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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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TH Robinson

a year ago

This place is one of the BEST kept secret in Charlotte. Located in a strip mall area, this tiny restaurant serves up big sushi flavors. I have never been disappointed in the delicious sushi. Although I have not ventured away from my "go-to-meal", I may venture out and try the lo mien next time. The ONLY reason I didn't give this a 5 star rating was because of the service today. The waitress was a little rude and got my order incorrect. Once I received the food, it was delicious. I will return.


Jason Swann

5 months ago

Asian food, including sushi, served here, and it's all good! I like that many dishes come with extra sides, such as salad, chicken skewers or shrimp, and something like a friend dumpling (I don't eat it, but my dining partners love it, and I give mine to them). The staff is friendly, human (meaning they're not always perfect, just like everyone else), and helpful! Not enough places like New Zealand Cafe around!


Ross Goddard

2 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.


Scott Grody

4 months ago

You cant go wrong here! Their sushi list is extensive and so so tasty! We came at a busy time but the service was still attentive. After hearing so many great things about this place, I understand the hype! Well be back, and well be getting the sushi boat next time!


Rodney B.

4 months ago

Great sushi for take out. Place seems to stay busy, so eating 8n has never been an option. They are busy for good reason though. Very tasty!

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