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Kukai Nibu

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Japanese, Sushi, Indonesian, Asian fusion
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Via Carlo de Cesare 52 (Angolo Piazza Trieste e Trento) | San Ferdinando, 80132 Naples, Italy
+39 081 425888
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12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 280
    Excellent
  • 251
    Very good
  • 95
    Average
  • 46
    Poor
  • 47
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sushi Snob says....Wonderful!

I arrived exactly when the restaurant opened 6:30pm and I was promptly greeted. The hostess mentioned that it might be a few minutes, since they were getting set up. The service was very friendly and knowledgable. The sushi was really very good. It was fresh, sweet, and creatively presented... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2014
Brian S
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Rome, Italy
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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719 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Disappointing! Rice is more than average. 4 very little pieces of chicken in a meal where chichen is the main food. So expensive. And borring. Definitely no.

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Naples, Italy
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

we visited kukai after a numbers of years and found it as great as usual. we ate a lunch meal on monday. just had sushi, sashimi and uramaki. a wonderful platter was dileverd served very nicely. i really enjoyed it. the portions where very good. we also had hot sake. i definetly will be back. and raccomend it for a... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Needed a break from Italian food and read good reviews for this restaurant, should have stuck to Italian food! Shouldn't call themselves a Japanese restaurant as a total disgrace. Ordered tuna tartare which was a pile of not safe slop, and Ramen which was watery instant noodles! Sushi is less than average and salmon teriyaki (instant paste) served with a... More 

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Rome, Italy
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I arrived exactly when the restaurant opened 6:30pm and I was promptly greeted. The hostess mentioned that it might be a few minutes, since they were getting set up. The service was very friendly and knowledgable. The sushi was really very good. It was fresh, sweet, and creatively presented. There wasn't a huge selection of cutting-edge dishes, but I'm more... More 

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Napoli
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The food is still great, but the waiters shouldn't make so much noise changing the tabble layout. Only one choice of tea is not enough for a Japanese restaurant.

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Naples, Italy
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Having dined at Kukai Nibu many times over the last few years, yesterday's experience was extremely disappointing. We were not greeted upon entering the tiny upstairs and we stood ignored by the waitress for a least 10 minutes before being shown to a table in the empty restaurant. No beverages were offered and we had to call her and ask... More 

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Great place, great food and good service. If you want a break from all the Italian food, this must be one of the best options.

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PARIS
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Trust! Excellent Japanese in Naples! With a charming Mediterranean twist! And Max is a fabulous host.. Recommended if you feel like a change from the amazing Neapolitan fare... Also check Capri location, impeccable!

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Naples, Italy
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I've been here a few times and really do love the food. It's fresh and wonderfully presented. The restaurant is pretty expensive though (wine, sushi, water, everything...). But the departure from pizza and pasta and other Italian fare here in Naples is nice so we'll be back.

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Sydney
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Restaurant looks fabulous but too dark...Luckily mobiles now have inbuilt flashlight which helped enormously! Four pieces of both salmon & tuna sashimi,( which were melt in your mouth excellent so ordered another 4 of each) however the prawn tepanyaki that followed was the highlight. The udon was damn good too. Teriyaki chicken was deconstructed and didn't work well in my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Carlo de Cesare 52 (Angolo Piazza Trieste e Trento) | San Ferdinando, 80132 Naples, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Province of Naples  >  Naples
  • Phone Number: +39 081 425888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 43
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Indonesian, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am

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