A new favorite!
We've been meaning to try Tamari for some time but just now finally decided to do so and we are very glad we did! The food and service were excellent. The menu is varied and it's fun to order in stages depending on how hungry you are and what you want to try. We will definitely be going back!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tops for Tamari
I was reluctant to travel the Tamari in Warrendale because of the Tamari in Lawrenceville being so much more convenient. Well, it was worth the additional inconvenience. The restaurant was more spacious and more appealing. The food was great. My wife and I will be returning. The Tapas were excellent with an interesting and tasty variety. We ordered from the Tapas and Shareable portions of the menu so I can not comment on the rest of the menu. The staff were pleasant and knowledgeable.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome Food & Service
My friend and I went to Tamari's in Warrendale for the first time this week and thoroughly enjoyed it! We ordered a variety of items. We each had their lunch special where you pick 1 item from each of 4 columns. We got different things so we could sample a bit of everything. Then we also ordered the avocado/jalapeno dip with chips, the lobster mac and cheese and the chicken fried rice and ended up taking some home! We were stuffed when we left! We loved every single thing we tried, but my favorite was the lobster mac and cheese although the chicken fried rice, shrimp tacos and grilled shrimp and chicken and california rolls and salads were all wonderful as well! We will definitely go back! :)
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nothing Like It in the North Hills
Great unique food, excellent service and cool look. Went during the week and they had some great mid-week food and wine specials. Enjoyed all our choices. Will return.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The new patio is a welcome
The new patio is a welcome switch from the surrounding offerings
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A+ food, wished for another server
This was our first time at Tamari and it went very well. The food was phenominal and we would reccomend it to anyone. The service however, was not on par with the food. The hostess only brought one menu to the table and said she would be right back with another one. Never happened. The server was a young guy who needs to work on his profession. Clearing empties, introductions, ect... Just didn't live up to the food. And all of our food went to other tables by the food runners before they brought it to us. It appeared to be a very new crew we dealt with. Other tables had better service from more experienced servers. As one myself, I always listen and watch. Aside from that, we will go back and enjoy, just with someone else taking care of us.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for friends night out
My friends and I enjoyed the food and drinks. Great place to just order a bunch of things from the menu and share.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tamari is my favorite restaurant!
Tamari is my favorite restaurant! The food is very flavorful and always amazing!
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun place with good food
Tapas style dining which allows you to try many things. Good atmosphere with the bar busy but not ridiculous. Reservations a must on the weekend (over two hour wait at 6:30 on Friday) unless you want to chance finding bar space/hight tops
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Different and Good
Think of this restaurant as a place to make a meal of really good appetizers. You pull all the various appetizer plates together to make your meal and let the waitress bring them out in various orders. It was very different by each plate we had was great and the overall experience was very good. We will definitely come here again!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience at Tamari
My family and I had a great dinner at Tamari Warrendale. Food was good, our server took care of us, as she was able to note that they missed giving us one of our bacon and quali egg robatas, and had it added immediately. It wasn't too noisy, so we were able to talk to each other without needing to shout.
My daughter enjoyed her robata and the spicy tuna maki, but found the fried rice too spicy, although it was perfect for me. The chorizo taco was a pleasantly spicy surprise, and my wife enjoyed the Chifa specialty maki and we also finshed the calamari quickly. Overall, a very good dining experience!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Wednesday night specials
The Wednesday night specials are amazing...well worth the drive from Pittsburgh!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We arrived early and they
We arrived early and they were very accomodating - the food was delicious and at the correct temperature. The ambiance was chic and modern.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and improved service.
The food has been always amazing, and finally the service has improved. Neil S. was fantastic. Awesome dinner. Sat on patio very nice.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Out of towners
We made a last-minute reservation. Seat hostess took us to was on higher level - nice booths, but tables very close together a d
not as romantic. Opted to eat at the bar which was an excellent choice. Impressive bartender (Paul) who knew the menu well and was super-welcoming. Recommend the tuna tartare, grilled romaine salad, pork belly. For robata grill we recommend the bacon/quail egg (awesome!) and tenderloin. The Tamari roll was excellent. My wife ordered another just for her! The best Manhattan I've ever had and the have The Show, our favorite Cabernet. Bar was lively with a young crowd, but the restaurant was clearly comfortable for a few older couples who seemed to be having a good time. We had a great night and would come back.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
In my opinon, still the best
In my opinon, still the best food in Wexford/Cranberry area. The new restaurnat Off The Hook just opened up next door and appears to be stealing the majority of patrons from Tamari, although the reviews from neighbors rate it as overpriced for what you get, so i assume that as the novelty wears off, Tamari will once again be the place to go. Unfortunately, on a saturday night, Tamari was rather drab and lifeless.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been coming to Tamari for a long time and always enjoy the food. This is a good place to introduce new people to sushi, because there are also tapas selections that allow everyone to ease into the experience without being overwhelmed. Recent guests that joined us were immediate converts and can't wait to go back.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went with Friends and have never been disappointed.. the selection of wine is small but very good.. something for everyone.. and the special drinks are very creative.. albeit pricey..The food never fails to intrigue as the fusion of Asian and Southwest is apparent in almost every dish.. We tried the Chorizo tacos for the first time and were very surprised by the marriage of flavors there..The lobster Maki roll is not to be missed as is the lobster Mac n cheese.. fantastic..
