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“High class Japanese” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Zk Nikkei Cuisine

Zk Nikkei Cuisine
Ranked #32 of 887 Restaurants in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Panama City, Panama
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“High class Japanese”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

This is a high class Japanese restaurant. The menu is varied with sushi and a varied Japanese menu. All around excellent, The service is impeccable, the ambiance and the decor very nice. Although the price is on the high side, this dining experience is very worth it.
There is also a very nice terrace.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

  • Visited March 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
      Food
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Perth, Australia
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Between Average and Very Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

I am missing a setting on Tripadvisor. Sake is neither average nor very good. Above all, it is consistent which is a rare find in Panama. Most restaurants are horribly inconsistent and Sake has managed to deliver a consistent quality of food over the last few visits.

The sushi is definitely the best in Panama without a shadow of a doubt. Do not try to eat sushi anywhere else. However, it is not great for someone that has previously lived in Asia. It is just acceptable.

The main courses are pretty good and I prefer them over the sushi any day.

The two things that are somewhat off-putting are the poor service (bring plenty of time when going for a business lunch) and the smell left on your clothing when you leave. It is a mixture of cheap air freshener and fat.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank TheCleaner
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Suburban Philadelphia
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200 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Best sushi in Panama and maybe the Western Hemisphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

We are sushi lovers and have dined at many sushi restaurants over the years, although I must admit that we have never had the pleasure of eating sushi in Japan. In any case, this is one fine sushi restaurant, and without a doubt, had the best sushi we have ever experienced. Now that's a recommendation, my friend! The rolls are large, delicious, and beautifully presented. The cost per roll is more than what most sushi restaurants charge, but worth the price. The service is a bit slow, but the food more than makes up for this deficiency. The restaurant itself is very upscale and attractive, a great place to spend a leisurely hour or two. There is valet parking, which is a big plus in traffic-challenged Panama City. If you'e looking for good sushi, this is the place for you.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CodgersontheMove
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Vienna, Austria
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

I have to say, so far this restaurant has the best sushi in the country as a whole, I am Asian and I have to say they come very close to that taste of sushi we were used to.And they have valet parking,a big plus.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 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 Igorotak06
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The Netherlands
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great sushi!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

Very nice restaurant with nice decor. Very attentive staff.
Food was very good, especially the sushi! It's nice that you can also order a half roll as well as a full roll! The other dishes looked really nice but were served luke warm instead of hot... Which was a little disappointing. But all with all it was a nice evening. Not too pricey either.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Mall_2013
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