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Nikko Japanese Restaurant

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881 State Route 10, Whippany, NJ 07981-1104
973-428-0787
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 27
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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 October 26, 2015
KellnerinsDad
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New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Nikko had a past rep as a great sushi place but not anymore. Our service was very slow, unapologetic and made numerous mistakes. Management blamed the waitress and the server blamed management. Food was not worth the aggravation. Overall poor service and mediocre food. Don't bother.

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Thank Chris S
NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

The choices in Japanese restaurants in the area seems to be exploding and becoming the dominant Asian cuisine in North NJ. This was one of the first and while it is decent, many of the newer competitors have surpassed it. It is good for a large group because they do have large round tables, and a private room.

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Thank NJesquire
Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

It is Thanksgiving weekend. NO MORE TURKEY. I am done with that rant. We had a great time with the family, now I need a little private time with the wife. What to eat in Whippany NJ. I needed something lite. Ah fish I say, oh look, a highly rated Japanese on TripAdvisor, Yelp and Zagat. Nikko was indeed great.... More 

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Thank ctjustdoit
New Jersey
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

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.

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Thank TeaLadyNewJersey
New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

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

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Thank KellnerinsDad
South Orange, New Jersey
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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 

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Thank NancyC-VW
NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 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.

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Thank Doc5591
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Thank Jess_Berlin
Park City, Utah
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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.

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Thank JoBee001
Atlanta, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 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 

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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, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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