Nick-San Cabo San Lucas

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Nick-San, simply put, is the ultimate Japanese Mexican fusion restaurant in Los Cabos. Indulge in the award-winning cuisine of Chef Angel Carbajal and see for yourself why Nick-San was selected as the Best Restaurant in Los Cabos during the 2019 edition of the Los Cabos Culinary Awards. it comes to Japanese food in Cabo, Nick-San is THE place to find fresh and innovative dishes, based on the traditional principles of Japanese cuisine fused with the vibrant flavors of Mexico, which is known as Nick-San style. At Nick-San you will embark in a memorable culinary celebration guided by Angel Carbajal’s love for offering the best and freshest products from the sea. Meals that are inspired by the tradition and genius of his mentor, Masayuki Niikura, and served in comfortably refined settings. The original Nick-Sant opened back in 1994 in downtown Cabo San Lucas, a few steps from the Marina.
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JohnD
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful team of chiefs and service
Best sushi in the world

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vipRevisit
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Been here every year for many years.
Fresh fish
Staff not that attuned to patrons requests.
Sad to see this place less award of customer service

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vipDiningandTraveling
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding sushi - a seat at the sushi bar and Edie as your sushi chef for an evening of “chef’s choice” makes for a great evening. Highly recommend!

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vipAmyW
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, excellent service! We go here every year when we come to Cabo. Highly recommend!

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on March 5, 2020

It's always good to see you Amy, thank you for letting us be part of your experience during your time in Los Cabos, we invite you to try our cocktails along with our Japanese-Mexican fusion menu, we are performing new cocktails into our menus to enhance your experience.

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TomZ
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We let our waiter just start bringing dishes that he or the chef recommended. Our party of six shared each course. Every dish was fantastic with flavors that complemented and built on the prior course.

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on March 5, 2020

Hi Tom, thank you for this great review, it nice to read you enjoyed the Omakase Experience where our chefs surprised you in each course with new flavors and creative combinations. We invite you to visit our second location Nicksan Palmilla, to discover a different side of Nicksan with a completely different atmosphere.

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vipRichardG
Tampa
61 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Visiting from florida, we’d heard they were the best and they are!!!! Amazing, creative and nice portions for our table of 6. Actually the food was better than Nobu- but not the atmosphere or price.

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you for this review Richard, our menu focuses on an original fusion of Japanese-Mexican cuisine, and last year we were award as Restaurant of the Year in the City on Culinary Awards. We invite you to visit our second location, Nicksan Palmilla, we will exceed your expectations!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Sadly not at all what we were expecting...lots of fried items, nothing spectacular. We were shockedy

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you for your review, it good to read your comments about our restaurant. Our menu is focused on a unique Japanese-Mexican cuisine created by Chef Angel Carbajal, we encourage you to give us another chance to surprise you with our Omasake Experience, where our chefs create special dishes according to your favorite ingredients.

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vipPaisano
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Sushi in Cabo by far, service is impeccable looking forward to returning in a few weeks

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you very much! Your review motivate us to keep improving our service and every guest's experience. For 25 years, Nicksan is the place to find fresh and innovative dishes in Los Cabos, focusing on Japanese-Mexican fusion cuisine, we encourage you to try more dishes in our menu like the Tuna Black and White Sashimi. We hope to see you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! Paco was incredible. All top notch

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for your review, our staff is fully committed to creating the most memorable experience for every guest. What was your favorite dish from our menu? We will love to read more about your experience.

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vipdceater82
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We arrived at 12:30 pm and the restaurant was empty. Other customers were arriving as we were leaving, so perhaps we were early for lunch. It was also very warm as if the air was not on. We asked our server to turn on the air and he did, but it took a while to cool off the dining area. The food was fresh but not spectacular. Would not recommend.

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on January 20, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, we will send your comments to our managers and will take your feedback to improve every visitor's experience. We focus on creating the best culinary experience with our unique Japanese-Mexican fusion cuisine.

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vipSouthender
New England
12 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been coming to Nik San for 15 years. Both to their downtown location and their Palmilla location whenever we are in Cabo. It is the best of the best of the best. It never disappoints. It is stupendous.

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on January 20, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this amazing review, we appreciate to be part of your travel experience when visiting Los Cabos, next time we encourege you to try our Omakase experience, giving our chef to opportunity to surprise you with unique creations during your visit.

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steves
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My girlfriend has has soy and gluten issues.
Eddie made our food and we told him to surprise us.
Best sushi experience she has ever had.

