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Nam Jai House Asian Fusion Restaurant

Nam Jai House Asian Fusion Restaurant
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  • Phone Number 035 788 0062
  • Location Shop 6 on the Esplenade, Pioneer Road, Tuzi Gazi Waterfront, Meerensee, Richards Bay
  • email namjai@telkomsa.net
  • Website URL http://nj-sushi.co.za
  • Opening Hours

    Monday to Saturday 12noon to 3pm then 6pm to 9pm; Sunday 2pm to 6pm

Cost
R100 avg main meal
Ambience
Contemporary cool, Family friendly
Food
Asian, Japanese, Sushi, Thai
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
No BYO

Owners description

At Nam Jai the atmosphere is quirky, the staff are friendly, and the food is prepared to perfection. With a variety of sushi and Thai dishes, Anne-Marie and her staff cater to all tastes and delight in surprising visitors. The walk-in wine cellar is beautifully stocked and there are also a variety of specially imported beverages available.

User reviews

  • Not only is the food outstanding as is the service but Anne truly cares about her patrons. Nothing is too much for her as she pays attention to detail and ensured we received individual attention. She made our anniversary dinner for two incredibly special!
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  • I enjoyed every outing to Nam jai be it lunch or Supper........ Divine Sushi ....favourite dessert Lemon Meringue ..awesome atmosphere ......a must try out are the Jam Jars :-) . Also over excited they are moving to Richards Bay. Thank you for a restaurant with a difference
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  • After attending to a function where I worked I went to Nam Jai For a drink to relax. I decided to have the crispy duck. It just never fails and I totally love it. It is my favourite dish. Thank you for the kind and friendly service.
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  • Going out on a ladies night to Nam Jai's Jack Daniel's Bar is a treat of note. After having a few drinks and cocktails we sat down for supper. We had a super time with great food, lots of laughter, great service and very friendly staff. Our chocolate spring rolls were to die for. Thank you for a fabulous evening.
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  • Die kos en diens is van topgehalte. Nam Jai House sal my verseker weer sien. Vriendelike goeie diens. Die kos is hemels in jou mond. Ek sal Nam Jai House aanbeveel wat aan almal wat ek teëkom.
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  • Kos van uitstekende gehalte. Goeie diens. Baie professioneel.
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  • Best sushi.. first restaurant I tried food that I wouldn't eat as I am a save eater:).. great service as well
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  • Nam Jai House - What more can I say? Quality = 5 STARS Service = 5 STARS Variety and Flavour = 5 STARS Service = 5 STARS DO I NEED TO SAY MORE??? Thank you guys for making my wedding anniversary an unforgettable evening and making us feel very special.
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  • We first visited Nam Jai when they were situated near the Empangeni Maternity Hospital, I remember sending my husband in first to check if it was ok because I thought the location was slightly "dodgy" he came out guaranteeing me all was well!! Little did I expect what I saw once inside...a quaint little restaurant with the ONLY rotating sushi bar in Richards Bay - we had struck GOLD!!! The sushi was amazing as were the enormous glasses of wine which kept us coming back for more! Soon they relocated to their present location & I'm happy to say they are now bigger & better than before, not having lost any of the charm their first restaurant had. You are always warmly greeted and there is definitely something to satisfy all tastes on their menu, of course the sushi never fails to disappoint and is the reason for our continued support of this restaurant. They regularly update their valued customers via their Facebook page which is great so we always feel like "part of the family!" Definitely worth a visit when you're in the area - you won't be disappointed!!
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  • I would recommend Namjai to anyone who loves exceptional Sushi & Thai cuisine - not average - not usual.. but exceptional.. Durban may have quantity but Namjai has the quality :)
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  • Amazing food, great service and a great vibe, if you have not yet taste the food you are losing out Nam Jai House is the place to go.
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  • Amazing variety, Flavours that tickle the taste buds and Sushi that is so amazing to look at,and tastes great! So much passion that goes into the daily running and preparing of the meals! Well done! Just what Richards Bay needs!
