Nicksan Nuevo Vallarta

4.5
158 Reviews
MXN310 to MXN500
Japanese
More than a restaurant, Nicksan is a culinary experience of the highest level. In its open kitchen, the ingredients of two ancestral cultures located on opposite sides of the world are fused.

Its owners Masayuki Niikura and Ángel Carbajal, originally from Japan and Mexico respectively, opened the first Nicksan restaurant in Los Cabos in 1994, creating amazing congruencies between the flavors of both countries.

Some of the signature dishes that you can taste at our fabulous Residences Plaza location in Nuevo Vallarta are the spicy tuna cake, the salmon skin cone, the Shiromi Coriander and Maguro Lemon sushi rolls, the cucumber salad with wakame seaweed and crab, the gorgonzola shrimp and the serranito beef fillet.

Within our new cocktail and sake menu you will find unique creations, perfect to match your lunch, dinner or just to toast with friends in an environment full of elegance and flavor. Come and try the best of two worlds!
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vipAlan
Puerto Vallarta
23 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio y calidad de alimentos, el mejor restaurante Japones en Mexico.
Felicidades, nos vemos muy pronto.

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IraM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Very nice restaurant, but the service was very slow and the music (inside) is too loud. Hard to talk at our table.

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MarthaG
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pasamos una excelente velada festejando un cumpleaños.

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vipFernandoP
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Extraordinaria comida... cuando acudan por primera vez, pregunten a su mesero para que les dé recomendaciones y déjense guiar... adicional a esto, por favor también pregunten con cada platillo si el chef recomienda (o no) agregar soya: normalmente no será necesario agregarla...

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MayraG
Puerto Vallarta
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La calidad de la comida y servicio es excelente. Los meseros y su capitán muy amables, siempre atentos a las necesidades. El precio de la comida, en relación a lo que dan es bueno. Todos los platillos que probamos deliciosos!
Fuimos a cenar por lo qué el clima estaba muy agradable.

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OpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente comida y servicio. Solo que cierran muy temprano. Creo que podrían cerrar un poco más tarde.

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OpenTable Diner
Michoacán
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Pedi un pastel de cumpleaños y no lo tuvieron. El servicio malo y apagaron el aire

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vipJasonHilton
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantasic experience with very good quality sushi, great customer service, and the BEST value, hands down. By FAR, the least expensive sushi meal I've ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Una vergüenza y NAQUISIMO que cobren por el cebollín cuando pedimos una gran variedad de sushis, botellas de Sake, etc.... no son los 15 pesos que cobran por este “extra”, es el hecho de un restaurante de supuesta categoría tener esas políticas; cierren su lugar y conviértanlo en un McDonalds Asiático y cobran por adicionales.

El servicio y la comida MUY buena. El mesero MUY apenado con sus políticas de restaurante de segunda.

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Madevu
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The rolls are excellent. It is, in fact, all good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baja California
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible experiencia... era nuestra primera vez visitando ese lugar nos dieron mesa adentro inmediatamente se sentía el ambiente húmedo caliente sofocante, los meseros tardaban muchísimo en responder al llamado y digo llamado porque ellos nunca se acercaron sólo al principio, la comida horrible las salsas malísimas pedimos tempura mixto y de camarón, toda la tarde noche tuve acidez y a cada momento recordaba el sabor del aceite
Muy mala experiencia primera y ultima vez que visitamos ese lugar

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MMc23
Guadalajara
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

La comida y el servicio excelente

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Súper comida

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vipAlan
Puerto Vallarta
24 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente como siempre, el servicio y los alimentos de primera calidad. Nos vemos muy pronto.

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JonasInman
Guadalajara
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La hora de cierre demasiado temprano en comparativa con otros restaurantes que están por la zona. La comida excelente

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KristinN
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dynamite scallop appetizer was fantastic. Did not see it reviewed previously but looked like something we would like. Serranito roll also our favorite. Lime maguro roll was good, but not necessarily not to be missed as per other reviews. We’re looking forward to returning! Martini’s were meh. Next time We would get wine. Nicksan is on the permanent rotation!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Puebla
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

El lugar está padrísimo, y la comida deliciosa. El único problema que tuvimos que fue la ubicación registrada en Open Table no es la correcta y nos tomó un buen tiempo llegar a la ubicación real. La dirección sí es en la calle Cocoteros, pero no corresponde a la ubicación.

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ElFer
Mexico City
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Fusion menu on Japanese food with Mexican ingredients. Good ambiance, both outdoors and indoors and great service and hospitality

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OpenTable Diner
Guadalajara
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The dishes were lovely! The waiter did a great job even though they were under staffed!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice place overall, menu needs more details. There was not a sake menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo fresco y rico

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente lugar! Comida muy buena

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OpenTable Diner
Guadalajara
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Restaurante promedio, nada excepcional, cumple con lo indispensable.

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vipfoodiedebs
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Every dinner is wonderful at Nicksan! Excellent quality of fish and ingredients perfectly executed. Our favorite dinner spot in Nuevo Vallarta

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vipAlan
Puerto Vallarta
24 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente como siempre, los alimentos buenísimos pero el servicio lo mejor. Nos vemos muy pronto.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Service was horrible - our reservation was at 8:30, they didn’t seat us & take our order until 9:30. A table that arrived after us was given better customer service, they actually had a waiter who checked in on them frequently. We didn’t have a designated waiter, we had random employees take our orders and bring our food. We assume because we appear as locals and the other table were white, they prioritized their experience over ours.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Monterrey
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo perfecto

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our group of five with one vegetarian and two with varying seafood allergies might have had difficulty with the menu, but with the server’s help, worked it out to have an enjoyable meal for all.

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ClayT
Puerto Vallarta
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional. The service was great. The ambiance was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had a lovely meal with exceptional service!

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diner44
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Dinner was good but don’t bother asking them to

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OpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nous allons y retourner a coup sur

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vipMarty
Detroit
40 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Nicksan. First of all our server OLIVER was fabulous. We ordered cocktails and handed him the menus back. We told him a few of our dislikes and asked him to bring us 5-6 dishes of his choice. He did not disappoint. My wife loves the Lychee Martini - truly she dreams of them prior to our trip to Mexico. I enjoy the refreshing Cucumber Martini. Normally I’m a Dirty Martini guy but there’s are so wonderfully refreshing as I stated, give it a try!!!

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AlejandroM
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Todo muy bien pero el
Servicio Malo lento sin capacitación

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vipAlan
Puerto Vallarta
24 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente como siempre, la amabilidad, el servicio, la comida, son ustedes excelentes, regresare muy pronto.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Service was awful. Completely took away from the good meal.

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Jsmith
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Service was slow and inconsistent (some of our party received appetizers and meals too soon before the rest). Good was either very over cooked or very undercooked. Not a pleasant meal for any of us. Very disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
Tabasco
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Festejamos la reunión de nuestra empresa , un festejo previa a la Navidad. Además , celebramos el cumpleaños de Lía,integrante del Staff.
¡El menú y servicio es genial! Gracias 😊

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Madevu
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Food, Great Service, great atmosphere. Recommended for all.

Nicksan Nuevo Vallarta
Responded on December 10, 2019

Thanks for sharing your kind comments, we hope to welcome you back very soon.

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FAQs

Nicksan Nuevo Vallarta offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 322 297 2464.

Nicksan Nuevo Vallarta is rated 4.5 stars by 158 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.