Yuzu Kitchen

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$30 and under
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Asian
Yuzu Kitchen brings an experience unique to the 'burgh. Our focus is to use the highest quality ingredients we can obtain and serve ramen, dons, robata skewers amongst other east asian fare to the highest of standards. We are strong believers in that high quality ingredients lead to a better end product in both food and drink.
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j
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great happy hour specials.

c
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is always excellent. One of the best joints downtown.

PD
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

James, our server, was very attentive, polite, and responsive.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The ramen was delicious with new choices I hadn’t seen before for flavor “bombs”.

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal and delightful atmosphere. Perfect before a show!

M
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ramen is awesome. Appetizers are great. Servers are friendly and helpful, which is good because I don’t know half the ingredients so I have lots of questions. Great value too.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and good drinks.

C
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was our second visit with one item ordered both times for the Wok menu and consistently good. The other was from the noodle menu and very good. Looking forward to next visit. Go Enjoy

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect service, great food and atmosphere. Would 100% recommend

KA
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

This place may have a half decent happy hour, but I'm frankly amazed that they are even in business. The place almost completely cleared out 10 minutes after happy hour ended and it isn't hard to see why.

We started at the bar. Happy hour appetizer specials are very good. Drink specials used to include a decent red and white wine, but no more. Service was average to slow there, and all but one of our checks were wrong.

At the table, it went downhill fast.
- Our group of 6 sat down, only to be informed that their new policy (as of two weeks ago) is that groups of more than 5 can't have itemized checks. They can split the whole check evenly or not at all. I asked for the manager on this one, as this was not disclosed on the website or when I made the reservation. The manager did accommodate us because I refused to back down, but not until after a lengthy discussion on the matter. He basically said that all the other customers just accepted it (and thus I was unreasonable) and explained that his staff was simply too incompetent to figure out separate checks.
- At happy hour, you can order a Moscow Mule. After happy hour, there's no button on the computer for that, so you simply cannot order one. Nevermind that they have a full bar and clearly have all the stuff to make one. We didn't have a problem paying full price; but they wouldn't serve it, so we ordered water instead.
- I ordered the ribs as an appetizer. They're out of those. Instead, I did a version of bao (couldn't tell you exactly which because the menu online doesn't match the one provided in the restaurant). These were 90% bun and 10% filling at best.
- One of our group ordered her stir fry without onions or scallions. It came with both. The server did not notice or care even when it was pointed out.

Overall - this place has a serious top down problem. The manager's attitude was reflected in the policies and staff...and all of it was unacceptable.

s
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Can't comment on the main dishes - we've been several time and order several appetizers. Salt & Pepper Tofu is outstanding. Only small negative is requesting a table in a quieter area and two times being seated immediately opposite the kitchen. Both times, we were cheerfully moved.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Shrimp tempura were great but the Ramen wasn’t anything exciting.

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

Food was really good, the service was slow and she wasn't very happy to explain things that we questioned, but I would definitely go back!

RK
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I'm normally not a fan of ramen, but this was spectacular. You have to get a 30 minute egg added to your dish if it doesn't come with one. I should have gotten 10. We were there for an early dinner on a Saturday and there were only a few other tables. It deserves to be packed. So delicious.
Cocktails were also very good.

s
Pittsburgh
23 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy Ramen and appetizers. Yuzu Kitchen exceeded my expectations. Although a bit expensive, the Ramen was very tasty. The appetizers were very good - we have the brussel sprouts and short ribs. I would definitely return.

JL
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yuzu Kitchen is great. The food is amazing! I’ve had the pork dumplings, fried chicken bao, spring rolls, general tsos, and of course the ramen. They were all delicious and cooked perfectly. The wait staff is attentive and friendly. I highly recommend Yuzu Kitchen.

JP
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved my first experience at Yuzu! We originally had reserved a table (vs. bar seating) but were about to be seated at a pretty small table flanked by others who would have been super close. So, we decided that the bar looked more comfortable and would enable us to have a more private conversation. We were promptly accommodated and enjoyed the meal and atmosphere very much.

