Rikasa

4.6
14 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Come in and let your senses be tantalized by the coastal vibes of Italian shores. From shrimp cocktail to escargot, from the music to the mood, at Rikasa every day is a special occasion, whether it be a romantic date night or celebratory family gathering. Unwind after work in our chic bar for casual drinks or a smooth bottle of wine with friends. Our delectable menu offerings, from our finest chops and steaks, succulent seafood, house-made pastas and handcrafted cocktails are sourced locally and responsibly. We are also home to The Joint, our speak easy bar, featuring live entertainment and incredible drinks every Friday and Saturday evening.

Highly skilled and welcoming staff are proud to elevate your experience like no other. At Rikasa, we promise that our relaxed elegance will transport you to a unique and unforgettable experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 14 people are saying
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4.6
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jhn68
Poconos
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, very good service--portions not overwhelming.

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Gamm
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very nice time. Food was very good.
I was not happy with my martini… not very good or full.
Waiter was fine.

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Nancy
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu selections, fabulous service, lovely atmosphere...highly recommend

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MissyB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the experience was perfect from the time my husband and I walked in to the moment we left. The hostess was kind and welcoming. Our server was friendly, personable, prompt and knowledgeable about the menu. The overall atmosphere at Rikasa is unmatched and our food was absolutely delicious. We would highly recommend a night at Rikasa to anyone looking for a unique dining experience. We will certainly be back!

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MaryLynn
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great atmosphere and Dave serving our table, can’t ask for more! Highly recommended!

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DebiS
Key West
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! My husband and I went here for dinner last night for our Anniversary. It was the first time we had ever been to Rikasa and we had heard great things about it from friends and family. They did not disappoint. It’s beautifully decorated with a modern/rustic theme. My husband had the clams oreganata and the filet mignon and asked if he could have mushrooms over it and they accommodated him with a lovely sauce with mushrooms. I had the fried calamari and linguine with white clam sauce. Both were delicious. I was a little disappointed that my first choice for my appetizer, Arancini di Roso, wasn’t available but the calamari was a good second choice. We had 2 drinks each along with the appetizers and dinner and the bill was very reasonable. We’ll definitely be back!

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vipsamyeds
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner at Rikasa on a Saturday. The restaurant is lovely. The food and service were great. Our only complaint is that dinner seemed a little rushed. We would definitely dine at this restaurant again.

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Gamm
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoy going to Rikasa. Food is very good.
However, the dessert was not the best. If the dessert is panacotta and terimasu it should be one or the other. Was not crazy about the combo.

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vipTHECOS
Poconos
120 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time visit under the new owner. Food quality still great. Burrata melted in your mouth. The veal piccata was a fine balance of lemon and savory. Awesome desserts particularly the chocolate layer cake. Only drawback is the list of wines by the glass is limited for such a fine establishment. But all said good value for a fine meal. Will be back.

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MaribethJ
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and the service were excellent. Rob Friedman does a great job with all of his restaurants. The food is fresh the service is superb.

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vipCharlesF
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being from Chicago, and a self-acclaimed “foodie” with high expectations, I went to Rikasa for our anniversary as we are in town for a wedding. I was so blown away by the experience that I have to say that Rikasa is a true gem tucked away in Pittston, PA.
Ambiance:
Freon the time we walked in and were greeted by the host, we were immediately seated in a perfect table-I had asked on the request page for a good table and they delivered. The overall ambiance is sophisticated but not overdone. I give it top marks. I very relaxing vibe. It was not crowded inside, so not sure how noisy it is when full, but it was perfect when we were there.
Service:
Couldn’t have been better. The two waiters were both professional and attentive. High marks tor them.
Food:
The food was terrific. I had the Veal Milanese and my wife had the Veal Piccata. Both were tasty and cooked perfectly with good size portions. This was after I had the snails and she a salad. The snails were prepared well and not over dressed as is often the case. Overall, the food was quite good and kudos to the chef. We also had several drinks. I had a rye manhattan that was excellent.
Recommendation:
I highly recommend Rikasa and would go back in a heartbeat.
And BTW, try the “Joint” upstairs, the bartender and staff are fantastic and knowledgeable. What a little secret.
Overall:

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vipTerriP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rikasa is one of the best restaurants in the area. From the minute you walk in the door until you leave everything is perfect. Great service, fabulous drinks, and fantastic food. Do yourself a favor and have dinner here.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! The food was on point! Chilean sea bass for me and the pork chop for my hubby. The service our waiter gave was just so amazing. Definitely will be back

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JaimeL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks and food were delicious.
Great variety of fun cocktails. Service was attentive. Fun atmosphere, great vibe. Great spot!

FAQs

Rikasa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (570) 362-7777.

Rikasa is rated 4.6 stars by 14 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.