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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
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Hadn't been back to Nikai for a while, so tried it for my husband's birthday. It was great! The food, drinks and service were outstanding."
    Dined on 11/11/2014
  • "The bartender is charming and knows his craft. Always a pleasure to sit, relax and enjoy the food and libations."
    Dined on 11/8/2014
  • "Initially all went pretty smooth, the first salad and roll came out in good time. Then, we waited and waited and waited. Not another roll for a good 20 minutes. Then 15-20 minutes for the next. Then, another 15-20 for the next. We had ordered 6 rolls and envisioned sitting and waiting for each. When the waiter said that he'd forgotten to order for our last roll, we were relieved to know that we would not have to wait that final 20 minutes! The restaurant was so noisy that conversation was not possible. We are long term, full time residents and like to go out for dinner-although we have not been to Nikai for a while. All in all, the food was good and the waiter's service was good but we would not recommend Nikai for the above reasons!"
    Dined on 11/1/2014
  • "The green dragon salad was so flavorful and fresh! The jalapeño dressing was so good! We could not stop eating it. The sushi was fresh and flavors do the rolls worked together. Small wine list (by the glass). Good ambiance and service. A definite repeat visit is in order!"
    Dined on 10/31/2014
  • "This is our favourite retaurant and this time it was great as usual. The service is attentive but the sushi does take a little time, but when it comes, it is spectacular. Try any of the special rolls. They are unique and superlative with the ingredients and flavour combinations."
    Dined on 10/16/2014
  • "Menu on website not updated waited way too long for food,drinks,water refills 45 minutes for first sushi roll. Seemed like staff wasn't ready for 6:00 opening. All rolls tasted the same nothing like it use to be,very sad this was our favorite place but we'll be looking for another."
    Dined on 10/11/2014
  • "We really enjoy the food and the people at Nikai. It's a great night out!"
    Dined on 10/9/2014
  • "This is the best "trendy" place in Jackson! The food is great and atmosphere feels "big city" - its a tad pricy but worth it!!!"
    Dined on 10/8/2014
  • "We'd summarize the sushi as adequate. Eel sauce much too sweet, remainder first class fish marginally well handled. A roll we tried was awful. And all this at premium prices."
    Dined on 10/2/2014
  • "Excellent sushi for the middle of Wyoming! Fish is fresh. Service is excellent."
    Dined on 10/1/2014
  • "We always eat at Nikai Sushi when we visit Jackson, WY. Consistent every time."
    Dined on 9/22/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite restaurants, but it didn't meet standards this night. The food was not as fresh tasting or as well prepared as typical. But the service was worse. The waiter neglected us for much of the night, and the food came out much more slowly than it should've for what appeared to be a pretty slow night. We'll be back, but not right away."
    Dined on 9/17/2014
  • "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
  • "Nikai always delivers. I have been to Nikai at least four times over four years and it seems to get better everytime, hard to do for a restaurant. Whenever I am in Jackson, it is the top restaurant to revisit on my list. The Sushi is creative with great flavor combinations. The specialty cocktails, beer and wine list is great."
    Dined on 9/1/2014
  • "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
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