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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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3 weeks ago

I have been to this place at least a dozen times now. If you are looking for a meal that won't disappoint and not hurt the wallet this is your spot. I'd rate their sushi a 7/10 on taste alone, but their prices are very reasonable when compared to most other locations in the Charlotte area. It is a small place and they don't take reservations, so you may have to wait a few minutes to get a table, but I highly recommend if you are in the area.


Linda Vue

a year ago

We had a 15-20 minute wait for 2 around 8pm on a weeknight - the sake and sushi prices are worth the minor wait. The fish always tastes fresh and theres a good variety of rolls to choose from. The restaurants dining area is smaller than most - but I think that adds to the cozy atmosphere.


Ryleigh Howell

a week ago

One of my preferred spots for delicious sushi. everyone at our table was glad to be there. fast, efficient, and courteous service. this place has a good feel to it.


Paula Stokes

a year ago

Every single food item was fantastic, servers came over and talked with us. Great personalities and this was my 1st meal in North Carolina! Just got off the plane and was happy they were still open late. The sushi chef came out and sat with some customers and had shots!! Love it. Plus it was super clean!


Milton Irizarry Jr

a year ago

Really good food, really good prices! The hibachi bento box was really good. The New Zealand chicken was amazing! Skip the fried spring rolls, they tasted like they were frozen and the dipping sauce was very low quality. Besides that the sushi was very good and very fresh! Be prepared to wait for a table though. No reservations.