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Nagame Japanese Restaurant

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2650 West 16th Street, Merced, CA 95348
209-384-1677
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
They make you feel like family

I've been eating here since before I was born -- literally! My pregnant mom ate here almost daily since she worked down the street. I've tried almost everything on the menu at some point. My favourite is their tonkatsu. Their complimentary green tea is the best and their miso is simply divine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Megan M
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Fresno, California
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Fresno, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I've been eating here since before I was born -- literally! My pregnant mom ate here almost daily since she worked down the street. I've tried almost everything on the menu at some point. My favourite is their tonkatsu. Their complimentary green tea is the best and their miso is simply divine. I've had a ton of birthday parties here.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I felt really well at this place, very nice people, excellent service, good food with a good price and a Japanese Style that even when it is not super fancy it gives you a nice taste of Japan. If you want to change your routine and get some good food go to this place.

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San Joaquin Valley, California, United States
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Wife's birthday party, traditional Japanese American fare, hard as hell to find. Worse, it's hard as hell to explain how to get there. Ironically, it is literally right off the 16th St exit of SR99 in Merced. Call them or have them on speed dial before you hunt for it. (Siri doesn't know either) The wife loves their sukiyaki, and... More 

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Merced, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Hidden off the side of the freeway this little Japanese restaurant is the place to have lunch at. They have a small menu but you won't be disappointed. I'd recommend the sesame chicken with broccoli on the side. They give you soup and pickled cabbage for Starters. Afterwards if you have a sweet tooth try the ice cream mochi or... More 

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Merced, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I originally picked this place because I was in the mood for sushi. Well, there was no sushi...but there was a good selection of cooked Japanese specialties. I had a grilled mackerel, which was very good, and a side of edamame. The portions are surprisingly large for a Japanese restaurant, so you definitely won't go hungry!

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Willows, Ca
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22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I always rely in TA when traveling, but when we pulled in to the parking lot and saw this nondescript restaurant in the middle of nowhere, North of Merced, I thought TA had finally blown it. Wrong!! Nagame has first rate Japanese food and decent sashimi, served by a very friendly and genuine waitress, at a modest price. We had... More 

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Merced
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

This has been my grandma's favorite for many years so when she visits I like to take her and the food has always been spot on.

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Atwater, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

Most consistent food ever always wonderful best Japanese food ever!!! Teriyaki Chicken is the best, and I've tried a lot all over the world.

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San Francisco, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I stop in often for veggie or shrimp tempura. They have wonderful food.

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Saratoga Springs, Utah
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

Hours can be weird, but worth the minor inconvenience. Very popular with the locals.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2650 West 16th Street, Merced, CA 95348
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
  • Phone Number: 209-384-1677

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?