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Nakato Japanese Steak House

9912 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-4015
+1 843-449-3344
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“noodles” (46 reviews)
“sushi” (25 reviews)
“soup” (22 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9912 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-4015
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Reviewed yesterday

This was our first visit to this restaurant and we were a little unsure of what to expect. Once we understood the menu ordering process it was all very seamless. Chef Daniel was very entertaining in his preparation of the meals which was all done...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined with guest last night 10/13/18. Meal was uneatable, to much salt, shrimp was over cooked, rice had no flavor other than salt. Left 3/4 of my meal. The atmosphere was great but the food was horrible. Apologized to my guest for my choice of...More

Thank dosman123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 9 year old said this place got an excellent review because “the food was great and the man was funny” and the rest of us agreed! Would definitely return.

Thank Toni H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here to celebrate my birthday. It was very nice! I recommend reserving a spot online rather than walking in, because they do tend to get quite busy. We made a reservation and were seated promptly. The waitress was kind, cook was great and...More

1  Thank MsJessBunny
Julia N, General Manager at Nakato Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for dining with us!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superb food! We've been coming here for years & have always loved it. Tonight was exceptionally great! Our first time with Chef Lac & he was AMAZING! Lac adds his special touch to the food & is very personable & an excellent entertainer as well....More

1  Thank L L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was to die for but the chef was even better!!! Request Lac next time you make a trip to Nakato.

1  Thank Ashlyn C
Julia N, General Manager at Nakato Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so very much for your recent visit and kind review. We hope to see you again soon. Chef Lac sends his regards, " hee hee hee".

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food!!! Entertaining dinner!! Absolutely loved it!! Our server Lac was amazing!! He entertained us all!!!!!

1  Thank cierraeller2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chef Lac! The food was excellent and you were entertaining! Service by Vigelyn was quick, polite and very efficient! Thanks to Julia, Yokke, and Michelle for always making Date Night fun! My absolute favorite restaurant!

1  Thank Pamela S
Julia N, Public Relations Manager at Nakato Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much, see you again soon!

Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Lac is the man!! He is a tremendous cook & interacted with the whole table the whole time. It felt as if the whole table had knew one another for years & we were meeting up for a family get together. The food was delicious...More

1  Thank loweryalyssa90
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

My family and friends came down from Ohio for a great dinner. Lac & Destiny made our experience top notch! Thank you for amazing food and service! We will for sure be back!

1  Thank Cassandra B
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Colleen A
1 August 2018|
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Response from Brett C | Reviewed this property |
No not required but it’s a good idea during the busy season
10 August 2017|
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Response from Julia N | Property representative |
We do not honor AAA discounts at this time. Nakato does run an Early Bird special daily from 4 to 5 with discounted menu items. We also offer happy hour from 4-6 from September 1st until June 1st. We also have a senior... More
14 August 2016|
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Response from Grace H | Reviewed this property |
They do a lady at our table is gluten free and they handled it no problem. They prepared he good in the back to prevent any mishaps. Lac (our cook) was great in making sure everything was prepared properly to ensure she... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9912 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-4015
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Myrtle Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 843-449-3344
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Nakato is a 3rd generation family owned restaurant. Established in 1978 Nakato has been providing Japanese Hibachi and Sushi to the Grand Strand Area.
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