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5000 S Croatan Hwy, Ste 6, Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 449-8895
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A great Sushi ya, Even has hibachi with out all the fuss.

I had a wonderful meal there. The server was very nice and pointed out all the non rice items on the menu. (Big plus for me since I am diabetic.) So I got my normal Sashimi deluxe that had 20 pcs of sashimi. I only had one request that please substitute TACO (I do not like TACO) It had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Been to several of the sushi places down here on the outer banks and by far Taiko is the best! Great deals!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I had a wonderful meal there. The server was very nice and pointed out all the non rice items on the menu. (Big plus for me since I am diabetic.) So I got my normal Sashimi deluxe that had 20 pcs of sashimi. I only had one request that please substitute TACO (I do not like TACO) It had red... More 

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Gardiner, Montana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The food is decent. Sushi was fresh. It was a little expensive for the portion sizes (rolls, sashimi, etc.) which were on the small size. Atmosphere was okay, nothing special.

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kill devil hills
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I just had lunch here today with a friend. I have eaten here many times over the years and I must say this was the best meal I've had here. And probably the best sushi I have ever had. Please take time out of your busy life and go here! AWESOME!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Much higher quality and better service than I was expecting at such a reasonable price. Better than an Express Japanese but less formal and quicker than a performance based restaurant. The service was very quick and the food was very good. They do have large portions so ensure you arrive hungry of have a place for left overs. We did... More 

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Manteo, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have always liked Taiko. The staff is friendly and the food is fresh (important with sushi and sashimi) and tasty. The restaurant decor is rather plain, but that's not why you go. A small sushi bar sits at the back. The selection is outstanding, almost to the point of being overwhelming, but it is a bit short on sashimi.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

While they don't cook in front of you like other larger Hibachi grills, this restaurant is still absolutely amazing! I live here locally & my boyfriend & I eat here at least once a month if not more. I prefer to visit in the off season because this is a very small dinning area tucked away in a shopping center.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

You will not find sushi like this anywhere else on the Outer Banks. The value is excellent as well. The atmosphere might not be the best, but they make up for it with the food.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My wife is a big fan of sushi while I'm not so much. We go frequently and the food choices are the same as most sushi places we've been. It's always good and the service is excellent but it's typical of what you'd find at any sushi bar. Glad it's there though since my wife loves it and it's close... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We bought some set, and it was awful, but before that it was delicious. But now the rice is sooooo dry, it doesnt taste well, unfortunately! Wont go there anymore!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5000 S Croatan Hwy, Ste 6, Nags Head, NC 27959
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: (252) 449-8895

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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