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“Home made Japanese food in the heart of Mexico” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nagaoka

Nagaoka
Ranked #136 of 3,831 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Mexico City, Mexico
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Home made Japanese food in the heart of Mexico”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

Only seldom can you try home made Japanese food as if you where in Tokyo, and that`s Nagaoka in the heart of Mexico City. Mr. Nagaoka is always in kitchen watching every small detail to make the best tekkadon (tuna sashimi with rice), onigiri (rice balls covered by sweed with sour japanese apricot in the middle) that remind me of my school day in Yokohama, gyoza like the ones served every day in a Japanese home and Chikara Udon (fat noodles with melted rice cakes) that resemble the soup we ate in New Years. All with perfectly brewed green tea. Thats why have of the tables are always taken by the local Japanese residents.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Hugo V
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Mexico City, Mexico
Level Contributor
127 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Japanese enough”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

I've eaten in both the Nagaoka close to the WTC and the one further South on Insurgentes, most times with first or second (nisei)-generation Japanese. They swear it's the best for the buck (or peso) in Mexico City. Had none of the problems with reservations (went at 4:30 on a Sunday) or sushi/sashimi mix-ups from other reviewers. Like any restaurant on Sunday, go at hours NOT usual for the crowds. They staff seemed well-versed on the food and drink, so not much to criticise. I had a cold Ozeki sake, gyoza, ocha, shabu shabu, green-tea ice cream...all quite decent at a reasonable price. The WTC one is a bit more traditional decor, while the Insurgentes one is modern. I guess if you're more demanding (underbelly of bluefin?), you probably have enough money to to to Japan...otherwise, be content we even have places like this and can broaden our palates...I remember when there weren't...

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Glenn R G
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Mexico
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85 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Very good Sushi”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

This is a simple, traditional Japanese restaurant but the food is good quality and it is definitely worth a visit.

Visited November 2012
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Thank expatmexico
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Authentic Japanese food - fantastic sashimi salmon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

This restaurant has long been a family favourite. The quality of the food is superb, the service was fast and the restaurant itself is quite pleasant. The only thing that I didn't love was the sushi (too much rice!) But other than that, would definitely recommend.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jorge_gl1
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Katy
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Best Japanese food in Mexico City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2011

Nagaoka san, thank you for an awesome experience.
Agedashi is simply the best one.
TekkaDon and Chirashi sushi should be immortalized.
thank you for adding the extra parking space.

  • Visited December 2010
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank minicooper5Katy
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