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cost vs quality
While food is excellent the cost can add up quickly. Also it would be nice if they could expand their premium sake selection.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always awesome!!
We always loved Tamari in Lawernceville, but then we found Tamari in Warrendale! Worth every extra minute to get there!
Beautiful restaurant , friendly staff, and as always awesome, fantastic food!!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great patio, good Tapas
Tamari in Warrendale is bigger than the Lawrenceville location and I think its atmosphere is a little more upscale. We also find more available reservations on Opentable. We liked sharing various small dishes rather than their entrees. On a recent visit, the grilled romaine was very good, but seemed to lack some flavor. The chorizo tacos were excellent and the empanadas were very good. We will go back, particularly when we can eat outside on their patio, which is quite roomy and nice.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friend and I chose Tamari to celebrate our birthdays! She had never been to Tamari so
it was fun to share this great restaurant with her - she loved it as much as
We will definitely be back!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Anniversary at Tamari
We had been to Tamari before. They have very good Latin/Asian fusion food - tapas, robata skewers and sushi. We especially enjoyed the grilled romaine, shrimp tacos, robata skewers (I had beef and salmon) and the Tamari roll. The food is tasty and it has items that are both safe and more adventurous. We used a Double take offer to save $20. We went with friends that were also celebrating an anniversary. We sat outside on the deck and enjoyed the nice evening weather. Service was also very good.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I chose Tamari to host some out of town clients based on reviews of other Open Table members. And they were right.... this place has excellent food, great presentation, and awesome service. The entire staff from the hostess to the server made our evening delightful.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
As a young professional in the area, I am so happy that establishment like this exist. This is an awesome place tounwind after workd with excellent food and drinks. For the budget-conscious social butterflies, the happy hour discounts here cannot be beat. This establishment offers the chic and classy feeling in a laid back setting and definitely gives its Pittsburgh counterpart a run for their money with their ambiance. The staff here is also top notch, attentive and most importantly - friendly. :-)
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Waitress friendly, professional,
Waitress friendly, professional, helpful with menu selections. Food was excellent.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great dining experience
Tamari is a great restaurant for celebrating a special occasion or a casual dinner with friends or even for brunch. We were there to celebrate my wife's birthday. We were seated immediately since we had a reservation. We ordered tapas and would highly recommend the korean tenderloin and the pork belly dishes. The lamb quesadillas are very good too but are heavier since they have a lot of cheese. Even though the restaurant was full, we did not have to wait for the server or our food to get served. Overall our experience at Tamari was great and we would definitely go back.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Energetic, excellent food
Made a last minute open table reservation on a Friday night. Everything was very good, although the gin is expensive!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Found a favorite place
We have been to Tamari several times. We always have a great meal and that's why we keep going back.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always have a really good time and experience when we go to Tamari! Especially love happy hour! Half price apps & tapas are a great deal! Thanks Tamari!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always enjoy Tamari!
So glad we tried the Warrendale location! The restaurant is beautiful, and Eric is the best waiter ever!!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Being our first visit the
Being our first visit the menu was a bit confusing but the waiter was very helpful. The food was very good and the crème brulee was devine.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for foodies!
My wife and I truly enjoyed our 1st visit to Tamari (Cranberry( for lunch. Wish we ventured earlier as the chefs create amazing tapas artfully presented. Any foodies that enjoy Soba/Eleven will love Tamari even more so. To those that commented on the portion size, I disagree as the quality ingredients prepared by talented chefs were fairly priced. Furthermore, they even offer special sushi night and Happy Hour. Tantalizing flavors, great service, nice decor and easy commute off the Warrendale exit, what's not to love.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out!
