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Nikai Sushi Bar & Restaurant

81801 Overseas Hwy, Cheeca Lodge & Spa, Islamorada, FL 33036-3631
+1 305-664-4651
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (86 reviews)
“edamame” (6 reviews)
“omakase” (3 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
81801 Overseas Hwy, Cheeca Lodge & Spa, Islamorada, FL 33036-3631
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1 - 10 of 157 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We sat at the sushi bar and talked with Emilio while he created our amazing meal. We got 5 different rolls that were all so good. The quality is great here. The food, service and staff was wonderful.

Thank summer1971376
Lisa T, Guest Relations Manager at Nikai Sushi Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear summer1971376, We’re thrilled you had excellent sushi and enjoyed your dining experience with us at Nikai Sushi. We’re glad Chef Emilio took good care of you and sure hope you come back soon for another visit. Thanks for writing.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here this week. It was amazing. Jamie was our server....she is great. Junior came up with inventive dishes for our Omakase.... Loved it!!!!

Thank Nova3x
Lisa T, Guest Relations Manager at Nikai Sushi Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Nova3x, We’re so pleased you had a great Omakase dinner with us at Nikai here at Cheeca Lodge & Spa. Thanks for the great review and shout out to Jamie. We hope you will come back soon!

Reviewed October 1, 2017

My family and I visited Islamorda in August 2017, and Nikai happened to be situated within our hotel, the Cheeca Lodge. Chef Molina created amazing, inventive traditional and fusion plates for the omakase (chef's choice) sushi dinners my mother and I ordered. We both have...More

Thank QuinnDM
Lisa T, Guest Relations Manager at Nikai Sushi Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed your dining experience at Nikai and that Chef Molina took such good care of you. Thanks for taking the time to provide us with your review. We hope you will come back soon!

Reviewed September 3, 2017

Nikki has the freshest and most unique sushi i have ever had. They use the best quality fish and you can truly taste the difference. They also have an outdoor patio that overlooks the water and provides a beautiful view.

Thank CLM1661
Lisa T, Guest Relations Manager at Nikai Sushi Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2017

We're so pleased you found Sushi Heaven at Nikai! Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We hope you will come back soon!

Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

Dinner was great and services was excellent. They have an outside balcony with tables that over look the water.

Thank godyergirl
Lisa T, Guest Relations Manager at Nikai Sushi Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2017

Dear godyergirl, Thank you for dining at Nikai. We appreciate the great review and hope you will come back soon!

Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful sushi, wonderful staff! They gladly did custom rolls for us and everything we had was perfect, fresh and, for the place, not so hugely overpriced like many places. Our next visit... we're doing the sushi chef's tasting menu! We can't say enough positive things...More

Thank Melissa P
Lisa T, Guest Relations Manager at Nikai Sushi Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2017

We're thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience at Nikai, and we really appreciate the great review and shout out to our team member Danny and sushi chefs. We can't wait to welcome you back to experience the chef's tasting menu! Thanks for writing.

Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

but, the support staff, especially the hostess, is often unprofessional, nowhere to be found and not ready to assist seating. The chefs are impeccable; servers, also. Ideal to catch them when they're ready to seat customers.

Thank WelllllEnuff
Lisa T, Guest Relations Manager at Nikai Sushi Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2017

Thank you for taking time to provide us with feedback of your recent dining experience at Nikai. We will address the service issues you noted with our team and appreciate your review. We hope you will join us again soon.

Reviewed April 1, 2017

One of 3 main restaurants at Cheeca Lodge. While the menu is not large, all dishes I tried were delicious, with excellent presentation. Restaurant has a great view.

Thank Jelena K
Lisa T, Guest Relations Manager at Nikai Sushi Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2017

We're so pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience with us at Nikai, and we appreciate the great review. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I booked a table here tonight for dinner. I am seriously shocked at the level of service provided at a resort of this caliber. The food was good, but the service was all we could remember. We had to ask 5 times...More

3  Thank tripsoon
Reviewed March 3, 2017

We were staying at Cheeca Lodge and made an Open Table reservation for dinner at Nikai Sushi. We were seated outdoors on a deck overlooking the beach area. Very nice as there was a light breeze, temps in the upper 70s. To start we had...More

1  Thank SweetWillie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81801 Overseas Hwy, Cheeca Lodge & Spa, Islamorada, FL 33036-3631
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Islamorada
  • Phone Number: +1 305-664-4651
Description
A taste of the far east comes to the shores of Islamorada at Nikai, located at Cheeca Lodge & Spa. In addition to tantalizing nigiri, sashimi, and specialty rolls, the new Nikai delivers expertly crafted Japanese cuisine through fresh ingredients, locally and internationally sourced fish, spices and vegetables to create a dining experience the melds the art of sushi and Japanese cooking with the flavors of the Florida Keys. Menu highlights include Wahoo, Tataki, Tuna Poke Bowls, Scallop Shooters, creative Ramen dishes and tableside Robata Grill. A creative, Asian-inspired bar program featuring Saki, beers and craft cocktails further elevates this vegetable and seafood-fusion dining experience to new heights.
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