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  • When the word sushi or great restaurants come up, Nam Jai is always the household name. Not just for its great fresh food, but the genuinely friendly service is really inviting. Keep up the good work, and I'm sure NamJai will become a household name to more!
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  • I am not much of a sushi person, but I learnt quickly how to enjoy sushi, wonderful warm atmosphere,friendly waiters,the chef is amazing and so is Anne the owner who attends to you personally and explain the different dishes, in which she is very knowledgeable, highly recommended.
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  • From Empangeni, but relocated to UK 19 months ago. I often crave Nam Jai food, and haven't eaten sushi that comes close to what Nam Jai provides. 110% world class cuisine!!! Please open up a Namjai here in London!!!
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  • Great food, great vibe with good service. A MUST for all sushi lovers and Thai food lovers. By FAR the BEST Sweet n Sour Pork.
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  • I love Nam Jai House, the food is amazing the staff are the best!
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  • I highly recommend Namjai House to all my visiting friends and family and try and go there whenever I can. The service, the food and the mood is the best I have ever had. The Sushi is to die for and whether you have a curry or steak the presentation is always wow! Best dining experience in KZN and dare I say in South Africa. Its more than a restaurant! It's my happy place.
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  • always a treat, food is awesome, and it makes you feel so at home with the friendly staff especially when they know what your drinks are and your favorite dish. There are always new dishes to try. Anne Mari will always take time to greet you and have a friendly chat. AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME.
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  • Best Sushi in kzn, great ambience, awesome service!
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  • Best sushi in KZN!
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  • Best fried rice ever!!! Just love their food!!!
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  • awesomeness on a plate!!!!
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  • Most awesome food. Love the vibe!
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  • The Best Sushi in town with the best Cake and Coffee !! It is always lovely to visit you !
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  • Living in Durban we are spoilt for choice when it comes to sushi restaurant's but none compare to Nam Jai!! We drive up once a month to spoil ourselves to the best sushi around not to mention the best service one could expect. Definitely worth the drive.
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  • Top notch place to eat. Absolutely fabulous food. Would eat there every night if I could.
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  • Best restaurant in our area! The food is always amazing and the service is great! Best cocktails! It's our favorite restaurant. Can't wait for them to open here in the bay :)
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  • I love the food every thing is really fresh and makes you come back for more . The service is amazing always get welcomed with a smile, and its just an amazing place , the effort made in the place is amazing to. I will always make a plan to eat here.
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  • Great service & fantastic food!!! Love their Sweet & Sour Pork and their Sushi!! Best Sushi I have ever had...BY FAR!!!
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  • Yummy yummy!!! Great food and great staff = awesome combination! Highly recommened, especially those spring rolls! :)
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  • Excellent food every time! Would definitely recommend everyone try it out.
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  • Perfect food, serene ambience and efficient service.
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  • As a lover of Thai, i was totally disheartened when a local Thai restaurant had close down in Richards bay. This though, is before I started eating at Nam Jai. I will go as far as to say I am slightly obsessed. I am even more excited for their move to Richards Bay! Fantastic food and great service, what more could one ask for
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  • Great food with friendly service... Place were awesome memories are made...
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  • Excellent food, good vibes, good place for fun and laughter.
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  • the staff and the owners are extremely friendly .the atmosphere is serene .food is divine best eat out place in KZN thank u Namjai for ur exceptional restaurant love visiting there
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  • Awsome Vibe and service, love the fact that its something diff when you go there, love the diff types of sushi, my fave sweet and sour porkxxxx
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  • Delicious food, great vibe, a true gem.
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  • Fantastic sushi & service!!!! Food is great. Our favorite restaurant in Natal!!!!
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  • I absolutely fell in love with the place when I went to this restaurant for the first time! The vibe of the place is perfect with cuisine and décor from all over. The waiters were polite and very neat. I loved the sushi!! Basically, I just enjoyed everything! Definitely a must to visit when you are in the area!! - Cher^
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  • The best sushi in empangeni and richards bay.
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  • Great Food, Best Sushi, awesome service and atmosphere. Overall experience was great! Would recommend NAM JAI to everyone!
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  • The best sushi an tai food on this continent with a great variety of food with a friendly klean environment! Treat your taste buds with the best food.
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  • We have always had the most amazing meals here. We have celebrated special bithdays, anniversaries and good old catch up dinners with friends here. The food is always of the highest standard and good value for money.
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  • Awesome Food, great atmosphere and service! Always recommended!
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  • I've only been there a few times, but your food and service has always been amazing!!!
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  • The best sushi! It's always such a treat eating here and the staff are always so happy and helpful. Amazing food, great service and chilled atmosphere.
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  • 5 star by far!! Great service, great food... and great company!!
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  • An amazing experience all the time. Always recommend Nam Jai to my friends and family.
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  • I've never had better sushi than at Namjai!, such a wide variety too! it's always a treat coming here and the staff are always so friendly!!!
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  • Absolutely divine food, and spectacular service!
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  • Awesome food, great atmosphere best place in town to eat out and have a great time!!
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  • Friendly staff, great food. Best sushi in town
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  • Namjai had always been an amazing restaurant to go even in first venue. Can't wait for them to open in Richards bay, so we can try go more often
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  • Great food, excellent service. The best Sushi.
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  • One of my favourite restaurants! Everything about this restaurant is just 5 star all round right from cleanliness, straight though to staff and foods served. Staff is so friendly and helpful and the food is just so darn delicious definitely not like your normal everyday restaurant. Love the creativity and pride that they put in their food. Definitely recommend this restaurant to all.
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  • Absolutely amazing food, people and atmosphere! All the dishes are first class with great flavor and just as appealing to the eye. We are not people that eat out often but NamJai is irresistible! Very professional!
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  • Excellent food, amazing service and great value for money. If I had it my way, I would eat there every single day. Nam Jai house has a brilliant variety of food and also offers a great wine and cocktail selection. There sushi is exceptional and my personal favourites are the Pink Roses, as well as the Bamboo Salmon rolls. The staff are friendly, attentive and always helpful. Looking forward to visiting Nam Jai House again.
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  • A wonderful experience to have a meal at Nam Jai House. They are always prepared to go the extra mile in every respect. A top quality, restaurant that is continually reaching new heights, with frequent delicious additions, to their ever growing menu.
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  • Nice food a little to bright to be cozy prices are at the upper end of the local food scene. Portions are good. Sushi is good try California Hand roll simply the best. Allround a good experience if Thai is your thing there are other dishes available however in my honest experience these dishes are on par with other reputable restaurants in the area. All round a solid 4 out of 5
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  • Been here too many times to count, food has always been excellent, atmosphere is awesome and the staff are always friendly and accommodating. Recommend this establishment to anyone looking for a treat!
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  • I've eaten out at Nam Jai House since it first opened as a small restaurant. It has gone from strength to strength and just keeps getting bigger and better. The food choices, personal friendly service and ambience in the restaurant are truly outstanding. A place I can genuinely recommend to everyone. Once you've tried them you won't want to eat anywhere else!
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  • Great food!
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  • Simply the best!
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  • Best restaurant to go to and just enjoy yourself. They always have something different or new to try out and the best Jungle Curry country wide!!! Mariette
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  • THIS is my happy place!! Awesome food and lovely people. Absolutely my favorite restaurant!
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  • Good atmosphere, great food.
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  • Awesome place, awesome people, the sushi is always great, crumbed pork fried rice is my favorite dish.
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  • Absolutely amazing food. My favourite restaurant of all time. Always a friendly smile to welcome you!
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  • Love this place! Absolutely amazing food! The sushi and crispy duck is my favourite. Generous portions and interesting flavour combinations. Friendly staff and great service. Best place to have date night with hubby.
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  • My absolute fav place to eat out. Pleasant staff and fantastic great meals. More than value for money! The portion sizes are unbelievable!
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  • Best Sushi i have ever had!!! Really love this place:-) Has something for everyone. I have moved out of town but cant wait to visit so we can go get some sushi!! Staff are well training, friendly & welcoming. I would recommend Nam Jai to anyone with out a doubt.
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  • What an amazing place to eat. Amazing food and such a lovely atmosphere. Love everything about Nam Jai!!
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  • My absolute favourite restaurant in KZN! They offer the best food and their service is top glass. I had my birthday celebrations there, and the staff went out of their way to make me feel special. Well done Nam Jai. I will continue to support you for years to come
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  • Stunning food made from scratch. a unique blending of Asian dishes. Absolutely love this restaurant. Never been disappointed.
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  • I love going to namjai and urged friends and family to go aswell, the variety of foods is amazing and the sushi is so good!! I really tried new things going their that I loved ... amazing experience every time!!
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  • Thanks Nam Jai for your many good years you spent serving us wonderful and delicious food In Empangeni We certainly will miss u but I will definitely take a drive to bays to come and dine at my favourite restaurant...not forgetting the wonderful baby shower you put together me THANK YOU my baby is now 2 years old:)
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  • Namjai is an amazing place to go out to eat. You are treated like family, the food is amazing (tasty and exelent presentation). I wont eat sushi or crispy Duck anywhere else, I am yet to find another Resturant that makes my 2 favorite meals better. I cant wait for my next trip to Zululand, its a pitty they dont deliver to PMB.
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  • With a husband that is addicted to Thai and Sushi, imagine how trilled he was when he first discovered Nam Jai and since then it has been a natural choice for us. Every experience at Nam Jai left us more than satisfy. Annemarie make us feel special every time, no matter how busy she is, she always makes a turn at our table. I can recommend Nam Jai with an open hart the food and service is excellent.
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  • Enjoy the vibe.the uniqueness.and especially the food is amazing
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  • Tina Turner wrote a song about it. Magazines have written features on it...It is a regular on the movie scene to! It can only be Nam Jai! How do you describe in words that moment when all is well with the world. Grinning like a Cheshire Cat it dawns on you that you have just experienced a new level of happiness. That's what eating out is all about for me. Happiness. Nam Jai never disappoints as all the boxes get ticked and then some! From that first step over the threshold to that last little lick of your bottom lip as you ease back into your chair knowing that have just consumed culinary excellence, the whole experience is simply The Best!
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  • I have been privileged in my life to have been all over the world while working for a corporate company.In my function as GM we always had dinner at the most prestigious restaurants often these had Michelin stars.So even though I am not a culinary food blogger expert but i do know quality when i find it. I have had the pleasure of dining at Nam Jai on a number of occasions and remember each one individually for the absolute experience which just keeps on improving. The first time I visited i ordered the signature dish "Crispy Duck"which is time and again the best I have ever tasted. Usually once i frequent a restaurant i order the dish which I know is the one i enjoy. The difference with Nam Jai is that each time you visit they have invented a new dish whether it be a starter, main or desert there is always something new and innovative.the staff including the owner Annamarie literally exude the excitement of explaining the new dishes and this tends to take you on a journey even before you get to taste which after tasting surpasses the expectations It's diverse menu and awesome ambiance ensures that there are no regrets in dining there.there is never the same o same o experience.Each visit becomes a memory to be savored and this also gives the gift of anticipation in planning the next visit knowing that it will be awesome. Well done to all of the staff and Owners for your hard work love and dedication to a truly remarkable experience. Regards Dieter and Lani Heinen
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  • Namjai, is a very unique place. The place to see and be seen, to dress for, yet let your hair down. The staff are professional, yet friendly. They just seem to get the balance right - in flavour as well.
