About Nikko Japanese Restaurant
Nikko Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar has a high energy atmosphere with a contemporary style. We are known for inventive, excellent, award winning sushi as well as the finest modern Japanese cuisine. Nikko has the feel of a upscale New York city restaurant with the promise to be hot and sexy. We have an assortment of over 300 bottles of fine wines as well as a full service bar. We feature a large private dining room with a full projection screen for company events or any other special occasion. Joannas welcoming personality with feather boa and trademark cowboy hat with tambourine overwhelms guests with "Sushi Love" when sake bombs are requested.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - tuesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
We feature a Live DJ on Friday and Saturday nights.
With advanced notice we accommodate any catering event for company or personal needs. We offer a sushi chef to be on site to insure authenticity.
We offer complimentary valet parking as well as reserved parking with great access to the restaurant through the elevator to our lobby entrance.
The light rail stops at the Bland Street Station behind Nikko Japanese Restaurant (the pink high rise building) which offers convenient transportation from the uptown area.
Hiro Takayama/ Tsuyoshi Ono
Private Party Facilities:
the Seating capacity is up to 40 patrons with the capability of full audio and video access with the option to hold company events or to be reserved for personal parties.
Private Party Contact:
James Nix: 7045195160
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Nikko Japanese Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
I brought my husband to Nikko's for his ...
I brought my husband to Nikko's for his birthday. I'd been before, so I knew the noise level was high...we don't mind that sort of thing! The hostess, Priscilla, was friendly and showed us to our table within a couple minutes of our arrival. My husband didn't like the location and told her we'd wait for a booth. She didn't mind at all and in less than 5 minutes we got a great booth! Our server was Kevin, and he was great! He wasn't super hands on, but that was how we liked it.. We had some questions, and he answered all of them. We will be back-it's my husband's new favorite sushi place! Oh, and the sushi was excellent!
I've never had to write a negative revie ...
I've never had to write a negative review before, but having to wait for an open table in a half empty restaurant? Walked past the valet playing football in the lot. The DJ needs to go. Too loud to hear anyone. It's like someone wanted to keep a high school drop out on payroll for working 2 nights a week. Horrible service as no one took our order after 15 min. Yet, they had time to clean larger tables for the tip. They also didn't have any sodas or lemonade available. Way to ruin an evening. You can see why they do so much carry out instead.
Things have gone down hill. The last few ...
Things have gone down hill. The last few times we've been here the service has slowed down and the atmosphere has changed. Aside from our regular in and out visits we always make a big deal to go here for special occasions. Our visit Saturday night was extremely subpar to say the least. They've gone from making it a personal dining experience that made you, and your group feel special, the new mantra of Nikko's seems to be herding cattle and how many people can they get in and out. Sadly I don't think we will be going back. As good as the food was the horrendous service ruined it, and the special occasion.
Three of us visited looking for really g ...
Three of us visited looking for really good sushi and we were not disappointed!! The food tasted as good as it looked! If we are back in town we will be back. I also liked that there were tvs with football on on Monday night! Atmosphere was more high end though.
Fresh and good quality overall, with a t ...
Fresh and good quality overall, with a touch of Americanized taste which couldn't make it for an authentic Japanese, but good experience. Music is energetic, bit club like and Miami atmosphere. Staff was ok but not the usual Charlotte friendly.
Nikko never disappoints! Have been an av ...
Nikko never disappoints! Have been an avid fan for over a decade and each time is as good as the first. Missing out if you've never been. Great place to go on night when its not so crowded, and also great to go when it is crowded to people watch and enjoy good food.
Always a good spot for sushi and to gath ...
Always a good spot for sushi and to gather with friends. A bit pricey, but if you know that going in then you'll be prepared. Good selection of rolls ... just watch out for the sake bombs ( when the owner walks around and pitches them, it sounds fun but they'll add up quick on the bill)
The noise level was loud because of the ...
The noise level was loud because of the music but that's what I liked about it! We were going to go to a club after dinner but didn't need to because we danced in our seats while we ate and then stayed longer because of the great Dj!
We went for Charlotte's queen feast even ...
We went for Charlotte's queen feast event with the fixed price of $30 for appetiser, entree, and dessert. I have heard people told me before Nikko is the most expensive Japanese restaurant here in Charlotte, so I was very excited to try to find out about the quality of the fish. The sashimi deluxe was amazing. Everything was fresh. I am not sure what's the regular price, but the fixed price menu was awesome and I wish they would have event like this again in the near future. There's nothing I did not like about the food. The only complains I have were 1) the server was not very attentative - I am not sure how it happened but for my dessert ice cream he gave me a spoon that was so dirty and gross had strange orange stuff on the spoon (of course he did replace it with new dessert immediately but it should not have happened in the first place. this is not a cheap restaurant). 2) after dinner the next day or so when I was checking my credit card, I was not sure why the server attempted to charge my meal 3 times at the pending page...? I had to call the restaurant to assure the 2 additional charges were void. I thought that was a little bizarre.
Service was very friendly and prompt des ...
Service was very friendly and prompt despite being very busy. It almost has a club feel, the bar is hopping and the music is very loud, so don't expect to have great conversation. This is definitely more of a place to party. The food is on the expensive side but very good I've never been dissapointed and always had great service.
Charlotte is not particularly known for Sushi...
Usually wouldn't eat Sushi without prior experience or a reliable recommdation, but had a craving. Nikko is passable, and probably Okay if your idea of Sushi is just rolls. I like Sashimi. Tuna was passable, but poorly sliced, and Uni was 'off'.
So tasty, SO LOUD.
This is one of our favorite restaurants, but our last visit was a bit of a disappointment. Usually my fiance and I go together for special occasions, but we invited my parents and sister to celebrate a birthday. The food was delicious as always, the service was fantastic and attentive, but the music was so loud that it ruined the experience. It was 8:30pm on a Saturday and they had a house DJ playing. While the music was great, it was incredibly loud. The waitress couldn't hear us to take our order, and we couldn't hear each other to converse. It felt like we were at a club- which isn't the most pleasant when you're having dinner. We left the meal with headaches and ringing ears. For the record- we're in our twenties.
Best sushi in Charlotte!
Had a great time celebrating a birthday! The owner Joanna is great and brought over sake bombs! The only suggestion I would have is not turn the music up quite so loud that you can't talk. I liked it at first, but it gradually got so loud we could hear each other without yelling. The music was fun, young and hip just like the decor. Service was excellent and lots of young folks there. A fun place with awesome food!
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