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As arguably the most beloved sushi restaurant in Charlotte, New Zealand Cafe is one of the best hidden gems in the city. We recommend their famous sushi boat. It serves two and includes soup and salad, the chef's selection of sushi and sashimi, and two other sushi rolls.

Cuisine Type: Asian

Ambience: Casual Dining

Price: $$

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Ross Goddard

6 months ago

My favorite sushi place for a very reasonable price for the quality. They have an excellent selection of sushi/sushi rolls both fried and fresh. The inside is intimate but very small. If you don't like being close to other tables this isn't your spot. The good news is their take out service is excellent. Best takeout sushi I've had anywhere. They really go the extra mile to make it look nice (see pics) as well as study and safe to transport home. The service in the restaurant though is very friendly and good. Love this place.



5 months ago

I was eating outside from another restaurant with my family when one of New Zealand Cafe employees came outside and started to chat with us. Long story short I went in and ordered some bang bang shrimp which was pretty good. I like the vibe inside of the restaurant it seem pretty chill. I havent eaten enough from here to give a full review but so far Ive like it.



2 months ago

Pleasant experience. Quality of sushi was reasonable. Kind of expensive for what Im used to in California but overall nice place. Its not a big spot but NZ is one of the best options in the city within a 20 mile radius. We got the sushi boat and its great for 2 adults. We spent about $40 a person


Joven Aquino

12 months ago

This is a great place to get sushi in Charlotte! It is a small restaurant with not many seats, but the atmosphere was very nice and cozy. I got the sushi and sashimi combo and it was great! The fish was very fresh and tasty. Their menu is very big so there is something for everyone. Would recommend!


Johann Carson

7 months ago

My wife and I treat ourselves to a large sushi dinner here once a month, sometime twice, sometimes three times if one of us has a really really bad day. Honestly this sushi is amazing for the price, one of the best. We ate in here before covid, it was a small place, I'm a large person and I felt in the way wherever I sat. The play we found works best is to order and pick it up, we have the good soy sauce at home anyways. Our large order, listed below takes them usally 45-55 minutes to complete on the busiest day, get a seperate box for each person's order to mitigate spousal theft. The best sushi in Charlotte, or atleast for this price point. Just a really great staff and kitchen. Always very clean. Last month's order: Husband: Vegtable spring roll Salt and pepper calamari smoked salmon roll yellowtail roll horseradish role bigger role seperate box, this is key unless you really know your fish Wife: seaweed salad 2 tuna nigiri tuna roll red dragon roll volcano roll 2 miso soup bamboo role bigger role

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