Sagano Japanese Bistro & Steakhouse

4.3
653 reviews
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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.


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DP
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service with John John. THank you u!! Please send us coupons as we would like our family to continue coming. 4859 windswept dr, Milford mi 48380. Thank you!!

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d
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant, we go for every special and non special occasions

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AF
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Saganos is a very good Japanese Steak House. I've been a few times and it's always been enjoyable. This last time we went my steak was very tough. The shrimp was excellent and our chef was fantastic!

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RH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was the first time at Sagano, and everything from start to finish was excellent. The food was incredible and you defiantly get a lot for the money. Didn't even come close to finishing the meal, so I took the leftovers home and had another meal. The staff was very nice and knowledgeable. I will go back for sure.

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EW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I always love the food at Sagano. I wish there was a quiet area, though. My family, with an autistic son and 2 migraine sufferers, is quite sensitive to loud noises and banging is encouraged there. Carryout is not usually offered on weekend evenings and when it is available, it does not taste the same.

BEST salad dressing EVER. I would love a more a-la-carte approach. I don't eat the veggies, allergic to shellfish, and don't really need the rice - I'd be happy with just a large salad and noodles with a little bit of steak.

The chefs put on such a great performance! It is a fun place and their food is outstanding. I go there as often as I can convince my family to!

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JS
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We went for my wife's Birthday and had a fantastic time, I would for sure go back.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The hostess felt annoyed as we were the final table to be seated and part of the group was running late (and per restaurant policy, the entire group has to be there to be seated).

Our cook was great and was very energetic.

Our waiter was kind but took what felt forever to get drinks for our group and the other group at the same “cooking table” (unsure what the official name is).

Food was good and met our expectations.

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BK
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here to celebrate graduating from college and my parents have never been to this kind of restaurant before. They were laughing and having a ball. The food was amazing and a lot of leftovers! Also, my mom wanted to get us shots, and they offer a yummy vodka goat milk drink that tastes great.

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NW
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sagano is a favorite, especially for special celebrations such as birthdays, that our whole family enjoys!! The chefs are always entertaining, the food is amazing, and the atmosphere is lively!

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JB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always good. Some of the chefs have more personality than others but always a good time

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SO
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and chef were both outstanding. We had a fabulous time.

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A
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We look forward to eating at Sagano’s as many times as we can. We come there for holidays and birthdays. It has NEVER disappointed us and the food is spectacular. I always wish I could go home with more leftovers, but while I am at the restaurant I cannot seem to stop eating and am always surprised how much I can fit inside my stomach. I hope nothing ever changes there and that the food will always be prepared with the same ingredients we have come to love. This is my MOST favorite place to be for dinner.

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RM
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely Easter at Sagano. Our waitress in particular was very skilled and on top of things. Our grill cook was entertaining and efficient. We enjoyed ourselves.

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KG
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Our waitress was amazing! She took great care of everyone. Our chef was not very entertaining compared to many of the tables around us. Something a few of us saw that brought concern, after our chef used his spatula to put raw chicken on, he used the immediately used the same spatula to throw the cooked chicken at the guest. We have been in multiple times and never seen that happen.

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JA
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Please open the back door to the parking lot and turn up the thermostat a few degrees. 66 is a tad chilly.

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CM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So Fun! Great for a big group - would come back again

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LR
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought 14 for my sons 21st birthday. Great dinner and fun experience.

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JA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time and great food. We come here for all our birthdays!

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LF
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 3

Love this restaurant ! We will come again ! For a Sunday at 5pm very busy we were rushed to our table ,server struggled but the food is always good !

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JJ
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good ..
Sever was a little off
Ambiance was good
Hostess was great

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a
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything service and food was fine. We did have a reservation and the table was not hot enough so we had to sit for 20+ minutes before we could get started. I at least thought that deserved a round of soft drinks or something. Besides that, it was fine.

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DO
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was so kind and helpful. Great service. We will come back again . The food was very good.

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BM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Our chef was fun and engaging. Food was good and overall nice experience.

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LV
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Poor service. Left finished glasses and dishes on table creating clutter. Soup was disappointing. Out of Saporo beer at 6pm??? I heard the waiter tell other of being out of a few items. Food was average taste and over priced.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

We love going to hibachi for dinner. It seems to be hit or miss at Saganos though. Our chef and food were excellent. Our service from our server was beyond poor. It's such a shame they split the tip 50/50 because our Chef deserved more than 20%, but our server deserved much less.

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JH
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

It’s hit or miss when you go if you get a good, fun chef. I paid for Birthday package and the girl took pic with a phone because they said they were out of ink to print said she would send pic to me but never did. They were out of coffee and chef was very dull not entertaining at all.

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D
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Lobster was over cooked and steak was over cooked so therefore dinner was horrible

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RM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have taken my family there several times. It is always a fun and enjoyable evening. It is a little on the pricy side but you are paying for the show. Plan on about 1.5 hours for dinner.

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DE
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience and great show! Will return!

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M
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!!! Lots of fun!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!

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Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic experience. Seated quickly, promptly waited on. JonJon was our chef and he is just great. Good sense of humor, good skills, great at keeping the table involved, and INCREDIBLE customer service. I spilled the half of my beer on the table and my plate on accident and he got me a whole new beer plus a new plate of food.

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EW
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 1

LOVE the food here. I would eat there a few times a week if it wasn't so loud - I suffer from migraines and have headaches almost every day. I miss having a bistro side that was quieter.

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f
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Although the food was good, the waiter we had was an issue. He had a loose bandage and gauze on his hand covering a wound. Whe he served our table's soup, he placed his entire hand over the top of the bowl covering the top and his dirty bandage touched the rim...very unappetizing. When he served our salad, his finger was inside the bowl when he served each one. It grossed me out and actually made me lose my appetite.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Stop asking me questions

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food Loved our Chef!!

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HL
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was great. Chefs were entertaining and a pleasure to watch

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TW
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were seated right on time. Our server was very attentive. Our chef was entertaining, engaging, and the food he prepared was awesome.

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S
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We were seated very quickly...but waited quite a while before the chef came. 'sWaitress was fine. The chef was nice but he definitely can't cook. I was warned by my grandson that he was the worst chef, and when he came to the table, we were sad. The patrons next to us told us the very same thing. So, we knew up front, it was not going to be that good. For all the hype, the meals we paid $85 for was not worth $25. The steak was tough, dry and overcooked. The shrimp was dry, the chicken was dry. The noodles were flavorless. The fried rice was the best of the whole dinner and that is not saying much. I even told the other patron to go to Kyoto' Japanese Steakhouse if they wanted excellent food compared to this meal. I will not return nor recommend the Brighton Sagano to anyone. Very disappointed and feel "ripped off" for such awful food.

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KH
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Perfect for my son’s birthday! We will definitely be back soon!

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