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Nikai Sushi - Cheeca Lodge & Spa

4.6
4.6
182 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
Enjoy the freshest sushi Islamorada can offer. Our chefs are trained to prepare all the classic favorites as well as bold new features. With an eye toward presentation, our menu serves up an extensive list of nigiri, sashimi, specialty rolls and more for a personal and tantalizing dining experience.

In addition to sushi plates, Nikai offers over 35 types of hot and cold sakes to complement your meal. Truly, Nikai is a gem among Florida Keys restaurants

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese Speciality

  • Hours of operation

    Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (305) 664-4447

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Islamorada

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

What 182 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Hot Spot

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Romantic

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Scenic View

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Hot Spot

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Romantic

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Scenic View

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  1. MP

    MeredithP

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The quality of the fish could have been a little better, but overall nice. The torched avocado was AMAZING
  2. LP

    LeonardoP

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hey den What wonderful!!!! Everything Was on point and excellent.

    Nikai Sushi - Cheeca Lodge & SpaResponded on September 17, 2022Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to fill out the review, and thank you for the stars! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Nikai at Cheeca Lodge, and hope to have you again in the future! Warm Island Wishes, Hicham EL Ibrik | Director of Food and Beverage

  3. JG

    JanetteG

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good sushi option right on premises. Fresh and great service

    Nikai Sushi - Cheeca Lodge & SpaResponded on September 5, 2022Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to fill out the review, and thank you for the stars! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Nikai at Cheeca Lodge, and hope to have you again in the future! Warm Island Wishes, Hicham EL Ibrik | Director of Food and Beverage

  4. RB

    RachelleyBelley

    West Palm Beach

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks and view! The vodka martini was really good!

    Nikai Sushi - Cheeca Lodge & SpaResponded on September 11, 2022Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to fill out the review, and thank you for the stars! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Nikai at Cheeca Lodge, and hope to have you again in the future! Warm Island Wishes, Hicham EL Ibrik | Director of Food and Beverage

  5. MG

    MikeG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Poor grade/quality tuna and whitefish. Pickled cucumbers were NOT tasty and squid salad very very very chewy and slightly fishy.

    Nikai Sushi - Cheeca Lodge & SpaResponded on September 3, 2022Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to fill out the review. We are disheartened to hear your experience wasn't as expected. As we continue working on improving our products We hope that you will consider dining with us again in the future. Warm Island Wishes, Hicham EL Ibrik | Director of Food and Beverage

  6. KG

    KarenG

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing rooftop views with a pleasant cool breeze in August. Excellent drinks, incredible service, and the absolute best sushi I’ve ever had. The quality and portion size make the price 100% worth it.

    Nikai Sushi - Cheeca Lodge & SpaResponded on August 11, 2022Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to fill out the review, and thank you for the stars! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Nikai at Cheeca Lodge, and hope to have you again in the future! Warm Island Wishes, Hicham EL Ibrik | Director of Food and Beverage

  7. JB

    JessicaB

    Miami

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Meh. Nothing was good. Disappointing but edible. Wouldn’t recommend.

    Nikai Sushi - Cheeca Lodge & SpaResponded on August 11, 2022Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to fill out the review. We are disheartened to hear your experience wasn't as expected. As we continue working on improving our products We hope that you will consider dining with us again in the future. Warm Island Wishes, Hicham EL Ibrik | Director of Food and Beverage

  8. KS

    KimS

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar where the sushi was being made and had a great time talking to the chefs. They were exceptionally friendly and made magnificent food.

    Nikai Sushi - Cheeca Lodge & SpaResponded on August 11, 2022Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to fill out the review, and thank you for the stars! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Nikai at Cheeca Lodge, and hope to have you again in the future! Warm Island Wishes, Hicham EL Ibrik | Director of Food and Beverage

  9. K

    Kathym1335

    Treasure Coast

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Left hungry. Food was good but overpriced

    Nikai Sushi - Cheeca Lodge & SpaResponded on August 11, 2022Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to fill out the review. We are disheartened to hear your experience wasn't as expected. As we continue working on improving our products We hope that you will consider dining with us again in the future. Warm Island Wishes, Hicham EL Ibrik | Director of Food and Beverage

