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Ru San's Japanese Sushi & Cuisine

Sushi Restaurant and Japanese Restaurant$$$$
Dilworth, Charlotte
  • Go here. Experience the sushi. It's worth it.
  • Cara S.
    "Some of the best sushi in Charlotte!"(5 Tips)
    Susan S.
    "The lunch buffet at RuSan's is one of the best deals in town."(7 Tips)
    Rebecca A.
    "your birthday and get a bang the counter saki bomb!"(4 Tips)
    Jaclyne D.
    "Check out the American sushi chef... Mmm mmm mmmm"(4 Tips)
128 Tips and reviews
  • sushi
  • buffet
  • lively
  • sake
  • seafood
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  • Samantha R.
    Samantha RobichaudDecember 3, 2012
    During lunch get a table near the back by the window. You can see when they bring out the fresh new sushi rolls for the buffet. Don't eat too much the 1st round because they bring out different rolls!
  • Monika N.
    Monika NessbachMay 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Ru San's is my fave sushi place in the hood. Hawaiian Ahi Poki or California Sunset = delice! The sushi chef is amazing and the staff is friendly with the exception of Grace. Overall, LOVE this place!
  • Cara S.
    Cara SharpeOctober 26, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Some of the best sushi in Charlotte! All sushi rolls are amazing and reasonably priced...Usually have great draft beer selections and half-priced bottles of wine on Wednesdays!
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BenishApril 18, 2013
    Love the atmosphere and the sushi chefs, they make you feel good by giving you a hearty welcome when you come in. Almost like an Asian diner...they have a little bit of everything!
  • Kristi F.
    Kristi FloydSeptember 24, 2015
    All you can eat sushi buffet for $11.75, you can't lose. They also have other items, but lots of sushi to choose from. Only down side is they don't label the sushi, so you have to be a bit adventurous
  • Lindsey M.
    Best sushi in Charlotte. Fresh rolls, nice environment, and overall worth it! Kiss of fire roll was amazing, recommended by our waitress.
  • Pack Ele P.
    Pack Ele PhantSeptember 8, 2015
    Everything. This place has the best sushi/Japanese cuisine in the area. The service is never bad, even when they are super busy. Try a Saketini too, unless you don't drink ;)
  • Alison A.
    Alison AvilesApril 8, 2013
    Tuna sashimi was delicious! Also loved the new moon maki and the exotic maki. Our server was fabulous as well! I would definitely come back if I'm in the area
  • Antonia L.
    Antonia LoganDecember 12, 2012
    It was great! I had more than enough food and it was not pricey!(scored big points with me) Also I tried fried sushi on someone else's plate it was AMAZING!!
  • Eric J.
    Eric J.December 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The buffet keeps me coming back. Make sure to get there at 11:30, to have a place to sit.
    Upvoted Sep 24
  • DjPharmD
    DjPharmDAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Great quality sushi for the price can be hit or miss somtimes though. Ask ab the nigiri not on the menu
  • Jeremy A.
    Jeremy AndersonApril 17, 2015
    Everything is great here!Love their sushi! Everything is always fresh and full! Come check them out
  • Rebecca B.
    Rebecca BruschJuly 16
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing sushi lunch buffet! If you think you might need a high chair, tell them before you're seated. We were told we weren't allowed to have one at our table after we were seated and had our food.
  • Roger R.
    Roger RJune 20
    Sushi is excellent. Decent beer selection and cool atmosphere. Be prepared to wait....sushi lunch buffet is the best around for the money!
  • Joe R.
    Joe RecomendesMarch 8, 2015
    Check out their all you can eat lunch - they seem to turn over the sushi pretty fast so it stays fresh, but it gets very busy.
  • Tiffany P.
    Tiffany PorterOctober 1, 2014
    Sushi in a strip mall sounds like a bad idea but it was amazing! Cheap and delicious. Huge menu with lots of options.
  • Jacquelyn G.
    Jacquelyn GraceNovember 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Crazy horse roll is amazing. I've never had a bad dining experience here. Over five sushi chefs TONS of sushi roll choices.. This place is phenomenal
  • Mel H.
    Mel HartsellJuly 14, 2011
    Decent (some great) sushi, very low price! Some 3 piece rolls and other foods are $1, which means you can create a great meal full of variety! Read more
  • Mike H.
