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Nakato Japanese Restaurant

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Pinevile, Charlotte, NC
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4:00 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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Nakato for the win!

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Olivia W
Good for:
  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

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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GASTONIA
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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.

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Indian Trail, United States
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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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Virginia
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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 

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Charlotte, NC
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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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Charlotte, NC
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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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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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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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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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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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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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?