Lucky to have decent sushi in JH.
I grew up near Seattle where Asian cuisine in general is as about as good as it gets. That being said, I also know what fresh seafood should taste like. Nikai has an extensive menu and is good for the seasoned sushi eater and the beginner alike. The ambiance is young and hip. It is pretty well priced considering how much it costs to overnight fish in. It is well suited for small groups.
11/17/2012 12:00:00 AM
I love going here for those
I love going here for those special occasions. The food never disappoints, be sure to try some specialty rolls. For those that like a little sweet be sure to try the Luxe.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
A little pricey, but to be
A little pricey, but to be expected in JH. Delicious! I will definitely go back for a nice dinner.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always on top
Always a pleasure. Always fresh and creative rolls and dishes. One of my favorites in town. Run like a tip top establishment year after year.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
I truly think NIkai is the
I truly think NIkai is the best restaurant in Jackson. So many healthy food options at various price ranges. Beautiful artful presentation, friendly staff. I have always loved it but it is better than ever! Thank you. Lyn
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
GREAT FOOD, SERVICE & DECOR!
Nikai's the BEST restaurant in all of Teton County. They're more than just sushi. An evening at Nikai isn't complete without ordering stuff from the grill as well. They have the best sliders I've ever had! We had mostly sushi, and ALL of it was way better than any sushi I've ever had anywhere. You'd swear the ocean was just outside the back door. I could go on and on about the many sushi options available there, but I've had all of them and not one of them is bad. The service is always great and the decor is amazing. I can't wait to go back!
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really nice experience, service and food were both great.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
But mostly our server, Brandon, was super-attentive and accommodating - even when we sent a glass of wine back, which is always a drag, whether you're a server or a guest. Thanks!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
ALWAYS leave happy!
Consistency! That is for sure. The food is always good! I'm always impressed with the front of the house teamwork! And always where I want to eat out! Thank you! Worth every penny!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
good food, good ambience, but...
The food at Nikai was quite good — fresh sushi, creative rolls and good quality overall — however, there were a few things I found odd. For one, they did not include wasabi and ginger on our plates. We had to ask for more wasabi and they ended up bringing us a giant blob, but after we'd already finished all our sushi. Strange. Also, I don't get the television in the bar. No one seems to be watching and it just undermines the casual elegance the restaurant is trying to achieve. To me it seems tacky.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food and Drinks
I had a Ginger Martini that was incredible followed with oysters on the half shell with wasabi and the most incredible Lobster roll.
Can't wait to go back!!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
love nikai sushi!!!
Brought my mom and her boyfriend who were in town from Utah, they were impressed! Sushi was great as always and my squid seaweed salad was the best i've ever had!!!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Weekly favorite for a local.
We come here weekly, as it is our ONLY choice in town, as locals. Nikai is consistently great food, friendly and good service. We only eat out at Nikai, having given up on the overpriced, spotty food EVERYWHERE else in jackson. The eel is wonderful, seaweed salad crunchy, the special soups always an interesting mix of flavors. We eat off the sushi menu weekly, and as foodies, Nikai has never disapointed. Seriously, as someone who doesn't know the owner, or anyone else who works here, it is the only place, besides our home, where we feed our guests! Be aware, staffing is a huge problem in Jackson, yet Nikai seems to keep their's happy, because the stick around and treat the customers right. Make reservations! It's often full.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, good atmosphere,
Good food, good atmosphere, good service. Overall: Excellent. I will be back. I love the six dollar roll deal.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Japanese dining experience. Menu selections of rolls and grill items as well as the wines both rice and grape was extensive. Everything we had from the rolls to the wine and sake was delicious. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful. They even had a roll menu with the cooked items highlighted in red! The only thing that I downgraded them overall on was that we were dining with another couple and they would not split our checks.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We live near the town square, and this is by far our favorite place to eat in town. Music is a bit loud for conversation, but aside from that, it is THE PLACE to eat in Jackson. Nikai has a few new items on the menu, and the Eel is fabulous(sushi and sashimi both).
Another great meal. FYI when I made the reservation for three, I called and told a staff member it was a birthday for one of the party (in case you do something special). The next table over had a nice ice-cream boat looking dessert and it would be nice if you folks did that for our 23 year old. Perhaps next year.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the wait
This is a very busy place, so make a reservation to be seated. Great food, interesting in a town like JAckson that sushi would be fantastic. We live in Florida and Hawaii in the winter, so finding good sushi here was a surprise-a pleasant one!
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Such a great place to go for cocktail or sushi or the great grill items they have.. I've ben going there since it opened.. It's a really great place to go for dinner..
