Nikko Japanese Restaurant

4.5
603 reviews
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Nikko Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar has a high energy atmosphere with a contemporary style. We are known for inventive, excellent, award winning sushi as well as the finest modern Japanese cuisine. Nikko has the feel of a upscale New York city restaurant with the promise to be hot and sexy. We have an assortment of over 300 bottles of fine wines as well as a full service bar. We feature a large private dining room with a full projection screen for company events or any other special occasion. Joannas welcoming personality with feather boa and trademark cowboy hat with tambourine overwhelms guests with "Sushi Love" when sake bombs are requested.
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Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Music was way too loud. Uncomfortably so. And the drinks were skimpy and sad looking. The food was good but not enough to make up for the rest. Not coming back.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and great waitress with amazing customer service.

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Charlotte
28 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time as always, this place is fun and food great

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AWESOME! Great service food atmosphere. A 10!

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CE
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sushi was excellent and we are picky, LOL! Atmosphere was fun and very youthful. We are older but enjoyed the upbeat music and party atmosphere. Great place for a girl's night out!!

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MB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

I had a good time but it was VERY loud. I could hardly carry on a converstion. The waiteer got our bill all mixed up and it was a hot mess. The food was FANTASTIC.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nikko is always on point. I've become a monthly regular here since taking my girlfriend here on our first date last March. The sexy salmon roll is what dreams are made of, and the drinks are always delicious with a strong kick. No watered down cocktails at this place. And the owner energizes the place with her joyful dancing. Definitely the best sushi spot in Charlotte.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Valet was unorganized

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and our waitress Young was awesome as always!! We love coming here for the food and because if you d our waitress that always gives us the BEST service ever!!!

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AY
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

nice clean and very sociable spot, good music and food

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Moving away celebration

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nikko is my favorite sushi place in Charlotte. I’ve gone for many special occasions and also go for everyday dining. They have wonderful food besides sushi as well. And Joanna is amazing!

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A
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

We were a large party of 18 I made reservations and had to wait 45 minute before we were seated. We were assigned to servers who we saw maybe 3xs which is not enough with such a large party. I've noticed when a server has a large group and gratuity is already applied their service is slack. I was disappointed with my first and possibly last experience here. On a busy night at any restaurant the bathroom should be serviced consistently, the ladies room was a mess.

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LD
Jacksonville
181 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sushi was excellent as always. The volcano and cowboy roles are the best. The fish was very fresh and delicious. Service was excellent as well.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love coming to Nikkos. The atmosphere is great and food is always good

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CM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was really nice and the service was great. I loved the atmosphere and I look forward to visiting again.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was a DJ that night , the music was great but too laud , we couldn’t talk are all.

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Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was not at all like it used to be. Very disappointed.

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c
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun, lively spot with great food. Went for a Bday and had a fantastic time

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great music, food and service. Will be back very soon

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance! Had a late (11pm) dinner after a night of Comedy! Great drinks, good food.... Wonderful Experience Altogether!

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NP
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sisters birthday

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TD
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

I Usually have a lovely meal here. This particular evening the place was extremely crowded due to Allstar weekend and it seems as though the staff couldnt keep up with demand. Our food was cold and not as good as i remembered. Our waitress was wonderful, attentive and very apolegetic regarding the food and wait time.

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RT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Nikkos for my graduation dinner, party of 10. The food was great, the service was great, the ambiance was great, I’ve already made plans to go back!

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 1

Food was excellent, but service was slow. Noise level started out ok, but by the end of the meal we had to shout to hear one another across the table. This was due to speakers with loud music directly over our table. Great energetic vibe, but did not mesh with our intended occasion with older family members.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Took my wife here for a date night, food was delicious, atmosphere was great. Music was a little bit on the loud side for us but everyone else there seemed to enjoy it.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Engagement celebration

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I’ve been to Nikos probably 7 or 8 times. Maybe it was because it was Valentines night, but they were off their game. First, they seated us in the space normally reserved for parties which wouldn’t have been bad except the table was tiny and you could tell they were cramming too many people in one room. We asked to be moved, which was quickly remedied. Service was slow and a bit chaotic. My boyfriend’s food came out before the appetizer we ordered. I ordered 2 different sushi rolls. One came out about 5 minutes after his food. The other came out well after we had both finished our meals. Apparently they were very backed up. Our server gave me a complimentary glass of wine, which was nice, but it would have been nicer to actually get all of our meal at the same time. I understand it’s busier on nights like valentines, but it seems like they took more reservations than they could handle. The food was good and the atmosphere is lively. It’s just a shame the service wasn’t up to par on this night.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Love the lights and urban/modern environment.

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PP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

The food is excellent and a good value. The music was really loud; we asked to be moved to the back of the restaurant which affected our service some, but not fatal. Just keep in mind especially on game weekends, if you want a quiet place, this isn't it.

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AA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fun experience! Great party dinner!! DJ at night!

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RS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food, and DJ were excellent! Was a great time for weekend sushi!

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love my Sushi Love "Ms. J"

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MB
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food, great customer service, great music and great entertainment!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Date night with our 1 year old since the babysitter cancelled. Staff was super accommodating. She loved the music and ambiance - and especially good people watching with all the parties going on! Always a great time - and easy valet!

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JM
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is good, the people are friendly! First time having dinner and it was amazing they having a Dj playing made it all the better! Can’t wait to return!

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DR
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made a reservation for Restaurant Week and was so happy I did! The food and drinks were phenomenal, our server was great, and the restaurant was gorgeous. I will definitely be going again!

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Charlotte
93 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Very average sushi. Some sashimi pieces did not taste especially fresh. This is clearly more of a drinking place than a good food place. Would go to O-Ku for good sushi.

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M
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Good for a date night or out with friends. Be prepared to listen to “club” music starting about 8pm. Great good, I just wasn’t prepared for the atmosphere to change

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