Arigato-St. Petersburg
Arigato-St. Petersburg

Arigato-St. Petersburg

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dinearigato.com/
  • Phone: (727) 343-5200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Valentine's Day- 1pm- 10pm
    Mother's Day 1pm- 9pm

    Closed - Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve (December 24).
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Rene Hernandez 727-343-5200
  • Entertainment: Experience a show full of FIRE, JOKES, and WHIRLING BLADES as Steak, Lobster, Shrimp, Scallops, and Chicken are cooked right in front of you at your table!

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  • Special Events: Early Bird Menu served 7 days a week.
    First Hour we are open, you can save up to 25% off some of your favorite Entrees. Prices start at $9.99

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 38th Avenue and 66th Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Arigato-St. Petersburg
Voted-Best Oriental Restaurant-7 years in a row–“St. Pete Times"
Voted Best Group Dining, Best Family Friendly & Best Special Occasion Restaurant - "AOL CitySearch",
Voted Best Asian Restaurant-"Tampa Tribune"
Voted Best Japanese "Best Independent Restaurant Assoc"
Enjoy a new experience in Japanese dining. Our chef's are part magician, part craftsman, part entertainer. He will turn steak, lobster, shrimp, and chicken into gourmet's delight. Teppanyaki cooking is an art form which uses a 600 degree grill. The preparation of your food takes place right in front of your eyes.
Choose from a wide selection of Oriental gourmet dishes with six courses (All Prices include main entree, soups, salad, mushrooms, onions, zucchini, broccoli, snow peas and fried rice.) Saki, plum wine, chop sticks and ceramic figurine containers for specialty drinks are all authentic touches that you will find at Arigato.
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Arigato-St. Petersburg reviews from OpenTable diners
4 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.3
  • Food4.3
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance2.8
    Noise LevelModerate
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (2)special occasion (2)romantic (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)neighborhood gem (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • do not go!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    I don't think this place has changed its menu or services since the 80s. the quality of service and food is gone down drastically don't waste your time.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was fantastic! Large
    EddieG
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Food was fantastic! Large selection of wine. Perfect night, will definitely Come back again!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food in a fun setting.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    Arigato's is always a fun time with great food. The filet is delicious, the rice and noodles are always tasty, and its just entertaining to watch the chef prepare everything for you. Love it here and will keep going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthdays not such a great idea.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    The Food was great, but our chef was not very entertaining at all. The table next to us the cook was making everyone laugh. Also the floors were sticky... Not what you would expect for so much $...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wouldn't Suggest
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    They were about 30 minutes late in seating us for our reservation, and the chef didn't arrive for a whole hour past us being seated. The waitress said she'd get or drinks refilled, but I had to ask several times just for that to happen.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had a groupon that was vague
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2012
    I had a groupon that was vague when it came to two people or two dinners. My friend and I would have liked to share a meal since the menu is a bit pricey and the gift certificate had no specification of having to buy TWO meals. It said $30 for two or more,... It did not say dinner nor did it say people. Waitress wasn't exactly polite when this problem arose. Overall, Ok restaurant but maybe they should make their dealings with groupon a little more specific as to not conflict with customers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservation Delays
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/15/2012
    I did make reservations for 7:30pm and arrived around 7:15pm. We did not get seated until almost 8:30pm. They were running a special that week and I'm sure many ordered the special. This was a Wednesday night which we were ready to leave if not seated soon. Most any other time that we have been there, the reservations have been a 15 minute window. I hope next time they will be prepared and avoid the waits. The food was very good and for the special was even better. The deal was an appetizer, an entree, and a dessert for $25.00! Mmm!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food, great show with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    great food, great show with talented chefs. Jason kept my water filled.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Low quality food & Terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/21/2012
    Absolutely terrible. Food was sub-par at best. Cheap quality everything, meats, vegetables, tables, you name it. Been to about 10 different hibachi restaurants all over the US, this is the first one that has not given 2 shrimp as an free appetizer, instead serving mushrooms. Clear that they are focused on being as cheap as possible while still charging high prices. Service was terrible as well. Chef was good but waitress couldn't care less about service - terrible attitude and complete ignorance to time. Final straw was when my chicken (debatable if this was actually chicken) did not taste, feel, or look like chicken. Others at the table had chicken as an appetizer and they complained that it was hard, didn't taste right.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not returning to this location.
    Emmienm
    Dined on 2/20/2012
    We had reservations for 6:30pm. We arrived early an were told it would be about 10 minutes. . We were not seated until just after 7:00pm and I am sure it was only because our party and others were ready to walk out. We were finally seated in a back room (where there were plenty of tables, it was obvious they were short staffed) and were abandoned for another 45 minutes. Finally we had a chef come to the table only to tell us the table wasn't on and he would come back later. No apologies from the staff at all. The food is decent, depends on the chef. We WILL NOT come back to this location. Others are further, but I expect better service for the price not to be talked down to when addressing complaints with management.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food tasted awful. I was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    The food tasted awful. I was not satisfied what so ever.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have been to Arrigato's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    We have been to Arrigato's several times. The facility itself is not remarkable, but the food and the personnel are outstanding!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food is prepared fresh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/22/2011
    The food is prepared fresh to order with very little seasoning. The sauses are good for personally seasoning your dish. The chefs try to enternain while preparing the dishes for the entire table. The ordering process is electronic and fast. It can get a little smokey when all of the tables are going at once so if you're sensitive to that, you may want to go for a take out dish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I enjoyed Arigato as I have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/27/2011
