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Nakama Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

4.2
1254 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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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 2015.
Experience why Nakama is getting Pittsburgh's vote!! We are located at 10636 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA and in the heart of the historic South Side at 1611 East Carson Street.
Nakama features Happy Hour Monday thru Friday from 5-7pm with specials on drinks & half off select appetizers in their huge cocktail lounge. Nakama also offers a well-priced children's menu. Gluten free options available.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Teppanyaki
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm.
Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm (dinner menu served all day)
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Phone number
(412) 381-6000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Nakama offers private dining accommodations for up to 35 guests.
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Catering
Appetizer & Sushi platters are available for off-site drop-off.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
17th
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Parking details
Valet is available Tuesday through Saturday from 6:00pm. Street parking is also available.
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Public transit
51A, 51B, 51C, 51D & 54C
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1254 People Are Saying
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3.9
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3.9
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ToroeF 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

The server took good care of the patrons but the grill master set the experience and the reason for us to return soon

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Delicious food and great service but way too hot and loud.

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DiBo 
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I feel like I am rushed through the whole dinner. I did not like that at all!

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great place

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PaulaB 
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

OMG YUM
Was 13 minutes late for reservation. Their response- “no problem.” Waitress immediately took drink orders. Salad and soup did come out while still eating appetizers. But finished before chef started cooking. I had seafood trio and it was to die for deliciousness. Ahi tuna and scallops were cooked perfect. Waitresses stand off to side so all you have to do is look over and they come see what you need. Now this was a Thursday night and it was 65% full in bar with 3 hibachi tables going. I’m sure the weekends are way busier. Not only would I go again, I can’t wait to go again!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Brought our young kids with us. Everyone had a great time and food was excellent.

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Momof5 
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

I was extremely disappointed in the way that it was understaffed and people were stuffed into tables. Looks like company greed to me. Wait staff and cooks were great but obviously stretched too far. Dinner took incredibly too long and we missed half of our show after. The food was wonderful. Waiter was great and accommodating. Cook was entertaining and talented. If only there was adequate staff this review would have been different and I would be a common return customer.

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Great dinner

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
1.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

I was very disappointed. I have been to many hibachi places, but this was not one I would recommend going to. The chef was not entertaining at all, he just cooked our food. The food was not good at all, but our waitress was nice.

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RattieKelly (Pittsburgh)
3.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

My experiences here have been hit or miss. This trip was not the greatest. I have a feeling they don't have their best people in on Mondays. The waitress seemed to want to hurry everyone to order. We had to ask for a dish and soy sauce for our sushi, which isn't a big deal but I just feel like the devil is in the details. There were only four people total at our table and the hibachi chef did not find us worthy of putting on a show. I was the only woman, and the only one at the table who did not order seafood. The chef prepared all the seafood and then cooked my meat. So I waited longer than anyone for my main dish. The grill is huge so I don't understand while when you're only cooking for 4 why you can't fit my food on. He could have asked if I had a seafood allergy if that was the concern. Plus, why not cook the lady's food first? Not to seem old fashioned but it did seem strange.

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DMDM (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

I thought that the food was good except that the steak had too much gristle - also the sushi came out with the app -which was okay, but almost immediately following was the soup, salad and the chef showed up to cook our meal. We really did get time to savor and enjoy the good food.

Also, sushi could use some improvement, falling apart and tuna and salmon cut too thick

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Zoltan (Pittsburgh)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

They have valet parking, but don't advertise that it's $7.00!

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

My birthday

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

My favorite!!! Excellent food and service. Great value

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
3.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

The food was ok but that's only a part of why we went to Nikama. We mostly go for the hibachi cooking show. This time it was lackluster. The chef said that there was a lawsuit against them so he wasn't allowed to "perform" as we were used to with the knives and food flying. It was also very dark in the restaurant and hard to read the menu which led to a surprise upcharge on our bill for fried instead of white rice. I don't see us going back there.

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