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Nikko Japanese Restaurant

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881 State Route 10, Whippany, NJ 07981-1104
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
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Excellent sushi

Nikko has excellent sushi and good dinners. Very traditiional. We come every few months for family dinner and occasionally get take-out. Yakitori & Tempura is very good, my bride likes the Udon

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
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English first
New Jersey
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is always very good and well prepared. They have specials each night. With the dinner a salad and soup are included. The servers are in typical Asian Dress which adds to the ambiance. They have one room which serves Sushi.

Thank TeaLadyNewJersey
New Jersey
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nikko has excellent sushi and good dinners. Very traditiional. We come every few months for family dinner and occasionally get take-out. Yakitori & Tempura is very good, my bride likes the Udon

Thank KellnerinsDad
South Orange, New Jersey
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Wonderful! The fish was very fresh and well prepared, cut correctly and arranged creatively and beautifully. We only ordered chrashi, sashimi and a couple of rolls and appetizers but the variety of those dishes was enormous. They also have a purely Japanese menu section which has onigiri - one of my favorites : rice balls with pickled plum. I didn't... More 

Thank NancyC-VW
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Freshest fish chosen and prepared by expert chefs who enjoy their work and supported by an equally attentive professional staff who have been at their stations for many years.

Thank Doc5591
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

So this little place doesn't look like much from the outside, but the sushi is fantastic. The crowd is mostly families and couples, but I went with work colleagues and it was a good choice for this part of NJ. I'll be back the next time I'm in Whippany.

Thank Jess_Berlin
Park City, Utah
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

I have been coming here for years. The sushi has been consistently good. Lots of choices and good specials.

Thank JoBee001
Atlanta, GA
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464 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We stopped here for a quick dinner after flying in and were very impressed. The sushi was fresh and they had some interesting rolls. The menu was very expansive with a lot of choices, they also had a ton of specials, we got the black cod special and it was great. I have had this at very expensive restaurants before... More 

Thank DaisyDot24
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87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Sushi rice is very important but the rice here is ... Not good at all! The price is a tag high for the quality. First night in town, well, a failed adventure, I supposed.

Thank MamaGlovestoeat
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460 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The service was very nice and started with a nice warm towel for your hands. The ladies wore a traditional kimono and were very pleasant. The rolls were fresher and with some variety. I had the Santa Fe roll that had sun dried tomato - never had it before. The traditional room only had four tables and it was very... More 

Thank CecibelB
New York
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Nikko has the best rolls in my opinion in the Livingston/Whippany area. The service is not overwhelming and yet attentive. However, the place can get a bit cramped and noisy during peak hours.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 881 State Route 10, Whippany, NJ 07981-1104
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Morris County  >  Whippany
  • Phone Number: 973-428-0787

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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