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DINING GUIDE

Yamazushi Japanese fine dining, kaiseki-style, with seasonal menu changes and a multi-course menu, as well as sake. Currently serving only four guests per evening for a one-time seating at 6 p.m. 4711 Hope Valley Rd., Ste. 6-A; 919-493-7748; yamazushirestaurant.com SUTTON STATION Bocci Trattoria & Pizzeria Traditional Italian pastas, pizzas, crostinis and salads. 5850 Fayetteville Rd.; 919-206-4067; bocciitalian.com Bua Thai Cuisine Thai classics: pad thai, hot and sour soup, curries, Krapow lamb. Get your meal “Thai hot,” if you’re up to it! 5850 Fayetteville Rd., Ste. 101; 984-219-7357; buathaidurham.com Dulce Cafe Espresso, gelato and sandwiches. Smoked salmon bagel, dulce Reuben and the “B-L-A-T.” 5826 Fayetteville Rd.; 919-797-0497; dulcecafedurham.com BR Nantucket Grill & Bar New England-style cuisine known for their desserts like the “Unbirthday” and coconut cake. 5826 Fayetteville Rd.; 919-246-5785; nantucketgrill.com

City Barbeque Smoked meats, peach cobbler and hushpuppies. 208 W. N.C. 54; 919-237-9509; citybbq.com

Jamaica Jamaica Caribbean food favorites like jerk chicken, yellow rice and brown stew chicken. 4853 N.C. 55; 919-544-1532

The Mad Popper Try takeout from this gourmet popcorn shop with flavors both sweet and savory. 105 W. N.C. 54, Ste. 259; 919-484-7677; themadpopper.com

Na’Mean Asian fusion, Korean barbecue sandwiches available for takeout. A KoKyu joint. 4823 Meadow Dr., Ste. 108; 919-699-4667; kokyubbq.com/nmean

MILKLAB Organic rolled ice cream and bubble milk tea. 105 W. N.C. Hwy. 54, Ste. 265; 919-937-9798; milklabcafe.com

Sansui Sushi Bar & Grill Hibachi dishes and sushi rolls like “Spider Man” with crab and crawfish available for takeout. 4325 N.C. 55; 919-361-8078; sansuisushi.com

Shiki Sushi Sushi and pan-Asian choices like “Bang Bang Shrimp,” gyoza dumplings and beef pho soup. 207 W. N.C. 54; 919-484-4108; shikitasu.com THE STREETS AT SOUTHPOINT AREA Bruster’s Real Ice Cream Hand-crafted ice creams, sorbets and sherbets in ever-changing flavors.8200 Renaissance Pkwy., Ste. 1002; 919-237-3537; brusters.com People’s Coffee Specialty coffee, pastries and cold-pressed juice available for takeout. 7830 N.C. 751, Ste. 100; 919-924-0240; pplscoffee.com

LINCOLN PARK WEST Danny’s Bar-B-Que Hickory-smoked barbecue, ribs, fried catfish. 2945 S. Miami Blvd., Ste. 118; 919-806-1965; dannysbarbque.com

Harvest 18 Local, seasonal eats. Try the pimento cheese dip and brunch on the weekends. 8128 Renaissance Pkwy., Ste. 114; 919-316-1818; 18restaurantgroup.com/harvest-18 BR

Gussy’s Place Greek street food like gyro pita, Greek fries and baklava. 2945 S. Miami Blvd.; 984-439-8455; gussys.com

Rise Southern Biscuits & Righteous Chicken Order takeout from this daily-changing menu of doughnuts and biscuits. For vegetarians, the “Fried Green Tomato” biscuit is hard to beat. 8200 Renaissance Pkwy.; 919-248-2992; risebiscuitsdonuts.com BR