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  • Nam Jai House, well one bit of advise when you know you are going out to eat at this warm, friendly, amazing thai restaurant, make sure you are ravenous because the food is prepared to perfection and your taste buds have never been tantalised like this in your life. You just can't stop eating and every mouthful is an explosion of flavours. Never been there? Do yourself a favour and make the booking today!!!! Keep it up Ann and staff, we will be back for sure
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  • My husband took me out for a very romantic dinner. Nam Jai staff did their utmost to create the correct atmosphere and exquisite food. I felt like a newly wed bride. The sweets was like heaven sent. Thank you so much.
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  • NAM JAI best sushi ever, the curry is divine as there is a couple different ones to choose from, not to say there calamari and prawn is so delicious it has flavours that I've never tasted before in any other restaurant, thank you for good food and wine keep it up guys thanks PS your Asian fused steak is to die for
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  • I love nam jais. Everything was delicious and they don't make you wait ages for your meal. The service was excellent and the food outstanding.
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  • I always enter Nam Jai House with a large appetite, knowing the greatness to come. Never disappointed they always provided scrumptious meals for my yearning stomach. Always leaving me feel like a jolly fat Buddha!
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  • I love the atmosphere of Nam Jai. The food is the great ...and the sushi, my main attraction is the best I have ever had! An excellent choice all round.
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  • As you enter the place,you are welcomed by magnificent setting,The manu is wide variety of mouth-watering starters. Their service is highly quality you can hardly get a smile of the waitress, I had the pleasant dining experience with food of the most exquisite flavours at Nam jai house
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  • I will not have sushi at any other place except Nam Jai!! The sushi is the BEST ever, the cocktails are awesome and the desserts are amazing... and these is just my few favorites. The added bonus of Nam Jai is that the service is excellent, they always go that extra mile to make sure that your experience is awesome!
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  • Going to Nam Jai is a fantastic experience, the staff is excellent and make sure you are taken care of. The food is FRESH, and this is a BIG deal in our lives as people try to cut corners by making an extra buck. The sushi is hands down the best I have tasted in KZN and in Gauteng. They have an amazing cocktail list...!!! Goodness me and the desserts are out of this world. This is a place where you could invite a group of friends and have a great get together or a place where you and your partner could be very romantic.
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  • Want to have a fabulous time with family and friends Nam Jai is the place. Elegantly prepared food with friendly service, and the Sushi is a must have, the best in KZN.
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  • Best sushi ever , other dishes are great with large portions and you are treated like part of the family whenever you are there .
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  • On a recent visit with my parents to KZN we stopped and had dinner at Nam Jai. I was so impressed with the decor and service. I love sushi and I have traveled all over the world and this is some of the best sushi I have ever had. We really enjoyed our dinner and the ambiance was great.
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  • We love eating at Nam Jai. My favourite is the crispy duck and the deserts. My husband loves the sushi and chocolate springrolls. For sure the only place where one can sit down and enjoy a meal in style and good surroundings.
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  • On a recent visit to KZN we visited Nam Jai. I love sushi and I must admit this is the best sushi I have ever had at any restaurant. The service was great and friendly. We will visit for sure again.
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  • After a meeting with an important client today we went for a quick lunch at Nam Jai. However not being that hungry we decided to have a small serving of something each and a decent cup of coffee. I had the deep fried ice cream. I think I went to heaven. It was beyond imagination.
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  • Had a quick lunch today. Absolutely stunning lemon meringue and good coffee. Just what the doctor ordered after a meeting.
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  • I was always a steak man, i'm now a fan of your amazing food. Thanks for broadening my horizans. My wife is thrilled, she love your food.
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  • To Nam Jai House and the Team you are amazing from the time that you walk in, to the time that you leave, you are treated with special care, the food is well presented and absolutely delicious. If you looking for excellence Nam Jai house is definitely the place to be. We will certainly back Thank you Nam Jai for the wonderful evening.
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  • Best food I have ever had! Love namjai House...can't wait till they move to richards bay. Eat out every night haha*♡
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  • Great food, great service, great vibe! It is THE place to eat at. Their sushi is the best i have ever had! With a variety to choose from... Well done to all the staff, from waitresses to kitchen staff and management, for their excellent performance and a job well done!
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