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Nami Japanese Restaurant

20 Hood Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-838 9397
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“miso soup” (5 reviews)
“sushi” (7 reviews)
“donburi” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Sushi
$$ - $$$
20 Hood Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 49 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, the waiter and Bar man were very polite and helpful. I ordered crispy pork curry which wasn't great. Curry had veges which were clearly from a frozen vege packet. Pork was grissley.

Thank rebecca_e_1989
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely recommend this restaurant. We had the big lunch NZD$20 each, choice of three dishes plus comes with miso soup, rice and salad. First of all the service was friendly, quick, genuine and warm. Food was oh so yummy, well presented, full of flavour, satisfying...More

Thank v_milham
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We are never disappointed. The people are always friendly and the food is always excellent. We walk away happy every time.

Thank Sydscape
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

My fav is the teriyaki salmon set lunch but the sweet beef and the spicy chicken is really tasty too. They are also the only Japanese place that I know of that sell the Shiroku Yuzu cider. You can buy it from Japanmart Tokyo Liquor...More

Thank Traveller-Safari
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Went to Nami with my hubby for lunch, great service as usual really friendly and quick. Had their $15 lunch deal which consisted of miso soup, rice, salad and 2 other choices, I had chicken, sashimi. Really nice, great value for money definitely a great...More

Thank Annette B
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I have been here a lot for lunch and a few times for dinner. This is the best sushi I have had outside of Japan and Vancouver (which has excellent sushi if your there). The lunch deal for $10 or $15 is the best value...More

Thank Carl B
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our food however they were a bit pricier compare to what we would pay in Auckland (compared to a similar type establishment). Small portions so you need to order quite a few which makes it expensive. Sushi was well made and Agedashi tofu...More

Thank OdyPudding
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

This is our second or third visit here. Every time has been wonderful. On this visit we had our usual Sashimi Platter which as the previous times was beautiful. Had the Spider Roll which we have talked about almost nightly since, it was so good....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful you will not be dissapointed. If you are in Hamilton you have to try here. Never had such amazing food

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We felt like a Japanese meal and decided on Nami which we have gone to before. The restaurant was only starting to fill when we got there at 6.30 on a Wed. We decided on to share a mixture of dishes between two and with...More

Thank Bill K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 09:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 09:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 09:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 09:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 09:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 09:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Hood Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-838 9397
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