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Nakato Japanese Restaurant

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Pinevile, Charlotte, NC
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 12
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Japanese!!!!

Was pleasantly surprised when our friends picked Natato for a dinner date. The food was very good and you got plenty of it. I got the shrimp and chicken with fried rice (get the fried rice its so much better) we also got some sushi (volcano) and I found it tasty as well. I overall loved my meal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
PhatPatW
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Harrisburg, North Carolina
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Five couples went to dinner there had a nice enough dinner but when reviewing our bill later we notice and two other couple noticed we were charged for extra drinks that we did not have. So innocent me called there today when they opened and Nancy answered the phone and she took down all the information and said she would... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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299 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Was pleasantly surprised when our friends picked Natato for a dinner date. The food was very good and you got plenty of it. I got the shrimp and chicken with fried rice (get the fried rice its so much better) we also got some sushi (volcano) and I found it tasty as well. I overall loved my meal and very... More 

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Thank PhatPatW
Villages, FL
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177 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We had 8 for dinner including 2 youngsters. The restaurant was very busy but the service was good, the chef was entertaining and everyone raved about their dinner. You get plenty of fresh, tasty, cooked before your eyes food. Would definitely go back again. Even if you are seated at the hibachi table you are not limited to only the... More 

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Thank Lynn_FL
West Virginia
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

We took our family there on a busy Friday night. We expected a busy atmosphere and we weren't fooled. We had reservations and were seated at the correct time. Very impressed with the timeliness considering the number of people there. The entire evening was very nice. The chef was funny and he prepared a wonderful meal. All 5 of us... More 

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Thank SafetyGuy33
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Wow! We've never left a Japanese Steakhouse feeling so full and with leftovers! The service we received was perfect; very caring server and cook were respectful and courteous. The food was great as well, from the soup, salad, vegetables and rice, all done to perfection. The manager came by the table too to ask how everything was once the cook... More 

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Thank Jeffrey B
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We have my son's birthday dinner at Nakatos every year, and have for the past 21 years. Alan does a spectacular job of cooking and an awesome presentation. Carlos did a great job keeping up with our needs (there were 7 of us). The Hostess however, is quite rude, and this is not our first experience with this. If you... More 

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Thank MBD2014
South Carolina
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

We had a delicious family dinner at Nakato. Alan did a great job as he paced our meal and entertained us all. The only surprise was no kids menu. I am not sure if this was because it was Sunday lunch but my 6 year old got an adult meal. Leftovers were fine with us but may not be with... More 

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Thank ChupiesUSA
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

The food was great! The waitstaff was attentive and speedy. The hibachi prices were fair since the portion sizes were large and the meal came with noodles AND rice. I had enough leftover for lunch the next day. I will definitely return!

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Thank Olivia W
GASTONIA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

Good was good and large amount. The chef was nice and cooked steaks to perfect temperature. It's always odd to be at a table with strangers but it was 2 sets of birthday, so that was fun. We will be back.

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Thank Alex L
Indian Trail, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I love the food and watching how it's being cooked in front of me. The staff is always nice and on point. It is one of my favorite spots and I take my family there for our birthday's all the time and other occasions.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pinevile, Charlotte, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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