Nick-San Palmilla

4.6
56 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 nd fresh and innovative dishes, based on the traditional principles of Japanese cuisine fused with the vibrant avors 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 re ned settings. The sleek location at Shoppes at Palmilla in one of the most upscale addresses in Los Cabos opened its doors in 2005.

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
What 56 people are saying
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vipStevenG
20 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent dinner. Very safety oriented with COVID. Exceptional food and service. Wine list a little pricey is my only complaint.

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review, Steven, we really appreciate the time you took to review our restaurant, every guest's safety is our main priority. Please let us know what was your favorite dish from our menu.

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vipRicardoC
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Muy buena atención, la comida muy fresca y el preparado espectacular

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on January 13, 2021

Ricardo, muchas gracias por esta reseña. Nos complace saber que nuestrs fusión Japonesa-Mexicana y el servicio hayan estado a la altura de tus expectativas. Esperamos tener el placer de atenderte de nuevo muy pronto.

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LarryT
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent as usual. The food was fresh and beautifully plated. It is not a low cost restaurant rant but you get good value for your money. Also, they are very consistent. The food is always delicious.

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on January 13, 2021

Thank you very much Larry, adding value to our clients gastronomic experience and going beyond their expectations drive everything we do at Nicksan. Hope to see you again soon.

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VeroZ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfortunately we were extremely disappointed by Nick-San as we had high expectations coming in. From the start, service was poor. It took a while for a waiter to come for our drink orders and when he did come with our hot tea it was cold. We had to send the teas back twice before they brought it back hot. We finally put in our food orders only for the mains to come before the appetizers. For example the miso soup was one of the last things to come out. The food that we did receive (before we cancelled a few items for taking way to long) was not fresh. The raw fish tasted chewy and had a strong scent as if it had been cut and out for days. My dad ended up feeling extremely sick later that night. In addition to the poor service and awful food, the ambiance is quite strange. Think early 2000's decor with strange purple lighting, and blue suede chairs. We had high hopes for Nick-San and were shocked by our experience.

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on January 11, 2021

Hello, we appreciate your helpful and constructive criticism, which will help our service become better in the future and we hope you return soon!

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vipLolagusto
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Combined good food, drinks and good service makes this place special

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on January 13, 2021

Thank you so much for your review, Lola. Going beyond our clients expectations is Nicksan's core goal, let us surprise you next time with an Omakase experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, the best sushi rolls ever. We went with the waiter’s recommendation for sushi roll that was not on the menu but very popular. Delicious! Also the Tuna Tostado appetizer and Sashimi salad are outstanding. And the Cucumber cocktail has now become our favorite spirited beverage. We look forward to returning while still in town. Nik-San is a dinner must while in Los Cabos.

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vipDenisH
Omaha
53 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. I was surprised to see a great variety of Sushi and Sashimi . Good stuff.

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on January 4, 2021

Thank you so much Denis, exceeding our guest expectation is what we do best! We hope you had enjoyed a wide selection of our Nicksan Classics, what was your favorite dish during your visit?

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vipCLM41
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and high quality fish! Our family loved it. Friendly service.

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on December 28, 2020

Thank you for your review! We love to read this kind of story, our Japanese-Mexican fusion surprise every foodie during their visit. What was your favorite dish from our menu?

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vipDeniseD
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best sushi I have ever had in Cabo! Every roll, sashimi, and fish was very fresh and tasty! The infused Mexican flare added to each dish made it so good that you didn’t even need soy sauce! I highly recommend going to Nick San over any other sushi restaurant!

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on December 28, 2020

We appreciate your amazing review, thank you so much, Denise. Our unique Japanese-Mexican fusion cuisine created by Chef Angel Carbajal surprise ever guest with every dish. We hope to see you again!

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Sher
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, fresh sushi and great service.

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on December 28, 2020

Thank you so much Sher, our menu focuses on a unique Japanese-Mexican fusion cuisine created by Chef Angel Carbajal using only fresh ingredients. What was your favorite dish during your visit?

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dinner with excellent service. Thank you!

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on December 28, 2020

Thank you so much! We really appreciate your review.

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vipSusanS
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner of our vacation and we will go back for sure!

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on December 28, 2020

Thank you so much for the time you took on reviewing our restaurant, we really appreciate it, Susan. Please let us know what was your favorite dish from our menu.

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AlexE
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food is not the best, is pricy, but service and sunset view are excellent

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on December 28, 2020

We appreciate your comments and review. Our complete staff focuses on creating the most amazing experience possible with our menu of unique Japanese-Mexican fusion cuisine created by Chef Angel Carbajal using only fresh ingredients.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time! Food, ambiance and service! The staff was exceptional!

