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NiFen Bistro

214 S Lafayette St Ste A, Shelby, NC 28150-4366
+1 704-481-8882
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“filet” (11 reviews)
“pot stickers” (5 reviews)
“sea bass” (4 reviews)
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
214 S Lafayette St Ste A, Shelby, NC 28150-4366
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very upscale, delicious restaurant in downtown Shelby. The food is out of this world! It has a nice atmosphere and everyone around here loves it!

Thank KatRose86
Reviewed 30 April 2018

The food was great. I had scallops over spinach risotto. Cooked to perfection. My husband had sea bass. It was like butter. Our waitress was very attentive as well.

Thank Pati1972
Reviewed 24 April 2018

My husband and I along with 2 other couples came here for dinner. We have been here a few times as it is a good meeting spot for us traveling from Hendersonville and our friends coming from Charlotte. We have always enjoyed our evenings, the...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 1 March 2018

We wandered around downtown Shelby on a Saturday evening and happily discovered this unique eatery. The food was superb, and we loved the great classical guitar music by Eddie Cooke. We shared the chef selection (mahi-mahi), an appetizer (cha-cha shrimp), and the bananas Ni Fen....More

Thank eloquacity1
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

I was excited to hear that NiFen was opening back up for weekends but after eating there recently I see that some things haven’t changed. The dining room is warm and inviting and our server was excellent, but that is where it ended. My wife...More

Thank Toothsome-in-NC
Reviewed 1 November 2017

The meal we had here would stack up against those in the best restaurants in any city. Being from Charleston, SC, I confess to being a bit of a food snob, especially a seafood snob. But we both took a bet on the diver scallops...More

Thank CDB1977
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Love the historic building & decor! Service is always great and the food is delicious! I always get the fried oyster salad & my husband gets the steak. Both excellent! The bartender makes a great cosmo! Really enjoyed the live music!

Thank Debbie3972
Reviewed 29 May 2017

My husband and I occasionally meet up with friends that live in Charlotte, for dinner at Ni-Fen Bistro, since it is about an hour's drive for each and we really enjoy Ni-Fen Bistro. On this occasion we didn't know it when we made the reservation,...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 24 May 2017

As the only fine dining place in Shelby, bring your cash or credit card. The food is something you can not find anywhere else in town & they know it. While nice for a special occasion, I couldn't afford it too many times.

Thank Viperess
Reviewed 14 May 2017

The atmosphere at NiFen is great. The ingredient quality is excellent, the presentation superb. My only complaint is that the food was insufficiently seasoned. The flavor profile was great, it just needed a bit more punch.

Thank prainnc
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 S Lafayette St Ste A, Shelby, NC 28150-4366
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Shelby
  • Phone Number: +1 704-481-8882
  • E-mail
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