Are you tired of eating the same old thing every weekend while feeling cooped up like a caged animal, because it’s cold outside?
If so, it’s time to shake up your routine a little and get out of that stuffy house. We know a great local Japanese restaurant in Charlotte where you can escape the cold and boredom for a little while. Nakato Japanese restaurant is a popular place to hang out with family and friends. In addition to our Japanese Restaurant in Charlotte, we also have a Japanese restaurant in Springfield.
Both locations offer a warm and inviting atmosphere and plenty of food choices for everyone in your group. We know it’s chilly outside, but you’ll quickly warm up once your group is seated at one of our hibachi tables. One of the hidden benefits at eating at a Japanese steakhouse is that we have hibachi grills scattered among the dining room, and these grills not only cook your food, they also keep you nice and cozy during your visit.
We Grill – You Watch
At Nakato, we follow the Japanese steakhouse tradition of grilling food orders right in front of you, and you’ll enjoy watching our expert chefs perform their culinary skills. Our chefs are specially trained to expertly chop, dice and flip food items on our hibachi grills. This is our way of entertaining you before the meal begins, and it sure beats drumming your fingers on the table, waiting for the kitchen to bring out your dinner.
The type and longevity of the chef show at your table depends on what is ordered and the number of servings the chef must prepare. Once your food is cooked nice and tender, your chef serves up the hot food on plates, and you can start chowing down.
Warm Up to Our Menu
Whether you visit our sushi bar in Charlotte or our sushi bar in Springfield, you’ll have plenty of menu items to choose from. Our menu is separated into convenient themes so you can order more easily. If you’re a fan of grilled meat and seafood, check out the tappan yaki menu items that feature prime New York strip steak, chicken and seafood selections such as the always popular shrimp. Other grilled favorites are grilled scallops and tender salmon. Grilled entrees are served with savory sides, and you receive generous portions.
We also have a sushi menu that features our scrumptious sushi rolls, and this menu is where you’ll find some of Nakato’s most popular rolls. We also serve sushi that combines slices of fresh fish and decorative vegetables on beds of premium white rice. Each sushi platter comes with your choice of dipping sauces, and these too will warm your stomach.
Got Room for Dessert?
We may not be best known for our desserts, but we do offer you a few delicious sweet treats to top off your fabulous meal. Sharing dessert with your fellow diners is a good way to sample everything on our dessert menu.
Put your coat on and venture out to Nakato this weekend. Stay warm while indulging your craving for authentic Japanese steakhouse food.
Deciding on where to eat out when you’re with a group of family, or friends, can be a tough call sometimes. It’s easy to get pulled in 20 different directions, because everyone has their own likes and dislikes when it comes to food choices. Things get even more difficult when you need to maintain a certain budget while dining out. It’s no secret that eating out can be expensive. Therefore, you must come up with a solution that resolves both of these issues, without causing any hard feelings.
Choose Quality First
As you’re deciding which restaurants you like best, quality should be high on the list of reasons why you pick an establishment such as Nakato Restaurant. It’s hard to understand why some restaurants score so lowly on the crucial quality scale, but there are those that do. Fortunately, quality isn’t a problem for us, because we make sure that each meal we serve meets our, and our customer’s high standards.
We know claims of quality are common in the restaurant industry. Therefore, you don’t have to take our word for it. Come to Nakato for a trial meal and order any of our menu items. If our quality measures up to your personal standards, bring the whole gang here next time.
Bring your appetite when you come to Nakato for lunch or dinner. We are not shy when it comes to portion size, and you’ll get a generous portion of meat, seafood, rice and vegetables, depending on what you order. We don’t like the idea of customers leaving our place hungry, so we make sure that you’ll be pleasantly full, but not unpleasantly stuffed. In case you can’t finish every bite, we’re happy to provide you with a container to take home what remains on your plate. That way, you can enjoy it for leftovers.
Nakato is a good choice for group dining, because our menu has something for everyone. Those who want classic American food can order an item such as our tender and juicy NY Strip steak meal. Health conscious diners love our grilled chicken, and everyone enjoys our various seafood meals featuring shrimp, scallops, salmon and much more.
Nakato sushi bar in Springfield or sushi bar in Charlotte is a great place for group dining, because you get to enjoy tasty comfort food that’s priced as a good value. However, we do offer special value meals that can have a positive impact on your entertainment budget. Keep your eye out for our meal specials, because these are very popular with our customers. Of course, the flip side of that popularity means that our restaurants are packed with customers at certain times. Get here early to secure your seating.
Visit Nakato Japanese Steakhouse and enjoy our great food at affordable prices.
Instead of a date for two, why not plan a double date at Nakato with another couple?
Think of how much fun the four of you will have here at our casual eating establishment. For one thing, you don’t have to dress up for the occasion, because our diners come dressed in regular street clothing. Come in jeans and t-shirts for all we care. We’ll seat you and provide excellent service regardless of your appearance.
To make things more interesting we recommend having each person order one meal item from our menu, and then you can ask us to give you extra plates so everyone gets to taste different selections. Hey, sharing is caring as we like to say. Additionally, you might want to order a bottle of wine for the table – or sake, if you want to celebrate in the Japanese tradition.
As your chef prepares your meal you could elevate the fun by playing a guessing game. How about guessing how long it takes to chop vegetables?
Or, you can take turns guessing what your chef is going to grill next.
Remember to bring your Valentine’s Day cards and gifts for each other to make the evening even more special.
Valentine’s Day isn’t just about loving others, it’s also a great day for pampering yourself by coming to our restaurant with your BFFs. Take the evening off from cooking dinner at home, and instead, let us prepare any meal you like from our tasty selection of dinner meal favorites such as grilled chicken, NY strip steak or fresh seafood. Share laughs and great food with your pals as your group relaxes in our casual dining atmosphere.
Sushi Lovers Club
Form a sushi lovers club among good friends who enjoy sushi as much as you do, and come to one of our sushi bars for Valentine’s Day. Nakato has a sushi bar in Charlotte and sushi bar in Springfield for your eating enjoyment. If you’ve never tried our sushi, be prepared to fall head over heels in love with it. It might also create a desire to come back for more of our famed sushi again and again. Plenty of Nakato sushi lovers are unashamedly smitten with our sushi, and can’t keep their hands off those delectable bites of seafood and sauce mixed with fresh vegetables.
Don’t miss out on the fun. Celebrate love and friendship at Nakato Restaurant this February.
Are you visiting the local area and wondering where you can go to satisfy that urge for some good sushi?
Nakato Japanese restaurant has a sushi bar in Charlotte and sushi bar in Springfield, and we invite you to come to either location to satisfy that sushi urge. Nakato prepares sushi in the traditional Japanese style, which means our sushi dishes are always fresh and immaculately presented. Of course, we could be saying that just to get you to come into our doors. You never really know what the sushi is going to be like until you actually sit down and begin tasting it. Still, we wouldn’t be able to make claims of being a restaurant that serves up high-quality sushi dishes on a continuing basis, if we couldn’t back it up with actual customer experiences.
In today’s world of “instant food critiques” a restaurant such as Nakato has got to “put up or shut up” when it comes to sushi. Many years ago, when sushi dishes were relatively new to this country, restaurants could get away with offering any old sushi, and customers wouldn’t know what they were missing. At some point, sushi exploded in popularity and restaurants like ours began serving top-rate sushi, prepared to order. Well, let’s just say that it’s not easy for all those other restaurants to get away with serving mediocre sushi to customers.
Sushi lovers in Charlotte and sushi lovers in Springfield get around and enjoy trying out different sushi bars. You also love comparing sushi bars and letting everyone know how each place rates on your scale of one to 10. Fortunately, Nakato sushi tends to score highly on many of our customer’s lists. That’s no accident. We are very proud of our sushi menu and our sushi chefs constantly strive to give you the best sushi you’ve ever had.
We welcome you to visit Nakato and see for yourself just how robust our sushi menu is, and browse all of the fun and traditional sushi selections we offer sushi lovers. Depending on the location you choose, you may get a slightly different sushi menu, but rest assured, all Nakato sushi dishes conform to our high standards. You don’t have to wait to see our menu, you can check it out at our website. Be careful, though, you might start drooling when you discover all of the delicious fish, veggies and sauces that go into each type of sushi roll.
Not only does Nakato have some of the best tasting and beautifully prepared sushi in town, our restaurant is also a pretty fun place to relax and enjoy a meal. As a popular casual dining destination, we welcome individuals, twosomes, small and large groups to eat here. It’s best to come to Nakato on an empty stomach so you have room to nosh away at our generous portions of sushi. Once you try Nakato sushi, you’ll want to come back again and again.
Got a hankering for sushi? Check out our sushi menu, and then come in for a delightfully fresh sushi lunch or dinner.
