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New Zealand Cafe

1717 Sardis Rd N, Ste 6A, Charlotte, NC 28270-2569 (East Forest)
704-708-9888
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Ranked #54 of 1,920 restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Neighborhood: East Forest
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

New Zealand should be number one here and I'm shocked that it isn't.This is in a small strip mall and used to be a secret. This is the freshest and best sushi in Charlotte. I've been eating here for 6 years now. The owner Jackie is a very nice man that is just trying to make his dreams come true!... More

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boca raton
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80 reviews 80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Went here on a recommendation from our waiters in a steak house the night before. They not only praised the food but also recommended we ask for Jackie the owner which we did. Sat at the Sushi Bar which is small with only 5 stools. Met Jackie and he was most friendly and welcomed us to his restaurant. Had two... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This is another favorite of ours. We've been here several times for lunch & dinner and have been impressed with the freshness of the food, inventiveness of the preparation, and the solid consistency over a long period of time. This is a small cafe which fills up at meal times. There is a nice vibe to the room & turnover... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We eat here at least once a month. Don't let the small venue or casual atmosphere take away from the excellent value and presentation. Sushi is on par with Cowfish, at half the price. All of the rolls are made with care and many have unique sauces, not the pink mayo "shrimp" sauce that other places drown their food in.

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Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

If you like sushi, then you NEED to visit Jackie the sushi chef here! The freshest fish, very creative roll combinations with really good tasting rice, to a very friendly atmosphere. This is a small quaint establishment that has been here for a long time. The patrons are very loyal which speaks volumes about the food and quality. I ate... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

I've been in Charlotte 6 years now and have eaten sushi in most of the restaurants that are here. Some good, some bad. I will say that New Zealand Cafe has an excellent choice of sushi and rolls and the sushi is some of the best that Ive had. Yes, the place lacks ambience and is small, but more than... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Since moving to Charlotte we've been searching for our sushi appt and believe we have found it. Despite very close quarters (we were literally inches from the patrons next to us) the food and service were fabulous. We will be dining here in the futur for sure!!

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Indian Trail, North Carolina
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17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Wow! New Zealand Cafe at Sardis is a joke! We'd never been before. The place is tiny and 3 people were ahead of us waiting. They said the wait was 25 mins. At 35 mins we started seeing people that came after us get seated. At 40 mins the host sat his buddies who had just walked up. When I... More

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Waxhaw, North Carolina, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We went to the New Zealand Café last Saturday nite. It was after 8:30 and there was still a wait. Yes it is true..."good things come to those that wait"!. The Café is always busy...there is a reason for that...food is very good, people are friendly and the prices are down right reasonable! It is a small, quaint little café... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I tried this restaurant on a whim and we were not disappointed. At 530 on a Saturday it was near packed, we were seated soon and service was quick and friendly. We ordered 2 of the rolls on special that night and 2 others-absolutely delicious! Everything was fresh, beautifully presented and incredibly tasty. Would definitely recommend to... More

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