Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

Month: January 2014

Why Make a Trip to the Hibachi Grill?

Have you ever heard of such a thing as hibachi fever?

It’s what happens to customers that come into one of our Japanese steakhouse locations in Charlotte, North Carolina or Springfield, Missouri Nakato-Springfield-150x150and encounter our unique atmosphere of fun and food. We have to warn you though, if you are planning on visiting our Japanese style restaurant for the very first time be prepared to experience fever symptoms.

What are they?


If your stomach is growling because you haven’t eaten for a while, Nakato Japanese Steakhouse is the perfect place to go to resolve this common problem. Our menu features great-tasting steak, seafood and chicken dishes that are light, yet hearty enough to provide you with plenty of fuel for hours to come.


Customers have been known to get a case of the giggles while watching our famous hibachi grill chefs perform their culinary tricks. This is one of the unique things about being at a Japanese steakhouse. It is impossible to sit here and be grumpy. Our talented chefs consider it part of their job to entertain you and put a big smile on your face.


Happiness is a Nakato customer that is eating, drinking and thoroughly enjoying their time with us.Hibachi-01-150x150

Okay, there is no such thing as hibachi fever. We’re just joshing with you. However, the things listed above are all great reasons why you should come and eat at a hibachi grill restaurant. The hospitality is second to none. You will be treated with respect and courtesy during your visit. We are a family-friendly place that loves small and large groups. So, be sure to come along with your family or friends to experience Nakato together.

Healthier Eating

Food prepared the hibachi grill way is a lot healthier than other styles of cooking. Grilling fresh meats and vegetables maintains full flavor while avoiding heavy sauces and coatings. We never mess up a great piece of steak or chicken by smothering it in mounds of sauce. Nakato Japanese Steakhouse allows you to enjoy the flavors of the meat the way nature intended. People have been grilling food for thousands of years, and we are continuing this time-honored tradition of natural meal preparation.

Relaxing Atmosphere

Leave the suit, tie and fancy clothes at home. Our hibachi grill restaurant has a laid-back atmosphere. Dress casually if you like. We are not concerned with being stuffy and formal. All we care about is that you enjoy your meal and have a great time.

This is not the place to be if you seek a quiet dining atmosphere. Our customers are chatting and laughing up a storm. People come to Nakato to relax and release from the normal stresses of the day. We’re a fun place to escape to for a bit and simply hang out.

Wholesome Entertainment

There is no other place like the hibachi grill restaurant when it comes to meal preparation. Our skilled chefs are also expert grill masters. They pull out all the stops to entertain customers while making a meal right before your eyes. Watch them closely and see them do amazing knife work while grilling meats, seafood and vegetables. This is wholesome entertainment that is part of the Japanese steakhouse experience.

Posted in Japanese Restaurant Springfield Missouri, Japanese Restaurant Charlotte North Carolina Tagged ,

Did You Resolve to Lose Weight for the New Year? Nakato Japanese Steakhouse Can Help

It’s a brand new year with a fresh opportunity to take stock in what is really important in your life. Like many people you may have made it one Springfield-02-150x150of your topmost New Year’s resolutions to lose a significant amount of weight. It may be 10, 20, 50 or more pounds. The number is not as important as your personal resolve to turn this resolution into reality. Once the ball has dropped and the celebration ends, it is tempting to go back to eating the same way. But, in the back of your mind, you are thinking that you really do want to succeed in your weight loss goals.

Fortunately, you live in a community that has a Japanese style steakhouse. What’s the big deal? You may be wondering. Well, consider the fact that Nakato Japanese restaurant has a number of healthy menu options and we serve up delicious lean meat and seafood dishes each day to our customers. While our dishes are not called diet food, which we think is a good thing in our opinion, our cooking method fits quite nicely into the healthy category. That’s because we specialize in Japanese Hibachi cooking.

One of the recommendations you will find in many weight loss books and programs is to eat more grilled food instead of fried. That works out well for you because our menu features mostly grilled dishes that are made to order without any heavy oils or fat. As soon as you enter our restaurant, the savory smells of grilled chicken, steak, and seafood hits your nose. That aroma lets you know right away that you do not have to sacrifice tasty comfort food in order to eat healthier.

Think of it this way. When you are on a diet you are allowed to eat a certain amount of calories per day. Realistically, those calories can come from any foods. Sometimes you may not feel like sticking to the same food choices recommended on your eating plan. During those times we encourage you to escape the boring and head on over to Nakato Japanese Steakhouse. We will certainly help you liven things up!

If you have a hearty appetite, try our NY strip steak combined with either chicken or your choice of seafood. As long as you are not overindulging index-150x150on too many calories per day, we are happy to cook your steak just the way you like it. Seafood lovers enjoy our dishes made with fresh shrimp, salmon or scallops. If you haven’t had grilled fresh seafood, it is very delicious. Now, the fried rice side dish may be an issue for some dieters. If so, just ask us about making it plain or you can choose a side of fresh vegetables, salad or bean sprouts.

Sushi is always on our menu as well. Our sushi is fresh and expertly prepared. Our sushi menu is varied and you’ll find the way we serve it visually appealing and tasty. Here at Nakato it is quite easy to forget you are on a diet and simply indulge in a healthy plate of great-tasting food.

Posted in Japanese Restaurant Springfield Missouri, Japanese Restaurant Charlotte North Carolina Tagged ,