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on January 20, 2020

Reading this review makes us super excited, thank you Steve. Eddie and the complete staff are always foces on create the most memorable experience for every guest, according their food restrictions and preferences. Thank you for visiting us. What was your favorite dish during your visit?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

Beautiful restaurant, beautiful presentation. We felt there was not as big of a selection as we are used to and that the selections we had tasted the same. Chefs left sliding doors at sushi refrigerated bar open throughout the dinner hour which surprised me cause I’m used to (and prefer) the nutty crisp flavor of sushi properly chilled. There appeared to be a lot of dishes not on the menu that we had no knowledge about but probably would have improved our experience.

Lastly, waitstaff were abundant and helpful but went too far in being in our faces and refilling water glass every time I had a sip.

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on January 20, 2020

Thank you for your comments, we will review it with our staff on floor. We invite you to give us another chance to surprise you with our unique menu, next time we recommened to ask for the Omakase experience, giving our chef the opportunity to make amazing creations just for you and try nre things everytime.

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Beal
Poconos
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great meal was had as we ring in 2020 and celebrate our 29th year of marriage. We love sitting at the bar so we can watch the preparations and chat with the chef as to what he is making and what to try!

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you for your visit Beal, it was nice to see you during the first days of the year! Thank you for choosing our restaurant to celebrate your anniversary, our best wishes to you and your beloved one. Let us know what was your favorite dish from our Japanese-Mexican fusion menu, we hope to see you back again soon.

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vipFrogmanr
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My man Angel is expanding his historically great sushi restaurant, it will be great as in everything he does. Always look forward to his fresh catch that often he catches himself in the early morning,

Bill Morrison ‘72 Dolphin

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on December 17, 2019

Hi Bill, thank you so much for your comment! It's always great to see you. We are creating a new fresh and renewed vibe in our restaurant and we can ensure we will continue surprising you next time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent place, the best sushi in town, I went to the original San Lucas location which is just by the marina. The fish is fresh, the service very good, beautiful crowd. It's not a bargain, but its worth it.

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate your time and effort to let us know your experience. We have been established in Cabo San Lucas for 25 years and we keep surprising our guests during every visit.

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vipPVBGourmand
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was excellent as usual. Drink service was VERY slow for wine and mixed drinks

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on November 25, 2019

We appreciate your review, thank you so much it's nice to know you are a regular visitor and love our Japanese-Mexican fusion menu. We will make a follow up on this issue. Can you tell us the name of your waiter, it will help us to review the service experience.

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Florentiusv
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Came for lunch - overrated and ate while they had technicians service the ac or
Lights with ladders in middle of restaurant. Fish did not feel
Fresh
I would not recommend to my friends, family and clients

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on November 19, 2019

Thank you for your comments Florentius, we really appreciate it. Our restaurant is under reconstruction to create a new vibe and experience for all our guests. We will pass your comments to the managers in charge, we will love to recommend you to visit our other location Nick-San Palmilla with more stylish and refined vibes.

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JameyM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Amazing food! Everything that was brought to our table had a different flavour profile all outstanding!

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on November 19, 2019

Thank you for your visit Jamey, your comments are very important for us. Our complete menu is focused on a unique Japanese-Mexican cuisine fusion, that creates all types of possibilities to create amazing flavors, thanks again for your comment!

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vipOpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday celebration

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on November 9, 2019

We hope you had a special birthday with us, thank you for choosing us! We create the perfect atmosphere for all types of celebration. What's was your favorite part of your visit? Your comments help us to improve our service for every visitor.

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TomR
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Been to this location several times & food is always great! Our server recommended a few rolls & both my husband & I enjoyed them. Service is fast, professional & friendly. So glad we were able to get a reservation through Open Table for that night. Highly recommend Nick-San to sushi lovers looking for creatively prepared high quality sushi & sashimi!

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time on writing this amazing review Tom, we are glad to know that your experience was great, what was your favorite sashimi from our menu? Please let us know your comments.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Un sushi como ninguno ... Excelente sabor. Presentación. Todo perfecto. Wow

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on November 5, 2019

Gracias por tomarte el tiempo en escribir esta reseña, agradecemos tu comentario, es un gusto exceder las expectativas de nuestros clientes.

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dianaA
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always fresh and the best sushi anywhere. Service is fast and attentive, with servers with great suggestions

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you so much, Diana, it was nice to see you enjoying our unique Japanese-Mexican fusion cuisine. Every day we create our sushi specials so anytime you visit will find something to surprise your senses. We hope to see you soon.

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vipAlastairM
13 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was excellent but they are in the middle of renovations so it felt a little tight between the tables.

