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New Zealand Cafe

East Forest
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1717 Sardis Rd N, Ste 6A, Charlotte, NC 28270-2569
704-708-9888
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The best sushi in Charlotte, worth the wait!

We have been eating here for over 5 years, the quality and wonderful preparation is perfect. The owner Jackie always says hello and we were given a special cooked roll for my birthday dinner last week.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We have been eating here for over 5 years, the quality and wonderful preparation is perfect. The owner Jackie always says hello and we were given a special cooked roll for my birthday dinner last week.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I have eaten at New Zealand cafe for over 6 years. Everything on the menu- chicken, seafood, sushi is delicious and awesome. I have always had good service here too. You do have to pick and choose the time that you visit- there can be a wait during lunch or dinner hours. visit during an off peak hour and you... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I was not ever interested in going with my family because I thought that their speciality was sushi and I am not a sushi fan...well, I have now been there twice and the food choices other than sushi are bountiful and very very good!! The portions are large and filling with very reasonable prices! The service is very slow though...takes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Everything I've ever gotten there has been amazing! I go there almost once a week! The crab cream cheese avocado sushi roll is my favorite! I would totally recommend it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The sushi at New Zealand is wonderful. Absolutely worth the drive from anywhere in Charlotte. I wish the restaurant was a little bigger, but I guess it adds to the charm. If the owner ever feels the need to expand, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Southwest Charlotte will be their next pick.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is a nice place, great choice of sushi, japanese and asian meals. The prices are very reasonable and the place offers great value. Service is very friendly and fast. The restaurant is small and you will probalby have to wait, which could be done outside together with a menu that we got handed out. The food is really nice,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My family lives right around the block from this place and we get takeout sushi all the time. Last night however, we decided to dine in. As usual the place was packed but 30 minutes later we were at our table. The kids ordered their usual, chicken fingers fries and sprites, but my 13 year old surprised me and ordered... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This is a small place inside so be prepared to get friendly with your neighbors as it gets near the rush time. The prices were all reasonable for sushi in the area and a little low compared to what I'm used to. The rolls were all delicous and nicely wrapped. They also have a menu with non-sushi items.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Visited this place for good sushi based on reviews. Seating is limited. Service was relatively quick however. Ordered the spicy dragon roll. My partner ordered the same. Have to say it was nothing but alot of rice. Very very small piece of shrimp in the middle. One of the slices had no fish at all! Very disappointed. Will not return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We went there on a Friday evening and it was packed. However, we got a spot at the bar, almost immediately. We ordered the sushi boat so we could try everything. Food didn't take too long, even that it was full. The sushi was fresh and very good. Service was very friendly, almost too friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1717 Sardis Rd N, Ste 6A, Charlotte, NC 28270-2569
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > East Forest
  • Neighborhood: East Forest
  • Phone Number: 704-708-9888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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