Nakashima Green Bay, WI
Green Bay Restaurants and Bars
2200 Holmgren Way
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54304
If you're hungry for our famous mouthwatering sushi or want to try the adventure of our hibachi tables the knowledgeable staff at Nakashima is ready and eager to serve you. Nakashima of Japan offers both Hibachi and Sushi Dining. Hibachi is where our chef prepares your dinner in front of you while flipping salt and pepper shakers, spatulas, forks, or whatever else he finds … maybe even your food! The food tastes as great as their show looks. We take the freshest fish or vegetable, wrap it in vinegar rice and roasted seaweed for a taste that is simple satori (enlightenment). We try to keep the heritage of Japan alive in our dishes as well as appeal to our American customers. We have rolls the Japanese have been making for centuries such as the Negihamachi Maki and the Tekka Maki. We also have some that never left the borders of the dairy state. Our Red Dragon Roll and Nakashima Roll we invented right here. So come and travel to Japan using nothing but your taste buds.
2.8333333333333 out of 5
based on 9 ratings and 6 reviews
We started in the bar area which is very dimly lit and kind of contemporary. Kind of had a clubby feel to a certain extent. Drink prices were average, not cheap but not totally expensive.
We then moved to our dining area. We had a group of 4 and there were 4 others that sat around the grill. Dinner prices ranged from $20 to $40/person. The experience is largely based on the cook you get. We had a nice guy and did a pretty good job, I saw others that looked pretty skilled and had more presentation. The food was pretty good and all cooked up in front of you. And you get small portions throughout.
Service was friendly but it was really slow getting drinks and our bills ended up getting charged to wrong cards. This was probably the only negative.
I would definitely recommend and go back. To me to seems better in a group than just a couple, and probably would go a few times a year at most. But the food was good and experience was pretty cool.
Map of Nakashima
- Japanese, Sushi, Hibachi
- Mon - Fri 5PM - 10PM
Sat 4:30PM - 10PM
Sun 4PM - 9PM
- Cross Streets
- Marvelle Lane & Holmgren Way
- Handicap Access
- Parking on northside of building
- Reservations accepted Sun through Thurs, not accepted Fri & Sat
- Payment Methods
- Cash, Visa, Mastercard
- Sushi Carryout
- Meals Served
- Martinis, Beer, and Wine. We have it all the time!
- Worth Noting
- Wine Tastings every month
- Family, All Ages
- Live Music Thursdays & Fridays
- Outdoor Seating
Restaurant Review of Nakashima of Japan in Green Bay, WI
By Patricia Summerfield
February 9, 2012
Nakashima’s atmosphere and décor has a Japanese flair and smooth clean lines. Hanging on the walls are colorful painted pictures of Japanese woman of long ago and in the background soft soothing Asian flute music plays. Each of the hostesses wears a kimono which adds to the charm and ambience of the restaurant. The hostess stand is in the middle of the restaurant with a huge bar lounge room on the left and the sushi and hibachi dining rooms on the right. Upon entering I was asked if I would be eating sushi or if I was there for the hibachi style of dining. I chose the hibachi style of dining. I was then seated at one of the hibachi dining tables, each of which seats eight people and has a massive grill that is directly in front of the diners. In the hibachi dining room adorning the walls are replicas of different ancient warrior masks with lit up eyes and long cloth scrolls with Japanese writing.
After being seated a server came to take our orders, I ordered one of the combination hibachi dinners. It was $24.95 and included a house salad, Japanese clear soup, flaming shrimp appetizer, vegetable appetizer, white rice, shrimp, filet mignon and finished off with oolong tea, vanilla ice cream, or sherbet. The salad was brought out first. It was a small freshly chilled iceberg lettuce salad with the dressing on top. The dressing had a pungent fresh ginger flavor and was very pleasing. Next our soup was brought out to us. It was a clear chicken and beef broth soup which had a salty good flavor.
Then the hibachi chef arrived at the table. He was dressed in white with a tall chef’s hat and wearing his sharp knives on a belt around his hips. He rolled a cart which contained all the fresh ingredients, supplies and condiments for preparing everyone’s meal. He bowed and greeted everyone with a smile and then asked everyone at the table about their order and how they would like their steak done for those who ordered it. Then the fun and entertainment began. All the entrees and appetizers were cooked with lightning speed, precision and flair. He did fun tricks like flipping the shrimp tails into the top of his tall hat. He got the diners involved in the fun by flipping shrimp tails in their water glasses or quickly refilling a water glass artistically with a plastic squirt bottle. He also made explosively high flames on the grill and played out a drum tune with his wooden salt and pepper shakers. Using sliced onions he dramatically created a steaming volcano with flames that resembled lava. The entire meal was great fun and very entertaining. After the soup arrived, the grilled shrimp appetizer was served it had a good sweet fresh flavor. Next the chef served the vegetable which was thinly sliced zucchini with fresh bean sprouts. We were also served a small side bowl of white rice. The chef then proceeded to individually grill the meat and seafood and slid a portion off of his large metal spatula to the person who ordered that particular food. After the entire meal was finished the chef politely bowed and said good bye. Our server then cleared the plates away and took our ice cream orders. I truly had a delightful dinner and must go back soon to try some of their scrumptious looking sushi.
Bar Review of Nakashima in Green Bay, WI
January 6, 2011
It was a girl's night out. But with five girls you have at least three different places they want to go to. I know even three places is a bit adventurous for us, seeing how once we get settled with a drink, good atmosphere and plenty of gossip to go around, we don't move. I know this. And they SHOULD know this. Anyway.
The plan was to start out at Nakashima's. Well, we did start out there and we also ended it there too. Nakashima's is anything but a quick stop for a little bubbly with a kick. When you walk in you're greeted with the host stand. To the right is the dining room with the hibachi tables and to the left are the bar and the lounge. I'm sure the food is awesome but that was the furthest thing from our minds. I'll have to come back to get my sushi and hibachi on. We made our way to the bar and lounge room and normally I like to sit at the bar but with this gaggle of girls a table was a must. The bar is quite big and it has plenty of hi top stools around it. There are also booths lining the walls for you and your entourage to relax in. Once we got settled the bartender came over and checked our ID's (we love him btw) and took our drink order. One of the girls likes different imports and was pleased to see that Nakashima's has a couple of choices for Japanese beers as well as imported sake. She settled on an the beer, Asahi, which costs $4. And the rest of the girls got Vodka sodas and Rum n' cokes. Those drinks set us back $3.50 apiece and let's just say they are not stingy with their pours (after that, we REALLY loved him). I have also heard thru the grapevine that this place makes a mean martini and can whip up a fruity blended cocktail that would even make your liver say, "yum." For a Monday night, the place had a crowd. But nothing crazy, so it was perfect for my girlfriends and me, we just wanted some drinks and chit chat. On Thursdays and Fridays they have live music. Call them up or check out our event calendar to see who's playing.
The decor in Nakashima's is pretty cool to look at. They have all the required Feng Shui things a Japanese restaurant would have but you can tell that they also added their own flair. Check out the tidal wave mural on one of the bar walls or the gigantic squid hanging from the ceiling in the middle of the room. Pretty cool. That's exactly what I have to say about Nakashima's, pretty cool. The drinks – cool, the atmosphere – cool, the bartender – way cool. Cool, cool, cool all around.