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Nick-San  Palmilla, San José del Cabo, BCS

Nick-San Palmilla

4.7
4.7
221 Reviews
MXN500 and over
Japanese
NickSan, in a few words, is the ultimate Japanese Mexican fusion restaurant in Los Cabos.
Delight your senses with the cuisine of acclimated Chef Ángel Carbajal and discover for yourself why NickSan was selected as the best restaurant in the 2019 edition of Los Cabos Culinary Awards. When it comes to Japanese food in Los Cabos, NickSan it is the place to find fresh and innovative dishes that unite the Japanese culinary tradition with the vibrant flavors of México in the pure Nicksan style.
At NickSan you will embark in a memorable culinary experience stemming from Chef Angel Carbajal’s passion for offering the freshest and best seafood products. Flavors inspired by the tradition and genius of his partner and mentor Masayuki Niikura and served in comfortably refined setting.
The sophisticated location in The Shoppes of Palmilla (Las Tiendas de Palmilla), on of the most exclusive areas in Los Cabos opened its doors in 2005.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:30 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    624 144 6262

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Formal Attire

  • Executive chef

    Ángel Carbajal Arteaga

  • Catering

    Nicksan Group well-known brand in the culinary industry, also provides an incomparable catering experience, whether a residence, at the beach or taking your private event to the next level; you are welcome to select your favorite food style from our acclaimed Japanese to French, Italian or Mexican.

  • Private party facilities

    Rehearsal weddings, bussiness coctels or any special celebration can be accomodated in our terrace with or without F&B. Contact us: palmilla@nicksan.com.

  • Neighborhood

    San José del Cabo

  • Cross street

    We are in The Shoppes at Palmilla

  • Parking details

    Free parking, spacious and has access for wheelchairs.

  • Public transit

    Taxis are available in the area, please contact your waiter to arrange the service in advance.

  • Entertainment

    Nick-San Palmilla offers you a wide variety of activities from a Jazz Night, Cuban Live Show or Sake Tasting and our very exclusive NYE Celebration under the stars; Its Garden—a special garden area with the most charming ambience - is a lovely Zen vibe Lounge Bar facing the sea. For an updated calendar of events, call Nick San Palmilla and get the most out of your nights while vacationing in Los Cabos.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 221 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baja California Sur

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • San José del Cabo

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • San José del Cabo

    Vegetarian-friendly

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  1. AD

    AlanD

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and cocktails are fantastic We had some oysters sushi and lobster sambal All tasted very good The service was prompt and very friendly We will dine here again next time we come back to Cabo

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on January 26, 2023Thank you for this fantastic review, Alan: we enjoyed welcoming you to Nicksan; it is a pleasure to know you enjoyed our cocktails and Nicksan originals. Thank you for your kind comments about our staff. We will wait for your next visit; thank you so much for your preference!

  2. BP

    BobP

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are regular patrons. The food and the service were excellent as always.

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on January 21, 2023Thank you for visiting Nicksan, Bob; it was a pleasure to welcome you. Thank you so much for your preference and for sharing your kind comments; we really appreciate it!

  3. CC

    CynthiaC

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Not many option for entrees. They serve pasta salad with chicken teriyaki? Strange.

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on January 9, 2023Thank you for your recent visit to Nicksan, Cynthia. We appreciate your comments; thank you so much for helping us improve. Thank you so much!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Buena calidad de producto que manejan

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on January 6, 2023Gracias por tu reciente visita a Nicksan: ¡nos encantó recibirte! También agradecemos que compartieras un poco de tu experiencia con nosotros. Esperamos volver a recibirte pronto, ¡gracias por tu preferencia!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi in town.

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on January 5, 2023Thank you for your recent visit to Nicksan! We are happy that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We hope to welcome you again soon!

  6. l

    lauram

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We have been there in the past, good used to be amazing, and now is Poot and overpriced

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on January 5, 2023Dear Laura: we are sorry that your last visit wasn't good. We apologize for all the inconvenience. We will try our best to improve to provide you with a perfect dining experience the next time you visit us. Thank you so much for helping us improve!

  7. JC

    JillC

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, ambience and service. One of our favorite places to eat in Cabo!

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on January 5, 2023Thank you for this fantastic review, Jill! We feel honored that you consider us one of your favorite places to eat in Cabo. It will always be a pleasure to welcome you!

  8. A

    Anonymous

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    I have been to Nick-San 20-30 times and I have never been disappointed until last night. The service was terrible. Had to ask for things repeatedly. Messed up our order. Charged us for things we didn’t order. And the food definitely wasn’t as good as it used to be. All around very disappointing.

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on January 5, 2023We apologize for all the inconveniences. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We appreciate your review, and your comments will help us improve. We hope to have a second chance and welcome you again in the future; thanks!

  9. R

    Randalee

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very unique dining.Everything served beautifully! Like a painting ! Food was superb!

