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Nakashima's Japan

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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4100 W Pine St, Appleton, WI 54914-8206
+1 920-739-6057
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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431 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I was a little apprehensive as we approached the restaurant location since it faces a busy and loud expressway and, once inside, it is really dark. But we sat at the Sushi bar and my eyes did adjust to the lighting pretty quickly. The menu looked pretty extensive with all of the nigiri and maki that you'd expect. I ordered... More 

Thank GoneOffTheGrid
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Regardless of the chef's experience, this is always a fun experience. We have had very skilled chefs nail impressive displays (flipping shrimp into our glasses and his hat accurately, making long-running onion volcanoes, etc.), and we've had cooks who were clearly training but had a good sense of humor about it. It's always been fun either way. The food is... More 

Thank George E
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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

This is the place I frequent. Every time I get down to Appleton, Wisconsin. At my last visit I had taken dinner here twice. They were spot on. As I enjoy sashimi, the freshness, the cut, and the presentation were all above average. I highly recommend this place if you are a fan of sashimi

Thank DrPVB
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Always fun, friendly and delish but I never expect quick service and generally we don't care as long as the overall experience is good. I wouldn't recommend too big of a group here as its just too hard to socialize in this very crowded bar and too far away to talk to everyone at any hibachi style restaurant not just... More 

Thank NCS1968
Malone, Wisconsin, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Have been here 2 times now. Great experience both times, though would have to say the first chef we had was more skilled. Sushi was great, and we had a good time. Will defiantly go there again!

Thank Jeannette S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Needed a quick meal as take-out. Ordered with friends...can't say how much my share was as I didn't pay. I am also unfamiliar with Japanese food, so I looked at the menu on-line and thought I would try something "safe". I ordered the tempura. Well...if you want a plateful of breading that's rolled in grease, here's the plate to try!... More 

Thank elmettehead
Bentonville, Arkansas
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135 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Another great food experience at Nakashima. Our server Celya was prompt, attentive to our needs and a lot of fun! For years we have been coming to Nakashima's on Pine street and Downtown Appleton and have never been disappointed. Though they have the best Hibachi service in our area, my wife and I prefer to enjoy our sushi quietly in... More 

1 Thank Legend3461
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Had a business meeting here and great sushi! I passed ohn the rest because the sushi is the best I have ever had.

Thank Robert A
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

Went here to celebrate a birthday. This place is packed on weekend nights and they do not take reservations. After they were open a half hour, there was already an hour plus wait. We have been to a handful of Hibachi restaurants and this one was good. The soup was same, salad was just okay, fried rice not worth it,... More 

Thank SPTrophyWife
Neenah, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

Took a date there for a dinner. What a mistake. The décor is dark and dreary and the walls and ceiling are dirty from all the grease and cooking oils. Ordered the dinner for two and sushi. Tuna roll was made with some kind of ground up poor quality tuna and the dish had little to no flavor. It was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4100 W Pine St, Appleton, WI 54914-8206
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Appleton
  • Phone Number: +1 920-739-6057

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?