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Nick-San Palmilla

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28 Reviews
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MXN500 and over
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Japanese
Nick-San, simply put, is the ultimate Japanese Mexican fusion restaurant in Los Cabos. Indulge in the award-winning cuisine of Chef Angel Carbajal and see for yourself why Nick-San was selected as the Best Restaurant in Los Cabos during the 2019 edition of the Los Cabos Culinary Awards. it comes to Japanese food in Cabo, Nick-San is THE place to nd fresh and innovative dishes, based on the traditional principles of Japanese cuisine fused with the vibrant avors of Mexico, which is known as Nick-San style. At Nick-San you will embark in a memorable culinary celebration guided by Angel Carbajal’s love for offering the best and freshest products from the sea. Meals that are inspired by the tradition and genius of his mentor, Masayuki Niikura, and served in comfortably re ned settings. The sleek location at Shoppes at Palmilla in one of the most upscale addresses in Los Cabos opened its doors in 2005.

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 28 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
11 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat! We go there every single time we go to Cabo! The one in San Juan and Cabo are amazing

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on July 30, 2020

Thank you for this nice review! It's always good to see you. Please let us know what's your favorite dish from our menu, we would love to hear your special recommendations for other travelers.

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vipTracyB
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! We used to go to Agua for nice dinner out in Cabo, but the food here is just as good, if not better, and far more reasonable price wise!

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on March 17, 2020

Thank you so much for this amazing review Tracy, it was nice to see you and welcome you to our restaurant. We are glad we exceeded your expectations with our Japanese-Mexican fusion cuisine, please let us know what was your favorite dish from our menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great Nick San is a high end restaurant this location is not that great, next to highway.
I will return no doubt!

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you for this great review, we love to exceed every visitor's expectations. Thanks to our 25 years, Nicksan now is the place to find fresh and innovative dishes with two locations in Los Cabos. We invite you to visit our second location in Cabo San Lucas downtown so you can enjoy a totally new and modern atmosphere. We hope to see you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Deberían prestar más atención a sus clientes y la comida rica

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on January 20, 2020

Muchas gracias por tus comentarios, los tomaremos en cuenta para poder crear la mejor experiencia posible para cada cliente, pasaremos tus comentarios a las personas a cargo. ¿Cuál fue tu platillo favorito durante tu visita?

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Andrea
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great place for our family NYE celebration. Service was fantastic and the food outstanding. Thanks to the chefs and staff. Well done!

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you for choosing us to celebrate NYE with us! Our exquisite Japanese-Mexican fusion menu is a delicious combination of both cultures surprising guests with every dish. We hope to see you back again this year!

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vipAlisonL
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

So, when I booked this I thought I was booking the Japanese/Mexican restaurant located in the beautiful One and Only Palmilla. Turns out it wasn’t. This restaurant is actually located just outside the Palmilla in a strip mall. After getting over our initial disappointment we embraced the adventure. The food was actually great but the place does not have the best ambiance. It was crowded and the service was fine but would not go back simply because there are so many other options in Cabo with better views, atmosphere and service. Hence the four star review. (By the way, the name of the restaurant I thought I was booking is Suviche.)

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you for your review, Alison, our restaurant was an award-winning last year as Best Sushi in Los Cabos by InMexico Magazine, thanks to our special Japanese-Mexican fusion menu. We invite you to visit our second location where you can enjoy a different atmosphere in downtown Cabo San Lucas.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food - we were very

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you for this great review and scores. Let us know your comments about our menu, we will love to know what was your favorite dish.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excelente servicio, buena comida, falta terraza o lugar para fumadores y mas ambientes. No inspira a quedarse para trago y sobremesa.

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XoYin
Guadalajara
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Buena recepción, excelente calidad de productos y atención puntual, no exageradamente amable pero cumplen con el propósito.

Precios adecuados al lugar y calidad 😀☝️

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on December 3, 2019

Gracias por tomarte el tiempo para escribir esta increíble reseña, ¡gracias! Te invitamos a disfrutar nuestra experiencia Omakase en tu próxima visita, dando la libertad a nuestro chef de crear platos únicos para ti, esperamos volver a verte pronto.

