Asian Fusion Noodle House

Sometimes a name says it all, and Asian Fusion Noodle House is where hungry locals and visitors alike go to satisfy an appetite for large bowls of Japanese staples. Located in a particularly busy section of Market...

Bento Box

For a light lunch or dinner to reenergize after a day of exploring Wilmington’s central shopping plazas, head to the Bento Box. This colorful restaurant features a rainbow of fresh cuisine from Japan, China...

Blue Asia

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...

Double Happiness Restaurant

There’s plenty of joy to be found in the colorful dishes and unique flavors of the Double Happiness Restaurant. Found in between the heart of Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach, this Dim Sum, Cantonese, and...

Fire Bowl

Locals and visitors in the Ogden area, which is just north of Wilmington along US Highway 17, can satisfy a hankering for Asian cuisine with a visit to Fire Bowl. Featuring a vast menu that’s chock-full of...

Genki

Genki is a fresh Japanese and sushi joint that’s tucked away along the popular Market Street in the New Centre shopping district. Boasting colorful and flavorful dishes that can satisfy any craving for Japanese...

Hibachi Grill Supreme Buffet

Hibachi Grill Supreme Buffet is a traditional Chinese food buffet that offers an array of lunch and dinner options for hungry Asian food fans. With plenty of seating, and expansive rows of hot and cold items, (as well...

Hiro Japanese Steak House

Visitors who are exploring the shops off of College Road, Market Street, and Eastwood Road can cap off a long day with a true Hibachi experience with a visit to Hiro Japanese Steak House. Offering the full...

Ichiban Express

Ichiban Express is a small and unimposing eatery that’s found just a stroll away from the UNCW campus, but the solid fare and inexpensive prices makes this quick stop for Japanese cuisine a crowd pleaser. Fast and...

Kabuki Korean Cafe & Sushi Bar

Kabuki Korean Cafe & Sushi Bar is a distinctive restaurant that’s perfect for central Wilmington visitors who are in the mood for something that’s miles away from ordinary. Found along a bustling section...

Kyoto Asian Grille

Kyoto Asian Grille, a chic Asian fusion, Japanese and Thai restaurant with a warm and friendly atmosphere, is a favorite local destination for fresh and colorful Asian-inspired cuisine. Boasting an extensive menu and...

Okami Japanese Steakhouse

Okami Japanese Steakhouse offers a wide range of dining experiences under one extensive roof along College Road. From the traditional Japanese steak house “show,” with flying knives and freshly prepared...

Sakura Japanese Restaurant

For a taste of fresh Japanese cuisine that’s varied and budget-friendly, Sakura Japanese Restaurant is a solid and centrally located destination. Found in between the downtown area and the UNCW campus, this small...

Sealevel City Gourmet

Vegetarians and fresh food lovers will find plenty of reasons to celebrate at the Sealevel City Gourmet – an enticing little café that boasts a wealth of fresh and handmade food and drink. Spearheaded by...

Shukai Thai & Sushi Bar

The Cape Fear region has an abundance of restaurants that specialize in delicious and creative seafood cuisine, and the Shukai Thai & Sushi Bar is no exception to this legacy. Located close to the Wrightsville Beach...

Sunny Sushi & Lounge

Wilmington visitors can enjoy a full taste of Asia without ever leaving the downtown region with a stop at the Sunny Sushi & Lounge. Located along Front Street next to a collection of cool bars, shops and...

The Paper Crane

The Paper Crane has an easy-to-miss location along Eastwood Road, but Wilmington sushi and Asian cuisine fans will want to try this spot that’s known for its distinctively colorful rolls, unique vegan options, and...

Tokyo 101

Tokyo 101 is a fun go-to for lunch or dinner after a full morning or afternoon of shopping in Wilmington’s expansive Mayfaire complex. Featuring a wealth of sushi and Japanese fare in a slightly upscale and...

Tokyo-Deli

Tokyo-Deli is easy to miss, but locals in-the-know are well aware of this little spot for exceptional Japanese cuisine. Located within a small shopping plaza along Carolina Beach Road, this tasty destination is part...

Umaii

When you’re this close to the coast, and in a city that’s as creative as Wilmington, it’s easy to find restaurants that take new twists with traditional seafood, and Umaii is no exception. This sushi...

Uncle Lim’s Kitchen

It seems that all Wilmington locals and frequent visitors are on the hunt for good Chinese take-out, and Uncle Lim’s Kitchen answers the call with a refreshing menu and a central location on the corner of Carolina...

Wasabi Sushi

For a big range of sushi selections and Asian cuisine without straying too far from the University of North Carolina campus, head to Wasabi Sushi. This budget-friendly destination is within walking distance of several...

Yosake

Yosake is a chic little sushi bar, Asian fusion restaurant, and after-hours lounge that has an equally cool atmosphere, menu, and location in the heart of Downtown Wilmington. Located on the second floor of a historic...

Johnnie Mercer’s Pier

Johnnie Mercer’s Pier

Any experienced visitor will attest that one of the best things about the North Carolina coastline is the fishing, and the Johnnie Mercer's Pier is a prime locale for Wrightsville Beach visitors to tackle the exceptional saltwater fishing conditions that are renowned in the Cape Fear area.

Top 10 Attractions in Wilmington, NC

Top 10 Attractions in Wilmington, NC

With centuries of history, a coveted arts scene, and a brilliant setting against the Cape Fear River, Wilmington’s inherent legacy and culture produces a stellar collection of attractions that will entice any visitor. Discover a port community where the past meets an artful present, and be sure that these must-see attractions are on your list to fully experience this amazing city from the inside out.