is pricier, but very worth it for the service quality, speed, and the food quality.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 27 December 2020 via mobile

Wow! Freshest sushi I have ever had. Crispy Tuna, sashimi, futomaki, dumplings, donburi- all fabulous! We will be back.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 23 October 2020 via mobile

Having only been out to eat once in the last few months, my wife and I decided on M Sushi to celebrate her birthday. The tables were adequately spaced and the chefs and waitstaff were masked. Our temperature was taken upon entering the restaurant. We...started with the scallop dumpling appetizer. Soft and delicate pillows filled with scallop mousse and lobster, drizzled with a creamy seafood sauce. It was the perfect beginning to an excellent meal. We decided on the Nigiri Omakase, a tasting menu of nigiri chosen by the sushi chef. We loved the different textures and flavors of the different types of fish. My favorite was the white tuna and the seared salmon. While the salmon roe wasn't to my particular liking, these "sushi flights" let us discover new favorites that we may not have ordered on our own. The menu ended with a set of tuna rolls, which, while good, seemed like an uninspired add-on to the excellent nigiri that preceded it. Finally, the tamago omelet cube was an excellent, slightly sweet bookend to the meal, almost a mini dessert on its own. For dessert, my wife had coconut sorbet, served in a coconut shell with a yuzu reduction. I chose the yuzu semifreddo with berries and grapes. We had a wonderful night there, and the waitstaff was helpful and attentive. We had a great time.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 26 February 2020 via mobile

Best.. Sushi.. Ever!!! Wow.. So fresh, clean, luscious, rich, lovely! Loved the unagi and salmon skin rolls too..

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 2 January 2020 via mobile

Wonderful sushi and service. When I visit Durham, it is always on my list. Grandchildren loved it too!!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 7 December 2019

Great food. The sushi is so fresh and tasty. Love this place. They provide friendly and great service. It is small so prepare for a wait during prime meal times. You will not be disappointed.

Date of visit: December 2019
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M Sushi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4