Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

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Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

Nakato Japanese Steakhouse has been a Charlotte tradition since 1976. It was the first restaurant in the area to offer wonderful meals prepared by expert Hibachi Chefs in the traditional Japanese restaurant style of Teppan Yaki.

When the Nakato family first began serving this area, the restaurant was located across from the old Charlotte Coliseum on Independence Boulevard. Nakato Restaurant moved to its current Pineville-Matthews Road location in 1990. After the move, Nakato’s was delighted to begin offering sushi to its customers at the unique “Floating Sushi Bar.”

In 1995 the Nakato family was happy to venture off a bit and open a restaurant in Springfield, Missouri. Once again Nakato’s was the first of its kind in the area and the people of Springfield were delighted to be introduced to Japanese Teppan Yaki and Sushi.

Nakato Restaurant has been a family owned restaurant for over 30 years. The Nakato family strives to offer our customers delicious meals and a memorable dining experience that will keep them coming back for more.