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New Zealand Cafe

#103 of 1,887 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
East Forest
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1717 Sardis Rd N, Ste 6A, Charlotte, NC 28270-2526
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Barranquilla, Colombia
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Not a sushi lover, yet I love this place. The food is delicious, plus they have great variety. The staff is super friendly. It is usually crowded, so prepare for a reasonable waiting time.

Thank Jose A
Rivne, Ukraine
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

I have been coming here on weekly bases since we moved to this area half a year ago. I love this place . Delicious food every time . Sushi is fresh and tasty . Prices a very reasonable. Staff is friendly .. The place is small and gets busy and be prepared to wait for your order . But it's... More 

Thank Liliya85
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

This is our favorite sushi in charlotte, you can get traditional but you can also choose from a very large variety of specialty rolls. We also love the shrimp tempura appetizer. They get very busy and can take a while to be seated if you go during their peak hours, but it's so worth the wait.

Thank Emijane1216
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

I hear complaints about waiting time ....but ....there is a reason! You will never go in there to be seated right away ,because everyone wants to go there.It is awesome sushi.Even though sometimes there is one waitress that is kinda cold ,short and ....whatever,the sushi is awesome. I am happy to wait for it.And if you don't want to...take it... More 

Thank sybilla S
Charlotte, North Carolina
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Sushi is one of my favorite foods. I have been lucky enough to have enjoyed sushi at many high end places on each coast and this hole in the wall is still my favorite. The first time I was brought here years ago I looked at the strip mall and Christmas lights as I walked in and was a skeptic... More 

Thank Heather T
Charlotte, North Carolina
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

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.

Thank foolrush
Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 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 

Thank VetteHog
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 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!!! 😋

Thank AmyNeal23
Charleston, South Carolina
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141 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank OTRA166
Charlotte, NC
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1717 Sardis Rd N, Ste 6A, Charlotte, NC 28270-2526
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > East Forest
  • Neighborhood: East Forest
  • Phone Number: 704-708-9888

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