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About Sagano Japanese Bistro & Steakhouse

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 homemade soups, salad dressings, and sauces, combined with high quality beef, chicken, and seafoods prepared by skilled and entertaining Hibachi Chefs has made Sagano Steakhouse a favorite.

Our Bistro side (not available in Brighton) is perfect for a quicker, quieter meal, offering the finest sushi.


312 West Main Street
Brighton, MI 48116
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Hibachi

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Thursday & Friday:11:30am - 2:30pm
Lunch: Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00PM

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Dinner: Friday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Dinner: Saturday 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Mill Pond Ln.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(810) 220-2800

Website:
http://www.saganosteakhouse.com/

Parking Details:
We are located in the city of Brighton and therefore we share parking with all of the other businesses. There is limited street parking available but plenty of parking available in multiple municipal lots. There is a designated drop off spot immediately in front of our building. The rear doors are for emergency exit only so please use the front doors.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sagano Japanese Bistro & Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.6

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4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (37)
Special Occasion (34)
Good for Birthdays (31)
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Fun (27)
Kid-friendly (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Casual (18)
Good for a Date (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Worth the Drive (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Authentic (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
People Watching (8)
Great for Lunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Romantic (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Healthy (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Cozy (3)
Vegan (3)
Business Meals (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

The food was delicious, and the chef was funny! As always, a good experience...

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great food, good service.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Went here with our teenage daughter and her friends for her birthday. Lots of fun and the food was very good.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

This is a great restaurant, the staff is great and the food is fantastic!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We love Sagano and it's always an enjoyable experience. The staff is always friendly and the food is always consistent.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our cook was very friendly and entertaining. We go just about once a month,

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 26, 2017

It's was a great place!

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

The service was outstanding bit he the waitress and chef were fantastic.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Fun, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Toledo)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great experience and meal

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We have been to Sagano several times. This time the food was not as well seasoned and tasty as usual. I had to wait for my meal to cook after my husbands which has never happened before. I always get the same thing. Getting a chef also took longer time than expected.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great place for entertainment and the fried rice is OUTSTANDING!! The only thing that I always disliked is how crammed I feel at the table.... if they took one chair away it would be perfect.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Cozy, People Watching, Hot Spot
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Third time we've been here. Exceptional every time. Not an everyday kind of restaurant, but great for special occasions and that occasional change of pace!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Casual, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This restaurant is a blast for Birthdays. Not only was the server hilarious in his presentation but the food is excellent and you get plenty of it. Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Food was very good, & we always enjoy Tappanyaki stayle dining. Tastes very good & the tappanyaki chef was very entertaining while cooking.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food is always delicious but I think our chef was new as he did not engage the table very much and put a lot more spices on the food than the other chefs do.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

I wish it was a little cheaper, but the food is amazzzzing---the entertainment spot on! The server did take a but if time to get things going, but once it got going it was great. Cooks are fun, entertaining and definitely worth the family time. So much fun and always have left overs.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

This was a great experience for my family! My daughter celebrated her 20th birthday and had a great time! The food was great! Our chef, Bubba, was awesome! The server, Bernard, did an excellent job as well!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Loved everything about our meal and the experience with our chef !

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We took our 82 year old father there for his birthday. The food was great. When we asked the chef to sing happy birthday, he said no, not unless we paid. We had just given a $20 on top of the regular tip on the bill. Seriously - what a disappointment. We weren't looking for a special drink or dessert - just a simple happy birthday.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 23, 2017

They never did the birthday celebration !

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

So much fun and the chef truly make the experience memorable. I can't wait to go back.

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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Food was good. Chef was talented and funny and we enjoyed him but he spent a LOT of time talking about his wife in a pretty unflattering way. No thank you, I come out for a relaxing dinner, not to hear a narrative on your issues at home. You pay a premium at Sagano for the Hibachi 'entertainment', not to listen to that. The food was good, though, and there was plenty of it!

