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Nikai Sushi
Nikai Sushi

Nikai Sushi Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nikaisushi.com
  • Phone: (307) 734-6490
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Open Nightly 6:00pm - close
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Laura Inukai
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Call about party platters to go.
  • Private Party Facilities: Rent out Nikai to host your special event!
  • Private Party Contact: Sean Wilson (307) 734-6490

Getting there

  • Public Transit: The START bus "Home Ranch Lot" stop is directly across the street.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public lots located both behind the restaurant and directly across the street.
A word from Nikai Sushi
Jackson's favorite sushi bar offers the finest delicacies from both land & sea. Fresh seafood arrives daily from around the world and is artfully transformed into the ultimate sushi experience. Our open display grill offers innovative dishes influenced by Asian cuisine. A full service bar specializes in creative tropical cocktails and our extensive & award winning wine list & unique sake list are both sure to please. Join Jackson's discerning locals & guests alike for an exceptional dining experience in Nikai's contemporary, inviting dining room or at the sleek modern sushi bar.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "I sat on the bar side and had reservations. I saw the hostess turn away table after table or tell couples that the empty tables were reserved, but they could sit at the bar. If I were the owner I would either train the hostess better or fire her. The entire restaurant suffers if the tables aren't filled. No less than 6 tables were empty the entire 2 hrs + that we were there. If a party does not show up at the schedules reservation within a few minutes that table can and should be sold. There didn't seem to be enough serving staff. It took over 15 minutes for a cup of coffee and in that time we decided not to order dessert even though we had intended to."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I LOVE japanese food, just not sushi (I know, I know). LOVE hibachi, LOVE stir fry, LOVE tempura, etc. Nikai's non-sushi menu items were fairly lacking. Prices were great, but portions matched the prices (small). I would warn any non-sushi person joining sushi lovers here for dinner that they're going to leave hungry and underwhelmed."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I have dined at Nikai 4 times now. I like the ambiance and my parents go there occasionally and eat from the "cooked" menu. This summer I came with my family and we ate from the "raw/sushi" menu. For the second time in a row, after the appetizer, we end up having what feels like 2 separate dinning experiences since those who order from the "cooked" menu will eat and finish before the "raws" will get the majority of their food. My advice: everybody in your party should order from only ONE kitchen, not both. A group dining experience is difficult when half the people eat their food and the other half waits another 30-40 minutes for theirs. The waiter gets grief, but it's the kitchens' delivery that is not managed. Almost no coordination."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Don't miss this place if you're a sushi lover. We went back for a second night. Really fantastic."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Every thing we ordered was the absolute best. amazing sushi & salad."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We made reservations for nikia. Arrived at 8:00 pm. Our table was not ready, the hostest made us wait while they waited for people to leave. Meanwhile as we were waiting. 2 groups walked in and we're seated before us. Seems to me that we were unimportant. Walk in with out reservations were more important. Food was great. Busboy was more informed than waitress."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We are sushi aficionados. Heard from friends here that Nikai Sushi was very good. Recently moved here so thought we would give it a go after a bad experience at another sushi place in town. Wow. Completely delighted with the ambience. Lovely atmosphere with music at the right level for a romantic dinner. Wine list is excellent. We ordered a rose (which is hard to find a good one except for the best restaurants). Wine sommelier was helpful and knowledgable. The rolls were creative and extraordinary bursts of flavor. The fish was fresh. Service was perfect. a 10 all around."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great and fresh sushi with a very good wine list and great service loved it"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I got there completely on time and no booths were available, so my girlfriend and I had to sit next to the bar, talking over everyone else In the restraunt. So if you make reservations make sure you call first."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We went for my son's birthday dinner - sushi is his favorite. The sushi was beautifully presented, very fresh fish, delicious. The black cod, done carefully with crispy grilled asparagus - excellent. The grilled bok choy - perfectly done, slight garlic and salt and light pepper. Crispy rice soup - gorgeous & colorful fresh, crisp vegetables, ample bites of seafood. The flower of crispy rice - lucious with a bouquet of toasty tempura. The tall, cool jamaican beer refreshed our palates after each bite. The service was efficient, attentive, bright, friendly and professional. We shared everything and went away happy and satisfied. The overall experience was excellent. We can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We love Nakai in Jackson, the food is amazing but service this time was horrible. Waitress barely came around, took half food orders than 20 minutes later we had to flag down another waitress to put our other food in. Sushi comes out slow, we know that but it took 2+ hours from when we order to get all of our sushi, ordering drinks was a huge task! When you spend over $300 on a meal, you expect better. This place should have been wait staff and management to make sure if flows night. We own A place in Jackson and will be back but I doubt the friends we bought will ever be interested in going back. Disappointing."