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Rikasa, Pittston, PA

Rikasa

4.7
4.7
301 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Our Newest addition Roof 53 can be now reserved online. Please review the menu, it is different then the main floor menu...

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.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 7 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm The Joint (Live Entertainment) Fri, Sat 8:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (570) 362-7777
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    John Carey
  • Neighborhood
    Scranton
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

What 301 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Innovative

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Hot spot

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Great for scenic views

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Lively

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Most Booked

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Innovative

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Hot spot

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Great for scenic views

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Lively

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Most Booked

301 Reviews
  1. LewG

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service, drinks and food were great. Very active venue. The cod special was delicious. Recommend a side of rice because it is so juicy! Thanks, Kim for you service.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Dining room experience really good. Food was excellent, server was great. Went upstairs to their speakeasy and stood patiently at the end of the bar while 3 bartenders worked. After 15 minutes of no eye contact or even a hello, I’ll be with you in a minute, I walked out and spent my money elsewhere. Nothing worse than bartenders who deliberately will not left their head and pay attention. A shame and a real damper to an otherwise great dinner.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food,service, and ambience. The sommelier is extremely knowledgeable about the mostly Italian wine list. The rooftop bar and the speakeasy are also worth a visit.

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  4. Zeker69

    Poconos

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good, not great. The calamari appetizer was tough, and had hardly any batter. The fish was very good, the shrimp franchise was ok but a bit bittter. I expected much better quality for the price level, which is high end for northeast Pa.

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  5. WilliamC

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice experience for a birthday celebration. Would recommend.

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  6. Ozzie

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and drinks, beautiful decor but a bit overpriced.

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  7. RichardA

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner. My wife and I split the surf and turf. Steak and lobster were cooked perfectly. I had a Caesar salad and we shared TIramisu both of which were great. The drinks also were excellent. Our friends enjoyed their dinner as well. All in all a great dinner. Good value.

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  8. KaraM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Valentine’s Day dinner date! The food was delicious and the service was excellent

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  9. Lori

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely Valentine's Day dinner and enjoyed the rooftop atmosphere and food/drinks.

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  10. Kittie164

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Seafood! The oysters Rockefeller were amazing!! The drinks were on point and the service was quick and friendly. Wonderful place for a date night.

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  11. christineb

    Poconos

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Not enough options or variety , should have had more appetizers and dinner choices but overall the food was very good , and is a lovely atmosphere

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and ambiance are wonderful. Valentine’s Day limited menu no substitutes at all were allowed, can’t do dairy and many sauces were creamy that was the only dissapointment.

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  13. MichaelRusonis

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My fiancé and I had an amazing dinner experience. The staff was so pleasant and the food was too notch!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very good dining experience at Rikasa. The food, service and the atmosphere was excellent. I look forward to dining there again.

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  15. JosephE

    Poconos

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was good as usual. Justin took care of our party and his drinks and recommendation were perfect as always.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always have a great experience at Rikasa. Recommend

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  17. ezdoc

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant. Good service. Food was very tasteful but not as hot as food should be for a table of only 4 located close to the kitchen. Drinks were good but previously they had always been fantastic. We will be back.

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  18. ElaineO

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Rikasa! Great ambiance! Great food and we love going to the club after for drinks and music

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  19. Kathleenw

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great waiter! My chicken Parmesan was delicious!

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  20. AmyS

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat on the rooftop and it was beautiful. We tried Chilean sea bass which was amazing!!

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  21. EmmaC

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was incredible. Service was awesome and friendly.

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  22. MichaelG

    Poconos

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server on the roof top east side was outstanding. Attentive but not overbearing. The best server in NEPA. Thanks.

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  23. JessicaO

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful atmosphere, delicious food wonderful staff!

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  24. Alyssa

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a very pleasant and calm atmosphere on the rooftop. Love coming here to celebrate big events with my girlfriend.

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  25. JoeV

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been here several times. Always very good food, top notch drinks.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time, with fantastic service and food

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  27. Mikel

    Poconos

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The overall experience fell a bit short mainly due to the inattentiveness of our server. I went my entire meal almost without a refill or even asking how our food was. That being said, the food was 10/10 and the atmosphere, though a little too loud, was nice and overall enjoyable. I just feel for the price, the server would have been better. Nonetheless, I will visit again and just hope to have better service.

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  28. EdwardK

    Poconos

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great dinner, good portions. Soup was very good, very nice portion of chicken parmesan, excellent salmon.

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  29. Sean

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Excellent spot for a date. Service was above and beyond. Our server Julie was great!

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  30. DinaO

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    An amazing experience from the service to the food everything flowed smoothly and we enjoyed our meals.

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  31. MichelleY

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rikasa is my favorite restaurant, the food quality and the over all class of the whole restaurant

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  32. GeorgeC

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great dining experience. I would recommend for anyone who is interested in a memorable and relaxing place to enjoy great meal with exceptional attention to detail.

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  33. MichelleS

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Start to finish everything was wonderful. The food was absolutely amazing! The meatball appetizer was so yummy? The pumpkin ravioli is a must!

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  34. BrendaS

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful dining experience on a cold winter nite. Warm understated elegance and the food was excellent. Arrived freshly prepared at perfect temperature. Loved the Tuna Tartare appetizer and pasta main course was so flavorful. Will definately be back.

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  35. Trickykitty

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere, food and our server Alexis were all outstanding! The hostess Gabby was able to accommodate our extra person last minute as well! We will be back :)

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  36. ToniI

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great environment, ambiance, and our server was amazing. The food and drinks were excellent and the portions were soo big.

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  37. KellyG

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    No at all safe for celiac do not trust the chef. Either he/she doesn’t know or doesn’t care

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  38. AngelT

    Poconos

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect food and service. Doesn’t get much better than this!

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  39. TraceyL

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic ! Beautiful decor. Service was quick. The appetizers and drinks are fairly expensive but the overall experience was top notch.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were excellent. One complaint is there were no non-dairy menu and dessert items for those who cannot have dairy. We did not care for the red sauce on pasta as it felt like it was missing something. We also had a person sitting near us who could not contol there movements and it made sitting for dinner almost unbearable. The hostess should have sat the individuals at their own table. We know and completely understand the person could not help it but Hostess recognizing that would have helped 3 couples have a better experience at the restaurant.

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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

FAQs

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

Rikasa is rated 4.7 stars by 301 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Rikasa

53 S Main St, Pittston, PA 18640-1700

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Scranton
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm The Joint (Live Entertainment) Fri, Sat 8:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    John Carey
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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