Have you been out and about going here and there searching high and low for everything you need to find on your holiday shopping list?
This is that time of year when we all get together with family and friends to share some holiday cheer and pay homage to peace on Earth. The thing is, though, you don’t feel very peaceful when you’re scurrying around trying to get everything done before you get to take a much deserved break. But, there’s really no reason to wait until that special day arrives to kick back and relax. You can do it right now during your lunch hour, after work or on the weekend. We know the perfect place to come to for a relaxing good time.
Nakato Japanese Steakhouse is a perfect place to gather for a pre-holiday lunch with friends from work. You and your co-workers can exchange holiday cards and gifts in a casual atmosphere over delicious plates of your Japanese steakhouse favorites. Maybe you’re doing Secret Santa, which is always fun, and you need to eat lunch somewhere that you can get a little boisterous with each other without feeling like you’ve got to be hush hush. Well, Nakato Japanese Steakhouse is a restaurant where all of you can comfortably be your wonderful selves, chatting and laughing at surprises you share together.
Celebrate With Family
Nakato is a family-friendly restaurant that welcomes people of all ages, and you and your family can share a delightful meal together in true Japanese steakhouse style. Sit at one of our spacious tables and order up platefuls of grilled seafood, chicken or steak. Watch our chef prepare your meal at your table as you enjoy each other’s company. Nakato meal preparation is always a treat for the whole family as our chefs are highly skilled in the performance of culinary arts.
Nakato is an affordable place to eat a hearty meal, because we give you generous portions that leave you feeling satisfied. Families love our combination menu selections, because you can combine different meats with seafood, or two types of seafood, which allows you to taste two mouthwatering entrees for the price of one.
Celebrate With Sushi Loving Friends
There is no better place to enjoy sharing great sushi with friends than Nakato’s sushi bar in Charlotte and sushi bar in Springfield. We’re sure that you’ll find the sushi at all our restaurants to be superior in taste and quality. Whether you come here for sushi before or after the holidays, we’ll have plenty of fresh sushi rolls on hand to satisfy your cravings.
Come to Nakato Japanese Steakhouse today and enjoy great food and simple holiday pleasures.
As the holidays fast approach, things begin to get a little hectic in your life. There seems to be so many things to do, and your holiday shopping list is certainly at the top of your mind. You’re checking out local shops to find that perfect gift for family and friends on your list. And then there’s the hard to shop for people. Most holiday gift lists have at least one person who seems to have everything they could ever want or need, making your gift shopping task that much harder. Of course, there are other things you need such as gift wrapping, greeting cards, decorations and grocery items.
We can feel your stress level rising at this very moment.
Hey, why don’t you take a much deserved break from all of this holiday shopping frenzy and come on in to Nakato Japanese Restaurant in Charlotte, or our Japanese restaurant in Springfield. We’ve got plenty of room for you and a few friends. So come on in and take a load off your feet for a while. Have some tea, or a refreshing beverage, and relax while we take care of you.
Sure, our dining area is a bit noisy at times, because our customers are enjoying the relaxed casual atmosphere, but you don’t really need library quiet to de-stress. What you need is to be surrounded by a festive environment that lifts your spirits and helps you forget about that to do list for a while. That’s what Nakato has to offer this holiday season.
We Don’t Sing Christmas Carols But We’re Still Entertaining
Being that we’re a Japanese restaurant we don’t have carolers to entertain you while you’re eating, but our amazing chefs do offer some culinary entertainment. Order from our Tappan Yaki menu and get into the spirit of fun as you watch your chef work his magic at the hibachi grill. If you’ve never eaten here, then you’ve never seen meat and vegetables chopped like this before. Another great thing about our restaurant is that the entertainment comes to you. That’s right. All this food fun happens right at your dining table.
Light is Right
If you’re looking for a restaurant that serves light and healthy food, you’re in the right place. At Nakato, you can indulge in seafood, steak, chicken and vegetables to your heart’s content at our sushi bar in Charlotte or sushi bar in Springfield. Your meal is lightly grilled without heavy cooking oils. That makes us a great place to come to for a bite to eat between shopping stints. After you’ve had your fill, you won’t be waddling out the door. Instead, you’ll have plenty of energy to deal with those bustling holiday crowds.
Take a break during this busy holiday season and visit Nakato Japanese Steakhouse for relaxation and casual dining fun.
Hey, are you a sushi person who enjoys trying out different sushi places to see which ones are your absolute favorites?
