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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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12:00 pm - 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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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
not just sushi!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
lovbeech
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Monster, The Netherlands
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258 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
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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Phoenix
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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Fort Mill, South Carolina, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Boulder CO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I read reviews on trip advisor and decided this was a wildcard. The other places in Charlotte sounded trendy as I seek traditional. My first reaction was not great surrounded by orders of rolls (no one was ordering nigiri. Ginger was pink versus traditional white (usually a bad sign). Once I ordered nigiri hamachi, Octopus, eel, igura, white tuba, Saba,... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a tiny storefront cafe and the only reason I did not rate it Excellent is because it is so tiny. You can watch the sushi chefs make your selections if you choose and they are truly worth watching. All of the food is plentiful, very fresh and delicious. The wait staff are all knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. They... More 

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Additional Information about New Zealand Cafe

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

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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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