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Nakato Japanese Restaurant

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Pinevile, Charlotte, NC
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Raiford, Florida
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 

Thank Art W
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

1 Thank Larry13C
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Rushed over to make a 5:30 reservation, fortunately that give you 15 minutes leeway. Not one for having a big family style setting, with people I don't know. But the table, grill was so large, you really didn't feel like you were with anyone else. The menu doesn't have a ton of variety, and there's no substitutions. But, I did... More 

Thank Debbie A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Always good. Always fun. Lots of food and never disappoints. The dressing on salad is great - you can buy some to take home. We've been going here for over a decade and never a bad meal or bad service. Not exotic, just classic.

Thank BSha246
Charlotte, North Carolina
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134 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We went for a 16th birthday! I think the prices are very high...We had a party of 8 and they still had us sit with this weird couple on there first date. We told them is was birthday part but I guess it didn't matter to them. The food was just okay....The cook was very nice but terrible!!! Like no... More 

1 Thank Lovetogrill
Charlotte, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Food was great and the place is very family friendly. Have eaten here for many years and it does not disappoint. In particular enjoy the steak and shrimp hibachi. Fried rice is some of the best in town.

Thank yhari
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Visiting son in college and wanted to get hibachi while wife wanted Suishi and the restaurant had both. The Suishi bar is huge with little boats that float around the circumference dropping off your Suishi order, pretty cool but better that the Suishi was very good as we ordered a dragon roll and tuna tatatki. We then sat down at... More 

Thank Derek P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

Went toward the end of the night on this past Sunday and although we did not get the FULL grill experience because of how late we arrived, the food was served hot and quick. Although I personally am not the biggest fan of Japanese food, if family suggested or inquired, I would not hesitate to return to Nakato's.

Thank Rami P
Harrisburg, North Carolina
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

Five couples went to dinner there had a nice enough dinner but when reviewing our bill later we notice and two other couple noticed we were charged for extra drinks that we did not have. So innocent me called there today when they opened and Nancy answered the phone and she took down all the information and said she would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?