Blue Asia is a chic and cool little Japanese and sushi joint that is just a stone’s throw from the University of North Carolina Wilmington Campus, and therefore attracts a crowd of hungry college students and Japanese and Asian cuisine lovers alike.

Super hungry patrons will want to swing by Blue Asia for the daily buffet, which is an ever-changing showcase of soups and salads, tempura, and easily more than 20 sushi rolls which are all available at a diner’s fingertips. (There are also a variety of kitchen specialties available on a regular basis, like Teriyaki chicken, Bang Bang chicken, and sweet and sour chicken.) While the huge sushi buffet is a good place to start, patrons who want to sit down and enjoy a full meal will be impressed by the far-reaching menu, which features an assortment of hibachi dishes, soups, salads, and tempting appetizers like edamame and Yum Yum shrimp, in addition to a selection of sushi rolls. All of the dishes are nicely priced, and budget-conscious patrons will have no trouble feasting on a variety of rolls and smaller bites without breaking the bank. Friendly, centrally located, and an inexpensive destination for both students and foodies, Blue Asian allows everyone to sample the best flavors of Japanese and Asian cuisine.

  • Monday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Tuesday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Wednesday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Thursday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Friday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Saturday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Sunday12:00pm-10:00pm
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Poplar Grove Plantation

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