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About Nicksan Nuevo Vallarta

Nick-San is a world renowned restaurant distinguished for serving Japanese Signature cousine using Mexican ingredients, with a sit down capacity of 90 people, Nick-San is definitely the most exquisite outdoor restaurant that a person can experience. Owners Angel Carbajal and Masayuki Niikura have distinguished themselves as true artists for culinary tourism, mixing and blending fine Japanese cuisine with the traditional and contrasting flavor of Mexican ingredients, these plus the personalized service will make of Nick San your favorite Japanese restaurant in the Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit areas. This wonderful place is an integral part of Marival Residences & World Spa, a luxurious resort where you'll find everything you wanted and more ... Located in the heart of Nuevo Vallarta.

Paseo Cocoteros 53
63732 Mexico
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Daily 2:00 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 6:00 pm–12:00 am

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
MXN310 to MXN500

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
553222972464

Website:
http://www.nicksanmexico.com/

Entertainment:
Musica en Vivo, todos los fines de semana de 8:30pm a 10:30pm.

Executive Chef:
Angel Carbajal/ Masayuki Niikura/ Alejandro Pelayo

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Nicksan Nuevo Vallarta Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.1

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Special Occasion (5)
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Fit for Foodies (5)
Romantic (4)
Business Meals (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Casual (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Authentic (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Very creative chef, we always visit the restaurant when we are in Puerto Vallarta

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The food was very good and the presentation was great. The service was good until a very large group of college students arrived for a demonstration.

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vip
 (México)·Dined on July 9, 2017

el peor ikura que he probado, los niguiris tienen demasiado arroz y el alga no esta crujiente.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Looking for something different in the middle of vacay in NV, we decided on sushi & Nick San hits the spot. We had about a dozen rolls including 3 of the daily specials. Fresh fish, sauces weren't overly sweet, salty or spicy like most sushi spots that aren't using grade A fish. Service had a few glitches. I'm in NV often, will definitely go back everytime

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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Ambiente agradable y buena comida. Un poco caro a mi parecer porque en el restaurante de México es más económico y está en mejor zona. Pero vale la pena por pasar buen rato

Tags: Business Meals, Casual
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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Great Food!, Great Service! Will return often.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Quality of the food and service were excellent. Everything we ordered was nice and fresh.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (México)·Dined on April 17, 2017

Tres bonne cuisine japonnaise l'ambiance les prix sa carte des vins

Tags: Cozy, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Me gusto, se me hizo caro en relación al menú q he probado en nick san de México y la presentación no es la misma. El sabor de la comida no estaba tan excelente, era buena pero estoy acostumbrado a su sabor de más calidad. Si regresaría porque el lugar es agradable y es el único lugar en la zona recomendable

Tags: Scenic View, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Quick Bite
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food4
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 30, 2017

The best Jaorneese great service. Been here many times since theynooened

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 (Calgary)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Great food & service every time we go. We never look at the menu, just let the waiter know what you like and let them handle it from there ( although you must have the Tuna Tostada!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 27, 2017

If you are in Nuevo Vallarta, you must try Nicksan. Great food and service!

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Service was slow, and repeatedly, we had to find the server for water, etc. we weren't offered refills on cocktails.

The live music was good.

The restaurant was highly recommended, but it was rather disappointing overall...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Business Meals
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 2, 2017

Fantastic meal! Food was amazing! Beef tenderloin strips was great. Sauce was way too spicy hot for my taste. Tuna tostadas were delectable! Service was great.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 24, 2017

Pretty outdoor seating

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 9, 2017

We visit Nick San at least once, usually more, with each visit to Vallarta. The outdoor space is beautiful and we love the tuna tostadas, dynamite scallops (order a side of rice with it, the sauce is delicious!) green salad with sesame dressing and we especially love the gyoza....no matter how many orders we start with, we are always asking them to bring another! The only drawback is the service can be slow and your water glass empty, but the food has always been exceptional!

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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on January 5, 2017

Muy rico y el servicio muy bueno

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 5, 2017

Every meal at Nick San is always a treat for the tastebuds! A must when in Nuevo Vallarta

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Llegamos a tiempo y No respetaron nuestra reservación y tuvimos que esperar a que se desocupara una.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 25, 2016

El mejor restaurante japones de Nuevo Vallarta. Deliciosa opción para comida ligera o comida completa. El sazón es el justo.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Amazing experience as always. We tried it is Cabo and loved it and we were not disappointed here! Amazing sushi and great service!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Every meal at Nick San is wonderful! A trip to NV is not complete without a visit to Nick San

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 (Guadalajara)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Fuimos un par de días antes a la barra del restaurante para comer niguiris y aunque no había mucha variedad de mariscos, la pasamos bien. Pero el 24 por na noche nos sentamos en mesa y un mesero muy atento (se llama Ángel) y conocedor de la cocina del restaurante nos llevó por un maravilloso curso de los diferentes platillos muy bien maridados con un vino blanco de Casa Madero de uvas orgánicas de cepa Chardonnay. El final, que ya lo habíamos hecho la ocasión anterior, lo volvimos a pedir: pay de queso con frutos rojos y sake caliente, realmente delicioso.
Experiencia digna de repetir y lo volvimos a hacer dos días después. Tres visitas en 6 noches de vacaciones es una buena recomendación. No se queden sólo con los sushis, hay una variedad de platillos realmente asombrosos y deliciosos.

