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Nakato Japanese Steak House

2615 S Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO 65804-3711
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Ranked #27 of 541 restaurants in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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87% Recommend
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English first
Springfield, Missouri
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

First time visiting Nakatos after reading the reviews from here and also from friend who frequently visited, I decided to give it a shot. It was late at night and I decided to grab some as a carry out. First impression over the phone wasn't that good. The hostess I spoke with kinda rude, and didn't seem like she knew... More

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Branson, Missouri
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Who doesn't enjoy dinner and a show? Nakato's is just that. Evey time I have gone the chef has been well trained and very personable. One even remembers us, and we maybe get to go 2-3 times per year. We have never sat at the sushi boat bar, only the grill. I usually get the New York Strip and my... More

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forsyth. Missouri
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The food was delicious, and the waitress and waiters were very courteous and helpful. The boats going around at sushi Bar on water is cute. Will come back.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We have been to Nakoto's many times. I live in Dallas and was visiting my Mother for Mother's Day. We made a reservation and asked for Steve. He has been there for years, and we love to have him as our chef. Steak was wonderful. Service was wonderful. Steve was wonderful. Had a great time and will be back. Much... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We arrived at the restaurant and even though it was quite busy we found comfortable seating at the sushi bar. The Itamae (skilled sushi chef) was not only an excellent chef but very friendly and funny! The wait staff were personable and the restaurant was clean.

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Springfield, Missouri
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35 reviews 35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Nothing about the experience was good. Server was not very friendly. Soup and salad was just ok. Steak and shrimp were bland and not much flavor. The chef was arrogant and came across rude to me. The kicker of the evening was when I told them my daughter and BFF had birthdays and told the server. They brought a really... More

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Juneau, Alaska
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We took our granddaughter to dine to celebrate her graduation from high school. We were impressed and pleased that she didn’t wish to have us take her to a fast food place or ones featuring colored pictures of food on a plastic menu. She specifically said she loved the sushi there. We were seated with others around a grill. A... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Great place for groups and families. Dinner and a show at the same time! Chefs are typically very fun and accommodating. Food is cooked right in front of you, and you never leave hungry. Good sushi, overall as well.

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I can't believe that I JUST went to Nakato for the first time! It's pretty much a Springfield institution & I've always heard how good the food was there, but I never had the opportunity to go. The food was amazing. I was a little intimidated because I'm really not familiar with Japanese food, but the flavors were incredible. You... More

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Warsaw, MO
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We had 18 people so were able to use one of the areas (they seat 20). They had 2 chef's and two waitstaff for our group. Everything was great. The staff was very attentive and the chef's were amazing and remembering all of our orders. We had a great time.

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