Mizuno Japanese Restaurant

4.9
375 reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Mizuno Japanese Restaurant is a family-run business that first opened in 1996. Located in Virginia Beach, Mizuno is embedded in a seafood hotspot, only 25 miles south of the Eastern Shore of Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay, and 158 miles south of Hatteras, North Carolina. Chef-owner Wataru Mizuno feels blessed to be a sushi chef in a culinary trifecta like Virginia Beach. Mizuno and his team take advantage of the restaurant's access to local sources by artfully composing daily specials that feature fresh shrimp, yellowfin tuna, bluefin tuna, flounder, blue crabs and oysters, to name a few. The hook's simple. Mizuno resists complicated sauces and excessive ingredients. Instead, he flavors scallops from the world famous Chesapeake Bay, adding nothing more, at times, than a dash of citrus and a pinch of sea salt. Wataru Mizuno: Chef/Owner Born in Japan, Wataru Mizuno received his formal training in Tokyo, as an apprentice under master Teruo Sato.

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What 375 People Are Saying
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4.9
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.6
Value
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JunieF
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal service. Food is absolutely fantastic. One of my favorite places to dine in Va Beach. Will be returning soon!!!

JH
JohnH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A birthday dinner that couldn’t have been more pleasant. The service and food were superb which is consistently the hallmark of Mizuno’s.

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KathrynL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

It was our first visit, and the sushi was exquisite. It is rather exclusive with a contemporary feel, like going to a restaurant in NYC. We will come back again.

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BF123
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Always amazing culinary experience. Only downfall was how dark and loud it was in the restaurant. I couldn’t hear my guest talk at the other end of our table.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food & service. The best and most inventive rolls I have ever seen! Pricey but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was absolute perfection!

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vipAnnaD
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service and foos. Clean and sophisticated environment

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MichelleP
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and excellent service!! Will go again and again and again!❤️

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JillK
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service. Have been here before and will definitely be going back!

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vipVBFoodie
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing sushi as always~ never disappointed. Eric always helps make our experience perfect.

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vipEssenZie
Richmond
28 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Food not up to usual high quality. Chef/owner reports that due to pandemic regular suppliers have little or no stock. We love this place and will keep coming back.....we know the chef will make every effort to acquire the highest quality products.

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JanL
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been dining at Mizuno's for many many years. We absolutely love the food!!! We also think the staff, ambiance and over all experience is wonderful. The owner, Walter, is top notch too! We highly recommend this restaurant to all.

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vipJSL1
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome as always!! Superior quality is worth the premium!!

JL
JanL
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been going to Mizuno's for years. We absolutely love, love their food. Extra special, no matter what you order. Walter is first class, not notch and so is his team. We will always go back for more.

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BarbW
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mizuno is without a doubt the finest Japanese restaurant in the Tidewater area. It may appears little pricey but definitely the value is there: exceptional food, upscale modern ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best sushi in all of Hampton roads if not east coast!!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hands down. Definitely the best, freshest sushi ever! Hostess, waitstaff, & chefs are all too notch. The restaurant decor, ambiance, music, etc are swanky. It is an experience like no other, every time I go. Without a doubt, it is my all time favorite restaurant! I could eat there every day & never tire of the vast assortment of delicious items to choose from.

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vipWillTravel4food
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience with Waturu performing his culinary magic!!!

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JanetO
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Walter's food was exquisite in every way!! We get yummy take out many times at this restaurant, but in peson is even better. Our server Karen was also fantastic!

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GJTGCT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first visit to Mizuno and we were so pleased that we are already planning to return. The food was excellent; our favorite being the Crab Meat Egg Drop Soup. Our server was informative, helpful, and patient.

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DeborahK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had such a wonderful experience introducing our 7 year old granddaughter to 1st class sushi.
Walter made her feel so special and we all loved everything!
Thank You Walter and team for making our night out wonderful!

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Gerems
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The food was delicious! Unfortunately we didn’t get served at the same time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great sushi, reasonably priced, friendly service. Great for a special occasion, but also could go for a weeknight treat.

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KathyP
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superior service and cuisine.

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Teachermommy
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was excellent. Highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just an overall incredible experience; Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mizunos never disappoints!

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ASJS
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent experience all the way around we enjoyed the service atmosphere and the food. Always a winner

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EGGR
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fresh Fresh Fresh seafood, prepared exceptionally well.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An enjoyable experience. The Best Sushi in Virginia. The chicken teriyaki was incredible. Looking forward to the next visit

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious sushi and sake! We will be back!

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KeishaH
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chose this restaurant for date night after a night at the museum. Just chose it out of sheer “looking for something different”. The service was impeccable. The food/sushi was fresh and their take on egg drop soup was awesome. They added lump crab to it. Very nice! It is a bit pricey but it’s worth it. Well worth it. Even down to the dessert…wonderful. I thought I loved a certain place but THIS place, hands down, to us, have the BEST sushi in Hampton Roads. We will be back to try other rolls! ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food were both phenomenal! We cant wait to go back!

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JDLJR
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

MY BEST FRIEND AND I ENJOYED A GREAT GUY'S NIGHT OUT FOR SUSHI. THE FOOD WAS SUPERB AND OUT WAITER, "ERIC" WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND INFORMATIVE. WE WILL DEFINITELY RETURN WITH FRIENDS. WE EAT EAT SUSHI ALL OVER HAMPTON ROADS AND MIZUNOS IS ONE OF THE BEST.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best sushi on the planet! Great atmosphere!

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vipfh2021
London
21 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My family and I have been going to this wonderful place for more than 15 years. We think it's as good as or better than the best sushi restaurants we've tried in NY and LA. Wataru Mizuno is always at the helm, behind the sushi bar. Worth every penny.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious cocktails, appetizers and specialty rolls. Excellent service. We had a wonderful time. The sushi rolls were amazingly delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, Chef delivered perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Are always a great time! Some of the best sushi you will find anywhere.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Mizuno Japanese Restaurant using the Order Online button. Mizuno Japanese Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 422-1200.

Mizuno Japanese Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 375 OpenTable diners.

Mizuno Japanese Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/1558/mizuno-sushi.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.