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on December 3, 2020

Thank you for the time you took writing this great review, we really appreciate it. We love to create amazing experiences every day in our restaurant surprising you with unique creations by chef Angel Carbajal.

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vipGobigblue
Jackson Hole
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we had in Cabo. Everything was fabulous. Wish we had gone earlier in the trip so we could have gone another night. Highly recommend

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on November 30, 2020

Thank you so much! We are happy to read you had a fabulous night with us, we are glad you have enjoyed our delicious unique Nicksan Style during your vacation in Los Cabos.

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chrism
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Best sushi. Better than sushi at one and only. Also their lobster, fish in miso and green tea pasta are three incredible dishes ! Great spot with great people must try

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on November 24, 2020

Dear Mr. Chris, thank you for your great review and for choosing our Japanese-Mexican cuisine to celebrate your anniversary. We are commited to exceed our clients expectations and your comments motivate us deeply. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely Nicksan Team

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vipBug12811
St. Louis
45 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant and innovative, starting with the booth for Covid sanitizing that you step into! The food was Japanese with a Mexican flair, all very good. The service was attentive but not hovering. A great place for dinner!

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on December 2, 2020

Thank you for your review, we effort to create the safest and delicious experience for every guest. Please let us know what was your favorite dish from our Mexican-Japanese fusion cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing! We tried several different appetizers and dishes and everything was delicious!! I can’t say enough about how good the food is here. The service was great too.

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on November 24, 2020

We appreciate the time you took to write this amazing review about your experience in our restaurant, thank you so much! Our unique Nicksan Style surprises every client with extraordinary flavors and textures.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

La comida bajó mucho la calidad y variedad. Había gran cantidad de productos faltantes y el precio fue desproporcionado. El lugar es estéticamente feo

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on November 14, 2020

Agradecemos tus comentarios, lamentamos que tu experiencia no haya cumplido con tus expectativas.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Anniversary

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on November 3, 2020

We hope you had a wonderful time in your special celebration. Thank you for choosing Nicksan! Please let us know more about your experience, what was your favorite moment during your visit?

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BarryCioffi
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our guests birthday! food was delicious and the wait staff were on top of every detail

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on November 14, 2020

Thank you so much for your review! We are happy to read your comments about your special celebration at our restaurant.

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vipMAMDomer
Tampa
56 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing evening and meal at Nick-san, my 3rd visit. The sushi/sashimi is tremendous. The outdoor ambiance is wonderful. The sautéed lobster tail was stunning!!

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thank you so much for this review! Our Nicksan Classics created by Chef Angel Carbajal are here to surprise you on every visit, thanks again for your visit and wonderful review.

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FrancesG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb Sushi. Great atmosphere. A must if your in Cabo

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on November 14, 2020

Thank you for choosing us as your must-visit restaurants in Los Cabos, please let us know what was your favorite dish from our unique Japanese-Mexican fusion cuisine.

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vipMatias
Atlanta
58 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience1

The place was having a very very noisy rock band inside, which was impossible to tolerate. We had to sit outside. The place was not surprising at all, the ambience was much less than expected, another place that should be nicer was with direct sun and no shadow so we just sit in the front of the restaurant. Nothing impressive. The sushi was absolutely amazing, this is the only reason we would give this place another chance, but the noise was incredibly loud (really impossible) the ambience was the regular table of a shopping mall, nothing special. The service was good.

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on November 14, 2020

Thank you for your review Matias, we always effort to create the best experience for every guest. We'll keep it mind your comments. We invite you to visit our second location in Los Cabos, located in Cabo San Lucas downtown, where you can experience another atmosphere and go beyond sushi and try more of our delicious Nicksan Classics.

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DKofTN
Nashville
22 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had read about this place, opted to try the one in Palmilla - it was fine, but not fabulous. The place was almost empty (4:30 PM), but it took a while to get any service and/or attention. There were good suggestions and the day’s special and 2 rolls were delicious, but the selection of nigiri sushi was mediocre as to quality and freshness.

There was an overall sense of indifference with spurts of attention, bit at all what we have normally experience in San Jose del Cabo.

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on October 1, 2020

Thank you so much for your visit, our staff efforts every day on creating the best experience possible for every visitor, we are sorry you had this unusual experience in our restaurant. We will make a follow up of your review with our management. Thanks again for letting us know your comments.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you so much for this amazing review! We love to create amazing experiences into everlasting memories. What was your favorite dish from our menu? Please let us know your comments.

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AngelaK
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything they recommended was delicious. The sashimi serranito was to die for, lobster roll was out of this world. Would get those again. Also the best tuna tostada we've had in Cabo in comparison to the others. Not an ounce of soy sauce needed as each dish was exploding with it's own flavor. Service was impeccable. Only recommendation would be to have more options for wine by the glass.

