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Nakato Japanese Restaurant

Pinevile, Charlotte, NC
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Ranked #703 of 1,916 restaurants in Charlotte
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Good for: Romance
Most recent review
- Oct 14, 2013
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Good for: Romance
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14 reviews from our community

57% Recommend
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
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86 reviews 86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
52 helpful votes 52 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 The only downsides are that the restaurant is a but outdated, reservations are a MUST to avoid long wait...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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Billerica, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

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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Spartanburg, South Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

wait was extremely long, chef was boring, offered nothing new or exciting, a little over priced for what we received, first time and our last time

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2010

usually have a great time here. The last visit was horrible! It was our anniversary and the chef was extremely bland and novice - after waiting over an hour we were sat with a gentleman that spent way too much time in the bar - he threw up just after the food was cooked. We told the hostess (she was... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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202 reviews 202 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2010

Nakato is a staple of my family's special occasions. We love it because it is a true Japanese experience, and the food is always good, and reasonably priced. With your protein, you get miso soup, a ginger salad, rice, noodles, a 2 piece shrimp sample, and grilled veggies. I usually order the Julienne Beef and Shrimp. It's definitely the best... More

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Pineville Matthews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2009

Well,, I used to love this place,, very entertaining,, but last time i went along with 9 other people, even with a reservation made earlier,, i was disrespected, i had a surprise Birthday party that was ruined because of an unprofessional and rude hostess and the manager was no where to be found, I will never go there again and... More

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Indian Trail, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2009

Been here several times, but was there again last Saturday night w/ a group of 15 ppl and the service was great, chef was funny, and the food was delicious!! Love this place...the only thing I did notice is their prices have gone up, quite a bit, but still they give you so much food it's worth it.

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