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Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

Month: July 2014


Sushi is Perfect Any Time


It’s another beautiful summer day and you’re kicking around some ideas about where to go for lunch or dinner. As you go over your list of favorite foods to eat and the restaurants to index-150x150eat it in, don’t forget to include Nakato Japanese Steakhouse with locations in Charlotte and Springfield, Mo.

Why Nakato?

Perhaps you’re hankering for some fresh sushi that is painstakingly created in the traditional Japanese way. Well, if you come in to our Sushi bar in Springfield or our Sushi bar in Charlotte, you’ll quickly see why we have earned a reputation as being among the best in the area. Sushi is not just a food to us – it’s an art form as well. Our sushi chefs have spent many years perfecting their craft and you and your friends are the beneficiaries. Each order of sushi is expertly assembled according to traditional standards that have been passed down through generations of sushi makers.

It doesn’t matter what day of the week you come to Nakato for sushi. It can be a bright sunny day. It can be a cloudy rainy day. It can be a day when you are busy and need a break. Or, it can be a day when you are causally hanging out with friends. In our view, any time is a great time to enjoy our delicious Sushi Rolls, Nigiri Sushi or Sashimi. If you’ve never bcalifornia-roll-8-150x150een to Nakato before, now is as good a time as any to come for a visit. If you’ve eaten here before, but haven’t been in a while, we are still here, serving the best sushi in Charlotte and  Springfield.

Browse our online sushi menu and right away you’ll see that we have a fun and intriguing selection that will suit the tastes of any local sushi lover. Many of our guests come in and order several sushi rolls with fun names like Crazy Joe Roll (we’re not telling how this roll got its name), the beautiful Cathy Roll, the explosive Dynamite Roll, the amazing Eel Twister Roll, the cool California Rainbow Roll and the creepy crawly Spider Roll (no spiders inside, just crab).

In the mood for Nigiri?

No one does nigiri better than Nakato. Our nigiri sushi pieces are simple, yet elegant. They feature fresh seafood ingredients such as crab, clam, shrimp, eel, mackerel, salmon, squid, octopus, smelt roe, whitefish, tuna and yellowtail. Each sumptuous bite reminds you of the beautiful seaside and all of the sea’s magnificent inhabitants. Come in any time foslide-8-150x150r a plate of nigiri.

Maybe fried sushi is more to your liking. In that case, we have a selection of temptingly delicious rolls that are lightly fried in thin tempura batter. For example, you might like our popular Jenni Roll with fried shrimp, crab and masago. Our tasty Nakato Tempura Roll is packed with flavorful crab, yellowtail, asparagus and scallions. If you like sweet and spicy flavors mingled together, go for the Ramil Roll with fried shrimp, spicy crab and masago married with a sweet spicy sauce.

When you are in the mood for Sushi in Charlotte or Sushi in Springfield, come in and relax at Nakato anytime the mood strikes you. Choose among our many sushi meal combinations. Or, enjoy a Sushi Dinner that includes appetizer, sushi rolls, nigiri, onion soup and a salad.

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Plan Your Next Party at Nakato Japanese Steakhouse


Do you have an upcoming party event that requires something a little out of the ordinary? If so, consider holding your party at Nakato. We are a Japanese style restaurant with locations in Charlotte, N.C. and Springfield, Mo. Nakato-Springfield-150x150that features great food, culinary entertainment and a fun, casual atmosphere.

The fun begins with a tantalizing array of tasty Japanese style appetizers. The way we do appetizers is we select fresh seafood, beef or chicken, vegetables and spices and lightly fry them in a coating until they are just crisp. Appetizers are accented with teriyaki or ginger sauce that have just the right amount of tangy sweet flavor. Some of our popular appetizers are Bacon Wrapped Scallops with wasabi aiolo and asparagus tempura, Agedashi Tofu or fried tofu with grated ginger sauce, Shrimp Tempura with vegetables and Jumbo Ebi Fry, which is fried prawn with a crisp panko bread coating.

For your guests that enjoy eating sushi we are a popular sushi bar in Charlotte and Springfield. Choose sushi appetizers such as our Hawaiian Poke Salad with a choice of salmon or tuna, Baked Mussels with spicy aioli, the Atlantic Fried Roll with asparagus and seafood or the Three Handroll Combo that includes tuna, salmon skin and sea eel. Many people also enjoy our delectable sushi rolls. Among popular Nakato favorites are the Big Roll with crab, smelt roe and squash, Carolina with crab, asparagus and spicy aiolo, Superman with snow crab, tuna, avocado and chili sauce and Fantasy with crab, smelt wrapped in soybean paper. Everyone can order individual sushi plates or go for our sushi and sashimi plates with a melting pot of pieces.

What’s a party without quality spirits? Nakato provides guests with a wide array of premium wine and sake selections. In the wine category, there is our special house win43267-150x150e selection featuring Chardonnay, Cabernet, Merlot and White Zinfendel. Our extended wine selections include fine red, white and blush wines. If the celebration calls for sparkling wine we have that on hand as well. The more adventurous among the crowd may want to explore our hot and cold sake selections. We have authentic Japanese sake with like Dreamy Clouds and Living Jewel. We haven’t left out the beer lovers. We offer both domestic American and imported popular brands. And, there’s draft beer too.

If you and your guests would like some “stick to your ribs” food, come and enjoy a Tappan Yaki meal featuring grilled chicken, steak or seafood. Because we are a Japanese steakhouse with locations in Charlotte and Springfield, anyone that loves a tender, juicy New York Strip Steak will be very happy they came to your party. All of our meat and seafood is served fresh and hot off the grill. Oh, and when it comes to meal preparation, well, Nakato is hard to beat for live culinary entertainment. Our chef makes everyone’s meal at the table while guests watch him perform his special cooking tricks.

Call Nakato’s today to speak with our hospitality team who will help you plan an unforgettable event at one of our locations in Charlotte and Springfield.

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