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New Zealand Cafe

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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: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
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  • 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
Fresh, creative and delicious sushi

You know you've found a winner of a restaurant when most of the patrons seem like regulars- they greet the head sushi chef with sincere warmth and appreciation by name. I now know why. The sushi rolls are very well prepared and the nigiri is plump and plentiful. A regular convinced me to try... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
samjan06
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Asheville, North Carolina
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You know you've found a winner of a restaurant when most of the patrons seem like regulars- they greet the head sushi chef with sincere warmth and appreciation by name. I now know why. The sushi rolls are very well prepared and the nigiri is plump and plentiful. A regular convinced me to try the Cilantro Roll, and I was... More 

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Thank samjan06
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lot of food for the money. And it's very tasty. If you are a sushi lover this hole in the wall is the place to come. A family favorite!

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Thank Beth F
Charlotte
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

The best sushi I should say with reasonable price. You should try their hot & sour soup which is really really yummy. I would surely go back again with my friends and certainly recommend for first timers if you plan to try sushi. They have wide variety and their entrees are pretty good too

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Thank SunshineSri
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

My family goes more than once a week typically and we all love it! I recently discovered the Valentine sushi roll and it is amazing! I would recommend it to anyone! Amazing!!

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Thank Ashley W
duke13rules
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

My husband and I came here years ago when they were first starting. We recently moved back to the Matthews area and a friend recommended that we stop in again. I'm so glad we did. It's become our go-to place in Matthews when we can't decide what to eat or where to go. Very inexpensive for the amount of food.... More 

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Thank duke13rules
Charlotte, North Carolina
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I must say, I'm SCARED of Charlotte sushi places due to the inconsistency of sushi-grade raw fish. Having a terrible experience from illness, I avoided sushi restaurants at all cost until one of my clients decided to meet me at this place for a one-on-one. BEST choice EVER! I wouldn't have gone judging from the name, boy was I wrong.... More 

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Thank Jenny M
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

We have been going here for years! We use to come here 2-3x/mo. We have tried many many sushi restaurants around Charlotte and there's no comparison. We have never been disappointed in the variety of the sushi selections, always consistent. We have ordered take out before and the quality is just as good. If you don't care for sushi their... More 

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Thank Eat_laugh
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is by far one of my families favorite restaurants in Charlotte. We have been going for a long time. Unfortunately for us, the word has gotten out about the fabulous sushi, believed to be the best in Charlotte, and the great 'plates' that you can get for lunch or dinner. Since the restaurant is very small, you have to... More 

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Thank Golfingbev
Charlotte, NC
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great sushi but first time visitor's be warned. It is a very small restaurant. If you go during prime hours, you will be waiting a long time. It can also be very noisy and probably not the best choice for families with small children. That being said, go during non-peak hours with one other person and you can have a... More 

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Thank CharTune
Indiana
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133 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Located in a strip mall, this small restaurant had a 25 minute wait on a Sunday night. Once seated, the tables are close together and you can eye your neighbors' sushi (and get advice) prior to placing your order. Our food was excellent- sushi, sashimi combo.

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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, Asian, Japanese
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?