    I enjoyed Arigato as I have in the past. The new restaurant in Tampa is gorgeous with a very nice vibe. The food as usual was very good served up by a clever and humorous chef. I was able to order with eliminations to some veggie I am not fond of which meant I could eat all that was prepared for me instead of picking through what I didn't care for.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Could be better...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/9/2011
    It seemed like the employees were not enjoying their work at all. I wonder about the nature of the management which seems to have be "oppressive" to them. Too much bossing by management without an appreciation for those who were doing the work. Sharp tongued manageress who came across as insincere to me. Also, seems to have had trouble with over booking customers and not effetive with appointment times.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricey for the little amount
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/9/2011
    Pricey for the little amount of food or quality of the food. I guess you pay for the hibachi grill experience with your own chef split between 9 people.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I noticed the portions got
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/11/2011
    I noticed the portions got smaller and the table was a little cramped, but overall my group had a nice time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have been here several
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/28/2010
    We have been here several times. The food is excellent and we had a great chef. The only negative I can report is: I wish their exhaust fans worked better. Some times it can get a little smokey but it's so good I'll put up with it. Prices, I think are very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Arigato is all about the show.
    PremiumPayer
    Dined on 7/12/2010
    Arigato is all about the show. Your chef prepares the meal in front of you on the table, all the while performing a routine as the go through cooking your meal. It's a lot of fun for groups, kids or anyone who likes a little show with their dinner. The actual food is fresh, hot and quite good, with generous portions that should satisfy even the hardiest of appetites. The restaurant is getting on in years and is starting to show it's age, however it is clean and well maintained.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful for a 60th Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/21/2010
    Wonderful for a 60th Birthday celebration between siblings.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2 for one coupons should be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/24/2010
    2 for one coupons should be explained when presented also tip policy should be explained
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food presentation was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/16/2009
    The food presentation was well done. The cook was fun and friendly. The bar service was a bit slow but I was warm and didn't order water at first. We took leftovers home and had them for lunch the next day. the people at our table were a bit unfriendly, Can't balme Arrigato for that. Overall good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love this place. The food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/29/2009
    I love this place. The food is always exceptional, especially the Goody, Goody Sauce. The Chef was great fun with wonderful personalty. We don't need a special occasion to go to Arigato's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We dine at Arigatos at least
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/20/2009
    We dine at Arigatos at least once a month and it is always a wonderful experience. We drive 45 minutes in order to go there!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The server was very friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/18/2009
    The server was very friendly and the atmosphere was so enjoyable. The place was very clean and made you feel right at home. The chef was so much fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of our favorites. Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/15/2009
    One of our favorites. Food is fantastic and the chiefs are very amusing. We go often plus with our Dinning Out group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not exciting, but food is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/28/2009
    Not exciting, but food is good, fresh, high quality ingredients. Go for the show of the chef cooking - very entertaining for children. Grill tends to heat up seating area, so dress accordingly. Not an intimate romantic spot at all: you will share a grillside with strangers. Skip the bar: the drinks are weak and not worth the money.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We eat here often ! The food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/24/2009
    We eat here often ! The food is excellent and the chef cooking at the table entertains my 5 children. Everyone is friendly here, and you usually get to eat with others sitting at your table so you get to meet new pepple. This is my absolute favorite place to eat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My family and I go to Arigato
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/28/2008
    My family and I go to Arigato twice each year. The food is consistently good and the atmosphere is fun. At times the drink service and refills can be slow.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food portions are down sauces
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/25/2008
    food portions are down sauces and salad dressing was not made like usually soup tasted a little watery and not as good as usual cook ok but not great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice. We had a group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/9/2008
    Very nice. We had a group of friends celebrating birthdays and anniversaries and it was a great place to hang out and enjoy the food and company. Food, Service and Staff was great. The chef did a great job a cooking and everything was prepared perfectly. Even with 4 tables to a room - it did not seem crowded and the seating was easy to access comfortable. Easy to find and plenty of good parking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • i think the air conditioning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/24/2008
    i think the air conditioning was out that night, and they had trouble getting our table to warm up, the chef was great as usual though
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, usually awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/21/2008
    Great food, usually awesome and friendly chefs, and good times. What else is there to say? :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was overcooked. He didn't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/8/2008
    food was overcooked. He didn't ask how our filet was to be cooked, and had to cook a second one, and the shrimp and lobster were overcooked. Chef Augustus (hibachi-style cooking) socialized entire evening with other half of table who were school friends, and our plates were bare most of the evening compared to theirs, which were overfilled. When we complained to management at end of evening, there was no effort made to compensate us. (This was my 50th birthday, and pretty much ruined the entire evening! Even our waitress Mandy noticed it)
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    • Noise LevelQuiet