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Nakama Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, Pittsburgh, PA

Nakama Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

4.2
4.2
1340 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Nakama Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar is a hip, fresh approach to Japanese cuisine. Enjoy the knife wielding chefs & experience why Nakama has the absolute best tasting hibachi grilled steak, chicken & seafood as well as the best sushi in Pittsburgh. Nakama has won numerous awards including: Best Japanese/Sushi Restaurant by Pittsburgh Magazine from 2005 through 2018. Experience why Nakama is getting Pittsburgh's vote!! We are located at heart of the historic South Side at 1611 East Carson Street & 10636 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA.
Nakama features Happy Hour Monday thru Friday from 5-7 pm with specials on drinks, half off select appetizers & sushi specials our bar area. Nakama also offers a well-priced children's menu. Gluten free options available.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Teppanyaki

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm. Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:30pm (dinner menu served all day)

  • Phone number

    (412) 381-6000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Appetizer & Sushi platters are available for off-site drop-off.

  • Private party facilities

    Nakama offers private dining accommodations for up to 35 guests.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    17th

  • Parking details

    Valet is available Tuesday through Saturday from 6:00pm. Street parking is also available.

  • Public transit

    51A, 51B, 51C, 51D & 54C

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,340 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Darnell was wonderful server! Very accommodating and on top of everything! Tom the cook was great and funny! Overall great time
  2. MS

    MadelineS

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Server great. Food quite mediocre./////aaaa.
  3. MB

    MelonyeB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food and service is good. We had reservations for 5:30 and didn't have to wait long to be seated.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    Man has this place gone downhill! Horrible atmosphere! Not clean! Very unfortunate!
  5. JB

    JendaB

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Not worth the trip. Restaurant was freezing
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    We celebrated my sone birthday. I informed them of this asking they would include their arrangements of a sparkler and a gong or something eles rather just due to not having a cake . They never brang it ! They did seem to bring out another beer we didn’t ask for already opened and charged us for it so my husband had two full beers at the beginning of dinner meanwhile I had asked three times not once three times for a refill of cocktail and she never brought it out . We never received our soup and it never was even addressed . And refills for the kids didn’t get covered till half their dinner was done . There were only 5 tables in the place and people at like a bar area . Not busy at all . We were there at 1 on a Sunday .first time there and to be honest our cook didn’t do anything like the other cooks it wasn’t enjoyable or entertaining like I thought for a fun birthday dinner for him . We watched the other tables laughs and giggles as the cook joked and did tricks and ours just talked about basically life .. 250 $ later and yea just was a bad experience overall wish we went maybe to the other locations maybe .
  7. E

    Elizabeth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious; service was wonderful and accommodations were made for a food allergy.
  8. AW

    AmberW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef and food were great. The scallops, steak and lobster was amazing. Good time as always
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter’s 14th birthday was super fun and she got a free cheesecake dessert with a fun firework in it!!
  10. R

    Rose

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    We had a a party if 6 for 6:30 reservation and did not get seated until 7:30. The host kept taking others to be seated. Once we were finally seated, we did not see a chef until 8 pm but only when I inquired. The chef was good. No issues with him. However the food is WAY overpriced and not the best quality. Plus they charge extras for soup and salad and tack on 18% gratuity. I would have given the chef 20%.he despite. But they made the tip decision for me. Secondly the server was mediocre at best. Hands us leftovers containers. No bags Underwhelmed to say the least. Would not recommend nor will I return.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I loved our service !
  12. A

    Ashley

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    The food price has risen for each entree plus and additional 2 dollars for soup and 2 dollars for salad. The food was not worth the cost. The servers were also standing around chatting, offering meh’ service. With the price I expected more, but is definitely not worth the cost. I could and will go to another hibachi establishment for a cheaper cost and better experience.
  13. JA

    JudeA

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our chef, Denny and our server, Mary were the dynamic duo! Entertaining, kind, professional and eager to make our dinner spectacular! The outstanding food and presentation speaks to itself. Try the Pittsburgh Roll!
  14. g

    guest

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    Server was great. Food was nothing to talk about. It was below par sushi. Place was very noisy.
  15. AC

    AndreaC

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went here with business associates that were in from out of town. Everyone had nothing but great reviews. The sushi rolls and the group's hibachi choices were so delicious. We had a great time and enjoyed the chef that prepared our dinners for us.
  16. MK

    MicheleK

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great mix of Asian foods on the menu. The food was very good. I loved my sushi and hibachi foods. Seems like the prices were raised a bit. The chef was entertaining but did not engage much. Perhaps being polite as we were friends catching up. Our waiter was OUTSTANDING! full of smiles, managed by food allergies well, and brought me options. Speedy service to get me to my theater on time. Well done!
  17. BD

    BrittanyD

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    I had always heard that Nakama was a pretty nice place, but I’m assuming that over the years the ambience has dwindled quite a bit. It’s very much casual, I would even say fast casual. The citrus-tini drink was amazing, and our server was great, but I feel as though the ambience is truly lacking, especially being marketed the way that it is.
  18. A