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vipKOTX
Cancun
12 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Cocktails- not good
Food was fair
Won’t be back

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you for your visit, What type of cocktails did you try from our menu? We would love to know your comments to improve our menus and service. We will pass your comments to the managers in charge.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Service was terrible we had to ask for water then for menus. We had to ask for cocktail and wine order. No one took our order for 25 minutes. When the food came out the presentation was awful and the taste was worse. I wouldn’t recommend this spot to anyone

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on December 3, 2019

We are sorry to read your experience wasn't as you expect it, this is an unusual experience in our restaurant. Did you remember the name of your waiter? This will help us improve our service and create better experiences for all of our guests.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Des Moines
15 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

No one was there and we could see why. The sushi was just ok and very expensive

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Anniversary

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on September 10, 2019

Thank you for your visit and for choosing to celebrate a special date with us, we love to exceed every guest expectations! We will love to know more about your experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We were the only ones there for dinner. Stayed for 2 hours and no one else walked in. Good was so so, really not great.

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on August 28, 2019

Thank you for your review. We will like to review your experience in order to improve our service. Could you be more specific about your experience in our restaurant? Sincerely, Ángel Carbajal

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viprtrevin9
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buena atención y excelente comida

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on August 28, 2019

¡Gracias!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

I have been dining at Nick-San for years and have never been disappointed. The service is always outstanding and the fish is usually perfect. Unfortunately this last experience wasn’t great. The staff were perfect but the food we ordered was not good. We ordered the cilantro appetizer (blanking on the actual name) and the fish they used was not good. It was mushy and tasteless. Almost difficult to eat. The tostadas has such a strong onion taste it overpowered the whole dish. We also ordered the fish medallion in a miso sauce. It had good flavor but was mushy. That was my fiancé’s main dish and he ended up getting sick we deduce from that dish because everything else we shared. Super dissatisfied.. maybe it was just an off day as I said before it’s usually one of the best places to get raw fish dishes!

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on August 13, 2019

Thank you for your review, this is an unusual situation in our restaurant. We are always focused on maintaining a high standard on our ingredients, we will send your comments to our managers, thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to have dinner after 3 years.
That was very good!!

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vipCameron
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good ambiance, but we went on an off night fairly late and were one of the few customers there. The menu could use some tweaking. Had little flow/organization. The food was decent. The lobster roll was great. The service was fine

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vipRichardA
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining here for many years. This is a very special restaurant. The food and service are always superb, with many "one of a kind " dishes. We have often taken visitors from New York here for dinner. Their reaction is invariably that the cuisine rivals the very best Japanese restaurants in New York, extremely high praise, with which we wholeheartedly agree.

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vipJROCK80
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. I was not expecting the level of service I received. Everything was great!

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vipanonymous
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2017
Overall2food1service3ambience4

We have been coming to Cabos annually and keep saying we want to try Nicksan. We were very disappointed with our experience. You would assume that when servers are clearing full plates of food, they would ask if everything was to our liking. Not so even though we also ordered a $150 usd bottle of sake. Food was mediocre at best. Had a much better seafood experience down the road since then.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, we were very impressed with the creativity and quality of the fish. The tuna, by far, is the best choice… The other local fish yellowtail, Seabass, and some other ones I have never eaten before we're OK but the tuna was exceptional… Super great place.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick San has been around for decades..beginning in Cabo San Lucas. It is a wonderful fusion of Spanish and Japanese cuisine. The owner, Angel, and his 11 brothers fish every day from their own boats...so you know the fish is fresh...just hours old. The flavors created are spectacular! You will not be disappointed!

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vipenjoygreatmeal
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place - little pricey

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KaarenD
Jackson Hole
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall4food5service3ambience4

They did not have our reservation but found a place for us. Our original service was very poor until we spoke up and they couldn't have been more attentive. We love the food at Nik San's. The fish is fresh, the dishes are served slowly, the condiments are generous (if you ask for more), presentation is lovely.

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Nolatx
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food came out in reverse order. Sushi first, then appetizers/salads. The sushi rice tasted like the kind you might get in a grocery store that sells sushi. Hard packed and didn't taste fresh. The sashimi did not taste sushi grade. I would not return again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is over the top! And food is ALWAYS delicious! We go to Nicksan every time we are in Cabo and we come about twice a year. Needless to say its the best sushi in the area and definitely a fun place to spend an evening!

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vipNickg
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2016
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We had high expectations based on current reviews and nicksan's location being in the shops at palmilla, but were disappointed in the end. We had 830pm reservations on a Thursday night and arrived to a very quite restaurant that was basically empty, which I don't mind necessarily. While the wait staff was pleasant, the prices were reasonable, and the was food average, they forgot to bring out an entire course of entrées which doesn't happen in a quality restaurant.

FAQs

Nick-San Palmilla offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01 624 144 6262.

Nick-San Palmilla is rated 4.4 stars by 28 OpenTable diners.

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