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Nick-San, Los Cabos

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Nick-San (Original Location)

Plaza de la Danza
Boulevard Marina
Cabo San Lucas
Tel: 52 624 144-6264

Nick-San (Second Location)

116 Las Tiendas de Palmilla
Los Cabos
Tel: 52 624 144 6263's insider take:

You'll be sorely tempted to lick every drop of cilantro sauce off your plate after savoring the rosy tuna sashimi at these high-style Japanese restaurants. The owners' fishing fleet supplies Nick-San's two restaurants with sea bass, dorado, tuna, and wahoo for impeccably fresh sushi with a Mexican flair. Owner/chefs Angel Carbajal and Masayuki Niikura frown upon diners who insist on soy sauce and wasabi. Their creations are tastily spiced with jalapeños, habaneros, and serranos, or blended with mango and avocado. Chopstick battles are common over fresh Pacific oysters with ponzu, spicy fried fish, and tuna tostadas—dine with friends who enjoy sharing. The second location in the Corridor is far larger than the original crammed restaurant/sushi bar, but it can still be hard to get a seat near the masterful sushi chefs. Nick-San has proven so popular that the owners opened locations in Mexico City and Nuevo Vallarta and launched a Wasabi clothing line bearing their artful logo.—Maribeth Mellin

Original location open daily 11:30 am to 10:30 pm; second location open daily 12:30 to 10:30 pm.

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