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“Home made Japanese food in the heart of Mexico” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nagaoka

Nagaoka
Arkansas 38, Mexico City 03810, Mexico
55-55439530
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Ranked #45 of 1,961 Restaurants in Mexico City
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Mexico City, Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Home made Japanese food in the heart of Mexico”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Only seldom can you try home made Japanese food as if you where in Tokyo, and that`s Nagaoka in the heart of Mexico City. Mr. Nagaoka is always in kitchen watching every small detail to make the best tekkadon (tuna sashimi with rice), onigiri (rice balls covered by sweed with sour japanese apricot in the middle) that remind me of my school day in Yokohama, gyoza like the ones served every day in a Japanese home and Chikara Udon (fat noodles with melted rice cakes) that resemble the soup we ate in New Years. All with perfectly brewed green tea. Thats why have of the tables are always taken by the local Japanese residents.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Mexico City, Mexico
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Japanese enough”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

I've eaten in both the Nagaoka close to the WTC and the one further South on Insurgentes, most times with first or second (nisei)-generation Japanese. They swear it's the best for the buck (or peso) in Mexico City. Had none of the problems with reservations (went at 4:30 on a Sunday) or sushi/sashimi mix-ups from other reviewers. Like any restaurant on Sunday, go at hours NOT usual for the crowds. They staff seemed well-versed on the food and drink, so not much to criticise. I had a cold Ozeki sake, gyoza, ocha, shabu shabu, green-tea ice cream...all quite decent at a reasonable price. The WTC one is a bit more traditional decor, while the Insurgentes one is modern. I guess if you're more demanding (underbelly of bluefin?), you probably have enough money to to to Japan...otherwise, be content we even have places like this and can broaden our palates...I remember when there weren't...

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Mexico
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49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Very good Sushi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

This is a simple, traditional Japanese restaurant but the food is good quality and it is definitely worth a visit.

Visited November 2012
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Authentic Japanese food - fantastic sashimi salmon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

This restaurant has long been a family favourite. The quality of the food is superb, the service was fast and the restaurant itself is quite pleasant. The only thing that I didn't love was the sushi (too much rice!) But other than that, would definitely recommend.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Katy
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Best Japanese food in Mexico City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

Nagaoka san, thank you for an awesome experience.
Agedashi is simply the best one.
TekkaDon and Chirashi sushi should be immortalized.
thank you for adding the extra parking space.

  • Visited December 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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