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“If you're looking for great sushi, try New Zealand Cafe.”
Review of New Zealand Cafe

New Zealand Cafe
Ranked #133 of 2,425 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: East Forest
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Neighborhood: East Forest
Reviewed May 20, 2013

The only complaint I have about this restaurant is that it is small and only seats about 20 - 25 people. It's usually packed because the food is so good, especially the sushi. They have a great variety of sushi choices, and great presentation of the food as well. The service is so good it's almost overbearing, probably due to the close quarters. The food/sushi is reasonably priced and it's one of my family's favorites, especially my sushi-eating 16 year old daughter.

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Thank David C
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

Sushi should be raw fish...deep fried rolls only hide the lack of quality and freshness of fish. This place seems to rely on the deep fryer too much.

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Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

And it doesn't stop there. It is so FRESH and taste amazing. I have tried almost everything on the menu and it is all tasty. My favorites are the Dragon Roll, Rainbow Roll and the wasabi salmon roll. The staff is friendly and always recognizes us from previous visits. The restaurant is a hole in the wall but well worth the visit!!!

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

When it comes to amazing sushi in Charlotte, you are usually paying a premium. New Zealand has fantastic sushi at a reasonable price. The staff are attentive and friendly. The owners are always there and everyone is working their butts off. If you want to go to an "off the beaten path" spot for some great food in Charlotte, go here. We eat there weekly and it is always a solid choice. I wish more non-chain restaurants were in that part of Charlotte

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Thank yourfriend6
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

New Zealand's has been a staple for us since we discovered it living in Matthews a few years ago. The entrees are the perfect size, price, and they come with a nice salad and other little accompaniments that make it a perfect value. We also always get the favorite roll, best cooked roll on the menu. But everything we've tried there has been delicious. They really can do no wrong. We've waited over an hour to be crammed into one of their tiny middle tables, but no complaints here. No matter what side of town we've moved to since, we will always make the drive out at least twice a month.

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Thank Pure_Cyn
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