    Mike HegeJanuary 4, 2016
    Sushi is the best. Be prepared to come a little early. The wait list can be crazy and the lobby is non existent
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine MisleJanuary 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Grace is actually the best server at Ru San's... Only bitter and mean people write untrue things about people in public places. If you have Grace as your server it will be the best meal you ever had!
  • Sara J.
    Sara JeanDecember 27, 2014
    So far everything. I always have to choose between ordering as I wish from the individual orders or getting a meal B-)
  • Lindsay A.
    Lindsay AllenFebruary 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    They have a 'dollar menu' for sushi- its a wide variety of 3piece sushi rolls & theyre all delicious! Complete dinner for less tha 10 bucks
  • Paul S.
    Paul StubbsDecember 17, 2016
    Ru Sans is not a fancy place, but the sushi, sashimi and food in general is quite good. Highly recommended
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah WilbanksOctober 26, 2011
    Super cheap, fast, delicious. Careful, though - make sure whatever you order is over $5 if you plan on using card instead of cash.
  • Jake M.
    Jake MiddletonJune 30, 2014
    Great food and atmosphere, but can get crowded and loud! Definitely plan on an early dinner to avoid the worst of it.
  • Atty Karen D.
    Atty Karen Darlington JrNovember 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Cowboy Maki roll is to die for! I try to try new things but i get it every time.
  • Zac
    ZacAugust 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The best sushi in all of Charlotte Metro!! Every roll is AH-mazing! Polish everything off with a Kirin Ichiban.
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ChapJanuary 19, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Sushi buffet runs from 11-2:30 everyday but Sundays and still one of the best deals for sushi in Charlotte
  • nikki s.
    nikki s.May 30, 2011
    go with a big appetite! they have amazing creativity; some of the most unique and tasty rolls i've ever had! Read more
  • Rebecca A.
    Rebecca AponteDecember 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Absolutely delicious, swing by on your birthday and get a bang the counter saki bomb!
  • Derek K.
    Derek KramerOctober 15, 2012
    The rolls were way bigger than what I'm use too. Great for their prices but should come with a warning.
  • Matt M.
    Matt McCauleyJuly 24, 2011
    I love Ru Sans! Best salmon in all of NC! Don't forget to get the ice cream tempura for dessert.
  • Amanda L.
    Amanda LaxMay 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit on the patio while it's still nice out and kill the lunch buffet. Remember to not show up from 2:30-4:30 Monday-Saturday...they're closed. Tempura mozz roll rules.
  • Benjamin J.
    Benjamin JohnsonAugust 6, 2016
    Sushi all you can eat. Also traditional Japanese food. Arrive early always busy.
  • Stephanie Y.
    Stephanie YuFebruary 17, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    got the chirashi bowl on Valentine's night & there was so much fish
  • sarah d.
    sarah dickinsonNovember 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Ru San's is amazingly cheap great sushi. Try anything off the veggie menu, it won't disappoint. Beware of the lunch rush, though.
  • Brooke B.
    Brooke BradyApril 9, 2013
    Great sushi, fun service staff and priced more reasonably than others in the area.
  • NJ C.
    NJ CostanzoAugust 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great meal tonight. Tried 4 other sushi spots and this is by far THE BEST!
  • Julie C.
    Julie ChampionJanuary 13, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Lunch buffet all the way! Go late (after 1PM) to avoid crowds.
  • Ricky T.
    Ricky Torres2 weeks ago
    This place is heaven in its purest form. I love this place!!!
  • Laura C.
    Laura CMay 10, 2012
    The cracker jack and the teriyaki rice ball (which is large for $2)
  • Tres S.
    Tres ShepherdFebruary 22, 2012
    Ru Sans has the best sushi in CLT. Order the crunchy roll, soooo good
    AUDIOMINDJanuary 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    you simply cannot go wrong with the firecracker roll. good stuff. stay clear of friday evenings!
  • Sarah R.
    Sarah RoseFebruary 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great, fresh sushi - huge selection and the best prices in town.
  • Aaron H.
    Aaron HunterFebruary 15
    Great service, great food, made for a great Valentine's day.
  • Russell W.
