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 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 cooking.
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, Sauvignon 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.