Great food in an enjoyable atmosphere. Authentic Japanese cooking from the curry to the ramen. Delicious.
We have been going to Nikko since 2003 and it is a family favorite for special occasions. Great sushi, from the simple to the complex. My favorite is the tuna garlic roll - so simple, so good - though the rest of the family finds a new favorite every visit.
Dinner for eleven people. Nice round table. Waitress was on job two days and botched the evening which was a Tuesday. Restaurant was less and 25% full but she only appeared infrequently to the point that we had to get up and ask for service - more than once. She was completely clueless. When asked for house specialties, she recommended Chicken...at a SUSHI restaurant! It was all down hill from there.
Everything about this place was great. Great food, service and fun atmosphere.
Service here is often lousy. Waitress charged $10 for side order of fried rice. Didn’t mention that a “side order” of fried rice with an entree was same price as full regular order of it.
Good times and positive vibes , with a sexy ambience.
Nice upscale environment, but not pretentious. We were well served by Alexis , who was very knowledgeable about the menu. The owner , Mrs. Nikko , was going from table to table , greeting the patrons. Excellent food, just a tad spicy for my date , but perfect for me. I recommend and will come back soon.
This was a really strange experience. I never in a million years would have imagined springing for the legit chef's omakase meal and getting ... two different kinds of mayonnaise-topped rolls?!? Seriously -- are you kidding me? Yes, there was sushi and sashimi, too, but the whole concept of omakase if that you want to taste the pure fish, not tempura "crunchies." Our server barely paid attention to us, and the music was so loud that we had to scream across the table. Super-annoying meal.
I love Japanese food, and the food was authentic. They have high quality sushi, and if you choose to sit at the bar you can watch them make your sushi. I will definitely be visiting again!
Oh and the D.J. was great!
Shrimp were over cooked and possibly burned. Everything else was amazing. Had the seafood fried rice and wine.
Second visit. Sushi was great, good service. Gets a little busy and noisy after 10PM, but before that very pleasant.
HORRIBLE! I was looking for a quiet night for Sushi, instead the DJ blasting music. Felt more like clubbing than dinner. Oh the parking, worst ever!
The food was good, however our waitress got in a fight with a coworker right in front of us and then looked our way and said “I can’t stand her” and we had another waitress the rest of the night. I feel that was very unprofessional and we had to wait for our order to be taken, and the check much longer than it should’ve taken. Poor service.
Excellent and tasty. Very noisy and energetic, not someplace for a laidback experience.
It took 50 minutes to get our drinks and that was after we tracked down the manager. Almost an hour and twenty minutes to get our appetizers. My friend got the chicken fried rice. It looks like a kids sized portion and dinner. It was just chicken and rice and it was missing all the veggies that were listed on the menu. When we brought it up to the waitress she did nothing. The sushi wasn't anything special and it had to end pieces that made no sense. Cheap I say.
I've been to Nikko several times for birthdays and other special occasions. It seems fun, has awesome loud music and a DJ, and the sushi is more than decent. Their downfall is the service. The restaurant starts to get a club vibe after 8 pm on a Saturday and that's all fine and good — some restaurants are very successful with a club/restaurant scene. But Nikko simply isn't good at it. The servers are far too flustered and backed up and distracted. Three out of 17 of our guests NEVER received their food. None of it. Not even an update. Those three guests left the restaurant to eat at a fast food chain down the street, instead. And again, this was for someone's birthday! The owner should focus more on great customer service, and spend less time dancing with drunk patrons. It was a horrible experience and put a really bad taste in my mouth. I won't be back for a celebration of any sort.
Lobster roll was amazing. Fun atmosphere. We will be going here again.
I wouldn't call the noise level "Energetic" but with this site's lack of options, that's all I'm allowed. I'd go for more of a "So loud you can't hold a conversation with the person sitting next to you, and the waiter has to lean all the way in to hear your order" type loudness. Not a place for an intimate date, or to hold any type of conversation other than literally texting the person right next to you.
However, the waiter was friendly, and had a smile on his face, and kept the sake flowing.
The food was nothing to write home about, but wasn't inedible either.
Incredibly loud. None of the food came as described. Rolls did not have sausage as listed. Dessert did not have ice cream or sauce as listed.
Sushi is amazing and the atmosphere is great! They have a dj and make it a fun date night without having to go out out!
Both the service and sushi were really good. It was also a nice surprise that they had a thirsty Thursday special going (half off cocktails). I really enjoyed everything, so it was strange that the place was nearly empty. I did notice, though, that there were a few families with toddlers there, which was a little weird considering that the restaurant is more of a cocktail bar.
Awesome place, truly enjoyed the food, music and drinks. The service was excellent.
Birthday dinner and it was awesome! I love this place
As always - I had an awesome experience at Nikko's. Their sushi is truly some of the best in CLT. That also have a cool, trendy, vibe that oozes from every corner and crevice of this CLT favorite.
Yes go to Nikko weekly and it is my go-to for guests and special occasions. Joanna is amazing- best Sushi restaurant in Charlotte!
Went there for my birthday Friday night. Had the best time, energy was lively and fun, nice ambiance. Most notable was our server. She was fantastic, very attentive, and fun spirited! They came out with the best bday dessert a straight girl could ever ask for, which included two scoops of delicious, refreshing mango ice cream, a banana, and whipped cream! It was the perfect ending to my night!! THank you!!
Great Food, we arrived at 7:30 did not get food until 9
Love the Spirit of Owner and staff
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.
My wife and I visited Nikko on Valentine's Night. We had a great experience and enjoyed the food.
The food is not that great for the price. The music was too loud.
Love the live DJ!!!! The atmosphere here is super sexy and very energetic. One of my new favs in town! Sushi is great too!
It was my Birthday. I had a wonderful time!!!
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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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.
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!
Very nice and the food was good