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New Zealand Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
East Forest
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1717 Sardis Rd N, Ste 6A, Charlotte, NC 28270-2526
+1 704-708-9888
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Matthews, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Its no longer a hidden gem, I recommend getting take out due to the size of the restaurant and the amount of people that line up each night! Excellent Sushi!

Thank Safulgi
Lewiston, Maine
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by our friends. The food is fantastic, regardless what you will order. The only thing is that the service is a bit slow, so plan to enjoy a conversation and bring an appetite.

1 Thank Artem S
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Free birthday meal w/ proof of ID (birthday). Is great food, ! Come get a great secret of charlotte!! Truely a hidden gem!!!

Thank fireback
1 review
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Love this place so much! Kathy is amazing. Always remembers us, and our sweet teas and squid salad. The sushi is fresh, delicious, and affordable. Service is always stellar. New Zealand Cafe is one of Charlotte's best kept secrets.

Thank Robert B
1 review
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

To go sweet roll. Sushi is the best in Charlotte hands down. Small quaint restaurant plan to wait if you dine in

Thank E1890TAmicheleg
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I remember when this was a great restaurant. Maybe I just visited on an off day. The food was OK. They were busy but I got my food in a reasonable time.

Thank Mat T
Charlotte, North Carolina
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

This is our place for sushi, the staff are great and the chefs rock! Try the Mexican roll, crowded at lunch but worth the wait.

Thank Lucien7212
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Great value for the money. This was our second time and we tried the calamari and sushi and were very happy with our choice.

Thank Michael R
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Food is great. A little salty for me, but I'm very sensitive to salt. So try it first! Sushi is great! I love the super Tom and tempura roll. Stuffed after! Very small space, so come early come hungry!!

Thank fireback
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Always on the lookout for goo sushi joints....Sushi is excellent, fresh basic and not terribly expensive. Ordered to take out after hearing about it from a friend. Restaurant is fairly small ( in a storefront). There was a wait for a table a 6 PM, so obviously they are doing something right to be that crowded so early. Will definitely... More 

Thank Mary R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1717 Sardis Rd N, Ste 6A, Charlotte, NC 28270-2526
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > East Forest
  • Neighbourhood: East Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 704-708-9888

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