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Nick-San Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar Palmilla

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Las Tiendas de Palmilla local 116, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
144 6263
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 33
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  • 21
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  • 10
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Exceptional artisan sushi

With all the excellent choices in the Baja for dinner, we enjoyed Nick San twice during our recent vacation in the Cabo area. Our first meal we followed Fodor's recommendations that exceeded expectations. The Sea Bass entree was probably the finest I have ever tasted. At no time did any item served... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

With all the excellent choices in the Baja for dinner, we enjoyed Nick San twice during our recent vacation in the Cabo area. Our first meal we followed Fodor's recommendations that exceeded expectations. The Sea Bass entree was probably the finest I have ever tasted. At no time did any item served need soy sauce or additional flavoring. The presentation... More 

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Vail,CO
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80 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love the sashimi which is the specialty of this restaurant. Don't miss the sashimi cilantro, salmon yuzu, black and white tuna and whatever the special one is. This is for fish lovers who don't want the average "sushi" or traditional sashimi you get anywhere else. This is way more than "new school"- it's unusual and delicious and the sauces... More 

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Thank bskinow
San Diego, California
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51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We walked into Nick-San, sat at the sushi bar, and invited the guys behind the counter to surprise us. They did not disappoint. We had a total of 5 courses... none of which I'd ever had before... all of which we very good. I understand this might not be the most affordable place. But this is one of the better... More 

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Thank mclanea
la mesa
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

I would never have guessed that the best sushi meal of my life (so far) would be in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico. We made the very fortunate choice of sitting at the bar and asking the chef to have his way with us. He served us five amazing and varied dishes, each of which was fantastic. He was very... More 

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Southern california
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59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Nick San is right up the hill from the Palmilla and we usually go here during a Cabo trip. The sushi is all high quality and the selection is good. There are two Cabo locations for Nick San. One is in Cabo San Lucas, by the Marina. This one is much more crowded and hopping. The decor is very white... More 

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Thank Igetaroundconb
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148 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Love Nick-San downtown, this is more family oriented due to it's location in Palmilla. The atmosphere is MUCH different- very quiet. We didn't need to make a reservation at all. Food was still pretty good and the waitstaff was very friendly. Very beautiful view and clean restaurant.

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Thank HollyTravels365
San Jose del Cabo
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Best Sushi in Los Cabos! Sushi lovers Paradise Located in Palmilla Shoppes with plenty of seating for friends and family!

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Thank DonMiguel56
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

...by a long shot. In 14 days we ate at many of the local restaurants in Los Cabos, but this was our hands-down favorite. We love sushi, and especially sashimi. At most sushi restaurants you get plain and simple sashimi, which is great. At Nik-San they elevate sashimi with various special preparations and sauces. The fish was impeccably fresh and... More 

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Thank Joanie G
Lafayette, Louisiana
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

My husband is a self-professed sushi expert and it's his go-to wherever he is in the world. At the end of the meal, he proclaimed this in his top 2! The gyoza, lobster roll, spicy tuna were amazing. Do not miss Nick San!!

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Thank olemissgirl98
LaPaz,baja sur, mexico
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89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Nick-San is the very best that there is as far as Japanese and sushi restaurants go in Los Cabos.... There just is nothing better! Artistic presentation, attentive service, great ambience and the freshest most delicious fare ever! It is pricey but well worth it.... The very best quality of tuna and other fresh fish.... I have been here a few... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Las Tiendas de Palmilla local 116, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Los Cabos  >  San Jose del Cabo
  • Phone Number: 144 6263

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings

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