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Since February 2014 Nishi is under the ownership of Chris Maskery, a successful UK restauranteur and Steve Prebble a UK entrepreneur who lives in Barbados. Nishi incorporates a funky outdoor dining area and bar where you can dine under the stars, air-conditioned dining watching our famous sushi chefs and a private dining area. We are family friendly offering everything from great sushi to homemade British pies and an early evening takeaway service. We pride ourselves on our warm personal welcome and a solid first class consistency in our sushi and hot food
US$45 - US$60
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
British, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful restaurant. We decided to try the newly re opened restaurant and were thrilled with what we got. Staff are excellent and the food superb. A very eclectic menu where I had the Dim Sum to start and the beef pie as my...main. See very eclectic. The food was magnificent and I look forward to a return very soonMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hospitable hosts, delicious dishes, beautiful presentation. I recommend to everyone! Try their volcano sushi option.

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Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nishi is a lovely restaurant. It is located directly opposite the upmarket shopping mall on the main road through Holetown. The restaurant is very large with an outdoor terrace area by the entrance ( in 2nd Street) & indoor areas both on the ground floor...& on the 1st floor. We were seated in the glass enclosed balcony on the 1st overlooking the mall. This is definitely a fusion restaurant offering a range of sushi dishes including a fixed priced menu with only sushi dishes, thai curries and Caribbean favourites. We settled on the a la carte menu after our pre dinner rum punches & pina coladas. The drinks though were on the small side - our only disappointment. For our starters my wife chose the tempura shrimp — 3 large thin shrimp in a very light tempira batter with a dipping sauce whilst I had the fried calamari. The calamari had been coated in a spicy light batter & both dishes were delicious. For our main courses my wife chose another starter — the mushroom crepes which were served with a cheesy sauce, very light and she thought the dish was excellent. I chose the Thai green curry which was served in a bowl , a poppadum on the side and a separate bowl of steamed rice. The dish was superb with just the right amount of spice, loads of chicken pieces in a lovely curry sauce. We decided to share a dessert — all of which seemed to have been put on the menu to remind guests of a cold winters day in England than a warm evening in Barbados. We chose to share the bread & butter pudding - a marginal decision over the sticky toffee pudding. The dessert was fantastic a square of bread & butter pudding with a separate bowl of ice cream. I never thought it was possible to make such a light pudding but Nishi somehow managed it. A lovely end to a great meal. The service was excellent throughout, very friendly, efficient and attentive. All the dishes were served in a timely manner & you never felt rushed at any time. An excellent eveningMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 5, 2021 via mobile

What beautiful food, particularly the Thai curry and the dim sum. We loved it. Great service and lovely atmosphere. We will return. Thank you

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed January 26, 2021

Visited Jan 2021. We have been back here many times over the years but with the pandemic we really thought Nishi has stepped its game up! They have a paired down menu now with the curfew, which means they have picked out their best dishes....Stunning Sushi as always, with the friendliest staff. Really great to be met by the manager (Rob) and the cocktails are also amazing there. Our favourite place to eat in the whole world.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed January 14, 2021 via mobile

A Favourite of ours! Regularly visit Nishi when on the island, managed to get in here for NYE 2020 and some January 2021 dates. Great food, stunning cocktails, well managed and run establishment, not over prices, a real good vibe restaurants with great sushi and...other island dishesMore

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed January 11, 2021

We as a family of four (Children 10, 8) ate here for dinner during a very trying time for the hospitality business. A 9pm curfew was in affect which meant our original booking for 8pm had to be moved. Rob (the co-owner) was amazing at...juggling the bookings as well as trying to keep everyone safe by not doing the easy thing and overbooking his restaurant to accommodate all the willing patrons earlier in the day by bypassing social distancing protocols. Table was rearranged for 6pm with no fuss. Again due to curfew the menu was a restricted selections of favorites however there was more than enough choice. We had a mixture of starters and their sushi selections. All dishes were to an excellent standard served by attentive staff. Though a little pricey (but most in Barbados are) this restaurant comes highly recommended and doesn't disappoint. The personal touch provided by Rob takes the experience from good to great!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Discover41664786160, Owner at Nishi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2021

Thank you so much for this very kind review. As you've acknowledged, it's extremely challenging at the moment running a hospitality business in these times. Trying to get the balance right between safety of our staff and customers as well as trying to keep a...More

Reviewed January 9, 2021 via mobile

Nishi food was amazing! As good as it has always been and we will be back before we leave! Try the volcano crab sushi...Also the mango cheesecake was incredible according to my husband!

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed January 4, 2021

Since the curfew began from New Years Day, we’ve been eating at home, but we’d been recommended to Nishi and as it was still opening for dinner, we decided we’d give it a try. We absolutely loved everything about this restaurant, from the ambience/vibe to...the very helpful, polite staff, excellent bartender (who makes the best Pina Coladas ever btw) and the chef. In spite of restrictions, the logistics of serving all customers and, getting staff off site so that they can get home by 9pm, service this evening was immaculate and ran like clockwork. Thanks to all at Nishi for working so hard in these difficult times, so that we can enjoy dinner out - much appreciated - we’ll be back on Friday (Pie at the ready) 👍🏼💕More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed January 1, 2021

we had our New Year dinner at Nishi, we arrived at 8:30, which is when we were told was the earliest we could have a booking. We did not get our appetisers until 10:00!!! Now there was a curfew at 12, so we had to...be out by 11:00, so we didn't have time to eat our desserts, we didn't get to see the fireworks, we were rushed out before we really got to finish our meal. The service was TERRIBLE, absolutely terrible, really terrible. The food we did manage to eat was good, we don't know about the desserts, as they were just boxed up for us, so our hot sticky toffee pudding was not. Really they owe us new desserts.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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November 19, 2019|
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Response from Stephanie T | Reviewed this property |
Top seating means upstairs (which I would recommend it is fully air conditioned. Low is downstairs and a little warmer ....but I guess it depends if you want air conditioning 😍
November 30, 2018|
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Response from davidhorsman4747 | Reviewed this property |
I think the point is that it is priced along with most places along the west coast, if there's any consolation it is dearer for us in the UK
August 22, 2017|
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Response from Kathleen M | Reviewed this property |
Upstairs is busiest and caters for all, including families. It's air conditioned & you can watch the sushi chefs prepare the dishes. Downstairs room is a bit more cosy and isn't always used if there's still room upstairs... More
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Nishi Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5