Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

Month: October 2014

Sushi vs. the Hamburger: You Decide

Let’s face it. When it comes to eating out in Springfield or Charlotte, you’ve got lots of choices in the area of fast food. For decades, the American hamburger has reigned supreme as index-150x150the ideal meal item to eat when you don’t feel like cooking, and you want something that fills you up and satisfies your taste buds. Okay, we’ll admit that a fast food burger does all those things. But, is it the only decent fast food choice in town?

Not by a mile.

Before you head out for yet another hamburger with or without a side of fries, stop and consider a completely different type of fast food. Yes, we’re talking about sushi. This popular Japanese culinary delicacy is all the rage at our Springfield sushi bar and our sushi bar in Charlotte. But, is sushi a worthy alternative to beef stuck between two buns?

We think so.

Saddle Up for a Hearty Meal

There’s a misconception about sushi that it is too dainty to be filling. Well, we want you to know that our sushi rolls are a good size, because we have generous portions. Order a few of our popular rolls and you’ll quickly find that they are fresh, tasty and quite filling. We’re pretty sure you won’t miss that hamburger at all. For Springfield locals with big appetites we suggest going with our heartier selections such as California Roll with crab and avocado; Hope Roll with fried shrimp, crab and cream cheese; Philadelphia Roll with smoked salmon, avocado and cream cheese or the Spider Roll with fried crab, cucumber and cream cheese. Or, choose one of our specialty rolls packed with intriguing seafood, vegetable and sauce combinations.

More Flavors Mingling Inside Your Mouth


Most of the time when you order a hamburger the predominant flavor you taste is beef. There may be some lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheese or other extras on top to enhance the sandwich. In our view, the majority of hamburgers pretty much have the same flavor profile. It’s fine, but not very interesting. Compare the ordinary burger to the intricate flavors contained in the average sushi roll at or Springfield or Charlotte sushi bar. Many sushi rolls feature seafood combined with fresh vegetables and

either a savory, sweet or spicy sauce. Your taste buds are never going to be bored.

Sushi rolls are just part of our sushi offerings. Nakato sushi bar in Springfield or Charlotte also have nigiri and sashimi style sushi, which means you can sample a wide range of seafood flavors not found in your average burger joint. In addition to the popular tuna, shrimp, salmon and crab varieties, you can also try eel, squid, octopus, whitefish, yellowtail and sea urchin. In order to get the full flavor benefit from sushi, we recommend that you lightly use dipping sauces.

Eat Sushi and Stay Alert and Active

Have you ever felt a little sluggish after eating a hamburger? Well, when you eat pieces of sushi at our sushi bar in Charlotte, you’ll be satisfied without experiencing that sluggish feeling. That’s because sushi is considered a light and healthy meal choice.

Hopefully, we’ve helped to persuade you to skip the hamburger today and come to Nakato’s in Springfield or  Nakato’s in Charlotte for some mouthwatering authentic sushi.

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October is the Perfect Time to Stop by Nakato Japanese Steakhouse

It’s October and everyone in Charlotte is comfortably settling into the fall routine. When it comes time to deciding where to have a great lunch or dinner meal, Nakato Japanese 43267-150x150Restaurant should definitely be high on your list of must go places for sushi bars in Charlotte. Nakato has a spacious setting with a casual, cozy atmosphere. Many people come to Nakato to celebrate birthdays, or other special occasions. So, if you, or someone you know, are looking for a fun, relaxing place to enjoy a celebratory birthday meal, Nakato’s sushi Charlotte restaurant is the perfect place to share food, drinks and conversation among friends. By the way, please let us know there’s a birthday guest of honor when you come in. We’ll provide a delicious birthday cake for the lucky person, sing a birthday song and even snap a nice photo of the gang.

Nakato is also a happy place to eat when you just feel like having some good old-fashioned grilled steak, chicken or seafood done with Japanese flair. In keeping with our excellent local reputation as a top Japanese steakhouse in Charlotte, Nakato chefs know how to serve up traditional hibachi food in style. You may especially like that our menu is simple to read, and includes a range of utterly awesome food choices to suit everyone’s individual tastes. Our Japanese American menu offers favorites such as grilled New York strip steak, grilled chicken, grilled shrimp, scallops and salmon. And, if you’re hankering for a plate of savory fried rice, you’ll be happy as a clam with the large portion of fried rice at Nakato.

While cities like Charlotte are famous for traditional southern food dishes, you can come to Nakato for food that is a bit different, but still favored by many in this region. One thing that we’ve noticed over the years is that the desire for good sushi Charlotte NC has grown tremendously. Many local residents and newcomers to the area are always looking for tNakato-Springfield-150x150he best sushi bar in Charlotte. Well, we are happy to say that a lot of people have chosen Nakato as their favorite sushi restaurant in Charlotte, which we are forever grateful.

Sushi is one of those things that make Nakato stand out from the ordinary. Our Japanese restaurant features a top-rate sushi menu. Everyday our sushi chefs prepare and serve customers an excellent selection of beautiful sushi creations that melt in your mouth. And, in keeping with tradition, you may eat your sushi with chopsticks or fingers. Oh, and feel free to ask about our sushi dipping sauces, if you’re not familiar with the choices.

Can You Bring the Kids?

Yes, absolutely!

Nakato is very family friendly, and that includes offering special items for children. Kids love coming here and enjoying a unique dining experience. Nakato is also a great place for kids to learn a little bit about Japanese food and culture. Our children’s menu is designed for kids under age 12. Kids can order smaller portions of Teriyaki Chicken, Hibachi Steak, Hibachi Shrimp or Filet Mignon. Kids also enjoy the culinary show the chefs give while preparing meals.

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