Nick-San Cabo San Lucas

4.7
75 Reviews
MXN500 and over
Japanese
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good location food was ok, have definitely had better sushi but staff was very friendly and accommodating.

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on January 6, 2021

Thank you for the great review. We'll do our best to go beyond your expectations next time you visit, just whatssapp us (+52 624 181537) before your arrival telling us the day you visited and under what name was your reservation and let us surprise you.

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vipRicardoC
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excelente comida japonesa con toque fusión mexicano

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on January 6, 2021

Muchas gracias por esta reseña Ricardo, nos encanta saber que la comida Nicksan fue de tu agrado. Cuéntanos cuál platillo fue tu favorito.

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vipRobertH
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Awesome service ! Food was great they really take care of you !

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent.

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on November 30, 2020

Thank you so much, what was your favorite dish, we will love to read your comments.

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vipVictorS
Monterrey
17 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

En general se come bastante bien, buena calidad, comida japonesa con un toque de salsas y sabores diferentes.
Ya no es lo que era hace 7 años.

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on November 30, 2020

¡Muchas gracias por tus comentarios Victor! Nos llena de gusto saber que tu experiencia fue perfecta, a lo largo de 25 años hemos creado un estilo único de cocina en Los Cabos. ¿Cuál fue tu platillo favorito de nuestro menú?

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SunnyB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good sushi was unexpected in Cabo so I was pleasantly surprised. The food was delicious, the service was friendly and attentive (Covid occupancy, mind you) and they have this ozone walk through chamber that made you feel like they were taking it seriously. It was also my birthday and their birthday treat is pretty fun! All indoor seating though! We (4 of us) enjoyed it very much.

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on November 12, 2020

Sunny, thank you so much for your review. We're glad to hear that we went beyond your expectations with our Japanese Mexican fusion. We have outdoor sittings at The Shoppes at Palmilla location, we invite you to try it next time you are in Los Cabos. Nicksan Team

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Todo lo que llevaron a la mesa estuvo delicioso.

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on November 14, 2020

¡Muchas gracias por tu comentario! Esperamos tu experiencia haya superado tus expectativas. Esperamos volver a verte pronto.

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OpenTable Diner
Baja California
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio y calidad de los alimentos

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DougandTracy
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time. Ended up going there two times on our vacation because their food was so fantastic. Fresh fish, very creative dishes, super nice staff and service. We love to both of our sushi chefs. Planning on going back next month or more back down in Cabo. Also this was during Covid and felt very safe at the restaurant as all practice safe service. Thank you and see you next time.

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on November 9, 2020

Hi Doug & Tracy Thanks a lot for your review. We look forward to welcome you back and go beyond your expectations with the enhanced Nicksan originals. See you next time! Argelia

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KariC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Great sushi and close to the marina. We went with our kids and my parents and we all split 10 rolls and they were delicious. Service was a little slow but they were also very busy. We will for sure be going back.

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on November 9, 2020

Hi Kari Thank you for your review. Sorry to hear your service was slow, when you all get back we'll try our best to give you a faster service. See you next time! Nicksan Team

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and service!

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on October 1, 2020

Thank you so much for this review! Please let us know your favorite dishes from our menu during your visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi, servers are amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food is overrated; can’t recommend this restaurant to future guests.

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ChristyC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing and the service from Luis went above and beyond - highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Meh, very average sushi

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas
Responded on June 30, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, we invite you to try more than sushi from our menu focus on unique Japanese-Mexican fusion cuisine. We assure you we will surprise you, hope to see you back again soon.

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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
Houston
2 reviews
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
20 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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vipFrogman
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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vipEduardo
Los Angeles
12 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
3 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
Las Vegas
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
San Francisco
2 reviews
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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FAQs

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 624 128 1537.

Nick-San Cabo San Lucas is rated 4.7 stars by 75 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.