Sagano Japanese Bistro & Steakhouse

4.6
812 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 25% capacity, GUEST ARE NOT PERMITTED TO WAIT IN THE LOBBY TO WAIT FOR A TABLE, CALL US WHEN YOU ARRIVE IN THE PARKING LOT. we will call/text you in to the restaurant once your table is ready. PLEASE stay warm in your car and 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 812 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AndriaL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been there numerous times and always have a great time! The staff is always great and the chefs are so funny and entertaining!

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ChristopherH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience2

This restaurant is LOUD. It’s so loud it’s difficult to have a conversation with the person sitting right next to you. Also they brought me a desert for my birthday and then charged me for it. Food was really good, but I won’t go back until they get some acoustic treatments.

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RobV
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Great food great chef and great atmosphere. Service by our waitress was slow compared to previous experiences. Second round of drinks didn’t show up until we were done eating and ready to leave.

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience1

Very disappointed with the cleanliness of the restaurant. We were at your Clarkston location several weeks ago and it was extremely clean. The grills in Brighton were filthy dirty with food debris from the last party still on the grill, the grill had burn marks all over it and the stainless steel around our table had grease and other liquids that had dried. It made our mela somewhat unappealing.

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WillB
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Walked right in and seated on time for our reservation. Food was amazing as usual.

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MichelleC
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! The waiter was friendly and patient, and the chef was funny and allot of fun. Loved having my birthday there!

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NicoleC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my Birthday and food and service were amazing!

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Karlb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Just too much covid related restrictions....and staffing for service as well. Didn't feel like I got $100 worth of value for what I paid for two people to eat. I'm trying to support local businesses. But still expect to get value for the dollars I spend.

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SHARONC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since Covid opening, food was still delicious! Our chef was amazing and very fun, I actually like the limited seating around the cooktop you actually have some elbow room.

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HeatherG
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for making my daughters 18th Birthday a special evening!!! And all though we had 7 people in our party ( I have 5 kids ), I was extremely please we were able to sit at 2 different table but were still very close together. Thank you The Gibson Family

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Shleebaby123
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our chef was hilarious. And our waitress was really on top of getting us refills, asking how we were, getting us boxes in our checks. Super satisfied!

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JimandJen
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere and waitstaff!
Robin makes sure your taken care of.

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LAURAS
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Louder than normal because of the limited number of people in the restaurant but totally understandable.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from taking our order to the “show” was amazing and everyone was very alert to our needs.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this was a wonderful experience. customer service was outstanding. our chef was amazing. i would 100% recommend.

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StaceyH
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect evening! They did amazing with the restrictions and managed our party of 7- even though we were seated separate they had us facing each other and we felt like a group! It was a fun evening!

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RebekahW
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Saganos and this trip did not disappoint! Super fun, delicious, generous portions. Will absolutely go back!

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BradP
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic food & service. Our chef & waitress were hilarious.

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Maria
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding evening at Sagano with friends on Friday night. When we arrived, I realized that I had mistakenly made reservations for Saturday night instead of Friday night. And due to COVID, it's not nearly as easy for a restaurant to just "fit you in" given their 25% capacity restriction. The women at the hostess stand were so helpful and kind. Within 10 minutes they had figured out a solution to seat our party of five in a 3-2 combination, at tables next to one another. The kids sat together and the adults sat together--it was even better than if we'd had the expected table for 5! I can't say enough about the friendliness, the understanding, and the problem-solving approach of the folks at Sagano. Our party has decided that we'll be dining there at least once a month. Please visit this restaurant. Not only are the food and atmosphere first rate, so is the service.

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RogerR
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Love your place!!! Yummy food

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BrandyR
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect place to have a fun work dinner! The food was amazing and so was the staff. I will definitely be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We managed to get in on Valentine’s Day with reservations. Our state is on a 25% capacity level so we were great full. I tried to make reservations for three as I was going to bring my son with us but it would only let me choose 2 or 4 people. We noticed it was only couples eating that night. Our server was great. She was very on top of everything from clearing plates to getting refills. Our hibachi cook wasn’t the most outgoing of the group, but we go there a lot so the whole show was not a must for us- but if we were going for the show this would have been a disappointment. Food is filling. I do not like the fact they bring the boxes as soon as the chef is done cooking. I feel rushed. I am one of those people that wait for the food to be all the way cooked before I eat instead of eating it all as it comes up. Lots of leftovers!

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NyanateeB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated quickly and the wait service was timely. Food was delicious and the chef was really good.

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Gowman67
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was good as usual we placed a carry out early into our meal and was told it might be a wait as carry outs were backed up. They brought our food to our carry out order to be cooked at our station and the cook said no. They ended up making him cook it at a open table once he was finished cooking for us. They threw in some soups and salad for making us wait. Our server Trevor was polite and helpful

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Dawnc
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love saganos. Great food great service always. So happy they are back open. And they're covid protocol and sanitation practices are outstanding. Felt comfortable and safe while eating our valentine's dinner. Can't wait to go back.

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ShawnC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing 👏. So delicious and fun. We were celebrating my wife's 30th birthday and it couldn't if gone any better! Our kids were so excited and we all laughed and left very happy!

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BryanA
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Saganos and this experience was just as good as the rest we have had here. Never a bad time there, great food, great service.

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RandyF
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food is always delicious. Huge portions, we only eat half or less. Then we have another full meal for the next day.

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EricH
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were busy when we arrived but we had a reservation and were seated right about our reservation time. The staff is so great! From our Waitress, to the cook, to the Manager who stopped by to check on us. Top notch service with amazing food!

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Jenn
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sons birthday and the first place he wanted to go was Sagano's. It was a nice birthday for him and definitely memorable. Always great and friendly service!

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ScottU
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

not following the 25% capacity which is ok with me but it's 6 to a table, not 8

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Sandra
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy eating here. Chef T as our cook and he was very entertaining as well as a delightful cook.

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LindaF
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The portions off veggies and the noodles very small amount ! The was spot on ! The chef was new but like I said for 139.00 for 2 people and little food was a let down ! We won't go back til they offer groupon coupons come back !

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the atmosphere was great and we felt welcome and safe!

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NicoleC
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and it was so good! Service was quick and food was delicious

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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.

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 812 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.