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Nakato Japanese Steak House

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9912 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-4015
+1 843-449-3344
11:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 04:00 - 10:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We come here often. Me and my boyfriend have lived here all our lives and come here for every birthday event and at least once a month. I made a reservation for his birthday for 10 to 15 for 730 it is now 8:36 and we're still waiting. No one has communicated with us or updated us on seating so... More 

Thank Jessey V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in the area. I have been to this restaurant probably more than 100 times over 28 years so I think my opinion might matter. The food is excellent probably 85-90% of the time, with the exception of an appetizer I got this time, the batter fried crab, not good at all, more batter than anything, but I never... More 

Thank Kay S
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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110 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for lunch this past Sunday. The food was very good, however, a bit pricey. Our waiter was really too busy to care for us properly, I think he was the only one there. My suggestions: have ginger sauce for dipping (not just the yum yum sauce), also serve ginger ice cream for dessert. For over $20 per person, you'd... More 

Thank pianoteachr
Clinton, Maryland
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredibly filling, reasonably priced and a fun atmosphere. I love the chicken and filet combo...best filet I've had in a space like this. Will definitely be returning.

Thank Spkr4life
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped here for an early dinner. The food was delicious and the hibachi chef was excellent and very personable. The waitress for the table was horrible. Requests for water were ignored. Beer specials were sold out but I was informed they would substitute another for the same price but I was charged full price. Check had... More 

Thank Frank G
Charleston, South Carolina
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153 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

This is a great Japanese restaurant. The food is excellent and plentiful. The chef was particularly good. I had to ask for a beverage refill, but the waiter was happy to provide it. The only small complaint I have was that the cooking fumes inside seemed to be much thicker than I've seen in similar restaurants. I would still return,... More 

1 Thank Jeff P
Lebanon, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Here with a large business group. A good choice for us. Rather than the hibachi, went with sushi. What a good call. Excellent. Service could be a bit better, but the sushi is top notch.

1 Thank Morgan2010
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is a dining treat, especially for groups. The food is excellent and the preparation is exciting to watch.

Thank rmarsh1066
Elkins, West Virginia
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We always visit Nakato when in Myrtle Beach. The food is really good, regardless of how "entertaining" the chef is and there's plenty - enough for dinner and lunch the next day.

Thank Karen123WV
New York
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The waiter was terrible and very slow. He seemed to be new or in training. The food was good. Got a free postcard picture. They try to sell us 2 pictures for $20 and when I said no they she dropped the price to $10.

Thank chynnad88

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9912 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-4015
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Myrtle Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 843-449-3344

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?