You have to have a coconut margarita
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little restaturant
Excellent cocktails! Lovely decor and ambiance. Huge variety of sushi and reg. menu. Recommended by a friend to visitduring our vacation. Was worth it! A little pricey, but on par with other establishments of equal caliber. Wasabi bloody Mary and Lychee Lemonade were delish!!
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite and a must
We go there every time we are in Jackson.
We love to get the quail eggs and take them as shooters.
The Firecracker roll is excellent.
Love this place.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nikai can't keep up with a
Nikai can't keep up with a full dining room - service is very slow, even if you get there early. the noise level makes conversation a bit difficult and the loud music doesn't help. the food and cocktails are very good. cold octopus salad was unusual and outstanding.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A jackson favorite
We come here often and absolutely love the food, ambience, and the service! Our server devin was personable and friendly. Always amazing and good place for a date!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
My daughter chose Nikai for her 10th birthday dinner. While its not a "kid" restaurant, they accommodate nicely. The food is delish and the service great. She loved her night out on the town.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sushi at its best
Been here a few times and always walk away satisfied. Truly one of Jackson"s best!! For the best experience sit at the bar if you are able... Always busy in the summer months, so make a reservation.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
BEST SUSHI IN THE ROCKIES!!!
We ate at Nikai, after having recently tried Sudachi, as well as the sushi place in Driggs, ID. All I have to say is WOW! Nikai's the only place to eat sushi! Our sushi chef, Cooper, was the nicest, friendliest guy I've ever met! He gave us great advice on what to order and really made the evening a fun experience! We had the scallop shooters, the Tiger roll & a roll special. Cooper was more than accommodating when I asked if we could substitute avocado for cucumber (oh how I dislike cucumber, much to my wife's dismay). He's obviously not one of those sushi chefs that thinks everything has to be prepared one way only. If you haven't been to Nikai, you're missing out! It is truly the best sushi in the Rockies!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sushi? In Wyoming? YES!
Even though I spend winter in FL & HI, I find this sushi fantastic in the summers of Jackson Hole. Udon noodle soup is great(has pork); dragon salad yummy, but sometimes way too spicy- this week it was grand.
I live in Jackson, and eat here most weeks.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I think of Nikai first when we consider going out for dinner. The sushi is of the highest quality and we always enjoy our experience here.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best sushi in Jackson Hole, by far!
We have dined here a few times now, and it is on our list of absolute 'musts' whenever we visit Jackson Hole. The sushi is always excellent. This trip we had a couple with us who were not sushi eaters, so it was our first experience with the rest of the menu. We were not surprised when we found the food to be outstanding.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
GREAT SUSHI AND GREAT SERVICE
Nikai is the best sushi in Teton County! Don't even bother with any of the other posers. They're not worth your time or money. The fish is incredibly fresh and they have a wine list that offers something for everybody. The service is always friendly and helpful. It's a must try when in Jackson.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I thought the food was amazing, the service was great, and we will definitely be going back. For a sushi bar the prices weren't bad and their items on their grill menu were tasty as well.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Sushi in Western US
We have been here many times--every time we go to Jackson. They consistently have unique, outstanding Sushi made from the finest and freshest ingredients. The staff is helpful in guiding you in ordering. They also have an outstanding wine list with great selections of Sauvignnon Blanc, which is the wine we feels goes well with Sushi.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Sushi in Jackson Hole
We visit Nikai at least monthly for excellent sushi. Laura and her team do a superb job and manage to acquire excellent ingredients even though we are well removed from the coast.. The Banzai and Tiger rolls are among the many superb rolls and the "funky" rolls are a local favorite. All in all no better place for sushi in the Hole!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Asian in Jackson
Lovely design, small so I recommend reservations. Very nice variety of rolls and sashimi. Nikai bowl is very good as well as the pork dumplings. Shrimp dumplings were fishy tasting. Would have given a higher rating for the service but he did not pour one glass of wine from our bottle after the initial pour. I expect this as part of the service in this level of restaurant. Will definitely return.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nikai never ceases to amaze! The most creative sushi restaurant ive ever been to. I can't even eat at other sushi restaurants anymore. Believe me, I've tried. It's not even worth it. The sushi is fresh, tasty, and creatively prepared. The staff, top notch. And not only do they have an excellent wine list, they also have excellent wine by the glass choices that continually change. If you're not totally nuts about raw fish, don't worry. They have plenty of rolls that only have cooked ingredients. Not to mention the many wonderful choices available from their grille. This restaurant's worth a try. SIMPLY AMAZING!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another magnificent night at Nikai. Always excellent food, service, and ambiance. Never a disappointment!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is amazing, wish I could eat this good everyday!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Micah was so attentive and provided excellent service! Sushi was amazing!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM