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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

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (34)
Special Occasion (33)
Good for Birthdays (30)
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Fun (29)
Casual (21)
Kid-friendly (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Good for a Date (17)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Worth the Drive (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Authentic (6)
Disabled Access (5)
People Watching (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Healthy (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Romantic (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Cozy (3)
Business Meals (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

We celebrate my sons birthday there every year. It’s a great place to eat for a special occasion or just for a great, entertaining meal anytime!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fun
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

The lighting in the restaurant is really bad. They have used cheap cool white bulbs that look like fluorescent lighting. Very limited whiskey selection. Staff seemed a bit irritable. It’s too bad because this could be a pretty neat place.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our waiter was Awesome! He never let our drinks get low. Our chef was funny and entertaining not to mention our food was great!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always a great and filling meal. The chef's are outstanding.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Was a lot of fun and entertaining for dinner. Food is very good - portions very generous, service very entertaining. We were seated promptly once the whole party was there. Serving staff was great and accommodating. A Little loud at times, but the energy is contagious throughout the restaraunt.

Tags: Hot Spot, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This was a fun and lively experience although I would not recommend it for getting together with a group that you want to actually spend time with and hear each other talk. The waitress rushed us in and out very quickly. You’ll be spending a lot of money but you won’t get to stay and enjoy your time together. We had to go across the street just to have dessert and visit with our family. The chef does an excellent job of putting on a great show while he cooks which makes it a fun experience for large group .

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food was great. Out cook as very entertaining and our waitress was very tentative all night.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Hostesses were unwelcoming and inflexible in accommodating our large group!!! The reservation claimed it would accommodate our large group by seating equal grp sizes at two tables-however seating was awkward, disproportionate and poor. Had reunion with out of state fam visitors and the whole group was aware of the lousy welcome and poor seating arrangement! Hibachi Chefs and waitress were Great!!!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 21, 2017

The food was delicious and our hibachi chef kept us laughing.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 21, 2017

The lighting on the walls is way too bright! It has ruined the ambiance of the restaurant. We felt like the lights had been turned all the way for after closing cleaning. Regular bulbs that can be dimmed need to be put back in. Hope to see this the next time we come in!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

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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vip
 (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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