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on January 5, 2023Thank you for your recent visit to Nicksan! It was a pleasure to welcome you. Reading your kind comments made our whole day! Thank you very much for sharing your review. We hope to welcome you again soon; thank you so much for your preference!

  10. DA

    DavidA

    Baja California Sur

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service and delicious sushi! Way better than the Nick San in Cabo San Lucas

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on January 5, 2023Thank you for your visit and kind comments about our sushi and service. We hope to welcome you again soon; thank you so much for your preference!

  11. AD

    AnneD

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything about our dinner at Nic-San Palmilla. The food and service were fantastic. We wil definitely be back next time!

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on December 28, 2022AnneD, thank you so much for your visit to Nick-San! Thank you for choosing us. The entire company wants to convey to you that it works to continue to meet your expectations and, if possible, even exceed them.

  12. SH

    SHan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. Server had spot on suggestions. Recommend 100%.

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on December 28, 2022Customers like you are the ones who inspire us to be a little better every day, so there are only two things we can do: keep improving and thank you.

  13. R

    Robert

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Food not good very disappointing We were really looking forward to eating here but this was very disappointing food

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on December 28, 2022Dear Robert, thank you for your recent visit to Nicksan. We always work for our customers with a perfect dining experience. We apologize we didn't reach the goal. We hope to have a second chance to welcome you in the future. Come back soon. Thanks!

  14. JD

    JulieD

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food…great time.
  15. B

    Bash

    Vancouver

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on December 21, 2022Thank you for your recent visit to Nicksan. We are glad to see you thoroughly enjoyed your dining experience with us. It will be a pleasure to welcome you again soon!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We have been there a dozen of times and this time I hope they were just off. We will go back only because we have loved going each year at least once but this time the only thing good was the kids teriyaki chicken and the tuna tostada was perfect as always

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on December 28, 2022Nick-San works every day to offer you our best service. We hope to continue enjoying your visit in the future so that we can prove it to you. Thank you for your trust.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place great service

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on December 21, 2022Thank you for sharing your Nicksan Experience! We appreciate your kind comments. We would love to welcome you again soon; thank you so much for your preference!

  18. V

    jeffreyV

    Las Vegas

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dining experiences in Cabo. A must try

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on December 19, 2022Thank you for visiting us, Jeffrey! It was a pleasure to serve you. We are happy you enjoyed your Nicksan Experience, and we will love to welcome you again soon!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good!!!!

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on December 19, 2022Thank you so much for sharing your review about your Nicksan Experience! We hope to welcome you again soon; thank you so much for your preference.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!! Incredible, so good!!!! Do your self a favor, run don’t walk, anything you order is incredible!

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on December 19, 2022Thank you for this fantastic review! It was a pleasure to welcome you to Nicksan. Thank you so much for recommending us; we appreciate it!

  21. RZ

    RonnaZ

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, wonderful attentive waitstaff, energetic vibe.

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on December 12, 2022Thank you for your visit, Ronna! We are glad you enjoyed your Nicksan Originals. Thank you for your kind comments about our service; our whole team would love to read your review! We hope to welcome you again soon; thank you so much for your preference.

  22. VC

    VirginiaC

    Grand Rapids

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance. Amazing sushi - always fresh fish and phenomenal sauces. Nice wine selection. Always on our list for dinner when in San Jose del Cabo.

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on December 7, 2022Thank you for your visit and for sharing your kind comments, Virginia! We are glad to know you enjoyed your Nicksan Experience. Thank you very much for your preference!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food-Great service!

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on December 5, 2022Thank you for visiting us. We are glad your dining experience with us was the best. It will be a pleasure to welcome you again soon; thank you so much for your preference!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely LOVE NickSan! We go there often, everyday dining as well as special occasions.

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on November 30, 2022Thank you for your recent visit to Nicksan. We always love to welcome you. Thank you so much for recommending us; we really appreciate it!

  25. MC

    MattC

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    12 top for a 15th birthday - great service and food, best Nicksan to date!

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on November 30, 2022Thank you for your visit, Matt, and also thank you for letting us celebrate such a special day with you all. It will be a pleasure to welcome you again soon.

  26. AH

    AmyHurley

    Denver

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 2nd time at Nick-San and we loved it even more than our first time which was fantastic! We enjoyed the setting in Palmilla and the sushi was fresh and delicious. We will be back next time in Cabo!

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on January 24, 2023Thank you so much for this fantastic review, Amy! It will always be a pleasure to welcome you. We are thrilled with your kind comments; thank you! We hope to welcome you again soon; thank you so much for your preference!

  27. T

    Tobrus

    New Mexico

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    The scene was great, but we waited an hour and fifteen minutes before receiving any food. We did at least have a drink, though we sipped slowly to not be without before being asked for another. Kind of bummed…my family and I were excited to try this place after a couple of suggestions from others, but it fell way short. We had to prompt for everything, including the check after saying we were finished…after a three-hour turnaround, we were tired and frustrated.