    Alisa

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We have been to several hibachi restaurants in the area and this is by far the best - from the appetizers to the meal, the food was fantastic. Even though service was slow - and expect to spend 2 hours there for dinner, the experience was wonderful.
  19. M

    Michellec

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Restaurant is like an oven, extremely hot. Service was terrible.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there twice in two days while on a business trip because the food was so good
  21. DC

    DanielC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Came in for dinner with my friend at 7. We had our meal and everything was fine but when we wanted to order again the server came over and said "the kitchen is actually closed now" in a rude tone. It was my understanding that the restaurant stops seating at 8pm, so what would happen if someone came in for food at that time? They would be told to leave because the kitchen is closed? It makes zero sense and it wouldn't have been an issue had someone told us when we arrived.
  22. CS

    ChrisS

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    It was ok at best, wasn't busy at all but we had to wait for a reservation. Service was very slow and very un-attentive. Food was good but way over-priced. Won't be back.
  23. x

    xuxik

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food and decent service. The only thing they should improve is the ventilation!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Bartender wasn’t very friendly
  25. HH

    HollyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an amazing place! The good and service were both excellent.
  26. KS

    KevinS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall1food2service5ambience3
    Not worth the hype. Ichiban is so much better and you definitely get more food for the price you pay. Very disappointing
  27. HS

    HersheySS

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great food and the bar tender/waiter was fantastic. 4 of us sat at a high top table near the bar since we didn't want to share a hibachi table (wanted to chat without socializing with others). Unfortunately my hibachi came out 30 minutes after the other 3 were served their sushi and teriyaki chicken entrees. I was served a free drink but it was lousy kitchen timing. The food was excellent and we will go back but I suggest NOT ordering hibachi unless you are at a hibachi table. Nice atmosphere and not too loud for a bar area.
  28. EK

    EmilyK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    You need a better ventilation system in your restaurant. Otherwise the food and service was great.
  29. DG

    DinerGirl1

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My server was courteous, friendly, and prompt. She stopped by the table just enough to keep me happy but not intrude. The food is exceptional--the best sushi I have had in a long time. And the salad and stir-fried vegs are sublime! Will be returning!!
  30. M

    Mistreated

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The serve was amazing. Darnell made us feel so welcomed.
  31. GG

    GreggG

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    My wife and I took friends of ours and their 18 month old girl to Nakama on a Sunday evening. We were seated promptly at 5:30, the time of our reservation. Our table server was a bit slow getting our drink and salad orders out to us. Once the chef arrived things were excellent. He did a great job respecting that a huge plume of flames might be upsetting to our friends' infant, so he toned down his flaming opening. He was pleasant to talk with and did a wonderful job preparing and serving our food. Through conversation we learned he has a two year old son which is probably why he was so tuned in to how to enertain but not frighten the young one while still carrying out the cooking tasks. Overall it was a very good experience!
  32. B

    Bert

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Sat at high top table and ordered hibachi. Bar service excellent but the food sat at counter until lukewarm and the fried rice was like it was poured out of bag and warmed.... not typical hibachi style.... don't think it was fried at all. Still a nice place to grab a bite but they have definitely slid a little over the years. I would go back but probably just get sushi
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and experience at Nakama!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very nice food and drink was great
  35. k

    keiths

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    nice place to eat great food great price and good friendly service from the waiter to the chef
  36. f

    favspot

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a birthday and all the staff was very accommodating. We surprised my daughter snd staff let us sit off to the side so she wouldn't see us till she was seated. It worked out perfectly! Thank for the memorable evening.
  37. MC

    MelissaC

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Still an excellent hibachi experience after all these years
  38. f

    firsttime

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Food was uninspired. Nakama salad was mostly iceberg lettuce. Tuna steak was cut up pieces of tuna. No sear no flavor! Avoid this mess
  39. E

    Emily

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Absolutely would not recommend. I had a reservation for my birthday and never heard from the restaurant that they were closed??? Showed up and doors locked, no lights on, sign on door stating closed. Disappointed the restaurant did not have the audacity to even call me and let me know i needed to find somewhere else to eat. Was going to be my first time there and is definitely my last.
  40. g

    gigalittle

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We showed up for our scheduled reservation and restaurant was closed! Should have updated their hours on open table! We were left scrambling at the last minute to find an alternative place

FAQs

Nakama Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Nakama Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 381-6000.

Nakama Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 1340 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Nakama Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

1611 E. Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Additional information

  • Cross street

    17th

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm. Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:30pm (dinner menu served all day)

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Teppanyaki

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet is available Tuesday through Saturday from 6:00pm. Street parking is also available.

  • Public transit

    51A, 51B, 51C, 51D & 54C

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (412) 381-6000

  • Catering

    Appetizer & Sushi platters are available for off-site drop-off.

  • Private party facilities

    Nakama offers private dining accommodations for up to 35 guests.

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