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“Culinary experience, this is not only sushi” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nikai Sushi

Nikai Sushi
81801 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL
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Ranked #10 of 82 Restaurants in Islamorada
Cuisines: Sushi
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Amsterdam
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84 reviews 84 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Culinary experience, this is not only sushi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

While staying at the Cheeca lodge, review will follow, we visited the Nikai twice as we were very impresses by this place. Sushi quality was excellent, hachimi, salmon sashimis were so succulent, soft and fresh, one of the best we tasted.
What made this place special
Is the artistic, imaginative sushi mixes. All had a name like Buddha smile, firecracker to name just a few. Such a delight! Very interesting combinations of sushi and other non Japanese ingredients. I would recommend the Nikai.
Service is ver good and the setting relaxed and frienfly.
Excellent.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Culinary experience, this is not only sushi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

While staying at the Cheeca lodge, review will follow, we visited the Nikai twice as we were very impresses by this place. Sushi quality was excellent, hachimi, salmon sashimis were so succulent, soft and fresh, one of the best we tasted.
What made this place special
Is the artistic, imaginative sushi mixes. All had a name like Buddha smile, firecracker to name just a few. Such a delight! Very interesting combinations of sushi and other non Japanese ingredients. I would recommend the Nikai.
Service is ver good and the setting relaxed and frienfly.
Excellent.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best sushi I've ever had”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Such a unique dining experience-- loved watching the sushi being made in front of us. We ate here twice during our relatively short stay because it was so good!

Visited June 2012
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Nakai the best sushi bar!!!:-)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012 via mobile

My best friend and I went for dinner..and let me tell you EVERYTHING!!! Was awesome...I recommend the scallop shashimi...delish!!!!! When it came out I devoured it...sorry friend!!! I think she just had one scallop..:-) the chefs Dana n Cy where amazing.. our server was super friendly!!!
Nakai is modern, great atmosphere and the most beautiful view in the keys..please try it

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Clearwater, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“OMG the best ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

i had the best sushi roll i have ever had in my life here. i am still thinking about it 5 days later. order the keysey japanesey, add cream cheese, spicey mayo and eel sauce. to die for. the after dinner candy is cool too and the saki is great!

Visited August 2012
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