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time at Nikai. The wait staff is very knowledgeable and was able to make some great recommendations.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary

    Nikai Sushi - Cheeca Lodge & SpaResponded on July 4, 2022Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to fill out the review, and thank you for the stars! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Nikai at Cheeca Lodge, and hope to have you again in the future! Warm Island Wishes, Hicham EL Ibrik | Director of Food and Beverage

  12. D

    Debra

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Table was on their outside terrace overlooking the ocean Early evening with a light breeze so it was really nice Food was very good buts it’s all sushi so it’s an issue if you don’t. It was pricey but you’re at the Cheeva Lodge which is very high end. So it’s a great place to have dinner and a drink while strolling around

    Nikai Sushi - Cheeca Lodge & SpaResponded on June 26, 2022Dear Debra, Thank you for taking the time to fill out the review, and thank you for the stars! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Nikai at Cheeca Lodge & Spa. In addition to Nikai Sushi Restaurant, we also offer Mia Cucina Italian Restaurant, and Atlantic Edge Taste of the sea and land Restaurants on Property. We hope to have you again in the future! Warm Island Wishes, Hicham EL Ibrik | Director of Food and Beverage

  13. RD

    RandyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best sushi we have ever had! We loved it so much we went both nights of our stay!

    Nikai Sushi - Cheeca Lodge & SpaResponded on June 5, 2022Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to fill out the review, and thank you for the stars! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Nikai at Cheeca Lodge, and hope to have you again in the future! Warm Island Wishes, Hicham EL Ibrik | Director of Food and Beverage

  14. LP

    LaurenP

    Philadelphia

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar and had excellent service. Restaurant was quiet and pleasant even on a holiday weekend. Definitely worth checking out if you are staying at Cheeca or visiting the area and want to spend some time enjoying Cheeca’s grounds and views after as well!

    Nikai Sushi - Cheeca Lodge & SpaResponded on June 5, 2022Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to fill out the review, and thank you for the stars! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Nikai at Cheeca Lodge, and hope to have you again in the future! Warm Island Wishes, Hicham EL Ibrik | Director of Food and Beverage

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The sushi was good, but the menu is pretty much all sushi. Not many other options for meals.

    Nikai Sushi - Cheeca Lodge & SpaResponded on June 5, 2022Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to fill out the review, and thank you for the stars! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Nikai at Cheeca Lodge & Spa. In addition to Nikai Sushi Restaurant, we also offer Mia Cucina Italian Restaurant, and Atlantic Edge Taste of the sea and land Restaurant on Property. We hope to have you again in the future! Warm Island Wishes, Hicham EL Ibrik | Director of Food and Beverage

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Loved the view of the ocean. Will go back.
  17. JB

    JeffreyB

    Naples

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious and the sushi tolls were all creative and very tasty! Our server was great and everything was served in a very timely manner.
  18. BM

    BMac

    Miami

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went here for our honeymoon. Everyone was so nice and the food was amazing! Definitely worth going to and we will definitely be back! There is also live music playing at night right on the beach while you eat. Can’t get any better than that!
  19. LL

    LoriL

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a very nice dinner here at the cheeca lodge. Reservations required. Very nice service and view of the ocean from their outdoor patio seating. Delicious food but a small menu. Recommend if you want a nice dinner without leaving the resort.
  20. JL

    JustinL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and service was awesome. Highly recommend.
  21. BM

    BMac

    Miami

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went here for our honeymoon. Everyone was so nice and the food was amazing! The server even offered us dessert on him. Definitely worth going to and we will definitely be back!
  22. C

    Cherith

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal. You can't beat the views and we enjoyed everything. The cocktails were outstanding as was the food. The sashimi was our favorite. We tried all of them. Will definitely come back again when we are next in Islamorada.
  23. b

    bindiboo

    Denver

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Nikai Sushi! We had delicious gyoza and our favorite sushi rolls, the one with steak, can’t remember the name, and Bonsai. We had a wonderful meal in a beautiful setting, with excellent service. Thank you!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got engaged their in 2010 . Cheeca lodge has always been so special to us . Excellent sushi - Excellent service
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious sushi, sweet servers, great drinks, and lovely view! Wow!
  26. t

    tilapiatotality

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the omakase and it was a fantastic experience! Must sit outside to enjoy the views.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Horrible service, waited over 30 minutes for a couple rolls and our server was no where to be found. Restaurant was not busy. Scallop shooter was gross! Pork gyoza was good. We’ve been here before in the past and it was excellent, this time around the quality and service really went downhill. Very disappointing :(
  28. B