    Russell WhiteAugust 19, 2011
    The best lunch value in Charlotte, and the sushi is very good as well!
  • Abel L.
    Abel LinebergerAugust 3, 2013
    The beef negamaki is fantastic. It's not listed on the menu - just ask for it!
  • Philip A.
    Philip AtaJuly 2, 2013
    Kelly H is incredible! Great waitress and completely gorgeous! Wow
  • Bulent S.
    Bulent SencanOctober 11, 2013
    Open buffet and great sushies, rolls...
  • Kathryn C.
    Kathryn CartiniMay 25, 2013
    Try the Sushi - #friendly #fresh #relaxed atmosphere
  • Zac
    ZacDecember 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you need shrimp sauce to eat your sushi.... Your doing it wrong!!
  • Mercedes R.
    Mercedes RodriguezFebruary 3, 2012
    Try rich and famous and the mozzarella and tomato roll
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah WilsonJanuary 20, 2012
    Ask for Abe! He is the funniest and nicest waitor!
  • becca g.
    becca gibsonAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best sushi in Charlotte. Say hey to John at the bar!
  • Elisa S.
    Elisa SelfSeptember 6, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Amazing lunch buffet... Or come for dinner and stuff yourself for about $15. Best sushi on Charlotte!
  • Todd
    ToddOctober 14, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Get the teryaki rice ball and a saki mojito! Delish!
  • Jon S.
    Jon StolleryFebruary 11, 2011
    Home of the greatest named dish ever... The Pearl Harbor Shrimp Bomb
  • Desi
    DesiFebruary 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Have a lot of time to spend waiting for a seat at 9 on a Saturday night! Lol
  • L M.
    L MillerFebruary 21, 2011
    Try the lime white fish roll - fabulous and only a dollar!
  • Anthony D.
    Anthony DavisJuly 16, 2014
    Pork Curry Udon is the perfect remedy for a summer cold.....
  • Vivica H.
    Vivica HallowSeptember 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you dont know about the $2 teriyaki rice ball you dont know whats up!
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel McMillanJuly 10, 2011
    The fried rice icream ball things r amazing!!!! Sorry don't remember what they are called
  • Momodou C.
    Momodou CamaraFebruary 24, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Can't wait to eat the left overs
  • James N.
    James NguyenJune 7
    Been here 25+ times
    Food is always so good here
  • Mel M.
    Mel MorganteJuly 10, 2013
    Amazing service and amazingly fresh sushi!!
  • Brent B.
    Brent BlalockMarch 7, 2014
    Very good sushi..can't go wrong
  • Adam B.
    Adam BrooksDecember 7, 2009
    The best sushi lunch buffet in Charlotte! All you can eat GOOD sushi for around $10 = one helluva deal. Read more
  • James N.
    James NguyenJune 8, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    The waffles here are awesome
  • tinesha m.
    tinesha matthewsJune 25, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Bring a's always super chilly in here.
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LynneDecember 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The spicy edamame is AMAZING.
  • Tyler C.
    Tyler CooperJanuary 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Rich and famous roll!
  • Brian H.
    Brian HanscelApril 13, 2010
    Go to Ru San's and sit at the sushi bar. Order some gyoza and sushi. Do some sake bombs while you wait!
  • Philip C.
    Philip CiccarelloSeptember 2, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the Rich & Famous it's not on the menu or fried, trust me, it's delicious.
  • John
    JohnAugust 1, 2014
    Try the Protein Roll special
  • Catherine W.
    Catherine WoltzJune 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Half priced wine by the bottle on Wednesdays!
  • kevin
    kevinFebruary 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Pearl Harbor Bomb!
  • Laila N.
    Laila NabulsiNovember 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Best sushi in town, and for a good price.
  • Amber J.
    Amber JoyFebruary 25, 2013
    All you can eat yummy sushi! Yes friend!
  • Vivica H.
    Vivica HallowJanuary 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the teryaki rice ball appetizer. its only 2 bucks and its awesome.
  • Phoenix J.
    Phoenix JimenezNovember 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Rusans Crabcake!
  • Brittany J.
    Brittany JonesNovember 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The tempura eggplant is AMAZINGGGG
  • tinesha m.
    tinesha matthewsApril 28, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Exotic maki roll is addictive
  • Eric J.
