Nikko Nikko: Great Sushi in KW
Nikko Nikko Roll and Sushi
20 King Street East, Kitchener
Monday- Saturday: 11:30 a.m. -10p.m
The fact that I haven’t reviewed this place is insane. There are weeks when I eat at this place two or three times. I eat a lot of sushi. And when I eat sushi in KW, 99 out of 100 times, it’s at Nikko Nikko. This place has the best rolls in Waterloo Region by far and probably the best sushi/sashimi as well. Everything always tastes very fresh. Most rolls and sushi are served in really creative ways, the Caterpillar Roll, actually kind of looks like a caterpillar.
There are over a dozen rolls, so the variety is great, but not so overwhelming that I get depressed or always order the exact same thing. As an avid watcher of Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares, I think that the size of a menu is a very important thing in a restaurant. When I get to a restaurant, I’ve already made a choice, to eat whatever type of cuisine that restaurant serves. Don’t try to have everyone’s favorite dish as well as try to have numerous items which appeal to those with all type of dietary restrictions. Nikko Nikko serves sushi, rolls, sashimi, and a few dishes that complement these things, as well as a couple of choices for non-sushi-eaters, and vegetarians/vegans.
This place also has a special place in my heart, since this is the place where my sweetheart learned to like sushi, a staple in my diet.
I do have two comments about this place. First of all the service is very spotty. Sometimes the server is on the ball, attentive and friendly. Other times, it they don’t know seem to know the difference between a chopstick and sashimi! Secondly, I really don’t understand why they never seat people by the window. I like sitting by the window and I think it’s generally good for business as it makes the restaurant look fuller and more lively to those outside. Since this place is on King Street in downtown Kitchener, I think looking lively and full is a good thing. There are not enough restaurants in downtown Kitchener that look lively and full. By not enough, I basically mean there are none. (Let me know if I’m mistaken.)
If anyone knows a comparable or better place for sushi in KW, let me know, I’d love to try it out. But for now this is my go-to place for sushi.
KW-Insider Points: 4/5
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