Sagano Japanese Bistro & Steakhouse
Sagano Japanese Bistro & Steakhouse

Sagano Japanese Bistro & Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.saganobrighton.com/
  • Phone: (810) 220-2800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Thursday & Friday:11:30am - 2:30pm
    Lunch: Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00PM

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
    Dinner: Friday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Dinner: Saturday 4:30pm - 10:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Hibachi, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mill Pond Ln.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: We are located in the city of Brighton and therefore we share parking with all of the other businesses. There is limited street parking available but plenty of parking available in multiple municipal lots. There is a designated drop off spot immediately in front of our building. The rear doors are for emergency exit only so please use the front doors.
A word from Sagano Japanese Bistro & Steakhouse
Sagano Brighton boasts 7,500 square feet of restaurant space, complete with twelve Hibachi tables for you dining enjoyment. Your dinner party will enjoy a skilled Hibachi chef preparing your meal right before your eyes! This is an experience you will truly never forget, and is ideal for all kinds of celebrations. Four of these Hibachi tables are located in the Steakhouse's semi-private dining area, where we can accommodate parties of up to forty people.

Our Bistro side is perfect for a quicker, quieter meal, offering the finest in sushi and other prepared items in a casual dining atmosphere. Our sushi menu is extensive, but feel free to ask for our Chef's Special and the Sushi Chef will create a one-of-a-kind item that will please your eyes as well as your palate!

