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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Food, Great Presentation, Great Service, Rude Hostess!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2015
Charlotte, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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English first
Villages, FL
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171 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Lynn_FL
West Virginia
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank SafetyGuy33
Charlotte, North Carolina
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88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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 

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 

Thank MBD2014
South Carolina
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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 

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

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!

Thank Olivia W
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92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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.

Thank WAR1984
Indian Trail, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank Renata J
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I am a fan of this place! the food is healthy, tasty, and satiating. I always go here for lunch. I really like the ambience of the place, after a few visits you may find that one chef whose food you personally love above all and wish he always serves you hahah... there nothing like eating at this place! Highly... More 

1 Thank Soumya S
Charlotte, NC
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Ate at this restaurant with friends. We were seated quickly and gave our drink and food orders. The chef appeared and with many flourishes gave a fascinating display juggling and joking while preparing all the different dishes while we ate our soup and salad. Then delicious Japanese noodles followed by the meats/fish we chose and the scrumptious vegetables. This is... More 

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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: Romantic, Families with children


Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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?