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Nakato Japanese Steakhouse

#164 of 1,937 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Mineral Springs
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8601 University Exec Park Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262-3366
+1 704-549-9966
17:00 - 22:00
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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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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with my boss he didn't want the hibachi grill so we sat on the sushi bar side. Had hibachi chicken and two California rolls.

Thank Thomas F
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is dinner with a show; you are the audience and the star is the teppan chef who is a master at the grill (not your usual barbecue but a long flat surface on which your food is cooked). We had to wait as we had not made reservations on a Saturday night but the bar had comfortable seating while... More 

Thank ncd0531
Rahway, New Jersey
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

We have dined here a few times. The hibachi is very entertaining and delicious. The kids even want to try the sushi bar eventually.

Thank Erika M
Charlotte, NC
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Fire, food, fun is how I would describe my Valentine’s Day dinner with my husband. We went to Nakato Japanese Steak House in the University area. I think everyone knows that Nakato’s is Japanese hibachi-style cooking, which always means fun! We had our soup and salad for starters and then Eric, our cook, came out and began confirming our orders... More 

Thank terrec
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 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 3 January 2017

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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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 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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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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11 restaurant reviews
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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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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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, Takeout, 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 Exec Park Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262-3366
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > Mineral Springs
  • Neighbourhood: Mineral Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 704-549-9966

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