We ventured across town to try out Tamari in Warrendale because we had a Living Social Deal and are so glad we did! My husband and I had such a fun "date night" as we sat in the bar area in comfortable lounge seating and ordered a sampling of great food and specialty drinks. Our server was fun and cool, and made our experience extra enjoyable. Every bite was fresh, unique and delicious. Because we arrived before 6:30pm we were able take advantage of "happy hour" which was an unexpected addition to our reasonable evening! The ambiance in the bar/restaurant is nice, but I wish the view out the window wasn't the parking lot. Oh well. Not a deal breaker. We look forward to going back and meeting up with friends next time!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great anniversary dinner
We had great service and delicious fresh food for our anniversary dinner at Tamari. It was our first visit to this location. Enjoyed all of our selections (white tuna sushi, shrimp tempura rolls, and lobster maki). Everything tasted fresh and was delivered promptly. Our sever was attentive and helpful with the menu. He topped off our meal with complimentary champagne and dessert which was a nice surprise. Will be visiting again.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tamari unique dining adventure
I've been to Tamari a number of times, including with a small group doing the Chef's tasting. It's always a dining adventure with it's unique menu and presentations. On this most recent visit we ordered several rounds of smaller plates. The sushi was amazing, particularly the lobster tempura roll. Other favorites included the lamb quesadilas, lobster ravioli (special that night) and fried calamari. The service was exceptional-the waitress was friendly and multiple wait staff brought the dishes out quickly and cheerfully. Overall, it was a great experience and I plan to go back again.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Luxe and Relaxed
On tapas alone, you will leave full and feel well taken care of by a professional but personable waitstaff.
Best picks - grilled romaine salad, LOBSTER MAC N CHEESE (goodness gracious, gouda!), and the flour less cayenne pepper-spiced dark chocolate cake.
Of the robata sampler, the beef is most flavorful, bacon-wrapped quail eggs are a bacon lover's friend, and the salmon is great for fishy fish fans. The savory dips enhance the more basic chicken & pork (very fatty).
Wine list features California, Chilean, and Argentinian finds - reasonably priced enjoy a glass with no guilt.
Calamari and the Asian tamale are delicious gateway foods for the rising foodie who treads carefully.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was fantastic and the service was great. We will definitely be going back.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal as usual
Been to Tamari multiple times but this was the first lunch experience. It was a great experience albeit a tiny bit slow for lunch. The Bento Box was excellent with good selections to choose from and the sushi was spectacular as usual. Only suggestion would be to be prepared for your lunch to run long if you're on a timeline. Other than that - great!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tamari is one of our favorite local restaurants. We are never disappointed when we go there. The service and food is always consistent and delicious. Love the new additions to the menu as well!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Happy Hour
This neighborhood gem has the best happy hour for those foodies that I've seen yet in this city.
We go back any time we can find a sitter!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first experience at this restaurant, and I had decided to try it based on a recommendation from a business associate. The food was outstanding, the server couldn't have been more accommodating, the prices appropriate, and the atmosphere quite comfortable.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
BEST MEAL OF MY LIFE. SERVICE COULD NOT HAVE BEEN BETTER. I MEAN WOW! THANK YOU TAMARI
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious As Usual!
Tamari is one of our most favorite restaurants. The delicious and unique menu items are wonderful! During this visit, the fish tacos were one of my favorites - in addition to the TNT sushi roll. The service was great, and we had a fun evening out with friends. We highly recommend Tamari and plan to return again and again!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will def be back
Lamb queso were great! All of the small plates came out extremely fast, but delay in main course.... Food was worth it. Not sure if they do a happy hour on the small plates at the aware dale location... Have heard they do in Lawrenceville.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great meal. So fun to try
A great meal. So fun to try so many courses. Also, really enjoyed the waitstaff.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner with Co-Worker
Overall, another good experience at Tamari. I had requested a quieter section of the restaurant due to meeting a co-worker. Only issue with was that we waited 5 minutes at our table before we had to go get a server to realize we had been seated and had to wait some time for refill on drinks.
Food was great as always, friendly staff, relaxing environment, and easy to get to with hotels only minutes away in Cranberry.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
They were out of a wine that was on their menu. On a Friday night??
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
While the food and the service were both outstanding, we were disappointed with our table which was right on top of 2 other tables on either side of us. So much so that we heard every bit of conversation from one of the couples. We will go back but next time, we'll request a booth.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great evening out with friends
My wife and I got together with some, good friends. This was our first time dining at the Warrendale location. We have been to the original Lawrenceville location many times. We enjoyed a few drinks at the bar and then sat down for dinner. We ordered a variety of things from the menu including calamari, lobster and Korean short ribs. Everything was delicious. We look forward to dining at Tamari again in the future.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM