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January is a Great Time to Enjoy Nakato Japanese Steakhouse

January has arrived and it’s a fresh start to a new year of possibilities. Our staff members at Nakato Charlotte-03-150x150Japanese restaurant in Charlotte, and Nakato Japanese restaurant in Springfield hope you had a wonderful New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The festivities may be over, but the feeling of warmth and joy we have for our customers continues during this month, and every month afterwards.

As a matter of fact, you can continue the good times by visiting one of our popular Nakato restaurant locations. Our casual dining atmosphere is perfect for celebrating special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, promotions and just about anything else you feel like celebrating.

You don’t need a special occasion to have a great time at Nakato. Every time you walk through our doors you’ll feel a sense of liveliness in the air. We welcome you to sit down, relax and let your hair down a bit. It’s January, and that means you get to try out those New Year’s resolutions for a few weeks. Yeah, we know how resolutions usually turn out, but for the time being we’re rooting for you to make good on at least one for a whole month.

Speaking of resolutions, one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is eating healthier. If making healthy food choices is on your list of lifestyle changes for this year – we can certainly help you eat healthier while you’re at our establishment. It’s no secret that Japanese style cooking is light on calories index-150x150and fat. Grilled foods are a major part of our Tappan yaki dinner menu, and you can order a variety of savory meats, fish and sides that are filling and hearty enough for those who are big eaters.

Nakato is also a family friendly restaurant, and you’re welcome to come here when you don’t feel like fixing dinner at home. After the holidays, you deserve a break, and we’re more than happy to serve you with smiles on our faces. Let us do all the cooking, serving and clean up. All you have to do is come in with a good appetite and a desire to enjoy a meal prepared by one of our talented chefs.

January is a great time to escape the confines of your winter shelter, and we recommend sharing a good meal with friends at a friendly Japanese steakhouse in Charlotte or Japanese Steakhouse in Springfield. Good food and conversation is all you really need to get this new year started off right.
Hey, why not start a yearly tradition of meeting at Nakato in January?

As popular as Nakato is, there are people in your circle of family and friends who have never been to our restaurant. This is a good time to introduce them to a new dining experience. Tell them all about our great menu selection that includes items such as New York strip steak and grilled shrimp. Customers also love our sushi menu selections.

Kick the new year off right with a visit to Nakato Japanese Steakhouse.

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Excellent Customer Service is the Goal at Nakato Japanese Steakhouse

What makes people travel from near and far to visit a Japanese steakhouse restaurant?Nakato-Springfield-150x150
The number one reason is people come to Nakato Japanese Steakhouse for our excellent food.
The second reason people visit us our Japanese Restaurant in Charlotte and Japanese Restaurant in Springfield is because we take good care of our customers while they dine at one of our locations. There’s no doubt about it. Customer service is key to our restaurant’s enduring popularity, and we intend to continue offering up smiles and great food for as long as we’re a part of these wonderful communities.
Why Does a Sushi Bar Need Customer Service?
Sushi bars are not usually recognized for customer service. Most people coming to our sushi bar in Charlotte, and sushi bar in Springfield, care far more about the quality of the sushi dishes offered at our restaurant. And, that’s perfectly okay, because that’s what sushi lovers admire the most. However, behind the scenes there is actually a whole lot of customer service going on. In fact, every step of the sushi making process involves good customer service practices.
You see we happen to believe that running a sushi bar does require paying attention to customer needs. When it comes to Nakato sushi customer care begins at the fish market. It may not be glamorous, and customers don’t see this part of the process, but we certainly have high standards for the fish we use in our sushi dishes. Selecting the right fish for sushi is a skill that requires paying attention to detail, and understanding the nuances for each type of fish.
Don’t worry. We’re not going to bore you with the nitty gritty details about how we choose fish, but we index-150x150just want you to know that we’re always thinking about our customers during the selection process. We have no problem overlooking dozens of good fish in order to find the best fish for Nakato Restaurant.
When fresh fish arrives at our restaurant kitchens our sushi chefs handle it with tender loving care. Sushi fish pieces are delicately sliced and arranged on plates in the traditional Japanese style. Nakato sushi chefs put a lot of effort into presentation, and our customers appreciate this as much as the taste of their sushi.
Happiness is a Full Stomach
Another way we keep you happy as a customer is to give you ample servings of food. You know how some moms and grandmas make sure the people they care about eat to their heart’s content?
Well, we also believe in giving you generous portions of food so that you leave here feeling satisfied and content. You’ll always get plenty of your favorite food here and the warm, casual atmosphere makes you feel right at home.
Let Us Entertain You
Having one of those days?
Come to Nakato and shake off those bad vibes. Our chefs and wait staff is ready to bend over backwards to make sure you enjoy everything about your dining experience.
Come to Nakato for lunch or dinner and we’ll take great care of you.

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September is a Good Time to Visit Nakato Japanese Steakhouse

September is a busy time here at Nakato Japanese Steakhouse. Now that summertime is coming to a close, there are still plenty of reasons to eat at your favorite Japanese restaurant in Charlotte, or crowd_large-150x150Japanese restaurant in Springfield.
Something Different
Nakato is where you go when you’re bored with all of the other dining out choices and what to spice things up a little. A Japanese steakhouse restaurant with our reputation for good food and good times is just the place to go to change things up. Nakato offers two types of dining under the same roof.
Tappan Yaki
If you’re a big fan of grilled food, you won’t want to miss our popular grilled dishes featuring the best cuts of NY strip steak and chicken. We also grill seafood selections such as shrimp and salmon. Our grilling method ensures that each dish we prepare for you is packed with flavor, but without all of that unwanted grease and fat you get with other types of meals.
All guest meals are prepared on large, flat grills that provide even temperatures for cooking foods quickly so that juices and flavors remain. When you are seated your dining party is assigned a chef and a grill. The chef prepares your entire meal at the grill as you look on. Tappan Yaki cooking is fun to watch and img_homepage-2-150x150our chefs often show off a few cooking tricks. If you like watching TV show cooks do their thing – chopping food quickly – and cooking with flourish, you’ve definitely got to stop in here and watch our chefs cook.
Sushi Bar
Nakato sushi bar in Charlotte or sushi bar in Springfield is also a place where you can find a delicious array of fresh sushi, served Japanese style. Many people come here just to nosh on sushi rolls and don’t bother with the meals. Of course, you can choose to order a sushi platter along with any of our fine grilled meals, and we’ll be happy to accommodate you.
Study Break
Are you a local college student? Great! Take a break from reading text books and writing papers and joining your friends at Nakato. Our restaurant is always filled with all kinds of people, lots of chatter and laughter. You can come here with your friends, relax and hang out while chowing down on one of our meal specials. In our casual, down-to-earth atmosphere you can enjoy an affordable meal and leave full, because our portions are generous.
Visit Nakato Japanese Steakhouse and check out our September specials.

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Nakato Japanese Steakhouse’s Menu Has Something for Everyone

Going out to eat with a group of family, or friends, is always a pleasure, and a challenge. The pleasure Nakato-Springfield-150x150comes from spending time with people who like to sit around and share a good meal while having a few laughs. The challenging part about dining with a group is that it’s sometimes difficult to find a restaurant that everyone agrees upon.

Most people have their own preferences when it comes to menu selection and what one person thinks is great, might make another person unhappy. Fortunately, there are some restaurants that offer a little bit of something for everyone. Nakato is in this category of great restaurants. Whether you choose to visit our Japanese restaurant in Charlotte or our Japanese restaurant in Springfield, your family and friends are sure to be pleased when they see our food menu.

Meat Lovers

Anyone who is a meat lover is going to be a happy camper when browsing our hibachi menu. Since we’re index-150x150a Japanese steak house, we serve up some of the finest cuts of New York strip steak you’ve ever had the pleasure to eat. Our strip steaks are meaty, juicy and tender. If you want to kick things up a notch try our Filet Mignon, which is heavenly. For the teriyaki lover we offer beautiful strip loin steak perfectly seasoned in teriyaki sauce. Or, you can opt for grilled boneless chicken, or teriyaki chicken.

Seafood Lovers

Seafood is an integral part of both American and Japanese culinary traditions. At Nakato, you’ll be able to indulge in your love for seafood in different ways. You can order a seafood combo that includes grilled shrimp, salmon and scallops. You can go for a duo of just shrimp and scallops. Or, you can enjoy a plateful of one seafood item cooked hibachi style. If you can’t choose between meat and seafood – have both!

We’re not going to force you to choose between two foods you love, so you can have a nice, juicy steak, or 43267-150x150piece of chicken along with shrimp, calamari, scallops or salmon.

Another way to enjoy seafood is by ordering from our exclusive sushi menu at our sushi bar in Charlotte or sushi bar in Springfield. That’s right. Nakato offers exquisite sushi to suit even the most discriminating sushi lover. And, just like our teppan yaki menu, our sushi menu offers you a lot of variety. Some popular sushi rolls include spicy tuna, California and regional favorites. You might also like our elegant sashimi trays featuring our best seafood selections with rice.


Sometimes it’s difficult for vegetarians to go out and have a good meal at a meat and seafood place. At Nakato, you can find healthy vegetarian selections such as our vegetable sushi roll that includes cucumber, asparagus, avocado, carrot and lettuce with sesame seeds. Seaweed salad is a light dish filled with nutrients. You can also taste authentic edamame, cooked soybeans, which are quickly becoming a favorite snack for many Americans.

At Nakato we make it easy to order a delicious vegetable dinner, with or without tofu, from our teppan yaki menu, which is accompanied by white or fried rice.

Make plans today to come to Nakato Japanese Steakhouse for great food and great times.

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June is the Perfect Month to Visit Nakato Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar

It’s June and things are just about to gear up for the summer. Springfield and sushi004-150x150Charlotte are certainly great places to be during summer, because there’s always something interesting and fun going on. Another thing that is cool about the month of June is that you feel more like hanging out and trying out new dining experiences. Nakato Japanese restaurant in Springfield or Nakato Japanese Steakhouse in Charlotte offer a unique dining experience that allows you to eat dishes created as a fusion between Japanese and American food.

Japanese Influence

The Japanese steakhouse has its origins in Japan, a land that is steeped in the tradition of cooking simple foods in ways that truly respect their individual flavors. Japanese dishes also tend to be light and healthy. While many Americans know that the Japanese eat lots of rice, noodles and seafood, the country is no slouch when it Springfield-02-150x150comes to grilling steak or chicken, popular American staples.

Most of the menu items at Nakato are very familiar to Americans who enjoy entrees of steak, chicken and seafood favorites. These are foods that both cultures appreciate, and that’s why you’ll be very comfortable eating here, if you love traditional comfort foods. At our restaurant, your meal is prepared on a hibachi grill, which has a flat surface. Grilling foods on this type of heated surface helps food cook quickly while maintaining the best flavor quality.

Quality and freshness of ingredients are very important in Japanese style cooking, and this is why we are able to provide our dining guests with the best sushi bar in Springfield. We consider sushi to be a culinary art form, and our sushi chefs take great care in preparing sushi rolls, sashimi and nigiri sushi plates using traditional techniques. Nakato sushi is beautiful to look at and even better to eat. If you’re going to eat sushi in Springfield or sushi in Charlotte, you must come and try selections from our varied sushi menu, and see for yourself why people from everywhere are raving about it.

American Influence

American’s love casual dining and that’s exactly what you get when you come and eat veggie-150x150at our fine establishment. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a meal among our many diners and let your hair down so to speak. We’re not stuffy or pretentious. You can come with friends, family and kids.

Bring a hearty appetite when you come eat here, because our food may be light and healthy, but you get ample servings of meat, seafood and sides such as rice and noodles. For the little ones there are kid size portions of our most popular meals. We also have dessert for those who want to end their meal with something tantalizingly sweet and delicious. Vanilla bean ice cream or chocolate lava cake anyone?

Stop by Nakato during the month of June for a fantastic meal that celebrates two wonderful cultures at the same time.

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Nakato Japanese Steakhouse Invites You to Stop By for Dinner

There are those days when you simply don’t feel like making dinner at home, so you consider all of your options for eating out. You have two options: grab some quick fast food, or go to a 43267-150x150restaurant where you can relax and unwind with some great food that is not the normal dinner fair. In our opinion, the second option is so much better. Think about having something a little different for dinner, like sushi in Charlotte or sushi in Springfield.

Nakato Japanese Steakhouse has a sushi bar in Springfield, MO and a sushi restaurant in Charlotte, NC. At both of these locations, we offer hungry dinner patrons an eye-opening array of fresh sushi in the form of sushi rolls, nigiri sushi and sashimi sushi. We invite you to visit one of our restaurants in your area to experience an amazingly light and fresh dinner.

In case you are wondering what the different types of sushi are in our restaurant, our popular sushi rolls are a combination of seafood, vegetables, perfectly cooked rice and special sauces and seasonings. Nigiri is delicate slices of fresh fish on top of rice. Sashimi is fresh slices of fish without the rice. Our sushi chefs arrange pieces of sushi artfully on a plate or platter. Diners usually enjoy eating sushi with dipping sauces.

Dine on the Best Cuts of Steak

Nakato is more than a sushi bar. Our restaurant serves up tender, juicy servings of New York Strip Steak. So, if you’re in the mood for some good old-fashioned American steak, enjoy it Springfield-grill-150x150hot off the grill along with generous sides. Oh, and we also have delicious dinner combinations such as steak and tender chicken breast, steak and salmon fillet, steak and lobster tail and steak and shrimp. Seafood lovers enjoy the seafood combination featuring plump shrimp, scallops and salmon fillet. Hearty eaters might want to try Nakato’s Delight, a full order of chicken, shrimp and your choice of steak, filet mignon or scallops at our Japanese Steakhouse.

We’re Kid-friendly

Nakato’s is a great place for the whole family to enjoy dinner. Kids are more than welcome here too. We have a kid’s menu featuring smaller servings of NY Strip Steak, Teriyaki Chicken, Filet Mignon or Shrimp. The kids also get a kick out of watching our skilled hibachi chefs prepare your meal at the table. Our chefs take great delight in entertaining our dinner guests.

Dinner Parties

The atmosphere here at Nakato is open and friendly, which is perfect for celebrating just about anything over dinner with family and friends. Come here for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and other special occasions. Check out our wine, sake and beer menu. You can enjoy wine by the glass or bottle. For extra special celebrations choose one of our sparkling wines. Dinner guests also have a choice of domestic and imported beers. Want to try authentic sake? Browse our selection of authentic cold and hot sake.

We look forward to seeing you for dinner at either our Charlotte or Springfield location tonight.


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