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NiFen Bistro

214 S Lafayette St Ste A, Shelby, NC 28150-4366
+1 704-481-8882
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“pot stickers” (5 reviews)
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214 S Lafayette St Ste A, Shelby, NC 28150-4366
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wandered around downtown Shelby on a Saturday evening and happily discovered this unique eatery. The food was superb, and we loved the great classical guitar music by Eddie Cooke. We shared the chef selection (mahi-mahi), an appetizer (cha-cha shrimp), and the bananas Ni Fen....More

Thank eloquacity1
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

I was excited to hear that NiFen was opening back up for weekends but after eating there recently I see that some things haven’t changed. The dining room is warm and inviting and our server was excellent, but that is where it ended. My wife...More

Thank Toothsome-in-NC
Reviewed 31 October 2017

The meal we had here would stack up against those in the best restaurants in any city. Being from Charleston, SC, I confess to being a bit of a food snob, especially a seafood snob. But we both took a bet on the diver scallops...More

Thank CDB1977
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Love the historic building & decor! Service is always great and the food is delicious! I always get the fried oyster salad & my husband gets the steak. Both excellent! The bartender makes a great cosmo! Really enjoyed the live music!

Thank Debbie3972
Reviewed 28 May 2017

My husband and I occasionally meet up with friends that live in Charlotte, for dinner at Ni-Fen Bistro, since it is about an hour's drive for each and we really enjoy Ni-Fen Bistro. On this occasion we didn't know it when we made the reservation,...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 24 May 2017

As the only fine dining place in Shelby, bring your cash or credit card. The food is something you can not find anywhere else in town & they know it. While nice for a special occasion, I couldn't afford it too many times.

Thank Viperess
Reviewed 13 May 2017

The atmosphere at NiFen is great. The ingredient quality is excellent, the presentation superb. My only complaint is that the food was insufficiently seasoned. The flavor profile was great, it just needed a bit more punch.

Thank prainnc
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Every year this is where my husband and I go for Valentines Day. We do this because it is expensive but so delicious and the atmosphere is romantic. Friday nights they have an acoustic guitarist come in to play and I love it! The potstickers...More

Thank Annie H
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We arrived before 6:00 and benefited from a special price of $20 for soup or salad, choice of entree and dessert. Salmon on sauteed spinach & lentils, with bacon- succulent! Brie plate appetizer with crackers, and assorted fruit was absolutely wonderful. Also fresh bread was...More

Thank BigcatVirginia
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The crab cakes are fantastic. Great service and upscale, yet casual, atmosphere. Great for date night or a nice dinner with friends.

Thank Cindy E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 S Lafayette St Ste A, Shelby, NC 28150-4366
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Shelby
  • Phone Number: +1 704-481-8882
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