We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

New Zealand Cafe

#108 of 1,871 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
East Forest
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1717 Sardis Rd N, Ste 6A, Charlotte, NC 28270-2569
704-708-9888
Website
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 109: English reviews
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been back here a few times since this is one of the most decent places that I trust serving sushi. Price is reasonable to cheap for sushi and overall quality is ok. Staff is friendly, however i had to wait a hour before getting our foods and it was dinner time.

Helpful?
Thank foolrush
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have heard so many good reviews of this place and was excited to try it. Overall OK meal. The sushi and rolls are quality and are on par with a typical sushi house. Not the best ever but good. The amount of time from ordering to receiving our food was totally unacceptable. We waited 30 minutes to be seated,... More 

Helpful?
Thank VetteHog
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great sushi, great service, local feel, well priced! It's my favorite place. You will have to wait but it's worth it!!! 😋

Helpful?
Thank AmyNeal23
Charleston, South Carolina
Level Contributor
141 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Located in a strip plaza, this place is small but not hard to find. Just look for the people standing around outside looking to get in. If you are a sushi lover and in the area this is a MUST do.

Helpful?
Thank OTRA166
Charlotte, NC
Level Contributor
56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Come early for dinner because it is small and always busy! We arrived at 5:15 on a Friday. There was a wait by the time we left an hour later. The server we had was SO nice. She was attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable. The food was perfect. We ordered some tempura, which actually had a disappointing amount of onion, but... More 

Helpful?
Thank trumps4travel
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We eat here about four times a year. It's good to go early for dinner. The restaurant is small and sometimes you have to wait for 40 minutes to get seated. The sushi and sushi boat is wonderful. You cna watch it being made in front of you. The combination plates have great variety of items in addition to the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Detailperson
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

New Zealand has the best sushi in Charlotte. It's unassuming as it's a tiny restaurant in a strip mall center. The sashimi tastes amazing and the staff is friendly. It's very small so expect a wait most days. I lived in Japan for two years, and their sashimi and nigiri tastes the best to me in this area. The prices... More 

Helpful?
Thank Britton C
troy, oh
Level Contributor
40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Agree with the positive reviews. If you can avoid the busy times it is more relaxing. Went one day to lunch at noon and had quite a wait. Two days later went at 11:45 and what a difference.

Helpful?
Thank troyoh
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

New Zealand Cafe is great. Sushi is always fresh and presented in a beautiful way. The Bento box is a family favorite. The restaurant is small so definitely don't go during busy times or you will have a long wait.

Helpful?
Thank CG208CM1
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Been coming here for 10+ years. Easily best sushi in CLT and one of my favorite restaurants overall. Highly suggested.

Helpful?
1 Thank bmoyer83

Travelers who viewed New Zealand Cafe also viewed

 

Been to New Zealand Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Sushi, Asian, Japanese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1717 Sardis Rd N, Ste 6A, Charlotte, NC 28270-2569
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > East Forest
  • Neighborhood: East Forest
  • Phone Number: 704-708-9888

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from New Zealand Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?