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N2 The Boardwalk | 1 Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4929 4122
11:30 - 21:30
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Newcastle, Australia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was turned away for lunch because they were holding a school kids function. Can't comment on the food, but seriously- there was an entire separate outside area that was full of empty tables. The bartender helpfully informed us that there was a message (buried) on their FB page (not their website). They're obviously overwhelmed by customers, so I'll do them... More 

Thank Siankat71
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting and wait staff were great. We waited 45 minutes for our entrees, burnt gyozas and the other two were cold. For the prices charged these are simple mistakes that just make for an unenjoyable experience. We left after the entrees. Lots of room to improve, don't go if you're hungry.

Thank Ana R
gkp2202, Public Relations Manager at Nagisa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. We're extremely disappointed you had such an unacceptable experience at Nagisa. We pride ourselves on our service and getting food out as fast as we can. A 45-minute wait is clearly not good enough. We recognise we failed to communicate adequately regarding the wait time for food on this particular evening. We apologise... More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend booked the restaurant online for my birthday dinner. When we got to the restaurant they didn't have the booking. But, they did seat us within half an hour. We received, and subsequently had to pay for an entree we didn't order. One entree came out about 20 mins after the first one. The pork belly main- most people... More 

Thank Annie D
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have recently returned to visiting this restaurant and it seems to have greatly improved from how I remember it several years ago. The food is well presented with clean and fresh flavours and the service is great and very welcoming. They also boast an excellent wine list. Will be happy to return here on a regular basis.

Thank Pete W
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Misu soup not hot enough but very taste-bud stimulating. Great waiter help with choice of specific beer and menu discussion. Excellent scallop entree - shame only 3 pieces but the taste and flavour, and the combined saki recommended went together beautifully. I followed it with an 8-piece scallop cold dish which was spicy, just hot enough in the taste-bud to... More 

Thank Johnlpyle
gkp2202, Public Relations Manager at Nagisa, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We're delighted you enjoyed your time at Nagisa. Please let your attendant know if your soup is not hot enough, we'd be only too happy to provide a fresh, hotter one. :-) More 

Oceanside, California, United States
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Always a high standard of food and service here. Good beer and sake combined with fresh sushimi and tasty tapas plates.

Thank Jordan B
gkp2202, Public Relations Manager at Nagisa, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. We are very happy you enjoy your Nagisa experiences. :-) More 

Level Contributor
61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is the second time I've been to Nagisa, the first time being around 10 years ago and not really convincing me of anything. But I've only heard great things in recent times, so I had to return. 10 years is a long time in the restaurant biz. It was well worth the visit. I'm a big Japanese food fan...or... More 

Thank SyntheticMilk
gkp2202, Public Relations Manager at Nagisa, responded to this review

Wow. Fabulous review. Thank you so much. We're looking forward to your next visit. Let us know if you're feeling the heat and we'll turn on the air conditioner. :-) More 

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

I needed a quick fresh sushi or sashimi meal that was high quality. This restaurant didn't disappoint. Great Sushi. I had the spicy tuna and then the scallop. Nice cold Japanese beer on tap which was a nice surprise. Highly recommend.

Thank ssharkson
gkp2202, Public Relations Manager at Nagisa, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed the Nagisa experience. The spicy tuna and scallop rolls are our most popular. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We hope we'll have the opportunity to serve you again. More 

Newcastle, Australia
Level Contributor
110 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I would have to rate Nagisa as one of my favourite restaurants in Newie. It seams that everytime we come here it only gets better. The food is sensational to say the least and last night lived up to that promise. It may be just me but i have to say that even the Asashi Lager tastes better than anywhere... More 

Thank SperoDavias
gkp2202, Public Relations Manager at Nagisa, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. From humble beginnings we have worked hard to raise Nagisa to what we have today. We could only do that with our wonderful customers such as you. More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

My partner and I have eaten at Nagisa on numerous special occasions (as it is pricey) over the years and each time we have not been disappointed. We are both vegetarian and are well catered for, which can sometimes be hard to come across in Japanese restaurants. We visited again last week for Valentine's Day. The tofu steaks in teriyaki... More 

Thank steffm197
gkp2202, Public Relations Manager at Nagisa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the fabulous review. We pride ourselves on catering to the vegetarians and we hope you'll continue to enjoy our range. We really appreciate the feedback. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 85
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: N2 The Boardwalk | 1 Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4929 4122
Here in the Honeysuckle Precinct of Newcastle, a modern take on a rich history of cuisine in a restaurant that also brings you the exotic mix of the teppanyaki bar, fresh sashimi and sushi, rare Japanese craft beers, whisky and sake, degustation menus, banquets and a venue for group functions.

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