Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

Month: October 2013

Fine Dining in Charlotte, NC: Enjoy Entertainment and Great Food

Nakato Japanese Steakhouse has been a family owned restaurant for over 30 years. We opened our first of two restaurants in Charlotte North Carolina in 1976 and thCharlotte-03-150x150en later in 1995 we were pleased to open our restaurant in Springfield Missouri and we have been a part of the fine dining landscape in both cites ever since. In the second of a two part series we invite you through the doors of one of our Charlotte locations for a unique dining experience.

The city of Charlotte is always buzzing with activity in keeping with its reputation of being an international gateway city. Charlotte is also gaining a reputation for being a place to go for top entertainment. Locals and visitors have plenty of entertaining choices for fun and eating out. The city has recently gained attention for being the location where the popular television drama “Homeland” is filmed. This sophisticated city is the perfect double for Washington, D.C. and northern Virginia.

When it comes to dining out Charlotte certainly holds its own. While filming Homeland on location the actors and production crew can visit any of the many great restaurants here. Charlotte locals already know they are very lucky to live in a city where you can enjoy any type of food that meets your fancy. The local Japanese steakhouse is a perfect example of an eating establishment that mixes entertainment with fine dining. Boring is never on the menu when you go to a steakhouse that features Japanese style hibachi grill cookinCharlotte-01-150x150g.

A Japanese steakhouse has a welcoming environment that allows everyone, including famous actors, families, professionals, students, athletes and tourists to come together to enjoy a delicious meal. Many people come to a steakhouse for the great selection of prime cuts of beef. Classic New York strip steak and tender filet mignon are favorites. Your local steakhouse is also big on variety. Other favorite dishes feature grilled chicken, calamari, scallops and shrimp.

On the other end of the fine dining spectrum is the sushi bar. Here in Charlotte, North Carolina, diners can order an assortment of fresh sushi that is truly delectable. Fans of sushi rolls are happy to find numerous varieties featuring tuna, salmon, shrimp, crab, fish and eel. Sharing a combination sushi platter is highly recommended. For people in love with sushi rolls there is an amazing selection that certainly tempts the taste buds.

Diners are also able to relax and enjoy a glass of wine. Select the house wine or choose among a selection of white or red wines including Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, SaCharlotte-02-150x150uvignon Blanc, Cabernet, Merlot or Pinot Noir. White Zinfandel and sparkling wines are also available. Nakato Diners that prefer sake enjoy authentic cold or hot sake selections.

While the food is amazing a lot of people come to a Japanese steakhouse for a unique style of culinary entertainment that is found nowhere else. Here is where diners witness what is called Teppan Yaki cooking demonstrations. Each dining party is assigned their very own chef who uses well-honed skills to prepare meals in front of guests. The chef puts on an entertaining live cooking show that mesmerizes everyone that watches. Meals are grilled to perfection while the chef performs special tricks of the trade for the amusement of diners.

Make a plan to experience great food and fun at your local Charlotte Japanese steakhouse. Enjoy healthy, delicious food served with entertaining flair.

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Fine Dining in Springfield Missouri & Charlotte North Carolina: A Culinary Adventure

Nakato Japanese Steakhouse has been a family owned restaurant for over 30 years. We opened our first of two restaurants in Charlotte North Carolina in 1976 and then later in 1995 we were pleased to open our restaurant in Springfield Missouri and we have been a part of the fine dining landscape in both cites ever since. In the first of a two part series we invite you through the doors of our Springfield location for a unique dining experience.

Fine Dining in Springfield Missouri


Fine dining in Springfield is like going on a wonderful adventure. The city is proud to offer lots of diversity when it comes to dining establishments. Whatever food you’re in the mood to eat there is a restaurant or shop to suit your cravings. That’s why Springfield is the perfect place for an authentic Japanese steakhouse. When you think of fine dining a thick, juicy steak or a fresh Sushi bar are certainly among the most popular menu choices for hungry locals.

For anyone that hasn’t been to a Japanese steakhouse before they are certainly in for a real treat. This is a type of restaurant that blends together Japanese and Western traditions. The result is a culinary delight for diners that want to enjoy a unique cultural experience. As soon as you step through the door, you are instantly aware that this restaurant is a fun and friendly place to eat. There’s no need to worry about stuffy waiters or pretentious food. Everyone is welcome to relax and be comfortable in this casual environment.

The first thing you’ll notice on this culinary adventure is that the tables are different than other eating establishments. Dining tables are communal and you’ll be seated next to your dining companions around a hibachi grill. If you’re in the mood for steak, chicken or seafood then you’ve come to the right place. The steakhouse menu features the freshest mNakato-hibachi-150x150eat and seafood available.

What about that grill?

The hibachi grill is one of the highlights of eating out at our Springfield, Missouri Japanese restaurant. Instead of hiding away in a back kitchen, your chef actually comes to you. He will then take out the tools of his trade and begin demonstrating his prowess at preparing delicious menu items that you’ve ordered. The chef’s performance is truly a unique fine dining experience that you won’t forget any time soon. Locals and tourists alike find themselves wanting to return again just to watch a chef go through his entertaining moves.

Of course, this Springfield dining adventure wouldn’t be much good if the food didn’t live up to expectations. Fortunately, our steakhouse food is very good. Chefs have the best ingredients to work with as they create your dinner meal. It’s a great thing to be able to see food chopped and cooked right before your very eyes. The savory Springfield-02-150x150aroma is enough to make your mouth water!

Japanese influence is felt on the other side of the culinary coin. Enjoy a wide range of elegantly prepared selections from the sushi bar. The steakhouse includes all forms of popular sushi that is also deliciously fresh. Some diners come for the sushi while others come for the steak, chicken or shrimp entrees. The great thing about eating at this type of place is that you can have it all. Whatever you order from the menu you can be assured that food cravings for either American or Japanese food is going to be thoroughly satisfied.

So whether you are looking for a fine dining adventure or meeting your co workers after a long day, Nakato Japanese Restaurant in Springfield Missouri is waiting for you.

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