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New Zealand Cafe

1717 Sardis Rd N, Ste 6A, Charlotte, NC 28270-2526
+1 704-708-9888
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (94 reviews)
“bento box” (10 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
1717 Sardis Rd N, Ste 6A, Charlotte, NC 28270-2526
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

New Zealand has the best sushi in Charlotte. It's unassuming as it's a tiny restaurant in a strip mall center. The sashimi tastes amazing and the staff is friendly. It's very small so expect a wait most days. I lived in Japan for two years,...More

Thank Britton C
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Agree with the positive reviews. If you can avoid the busy times it is more relaxing. Went one day to lunch at noon and had quite a wait. Two days later went at 11:45 and what a difference.

Thank troyoh
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

New Zealand Cafe is great. Sushi is always fresh and presented in a beautiful way. The Bento box is a family favorite. The restaurant is small so definitely don't go during busy times or you will have a long wait.

Thank CG208CM1
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Been coming here for 10+ years. Easily best sushi in CLT and one of my favorite restaurants overall. Highly suggested.

2  Thank bmoyer83
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Small, busy and loud place, but well worth the wait and noise. Featured rolls are the best I've found in Charlotte. Single sushi pieces, while very fresh and good, are a bit smaller than I like. No complaints here though - at under $2/piece you...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

This is the best quality sushi in the city of Charlotte regardless of price. It is also one of the least expensive. It's tucked away in an odd strip mall and doesn't impress at first sight. The inside is clean and nicely appointed and the...More

1  Thank Dustinclemens
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The sushi here was amazing. It was fresh and the options and price were great. I would recommend the boat for two. The place is a small shop in a strip mall so seating can be tight. If going during a busy time expect to...More

Thank BEEinCarolina
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Atmosphere: Tight but quaint quarters reminiscent of major city 10-table restaurants Service: Courteous but slow likely because kitchen seems over-whelmed Food: Fresh, creative and reasonably priced. Bento boxes are good and specialty rolls are creative.

Thank Klokas
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

You know you've found a winner of a restaurant when most of the patrons seem like regulars- they greet the head sushi chef with sincere warmth and appreciation by name. I now know why. The sushi rolls are very well prepared and the nigiri is...More

1  Thank samjan06
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

A lot of food for the money. And it's very tasty. If you are a sushi lover this hole in the wall is the place to come. A family favorite!

Thank Beth S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1717 Sardis Rd N, Ste 6A, Charlotte, NC 28270-2526
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > East Forest
  • Neighbourhood: East Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 704-708-9888
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