Piper’s In The Park Soups, salads, hoagies and burgers with selections like curried couscous and “South of Here” turkey sandwich. 2945 S. Miami Blvd.; 919-572-9767; pipersinthepark.com Spicy Green Gourmet Cafe & Catering Temporarily closed. HOPE VALLEY COMMONS Highway 54 Public House House-made burgers, N.Y.-style pizza, wings and potato chips. 1125 W. N.C. 54, Ste. 301; 919-401-8600; hwy54pub.com Denny’s Diner fare serving breakfast anytime, lunch and dinner. 7021 N.C. 751, Ste. 901; 919-908-1006; dennys.com BR Makus Empanadas A variety of meat, veggie and cheese empanadas, with vegetarian and vegan options available for takeout. Also currently offering a pay-it-forward initiative: by purchasing a dozen empanadas, you will receive another dozen for free to give to a community member who is at risk and the health care professionals who are on the front lines. 1125 W. N.C. 54, Ste. 304; 919-390-7525; makusempanadas.com Sweet Charlie’s Thai-inspired hand-rolled ice cream and frozen yogurt. 1125 W. N.C. 54; 984-888-5101; sweetcharlies.com

NEAR SOUTHPOINT HOMESTEAD MARKET Bean Traders Coffee Coffee specialties and local pastries available for takeout. 105 W. N.C. 54, Ste. 249; 919-484-2499; beantraderscoffee.com

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Town Hall Burger and Beer Offerings like the “Carolina Burger” with pork belly and pimento cheese, barbecue salmon burger and fries poutine. 7830 N.C. 751; 919-973-0506; townhallburgerandbeer.com N.C. 54 Akashi Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar Hibachi, sushi and noodle dishes like bento boxes, yakisoba and spicy scallop roll, all available for takeout. 2223 N.C. 54, Ste. RS; 919-572-9444; akashisushi54.com

Sushioki Sushi burritos in traditional flavors, plus rolls with a Southern twist, like double-fried chicken. 4900 N.C. 55, Ste. 510; 919-405-7121; sushiokirtp.com Vit Goal Tofu Restaurant Korean dishes like fried dumplings and tofu soups. 2107 Allendown Dr.; 919-361-9100 GREENWOOD COMMONS Benetis Restaurant Classic breakfast with a Mediterranean lunch buffet. 5410 N.C. 55; 919-806-0313; benetisrtp.com BR Sarah’s Empanadas Homemade empanadas. 5410 N.C. 55; 919-544-2441; sarahsempanadas.com Tandoor Indian Restaurant Traditional Indian like veggie samosas, kababs and naan. 5410 N.C. 55; 919-484-2102; tandoorinrtp.com BR True Flavors Diner Upscale Southern diner open for takeout. Try the “Howling Moon” French toast made with Howling Moon moonshine sauce. Currently operating out of the diner, biscuit sandwich shop Debbie Lou’s offers protein options from chicken and duck to lobster, gator and kangaroo. 5410 N.C. 55; 919-316-7978; trueflavorsnc.com BR IMPERIAL CENTER Gusto Farm to Street Farm-to-table offerings including salads and pizza. 5431 Page Rd.; 984-219-2739; eatgusto.com MEZ Contemporary Mexican Creative Mexican dishes, based on traditional recipes with a fresh, healthy twist. 5410 Page Rd.; 919-941-1630; mezdurham.com

Kokyu Global street food available for takeout like Belly Banh and Baht Mi sandwiches. 245 E. N.C. 54, Ste. 105; 919-251-9017; kokyubbq.com

Mr. Cheesesteak Cheesesteaks, fries and wings. 5400 S. Miami Blvd.; 919-747-1730; mrcheesesteak.com

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Page Road Grill Traditional American dishes, from house made soup and bread to burgers to vegetarian options. 5416 Page Rd.; 919-908-8900; pageroadgrill.com

N.C. 55 Backyard BBQ Pit Barbecue and other Southern comfort foods like mac and cheese and Brunswick stew. 5122 N.C. 55; 919-544-9911; sweetribs.com Basera Modern, fine-dining Indian restaurant featuring a lunch buffet and tandoor grill. 4818 N.C. 55; 919-205-5050; baseraindiancuisine.com Big C Waffles Gourmet waffles. 2110 Allendown Dr.; 919-797-7576; bigcwaffles.com BR Brigs at the Park Breakfast selections and sandwiches. 4900 N.C. 55; 919-544-7473; brigs.com BR

Societa Temporarily closed. MORRISVILLE G58 Modern Chinese Cuisine Traditional Sichuan and Cantonese flavors abound in sautéed flounder, fried grouper and steamed scallop entrees; a Western influence can be seen in dishes such as Chilean Sea Bass with brandy sauce and Cumin-Dusted New Zealand Lamb Chops. 10958 Chapel Hill Rd.; 919-466-8858; g58cuisine.com

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