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New Zealand Cafe

#102 of 1,937 Restaurants in Charlotte
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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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

We have been eating here for over 5 years, the quality and wonderful preparation is perfect. The owner Jackie always says hello and we were given a special cooked roll for my birthday dinner last week.

Thank mickeycoff
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

I have eaten at New Zealand cafe for over 6 years. Everything on the menu- chicken, seafood, sushi is delicious and awesome. I have always had good service here too. You do have to pick and choose the time that you visit- there can be a wait during lunch or dinner hours. visit during an off peak hour and you... More 

Thank Kevin M
Charlotte, North Carolina
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

I was not ever interested in going with my family because I thought that their speciality was sushi and I am not a sushi fan...well, I have now been there twice and the food choices other than sushi are bountiful and very very good!! The portions are large and filling with very reasonable prices! The service is very slow though...takes... More 

Thank lovbeech
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

Everything I've ever gotten there has been amazing! I go there almost once a week! The crab cream cheese avocado sushi roll is my favorite! I would totally recommend it!

Thank Ashley W
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

The sushi at New Zealand is wonderful. Absolutely worth the drive from anywhere in Charlotte. I wish the restaurant was a little bigger, but I guess it adds to the charm. If the owner ever feels the need to expand, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Southwest Charlotte will be their next pick.

Thank Melissa H
Monster, The Netherlands
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255 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

This is a nice place, great choice of sushi, japanese and asian meals. The prices are very reasonable and the place offers great value. Service is very friendly and fast. The restaurant is small and you will probalby have to wait, which could be done outside together with a menu that we got handed out. The food is really nice,... More 

Thank Aliceesjan
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

My family lives right around the block from this place and we get takeout sushi all the time. Last night however, we decided to dine in. As usual the place was packed but 30 minutes later we were at our table. The kids ordered their usual, chicken fingers fries and sprites, but my 13 year old surprised me and ordered... More 

Thank Scott D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

This is a small place inside so be prepared to get friendly with your neighbors as it gets near the rush time. The prices were all reasonable for sushi in the area and a little low compared to what I'm used to. The rolls were all delicous and nicely wrapped. They also have a menu with non-sushi items.

Thank Beachgirl1234
Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

Visited this place for good sushi based on reviews. Seating is limited. Service was relatively quick however. Ordered the spicy dragon roll. My partner ordered the same. Have to say it was nothing but alot of rice. Very very small piece of shrimp in the middle. One of the slices had no fish at all! Very disappointed. Will not return.

Thank Roby B
Fort Mill, South Carolina, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

We went there on a Friday evening and it was packed. However, we got a spot at the bar, almost immediately. We ordered the sushi boat so we could try everything. Food didn't take too long, even that it was full. The sushi was fresh and very good. Service was very friendly, almost too friendly.

Thank Stefan W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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?