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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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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“edamame” (6 reviews)
“omakase” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
81801 Overseas Hwy, Cheeca Lodge & Spa, Islamorada, FL 33036-3631
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Reviewed 23 February 2016

One of the best sushi restaurants I've experienced. Good service, fresh fish, very good rolls with interesting combinations. Nice sake selection & overall great meal!

Thank McLainPink
Reviewed 19 February 2016

This is on the second floor of the Cheeca Lodge, where we were staying. It is incredibly hard to find! And very small. We just wanted to quick bite, and were told we could only sit at a table, not on the comfy looking lounge...More

Thank Off-duty58
Reviewed 10 February 2016

not the best sushi restaurant. took way too long to get our food served and the service was not that good in general. food was ok but not worth the price or the wait.

Thank lpaoli23
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Food was fresh, delicious and inventive. Staff was knowledgeable and very helpful. Gave us great recommendations. Beautiful setting, outdoor decks, outdoor and indoor bar. Sign...wish I were back there now.

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Although the service was not very personable, the food was fantastic! The sushi was innovative and delicious

Thank Michele F
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

We were delightfully surprised at how amazing the sushi was @ Nikai Sushi. We were staying at the Cheeca Lodge and decided to try the sushi restaurant rather than leaving the hotel and I am so happy we did. The sushi was so fresh, tasty...More

Thank Jamie C
Reviewed 24 December 2015

We were not expecting great sushi in the Keys, but were happily surprised by our experience at Nikai Sushi (at the Cheeca Resort). The sushi chef was friendly and creative and we sampled five different rolls as well as ordering "sushi boats" for our kids...More

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

Inside Cheeca Lodge, this restaurant has carved out an awkward location in between the reception and Atlantic's Edge restaurant. Much of it feels like a corridor as people march through to get to atlantic's edge or the Italian restaurant further along. No special attention is...More

Thank Eat1Drink2Travel3
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Nikai Sushi was fresh and delightful. The sushi was top quality, basically melting right on your tongue. An excellent visit for any sushi lover. We tried sashimi, nigiri, and their rolls. We were not disappointed and every bite was as good as the last. We...More

Thank WorldDuo
Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

Absolutely delightful sushi, and we really enjoyed Dana, a passionate and knowledgable sushi chef. Our dinner at Nikai was really a stellar experience - and I've eaten sushi in many places around the world. This restaurant holds its own with any other.

Thank Tammy R
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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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