    Eric J.February 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Some of the best sushi in Charlotte.
  • Brandon J.
    Brandon JozsaJune 8, 2012
    Get ready to get your dancing shoes on when coming to Ru San's!
  • Tim D.
    Tim DonovanFebruary 21, 2012
    Like the AMEX credit I get with check-in
  • Ginger R.
    Ginger RichardsMay 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Ahi Poki just like on Hawaii!
  • Randall H.
    Randall HoffmanJune 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Order 21 rolls of sushi from the $1 sushi menu.
  • Bradley P.
    Bradley PoffMay 3, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    My fav is the Tootsie
  • Clay D.
    Clay DijonJanuary 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    What kind of asshole takes all the fish from the nigiri stand?
  • Willie A.
    Willie AdamsApril 18, 2012
    you must try sometime
  • Keith T.
    Keith TaulSeptember 29
    Pretty good sushi rolls
  • Julianne M.
    Julianne McCollumMarch 15, 2012
    Wear a sweater and tip well.
  • Rebekah
    RebekahOctober 23, 2010
    new moon maki sooo good don't ruin it with soy sauce.
  • Crystal M.
    Crystal MartinFebruary 23, 2012
    Plum sake... Very good!!! ;)
  • Brooke V.
    Brooke VallhonratNovember 30, 2013
    Food was amazing as always!!!!
  • Chris B.
    Chris BallanceSeptember 4, 2014
    Trendy sushi
  • fahri p.
    fahri pasliSeptember 3, 2014
  • Jimmy
    JimmyJanuary 1, 2011
    Don't be scared of the beef tongue skewer.
  • Benjamin J.
    Benjamin JohnsonDecember 31, 2016
    Like the Sushi buffet.
  • Vikram
    VikramSeptember 11, 2015
    Best sushi buffet !
  • fahri p.
    fahri pasliSeptember 3, 2014
  • Glen M.
    Glen MichaelDecember 4, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Great as always.
  • Wade B.
    Wade BarberMay 28, 2015
    Its all good!
  • Susan S.
    Susan StableyJanuary 5, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The lunch buffet at RuSan's is one of the best deals in town.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DellingerMarch 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The quality is dropping and the nigiri is sparse...
  • fahri p.
    fahri pasliSeptember 3, 2014
  • Jake B.
    Jake BockMarch 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    $1 maki rolls cannot be beat!!
  • Dion B.
    Dion BearyMarch 9, 2013
    They have sushi technically.
  • Bart B.
    Bart BlockerApril 21, 2011
    Firecracker Roll is untouchable
  • fahri p.
    fahri pasliSeptember 3, 2014
  • Dre M.
    Dre MooreJuly 13, 2012
    Pan noodles with Chicken
  • fahri p.
    fahri pasliSeptember 17, 2014
    nice place
  • Jaclyne D.
    Jaclyne DoggettJuly 28, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out the American sushi chef... Mmm mmm mmmm
  • Phil F.
    Phil FreshhMarch 12, 2013
    This place is bomb!
  • fahri p.
    fahri pasliSeptember 3, 2014
  • fahri p.
    fahri pasliSeptember 3, 2014
  • Derek S.
    Derek SjoblomOctober 28, 2012
    Sake bombs!
  • Jake T.
    Jake ThorsellSeptember 3, 2011
    try the sushi!!!
  • kevin
    kevinFebruary 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Extra Wasabi please!
  • joe F.
    joe FortierMarch 3, 2010
    toro toro at Ru Ru's is delicious
  • Bobby C.
    Bobby CochranDecember 11, 2011
    Unagi is better than sex.
  • Randal C.
    Randal ChouDecember 14, 2012
    Service has gone way down here. Go to Zen for better quality and service.
  • cayoyin
    cayoyinMay 3, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The Asian hostess is RUUUDDEEE
  • Shaunda H.
    Shaunda HaireJanuary 6, 2012
    Does this look appetizing?
  • Brandon H.
    Brandon HigginsDecember 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
  • Jessica
    JessicaDecember 16, 2014
    Just, no...
  • Adam B.
    Adam BrooksDecember 7, 2009
    Buy a "Got sushi?" shirt to make your friends jealous.
  • Joanna
    JoannaNovember 25, 2009
    holy sake bomb!
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