Tags: Bar Seating, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine
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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on December 10, 2016

El restaurant es genial, la comida es exquisita y el ambiente excelente, somos locales y visitamos el restaurant prácticamente con regularidad.
Esta vez aprovechando una promoción de la página de Cupocity, fuimos mi esposa, mi niño y yo a cenar y al llegar el mesero muy amable hasta que le comentamos que traíamos unos cupones de promoción; de ahí en adelante cambió su actitud, sin ser grosero pero se llevó los menús por lo que tuvimos que pedirlos de nuevo ya que acostumbramos a pedir alguna entrada y queríamos pedirle de comer a mi hijo. Nos explicó en qué consistía la promoción y el tipo de rollo que incluía pero de una forma mecanizada, sin voltear a vernos; insisto, sin ser grosero pero si se vio un cambio de actitud.
De igual manera cuando empezamos a pedir entradas y bebidas fuera de la promoción, así como postre al final, también se notó un cambio pero ahora para bien.
No es algo que nos influya como para dejar de ir, sin embargo, si es algo molesto que por ser locales o ir aprovechando una promoción o descuento, sientas el trato diferente. Cabe aclarar que siempre en este tipo de promociones, dejamos la propina como si se tratara de un consumo sin descuentos, como debería de ser.
Por último quisiera también mencionar que sólo fue un mesero el que presentó esta actitud, los demás compañeros incluso se acercaron y platicaron y bromearon, sin dejar de prestar sus servicios, lo que se agradece porque hace mas amena la velada.
Yo creo que no se debería hacer diferencia si eres local, extranjero o si sólo vas a consumir un trago y ya, la actitud de servicio debería ser siempre la misma independientemente de que si traes cupones de descuento o la cartera llena.
Gracias y claro que volveremos a Nicksan muchas veces más.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2016

Excellent food and ambience!

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vip
 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 21, 2016

Very interesting mix of sushi with Latin American ingredients. It is not a place I could eat in everyday but it is really creative without being over the top. Great lunch location as it was quiet.

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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on October 11, 2016

Simplemente delicioso, nos encantó el sabor y por supuesto regresaremos. Muy recomendado.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on August 30, 2016

Excelente opción para cualquier ocasión.
Excelente servicio y comida

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Comfort Food, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (México)·Dined on August 7, 2016

Muy malanactitud de los meseros un servicio muy deficiente.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2016

Las tostadas de atún son especialmente buenas!

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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on July 16, 2016

les pedi que era una noche especial por el cumple de mi novio, y la verdad fue mucha descortesìa, triste la verdad hace 2 años tambièn fuimos a festejarlo a el y fue muy diferente por eso querìa regresar, pero la verdad no me gusto el trato,
se que estan enfocados a turismo pero entonces mejor no lo dejen abierto para el local.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 9, 2016

Nick San es la mejor opción para comida japonesa de la region, por mucho, y por region incluyo Guadalajara, algunos platillos compiten con los del Nobu o del Katsuya, sin duda.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 24, 2016

Amazing food and reasonably priced. This restaurant is one of our top three reasons to vacation in Mexico. Try the Tuna Tostada and you will never be the same!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 15, 2016

We always come here as our first, second or even third visit when we are in Vallarta. The service is superb and the food is the best Japanese we have ever tried.
They always make the effort to make us feel so welcomed and they are always happy to accommodate to specific needs.
We truly feel blessed to have them in Vallarta close to where we stay.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 13, 2016

The reservation was messed up. The service was careless. The food was over cooked. The bugs were insistent. Not my favorite place in Nuevo Vallarta.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (México)·Dined on April 22, 2016

Cómo siempre, el Nick San es una garantía de buena comida!. Los ingredientes, preparación y presentación son excelentes.
Es un must de Nvo Vallarta. Cada vez que vamos a Pto Vallarta vamos a este maravilloso lugar. El rollo de langosta, las tostadas de atún, el tiradito de yellowtail son espectaculares.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 11, 2016

I have been wanting to go to this restaurant for a few years but due to its location in Nuevo Vallarta ( I stay in Puerto Vallarta), I never got there. Sorry I did no make it sooner. I don't think I have ever had better sushi anywhere at any price. The service and the knowledge of our server of the menu was first class and the sushi rolls fantastic. Prices great also, especially for the quality. Definitely worth the trip!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on March 24, 2016

Great Asian restaurant.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 22, 2016

This gem in Flamingos area is fresh and inventive. Clearly Nobu level food quality and presentation. Only Mexico could bring this type of value. The wait staff is excellent and knowledgeable. They also have upon request cans of OFF since the misquitos are brutal in Mexico. I had sashimi that melted in our mouths and tender local fresh catch as well we could not say enough about the offering!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 10, 2016

You would miss a very enjoyable dining experience if you just eat the 'pure' sushi. We have had two different waiters and I would close the menu and let them choose for you. This last trip to PV we ate 4 times out of 10 dinners at Nicksan. We were never disappointed. Our waiter, by our request, was Johnathan. He was effecient, VERY knowledgable, and selected GREAT selections for us....thus our request for Johnathan. The Lychee Martini was my wives favorite, I enjoyed the Cucumber Martini. I can't tell you to enjoy a dish because of the 20-24 dishes they served us we LOVED them all.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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