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 university housing complexes, and as a result, is a popular destination for college kids and locals alike to feast on Japanese fare without breaking the bank.

The interior is modestly-sized, but inviting, with a scattering of tables and a wooden bar overlooking a chilled counter or fresh sushi proteins. The menu is just as tempting, with a wide range of Korean dishes, teriyaki dishes, tempura dishes, and dinner bento boxes, as well as dozens of different sushi rolls that can cater to any wallet size. Sushi lovers can choose from raw or cooked rolls, spicy rolls, veggie rolls, roe sushi, and house gourmet or specialty rolls, as well as a selection of “add-ons” to personalize any of the vast selections. Newcomers will want to start with one of the special rolls for something a little different, like the Sunday Morning roll with deep-fried salmon, cream cheese, and tamago. Colorful, distinctive, and chock-full of options, Wasabi Sushi will be a local sushi joint that adventurous Asian cuisine fans will want to return to again and again.

  • Monday11:30am-9:00pm
  • Tuesday11:30am-9:00pm
  • Wednesday11:30am-9:00pm
  • Thursday11:30am-9:00pm
  • Friday11:30am-10:00pm
  • Saturday12:00pm-10:00pm
  • Sunday12:00pm-9:00pm
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Wrightsville Beach Park

The sunny Wrightsville Beach Park, conveniently located in the heart of town, is a fantastic destination for an outdoor adventure that doesn't necessarily entail a trip to the beach. Adjacent to the Wrightsville Beach Parks & Recreation's main facilities, the Wrightsville Beach Arboretum, and plenty of wide open green spaces, this park is a perfect spot for enjoying a little free fun in the sun, without the risk of getting sand in the shoes.

Wilmington Riverfront Park

Wilmington Riverfront Park

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