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Nakato Japanese Steak House

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1734 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407-4950
+1 843-769-7475
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Charleston, South Carolina
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We only went to the sushi bar, so I can't comment on the hibachi. We went on a Tuesday, when "select" rolls are 30% off; the selection of cheaper rolls was pretty large, but even with the 30% off, they came to about the same price as full price rolls at my regular sushi joint. Still, the rolls themselves were... More 

Thank cmclarkproper
Navarre, Fl
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109 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

I went here with a friend while visiting Charleston and I am so glad that we ventured to this restaurant. I ordered 4 Sushi rolls requesting all of them deep fried except for the veggie rolls. My friends hibachi was delish as well ;-)

1 Thank OverjoyedK
Charleston, SC
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196 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We had a large group for Father's Day. The chef was pretty personable and good and the food tasted great. However the waitress needs hospitality training. One couple ordered sake and the waitress brought out a decanter. When questioned about the size the waitress said it was a "large". However the couple said they had ordered a 30 oz size.... More 

Thank Labpyra
Charleston, South Carolina
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff. I went for my birthday and they sang and danced for me and brought me a small cake. The food was delicious..we had the steak, lobster and shrimp dinner. It was cooked to perfection in front of us. Our chef was great and did a small show at the end. They have happy hour until 7. Place... More 

1 Thank Leticia Y
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015

Great place to eat sushi. It was fresh, tasty, pretty to look at. And a great service. Will recommend .

Thank Rdcha
Mooresboro, North Carolina
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122 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

This place does not look like much when you pull into the parking lot nor when you walk inside. Yes, Nakato could use some updates. However, the service was great and the food was delicious. For the quality and quantity of food, I would have expected to pay more though. I will say we all ate sushi, so this review... More 

Thank Kramer6492
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

It was me and my friend went to eat and drink. It was 6:30 on a Tuesday and the prices for HH were awesome. For both of us to eat Hibachi, sushi and alcoholic drinks our bill was only $45 and we had more than one drink

Thank Carrie S
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2015

My sweetheart insisted we try it again. 4years ago we had a party of ten and I left a new microfiber vest on the back of a chair. Couple hours later I called back. Everyone was too busy to look. Called the next day and got dismissed . Last night was my chance to forget, forgive, and move forward. Wow!... More 

Thank Stephen H
Charleston, South Carolina
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

My wife and I go to Nakatos at least twice a month and usually at least once a month with the family. We really enjoy it. A quick tip if you want No Salt they will make your order desperate in the back and bring it out to you. Also the prices are reasonable.

Charleston, South Carolina
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2014 via mobile

Can't beat a $7 lunch special. I love the food. The cooks are always nice. Food is cooked right in front of you.

1 Thank Smilee1116

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1734 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407-4950
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-769-7475

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