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Nakato Japanese Restaurant

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Pinevile, Charlotte, NC
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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DUBAI (United Arab Emirates)
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank mehnaaz
Charlotte, North Carolina
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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!

Thank mdbs24
Rock Springs, WY
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank travelbug43_8
Atlanta, Georgia
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157 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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87 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 

Thank Art W
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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152 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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 

1 Thank Larry13C
Charlotte, North Carolina
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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138 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Romantic
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?