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Nakato Japanese Steak House

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2615 S Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO 65804-3711
417-881-7171
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good, not as good as it used to be

I have been coming to this restaurant since it opened in 1995. Then, its was a really special event. The price is still at the level for a special event. Now, Hibachi restaurants are more prevalent. Then, it seemed like all of the chefs were Japanese showmen. Now, you get different... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Ben C
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Springfield, Missouri
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Springfield, Missouri
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I have been coming to this restaurant since it opened in 1995. Then, its was a really special event. The price is still at the level for a special event. Now, Hibachi restaurants are more prevalent. Then, it seemed like all of the chefs were Japanese showmen. Now, you get different nationalities that seem like they are just there for... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

I would now give this restaurant zero stars if I could. We used to be regulars but stopped going due to the awful attitude of the manager (overweight guy, dark hair). I am a small female and a diabetic and I must eat a low carb and gluten free meal which means no noodles or rice for me. This is... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I came here for dinner while traveling on business, and really enjoyed the place. Food was very well cooked, and we had a very engaging, friendly chef. Prices seemed very reasonable, and all in all, I was impressed. If you're in Springfield, you should definitely check out Nakato!

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Lebanon, Missouri
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

My wife and I have made this our date night favorite. I always get seafood and she gets the hibachi shrimp. It is always more than you can eat and the staff is wonderful.

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MO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is the best Japanese Steak House that I have ever eaten at. The service is good. The food is without a doubt super. They use good quality of meat and seafood, you can see that by looking at it before it is cooked. Will stop here every chance I get. Love it.

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Loreto, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The food is gorgeos, delicious!! tottaly loved it. The show kitchen is great, the chefs know how to keep your attention, I will come back with no doubts on my next visit (if I ever go to Springfield again)

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Alexandria, Virginia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We had a 30 minute wait so we went to the bar and ordered drinks (5 of us) and appetizers. We had the pot stickers and the scallops/bacon appetizers that were just delicious. We were seated and had a nice dinner around the cook's station. I ordered the steak/veggie stir fry and it was great. Lots of food so you... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Took our son to a nice dinner for getting good grades. This is our favorite place. Chef was one of the best we have had. Very good food and a reasonable price. Highly recommend.

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Springfield, Missouri
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Best show in town, every time I go there I leave with too much eaten, and a to go box as well, totally worth the wait, and the cost.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Really enjoyed eating here. We sat at the Sushi Bar to avoid the hour long wait for a table as the place was packed. He service was good and the sushi was excellent. The Hope roll is awesome! Everything was really good and very reasonably priced. This is definitely a place to go if you are craving Sushi in Soringfield!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2615 S Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO 65804-3711
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: 417-881-7171

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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