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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 Ambiance
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Diner Reviews
  • "Jackson Hole is is about as far as you can get from the Ocean but you would not guess that from the great food you eat at the Nikai. This is one of the best sushi I have had any where."
    Dined on 9/16/2014
  • "You can always count on fresh consistent food never been disappointed"
    Dined on 9/16/2014
  • "We go to Nikai at least once every trip. The servers are always prompt and friendly. The offerings are varied. Nothing we have had has disappointed. Most is excellent or outstanding. The Saki flight is excellent."
    Dined on 9/9/2014
  • "This was our second time to Nikai the food is fantastic and the staff is extremely friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 9/5/2014
  • "When we visit Jackson, Nikai Sushi is at the top of our list of restaurants to eat at during our stay and it never disappoints! The food is excellent, always top quality and very reasonable priced. Highly recommend!!"
    Dined on 9/4/2014
  • "Outstanding restaurant! The food was fresh and excellent. The service was very attentive. I will definitely come back!"
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "This place was ridiculously pretentious. I understand that food comes out at different times from the grill than the sushi bar, but some people in our party ordered sashimi and one ordered sushi rolls. The sushi did not come out until about 20 minutes after the sashimi, and the waiter snootily explained that sushi is traditionally served after sashimi. I think the time to explain that was when we ordered, not after one person was waiting and waiting, so that we could have waived it. We eat sushi at least twice a month at home in NYC area, and that has never happened. So it may be a tradition somewhere, but it is not how food is traditionally served at any other sushi restaurant I have been to ever. Also, the food was only so-so."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "I've gotta say, Nikai is probably my favorite restaurant in Jackson. I've been many many times. I love everything I've tried. The sushi rolls are amazing. You will be hard pressed to find any better sushi anywhere in the country (and I look in every city I visit all over the country). Some of my favorite items on the menu (other than sushi) are the Kobe beef sliders, crispy rice soup, squid seaweed salad and the black cod. Many other great things but those are my "go to" items on the menu. They also make great cocktails and have a good selection of wines. It's a great place to bring a group. Nikai is a must if you are visiting Jackson (coming from a local)."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Food and service were great. Unique place with unique rolls and other food items."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "The sushi is always very fresh, the specials innovative and you cannot beat the Coconut Margherita! As a local, it is one of our favorites in JH."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Great reliable sushi at a favorite hip but still warm place. The service was super slow, but not the server's fault (he was great). Evidently they were short-staffed but seemed to book every table. Nevertheless, I still recommend Nikai."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Be sure to request Cooper. He made the evening flawless!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Having lived in JH and visited many times since, I can sayit is hard to find a Restaurant where the food is actually good . And even harder to find the price fitting. This was best meal we have had in years in JH. Cute waiter made good recommendations. Black cod and spare ribs were fabulous! Tried three roll all really good too. Dinner was 2/3 the price of the Local and sooo much better."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Nothing to write home about. Had higher expectations. Just ok."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I ordered the vegetable/shrimp tempera for my main course while my husband ordered ribs. The ribs came and 30 minutes later, I asked the waiter to check on my meal. Ten minutes later I got them. The waiter apologized and "comped" the tempura. I don't know what the glitch was, but eating separately took the enjoyment out of the meal."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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
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