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on October 30, 2019

We are sorry for the inconvenience this caused. We are bringing a new vibe to our restaurants in order to keep exceeding your expectations.

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vipKatieR
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was amazing, probably the best meal we’ve had in Cabo so far! Portion sizes were great for the two of us and our server recommended some really good dishes! We will definitely be back before the end of our trip to Cabo!

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on October 15, 2019

Thank you so much for your visit, Katie! We are happy to know that we were part of your foodie experience in Los Cabos, we hope to see back again soon.

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vipPKLV
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience2

Great food, like really great...expensive (yet we still always go)...NOT fancy, almost too casual for me.

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are glad to know your experience was great, our menu focuses on a unique Japanese-Mexican fusion keeping in mind to exceed your expectations on every visit. We hope to see you back again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

A bit pricey but good food..

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on September 30, 2019

We are glad to read that your experience was great, we create a one of a kind fusion of Japanese-Mexican cuisine that you can enjoy on every dish. Please let us know what was your favorite dish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
34 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Under renovations in early Sept, but always a great meal.

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on September 24, 2019

Sorry for the inconvenience, we are preparing a new fresh design to improve every guest experience. Let us know more about your experience, what was your favorite dish?

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MikeE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

We went here two years ago and the experience is quite different now. Very loud music and fish that is below average. Also, the seating configuration in the restaurant is quite tight so the waiters/customers have to squeeze by tables. The restaurant decor is quite dated and the obnoxious techno music is enough to give one a headache.

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank you so much for your review Mike, we will send your comments to our managers and will take your feedback to improve our service. We are always focused on creating the best culinary experience for every guest.

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Delicious
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A friend didn’t want sashimi but I asked him to give it a try - the rest is history - he loved it all!!! Thank you!

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on August 13, 2019

We are glad to read your experience was amazing, we love to have new customers and surprise them with our Japanese-Mexican fusion menu. We hope to see you again.

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CarlosZ
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall1Food3Service3Ambience3

I must say that I was fortunate to dine at nik san many years ago when it was consider one, if not the best restaurant in cabo, it was always an excellent culinary sashimi and sushi experience where you could run into famous people and the level of cliental was always high end.... I must say last night was depressing, to start off the restaurant lost his soul as I walk in it seem just like another common sushi placeI.....to start off I order a cosmopolitan on the rocks and when it came they brought it in a water glass, the napkins at the table were cheap paper.....the music was loud and I was listening to guns and roses...anyway I can take any of that if the food was still to the level I once taste at this place but to my surprise the food came out like if it was a sushi factory fast and not even close to what I had come to expect from NIK SAN for example the cilantro sashimi which was always a favorite of mine had way to much sauce, the fake crab wrap in salmon was an insult to presentation and quality control.....I must admit the fish and taste was not bad...however long gone are the days where nik san was a guarantee, it seem that the owners lower the quality so more people would go eat there, made it like any other crapy sushi place....sorry to be so direct but nik san was one of my favorite restaurants in Mexico but unfortunate no more....not sure what happen but I will never eat there again.

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on August 13, 2019

Thank you for your review Carlos, we will send your comments to our managers and will take your feedback to improve every guest experience. We are always focused on maintaining a high standard on our menu and ingredients to create the most memorable culinary experience for everyone.

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AmyWaco
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiter had a little attitude and we felt rushed to order even though the restaurant was only half full.

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HeatherT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

The ambience was very energetic and they were playing club/house music. The sushi menu is very limited which I was very surprised. I still enjoy my local sushi joint more.

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on June 17, 2019

Thank you for this review, our menu focuses on an original fusion of Japanese-Mexican cuisine, we encourage you to try more from our menu besides sushi, we can assure that we will exceed your expectations!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Walking into this place felt like a flash back of the early 90’s.

We ordered the Chef’s tasting menu & it was superb.

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vipRevisit
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superior fresh fish and an engaging chef. Loved watching him

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vipchristy
Seattle
44 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent sushi restaurant! Must go.

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vipDallasDiner
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed sitting at the bar watching Paco perform his craft. Food was delicious and a relative bargain compared with some of the other high-end dining hotspots in Cabo.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Very slow service

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vipWilliam
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Best sushi bar in Los Cabos. Upscale. They have another location in San Jose, but the San Lucas location is the original and best. Nice-looking crowd.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
46 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious dinner Here. The lobster tempura was very good, and the teriyaki filet was outstanding. The service was impeccable, and the addition of Live music added to the ambience. I especially appreciated how immaculate everything was. The total experience was great !

FAQs

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01 624 143 2491.

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas is rated 4.6 stars by 60 OpenTable diners.

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