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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Special Occasion (7)
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Hot Spot (7)
Good for a Date (5)
People Watching (5)
Fun (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Authentic (3)
Casual (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Romantic (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 2, 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 October 21, 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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·Dined on October 14, 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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food5
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·Dined on September 17, 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 16, 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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·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 10, 2017

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

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The calamari was horrible and my sushi roll wasn't as good as it's been in the past, but other than that, the food was good. It was much louder than in the past as well; we had to shout in order to hear one another speak.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

for an old person eating very early is perfect because no noise; so at 5:30 it is quiet. Later is probably best for young people when noise level increases. The servers are truly excellent.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Healthy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I have been to Nikko for birthday celebrations on down to a quick dinner at the sushi bar. I have never been disappointed. The cocktails are great as well as the service and the food is yummy

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Great sushi and hibachi! The music was a bit too loud with the love DJ. We were yelling at one another to carry on conversation.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Very cool spot! Not the place for quiet conversation. The cocktails and food are excellent! Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fun, People Watching
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Nikko's is my go-to sushi spot in Charlotte. It is pretty consistent on overall sushi and such. Noticed that they had expanded their non-sushi menu to appeal to folks who are not keen on sushi (gasp).

As always, the meal was nice and service was good.

My only suggestion is that they focus on their bar offerings. The drinks are fairly expensive compared to other sushi places and the bar tender could be better. When a venue is geared to be a more happening spot, their bartenders should reflect that... the bartender who was okay was dressed in workout clothes. Nothing wrong with that but it does not match their target to be hip and happening.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Graduation celebration

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Nikko's is mine and my friend's favorite sushi restaurant in town but tonight may have just ruined it for us. Despite the perfect sushi, the ambiance was totally disrupted by the obnoxiously loud music that started at 8pm. This is not one of those uptown restaurants that turns into a club at night time--especially at 8pm! We literally couldn't even have a conversation at a booth because it was so loud. To note, we are not elderly, cantankerous women-we are 29 year old, fun loving girls. Even for us, the music was entirely too loud for dinner and I honestly doubt we'll be back. We were incredibly disappointed tonight.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Always enjoy the ambiance and food at Nikko! Will definitely be returning

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Our family ate here to celebrate my son's 18th birthday. We had a party of ten people and we made a reservation. We let them know ahead of time it was a birthday celebration. They charged us for the small dessert they brought out for our son's birthday. I've been to other upscale restaurants where the birthday dessert would have been complementary for the birthday boy. My sister in law found a hair in her sushi. The waiter didn't even apologize for the hair. The food came out staggered. Some of us were eating and others were not. Ten minutes into the meal some were still not eating, and they weren't extremely busy. I ordered the tempura platter and my food came out room temperature. The manager never came over and apologized for the hair found in the sushi. Overall I cannot recommend this restaurant. I don't mind paying a lot for a meal if it tastes good but this place wasn't good for a birthday celebration.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

My overall experience at Nikkos was not great and it was my birthday. I did not feel special at all, compared to my last experience. That's why I chose Nikkos again to have my birthday dinner. My table was given away after making reservations. I was put back into this room where you could barley hear the music. Customer service overall really sucked. I wouldn't have my birthday dinner there ever again.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Table of 7 all with excellent sushi and drinks. Love their menu - nice variety. Our server, Samantha, was wonderful. We like the loud music on the weekend evenings. Very upbeat atmosphere and fun staff. Had a great time.

Not a place for kids. Inappropriate and awkward with the clubby music and happenings. Same great food here Sunday - Thursday.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Great variety of sushi, value is questionable, but overall great experience. Will def go back again

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Gotta love Nikko's still after 19years THE BEST SUSHI in Charlotte. Joanna and her team have always delivered fresh Suhi, great service and always a fun evening. Sushi Love!!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Felt like a club. Music played by DJ was so loud I couldn't hold a conversation.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

AMAZING sushi! All were reasonably priced as well. Some were a little pricy though. My dad ordered the hot sake and really enjoyed it. Our waitress was super friendly!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Great food but dont get there much after 2pm since the close grom 3 til 430

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (El Paso)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Outstanding experience. Definitely a must if you are in the Charlotte area.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Casual, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Awesome experience for my bridal shower! The food, the service and the atmosphere was awesome!

Tags: Spicy, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Best sushi and shasimi anywhere. My favorite restaurant in Charlotte. Cowboy roll is the best. The fish is so fresh it melts in your mouth. Sushi Love!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Love Nikko's for sushi and for good drinks and atmosphere. While never crowded, there is usually an energy to Nikko's and service is nice and dependable. Love the more authentic items you can order as appetizers, for sushi, plus traditional Japanese items.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Nikki's is consistent and the sushi is really goodbut the restaurant needs a facelift. Panels were coming off the wall near our table, the menus were stained/dirty and everything needs a refresh. Our server had to be flagged down to take our order, to bring our bill. Lack of attention to detail is why anillos doesn't come up when searching for top sushi restaurants.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Have been twice for sushi, and was very impressed both times. Great sushi and fantastic service!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on April 22, 2017

This place has great sushi and appetizers! The service is great and Joanna does a great job making sure the guest are satisfied! Great for big parties or a date night!

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Great sushi!!!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Great Experience as Usual!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Spicy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Had a great experience great food and great atmosphere

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Best Sushi around! Over the top great restaurant, with a very extensive menu! Highly recommend!!

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Healthy, Scenic View, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Authentic, People Watching, Romantic, Hot Spot, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Cozy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Amazing food only to be trumped by the owner. Charlotte needs more people like her.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Business Meals, Healthy, Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 25, 2017

It was my daughters 16th birthday and she enjoyed it so much! We enjoyed ourselves. And the DJ was on point!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Authentic, Live Music
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 24, 2017

I love this place!! It's always a great time with amazing food and drink. Great for any type of occasion! You can never go wrong when you go here!

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