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Nakato Japanese Steakhouse

#186 of 1,924 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mineral Springs
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8601 University Executive Park Drive, Charlotte, NC 28262
+1 704-549-9966
16:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:30
Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to have a family dinner or just the two of you. Make a reservation if plan to go in January.

Thank ak7rjb
South Plainfield, New Jersey
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a party of 18 people and the restaurant was able to get us all together for dinner. The food was excellent and the quality of service was also very good.

Thank James G
Charlotte, North Carolina
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always enjoy going to this restaurant. The wait staff is very good , the Chef was fun and food ordered was plentiful and tasty. A fun relaxing place for habachi prepared Japanese.

Thank sossog_13
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I came to this restaurant because lots of people told me about the cooking show done in front of the guests... I did not appreciate it because the chef cooked everything so fast and put it in our dishes so we were forced to eat quickly to make room for food. Last not least, we came back to the hotel... More 

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Was there to celebrate our daughter's birthday. This was our first visit as we are out of towners. The food was absolutely delicious. Atmosphere was pleasant, and the service was good. Would definitely recommend. We had an hour wait as it was a Saturday night. I believe you can make reservations. If so I advise you to do so.

Thank gwensadler
Charlotte, North Carolina
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Nakato's is a fun place for the family, dates, and even those single needing some entertainment during dinner. The Japanese egg roll is always funny, every time. The onion volcano with flames shooting out always scares everyone at the table. These fun tricks by the chefs never tire. The food is also delicious, the sauces are amazing, and the service... More 

Thank CityPolitical
Richmond, Virginia
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102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Food and service were OK and met expectations and pretty good value for your $'s. The chairs, doors and surfaces in general felt sticky to us so a bit of a distraction. Past that, nothing special for us compared to other Japanese Steakhouses to report and over all it was just OK.

Thank mjrgnsn
Charlotte, North Carolina
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455 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We dined with a large group on a Sunday. We called ahead and made a reservation. When we arrived we only waited a couple of minutes to be seated. Our waitress quickly took our drink orders and then returned and took our meal orders. Our soup arrived promptly after she left. The soup was just okay for me, I've had... More 

Thank JetBlueDriver
Charlotte, NC
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159 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This was the first time I have eaten at the Nakato's in University Place. Usually, we go to the Pineville one and have always been happy with the food. The University location is larger and more open, and feels more modern. We sat in the Sushi Bar area and I had the 18 piece Sashimi Omakase. It was fresh and... More 

Thank andromedaeve
Charlotte, NC
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We were a group of 7. The experience was excellent and entertaining. Food was plentiful and well prepared. All had hibachi except one who had sushi. We will be back!

Thank Vacationista3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8601 University Executive Park Drive, Charlotte, NC 28262
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > Mineral Springs
  • Neighbourhood: Mineral Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 704-549-9966

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