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Nami Japanese Restaurant

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20 Hood Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-838 9397
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We felt like a Japanese meal and decided on Nami which we have gone to before. The restaurant was only starting to fill when we got there at 6.30 on a Wed. We decided on to share a mixture of dishes between two and with edamame and oysters to start, sashimi platter and a mixed seafood platter to follow on.... More 

Thank Bill K
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

We had gone for a stroll trying to decide where to eat and came across Nami Restaurant....so glad we did. It was a fantastic evening. We had the Soft Shell Crab Tempura along with a Wasabi Octopus dish and the Sashimi platter. Our 7 year old had the Salmon Sushi. Everything was lovely and fresh. The staff are amazing, so... More 

Thank NZus3
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited at lunch time. They have a special lunch set menu for $10, $15, $20. All included miso soup , rice and salads. We tried teriyaki tofu , nigiri sushi and deep fried chicken also tempura udon. All yummy n well presented. Waitress was really kind .

Thank Jamie H
Cambridge, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016

We went to Nami last Saturday evening with my family for my birthday and omg, it is like nothing you have ever tasted. The food was absolutely delicious, second to none! The waitress was so lovely as well, very friendly & bubbly. I had the teriyaki salmon donburi which was incredible - to die for & I also shared a... More 

Thank Kelly W
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Super friendly staff. Delicious & fresh sushi. The prawn tempura sushi was especially good. Would definatley vist on a regular basis if I was a local! Great presentation too. I advise making a booking on a weekend

Thank Jessica B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I come here often together as well as with friends. Food is always beautiful and the service is friendly. Best authentic Japanese restaurant In Hamilton we have yet to try.

Thank 999jene
Aasiaat, Greenland
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100 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016

We've been rather disappointed with finding authentic Asian food in hamilton since we arrived and had put off trying Japanese for fear of being turned off Japanese, our favourite cuisine. Having lived and worked in Japan we came with high expectations as a reward dinner for our youngest daughter's school swim-meet. To start with the waiter was very courteous and... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2015

The restaurant was pretty empty when we arrived at 7pm and remained like that for the entire time we ate. The food was really good and the service form the waiter was excellent - it was unobtrusive but thorough. The decor could do with a refresh - we eat there quite often - every 6 months or so but clean... More 

Thank Alexander M
Cambridge, New Zealand
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Ordered a teriyaki chicken donburi to take away. Took a while to get and the food was okay. Would like it more if they used other veg for salad and not just cabbage.

Thank Blenda_Tee
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

What more could iask for ?? The food is marvellous . check out namis ramen. Easily the best. The sushi platter is really fresh. Nicely pickled condiments, the right amount of vinegar, rice is authentically Japanese. The owner is a down to earth guy, check out n have a cuppa warm , hot sake in a winter night. U will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $25
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Hood Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-838 9397

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