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on October 1, 2020

Thank you so much for your review Angela, we are happy to read that our special recommendations surprised your senses. We effort to surprise every guest with our unique Nicksan Style cuisine. We will follow your suggestions, thank you so much.

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vipCamCam
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi.... oh my lord, was it sooo good. Put this on your list of “must go to” the next time you’re in Cabo!

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thank you so much for letting us be part of your Must Go To restaurants in Los Cabos, our Nicksan Style is a food experience that you have to live during your days in our beautiful paradise.

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vipOpenTable Diner
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat! We go there every single time we go to Cabo! The one in San Juan and Cabo are amazing

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on July 30, 2020

Thank you for this nice review! It's always good to see you. Please let us know what's your favorite dish from our menu, we would love to hear your special recommendations for other travelers.

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vipTracyB
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! We used to go to Agua for nice dinner out in Cabo, but the food here is just as good, if not better, and far more reasonable price wise!

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on March 17, 2020

Thank you so much for this amazing review Tracy, it was nice to see you and welcome you to our restaurant. We are glad we exceeded your expectations with our Japanese-Mexican fusion cuisine, please let us know what was your favorite dish from our menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great Nick San is a high end restaurant this location is not that great, next to highway.
I will return no doubt!

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you for this great review, we love to exceed every visitor's expectations. Thanks to our 25 years, Nicksan now is the place to find fresh and innovative dishes with two locations in Los Cabos. We invite you to visit our second location in Cabo San Lucas downtown so you can enjoy a totally new and modern atmosphere. We hope to see you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Deberían prestar más atención a sus clientes y la comida rica

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on January 20, 2020

Muchas gracias por tus comentarios, los tomaremos en cuenta para poder crear la mejor experiencia posible para cada cliente, pasaremos tus comentarios a las personas a cargo. ¿Cuál fue tu platillo favorito durante tu visita?

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Andrea
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great place for our family NYE celebration. Service was fantastic and the food outstanding. Thanks to the chefs and staff. Well done!

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you for choosing us to celebrate NYE with us! Our exquisite Japanese-Mexican fusion menu is a delicious combination of both cultures surprising guests with every dish. We hope to see you back again this year!

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vipAlisonL
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

So, when I booked this I thought I was booking the Japanese/Mexican restaurant located in the beautiful One and Only Palmilla. Turns out it wasn’t. This restaurant is actually located just outside the Palmilla in a strip mall. After getting over our initial disappointment we embraced the adventure. The food was actually great but the place does not have the best ambiance. It was crowded and the service was fine but would not go back simply because there are so many other options in Cabo with better views, atmosphere and service. Hence the four star review. (By the way, the name of the restaurant I thought I was booking is Suviche.)

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you for your review, Alison, our restaurant was an award-winning last year as Best Sushi in Los Cabos by InMexico Magazine, thanks to our special Japanese-Mexican fusion menu. We invite you to visit our second location where you can enjoy a different atmosphere in downtown Cabo San Lucas.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food - we were very

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you for this great review and scores. Let us know your comments about our menu, we will love to know what was your favorite dish.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excelente servicio, buena comida, falta terraza o lugar para fumadores y mas ambientes. No inspira a quedarse para trago y sobremesa.

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XoYin
Guadalajara
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Buena recepción, excelente calidad de productos y atención puntual, no exageradamente amable pero cumplen con el propósito.

Precios adecuados al lugar y calidad 😀☝️

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on December 3, 2019

Gracias por tomarte el tiempo para escribir esta increíble reseña, ¡gracias! Te invitamos a disfrutar nuestra experiencia Omakase en tu próxima visita, dando la libertad a nuestro chef de crear platos únicos para ti, esperamos volver a verte pronto.

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vipKOTX
Cancun
13 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Cocktails- not good
Food was fair
Won’t be back

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you for your visit, What type of cocktails did you try from our menu? We would love to know your comments to improve our menus and service. We will pass your comments to the managers in charge.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Service was terrible we had to ask for water then for menus. We had to ask for cocktail and wine order. No one took our order for 25 minutes. When the food came out the presentation was awful and the taste was worse. I wouldn’t recommend this spot to anyone

Nick-San Palmilla
Responded on December 3, 2019

We are sorry to read your experience wasn't as you expect it, this is an unusual experience in our restaurant. Did you remember the name of your waiter? This will help us improve our service and create better experiences for all of our guests.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Des Moines
16 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

No one was there and we could see why. The sushi was just ok and very expensive

FAQs

Nick-San Palmilla offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 624 144 6262.

Nick-San Palmilla is rated 4.6 stars by 56 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.