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New Zealand Cafe

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East Forest
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1717 Sardis Rd N, Ste 6A, Charlotte, NC 28270-2526
+1 704-708-9888
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

Visited this place for good sushi based on reviews. Seating is limited. Service was relatively quick however. Ordered the spicy dragon roll. My partner ordered the same. Have to say it was nothing but alot of rice. Very very small piece of shrimp in the middle. One of the slices had no fish at all! Very disappointed. Will not return.

Thank Roby B
Fort Mill, South Carolina, USA
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

We went there on a Friday evening and it was packed. However, we got a spot at the bar, almost immediately. We ordered the sushi boat so we could try everything. Food didn't take too long, even that it was full. The sushi was fresh and very good. Service was very friendly, almost too friendly.

Thank Stefan W
Boulder CO
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

I read reviews on trip advisor and decided this was a wildcard. The other places in Charlotte sounded trendy as I seek traditional. My first reaction was not great surrounded by orders of rolls (no one was ordering nigiri. Ginger was pink versus traditional white (usually a bad sign). Once I ordered nigiri hamachi, Octopus, eel, igura, white tuba, Saba,... More 

Thank audigeek
Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

This is a tiny storefront cafe and the only reason I did not rate it Excellent is because it is so tiny. You can watch the sushi chefs make your selections if you choose and they are truly worth watching. All of the food is plentiful, very fresh and delicious. The wait staff are all knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. They... More 

Thank ccreange
North Carolina, United States
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015 via mobile

I have been here many times and the sushi I always fantastic. I had the Big Boss Roll. I went for lunch on a Friday afternoon. My salad was brought out right away but it took almost 40 minutes for the sushi. It was delicious but I'm not sure it was worth the wait :-(

Thank Maggie0972
Charlotte, North Carolina
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108 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2015

this is a hole in the wall sushi restaurant. we have been dinning her for the last two years and the place is progressively going down. they need to inject some level of capital into the place. get rid of the 12 inch TVs and drop in a couple of flat screens. the food is goos as usual however, the... More 

Thank Phatboyzxxl
Charlotte, North Carolina
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119 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2015

My family loves sushi. When my little girl says she wanted sushi after a competition in the morning, as I good father, I must oblige and find a spot. A quick search yielded this odd-named, dingy looking storefront in a worn shopping center. We went for it. And let me tell you, this Sushi was some of the best I... More 

Thank DocTTravels
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2014

This place is tucked away in the middle of a strip mall, so if you drive by it, you probably wouldn't stop. I was lucky enough that a friend told me about this place some time ago and have been going back for years. It's small and cramped and that is part of the ambiance. My kids have asked me... More 

Thank Jeff R
Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

This is the second time we visit this place. The food is very good, with an extensive menu, by looking the place for the first time, you'll never guess the bast available menu. The service is also good, and the price is just outstanding for the kind of food that you get. Need to get there early, the place is... More 

Thank Luis8857
North Carolina
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175 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014

I always hear about this restaurant, but have never made it there, because I'm not a sushi girl...however, my husband picked it out for his birthday dinner yesterday. So we find it at a little strip mall..and we're thinking..oh...this is it? HOWEVER..what a treat! I ordered shrimp and scallops. All entrees come with a bunch of other stuff...mine came with... More 

Thank drpclarke

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?