Sagano Japanese Bistro & Steakhouse

4.6
780 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
"A Message To Our Guest"

Sagano will be open Monday June 15 for Dine in service! We request that you call the restaurant at this tine to make your reservation. We will operate at 50% capacity, guest are not permitted to wait in the lobby for a table, we will call/text you in to the restaurant once your table is ready. Please be patient with us as this is new to all of us!

The History of SAGANO
2003 Sagano Bistro established in Flint Township Mi.
2005 Sagano Flint expansion adding 10 hibachi tables.
2009 Sagano Brighton, featuring 12 hibachi tables and one private dining room.
2010 Sagano Flint expansion 4 additional hibachi tables and an additional grill dedicated to cooking to go orders.
2013 Sagano Clarkston, 13 Hibachi tables, a full size bistro and 2 addtl. hibachi tables dedicated to cooking to go orders.
2014 Sagano Fenton has 5 hibachi tables

Our Bistro/Sushi side (not available in Brighton)

What 780 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StephanieR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love our server and chef they were nice , attentive and funny . I really enjoyed my experience and it made my birthday that more special . Totally adding Saganos to my list of must visits

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JeffV
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Our server was not very friendly and we had to ask for items several times.
Chef was very outgoing, and we go to somehewere like this for an entertaining chef.

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SteveB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our chef was very funny! Sometimes hard to hear because of noise plus mask.

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Holly
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We love Sagano, but this visit was a huge disappointment. Food was over cooked. Wait staff avoiding drink refills as our meal was ending so they get get us out the door. And no happy birthday for our 11 year old as requested on the reservation.

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ZoeS
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We had made a reservation for 7:30 because we had tickets for 9 somewhere else and didn’t get seated till 8 however Some without reservations came right in. Food was very good however we had to rush to eat and the service was not great as we asked for refills 4 times before the waitress brought more. Chef was amazing however best food !

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vipChris
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Birthday Dinner. Excellent food and service. Not busy at all.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food !! The best seafood in Brighton

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ChelseaS
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Chef was terrible. Not interactive at all. We had a table with 3 10 years olds, he showed zero tricks with no laughter.

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SharonL
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fun, entertaining and great food! Perfect for someone with a birthday. Lots of attention for their special day.

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Aliciam
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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Tony
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bar was closed & things were loud, but everything else was great

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vipJoeR
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, plenty of food is serviced

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TeresaD
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family loves Sagano's but we! miss the groupon!

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Scot
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food is always reliably delicious here. The ambiance is fun and energetic however the banging from the chef's utensils are ear piercing and annoying. Unfortunately with masks being worn, it is hard to hear the chef speaking and telling his jokes, but the show is still fun. Clear plexiglass is set up to separate you from the other parties at your table, which works out good. Overall, very worth going!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Keep up the good work.

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Koprisiu
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening celebrating 3 family birthdays! We love saganos...Tee was great as usual food was delicious!

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Rick
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a good job considering the social distancing requirements... food was great and it's an overall fun place for dinner.

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JenniferT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We were sad our server was not interacting with our group like the other servers were. It was my birthday at my daughter was really looking forward to them singing and making a loud scene.

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DulcieA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and clean restaurant. The help and food was outstanding! Enjoyed my time there!

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Papa
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great chef! Great service! Will definitely go back again!

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Holly
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic chef and experience for a 15th birthday celebration with our 5 kids ranging in ages 18-10. It was a great night, with great food and entertainment!

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Random5
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We waited a half an hour after seating to get our drinks. I don't get the point in a reservation if we have to wait still. All the tables seem to have the same act. Food was wonderful and once they started it wall went well.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. Good people. Good fun. Good car. Good floor. Good windows.

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ReginaM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the experience, and they were even patient with my two little kids. Not really a place I'll take my kids under 5 but definitely will be going again. The food is amazing!

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Kevin
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food cooked fresh in front of us by an entertaining chef!

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JimandJen
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am going to miss eating here during this Virus shutdown. Diane and Matt are awesome. 😁

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DawnK
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant to go to. I come here almost every other week and every time I have had amazing service, the food is great with large portions. I would highly recommend coming here!

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DawnM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I go there about once a month with my daughter or a friend for lunch. 95% of the time everything is excellent. This past time for some reason we didn’t even get half the food we normally get. I did mention it to the waitress and she said well that’s because you came at lunchtime. I did let her know that I always come at lunchtime. We were sat with a large group so the table was full and they didn’t do any of the entertaining things that they normally do.
I actually had to order extra rice and noodles and it got charged for it. I would definitely recommend Sagano‘s. It’s just a shame it’s whatever cook you got how your experience is.

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Lovie
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romey is the TOP Chef here - request him. He always recognizes me and my family when we come in. Not taking anything away from the other chefs, Romey is the best though. Food is great if you like hibachi style Japanese food. It's a bit on the pricey side for what it is, but worth it to me. Lunch is the best deal - big portions at a lower cost.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Don’t think our chef likes his job. Some rude comments were made. My son turned 21 and no singing happy birthday (even though he would of killed me) Hopefully the chef gets his job in Atlanta like he repeatedly talked about

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BrandonP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my all time favorite places to eat. The cooks are absolutely a blast. And the waitstaff was extremely good.

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JimandJen
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitstaff and chefs are awesome. Well worth the trip. 😁

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PaulJ
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, service, entertainment! Highly recommend for any special occasion.

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AdamSD11
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came for my wife's birthday. Table accommodated 8 easily in a way we could all talk, was great! Food, drinks, chef and service we're all great

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Bill
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service.

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FishLover
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Got one of the more experienced chefs and he did a fantastic job start to finish. Everyone’s selection was cooked to perfection. I had the salmon which was seasoned just right and so moist and tasty. Our server was prompt and polite. I would definitely recommend.

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MarkS
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We got there and were asked to wait a few minutes, not an issue. Saw two hostesses and one manager in front. None were very friendly and looked stressed. They sat us and the manager came over and said “can I get you an appetizer because it will be 35-45 min before we can get someone to cook and wait on you” we were shocked. Why would you seat us if you can’t wait on us and why didn’t you say that at the door and give us the option to leave right away. The manager told us why they are behind something about a cooks family member falling down. Not to be rude but that’s not proper management skills to tell us why. Just say at the door we are running about 45 min behind would you like to wait or come back another day?

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Annie3
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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KristenC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience5

We came for sushi but NOWHERE online did it say this location didn’t serve sushi so we had to go across the street.

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KarynS
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fun night out. Food is excellent (lots of it) amd the skilled chefs are exciting amd entertaining.

FAQs

Sagano Japanese Bistro & Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (810) 220-2800.

Sagano Japanese Bistro & Steakhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 780 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.