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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, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Love the salad dressing here

Nakato has great food and a great atmosphere. We love the fried rice and the salad is one of our favorites. Sushi is always a great choice also.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Reagan2011
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nakato has great food and a great atmosphere. We love the fried rice and the salad is one of our favorites. Sushi is always a great choice also.

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Thank Reagan2011
Missouri
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

This place is bland and flavorless and the ones cooking skills are not even as good as you can do at home. PRICE is too high not enough entertainment. I expect to have fun when I go to a place like this.

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1 Thank melyan
Saint Ann, Missouri
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Very afforfdable, but we left hungry. The person that prepared our food was very entertaining. The hostest was very friendly. Nice that it offers the tables and the sushi bar.

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Thank Carla M
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Very enjoyable overall. While they sneak in a 1.75 for fried rice it is really good. The fried dumplings are awesome. Typical Hibachi style cooking is fun to watch and great to eat.

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Thank Brian C
Joplin, Missouri
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Ate here with a group, the food was good, the hibachi guy did a nice job and the waitresses make sure you have everything you need. I paid for me and my date, so for 2 dishes and one glass of wine i think it was about $70

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Thank Josh F
Springfield, Missouri
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

The food is great... the place could be a little bit cleaner.. Its sad when you see things you are not supposed too. 1. Don't hold glass by the rim.. ITS A MISTAKE especially after you handled dirty dishes. I know in general service is not like it used too. people hire young immature workers that just want to make... More 

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Thank Real4Real
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

First time dining at this restaurant and it was a great experience. We arrived after 8:30 and were seated right away. This Japanese steakhouse is set up for high volume with over a dozen table/grills and sushi station in the center of the open floor plan. Our service was excellent with drinks and soups/salads arriving shortly after being seated and... More 

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1 Thank Southwest T
Springfield, Missouri
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

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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Thank Ben C
Springfield, Missouri
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

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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Thank Jane S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?