If you're a fan of Japanese cuisine, then you've probably had your fair share of sushi. And while there are many different types of sushi, two of the most popular are maki and nigiri. But what's the difference between these two popular sushi types?


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When it comes to Japanese sushi, there are two types of seafood lovers: those who love sushi rolls and those who prefer sashimi. While both are delicious, they are quite different. Nikko Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar offers world-class Japanese...

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Sushi is a staple at our Japanese restaurant here in Charlotte. However, sometimes you may not feel like sushi, or you may not like sushi, and that's okay! Here at Nikko Japanese Restaurant, we pride ourselves on offering something for everyone. Learn...


Nikko Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar offers the best authentic Japanese-style food in Charlotte! We want your experience with us to be unforgettable, which is why we offer quality service and a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We have been in...

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Have you been looking for the best sushi in Charlotte, NC? Nikko Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar is the place to go! Our Japanese restaurant provides an authentic and warm dining experience for all of our guests. Nikko Sushi has been...

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Going out to eat at a restaurant should be more than just a tasty meal…it should be an experience! Nikko Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar, offers delectable, authentic Japanese cuisine with an amazing atmosphere for any customer. Creating an...

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Sushi is a popular Japanese food. At Nikko Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar, we understand that beginning your culinary Japanese sushi journey may be intimidating, but we are here to help! We are an authentic Japanese restaurant excited to share...

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Sushi is one of the most popular Japanese dishes in the world. It has a long and interesting history, and it has evolved quite a bit over the years. In today's blog post, we at Nikko Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar will be discussing a couple of ways of how modern sushi has evolved over the...

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Sushi may very well be the most well-known dish among all the Japanese cuisines. It’s a delicious combination of seasoned rice, raw fish, and toppings. Fortunately, this iconic dish is not something you have to go to Japan to get. Delicious sushi can be found all over the world. In fact, if you...


Japan is truly a unique country. The seamless blend of modern and ancient gives it a timeless feel that can be hard to put into words. However, in today’s blog, we at Nikko Japanese Restaurant are going to try. As owners of one of the best Japanese restaurants in Charlotte, Japanese culture,...


We know a thing or two about sushi—okay, this is a bit of an understatement. Let’s try again: we love sushi, and we have devoted an incalculable amount of time to perfecting the art of making it. This devotion, however, has not been for naught. Over the years, we have built a loyal base of...


Though we specialize in sushi, here at Nikko Japanese Restaurant we love all Japanese food, and in today’s blog, we are going to talk about some of our favorite dishes. If you are in the Charlotte area and in the mood for some seriously good sushi, pay us a...


We get it—there are some nights when you don’t feel like going out. All you want to do is stay in and bask in the comfort of your own home. But what do you do when this need to be a hermit coincides with a fierce craving for sushi?

If your answer is to make your own sushi, you’re in luck!...


Sushi is a dish enjoyed by people all over the world. It’s a Japanese staple that has been around for over 700 years (however, the version of sushi we know and love has only been around for 200 years). Though there are a seemingly endless number of variations, most sushi is often considered to...


Going to a dependably delicious Japanese restaurant and ordering a variety of sushi rolls is about as good as it gets. How could it possibly get any better? Well, for those who like to have a well-crafted alcoholic drink with their meal, the answer is simple: sake.

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The term fine dining can bring to mind all sorts of ideas and images. It could refer to the atmosphere of the restaurant, the food that’s served, the overall experience, or perhaps something totally different and unique to your expectations. In short, it can mean something different for each...


At first glance, sushi seems rather simple—rice, raw fish, a topping, and…that’s it, right? Not exactly. When you take a closer look at sushi, you’ll find that great sushi is a true work of art. The world’s best sushi makers know this and are passionately committed to perfecting their craft. And...


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