4 out of 5 stars
You might not expect much by looking at the exterior of this place as it’s relatively meek in this strip mall (albeit a new strip mall) across from Wakefield Commons. But inside you feel like you’ve stepped into a whole Japanese experience, with cool stone walls and wood floors.
The menu featured lots of pictures, so it was more fun to navigate than the website version of the menu. Angela and I tried out the flying eel roll, Philly roll, seaweed salad and edamame. We ordered another one too but I now can’t remember, I think the Hayashi roll. The eel was fresh-tasting and we enjoyed the other rolls as well, they were bountiful. I also liked the seaweed salad, it was a little different because they had added some dressing and mixed with some spring greens. Our edamame was a little overcooked but that’s really the worst I can say about this place. It’s great to have a good sushi option so close to work but so far away from the hustle and bustle.
Hayashi Japanese Restaurant
13200 New Falls of Neuse Rd. #105
Raleigh, NC 27614