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Nakato Japanese Restaurant

Pinevile, Charlotte, NC
+1 704-543-8899
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good27%
  • Average27%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“sushi” (7 reviews)
“steak” (4 reviews)
“cake” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Pinevile, Charlotte, NC
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter has happy memories here from her childhood, but I wouldn't come without her feeling nostalgic about it. The food is average. Not bad, not great. Just average. The ambiance is dark, staff is low energy. The showmanship of the chefs has definitely decreased...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SSKB12
Reviewed November 16, 2018

Six of us decided on this restaurant as a celebration for a teen's good grades. The seating was good, the food was excellent and having it cooked at the table was certainly something special. Was disappointed that there is nothing on the menu for young...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank janniebabe1
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

We were just driving by this area and decided to check out this restaurant. Loved the hostess, cleanliness, service, and most of all, the food. We had 3 different sushi rolls and all were delicious! Can't wait to go back!!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank michellecI8194EM
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

I have been here a few times. I like how they prepare the food in front of you and you get to meet new people sitting around the cooking area. The food is good and service is ok. It is different and I think they...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SoloNC2016
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

My bf and his mom love sushi so we decided to try out Nakato. First, let me start by saying the sushi chef was fantastic. Very personable, friendly, and funny!! Ok onto the food. We started with Steak Tataki and Yakitori (chicken skewers) both were...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank alidavis2017
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

First called to see if they accepted call ahead seating or reservations but was cut off as soon as I said call ahead to a sharp NO but then I asked about a reservation in which she said yes. (What’s the difference?!) Anyway, we get...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank jcgj99
Reviewed August 17, 2017

We had 10 in our party. We enjoyed a drink at the bar then headed to the table once everyone arrived. Drink orders were taken fairly quickly and placed or dinner order. The set up guy wasn't over friendly but our chef was excellent. Lots...More

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank AlexJackSquirt
Reviewed August 14, 2017

Really no change. For us, this is a special event place and it's really more for our kids now than anything else. Even at 20 and 19, they still enjoy the experience and are happy with what they get. I could take it or leave...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank 2BEis2SKI
Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

The food and atmosphere was nice. There is not much to brag about this place. The entertainment was enjoyable. We all asked for soft drinks. The drinks had no taste what so ever. I was immediately turned off when I saw they had the pitchers...More

Date of visit: March 2017
1  Thank ChinaDominicana
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Food is always great and so is the service, some chef's have better people skills and really enjoy giving a show! I come as much aa possible and will refer this place to everyone!

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank kikiyou77
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June 23, 2016|
Response from Larry13C | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We have done that before and ordered an extra fried rice or side of noodles. Just be warned, you do not get a lot of meat with the entrees.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
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
  • Phone Number: +1 704-543-8899
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