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Nami Japanese Restaurant

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20 Hood Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-838 9397
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 09:30
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 09:30
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We are never disappointed. The people are always friendly and the food is always excellent. We walk away happy every time.

Thank Sydscape
Hamilton, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My fav is the teriyaki salmon set lunch but the sweet beef and the spicy chicken is really tasty too. They are also the only Japanese place that I know of that sell the Shiroku Yuzu cider. You can buy it from Japanmart Tokyo Liquor store in Auckland or at least that's what the owner said. Go there often, and... More 

Thank Traveller-Safari
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Went to Nami with my hubby for lunch, great service as usual really friendly and quick. Had their $15 lunch deal which consisted of miso soup, rice, salad and 2 other choices, I had chicken, sashimi. Really nice, great value for money definitely a great lunch choice in Hamilton City.

Thank Annette B
1 review
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I have been here a lot for lunch and a few times for dinner. This is the best sushi I have had outside of Japan and Vancouver (which has excellent sushi if your there). The lunch deal for $10 or $15 is the best value lunch in Hamilton. Fresh fish and prepared with skill. This is the real deal. The... More 

Thank Carl B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our food however they were a bit pricier compare to what we would pay in Auckland (compared to a similar type establishment). Small portions so you need to order quite a few which makes it expensive. Sushi was well made and Agedashi tofu was made and served with a little twist. Unagi donburi was well made and tasted... More 

Thank OdyPudding
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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

This is our second or third visit here. Every time has been wonderful. On this visit we had our usual Sashimi Platter which as the previous times was beautiful. Had the Spider Roll which we have talked about almost nightly since, it was so good. Our daughter loves the Gyoza and we ended up ordering 2 lots which she ate... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful you will not be dissapointed. If you are in Hamilton you have to try here. Never had such amazing food

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We felt like a Japanese meal and decided on Nami which we have gone to before. The restaurant was only starting to fill when we got there at 6.30 on a Wed. We decided on to share a mixture of dishes between two and with edamame and oysters to start, sashimi platter and a mixed seafood platter to follow on.... More 

Thank Bill K
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

We had gone for a stroll trying to decide where to eat and came across Nami Restaurant....so glad we did. It was a fantastic evening. We had the Soft Shell Crab Tempura along with a Wasabi Octopus dish and the Sashimi platter. Our 7 year old had the Salmon Sushi. Everything was lovely and fresh. The staff are amazing, so... More 

Thank NZus3
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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited at lunch time. They have a special lunch set menu for $10, $15, $20. All included miso soup , rice and salads. We tried teriyaki tofu , nigiri sushi and deep fried chicken also tempura udon. All yummy n well presented. Waitress was really kind .

Thank Jamie H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 24
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 09:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 09:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 09:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 09:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 09:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 09:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Hood Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-838 9397

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