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on December 8, 2022Thank you for visiting us. We appreciate your review and will try our best to improve based on your comments. We hope to have a second chance and welcome you again. Thank you so much for your thrust.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as usual- great food and service!

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on November 30, 2022Thank you so much for your preference. We are glad to know you enjoyed everything about your Nicksan Experience! We would love to welcome you again anytime soon; thank you!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best sashimi in Cabo!

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on November 14, 2022Thank you for your recent visit: we are glad to know you loved our sashimi that much. Again, thank you for your preference; it will be a pleasure to welcome you again soon!

  30. TE

    ToEatisEnough

    Los Angeles

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are always the best in Cabo! Never miss dining here on every trip!

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on November 14, 2022Thank you for visiting Nicksan: it was a pleasure to serve you. Thank you for this fantastic review; we appreciate your kind comments. We would love to welcome you again next time you're back in Cabo; thank you for your preference!

  31. TG

    TammyG

    Orlando

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal!

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on November 14, 2022Thank you for your visit and for sharing your dining experience with us, Tammy: we are glad to see you enjoyed our original dishes. We would love to welcome you again soon; thank you so much for your preference!

  32. m

    mannystowe

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on November 14, 2022Hello: thank you for your visit! We are glad to see you enjoyed your Nicksan Experience. It will be a pleasure to welcome you again soon; thank you so much for your preference!

  33. DL

    DonaldL

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This Nick-San is more romantic than the one in the Marina and seemed larger overall. Both offer amazing sushi and service. The fish seemed to just melt in my mouth. Highly recommend.

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on November 7, 2022Thank you for your visit, Donald. We love reading you enjoyed our Nicksan Originals and service. Thank you so much for recommending us; we appreciate it. Thank you so much for your preference!

  34. BK

    try2BKind

    Detroit

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous restaurant, outstanding food quality and preparation, and although service was very attentive, the servers were hard to communicate with due to their heavy accents and lack of English.

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on November 7, 2022Thank you so much for your kind comments; we appreciate your review, and your comments will help us a lot to improve. Hope to welcome you again soon, have a nice day!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All was fabulous!

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on October 24, 2022Hello: thank you for your visit to Nicksan. We would love to welcome you again soon, thank you for your preference!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cuisine was fabulous, and so was the great service. Genoveve, Frankie, and Afra made the whole experience fun, and fantastic!

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on October 24, 2022Thank you so much for visiting us and also, thank you for your kind comments about our food and service. We appreciate the time you took to share your dining experience with us. We hope to welcome you again soon, thank you so much for your preference!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & Great service

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on October 12, 2022Thank you so much for visiting Nicksan! We love reading you had a great experience. Thank you so much for your kind comments, we really appreciate them.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Sushi needed more taste, food too bland

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on October 8, 2022Thank you for visiting Nicksan, and for sharing your review. We appreciate your opinion and your comments will help us a lot to improve. Thank you so much for your support. We hope to have a second chance to welcome you again in the future, thank you!

  39. MH

    MarieH

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Our dinner was amazing, great flavors and very fresh. We will definitely be back soon.

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on October 8, 2022Thank you for your visit, Marie! We are glad to know you enjoyed your dinner. We will love to welcome you again soon, thank you so much for your preference!

  40. EL

    EricL

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing!! Definitely will return!

    Nick-San PalmillaResponded on October 8, 2022Thank you for sharing your kind comments, Eric! We are glad to see you enjoyed our Nicksan Originals, and service. We hope to welcome you again soon, thank you for your preference.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

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

Nick-San Palmilla is rated 4.7 stars by 221 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Nick-San  Palmilla

The Shoppes at Palmilla Local 116, San José del Cabo, BCS 23400

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    We are in The Shoppes at Palmilla

  • Neighborhood

    San José del Cabo

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:30 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Formal Attire

  • Parking details

    Free parking, spacious and has access for wheelchairs.

  • Public transit

    Taxis are available in the area, please contact your waiter to arrange the service in advance.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ángel Carbajal Arteaga

  • Entertainment

    Nick-San Palmilla offers you a wide variety of activities from a Jazz Night, Cuban Live Show or Sake Tasting and our very exclusive NYE Celebration under the stars; Its Garden—a special garden area with the most charming ambience - is a lovely Zen vibe Lounge Bar facing the sea. For an updated calendar of events, call Nick San Palmilla and get the most out of your nights while vacationing in Los Cabos.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    624 144 6262

  • Catering

    Nicksan Group well-known brand in the culinary industry, also provides an incomparable catering experience, whether a residence, at the beach or taking your private event to the next level; you are welcome to select your favorite food style from our acclaimed Japanese to French, Italian or Mexican.

  • Private party facilities

    Rehearsal weddings, bussiness coctels or any special celebration can be accomodated in our terrace with or without F&B. Contact us: palmilla@nicksan.com.

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