Ten

by Charlottesville29

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12o E. Main Street . Charlottesville, VA . (434) 295-6691
http://ten-sushi.com/

Why Ten?

Let’s face it. No one wants discount sushi. When it comes to sushi, you want the freshest, best-sourced ingredients available. And, that’s just what you will find at Ten, the Japanese restaurant serving Charlottesville’s most luxurious sushi for more than a decade. For six of those years, the kitchen has been under the steady leadership of Pei Chang, who trained with the restaurant’s original chef, a Nobu protege. Key to great sushi is the quality of the vinegared rice. At Ten, Chang spent years perfecting the recipe for the rice’s vinegar. And, it shows.

Walk up the stairs to the restaurant’s location above the downtown mall, and you may feel as if you’ve been transported. The sleek, minimalist, modern space recalls Manhattan or Tokyo more than Charlottesville. And, the serene, soothing setting makes it a preferred antidote for life’s stresses. Ten is Charlottesville’s favorite place to escape.

What to Order

If we’re feeling indulgent, we request “omakase.” Put yourself in the chefs’ hands, and let them send out whatever they’d like. We also enjoy  daily specials, particularly on weekends, which allow Chang’s creativity to shine. Below are other recommendations, Chang’s suggestions, and appearances in Five Finds on Friday, where a local chef or personality has named a Ten dish as one of the best in town.

Our Picks

  • Aburi Saba
  • Rock Shrimp Tempura
  • Avocado Tempura
  • Oh Toro
  • Sake Roll

Chef’s Picks

  • Nigiri
  • Specials

Five Finds on Friday Picks