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Nick-San Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar Palmilla

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Las Tiendas de Palmilla local 116, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
144 6263
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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

We can here twice in 2 days. The fish is very fresh and the rolls are very unique. Most of the better rolls are not on the menu. Try the dynamite scallops. Wow!!!. We absolutely loved this restaurant. Service was great too.

Thank pico4118
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

I visit Nick-San on a weekly basis for about a year so this review is overdue. As far as sushi places are concerned, besides Suviche at Palmilla this is pretty much the place. Every other restaurant runs pale copies of the Nick-San specialty rolls and sauces. In my experience the products they use are always very fresh. My top favorite... More 

Thank GeorgesTravel
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

The food is delicious, the service is great. The tuna tostadas are a must have!! Margaritas are just really tasty Yes is expensive but worth it!

Thank Ega0607
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

I took my daughter and her friend out to have some dinner at Nick-San. it did not disappoint. the quality of the fish is first rate and the service is great.

Thank Tunapop
Austin, Texas
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

As another traveler mentioned in his review, we expected more. If you read the back of the menu, the restaurant makes incredible claims about how great their sushi is. It was good but nothing special that you can't get just about anywhere else We go for food but will say the service was good and the prices very fair. Beautiful... More 

1 Thank RonOAustin_Texas
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

I have a love hate relationship with this place. The food is so good and is why I keep going back. However the wait staff.... I realize it's fun times in Cabo but the staff is always so insanely stoned that they can't ever function! It never fails, at least part of my order will be messed up and the... More 

1 Thank Robin S
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016

We went to the Palmilla location in San Jose del Cabo. We had high expectations from friends who had eaten at Nick-San in Cabo san Lucas. It was very average. Some raw fish items covered in way too much sauce (which makes you fear it is covering bad seafood). Never had the feeling we were eating bad seafood, but wondered... More 

1 Thank Daria P
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016

Beautiful modern restaurant with great service and friendly staff. Our blackberry margarita was a wonderful surprise as was the house white wine - sauvignon blanc from the Valley de Guadelupe. We tried one of their specials as well as several of their appetizers and entrees. All made with fresh ingredients and loaded with flavors often not requiring traditional soy and... More 

Thank Alan L
New York City, New York
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2016

Don't be mislead by the title, the food is still good but I wouldn't consider this a great restaurant. The food and service was very good but the restaurant is not what you would consider a pretty place for a high end sushi restaurant. The seafood salad was good, as were the shumai/dumplings and the tuna on a chip. If... More 

Thank Rabs22
San Francisco, California
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

Note: I'm not a sushi eater but our group wanted sushi and this is the place according to those that ate....the sushi as fresh, fresh, fresh.....highlights were the tuna tostada, pacific mackarel, fatty tuna and unagi (eel)....for the none sushi eater I had vegetable fried rice and then had a specially made chicken goyaza that was outstanding. We sat at... More 

Thank Ray S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Las Tiendas de Palmilla local 116, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Los Cabos  >  San Jose del Cabo
  • Phone Number: 144 6263

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