    Beccy

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The food was delicious but not an extensive menu. I would recommend for a light lunch but not somewhere to go if hungry. The food was delicious but small portions for the high prices. Service was fantastic with lovely staff.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s worth waiting for a table outside overlooking the water.

    Nikai Sushi - Cheeca Lodge & SpaResponded on April 6, 2022Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to fill out the review, and thank you for the stars! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Nikai at Cheeca Lodge & Spa and hope to have you again in the future! Warm Island Wishes, Jose Ferrer ,Manager of Food and Beverage

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    Awful service, the wait staff appeared bothered to even help us. I expected fabulous sushi for the location, price, and it was mediocre. At least they offered a dessert for the birthday we were celebrating.

    Nikai Sushi - Cheeca Lodge & SpaResponded on April 6, 2022Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to fill out the review. We are disheartened to hear your experience wasn't as expected. As we continue working on improving our products We hope that you will consider dining with us again in the future. Warm Island Wishes, Hicham EL Ibrik | Director of Food and Beverage

  31. DW

    DavidW

    Naples

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Have stayed at Cheeca many times but never ate at Nikai. Now I know why. Less than average sushi at much, much greater than average prices. There is a Publix right down the street and even they have better sushi at a fifth of the cost.

    Nikai Sushi - Cheeca Lodge & SpaResponded on April 6, 2022Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to fill out the review. We are disheartened to hear your experience wasn't as expected. As we continue working on improving our products We hope that you will consider dining with us again in the future. Warm Island Wishes, Hicham EL Ibrik | Director of Food and Beverage

  32. E

    Eatalot

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so delicious! Our server was wonderful. Dumplings were so delicate and the squid salad was really nice.
  33. NH

    NicoleH

    Miami

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was so kind and patient. Excellent care! The food was delicious and fresh! We’ll be back!
  34. KT

    KentT

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The rolls were phenomenal and the service was great. The view and location are hard to beat
  35. C

    Chubby

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi in town!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Perfect place for dinner. Food was fresh and tasty- outdoor patio made the experience even better!
  37. f

    fitfoodie

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Anniversary

    Nikai Sushi - Cheeca Lodge & SpaResponded on February 19, 2022Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to fill out the review, and thank you for the stars! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Nikai at Cheeca Lodge & Spa and hope to have you again in the future! Warm Island Wishes, Hicham EL Ibrik | Director of Food and Beverage

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food & service.

    Nikai Sushi - Cheeca Lodge & SpaResponded on February 5, 2022Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to fill out the review, and thank you for the stars! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Nikai at Cheeca Lodge & Spa and hope to have you again in the future! Warm Island Wishes, Hicham EL Ibrik | Director of Food and Beverage

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Sushi Chef

    Nikai Sushi - Cheeca Lodge & SpaResponded on February 5, 2022Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to fill out the review, and thank you for the stars! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Nikai at Cheeca Lodge & Spa and hope to have you again in the future! Warm Island Wishes, Hicham EL Ibrik | Director of Food and Beverage

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Awesome sushi, super fresh Resort very cool Restaurant less impressive, stuck up room above lobby Server very nice, needs some work on English before full time server, wife and I had good laugh though!

    Nikai Sushi - Cheeca Lodge & SpaResponded on February 5, 2022Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to fill out the review, and thank you for the stars! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Nikai at Cheeca Lodge & Spa and hope to have you again in the future! Warm Island Wishes, Hicham EL Ibrik | Director of Food and Beverage

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Nikai Sushi - Cheeca Lodge & Spa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 664-4447.

Nikai Sushi - Cheeca Lodge & Spa is rated 4.6 stars by 182 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Nikai Sushi - Cheeca Lodge & Spa

81801 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Islamorada

  • Hours of operation

    Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese Speciality

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

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