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NiFen Bistro

214 S Lafayette St Ste A, Shelby, NC 28150-4366
+1 704-481-8882
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“filet” (11 reviews)
“pot stickers” (8 reviews)
Closes in 29 min
All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
214 S Lafayette St Ste A, Shelby, NC 28150-4366
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the historic building & decor! Service is always great and the food is delicious! I always get the fried oyster salad & my husband gets the steak. Both excellent! The bartender makes a great cosmo! Really enjoyed the live music!

Thank Debbie3972
Reviewed 29 May 2017

My husband and I occasionally meet up with friends that live in Charlotte, for dinner at Ni-Fen Bistro, since it is about an hour's drive for each and we really enjoy Ni-Fen Bistro. On this occasion we didn't know it when we made the reservation,...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 24 May 2017

As the only fine dining place in Shelby, bring your cash or credit card. The food is something you can not find anywhere else in town & they know it. While nice for a special occasion, I couldn't afford it too many times.

Thank Viperess
Reviewed 14 May 2017

The atmosphere at NiFen is great. The ingredient quality is excellent, the presentation superb. My only complaint is that the food was insufficiently seasoned. The flavor profile was great, it just needed a bit more punch.

Thank prainnc
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Every year this is where my husband and I go for Valentines Day. We do this because it is expensive but so delicious and the atmosphere is romantic. Friday nights they have an acoustic guitarist come in to play and I love it! The potstickers...More

Thank Annie H
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We arrived before 6:00 and benefited from a special price of $20 for soup or salad, choice of entree and dessert. Salmon on sauteed spinach & lentils, with bacon- succulent! Brie plate appetizer with crackers, and assorted fruit was absolutely wonderful. Also fresh bread was...More

Thank BigcatVirginia
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The crab cakes are fantastic. Great service and upscale, yet casual, atmosphere. Great for date night or a nice dinner with friends.

Thank Cindy E
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Group of us were in Shelby for a conference, so the were a lot more people in the restaurants than normally would be. Service was quicker than expected. The food was great! I had the Southern Fried Chicken Salad which was very good. When I...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

To be fair, it was a very crowded night and we waited a long time for our food. Our waitress did her best to hurry things along though. Our pot sticker appetizer was very good. My wife's Scottish salmon with lentils and spinach was excellent....More

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 11 March 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner here. I ordered the special, which was roasted trout stuffed with crab and wrapped with bacon. It was served with seasoned rice and fresh roasted asparagus. My husband chose the "early bird special" with the chicken primavera,...More

Thank Melissa W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 S Lafayette St Ste A, Shelby, NC 28150-4366
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Shelby
  • Phone Number: +1 704-481-8882
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