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Nakama Japanese Steakhouse

1611 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203-1703
+1 412-381-6000
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
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“sushi” (78 reviews)
“fried rice” (12 reviews)
“chicken” (12 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1611 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203-1703
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took six of my son’s college friends to dinner with our family for hibachi dinner. They serve a TON of food so make sure you are hungry when you go. Our hibachi chef was a very good cook but I have had more entertaining chefs...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sharonl936
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Reservations for 6pm mid-week. A slower time of the week. There were quite a few empty dining tables. None-the-less we had to wait until our entire party was in the door prior to being seated. Even though the dining area was not even 50% full...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lisa-BuckeyeExplorer
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

The food was good as usual but it seemed like the last couple of times the amount of rice they have given us had been cut way back. the servers always seemed rushed and very rude.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank shawn_k_cartersr
Reviewed October 21, 2018

I've been a patron of Nakama for many years and my last 4 visits over the last year have been progressively worse each time. While we were waiting for a seat we ordered drinks at the bar and were immediately met with what seems to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank buzzy22m
Reviewed August 28, 2018

We went in starving and came out happy. Chef was a little lackluster for a hibachi but that didn't change the taste of the food.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank waywardatthebeach
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

We made the reservations via OpenTable specifically for the reason the restaurant had good ratings. As we checked in right away the staff directed us to Hibachi. We had chose the place because we were looking for sushi, a quick light early dinner before a...More

Date of visit: June 2018
2  Thank Syboor
Reviewed April 19, 2018

We've been coming to Nakama off and on for the last 12 years and usually have had a great experience. It has been about 3 years since we last went, but my twins were having a birthday and we thought we'd drive in from the...More

Date of visit: April 2018
2  Thank goldenalgae
Reviewed March 11, 2018

The young man who took my phoned-in 'take out order' was very pleasant and got the order down. It was a Saturday night, so the place was packed when my daughter went in to pick up the order (which was due to be ready within...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Patty S
Reviewed February 12, 2018

This was supposed to be the type of restaurant that has a show while preparing food. A flame, some witty remarks, tossing of utensils and seasoning shakers, etc. Our chef was ho-hum, not much flair, prepared food in a non-dramatic fashion, and didn’t keep our...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Randy W
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

Nakama gets really crowded especially on weekends but it’s worth the wait. Great sushi and friendly/ efficient staff. Plus it’s right on Carson Street.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank lindsay0215
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1611 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203-1703
  • Public Transportation: 51A, 51B, 51C, 51D, 51G & 54C
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Southside Flats
  • Neighbourhood: Southside Flats
  • Phone Number: +1 412-381-6000
  • E-mail
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