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We had a great experience at Nikai recently. It is our "go-to" place for sushi when we want to have a nice night out. Excellent service, creative and delicious food and upscale but not pretentious setting."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Having never tried sushi I agreed to dine at Nikai in Jackson, Wyoming because my wife had dined there in the past and loved it. Food was incredible, service was great, very glad I went. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had a lovely time at Nikai. The menu was diverse, the prices were reasonable for a nice restaurant. The sushi dishes were fresh. Our waiter was very accommodating. The ambiance was perfect for celebrating a special occasion (my husband's birthday) with a small group of close friends. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I've been visiting Nikai for years, I've had sushi all over the world, and Nikai is still my favorite. The speciality rolls are amazing you can't go wrong, the drinks are awesome, the service is attentive. I love visiting this local gem."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Food service was delayed but once started, the food was outstanding. Preferred the way Nikai served the sashimi and sushi; not all at once but one plate at a time. Service was okay but impersonal. Waiter did not get full order right and was not as attentive as needed. Ambience is lacking. Could be a lovely experience except for a TV in a "fine dining" restaurant! and Host Station up stairs; should have been down stairs, turning away people before they crowded around the restaurant just to be turned away."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We loved everything we tried. Great sashimi, sushi, tempura. And the service was wonderful too. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Always love Nikai, great drinks and sushi! Would love to see their sushi menu expand and offer more adventurous options. Mikah is a wonderful server!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We tried this on a recommendation from a local and were really glad we did. The food was very good there were a lot of unique offerings and the quality was outstanding. Prices were very good as well. Especially for in town in what is a pretty upscale tourist food scene. We will definitely be back next time we are in Jackson! The interior is nice without being too fussy so you could come early and casual or later and dress it up a bit. There is parking right across the way also which is a nice bonus."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We have eaten here before because the sushi is good. Its always crowded and can be a fun atmosphere. This evening though the restaurant was understaffed and over booked. We had a reservation. We waited over an hour for our food to begin arriving. Waiter had an attitude. Never acknowledged the situation. We were inconveniencing him! If his attitude had been better I would be more forgiving. never again."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "My husband and I had planned a day of snowboarding and night out without the kids, and made reservations at Nikai. Our day of snowboarding ended with a trip to the village clinic; however, we were determined to make our dinner reservations. I was on crutches, and my husband in a sling, and so we called ahead to ask for a table where I could put my foot up. The staff was happy to oblige and promptly showed us to our comfortable booth upon arrival. They also went above and beyond and treated us each to a glass of champagne. The staff was very friendly, outgoing, and accommodating and made us feel very welcome and well-cared for. Thanks for helping to make an unfortunate situation much more bearable and even fun."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "I dined at Nikai Sushi during a recent ski trip. The sushi is first rate with fresh fish and well made rice. It was overall the best meal I had in Jackson. I also had tempura and a desert which I enjoyed. Prices are comparable to other good sushi places. The restaurant was busier than any other place I visited, and perhaps for that reason the service was limited. They give you a large water container so you won't get dehydrated, but it may take a while to get your food and you might not see your server all that often. On the positive side, it is open later than many other places in Jackson. My friend observed many of the specials involved spicy variations, it would be nice to see more non-spicy sushi creations."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Was on a date with my boyfriend and had such a lovely dining experience. The sushi was beyond excellent. The service was fast - great service. Can't wait to go back again!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Food was just fabulous. We ordered the pu pu platter to start and the ribs were nothing short of amazing. We were a party of 5 so ordered several different sushi and sashimi dishes... standouts were the hamachi sashimi, the volcano roll, and the spicy scallop roll. It was pretty busy when we were there, so the service could have been better, but the food was so good we didn't notice once the dishes we ordered started showing up at the table."