One of the most captivating aspects of Japanese food is its deep connection with the changing seasons. Japan's culinary tradition takes full advantage of seasonal ingredients to create dishes that not only tantalize the taste buds but also celebrate the beauty and diversity of nature. At...more
Sushi is a traditional Japanese food that is a popular dish for lunch and dinner worldwide. Sushi is a type of Japanese cuisine dish that can be served in a variety of different styles, from the popular California roll to the more traditional nigiri. But if you’re looking to brush up on your...more
If you’re a fan of seafood or Japanese food, you are probably familiar with sushi and restaurants that almost exclusively serve this delicious type of food. However, there are many different types of sushi to choose from! If you’ve visited Nikko Japanese Restaurant, you’ve likely seen sushi...more
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...more
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...more
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,...more
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...more
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...more
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!...more
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...more
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.
Sake (pronounced sa-kay)...more
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...more
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...more