If so, be sure to add Nakato Japanese Steakhouse to your list of “must try” sushi places. In addition to providing our customers with great hibachi style Japanese steakhouse meals, Nakato also has a sushi bar in Charlotte and sushi bar in Springfield. The good news is that you don’t have to choose between locations, because all of our restaurants feature a sushi bar.
Now that you know that you can come here for sushi whenever we’re open, you’re probably wondering if the trip is going to be worth the effort. Well, that depends on what you expect from your sushi meal provider. As you probably know, not all sushi bars are alike. We like to think that we’re at the top of almost everyone’s list when it comes to sushi – but, we’re biased, of course.
Check Out Our Ratings and Reviews
These days no restaurant can remain in business without providing customers with quality food and customer service. One of the ways you can determine if Nakato sushi is worth your while is to read our online reviews. Nakato Japanese Steakhouse is a popular eating establishment in Charlotte and Springfield, and plenty of our customers have written reviews regarding the sushi we serve.
Many customers give us glowing reviews for the quality of our sushi, and this makes us feel proud to continue providing sushi lovers who enjoy our top quality sushi selections at affordable prices. Sushi customers tend to be picky, and if a restaurant doesn’t meet expectations, well, they will soon read about it at online review sites. Our sushi chefs do an excellent job in sushi preparation and presentation and we’re happy to give them all the credit for our high ratings.
It All Starts with Fish
Fish is at the heart and soul of every sushi roll we make, and we take great care in selecting only the finest fish for our restaurants. Fish selection isn’t a glamorous task in the restaurant industry, and most customers never consider where the fish originates from when enjoying their sushi rolls. But fish selection and handling is crucial to the end product that gets served to you, the customer. Nakato staff maintain quality standards every step of the way when dealing with raw fish.
We won’t settle for fish that has sat around for too long. Our fish must be extremely fresh and the fish meat must be of fine consistency. Our sushi chefs rely on us to bring them the best fish to work their magic on. Each bite of Nakato sushi is guaranteed to be fresh and succulent.
No matter what type of sushi you order at Nakato it is sure to be presented to you in traditional Japanese style. The presentation of our sushi is just as important as the preparation, and our sushi chefs are truly food artists in this area.
Come to Nakato Japanese Steakhouse for your next sushi meal and find out what great-tasting sushi is all about.
Certain months cause you to immediately think about things that are associated with that month. For instance, October is synonymous with pumpkins, which are one of the time-honored symbols of autumn. Pumpkins are used during October as decoration for homes and stores and you can carve a face into them for Halloween displays. Tree leaves turn orange and yellow, which matches perfectly with the color of pumpkins. Best of all, you may find yourself indulging in a lot more pumpkin pie. October kicks off the pumpkin pie eating season.
Traditionally, October is a month to celebrate all things fall, and Nakato customers can celebrate too by coming in and enjoying one of our great meal deals. Celebrate the Japanese steakhouse way by ordering popular Nakato combinations such as New York strip steak, rice and vegetables. Or, pair grilled chicken, shrimp or fish with the rice and vegetables.
Eat, drink and be merry is easy to do at Nakato. We’re a casual dining place where you can come in, sit down at a table with friends and relax for a bit. We’re the perfect restaurant to end up at after a day of enjoying the October fall entertainment downtown. Fall activities tend to make you work up an appetite and you are welcome to come here and select one of our combination meal specials. Our meals are designed for food lovers and you’ll receive generous portions that are sure to satisfy hearty appetites.
We’ve Got Beer
Beer lovers and October are another great pairing, and you can order the beer of your choice to enjoy as you sit and eat your meal. Share a beer toast with friends and just be happy because…you know, it’s fall.
If you’re into Japanese culture, or just adventurous, choose authentic Japanese sake from our drink menu.
October is a great month to come to Nakato sushi bar in Charlotte or sushi bar in Springfield for the best sushi in town. There really isn’t a bad month to enjoy sushi here, but if you haven’t been in for a while, October is a good month to come back for more sushi. There’s a lot to choose from on our sushi menu, and we suggest you go with whatever your inner gut is telling you to order.
Halloween Family Dining
Nakato is a family restaurant and we love it when kids come in wearing Halloween costumes to enjoy a meal. Our casual dining atmosphere makes us a great place to bring the costumed kiddies before or after they go trick or treating.
Stop into Nakato Japanese Steakhouse this October for great food and good times.
