Sagano Japanese Bistro & Steakhouse

4.5
931 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Effective 2/1/2021 We require guest to wear a face mask until seated and when moving in the restaurant. We will operate at 50% capacity. We look forward to seeing you in the restaurant. Have a wonderful day!

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 931 people are saying
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fosse670
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, entertainment, and a lot of variety. Too loud though!

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chuckn
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was very good. A great presentation. Couldn’t eat it all.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. The chef was extremely talented, personable, and actually funny. We were truly entertained. Well worth the money. Happy we chose this as a special occasion restaurant. Would definitely return for a weekday meal too.

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MeganP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

A staff member dropped a tray behind us and completely ruined our coats and my sweater, as well as getting yum yum saucein my hair. We were only comped $60, ridiculous.

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Dgrant
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a special ocasion, entertainment and good food try Sagano's, on the noisy side.

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KellyM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time! Already looking forward to the next visit.

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JanelleN
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Had one the most bizarre restaurant experiences here. The waiter was clearly not in the mood to be there. He had an attitude just walking up to the table. We had a party of four and we were seated with another couple. The waiter snapped at my 16 year old daughter and we all just looked at eachother, like what is happening right now. The chef cooking our food asked him to help the people that just walked in. He said he would not. Such a tense afternoon lunch for my kiddos birthday 🤦‍♀️😂 There definitely appeared to be a very loud fight in the back of the restaurant, and we did not see the waiter again. The food was good- just a very odd experience.

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markW
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Had to wait for server for 15 min after seating. Enjoyed the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Great food like always:)

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We always enjoy dining here. Always fun with a group of friends. They are, however, struggling with staffing just like everywhere else. Keeping this in mind and having patience will help you in enjoying your experience. You could see their effort, especially as they only had 1 server for the entire place.

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MaryS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly helpful staff. Food was very good. Looking forward to going to dinner again at this restaurant.

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Kara
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great time! Helpful service - I’m sure they are short staffed but didn’t experience any of that

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and fun staff. Good food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Plates and glass were visibly dirty, no staff, and food was rushed.

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Kazzy
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

This is my second time dining here. The first time with no reservation, we waited for hours before we ate, we arrived at 7 and weren't eating until after 10pm. The food was outstanding. This time, I made reservations for 7:30. We arrived 10 mins early and were not seated until after 8pm. Our food order was taken shortly afterwards. By 8:30 our table chef was cooking but our appetizers had not been served. By the time our meals were 50% served, our appetizers finally arrived. We left at 9:30 with most of our dinners as "doggie bags" as it was late and we were tired and full. The food is outstanding but the service is VERY slow. Next time, (I will go back), I will try earlier reservations made at least 2 days in advance. Maybe if we are seated early, we will get faster service and not be too tired to eat by the time the food arrives. Did I mention that the food is outstanding? :)

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RakheeF
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and entertainment, will definitely recommend to all friends and family.

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DannyP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. Thanks for having us for our daughter's birthday.

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MariaR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romey is the absolute best!

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KimF
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a great time, it is a little loud in the restaurant. But we loved the food, it’s nothing I could make.

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ShawnaJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and fun employees. The food was great.

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AaronB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere and energetic staff. Will be going back.

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vipDavidD
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The service was below average and the hibachi chef didn’t really do any of the typical show. At times he was actually offensive.

I’ve had better experiences here in the past and hope it was just a one-off but service top to bottom was well below average and not worth the money we paid.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sagano’s is delicious and always a favorite. I recommend upgrading to the chicken fried rice!

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. The staff was super helpful, very enjoyable time

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JimY
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun family atmosphere, good food. Lots of it. I would skip the noodles and go for the rice.

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Outtolunch
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and Personal touches of this restaurant made our daughter’s 16th birthday dinner so much fun. The food was delicious and served up with such fun and special energy. We will be back again and take others to enjoy with us. Dinner and a show!

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BethF
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Chef at our table was great. Food was delicious for all 9 party members. Orders included steak, scallops, salmon, chicken, etc. Made the birthday person feel special. Also engaged with the 4 yr old with us and kept her entertained. Very reasonably priced.

For your knowledge, tip at the end is split between server and chef.

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leidym
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience3

the food was good but i went with my family on Sunday, i share a plate with my husband and my dad order a plate by himself and paid the full price, the chef give him less food that us that we were sharing a plate. i don't feel is fair to paid a full price meal and only get 6 pieces of meat and 3 shrimp's

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Tee418
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was good. We traveled far to get to this restaurant. It wasn’t that impressionable where I would drive that far again. The staff was nice and accommodating. Only thing that was odd is that they did not carry top shelf liquor. As nice as the restaurant was supposed to be, I definitely expected more.

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JaymieT
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, fast, friendly environment! Amazing food! Huge portions for the low price. Highly recommend

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AngeliqueC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun time was had by all. Food was great, entertainment was fun.

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EdwardH
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Food was wonderful as always. Employees worked as hard as they could, but way short staffed. Two waiters, no bartender. Drink refills were slow and not correct (Sprite was poured onto glasses, but water had been requested) in a few cases for our party of nine. One of our party ordered steak and shrimp, but the order was wrong and the shrimp came late. It was much louder than usual, to the point of being annoying. Too many customers for so few workers. It’ll be a while before we return. We’ve been here at least a half dozen times, always perfect. The ball was really dropped this time.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Reservations made, and we arrive any they aren’t even open.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I try to take into consideration that some items are hard to get right now, but the menu should be updates accordingly to reflect this. Walked in, sign.posted that there is no sush availablei at Brighton location amymore. We Were seated promptly by young lady who stated "she didn't feel like talking to people today" when we asked if another party would be joining us at our table. The server was unable to answer our questions, other than every time we ordered nothing from saki to sparkling water, to lobster, he would come back with "we are out", or due to a bartender not doing their job properly the night before, things in cooler had frozen. The chef was great entertainment, but there was so much butter and oil on everything, we could barely eat it and all ended up taking more than half of our food home in hopes of some way salvaging it ourselves at home. This was my son's birthday, a place thay we have LOVED to wat in the past and have recommended highly before, thus time, it was a HUGE disappointment and for $240 (which included a 20% tip), I do not see myself ever spending that kind of one there ever again. Other than the abundance of food- it was NOT AT ALL WORTH IT.

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david
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Fantastic service, chef was top notch will go back

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TheRev
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good if you like hibachi places. Best fried rice out there. Love the clear soup.

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KimD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food and chef was fantastic but service wasn’t great. He even said he forgot us. We didn’t get mad due to short staffing every where.

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AnnC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended fast,friendly, & great food, must try out !

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MaggieS
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service, delicious food, and an awesome atmosphere!!

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Biffaroni
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great place for birthdays and other celebrations not for babies it can get really loud and can startle them

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 4.5 stars by 931 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.