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Nakato Japanese Restaurant

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Pinevile, Charlotte, NC
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited this restaurant with a group of teammates for a holiday celebration. I ordered a chicken and shrimp. The meal was prepared has one big dish with the ingredients ordered such as chicken, shrimp, and steak.I think the entertainment as the meal was prepared was more impressive that the actual meal. I also ordered sushi, which tasted more like... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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253 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of our family traditions is to visit Nakatos during the Christmas/New Year's holiday with my brother and his family. This time was our first visit during lunch, and it was fantastic! My Mom joined us, making it a party of 9. The lunch menu is pretty complete, sans sushi, but with better pricing than the dinner menu. The cooking/entertainment... More 

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Thank Jay W
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

This is a restaurant that I really like, but this most recent visit was poor in comparison to normal. My gf and I decided to sit at the sushi bar as we were limited on time and couldn't sit through the full hibachi experience. We got two sushi rolls and split a hibachi meal. The sushi was solid but the... More 

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DUBAI (United Arab Emirates)
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

I had been here during Sept 2016 for a friendly dinner with family and friends. The food menu and preparations are good but seating is a bit of congestion. There is not enough space between the tables and when food preparation is going on the Hot plate in front of us In hibachi there is insufficient ventilation or the ventilator... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Beware, this spot is always crowded and there is always a long waiting time. I like the food but hate the late service. I've tried going to this place at different times on Friday's and Saturdays but dice. I usually end up at Kabuto's. Good luck!

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Rock Springs, WY
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Oh this place is so yummy. It's pricy, though it's also entertaining, the food is so mouthwatering good and everyone seems to enjoy their time here.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We had a team dinner at a large Hibachi table, (seated 17). I had the Hot Lava Roll which was a California roll topped w/torched scallops, spicy aioli, eel sauce & wasabi flying fish roe) and it was outstanding, very fresh and flavorful. I also had the Hibachi Scallops, which came with the typical ginger salad and a great Nakato... More 

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Raiford, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

We had the crunchy shrimp roll as a sushi appetizer it was by far the best thing we ate! The soup was average, the salad was ok jut lettuce and tomato but what made it awful was the tart and extra salty ginger salad dressing (please note we usually love ginger dressing). They also charge and up-charge of two dollars... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

First time here, and it ended up being a great evening. Leo (chef from Argentina) was our food preparer and did a great job. Friendly, conversational and cooked the chicken, salmon, shrimp and beef to perfection, catering to each guest's personal preference. Soup, salad, noodles and rice rounded out a great meal. Treat yourself, reader-san. Book a table and take... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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191 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

We took our son there for his birthday. While they put on a good show that the kids will enjoy, the prices and proportions are horrible. We got there for the early bird special which is chicken and beef for $13.85. Now you get soup, salad, shrimp appetizer, noodles, rice, and your meat. Now heres were they get you. You... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pinevile, Charlotte, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte

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