Nikko Japanese Restaurant

4.4
631 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
1 review
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

Owner was prejudice. She went to every table but the minority tables. We spent >$100 on our meal (2 people) and were treated as if we were in the back of the bus by the owner. We left a very gracious tip to the waitress but was very unimpressed by the owner, I’ve come here very frequently with my no man-minority friends and never received this treatment. Very bad experience tonight.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience as always! We celebrated my wife’s birthday on a Saturday and really enjoyed the energy and service here!

N
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The dinner menu items were overpriced for the amount of food and it tasted horrible. The service was poor because we told the waitress and she did nothing to accommodate us, not even send over the manager so we spent about $100 on food that we didn’t like. On the other hand, sushi was good & the environment was fun

D
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s was a really cool spot.. love the food it’s my new place to go to ...

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Did not enjoy the mackerel but that was a poor choice by me. Wife said sushi was terrific.

T
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful gem! The sushi was exceptional along with steak and shrimp hibachi and the service was outstanding! Highly recommended. Everyday a different drink special we had 1/2 off saki night! Was fabulous!

HW
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend and I went for Charlotte restaurant week and everything was delicious! I ordered edamame, chef's selection of nigiri, and green tea ice cream. I will definitely be back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

The food is actually quite good. Unfortunately, the service is quite poor. It was a Saturday night, so of course expected a little delay. We ordered a second cocktail and it never arrived. Then they served the remaining food....they said it would be over. Finally we finished our food.....asked for the check....as the second round of drinks arrived. We asked for them to be taken off the check.....they argued. They took of one, but not sure why only one. It was way to loud to continue to try to fix the problem by arguing, so we paid for the other drinks anyway. I wish we hadn’t!!!!! We didn’t even get to drink them!!!!

DW
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were trying out new places. I’d never been and he hadn’t been since they changed locations. He really enjoyed his sushi and I enjoyed the yaki soba 8 had. The apps were great too...his was shrimp and I had the yakitori(teriyaki chicken on a stick). We finished with dessert..he had mango ice cream and I had strawberry mochi ice cream...we both loved the dessert! The owner is still in her cowboy hat checking on people and making sure everyone is happy. I’m sure the music gets louder as the night goes on(which is expected) but it’s not intrusive during the 5:00 dining hour. It was good music too. The whole experience made me think of the Japanese and Korean dramas I watch when they are dining at upscale and trendy places...it was a great experience and I’d recommend it to anyone looking for the same.

OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food. Party atmosphere.

TE
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Always loved this spot but was very disappointed at the service or lack there of by the staff, and the owner. And the food was very subpar this visit. Quality over quantity, and they may have lost some good loyal customers!

JC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, really fun on the weekends and I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a great time.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Charlotte hands down.

RS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

For me, Nikko’s isn’t about the food, it’s the experience. DJ playing some good music, everyone having a blast, dancing while they wait to get their tables. But the sushi.. eh. And slightly overpriced.

MS
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

It was very loud , the waitress got our order wrong and missed my daughter's finance's dinner. My husband who ordered a dinner it came last after we were done with our sushi. Not attentive at all and it was for my daughter's birthday. Very disappointing...

AF
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's become my new favorite restaurant. Take clients and business partners during the day. And friends and family in the evening. Truly amazing staff that works there from the front of the house the back of the house. The DJ on the weekends is just awesome. And the food is always incredible.

MF
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place and the owner is so entertaining!y

HC
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First Visit and I was impressed. Enjoyed the ambiance, service, and food.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was good, but the drinks were weak.

A little too much club atmosphere for those looking to have a conversation over dinner. We couldn’t hold a conversation without leaning in due to the volume of the music.

JH
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

The food server was overtasked by table assignments. We sat there for almost 30 minutes before another gentleman took over our table and took our orders. He comp’d the first round of drinks for the delay. He messed up the order and brought out an extra appetizer that we didn’t ask for. He comp’d that when I pointed it out on the check. The food was excellent! There was a DJ playing dance music non-stop the whole time. The music was so loud, you couldn’t have a normal conversation with your friends at the table. You had to yell! I wouldn’t recommend going here unless you love listening to loud dance music while eating sushi!

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

Great food and atmosphere. Best sushi in Charlotte!!!

DC
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

overall good food but the hostess is just too over the top - always coming by to talk about herself and too touchy feely - must have tried to hug our group 3-4 times during the night. Weird too with her photos all over the restaurant. I was there for a business dinner and if not for the fact that the clients were all pretty easy going she could have made many people feel uncomfortable.

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

Very good my favorite place in town to dine with my family.

MC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

The music was so loud that my friends and I could hardly talk to each other without screaming across the table. The food was mediocre at best. I will not be back.

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere!

TH
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Celebrated my friends Birthday

JC
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Bones and scales in multiple rolls. The valet lost our care had to wait over 20 minutes to get the car back.

TL
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nikko’s is always great! Must have when visiting Charlotte!!

PW
Charlotte
6 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.

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

Great food and great waitress with amazing customer service.

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

AWESOME! Great service food atmosphere. A 10!

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

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

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!!

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.

b
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.

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

Valet was unorganized

T
Charleston
3 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!!!

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

nice clean and very sociable spot, good music and food

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

Moving away celebration

OT
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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