Nomikai
Nomikai

Nomikai

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.nomikaisj.com/
  • Phone: (408) 287-7199
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Tues-Sat 5:30pm-close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Asian, Pizzeria
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Whiskey Wednesdays. Punch Thursdays. Live Music Friday/Saturday with rotating DJs. Check out our website for calendar updates. nomikaisj.com
  • Special Events: Whiskey Wednesdays. Punch Thursdays. Live Music Friday/Saturday with rotating DJs. Check out our website for calendar updates. nomikaisj.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st/Post
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Nomikai
nomikai is a new restaurant and bar concept serving great tasting, Asian inspired specialty pizzas and food in a fun, relaxed, inviting atmosphere. Also available are craft cocktails, beers and a great selection of Japanese whiskys. The name nomikai comes from a drinking party phenomenon in the Japanese culture. nomikai is a place where friends and family can come and be social. nomikai isn't a place for a getaway - it's a place to get together (must be 21+ to enter)
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Nomikai reviews from OpenTable diners
8 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (5)hot spot (3)fit for foodies (2)neighborhood gem (2)good for groups (2)romantic (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Restaurant wasn't what I expected but it was something different.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food but poor service
    Cydek
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This restaurant is up to something... Service is terrible, but food is really good.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun spot
    Foodie918
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is a fun bar and restaurant with good customer service and drinks. It's not too big, somewhat cozy and kind of a hidden gem. There isn't a huge food selection, since it's more like appetizers and small plates.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cute Place for Girls Night or Date
    Foodlover
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I went during the day for happy hour so it was not crowded. I loved the fact that I could hear my coworkers talking and we did not need to yell over loud music or a rowdy crowd. It's a place you can dress up nicely and it'd be appropriate, or you can go in casual clothes. The service was great. I hope I get the same server next time. I believe her name was Anastasia. I loved admiring all the details of the restaurant, from the bamboo menu to the lounge-y atmosphere. I tried the watermelon beer, A-MAIZE-ING flatbread, and the kim-cheese fries. All of them were unique & tasty and I can't wait to go back and try more.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!!!
    Francis
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I found Nomikai on Yelp and thought I'd give it a try with my girlfriend. I must say, we found the right place for a dinner date! Food was delish, drinks were good and I really love the atmosphere. Dara our server was awesome!!! Thank you, we will definitely come back! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 6 reviews are from the Nomikai reviews archive.
  • Aweful
    apcalnan
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    When we walked in, no one greated us. I finally had to go to the back area where the computer was to see if my name was on the reservation list. Only then did someone ask me if I "needed help." The bartender did not inform us of what beers were included in the happy hour menu. We sat down and waited and waited and waited for service. I have no idea how long we waited, but it was quite while. Overall, extremely bad customer service. We left and went to Billy Berks where we were immediately greeted, seated, offered a drink, and asked if we would like an appetizer. After a long day of work, this is hwo I like to be treated at a restaurant - as if I matter.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ok, not great
    NickyVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Very limited menu. some items not described well/accurately. Happy hour prices/specials were great.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cocktail lounge, not a restaurant
    LocalLosGatosDinerVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    The only thing more limited than the menu is the dining room space. The kitchen is tiny, so the food approach is heat and serve. Went during happy hour--not sure if the drinks are the regular size during that time, but they seemed about half the size of what you'd expect. I suspect that things here pick up later in the evening.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for Happy Hour
    Snowfish
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The menu might sound weird with the Chinese fusion pizza, but actually they are pretty good. All of their dishes are pretty small, except the pizzas, so it's a good place for people to hangout after work. Plus they are really close to San Jose downtown, which makes it even better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date place
    jole1981
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Took my fiancée here with a last minute reservation. The place was not packed at 7pm but I'm sure it got more busy in the evening. Good food. I like the Japanese take on pizza as well as the Japanese whiskey cocktails. Nice date ambiance. We would definitely consider coming back and/or even inviting friends out for a drink there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • whiskey wednesday
    travelsforalivingVIP
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    I had for an appetizer a garlic bread with eggplant paste spread. It was better than I was expecting. For my entree I had a pear with caramelized onion pizza. It was spectacular. They have a very good happy hour menu and their whiskey selection is not large but all high quality. Service was perfect. Beautiful and very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.