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Nakama Sushi Restaurant & Lounge

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13215 W McDowell Rd St D3, Goodyear, AZ 85395
+1 623-935-7676
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Description: Independent and locally owned and operated since 2008. We're a full...
Independent and locally owned and operated since 2008. We're a full service restaurant serving a variety of sushi from sashimi to specialty and traditional rolls. Our kitchen prepares many fish, chicken and steak dishes along with appetizers and salads. We also have a full service bar with many specialty and classic drinks including beer, wine and sake. We provide a comfortable, contemporary style lounge and dining area with a red and black theme that includes overhead music and several TV's for your entertainment. Our large patio is available for outdoor dining and parties.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good sushi and helpful staff

Nakama is a great place to unwind and enjoy an assortment of food. Good variety of sushi and attentive staff. Sashima could at times be a bit fresher but overall good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
NewMexnative
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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76 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For those in the area here is a spot with solid sushi, nice mix of rolls and reasonable prices. Decor is plain vanilla, service average. If you are in the mood for sushi go here.

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Thank Mark C
Fargo, North Dakota
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We looked for some new places to eat - this place looked lovely. We arrived at the heart of dinner rush and were offered out door seating. It's a cool time of year so the owner got the heat lamps going for us. We had a lovely waitress who endured we got everything we asked for - and was served... More 

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Thank chipp610
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

ThebSingapore noodle dish is excellent. The noodles are very fine but do not be fooled as you will get full quickly. It is a little spicy and tasty. The environment is stylish and quiet.

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Thank Vicki S
Phoenix, Arizona
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Nakama is a great place to unwind and enjoy an assortment of food. Good variety of sushi and attentive staff. Sashima could at times be a bit fresher but overall good.

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Thank NewMexnative
Phoenix, Arizona
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120 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

My husband and I were in the mood for sushi, and since we live in the West Valley, didn't feel like driving all the way to our usual sushi place in Scottsdale. After a quick search, we went to Nakama and we are glad we came here. It was still happy hour, and you can get basic rolls like Avocado,... More 

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Thank Rick C
Goodyear, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

My wife and I have been eating here for years at least twice a week From day one the sushi, customer service and any type of food ordered has been excellent. From the owners, hostess, and waiters every one is treated like old friends.One person I always remember is named Ruben he always makes everyone feel welcomed.

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Thank HawkFamily6969
Goodyear, Az
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

The first time we ate at Nakama, we got sticker shock: $14.50 for Miso soup for four people. That's $3.50 per person for watery soup that comes free at most Japanese restaurants -- including another Japanese restaurant a scant 100 yards away from Nakama. The sushi and sashimi were ordinary. Having dined all over the world, we are ruthless critics:... More 

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Thank detsci
Ruben M, Manager at Nakama Sushi Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

I've reach out twice with and received no reply or explanation. We have never charged our dine-in customers for miso soup since we opened in January of '08. Data history for the past two weeks does not show that any one person/table has been charged for four miso soups. This review isn't even a review, it's a complaint and purely... More 

Goodyear, Arizona
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140 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We went here for the first time this week for happy hour with friends. We shared the stuffed jalapeno and "monkey brains" appetizer. They were both very good and the happy hour prices were great. We also had a couple of the rolls both of which were well prepared and presented. They have a reasonable selection of beers on tap,... More 

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Thank Rick H
Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

I come here often and every time it is a great experience. This last visit I must call out our waiter Ruben, we was working the entire floor by himself for awhile and he did an exceptional job with keeping everyone happy. Thanks for the service. The food is great no matter what you get. If you get over there... More 

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Thank NickinBZE
Phoenix, Arizona
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We've been here over 20 times and the service is friendly, prompt and accommodating. The sushi is fresh and presented well. Love the neighborhood feel to the place. It's become the "go to" place. The happy hour prices are great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13215 W McDowell Rd St D3, Goodyear, AZ 85395
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Goodyear
  • Phone Number: +1 623-935-7676

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 25
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic

Description

Independent and locally owned and operated since 2008. We're a full service restaurant serving a variety of sushi from sashimi to specialty and traditional rolls. Our kitchen prepares many fish, chicken and steak dishes along with appetizers and salads. We also have a full service bar with many specialty and classic drinks including beer, wine and sake. We provide a comfortable, contemporary style lounge and dining area with a red and black theme that includes overhead music and several TV's for your entertainment. Our large patio is available for outdoor dining and parties.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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