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Nikai Sushi

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81801 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3631
+1 305-664-4651
18:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a foodie with a seafood allergy I'm so happy to have found this little gem. After hearing I could get sushi that wasn't made with seafood here I told my boyfriend we had to go and am so glad we did. Everyone was super friendly and hospitable. Angela, the bartender, was great the drinks were on point and she... More 

Thank Margaret A
Oradell, New Jersey
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I'm not a big sushi fan but I wanted to try something new & boy was i impressed! The sushi was unbelievably delicious, fresh & presented in a most impressive way! My mouth is watering thinking about the spicy tuna sashimi, luxe roll with steak & the cucumber salad which I could've literally licked the bowl clean! The restaurant used... More 

Thank hiltonheadhoney
Oslo, Norway
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20 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We ordered both sushi, nigiri and sashimi. The sashimi smelled so bad that we didnt dare to eat it. The fish bites were much too thick and swam in oil. Maki rolls were mainly rice with cucumber and a small piece of fish. The fish on top of the sushi was too thick and the rice fell apart. The waiter... More 

Thank TJLefors
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Service was slow, but the view and atmosphere of the patio was wonderful and we were not in a hurry. Food was outstanding, not a single thing on the menu that didn't look delicious!

Thank A K
Carmichael, CA
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Nice quiet restaurant patio with great sunset views from our table! great selection of sashimi and rolls

Thank lismithers
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Every year we come down to the Keys, we make it a point to have our Anniversary dinner at Nikai. Chef Emilio & Danny are always on point & have always exceeded our expectations! Fish is super fresh! Flavors are awesome! The attention to detail is out of this park! 10 out of 5 stars!

Thank Ryan V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The sushi was amazing and Emilio was great. We sat right at the bar and had a blast. I didn't know that saki had so many types and flavors. Like wine he paired the saki to the sashimi. It was an all around great evening. Can't wait to do it again.

Thank bdubu2000
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We were able to dine on the outside patio of Nikai Sushi on a pleasant August evening. With a great view of the ocean and a gentle breeze, we had a wonderful evening. The Miso soup was excellent as was the assortment of sushi and sashimi that we enjoyed. The restaurant has a full bar service including Japanese beers and... More 

Thank OldEagle48
Jackson, NJ
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We ate there because it was convenient. Sushi was ok - service was mediocre. Reservation made, but our table was not ready when we arrived. Not worth the price.

Thank JERomano
Lantana, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We stayed at Cheeca Lodge for an anniversary weekend and this was where we ate dinner our first night. The sushi was delicious and fresh and the wait staff were friendly, and extremely knowledgable. We would definitely eat there again upon our next visit.

Thank Alana K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81801 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3631
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Islamorada
  • Phone Number: +1 305-664-4651

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?