Where in the world is Wasabi Juan’s? 3 spots to get your fix, including The Battery and Hwy 280


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It’s the same Wasabi Juan’s you know and love … now at The Battery on 2nd Ave South. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Good news. Whether you’re downtown or over the mountain, you’re still close to a sushi burrito fix at Wasabi Juan’s. However, this Birmingham original has done some moving around in recent months. So where can you find Wasabi Juan’s? Bham Now used our benevolent sleuthing powers to make it easy for you.

1. Find Wasabi Juan’s at The Battery

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Photographer Jacob Blankenship was in a taco frame of mind at Wasabi Juan’s grand opening at The Battery. Photo for Bham Now

In January 2019, we said a fond farewell to Wasabi Juan’s first location in Avondale.

Then we said “Hello, 4:20 Nachos” to a brand-new location at The Battery at 2201 2nd Ave South, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, less than two miles away from the original.

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Storefront at The Battery. Photo via Instagram @originalbham

Find Wasabi Juan’s, starting from Avondale: beginning at 41st Street, take a quick jaunt west on 3rd Ave South. Turn right on 23rd Street. Then turn left on 2nd Ave South. Wasabi Juan’s at The Battery will be on your left.

Find Wasabi Juan’s, starting from the downtown business district: take the 22nd Street bridge over the tracks. When you reach the light at 2nd Ave South, you can’t miss The Battery (and Wasabi Juan’s) on the corner to your left.

Why We’re Stoked

The Battery is Birmingham’s cool new development in the historic BEBCO building, and it’s full of local businesses, including Wasabi Juan’s.

After you order up, saunter over with your food to Birmingham District Brewing Company to grab a beer. On a nice day, dine in The Battery’s shared courtyard and play a game of Giant Connect Four.

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Wasabi Juan’s at The Battery shares a courtyard with Birmingham District Brewing Company. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

The boutique fitness studio True40 is also at The Battery. So after your workout, you can swing by Wasabi Juan’s for a healthy lunch or dinner. Doing the low-carb or keto thing? Order your sushi burrito with cabbage instead of rice.

Wasabi Juan’s friendly new neighbors at The Battery also include Original B’ham Apparel Company and (coming soon) Birmingham Pedal Tours. It’s one big happy family over there.

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Looking for a laidback Valentine’s date idea? Go splitsville on your fave sushi burrito and Frushi for dessert—it’s so pretty in pink and filled with coconut rice, fruit and Nutella. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

2. Find Wasabi Juan’s on Hwy 280

Last fall, Wasabi Juan’s moved its former Hoover restaurant to a new location at 5037 Hwy 280 Birmingham, Alabama 35242. What makes this Wasabi Juan’s location unique? Because it’s not adjacent to a brewery, it serves beer and wine! Enjoy local brews from Good People and Avondale Brewing.

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Beer selection at Wasabi Juan’s Hwy 280 location. Photo submitted

Find Wasabi Juan’s, starting from The Summit: Travel south/east on Hwy 280 for 3.1 miles, then turn left—it’s one of the only places you can turn left on the highway (how convenient!). After you turn, you’ll see Wasabi Juan’s down the hill on your right, before you reach T.J. Maxx.

Find Wasabi Juan’s, starting from Hugh Daniel Drive: Travel north/west on Hwy 280 for 1.5 miles, then turn right. You’ll see Wasabi Juan’s down the hill on your right, before you reach T.J. Maxx. (If you miss the entrance, take your next right on Cahaba Beach Road. Then take the first right. You’ll pass Iron Tribe Fitness, and the access road ends right at Wasabi Juan’s.)

Why We’re Stoked

This new Wasabi Juan’s location is super close to Cahaba Heights and The Summit, as well as the neighborhood of Greystone. It’s a great place to fuel up after a hike at Oak Mountain or a workout at Iron Tribe Fitness—or before you get your DIY on at the nearby Home Depot. Plus, the outdoor patio offers a pretty sweet view.

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A lovely view and owner Barby Toro’s family recipe for authentic Cuban black beans at Wasabi Juan’s on Hwy 280. Photo submitted

3. Follow the Food Truck

Wasabi Juan’s food truck posts its schedule on Instagram at @wasabijuantogo. The Trussville area is a frequent stop.

Want to Learn More about Wasabi Juan’s?

Check out five reasons we love this local Birmingham restaurant, or read the fascinating story of owners Barby and Luis Toro.

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