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Nakato Japanese Steak House

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9912 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-4015
(843) 449-3344
Today
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Early Bird Specials are a great deal!

We enjoy visiting this restaurant specifically due to the Early Bird dinner specials! The quality of the food is very good and the show that they provide are on par with other Japanese Steak houses. However, we go to this location when visiting the area, specifically because of their fantastic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2015
JanelleClemons
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

The food was ok. The chef seemed to be new but he did a decent job. They weren't busy and it was evident to us and the other people at our table that the server was ready for us to leave. Halfway through he meal she brought boxes and the check. The building is pretty rundown and could certainly use... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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93 reviews 93 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Giant portions! Like crazy big. I had shrimp and scallops and they were awesome. Others in the party had steak & chicken & I tried both and like them. They have the typical hibachi show-table preparations & also have a sushi bar. sushi was Ok. Cali-roll was good but the Hamachi was just OK. I prefer more traditional japanese food... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Joined friends here for dinner one night and were very pleased. We had already been to Miyabi (and liked it a lot), but this is where they wanted to go. It was just as good and I just love to watch the chef chop and cook my meal. The sides were prepared a little differently and the sauces were slightly... More 

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Little River, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Great place for the family to watch food being prepared right in front of you. Food is delicious!! We love the shrimp and steak.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

We went in February. (Winter) First the good- we had no wait, the food was delicious, & the chef was good (entertaining) Now the bad- after the meal was cooked we felt rushed, There were 7 of us with 3 diff checks. They added gratuity which I can only assumed is why we got such sorry service. Our drinks got... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We were there right at opening ~ perfect time on Valentine's Day ~ The chef X was fun and entertaining. Try the Sushi ~ the tuna was delicious ~

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We enjoy visiting this restaurant specifically due to the Early Bird dinner specials! The quality of the food is very good and the show that they provide are on par with other Japanese Steak houses. However, we go to this location when visiting the area, specifically because of their fantastic early bird special dinner rates. The early bird specials are... More 

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Hayes, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We had our hearts set on Japanese for the night's dinner. We stopped at another restaurant first and the wait was a little long...especially knowing this restaurant was just a little ways away. We are so glad we made that choice! Dinner was delish! The sauce was different than we were used to but good. Probably the highlight of dinner... More 

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Gaffney, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Early bird special was a great deal. About $3 off. The early bird special is on a limited menu. The resturant was busy, but the service was quick and pleasant. The food was great and portions were excellent. The ginger sauce was the best I have ever had.

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North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This steakhouse is hands down the very best that the entire grand strand has to offer. It is a favorite of the real locals.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9912 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-4015
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Myrtle Beach
  • Phone Number: (843) 449-3344

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse
Open Hours
Sunday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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