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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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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (89 reviews)
“omakase” (4 reviews)
“quality fish” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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81801 Overseas Hwy, Cheeca Lodge & Spa, Islamorada, FL 33036-3631
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The sushi was amazing and Emilio was great. We sat right at the bar and had a blast. I didn't know that saki had so many types and flavors. Like wine he paired the saki to the sashimi. It was an all around great evening....More

Thank bdubu2000
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We were able to dine on the outside patio of Nikai Sushi on a pleasant August evening. With a great view of the ocean and a gentle breeze, we had a wonderful evening. The Miso soup was excellent as was the assortment of sushi and...More

Thank OldEagle48
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We ate there because it was convenient. Sushi was ok - service was mediocre. Reservation made, but our table was not ready when we arrived. Not worth the price.

Thank JERomano
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We stayed at Cheeca Lodge for an anniversary weekend and this was where we ate dinner our first night. The sushi was delicious and fresh and the wait staff were friendly, and extremely knowledgable. We would definitely eat there again upon our next visit.

Thank Alana K
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Best Sushi I have ever eaten!!! Eclectic menu was nervous to try but so very glad that I did! Our server was amazing as well!

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

The sushi was some of the best I have ever eaten. It was very fresh. Service from the wait and sushi bar staff was suburb. The ocean front view was an added bonus.

Thank Frogtown11
Reviewed 21 May 2016

We didn't have a full dinner as we were heading over to Lorelei later for dinner but were in need of a snack to tide us over. This place has fantastic sushi and a friendly staff. Happy hour is very generous and was a surprise!

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

We were staying at Cheeca Lodge so decided to try this place out and are really glad we did. We tried a number of different rooms over the course of a couple nights and found are favourite was the samurai. The nights we ate on...More

Thank Emma G
Reviewed 10 May 2016

where to start...the views are amazing, service is wonderful and food is absolutely delicious. The edamame and maguro tartare for apps. and truffle tuna roll are a must! Most relaxing dinner I have had in a while. Highly recommend.

Thank Mocha928
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Some of the best sushi we have had and great cocktails! We ate here twice as we loved it so much. The desserts were great too!

Thank rtbb114
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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17:30 - 22:00
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
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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