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Nick-San Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar Palmilla

Certificate of Excellence
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Las Tiendas de Palmilla local 116, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
144 6263
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Burlington, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We have been coming to Cabos annually and keep saying we want to try Nicksan. We were very disappointed with our experience. You would assume that when servers are clearing full plates of food, they would ask if everything was to our liking. Not so even though we also ordered a $150 usd bottle of sake. Food was mediocre at... More 

Thank Shara909
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We went last night to have dinner , the place doesn't look like a Japanese restaurant but it's a nice place to have dinner ! Sushi was perfect , flavor , catch of the day sashimi , obviously is not Japanese fish , it's a little bit over price but it's worth it !

Thank Sergio A
El Dorado Hills, CA
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408 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Our family of six thought our dinner at Nick San was excellent. I am sure their gyoza is made in house as it was truly outstanding! Rather than half moon shaped, the gyoza were square like little packages and filled with minced pork and chunks of shrimp. They were wonderfully tender. Also the tuna tostadas are an absolute must for... More 

Thank Michaela
Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

They forgot one f the things we ordered, brought us drinks we did not order then put rolls on our table we did not Order. We told them and they then took them off our table and brought to other people. They tried to keep filling our water to sell us more. They also forgot to give us our take... More 

Thank AnnRR2015
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We can here twice in 2 days. The fish is very fresh and the rolls are very unique. Most of the better rolls are not on the menu. Try the dynamite scallops. Wow!!!. We absolutely loved this restaurant. Service was great too.

Thank pico4118
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I visit Nick-San on a weekly basis for about a year so this review is overdue. As far as sushi places are concerned, besides Suviche at Palmilla this is pretty much the place. Every other restaurant runs pale copies of the Nick-San specialty rolls and sauces. In my experience the products they use are always very fresh. My top favorite... More 

1 Thank GeorgesTravel
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The food is delicious, the service is great. The tuna tostadas are a must have!! Margaritas are just really tasty Yes is expensive but worth it!

Thank Ega0607
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

I took my daughter and her friend out to have some dinner at Nick-San. it did not disappoint. the quality of the fish is first rate and the service is great.

Thank Tunapop
Austin, Texas
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

As another traveler mentioned in his review, we expected more. If you read the back of the menu, the restaurant makes incredible claims about how great their sushi is. It was good but nothing special that you can't get just about anywhere else We go for food but will say the service was good and the prices very fair. Beautiful... More 

1 Thank RonOAustin_Texas
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

I have a love hate relationship with this place. The food is so good and is why I keep going back. However the wait staff.... I realize it's fun times in Cabo but the staff is always so insanely stoned that they can't ever function! It never fails, at least part of my order will be messed up and the... More 

2 Thank Robin S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Las Tiendas de Palmilla local 116, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Los Cabos  >  San Jose del Cabo
  • Phone Number: 144 6263

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?