We look forward to serving you and your party soon.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Sagano Japanese Bistro & Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
54 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (45)special occasion (35)kid-friendly (29)fit for foodies (11)neighborhood gem (10)hot spot (8)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • First time visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    We had a really good time. The food was quite good and plenty of it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'd recommend Sagano ...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I'd recommend Sagano ... it's both my teen nephews favorite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Hostess was not very friendly but everything else was amazing!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Night!
    RareDateNite
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had a very nice time at Sagano. Our reservations got us right in and seated on time. The food was great! Both my wife and I had hibachi shrimp which was cooked perfectly at our table by a very entertaining chef.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience...
    goodtime4all
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    My 3 children had a great time. They are already wanting to come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    datenight
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The service was great. The cook was very entertaining and was very nice. The place was very clean.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite restaurant!
    Saganos
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Saganos is our favorite! We always have fun when we are there...they have the best food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner outing
    Ilikeagoodmeal
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We had a great dinner experience. The food was tasty and decent portion size. The chef was personable, entertaining, and accomadating for the different food items and how patrons wanted the food prepared. I would recommend Sagano's and would like to visit again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun Night Out
    MTerry
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We've gone several times, it has been a fun place to go out with friends and family. The kids 5 & 12 years old stay entertained which is a nice treat, but it's more fun if you can leave the kids at home.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So much food for the price!!
    PickyEater
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    You definitely get what you pay for! I didn't see a single person leave without a doggie bag. A bit noisey, so don't go expecting a quiet dinner but it's fun! The chef at each hibachi grill puts on a little show so to speak so be prepared to participate! Definitely a place to try at least once! Delicious!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun
    lynn
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was a request for our 14 year old's birthday dinner. The restaurant itself is plain, but the waitstaff and hibatchi server were great. You get a lot of food! All of it very tastey.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My kids all love this place, and is usually what they request for Birthday Celebrations. Great job Sagano!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Way too much money!!!
    LIKETOEATHATETOPAY
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    It was great to watch the cooks but the bill for 8 people came to 350.00 which I think is CARZY!! The gratuity is added at 50 percent with that said I cant afford this bill and wont do it again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Less people
    DDBJJB
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    If you want less people around, go Monday evening. Traffic is slow and it's very quiet. My date and I enjoyed ourselves so much!!!!! Service was great as usual!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unpleasant Birthday Meals
    TheHonestGuy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Waitress was very awkward. Didn't check with us toward the end of the meal. She argued/bickered with the bartender mid meal which led to an extremely unpleasant meal. Very disappointed we celebrated two birthdays there that day. We have been to saganos many times, and this is definitely a first. On the plus side, the cool was fantastic. It's too bad half of his tip went to the waitress :/
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The food was very good, and you get A Lot of it! It may seem pricey at first, but for the portions they give, it is actually worth it. They offered half price kid's meals on Wed., and my kids enjoyed our chef who made it a lot of fun. The only negative I would say was the cleanliness of the restaurant. There was food and crumbs on the floor around our table. The floors were dirty. We were there at 5:00 when they opened, so it was surprising that they floors hadn't been cleaned or vacuumed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun!
    DDBJJB
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Took my boyfriend here for the first time this week, he loved it and can't wait to go back. I wish there was a way to be sweated at the table alone (maybe with extra cost) but sometimes the people you sit with aren't so nice. Food and service was awesome!!!! My favorite resteraunt!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Diner1234
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I brought my son and six friends for dinner. They all loved the food and the atmosphere. I had forgotten the coupon for a free birthday dinner at home and when I mentinoned this to the staff they told me I was more than welcome to come back again and use it as long as it was still within the birthday month!!!! Seriously? I was spending a couple of hundred dollars on the group. I had booked it as a birthday dinner and paid for the birthday dessert and photo. I will make sure I tell people how awful their customer service is!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Japanese steak house
    john
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great variety of food on the menu and everything is done to perfection. Had children with us this time and the restaurant was very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wkwaraw
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This restaurant is a favorite of ours! Always look forward to the food and great entertainment! Online reservations is fast and easy! Our recent visit was extremely enjoyable, habachi chef was engaging, entertaining and food was delish, making our birthday celebration special! Looking forward to next time!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    TheMitchellsVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The service was wonderful. We had a great time. Tee was so entertaining. My daughter laughed the entire time. We will go back & she requested for her birthday
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good fun, great food
    Skatingskis
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Steak, chicken, shrimp, rice, noodles, all were AWESOME!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 136 reviews are from the Sagano Japanese Bistro & Steakhouse reviews archive.
  • amazing food great atmosphere!
    marbear79
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    You get a ton of food and it's all delicious! Our chef was super fun and had a great sense of humor!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    My wife has a shell fish allergy and you guys took special care to make sure that she did not have any issues and joked about in a fun way. We had a really good time there for my wifes birthday.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Tee was great..made the visit a fun experience for all ages..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Large portions!
    SomeoneLocal
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Tuna was well overcooked and was returned. Replacement food was cooked perfectly. Portions were colossal! Quality of food was good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • postalbabe
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    This was my 2nd time here ,both times were at the Hibachi Table! What a wonderful and entertaining experience! The food was fabulous! From the Lobster and Scallops to the Filet Minion and Shrimp! You got to watch the food being prepared...and you could see how fresh and of good quality the food was before it was cooked! The staff was friendly and attentive! :) Very clean! 5stars in my book! Looking forward to coming back and trying the Sushi Bar!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good times
    5byfive
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    For a small town like Brighton, this is a very good hibachi style Japanese restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food
    Visionsttl
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Food is always delicious, wonderful staff. Love the rice and noodles that come with your meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average Hibachi
    DiningQueenVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The Hibachi was pretty good. Filet was great! They give you noodles in addition to rice & veggies. That was tasty. Their soup has a lot more fried onions & sweeter than most. Their salad is heavy on the peanut flavor. Our chef was wonderful but server was less than average. The sushi was not very good. I would not order a single piece or roll next time. They didn't understand what crab salad was & weren't even able to make it for their Cali Rolls, only have the stick. I would go back if a group asked me to but only for Filet Hibachi. Oh, they will not see you until EVERYONE in your party is there.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hibachi table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Very fun 1st experience with having food cooked at your table! All the food was great!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super Fun!
    Andrealana
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We went for my Dad's birthday (we've previously visited for my husband's) and it was fun, as always. The chef's are charismatic and humorous and the food is fantastic. The only item that could use some work would be the hostess. She seemed overwhelmed (we got there right at open) and she was not the most warm. Someone that is the face of your lobby needs to be upbeat and happy, even when they're busy, especially in a place that thrives on being energetic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food
    tossmethatshrimp
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Love the shrimp & filet combo and the fun atmosphere. Don't go expecting a romantic quiet evening. Go with friends or family and have a good time. We have always had a good meal each time we have been there and downtown Brighton in the summer is hopping.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great times
    BHappy
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Our group of 12 had a really good time. Service and food was amazing. Would reserve a table here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very pleasant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed a very nice evening here. The front desk staff was attentive,the server was but had to look for her when I had a special request which she ignored or forgot. The chef was on schedule,funny and entertaining . Chef over cooked the seafood but not bad. Plenty of food. No offer of dessert (not that we wanted one) or post dinner drink. Fix those minor issues and it would be a 5 star. Just being honest so other patrons know what they are in for. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My favorite spot
    DinningDiva
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I choose Saganos when it comes to special ocassions.It has fun..good food...great prices...great staff and you may even make a friend
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    DiningLady
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    food was excellent. There weren't many people in the restaurant. We came in and ate our soup and salad and then 2 other people joined and we were already done with that part of our meal. We had to wait for the other people to finish theirs before a chef came. Not a huge deal, but wished they hadn't sat those two people down after we had already finished our first two courses.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • YUM
    CBWalk
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We had a large party reservation and were seated promptly at the time we had booked online. The service was fast and fun! The chef at the hibachi grill was engaging and entertaining and the food was AMAZING! We were all very satisfied with the experience.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun and entertaining
    Momov3
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Great food, great service and the chef's presentation kept us laughing. This was our very first time here. We will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So much fun!
    Tali
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Fantastic, fun, entertaining dining experience. We laughed and ate. It was great.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.