Nikko Japanese Restaurant

4.4
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656 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Sushi
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Sushi, Japanese
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - tuesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(704) 370-0100
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Hiro Takayama/ Tsuyoshi Ono
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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.
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Private party contact
James Nix: (704) 519-5160
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
South Blvd.
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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.
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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.
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Entertainment
We feature a Live DJ on Friday and Saturday nights.
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
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4.4based on recent ratings
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Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place, energetic hosts and hostesses, great food

n
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

I was promised a special experience, however I was greeted with poor service and an overall poor experience.

TW
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience service and food top notch I loved the owner who was caring so much for the customers trying to entertain everybody

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food here is really good but it is very loud. Also I made reservations for 7:30 and we still waited for almost an hour to be seated

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls night

JB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We enjoyed the food, which was fast and the drinks were perfect. Our reservation was earlier in the night and we enjoyed the transition to when the DJ arrived. Two things I did not like was that the waitresses were rushing us out, particularly because I was still working on my drink. They did pick up the pace for food but were a bit forgetful with sauce, utensils and a few other minor details. We had a group of 18 and they overall did a fantastic job. I just wished they had not rushed us, to the point where they mention another group coming and it was at least another hour for it. I could have ordered another couple drinks at the very least if it had not felt rushed. Overall great food and ambience. Everyone enjoyed themselves!

A
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious, Service and ambiance very good but having a dj play loud music from 8 pm onwards with the Restaurant only half full was disturbing for conversation. Would recommend to go early if you want to chat and understand your company.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience5

We were seated 40 mins after the reservation and 90 mins later we only received 1/2 the order. Great vibe but they focus on large parties.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Terrible service, slow and inattentive. Normally it’s great, however.

MS
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joann made our daughter’s 18th birthday wonderful!! 😍

s
Charlotte
25 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only thing I don’t like about Nikko is the techno music.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time.

B
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My husband and I had our 1st dining experience here for his birthday. We were not at all disappointed! Such a lively atmosphere with an ultra-lounge vibe. The sushi was so fresh! Drinks were great but a bit pricey. Service was overall, pretty good. Service could have been slightly more attentive. We’ll definitely be back with friends!

CV
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is really good starting from the food and services just the volume is a little too loud understand the vibe but I can’t even have a conversation..

MS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Food was great but service was slow.

AN
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Could have gotten better food at the mall for a way better price. Very noisy. Yelled the whole time at my husband who was sitting leg to leg in a booth.

OT
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband took me and our daughter out to celebrate a big race we completed earlier today. Everything was above par! Our server was amazing! He was super busy and still remained calm, professional and on top of our needs!

JB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food but music so loud we could not talk

RN
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!!!!!!!!

T
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here ! Every time i go the vibes are great definitely enjoyed my time !

T
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Food was great, but the service was horrible. Our server was rude, she came 15 min later after we sat down to ask for drinks or appetizers I said oh yeah we’ve been waiting for you and her reply was I’m here now what would you like. I didn’t expect that kind of response but I didn’t want my friends birthday to be ruined therefore I didn’t ask to speak to a manager. I would recommend their food but the service is awful.

KL
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful fun experience. Celebrated my daughters 30 birthday!!

HB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Nikko. Always great food and a great time! Excellent

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The restaurant was flooded due to a city pipe bursting. Water was everywhere, several inches high. Employees worked hard to clean up, but it ruined the entire night. The lights were bright instead of dimmed due to the water situation. They honestly should’ve closed for an hour or so, cleaned up, then invited patrons back in.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience4

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 on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on August 16, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food4service1ambience2

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food. Party atmosphere.

TE
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Charlotte hands down.

RS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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
Overall2food4service2ambience2

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...