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Nakato Japanese Steak House

Certificate of Excellence
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9912 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-4015
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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New Jersey
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I really dislike leaving negative reviews :( While on a family vacation in Myrtle Beach, my husband and I took our children to Nakato for dinner. I have generously given this restaurant two (2) points because of the following positive attributes: - Conveniently located near most ocean-front and ocean-adjacent hotels. - Friendly, attentive wait person - Decent dressing for pre-meal... More 

Thank tsmorgan
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The best hibachi restaurant I've been to. Ogawa-san was great the sushi was great. The only thing that would have made it better was if they served okonomiyaki.

1 Thank Chris H
Greenville, South Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming here for 20 years and love the original tartar sauce. It was popular before the yum yum was

1 Thank MARKDAVIS911
Houston, Texas
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place.. Always come with family and it's usually about 12 of us.. They always make sure we have a great time..

1 Thank Adallas11
Raleigh, North Carolina
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cook was a no nonsense guy. He did a couple of tricks like spraying the "human sprinkler" and made a posterior out of rice. He looked like a Vitenemse Obama..ears and all! I had enough left over to eat later. The people at our table were nice.

1 Thank LadyJ2010
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service and the food was awesome! Huge portions, will need a doggy bag.... The only downside is that we had to wait 1 hour to be seated, but it's the beach area so it's to be expected.

1 Thank Kia S
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Where to start...I guess with early bird, get there before 5:00 & save at least $6.00-$8.00 pp, you get soup & salad to start, then a few shrimp as an app, then you get either white rice or fried rice, lots of yum yum sauce to mix in it, then mixed veggies & to die for noodles, then your main... More 

2 Thank Marsha Bross D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A new have to go to place when at the beach. Great food and great staff. We had a great time.great prices. My grand daughter loved it.

Thank Mark S
Motta Sant'Anastasia, Italy
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336 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't had Japanese food in awhile. It was good but lacked seasoning as much as I like. The atmosphere was good and the steak a great cut. They also give you noodles and fried rice which is nice. Overall a nice experience.

Thank mmccauley2006
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a large group of 10 people, including 4 children. We made reservations and when we arrived we were seated quickly. The server was great and attentive. The chef was great as well. The food was wonderful and there was a lot of it! We will be back!

2 Thank Momof2boy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9912 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-4015
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Myrtle Beach
  • Phone Number: 18434493344

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