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Nakato Japanese Steakhouse

€€ - €€€Japanese, Sushi, Asian
8601 University Exec Park Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262-3366
+1 704-549-9966
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“noodles” (11 reviews)
“sushi” (21 reviews)
“hibachi grill” (4 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:30All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
€€ - €€€
8601 University Exec Park Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262-3366
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

I was staying in the hotel next door, and got take out sushi from this restaurant. It was relatively fast and of better than expected quality. Price was fair, and the staff was especially helpful.

Thank Robin J
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Atmosphere was quite pleasant, service was attentive and friendly, food was quite good very good and seating around the teppanyaki flat top easily accommodated our party of seven. Our orders included four different sushi rolls, steak, shrimp and scallops and everything was very good. The...More

Thank Frank N
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

While visiting the Charlotte area, I wanted to take some family members out who had never had Teppanyaki. Even though this restaurant didn't have the greatest reviews, we decided to try it. I've been to many places like this across the country and this by...More

Thank Cathlene S
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the food and experience of Nakato's. It was the first restaurant I ever took my wife too (then my girlfriend) 29 years ago. We celebrated by going back. The food was really good.

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Had a very good time! Very clean establishment, very talented and careful staff, great atmosphere. Definitely one of the best Japanese restaurants in the area

Thank JMGaines
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Had sushi. Good service and food, went twice and would go again. Spider woman roll is my favorite .;)

Thank Irene C
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We ate here for dinner one evening while attending a training session in Charlotte. There were 4 of us. We were seated quickly for the Hibachi. The food was good, not great. The service was excellent and the layout of the restaurant is very good....More

Thank JohnSawyer64
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Best Scallops i have had in a long time! Others had steak and chicken and the all loved it. Pricing is a little high, but it may because of the location being next to a collage?

Thank james h
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We were 8 colleagues for business dinner The restaurant is quite nice with several tables for 8 people each around the Hibaci grills We had to wait more than half an hour in the bar to be seated as the cookers were engaged in other...More

Thank Stefano S
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This was bigger and cleaner than other Japanese steakhouses I've been to. The waitress was average (didn't check back for drink refills), the chef was a little entertaining (he seemed bored), but the food was great. Don't think I'd go back.

Thank Bob M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
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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