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Nakama Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
1611 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
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- Sun - 1:00pm - 10:00pm
- Mon - Wed 11:00am - 10:00pm
- Thu - Sat 11:00am - 11:00pm
4.4 of 5.0 from 42 reviews
price range:$26 to $50
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Nakama Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Reviews
Nakama is an interesting habachi restaurant. When you first enter, there's the bar behind the hostess, the sushi bar on your left, and in the dining room the habachi tables. I believe the crowd ranges from young adults to mid forty's. My bf and I come here when we are starving! Average habachi dinner for one, runs about $25-30, depends on what you order. The waitresses I had, were all great. The habachi chefs do what they do and that is to grill or cook. I gave it a 3, because the chefs aren't really entertaining or interactive. I've been to plenty of habachi restaurants and worked in one in the past, and the chefs are usually outgoing and hilariously funny and enjoyable. I've had hot shrimp thrown into my mouth, plastic toys squirting water onto the onion volcano, and just great small talk. The food is great, but the chefs reaction for its guest can be a lot better.
Reservation was for 730 not seated until 741. What's the point of having reservations?
by Stephen G.
Best scallops I've ever had! Gotta try them.
Food was good. Service was great. Place stays pretty busy on Saturday night. Get a window seat and you can watch the wildlife on the street :)
by Matt J B.
get an appetizer and a water for 5 bucks with tip and just enjoy the atmosphere
by Eric S.
The food is great... but the girls greeting you at the door are useless. I can't believe they get paid to talk about their boyfriends while we have to wait.
Delicious sushi!! Jalepeno hamachi, Hawaiian roll and blue crab nigiri are my favorites! ^_^
I love this place! It's all LIVE
by Mia T.
Mark is the best bartender. He's a babe 👌
by Lulu L.
Not the best sushi I ever had. Mediocre
by Maryann C.
French kiss martini is divine and the hicbachi is delicious. You can't go wrong with the shrimp sauce!
by Jacqui M.
Overpriced, mediocre sushi & hibachi. Go up the street to Little Tokyo for better food at a lower price. If you want to meet a douchebag, by all means stay at Nakama.
by Brian H.
Easily the best hibachi spot in the city. Nothing comes close.
by Paul P.
Baked Alaska Roll.
by Shea M.
Suzan the bartender is Awesome !!
by Maria R.
by Nattha P.
Chef Luke is the best, we get him every time we are there!
by Deana S.
Spicy yellowtail roll is my favorite and they make them perfect here.
by Nick N.
Food is Great but get there early!
by Ralph D.
Get the Hanalei roll!
by James W.
Framboise on tap! Order a Belgium sunrise- half framboise half hoegaarden
by Desiree D.
Always ask for Chef Luke. ALWAYS.
by Annie L.
the bartenders job looks excruciatingly difficult when she's on her phone the entire time. I'm freezing & want to leave. Great sushi tho, hello take out!
by Nikki S.
Spider Roll. Everytime. All the time.
by Jessica S.
Sushi so nice "Black & Yellow" rapper Wiz Khalifa once featured this Japanese eatery in a song, so you know it's good.
by Jacob W.
by Kayla D.
TONIGHT Jimmy D's E Carson St in South Side! DJ Nugget, FREE cover, $2 Coors, Smirnoff, & Captain 10-12a. ALSO VILLA South Side's 2 Yr Anniversary this THURSDAY! Check MidnightGuru.com for details!
by Regis M.
After Nakama Check out Jimmy D's on Tuesday for the Take Over, VILLA on Thursdays for Chill, WHIM on Fridays & say Guru for free cover! Check MidnightGuru.com for details & other parties in Pittsburgh
by Regis M.
Nakama's caterers can bring the restaurant to you - tables, chairs, hibachi, sushi, chefs, you name it. - CBS Pittsburgh
by CBS Local
can't understand the city's infatuation with this place. pricey, average food- though beautiful decor, prime location.
by Bethany T.
Luke the Hibachi chef makes a PERFECT medium rare filet!
by Courtney R.
Ryan Clark does a radio show every Tuesday! <3
by Beth K.
We looked up "best Japanese place in Pittsburgh" - we were not disappointed. Get the scallops
by Mitch N.
Shrimp Sauce !!!
by Rachel R.
Service sucks really badly
by Michelle L.
by Elizabeth B.
Try the strawberry citrus-tini ... Yum!
by Erin M.
Confucius say...Beltzy love the Splashy Meadow!!!
by Jonathan G.
Hawaiian roll = amazing!
by Mallory B.
The Volcano in Hibachi is fun for all!
by Frank H.
Try the red dragon maki roll! Delicious ahi tuna and avacado with a sweet but salty eel sauce, excellent.
Visit MidnightGuru.com for specials and more info on Nakama!
by Mike B.
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