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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
Good for:
Dinner
Reservations

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
Delicious

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 ~

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Housold
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Charleston, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Charleston, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Tried this place for dinner it was really enjoyable. I love Japanese. The chef was very good the show that goes with the preparation was fun also. Good size portions. The food was well made.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is one of 2 that are on or must go to list when in Myrtle Beach. This trip the food and presentation were underwhelming. My husband spoke to them about a food safety issue (raw vegetables were used for the mouth catch that had been on the plate with raw shrimp). Our table was next to a wall that... More 

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Part of the reason you eat at a hibachi style restaurant is the fun entertainment provided by the chef who cooks the meal right there in front of you. The tricks are pretty much the same in every restaurant but we still laugh and love the onion volcano. The chef at our table was on the reserved side and I... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I did remember years ago, I eat at the sushi bar where they have a water converbelt float. I did eat at the teppanaki table for the 1st time. The food is great. But the fried rice is too salty. Everything else is good. Next time, I should get steam rice instead of fried rice. Early bird is worth getting... More 

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Statesville, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I learned about this chain from a Japanese friend, so we decided to try it for a date night while vacationing in Myrtle Beach. We loved it! The early-bird pricing made it a budget-friendly. Our chef was entertaining and my husband said that the food he prepared was very good. The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful concerning the gluten-free... More 

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