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Kukai Nibu

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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion, Soups
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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
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 334
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  • 301
    Very good
  • 114
    Average
  • 56
    Poor
  • 66
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food!

The food was very nice! Also the decoration and atmosphere in the restaurant was very nice! I would definitely recommend it. The sushi was good and fresh!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
Merel N
via mobile
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Paris, France
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Kukai is the best Japanese restaurant in town! The sushi are so tasty and really typical sushi. Go there with friends and meet the owner Massimiliano, he's amazing! People are very nice.

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Thank Virginie D
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

We're dined in, appeared to be more popular for take out. The take on my udon was strange.. I was hoping for soup, and out was a clump of noodles. Tasty though.

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Thank Sage B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

The food was very nice! Also the decoration and atmosphere in the restaurant was very nice! I would definitely recommend it. The sushi was good and fresh!

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Thank Merel N
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

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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2 Thank Aurore R
Naples, Italy
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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2 Thank emanuelagr
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

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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3 Thank Melodi C
Rome, Italy
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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Thank Brian S
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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Thank Alexander G
Naples, Italy
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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Thank k3rryh
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Michael S

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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, Asian, Fusion, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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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