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Nami Japanese Restaurant

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20 Hood Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-838 9397
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 09:30
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 09:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been here a lot for lunch and a few times for dinner. This is the best sushi I have had outside of Japan and Vancouver (which has excellent sushi if your there). The lunch deal for $10 or $15 is the best value lunch in Hamilton. Fresh fish and prepared with skill. This is the real deal. The... More 

Thank Carl B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our food however they were a bit pricier compare to what we would pay in Auckland (compared to a similar type establishment). Small portions so you need to order quite a few which makes it expensive. Sushi was well made and Agedashi tofu was made and served with a little twist. Unagi donburi was well made and tasted... More 

Thank OdyPudding
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second or third visit here. Every time has been wonderful. On this visit we had our usual Sashimi Platter which as the previous times was beautiful. Had the Spider Roll which we have talked about almost nightly since, it was so good. Our daughter loves the Gyoza and we ended up ordering 2 lots which she ate... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful you will not be dissapointed. If you are in Hamilton you have to try here. Never had such amazing food

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We felt like a Japanese meal and decided on Nami which we have gone to before. The restaurant was only starting to fill when we got there at 6.30 on a Wed. We decided on to share a mixture of dishes between two and with edamame and oysters to start, sashimi platter and a mixed seafood platter to follow on.... More 

Thank Bill K
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We had gone for a stroll trying to decide where to eat and came across Nami Restaurant....so glad we did. It was a fantastic evening. We had the Soft Shell Crab Tempura along with a Wasabi Octopus dish and the Sashimi platter. Our 7 year old had the Salmon Sushi. Everything was lovely and fresh. The staff are amazing, so... More 

Thank NZus3
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited at lunch time. They have a special lunch set menu for $10, $15, $20. All included miso soup , rice and salads. We tried teriyaki tofu , nigiri sushi and deep fried chicken also tempura udon. All yummy n well presented. Waitress was really kind .

Thank Jamie H
Cambridge, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

We went to Nami last Saturday evening with my family for my birthday and omg, it is like nothing you have ever tasted. The food was absolutely delicious, second to none! The waitress was so lovely as well, very friendly & bubbly. I had the teriyaki salmon donburi which was incredible - to die for & I also shared a... More 

Thank Kelly W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Super friendly staff. Delicious & fresh sushi. The prawn tempura sushi was especially good. Would definatley vist on a regular basis if I was a local! Great presentation too. I advise making a booking on a weekend

Thank Jessica B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

My partner and I come here often together as well as with friends. Food is always beautiful and the service is friendly. Best authentic Japanese restaurant In Hamilton we have yet to try.

Thank 999jene

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$25
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 09:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 09:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 09:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 09:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 09:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 09:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Hood Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-838 9397

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