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Nakato Japanese Steak House

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9912 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-4015
+1 843-449-3344
11:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
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Mon - Fri 04:00 - 10:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my ALL time favorite restaurant to eat Japanese food at!!! Every time I come to myrtle beach it's a must my family and I stop for a meal!!! You're seated in a timely manner and the food is delicious.. if u love Japanese food this is the place for you

Thank Latanya W
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Terrific food, great service, and entertaining chef. Filets, shrimp, and scallops were cooked to perfection. Loved the noodles - much tastier than rice. Only possible complaint is that almost entire meal (soup, salad, noodles, and entree) are served 1 item at a time. Would hope noodles be served 'with' entree but holding noodles until entree is served is not all... More 

1 Thank bgolfing50
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Just a quick bite after a conference. I didn't want to join a hibachi table so I asked to be seated at at the sushi bar. The chef, manager, and hostess were very welcoming. There's a bamboo wall he slid behind when he heard I wanted sushi. Very cool, nice decor, chic vibe. I got in before happy hour (6)... More 

Thank NlKl_6
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I stumbled across this restaurant by accident. I was planning on eating at another local Japanese restaurant for my birthday. However they were packed, I drove about 4 minutes down the road and ran into this place. Beautiful, peaceful atmosphere, bar area was nice. The eating area was a little close together for my taste, but it definitely wasn't uncomfortable.... More 

2 Thank NicoleG0220
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We come here often. Me and my boyfriend have lived here all our lives and come here for every birthday event and at least once a month. I made a reservation for his birthday for 10 to 15 for 730 it is now 8:36 and we're still waiting. No one has communicated with us or updated us on seating so... More 

1 Thank Jessey V
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I live in the area. I have been to this restaurant probably more than 100 times over 28 years so I think my opinion might matter. The food is excellent probably 85-90% of the time, with the exception of an appetizer I got this time, the batter fried crab, not good at all, more batter than anything, but I never... More 

Thank Kay S
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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110 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Went for lunch this past Sunday. The food was very good, however, a bit pricey. Our waiter was really too busy to care for us properly, I think he was the only one there. My suggestions: have ginger sauce for dipping (not just the yum yum sauce), also serve ginger ice cream for dessert. For over $20 per person, you'd... More 

Thank pianoteachr
Clinton, Maryland
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Incredibly filling, reasonably priced and a fun atmosphere. I love the chicken and filet combo...best filet I've had in a space like this. Will definitely be returning.

Thank Spkr4life
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

My wife and I stopped here for an early dinner. The food was delicious and the hibachi chef was excellent and very personable. The waitress for the table was horrible. Requests for water were ignored. Beer specials were sold out but I was informed they would substitute another for the same price but I was charged full price. Check had... More 

Thank Frank G
Charleston, South Carolina
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153 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This is a great Japanese restaurant. The food is excellent and plentiful. The chef was particularly good. I had to ask for a beverage refill, but the waiter was happy to provide it. The only small complaint I have was that the cooking fumes inside seemed to be much thicker than I've seen in similar restaurants. I would still return,... More 

1 Thank Jeff P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9912 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-4015
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Myrtle Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 843-449-3344
Nakato is a 3rd generation family owned restaurant. Established in 1978 Nakato has been providing Japanese Hibachi and Sushi to the Grand Strand Area.

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