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Rikasa, Pittston, PA

Rikasa

4.7
4.7
73 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Our Newest addition Roof 53 can only be reserved by calling the restaurant.
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

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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 73 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Good for groups

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Hot spot

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Lively

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Good for groups

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Hot spot

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Lively

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Went upstairs to the Joint afterward to enjoy after dinner cocktails and live music. Always a great time.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Proposed to my girlfriend and the staff was unreal in helping me plan. Top notch customer service. Thank you Rikasa, Jessica and Jordan!!!
  3. SJ

    SJV80

    Poconos

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food. Nice setting.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious meal. We ordered the tuna tartar appetizer, and for dinner we had chicken Marsala and rigatoni al norma. Everything was incredibly delicious and fresh, seasoned perfectly and I think the portions were generous for the prices. Kevin’s is our normal go-to and this was our first time at Rikasa, but we will definitely be back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service ! Cannot wait to go back. Always great when we dine at Rikasa!
  6. L

    Luv2eat

    Phoenix

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Bright lighting is a real drawback. Dimmers. Please. Harsh blinding lights
  7. RD

    RoccoD

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Considering it was Thanksgiving and we had another family dinner planned with traditional foods, it was refreshing to order something a bit different than turkey and starches. I had the filet and others had the crab cakes and eggplant. Food was outstanding and the service was impeccable. Rikasa stands above almost all restaurants in the area (Bank+Vine as in consideration).
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Dave the server is awesome as always. Good food..
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Service was fine. Underwhelming food. Cocktails were so so.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the atmosphere, and the food was excellent…..
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Nice atmosphere but the food & drinks are overpriced for what it was . Service was very slow as well .
  12. MG

    MattG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food and drinks were excellent! The only negative was ambiance. We dined in the main dining room, which filled up quite a bit from the start of meal to the end, but that wasn't the main source of loudness. About midway through the meal, a false fire alarm sounded that left a ringing in our ears for the rest of the evening.
  13. KE

    KarenE

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Need more non dairy options on the menu overall.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service!
  15. MM

    MarkM

    Poconos

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall great service
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was outstanding!
  17. RD

    ReneeD

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place to eat. Service top notch. Had crab cakes. Delicious. Cannoli some of the best! And I’ve had a lot.
  18. RD

    RonD

    Atlantic City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner, service and atmosphere.
  19. n

    noey1209

    Poconos

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great food. Service was very attentive in the beginning but seemed to be frustrated by a laid back no rush dinner between my guests and I. The restaurant was quiet but we felt rushed to leave even after ordering 2 drinks each, 2 appetizers and 3 entrees. We would have continued to sit and order drinks if we didn't feel rushed.
  20. C

    Carina

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  21. KT

    KeithT

    Poconos

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First visit to Rikasa and my wife and I were thoroughly impressed. Cocktails were professionally made and to my delight they actually had a few choices of gins for a martini. This is one of the few restaurants we have discovered in NEPA that had raw oysters and they were quite fresh. The dinners were excellent. My wife had the veal ragu. The sauce provided a multi-dimensional thrill for the taste buds providing a pallet for the copious shreds of veal. The pasta was perfect and not pasty. I had the veal chop Calabrese. It came exactly as ordered, medium rare, and a mix of peppers to give a hint of spice. The tastes of our meal reflected a very knowledgable and skilled chef and staff. Unfortunately, we were too full to venture into the desserts but maybe next time as there will definitely be a next time.
  22. BK

    BKIII

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great experience, staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating. Food was well portioned and delicious.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food is always 10/10!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Not very busy but service was slow and young staff seemed confused at times. We will definitely return and have been here several times. The absence of the General Mgr was obvious. Still a great place!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Cool Place with a great bar and upstairs lounge. Service was very good, drinks were average and food was fair at best. I ordered veal Marsala. It wasn’t pounded thin and lacked flavor. I tasted the tuna special. Had a great presentation but also lacked flavor. This restaurant has the potential to be a top Notch choice in the area. It just needs to step it up in the kitchen.
  26. p

    postna

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great find in Pittston. The town is really coming alive. The restaurant is our new favorite when coming to the area to visit relatives. The food, service and atmosphere was perfect.
  27. JG

    JeanG

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & excellent service. Our waitress Angelica was very accommodating & knowledgeable about food & drinks offered. Everything was fine with almost no wait time. Very impressive! Great atmosphere too!
  28. JK

    JohnK

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fine.
  29. S

    Sharon

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent. The Tuna Tartare was so delicious and could have been an entree but had to have the veal bolognese too! Outstanding. Drinks and service were perfect. Can’t wait to go back.
  30. JO

    JessicaO

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere. Great drink menu. Outstanding food.
  31. E

    Elvalou

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rikasa never disappoints. We had Dave, our favorite waiter, so it made the experience even better.
  32. TG

    ThomasG

    Poconos

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Brunch for Mothers Day party of 6 after hearing so many good things about Rikasa. They had a limited menu for the day, but still was great. Service was even better. Server and staff friendly. My wife and I will absolutely come back again.
  33. m

    mmurphy

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience5
    Brunch was delicious, service was great, and the place was beautiful. However very off-put by the fact that the second they returned the check from being paid, they told us we’d have to leave because the next reservation would be there in 10 minutes. We were not sitting around chatting and wasting time just sitting at the table, we literally ate, paid the bill, and we’re told we had to get up. Never in my life experienced that. Don’t know if we’ll return because of that and it’s a shame, everything was so good we were contemplating asking to see a dinner menu so we could plan our next trip back.
  34. PA

    PAFoodieChick

    Poconos

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    While we’ve had many great meals/experiences here, this meal was not one of them. Our server was not on point (never got bread, got my husbands order wrong) and my $42 halibut special was served with bland plain basmati rice (no seasoning, no sauce on the plate) although the halibut itself was delicious. I realize the cost of running a restaurant has increased exponentially but I also expect the best when I pay this much for a meal. This was not that occasion. Of course we’ll go back because our many previous visits were outstanding. I hope that can continue.
  35. KJ

    KJSandRDR

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Rikasa. We wanted to go to some place different for my son and son-in-laws birthdays. We are from the Back Mountain and typically don't venture to other areas out of convenience, but we will now. The food was excellent, kudo's to the chef and kitchen staff, the Bartender made a terrific cosmo. Believe it or not, it is very hard to find a good cosmo in the Wyoming Valley; the staff at Rikasa has it down. Not to mention our favorite waiter from Connor's in Dallas has relocated to Rikasa. I think we found our new hang out.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were amazing!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    Service excellent. Food ok.
  38. h

    hollyn

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Great waitress. Very overpriced. For the amount of food and the pricing it doesn’t match. Food was fair. Had the chicken Melanese and it only came with spring greens. No vegetable or potato.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very loud group at the bar but will not prevent us from going back. First class operation!
  40. S

    Sammy

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant. We enjoy having an excellent meal and an enjoyable time. Our waiter made sure we had whatever utensils were needed and made a point to stop by our table to check on us. You can be sure we will make a point of returning often

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 73 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 14 times today
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

  • 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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