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Nagame Japanese Restaurant

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2650 W 16th St, Merced, CA 95348-4356
209-384-1677
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

It's hidden, but those who know of Nagame will go back to eat more. I love their food, it is really on spot with how it should taste like. My favorite is the gyoza! I love ordering that. Other food are really good too. I go when I crave Japanese food. No need to go out of town for it.

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Thank Princess L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

I make it a point to stop at Nagame when I travel down 99. Their menu is very basis. However, they do it right. When you taste the teriyaki sauce, you know it did not come from a factory filled bottle. During my recent visit, I ordered the Beef Sukiyaki. OMG! It was delicious. You don't come her for the... More 

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Thank Steven K
California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We go to Nagames when we want a good dinner! This is the only restaurant in town that you can consistently have a quality dinner with quality service. The locals seem to all know about it as they never have difficulty finding this hard-to-find place. It's just south off the 16th Street overpass as you enter Merced from the North.... More 

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Thank Seniortravelalot
Merced, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Long time restaurant in town with the best food even the grandchildren love this place we go there to celebrate birthdays because its a special place in merced just check there hours of service they close after lunch and reopen for dinner closed Mondays

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Thank 242diannag
Merced, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

The food here is great, loved everything we ordered. Our waitress was very friendly and very attentive. I would give more stars if it wasn't so run down. It needs some updating

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Thank Tameria67
Merced, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

I've passed by Nagame a thousand times while traveling along hwy 99, never stopped. I met an old friend for lunch there this week, now I understand all of the good reviews. Nothing fancy or even super updated here, just good Japanese food. The lunch specials are reasonably priced and well portioned. I plan to return to check out more... More 

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Thank SOULTORCH
Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I've been eating here since before I was born -- literally! My pregnant mom ate here almost daily since she worked down the street. I've tried almost everything on the menu at some point. My favourite is their tonkatsu. Their complimentary green tea is the best and their miso is simply divine. I've had a ton of birthday parties here.... More 

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Thank Megan M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

I felt really well at this place, very nice people, excellent service, good food with a good price and a Japanese Style that even when it is not super fancy it gives you a nice taste of Japan. If you want to change your routine and get some good food go to this place.

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Thank Jose S
Merced, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Wife's birthday party, traditional Japanese American fare, hard as hell to find. Worse, it's hard as hell to explain how to get there. Ironically, it is literally right off the 16th St exit of SR99 in Merced. Call them or have them on speed dial before you hunt for it. (Siri doesn't know either) The wife loves their sukiyaki, and... More 

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Thank Clyde H
Merced, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Hidden off the side of the freeway this little Japanese restaurant is the place to have lunch at. They have a small menu but you won't be disappointed. I'd recommend the sesame chicken with broccoli on the side. They give you soup and pickled cabbage for Starters. Afterwards if you have a sweet tooth try the ice cream mochi or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2650 W 16th St, Merced, CA 95348-4356
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
  • Phone Number: 209-384-1677

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