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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
Good for:
Romance

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious AND Entertaining

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
judyzol
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Charlotte, NC
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Reservations
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19 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Charlotte, NC
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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Charlotte, NC
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258 reviews 258 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We eat here once or twice a year for special occasions including just this past week. I've gotten a variety of things over the years (including sushi) and this past week got the chicken and shrimp. The food overall is good. I've never had a bad meal but also never had a great meal. I don't think the more expensive... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My wife and kids have been meeting up with my brother and his family each year between Christmas and New Year's to go to Nakato's in Pineville for a holiday dinner. When the kids were young, they loved the "show" - watching the chef cook, especially the "onion volcano"! Now, in their teens, they just love the food. This year... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

overall this restaurant is what you would expect from a Japanese style steakhouse. What bugs me is that the menu is completely out of date. Not just the menu on the website but the menu in the restaurant. We dined on December 30th 2014 at 5:30 p.m. In order to have the early bird special which is a chicken and... More 

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Charlotte, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Long wait to be seated. Same great server. A true entertainer. This is quite festive for family and for friends. Lots of food. Great taste. I have eaten at both locations in town. Highly recommended.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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151 reviews 151 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Went for Sunday lunch...our visit began with the hostess answering the phone before seating us.. After having menus in hand and ready to walk to be seated.. Not good! Then, once seated, no one approached us for our drink order until my husband loudly stated he was getting ready to leave! Food was good but portions are really small for... More 

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Monroe, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This restaurant is so much fun! The chefs cook right in front of you and do tricks with their cooking utensils and the food. The food is delicious and comes in huge portions, and entertainment is offered through the whole meal. The only downsides are that the restaurant is a but outdated, reservations are a MUST to avoid long wait... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I went to this resturant after 3 years. Nothing has changed. The wait time is extremely long. The food was average though the sertving was big. It is overpriced. For 3 Shrimp Friedrice Hibachi had to shell out $74 which is not worth it. Other Japanese resturant can be tried. I would rather avoid this place near to WT Harris... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

This is a Benihana style restaurant where the Preparer spanks his spatulas, set things afire, and wows the diners with small magic tricks. I'm getting ahead of myself. The restaurant is well off WT Harris in Charlotte, convenient to I-85. The food is good, but not great. The wait staff with little to do (the preparer does everything) takes orders,... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

I love this place. The service is awesome and the food is as well. It's worth the money. This is a great place to go if you're in a group or as a couple.

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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: Sushi, Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

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