Nakato Japanese Restaurant has been a Charlotte tradition since 1976. It was the first restaurant in the area to offer wonderful meals prepared by expert Hibachi Chefs in the traditional Japanese style of Teppan-Yaki. In 1995 the Nakato family was happy to venture off a bit and open a restaurant in Springfield, Missouri. Once again Nakato's was the first of its kind in the area and the people of Springfield were delighted to be introduced to Japanese Teppan Yaki and Sushi. Nakato Restaurant has been a family owned restaurant for over 30 years. The Nakato family strives to offer delicious meals that the customers enjoy and we hope they come back for more.