An Izakaya-style Japanese restaurant and pub, Nippon Inn provides a unique dining experience in Bournemouth. Located on Charminster Road, Nippon Inn draws in Japanese cuisine loving foodies from all over the city. From sushi to sashimi and tempura to teppanyaki, you’ll find a number of Japanese traditions on the menu at Nippon Inn. Some of our favourite dishes include the chicken katsu curry, the yakitori skewers and the chirashi sushi. Vegetarians will find plenty of choices too, from agedashi tofu to vegetable curry and yakisoba with vegetables. With its cosy and traditional setting, Nippon Inn is the perfect place for a romantic date or dinner and drinks with friends in Charminster. To guarantee a table, making a reservation in advance is recommended.
The staff were friendly and helpful, the food came quickly even though the place was busy and we all enjoyed everything the menu had to offer. There is really something on the menu for everybody- even people who don't like sushi.
Love it. Great food and service. Never a bad experience. The atmosphere is always good, never and empty seat. Would highly recommend. Go check it yourself.
Great food great service. We always enjoy the food at this restaurant. The sushi is good. The atmosphere is relaxed. Would definitely recommend this restaurant
Great food, good selection of drinks, really friendly staff and great value. I really enjoyed my first experience with Japanese cuisine and will go again.
I love Nippon Inn! Have been several times. The decor is fantastic, feels like you are somewhere else! The service is lovely, everyone has a smile and are super polite. The food comes within time and its fresh, with lovely flavours. The sushi rolls are amazing, Gyoza, katsu curry, teriyaki chicken!! ummmm... Great and the best its having a fantastic meal at a great price. Choose local business instead of corporative so called Japanese food, win-win situation and wont be dissapointed. Thanks Nippon Inn!
I am a regular and I always have a great night here. It's the best authentic Japanese food in Bournemouth for sure. Service is very good, the owner and staff are warming and friendly and so the restaurant has a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere too. The Food and drink is not expensive, it's very good value for money and I am often surprised with the bill at the end of the night, especially since the food and quality of the food are so good. I would always recommend The Nippon Inn without a second thought.
They were fully booked for a Tuesday night in March which is always a good sign! The only reason I've downgraded from a 6 rating is because once the food and drinks orders were taken and the food bright to the table (all very quickly), there was no table service offered and nigh on impossible to get anyone's attention. The food was as delicious as ever and this time there was someone in our party with an allergy and they were brilliant at exploring options he could eat. Can't wait for our next visit!
Fantastic food, great service, reasonably priced and all in an amazing environment - care and detail has been put into the decoration of Nippon Inn complete with 2 tatamati areas. We'll be going back!
Food was amazing So fresh and tasty Unfortunately the service let it down. We have been here many times before and always been happy. This time the girls were very scatty. Sometimes even disappearing completely which left us waiting a while before we could then call them to the table. Checks to see if we we're happy were not made. Food that wasn't ours kept turning up too?! Did look good though lol The food made up for it. Would still go back, however service needs improvement
Very friendly and helpful staff - a waitress even sat with us at the end and taught us how to make the origami swans! Unfortunately, they didn't have gluten free soy sauce (despite having a gluten free menu) which would have made sushi rather bland.... we ended up going home to fetch our own!