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Nikai Sushi

81801 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3631
+1 305-664-4651
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“edamame” (6 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
81801 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3631
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful sushi, wonderful staff! They gladly did custom rolls for us and everything we had was perfect, fresh and, for the place, not so hugely overpriced like many places. Our next visit... we're doing the sushi chef's tasting menu! We can't say enough positive things...More

Thank Melissa P
Lisa T, Guest Relations Manager at Nikai Sushi, responded to this review

We're thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience at Nikai, and we really appreciate the great review and shout out to our team member Danny and sushi chefs. We can't wait to welcome you back to experience the chef's tasting menu! Thanks for writing.

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

but, the support staff, especially the hostess, is often unprofessional, nowhere to be found and not ready to assist seating. The chefs are impeccable; servers, also. Ideal to catch them when they're ready to seat customers.

Thank WelllllEnuff
Lisa T, Guest Relations Manager at Nikai Sushi, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to provide us with feedback of your recent dining experience at Nikai. We will address the service issues you noted with our team and appreciate your review. We hope you will join us again soon.

Reviewed 2 April 2017

One of 3 main restaurants at Cheeca Lodge. While the menu is not large, all dishes I tried were delicious, with excellent presentation. Restaurant has a great view.

Thank Jelena K
Lisa T, Guest Relations Manager at Nikai Sushi, responded to this review

We're so pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience with us at Nikai, and we appreciate the great review. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I booked a table here tonight for dinner. I am seriously shocked at the level of service provided at a resort of this caliber. The food was good, but the service was all we could remember. We had to ask 5 times...More

Thank tripsoon
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We were staying at Cheeca Lodge and made an Open Table reservation for dinner at Nikai Sushi. We were seated outdoors on a deck overlooking the beach area. Very nice as there was a light breeze, temps in the upper 70s. To start we had...More

Thank SweetWillie
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

First time visit since the Chart Room became Nikai Sushi at Cheeca. My group consisted of 2 locals and one visitor. Even the locals (who are frequent diners here) agreed that the service was disgraceful and they won't be back. One of my party had...More

Thank Sambo2359
Reviewed 9 February 2017

High class, fresh fish, chef was knowledgeable, talented, but a little aloof. Prices were reasonable as well.

Thank Karin K
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Very fresh. Delicious sushi and beautiful presentation. I recommend. The atmosphere is also very inviting. We had a company meeting and they supplied the appetizers for us. They were very accompanying to what we wanted.

Thank Easygoing01
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Affordable dining, incredible sushi, beautiful view of the ocean and pier. Indoor and outdoor seating options.

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

As a foodie with a seafood allergy I'm so happy to have found this little gem. After hearing I could get sushi that wasn't made with seafood here I told my boyfriend we had to go and am so glad we did. Everyone was super...More

Thank Margaret A
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
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18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81801 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3631
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Islamorada
  • Phone Number: +1 305-664-4651
Located In The Cheeca Lodge and Spa