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food was delicious!
The waitress was nice and efficient!
The cook was fabulous he was so much fun and the food perfect!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We have enjoyed going to Sagano's every couple of months. We were way too cramped around the table, and there was a very cranky single lady next to us, who ruined our dinner with her obnoxious comments. (not that this is Sagano's fault.)
The cook was not very engaging. There were two birthdays (my son's being one of them) and the cook never once bothered to say anything. Not sure we will go back again. Pretty disappointed overall.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Always a great meal & definitely worth the money. Cooks are very fun!!! They are very consistent, never had a bad meal here!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Always a great experience.. love the Habatchi chefs.. very entertaining and inclusive to all who dine.

Tags: Disabled Access, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fun, Casual, People Watching, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We brought my mom here for her birthday. Our chef was entertaining and all of our drinks and food orders were taken promptly. We did have 4 kids (3, 7, 10, 11) and that was a mistake. The 3 youngest ate the rice and some chicken - if you have picky eaters, do not waste your money on them - haha! The overall cost of the meals was great considering you were served massive amounts of food that no one finished. It was a fun time for the adults and if we go back it will be only adults.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

We were looking for a fun venue to have dinner and celebrate my grandson's 18th birthday. We just didn't want to go to a restaurant and order from a menu, so we thought of a Japanese steakhouse. ( my grandson and several of us were 1st timers! ) After reading reviews from area steakhouses, we chose Sagano's for location and reviews. We were not disappointed! The food was plentiful ( all took take home boxes ) and delicious, the service very accommodating , the chef entertaining, and the birthday feature perfect and fun! My grandson and family have memories of an 18th birthday made special by choosing Sagano's...thank you! :)

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The food was delicious! They give you a ton. The only complaint is I wish they would have asked before putting a giant scoop of butter (and I mean giant) on my salmon filet.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We celebrated my Grandmother's 82 birthday and she had never been to a hibachi grill. We all enjoyed the entertaining chef and were extremely happy with our service. They even took a picture of our group for her birthday.

Tags: Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great food and entertainment! Awesome experience! Will be back soon!

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·Dined on August 8, 2017

As always our experience at Sagano was outstanding. The chefs are always top notch and the food was excellent. Easily one of the best Hibachi Restaurants in the area.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 6, 2017

As always, Saganos never disappoints. Love love love this place!

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·Dined on July 27, 2017

It was a fun yummy night for my son sister and fathers Birthdays they all enjoyed their special night !

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

A family favorite! The chefs are funny and entertaining. Food is excellent!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 23, 2017

I normally love Sagano and have never been disappointed. However this past experience was terrible. This is a place where normally you are there for at the minimum of an hour to an hour and a half. We were seated at 8:35pm and my credit card was processed by 9:17pm. It took longer than usual for our drink order, which wasn't a problem, but then immediately after our order was taken the soup arrived. Within 90 seconds, our salads were put down. Within 90 seconds, our chef arrived. Normally you don't want to be eating your soup AND salad while the chef is cooking because part of the point of this restaurant is the entertaining chef whom you are paying attention to. As soon as the chef was done, within two minutes, the bill and boxes were put down. Meanwhile chairs are being stacked on tables around us and the hibachi grills are being cleaned (including our table while we are eating!) I've never felt so rushed to pack up my plate and leave. I made a comment to the wait staff who did express my displeasure to the manager, which I appreciated. He did come over and apologize and offer a compensation gift certificate to come back, and that was nice. However I still felt that paying that bill that evening was throwing my money out the window. I am sure I'll return, but not likely for the 8:30 reservation if that's the way they run it. 42 minutes from seat to pay bill at a Hibatchi restaurant.... too much rushing I would say.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Our chef was so funny! Great evening celebrating a birthday!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Bernard the waiter was amazing! Highly recommend this place. They really take care of you

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Nothing special for the cost of dinner, very disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

You have the wrong email address! We live in Tennessee not Michigan!!!!

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