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Best sushi in town, I highly reconmend this to anyone in Jackson during the off seasons who's a fan of sushi and wants to impress a lady, the Dagwoods are amazing. We waitied about 5 minutes to be seated, but once we did our waitress did a great job on timing, from between the coversation from the night. proper staff, and an enjoyable place to dine at as a local."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "You can't go wrong here, everything is incredible! The Coconut Margarita is the best drink of my life!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The sushi was good but the server we had was terrible. The runners were far more helpful and not once were we asked how anything was. We dine out regularly and this is probably the worst we have received in Jackson. You are better off traveling to the Village. It's sad because this place could be so amazing. The restaurants that survive in Jackson do because every customer matters."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We came at six pm hungry and so did everyone else so it took long to get out our food. Service was great with good friendly staff."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "In the past we have loved going to Nikai but our last experience will definitely influence our decision to go there in the future. There were a string of negative experiences which ended with a fire alarm going off that caused us to get up, find our waiter, pay and leave."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "My wife and I eat here 4-7 times a year, year after year, and find each visit rewarding. Turnover of staff can give an "uneven performance" on service but the food is solid and a local favorite."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Our party of five waited two hours before we got most of our food. Serving things in a sharing style is fine, but the food needs to arrive in a reasonable time. Food was ok, but not great. So definitely not going back..."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Nikai had high quality , fresh fish. What more could you want from a restaurant serving sushi? We went back twice on our trip to Jackson for the food. The serving took getting used to. They serve "Japanese" style - the dishes come out as the particular cook finishes it. The first night, my dining companion had finished all her entire meal before I received any of my choices. The second night, I finished my meal before she received hers. I suggest going early before the bar gets backed up. Cooked food was also very good. Worth a visit next time you are in Jackson."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "We saw some reviews that said that the service here was terrible, but we did not share that experience. Our waiter was around enough to help take our order and deliver the food but without being on top of us the whole night. The food came out in waves so you could share each plate and enjoy it. We never felt rushed but we were never waiting around hungry either. And each plate was delicious. We tried the special (Maine Lobster roll) and two additional speciality rolls, one with Kobe beef and another with red tuna. We would recommend them all!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "I was amazed to find such wonderful fish in Wyoming. Many creative selections to choose from. I would recommend!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Had an 8pm reservation and ended up waiting an extra 15 minutes for our table. I had been there before so I knew the food was delicious so I was still excited. Our server stopped by maybe 5 minutes after sitting down to get our drink orders. We saw him again 15 minutes later after our drinks had been dropped off by a busser to take our order. I think we saw our server 3 more times during the course of the meal, and we had been done with our food and drinks for maybe 15 minutes before we saw him to ask for our check. The food was delicious, but the service was pretty terrible. Not sure this will be on my list next time I come to Jackson."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The Bonsai Roll was the best Japanese Roll I have ever eaten. Flavors were amazing!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "It is our favorite restaurant in Jackson Hole...we never miss eating here!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Great food but really slow and intermittent service. If you go for sushi only, be prepared to wait!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We arrived at the restaurant a little early and the hostess said that our table was not ready. There were 5 empty tables in the restaurant and it took her another 15-20 minutes to get someone to set up the table when it could have been in less than 2 minutes. The restaurant was not busy at all so we didn't understand the wait. Other than that the food was very good and I would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "We have been coming to Nokai every time we visit Jackson for the last 4 years dining with friends and family or by ourselves. This is "the" only place in our opinion that has the best food, service and great atmosphere. The food is spectacular!! Not only can you get the best sushi but they also offer items from the grill, and daily specials including a daily drink specials. One of a kind menu items that make your mouth water. We will b coming back in February with friends and will def make the trip down from Togwotee to Nikai !! Highly recommend this restaurant for anyone."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
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