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Nami Japanese Restaurant

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20 Hood St, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
+64 7-838 9397
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Worth a Visit

First time diners and had excellent service and the food was very enjoyable also. nice cold draught beer in a chilled glass and friendly staff. would have got 5 stars but due to a couple of small things, like inferior cheap paper napkins, disposable chopsticks and mass produced squid rings. Will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
uglygorilla
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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Singapore, Singapore
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

What more could iask for ?? The food is marvellous . check out namis ramen. Easily the best. The sushi platter is really fresh. Nicely pickled condiments, the right amount of vinegar, rice is authentically Japanese. The owner is a down to earth guy, check out n have a cuppa warm , hot sake in a winter night. U will... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

A group of 5 of us went to Nami today for lunch and waited well over an hour for food. We all ordered the standard lunch selection (most of us got tempura and teryaki - which are both very quick things to cook when the ingredients are prepped). There was 3+ other tables in the restaurant when we arrived, one... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Just went for lunch today during lunch break, had been once before and great food. We were told when we went in that there was a bit of a wait, but we figured it doesn't take long for the food to be cooked, we'll be OK, and the restaurant wasn't particularly full. But it took a while before our orders... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Went hoping to get sushi, had to reorder twice as they didn't have what we wanted. Paid $27 each for two mains which were both small and while good flavours not worth that kind of money. $6 for a drink that I can buy a four pack for around the same price at the supermarket is a little average, too.... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

First time diners and had excellent service and the food was very enjoyable also. nice cold draught beer in a chilled glass and friendly staff. would have got 5 stars but due to a couple of small things, like inferior cheap paper napkins, disposable chopsticks and mass produced squid rings. Will go back as these are minor quibbles.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Excellent lunch menu, you get a basic one choice with all the extras like soup, salad, rice, and then for $5 can add on other dishes, great selection, service swift and food just lovely. My go to Japanese lunch place and never has disappointed

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We ordered sushi for lunch on a weekday. All the sushi was freshly prepared on order. The spicy tuna and salmon were full of flavour and very spicy. The chef gave us an extra piece of sushi each on our plates as well as complementary Miso soups as he saw we struggled with the spicy flavour. Overall it was a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Popped in based on TripAdvisor reviews and because we generally love Japanese food. Good menu here and reasonable price point. The restaurant was half full when we arrived at 7:15pm without a booking on a Saturday. No problem getting a seat. The food was nice. Not spectacular, but fair. The service on the other hand was a real let down.... More 

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Eugine555, 매니저 at Nami Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are very sorry to hear about your unsatisfactory experience. We had new staff on the night you visited. We will make sure our staff improve their customer service. Kind Regards, Eugine / Manager More 

Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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133 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is a lovely restaurant on Hood street. The staff and chef very friendly. We ordered 2 entrees and 2 light meals and had asked if they could come together as we wanted to sample and share the different choices between myself and my husband......sushi roll, tempura vegetables, mixed sushi and dumplings (I think was the forth one). We thoroughly... More 

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tauranga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Typically lovely Japanese hospitality and food. Worth the visit. With prices that make that visit pleasing.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Hood St, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-838 9397

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 to 23
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 am

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