Sushi is a favorite mealtime food for many Americans and if you’re in the mood for some of the best sushi in town, be sure to visit Nakato Japanese Steakhouse sushi bar in Charlotte and Sushi bar in Springfield. Our reputation for creating really fresh, healthy and savory sushi is well known in these cities.
A major reason why Nakato is famed for its sushi is that we only select the finest fish from fish markets. Great sushi is all about selecting the right type of fish for each type of sushi roll or nigiri plate. Not only do we take great care in selecting the freshest fish we can find, we choose fish according to size and flavor as well.
If you are a true lover of sushi, you’ve had good and bad sushi and understand that different types of fish have unique flavors. Since you trust us to select the fish that goes into the sushi you order at our fine eating establishment, we thought that we’d share a little bit about the fish we use.
The Big Tuna
Tuna one of the most popular fish used in sushi dishes. Sushi chefs typically use three types of tuna: bluefin, big-eye and yellowfin. You often see these names on the menu, but probably aren’t too familiar with what sets each tuna apart from the other.
Bluefin Tuna – Here’s a tuna that is truly the biggest and boldest of the bunch. Bluefin tuna often weigh up to 1,500 pounds and grow up to 10 feet long. Sushi chefs can use three types of cuts from this big fish. Akami cut is red fish meat that has a sublime texture and taste similar to filet mignon. Chu-toro cut is marbled with fat, which gives it a buttery rich taste. O-toro cut is pale pink and melts in your mouth.
Big-eye Tuna – This tuna has firm texture and mild flavor.
Yellowfin Tuna – A deep pink-reddish colored mild flavored tuna also known as ahi in Hawaii. Its firm texture makes it ideal for sushi rolls.
Other Top Fish
Japanese Yellowtail – This is a popular fish that has a rich, buttery flavor and somewhat oily texture. Yellowtail flavor is bold, and has a bit of a tangy aftertaste.
Red Snapper – Despite its name, this fish has white flesh meat. Red snapper has a mild, delicate flavor and a dash of texture.
Salmon – Salmon meat has a beautiful peach color and a distinctive rich flavor. One bite and you’ll understand why bears love it.
Tasty Seafood Variations
Crab, shrimp and eel are other types of seafood commonly found in sushi dishes. Feel free to ask us any questions you have about the fish we serve. High quality fresh sushi never has a strong fish smell, and that’s the type of sushi you get when you come to Nakato.
Those long hot summer August days are here once again and now you’ve got to think about what you want to cook for dinner. As dinnertime comes nearer, you keep wishing that you didn’t have to cook, especially on weekends. Let’s face it. Unless you’re grilling outdoors for a barbecue, standing over a hot stove during those hot summer evenings isn’t exactly something you look forward to doing. In fact, you’d love to skip having to cook all together and let someone else do all the work.
Our fine chefs are trained in the art of Teppan Yaki cooking. In America, this describes a form of cooking that involves chopping fresh vegetables, seafood, beef or chicken and expertly grilling it on a large flat grill. Teppan Yaki cooking is similar to American barbecuing, but doesn’t involve using rubs or sauces on the meat. We do provide sauces as a side condiment.
Our chef’s love cooking for you and when you come in with a group of family or friends you’ll be seated around a large table. Each table is assigned a chef who is not only there to cook your meal right in front of you, but to entertain you as well. You’d be surprised at how entertaining it is watching our chefs masterfully chop, slice, dice and separate various food items on the grill. You’ll gain a new appreciation for culinary tricks that only the most skilled are able to perform. Some of our chefs are down right funny, and your dinner party is sure to have a few chuckles while waiting for your meal.
Escape the Kitchen
Don’t you think that you’ve earned a break away from the kitchen? You’ve been faithfully preparing meals all summer long. Sometimes meals are sandwiches and salads, which are mercifully easy to make. You’ve cooked your share of hotdogs and hamburgers too. So, now it’s time to escape the kitchen for one or two nights and find comforting refuge at Nakato.
Healthy Grilled Food
Eating at Nakato sushi bar in Charlotte or sushi bar in Springfield is a guilt-free pleasure, because many of our menu items are lower in calories than typical restaurant food. Grilling is a healthy way to prepare food, because it locks in food juices and flavor. We cut away the fatty parts of beef and chicken pieces, leaving you to eat only the robust meat in all its natural goodness. In addition, our chef’s grill vegetables in a way that maintains their texture without cooking away all of the essential nutrients. The result is a meal that has tons of flavors and requires little additional seasoning.
Come to Nakato for dinner this hot August and leave the cooking to us.