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About Nikko Japanese Restaurant

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.

325 Arlington Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28203
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Sushi, Japanese

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - tuesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
South Blvd.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(704) 370-0100

Website:
http://www.nikkosushibar.net/

Entertainment:
We feature a Live DJ on Friday and Saturday nights.

Catering:
With advanced notice we accommodate any catering event for company or personal needs. We offer a sushi chef to be on site to insure authenticity.

Parking Details:
We offer complimentary valet parking as well as reserved parking with great access to the restaurant through the elevator to our lobby entrance.

Public Transit:
The light rail stops at the Bland Street Station behind Nikko Japanese Restaurant (the pink high rise building) which offers convenient transportation from the uptown area.

Executive Chef:
Hiro Takayama/ Tsuyoshi Ono

Private Party Facilities:
the Seating capacity is up to 40 patrons with the capability of full audio and video access with the option to hold company events or to be reserved for personal parties.

Private Party Contact:
James Nix: (704) 519-5160

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Nikko Japanese Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.0

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (9)
Good for a Date (9)
Good for Groups (9)
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Hot Spot (8)
Fun (8)
People Watching (7)
Special Occasion (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Authentic (5)
Casual (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Business Meals (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Live Music (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Romantic (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tapas (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

We went there for our Valentine's, made reservations way in advance - beautiful restaurant. They placed us in this back room that had no atmosphere, tables and chairs looked cheap and seemed messy from previous diners, no windows and large projector TV - sports bar? We went there when we dated back in the 80's and smaller place than the present location. Food was excellent as I remember but felt like we were not even in the restaurant, not valued customer, just pushed to a little back room for overflow! Very disappointed.

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·Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I visited Nikko on Valentine's Night. We had a great experience and enjoyed the food.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The food is not that great for the price. The music was too loud.

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Love the live DJ!!!! The atmosphere here is super sexy and very energetic. One of my new favs in town! Sushi is great too!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 4, 2018

It was my Birthday. I had a wonderful time!!!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Love this place! The atmosphere is very fun, energetic, almost clubby (I've only been there on Saturday nights). Every time I've been there, the DJ plays the best songs! Their sushi is the best I've had. Perfect place for a get together or get a round of drinks!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Celebrating Co worker promotion

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Be very careful how you order at this restaurant. We ordered a $35 bottle of saki. Our waiter came back and told us they were out of the $35 but that we could get "the 50". We mistakenly assumed he meant $50. No- he meant 50L - which was $130! When we got the bill it was $330 for 4 of us. Regardless of how good the food may have been (and it was just ok, not fantastic) - it spoiled my appetite for going back to Nikko ever again.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Love love love this place! This was my first visit! Food was great! Loved the live DJ. Awesome vibe and fun atmosphere. Will definitely be returning!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Very nice and the food was good

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 20, 2018

the music was so loud, it was impossible to have a conversation. For that reason, I would never go back for dinner.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We had a HORRIBLE service experience with Stephanie. It took 30 minutes for her to initially come to our table, and additional 20 for the drinks to come out, the food to take more

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Went on a Saturday night over a long weekend (mlk day weekend) and the music was very loud, could barely talk to anyone at the table and it was very crowded by our booth and there was not much room to walk out and go to the bathroom. But this is my 4th time here and the food is fantastic, moderate value but still fantastic, and that will be the reason I keep returning, but probably never again on a weekend

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on January 13, 2018

A busy night with multiple large groups. We got a seat in the corner and were largely neglected. The owner danced by us several times with her famous cowboy hat on, but never even looked at us. From the beginning drinks, napkins and utensils, to the bill, we had to grab our waitress and ask for service. The food has always been great and the ambience loud, I will try them again, hopefully just a bad night.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food is always awesome!! Our waitress is always a pleasure!! I don’t know her name but she always waits on us and knows everything we like. Love her❤️

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We went especially for the oysters. Called ahead to make sure they were on the menu, was told that they were and after ordering our food was very disappointed to find out they weren’t. We came especially for the oysters but stayed anyway. The meal was good but very disappointed about them telling us over the phone that they had oysters when they didn’t. Would’ve went elsewhere if we had known.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Fun, Casual, Romantic
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Our sushi order never showed up. When we asked for the order to be cancelled after waiting over 30 minutes the waitress argued with us, saying that the food was already being prepared. We then asked to speak to the manager and instead of bringing over anyone, the waitress brought the check, which included the sushi that we still hadn't received, but the manager never showed up. Not a great experience!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Energetic spot in South End! Sushi is amazing as is the owner and the staff. We have been twice in the last 2 months!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, People Watching, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Live Music, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

They did not honor my reservation time. I Had to wait an additional 30 minutes and then i was only offered seating at the bar.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was excellent as usual! The service was not good though.... everything was very slow and we did t get any of the appetizers.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A group of us went for NYE and it was so much fun! Great atmosphere and delicious food!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Groups, Fun
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 29, 2017

One of my favorite places in charlotte great food drinks and sushi. Even a DJ on Friday’s!

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Nikko's has a beautiful ambiance and an EXCELLENT DJ. It's always laughs, good food, great service and a FUN owner that makes her rounds during the entire evening! Great for a date night, a girls night out or a celebration event, even a quick bite. The online reservation process is easy as well. Complimentary valet is AWESOME as well. The parking deck is a bit tricky, so take advantage of that complimentary valet service. But tip the guys well cause they deserve it! I LOVE this spot!

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Service was great, food came out fast and was delicious!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The service was bad, the manger was rude and the food was cold. This was so surprising because I have been to this establishment plenty of times before and everything was great, but this time not so. I was there to celebrate my graduation and it just turned out badly. I was so disappointed. I loved going to this place but i will not go again.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food and great service. Only complaint was the awful DJ and extremely loud music. We could hardly have a conversation at our table.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Horrible! Dont waste your time or money! Food cold rude staff. Just a horrible place!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Anniversary

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Greeting upon arrival was welcoming. The food was amazing! Presentation was beautiful. Service was great, very friendly staff. I would definately recommend to friemds and family.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Good as ever! Joanne does sushi love like no other. Foo is excellent, atmosphere is wonderful and patrons are well taken care of by wonderful servers.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Nikko is awesome. The staff is friendly and attentive. The food is the best in CLT.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Groups, People Watching, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We choose Nikko when we are in a mood for good sushi. Quality of food and service are always consistent.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 20, 2017

It's very loud, I think that one table had a little too much to drink. Our food came out cold, very bland and over priced.
Not what I expected, I was looking for different Japanese food, but this taste like your nearby Chinese food. We drove from Fort Mill to see what the hype was about and it was very disappointed.
Never again

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Good experience

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This is the most turnt up sushi spot I have ever been to. Its pricey but worth the money. The food was super delicious. The owner interact with guess that order special drinks. She is very nice and welcoming. This place did not disappoint!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 16, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in Charlotte. A must go to for those visiting out of town.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The restaurant is nice and clean and the workers are very nice.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Delicious. Always good!

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Our waitress Stephanie was wonderful...The food was great..love the drinks....

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 9, 2017

First time here, great food and service! Such a fun atmosphere. I'll definitely come back

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