The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme Alumni Association of the Southeast (JETAASE)

New Japanese Restaurants in North Carolina

Added on by JETAA Southeast.
New Japanese Restaurants Opening in NCKyle Munn, a JET alumna living in North Carolina, notes several new or soon-to-be-opened restaurants in NC that are worth checking out.

Dashi
Dashi is a ramen shop and izakaya in downtown Durham. It is opening in early-January. I was lucky enough to go to a tasting a few weeks ago and the ramen in very good. Definitely not the instant soup stuff a lot of places around here try to pass off!
DashiRamen.com

Blue Kudzu Sake Company
A fellow JETAA told me about this place they checked out while in Asheville a couple months ago. A real live sake brewery in the mountains of NC. Between this place and the wasabi farm out there it's starting to turn into Little Japan.
BlueKudzuSake.com