KV
Pittsburgh
33 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got there in time for happy hour and loved the happy hour drink and food specials. The tofu appetizer we got might be the best tofu I've ever eaten and the bao were delicious. The main dishes we got (stir fried noodles with shrimp & peanut noodles with shrimp) were also great. Our waitress (Sarah S.) was one of the best waitresses ever and super friendly and stylish. The decor is really cool and even the regular prices are very reasonable. They even take reservations on OpenTable. I can't wait to go back!

DJ
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Yuzu on a week night before Gary Clark Jr concert. The ambiance was pleasant, the wait staff was great ... stopped by just enough to make sure everything going well. Food was outstanding. I got the spicy seafood noodles and my son got spicy Korean stir fry. Both were awesome and we did a decent job using our chopsticks. Would recommend if you haven't tried it.

K
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We walked into Yuzu on a whim and will certainly be back! The atmosphere was wonderful: it felt like a posh New York City locale with great music, excellent lighting and pretty decor! The menu was large enough to give you lots of good options but not so big as to overwhelm. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was swell. I will certainly be back again!

GG
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found this gem on OpenTable when seeking a place to eat when visiting my son and his GF in Pittsburgh. Enjoyed it the first time and returned again to find that the food and service were consistently top notch. Food portions and flavors were excellent and our waiter was attentive and not intrusive. Will definitely be back as we return to Pittsburgh over the years my son is at Pitt.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so good, the service was kind and genuine. Would definitely come back and I'm excited to go back.

c
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

It was a nice place with good food. But the tables were too close together. I find it unpleasant trying to enjoy a meal with 1 other person while there's a couple on each side so close we may have been all sharing 1 big table. If you don't mind that then it's honestly a great place. I'd recommend it to a friend but Im personally not going back.

F
Pittsburgh
50 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner. My wife and I were hungry after the Pitt basketball game and decided to get ramen at Yuzu. We ordered the salt and pepper tofu and the cha shu bao. Both were excellent. I had two zeezee drinks, I think that was the name, sage, Chile, etc. very good. My wife had a Reisling blend that turned out to be a bit bubbly.
I had the shoyu tar ramen, my wife the vegetable ramen, both very good.
We are looking forward to returning in the near future!!!

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Yuzu! Great for dinner and they have a killer happy hour! Everything we’re had there has been awesome. Great addition to downtown!

OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were looking for a reasonably priced meal before going to see Hamilton. I saw that Yuzu Kitchen served ramen and accepted reservations. They have a nice deal for Happy Hour-$6 cocktails and half price appetizers. We ordered Kim Chi, salt and Pepper Tofu and Scallion Pancakes. All were delicious. The ramen was also delicious! The serving size was appropriate-we both took half of our ramen dishes home. Service was quick and efficient and the wait staff was friendly and helpful.

LE
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious and the service and space is lovely.

OT
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a great spot for a fairly quick bite before a show. It is close to the Benedum and Heinz. I like the eclectic feel of the place.

t
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Large portions and very tasty food.

K
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVED Yuzu Kitchen so much!! We had the beef ramen bowl and the Singapore noodles and both were fantastic! The ambiance and decor is very cool and trendy and the service was great! The server was very knowledgeable about the menu and helped me order! Plus everything is super affordable. I will absolutely be back!

BG
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mom and I went here for happy hour/dinner prior to seeing a show at Heinz Hall. Half off appetizers and affordable, craft cocktails! The food was amazing as well.

EB
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent although the General Tso's chicken portion is small.

N
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic and the food was delicious as always. Yuzu never disappoints!

BG
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food here! A great atmosphere as well! Not to mention totally affordable.

AL
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

What a great find! My new go-to restaurant in Pittsburgh. Incredibly high value, relaxed but charming ambience and delicious food. Highly recommend.

JF
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for groups. Food was really good and had a great drink menu. Definitely recommend.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best dinner we have had out in a long time. Everything was delicious, the service was great, the place is super clean. Nothing disappointed us!

OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The Guillotine is my new favorite cocktail. Have been there twice and the food has been inventive and really good. The scallion pancakes are the best of class anywhere.

LS
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Had a large party reserved for 14, when I got there they gave me 2 separate tables far away from each other. Waitress was really nice, but very slow and forgot a lot of our self.

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