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New Zealand Cafe

Sushi Restaurant and Asian Restaurant$$$$
Charlotte
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8.5/10
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  • Go here. Experience the Japanese food. It's worth it.
  • Rafael B.
    "Must try the red dragon roll and the big boss roll"(4 Tips)
    Daniel C.
    "Jackie is the best!"(4 Tips)
    Joe R.
    "Possibly the best sushi in Charlotte"(3 Tips)
    Christy S.
    "Master roll is amazing so is their Crab meat salad!!"(2 Tips)
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  • Lilly P.
    Lilly PriceOctober 5, 2015
    I absolutely love this place! They make the prettiest, tastiest sushi. They also have amazing Hibachi rice and brown rice! They are always packed and have really good customer service! Worth the wait!
    Upvoted Jul 12
  • Lindsey M.
    Lindsey MartinezAugust 23, 2015
    My husband & I had the calamari, spicy tuna roll, California roll, Favorite roll & Bigger roll. All were so delicious & great portion size. Reasonably priced, too. Go early, gets crowded.
    Upvoted Jul 12
  • Danielle G.
    Danielle GuillJuly 28, 2013
    Best sushi place hands down. get there early if you don't want to wait. If you like spicy sushi try the Ichiban roll. If your new to sushi try the Favorite roll.
    Upvoted Jul 12
  • Mai T.
    Mai TramApril 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious food. Get baked mussels, Thai hot soup, and spicy tuna tar tar. Atlantic roll is yummy also. Just don't get Autumn as your server. She'll mess up your order. She's the one with the big bun.
  • Mike M.
    Mike MortonApril 6, 2013
    You wouldn't expect the best sushi in Charlotte to be found in a strip mall. You'd be wrong. It's a bit crowded, but NZ's food is worth the inconvenience.
  • Jim W.
    Jim WilsonAugust 3, 2014
    Definitely get there early. Not a lot of seating, but totally worth going. The sushi is the best in Charlotte.
  • Jim W.
    Jim WilsonNovember 29, 2014
    Terrific sushi - maybe best in Charlotte. Bento boxes are very good too. But go early, small seating area
  • Christy S.
    Christy SmithAugust 18, 2013
    Master roll is amazing so is their Crab meat salad!! For dessert fried cheesecake is amazing: )
  • Tracy B.
    Tracy B.February 12, 2014
    Mostly always busy for dinner and with the cozy intimate dining area, you might want to go early.
  • Dolfandave L.
    Dolfandave LefkowitzSeptember 3, 2016
    Just a quick take out tonight had the Famous"Dave Roll" named after me. Ask Jackie or Kathy for it exclusively it's not on the menu. Also had a Christmas roll.
  • William V.
    William VeazeyNovember 17, 2013
    Excellent sushi, friendly staff. I'll definitely stop in next time I'm in the neighborhood.
  • Thu-Hong N.
    Thu-Hong NguyenMarch 17, 2013
    So good and the owner is so badass. Get the Sweet dragon or the marinated baby squid.
  • Joe R.
    Possibly the best sushi in Charlotte - get there early or be prepared to wait!
    Upvoted Jul 12
  • Laura M.
    Laura MicekJuly 10, 2012
    I tried the big boss roll and a spicy tuna roll. Really great sushi!
  • Christian K.
    Christian KolbMarch 8, 2015
    The sushi is great. Small place so you may have to wait but is worth it.
  • Nathalie C.
    Nathalie CombsFebruary 26, 2013
    Such a hidden gem! Inexpensive and the rolls are incredible!!! New fav lil spot
  • Diane R.
    Diane RossAugust 6, 2015
    This restaurant is the best i love the sushi and the hibachi bento box.
  • Emily C.
    Emily ClampAugust 16, 2013
    Great sushi but unless you like dinning with strangers get it to go. Very small and you sit on top of each other.
  • Rafael B.
    Rafael BarahonaAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Must try the red dragon roll and the big boss roll
  • Stephanie L.
    Awesome sushi! If you have a chance, sit at the bar and watch Jackie make his delicious creations!
  • Stephanie Y.
    Stephanie YuMay 13, 2015
    I really wanted to like this place because of the all great reviews. Maybe the sushi we ordered just weren't good choices.
  • Hilary K.
    This is the best place in a Charlotte to get fresh and delicious nigiri!
  • David M.
    David MorenoMay 20, 2012
    Food is amazing, but the wait time for good is somewhat long. But sushi is amazing!!
  • Stevie D.
    Stevie De RossiApril 21
    Been here 5+ times
    Getting enough sushi so you get the ship of sushi !
  • lynn n.
    lynn nguyenMarch 5, 2015
    Small place, but crazy busy. Comfortable atmosphere and pretty good food.
  • M T.
    M TSeptember 3, 2015
    The super crunch roll was fantastic! Service was wonderful.
  • Robert A.
    Robert ANovember 13, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Big boss roll is my favorite! I also love the Rainbow roll!
  • Bunny H.
    Bunny HamerMay 3, 2013
    Wonderful sushi and packed - which I think makes a locals place even better
  • Christa S.
    Christa SinclairJuly 28, 2016
    Great food, busy atmosphere, and professional staff
  • J S.
    J SambetsDecember 22, 2016
    Waiting outside in the cold and damp with the smokers only to be shown to a cramped table near the door Cold food served in plastic bento style box that was more akin to a school lunch tray.
  • Katie W.
    Katie WoodruffApril 26, 2016
    Their food is great but the place is way to small and cramped.
  • Vickie H.
    Vickie HOctober 6, 2015
    Bento boxes with Buffalo shrimp and noodles
  • Alex P.
    Alex PetersOctober 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best sushi in the city. Awesome tamago.
  • JerryLynn
    JerryLynnMarch 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Christmas roll!
  • Matt M.
    Matt MesangDecember 26, 2011
    Get anything here. You won't be disappointed.
  • Danielle Q.
    Danielle QuinnMay 5, 2012
    Try the Master Roll, it is awesome
  • Jennifer P.
    Jennifer PritchettAugust 6, 2015
    If you're in the mood for sushi, it's fine. But nothing to write home about.
  • Helen D.
    Helen DavisMarch 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Ichiban roll is fantastic! Very spicy. :)
  • Ana H.
    Ana HROctober 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Arrive before six to avoid people going and coming from the movie theater.
  • Arron L
    Arron LMay 26, 2011
    Salmon tempura roll is to die for!
  • Nathaniel R.
    Nathaniel ReddJuly 26, 2016
    The sushi is good but not the best in town lol. I went to Baku in South Park. Amazing. Cowfish as well. Everytime I get sushi here it falls apart. They use Mayo way to much for a sushi restaurant.
  • Andi E.
    Andi EApril 23, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    I love this place!!!!
  • Keith F.
    Keith FennellyMay 15, 2012
    Sapporo Gold is awesome!! :0)
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel ClarkOctober 18, 2010
    Best sushi in Charlotte. Jackie is the best!
  • Angelina G.
    Angelina GlassDecember 9, 2011
    Love the vegetable tempura roll!
  • Elizabeth H.
    Elizabeth HillApril 4, 2012
    Big Boss Roll.... New favorite!!!
  • Paul M.
    Paul MichniakMarch 4, 2013
    Our new favorite!
  • Shelley C.
    Shelley CantrellAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Sushi's amazing!
  • Brooke A.
    Brooke A. 💜November 22, 2013
    Frozen sushi... twice now. Going to have to find a new lunch spot :(
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle ByramMarch 25, 2011
    Lobster King Roll will blow you away
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