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Nikai Sushi Bar & Restaurant

81801 Overseas Hwy, Cheeca Lodge & Spa, Islamorada, FL 33036-3631
+1 305-664-4651
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
81801 Overseas Hwy, Cheeca Lodge & Spa, Islamorada, FL 33036-3631
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1 - 10 of 171 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was excellent and service above and beyond. Jaime was very sweet and went out of her way to help make our experience perfect, while training a new staff member. We said we love octopus, and she made sure that the chef, Junior, made...More

Thank Jennifer Z
LisaT4737, Guest Relations Manager at Nikai Sushi Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Jennifer Z, We’re so glad your dining experience with us at Nikai here at Cheeca Lodge & Spa was so enjoyable. We appreciate your review and shout outs to our team members. We’ll be sure to let them know they took such good care...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As part-time locals, my wife and I had never taken the time to visit Cheeca so we wanted an up close and personal experience. We opted to sit at the sushi bar and fortunately, we found ourselves at the mercy of Emilio and Junior, the...More

Thank Pjpavelic
Lisa T, Guest Relations Manager at Nikai Sushi Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Pjpavelic, Thank you for taking time to provide us with feedback from your dining experience at Nikai Sushi Restaurant here at Cheeca Lodge & Spa. We’re so pleased that you and your wife enjoyed the best sushi ever, and we’ll be sure to let...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our recent stay at the Cheeca Lodge we had the pleasure of dining at Nikai Sushi Bar. Since the evening was so beautiful, we decided to sit on the patio overlooking the ocean. There was also live music playing at the Tiki Bar down...More

Thank Rob D
Lisa T, Guest Relations Manager at Nikai Sushi Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Rob D, Thank you for dining at our Nikai Sushi Bar and Restaurant here at Cheeca Lodge & Spa during your stay. We are so pleased you enjoyed your dining experience along with the ambiance, and we appreciate your review and feedback which we...More

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

I came here twice with my family for dinner and we had great experiences. The food is wonderful, and you couldn't find a better view to watch the sunset if you tried. Nikai can accommodate vegetarians. Also, get Jaimie as your server. She's the best.More

Thank ashfi
Lisa T, Guest Relations Manager at Nikai Sushi Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Dear ashfi, Thank you for taking time to provide us with feedback from your dining experiences with us at Nikai here at Cheeca Lodge & Spa. We’re so pleased you enjoyed the food and atmosphere, and we appreciate the shout out to Jamie. We hope...More

Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the Cheeca Lodge for four nights and ate here for three of those four, which says it all really. Amazing views from the terrace and superb rolls.

Thank Dominic G
Lisa T, Guest Relations Manager at Nikai Sushi Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Dear Dominic G, Thanks for your ‘super sushi’ review. We’re so pleased that you had such a good culinary experience at Nikai, and we appreciate your review. We hope you will come back soon!

Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

The selections are varied, meticulously prepared, artistically plated and they are incredible — observing the chefs present their creations is quite a treat. The lobster and the pork Asian noodle soups set a new standard.

1  Thank WelllllEnuff
Lisa T, Guest Relations Manager at Nikai Sushi Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

We’re so pleased you found Nikai Sushi at Cheeca Lodge & Spa to be ‘better than ever!’ Thanks for the review and recommendation. We hope you come back soon for another great culinary experience!

Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

We ate at Nikai our first night in Islamorada. We made sure to come back at least once a day. We were hooked! Emilio creates an amazing dining experience for all to enjoy. Our party included vegan, carnivores, adventurous and traditional. We all left incredibly...More

Thank ddagher
Lisa T, Guest Relations Manager at Nikai Sushi Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Dear ddagher, We’re so glad you enjoyed the Nikai Sushi Restaurant and Lounge at Cheeca Lodge & Spa. We’re thrilled Emilio took such good care of you and that you left incredibly happy each night! Thanks for your review. We hope you come back soon!

Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

She’s the G.O.A.T waitress and the food is banging, I highly recommend this place. Food came out within 10 minutes

Thank gibbscaden
Lisa T, Guest Relations Manager at Nikai Sushi Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Dear gibbscaden, We’re so pleased that Zeo helped make your dining experience at Nikai here at Cheeca Lodge & Spa more enjoyable. Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Zoe is the goat waitress. Great service and good personality. Food was also really good. Recommend Dagwood role.

Thank pelfreykyler
Lisa T, Guest Relations Manager at Nikai Sushi Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Dear pelfreykyler, We’re glad you enjoyed your dining experience at Nikai, and we appreciate your review and recommendation. We’ll be sure to let Zoe know she helped make your experience more enjoyable.

Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

You know what? We were pretty surprise. The sushi was REALLY good. Fave dish: Wahoo Tartar. WOW. Gotta admit the Nitro roll & samurai roll was excellent and Spicy. Like most great spots, it’s all about service. ZOE ZINKIND was both sweet and informative. I...More

Thank MrsPulido
Lisa T, Guest Relations Manager at Nikai Sushi Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Dear MrsPulido, We’re so pleased you enjoyed your dining experience with us at Nikai Sushi here at Cheeca Lodge & Spa, and we appreciate your review. We’ll be sure to let Zoe know she helped make your visit more enjoyable. Please come back soon for...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81801 Overseas Hwy, Cheeca Lodge & Spa, Islamorada, FL 33036-3631
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Islamorada
  • Phone Number: +1 305-664-4651
Description
A taste of the far east comes to the shores of Islamorada at Nikai, located at Cheeca Lodge & Spa. In addition to tantalizing nigiri, sashimi, and specialty rolls, the new Nikai delivers expertly crafted Japanese cuisine through fresh ingredients, locally and internationally sourced fish, spices and vegetables to create a dining experience the melds the art of sushi and Japanese cooking with the flavors of the Florida Keys. Menu highlights include Wahoo, Tataki, Tuna Poke Bowls, Scallop Shooters, creative Ramen dishes and tableside Robata Grill. A creative, Asian-inspired bar program featuring Saki, beers and craft cocktails further elevates this vegetable and seafood-fusion dining experience to new heights.
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