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Nakama Japanese Steakhouse

1611 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203-1703
+1 412-381-6000
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (76 reviews)
“fried rice” (11 reviews)
“chicken” (12 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
1611 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203-1703
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Randy W
Reviewed 30 December 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.

Thank lindsay0215
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We visited to celebrate my daughter's birthday. The sushi was delicious, fresh and well priced. The hibachi entrees were HUGE and we each took home enough leftovers to have a second dinner. Servers were attentive. I'd visit again.

Thank Michelle K
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This is the sort of place that 14-year-old bar or bat mitzvah guests absolutely love. There's drama (the chefs tossing knives and setting oil afire), noise (you will find yourself shouting at your dinner companions in order to be heard, and cupping your ear to...More

Thank BakerNomi
Reviewed 5 October 2017

In town for a conference a co-worker and I got the recommendation from a local to try this place. A quick Uber from the hotel had us sitting at the bar fairly quickly. There are several seating options. They have group hibachi tables in the...More

Thank Curtis S
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

I have been here a few times now and I'm not sure what all the hype is. Maybe it's because I don't get the sushi but I have ordered their hibachi, mostly the diablo dish. It is allegedly spicy and it comes with soup and...More

Thank Christopher J
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

I made the mistake and expected the same personal experience you get from Benihana. My son wanted to come here for his 16th birthday. We had coupons for appetizers, couldn't use them from our phone. Bummer but ok. My son and his girlfriend wanted light...More

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Nakama1, Manager at Nakama Japanese Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to advise us of your experience. We gladly accept our free appetizer coupons. However, as printed on the email it does state that you must print them out in order for us to honor them. It is our way...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Nakama has the best food and service. Anytime my friends are visiting from out of town, I know that I can bring them here for great food. I love their sushi and also their hibachi dinners. I highly recommend this place!

Thank pamr15642
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Reservations made and we waited an HOUR to be seated. The noise was incredible. Who wants to shout at each other the whole time? Then for the finish, the price was ridiculous. And I really wasn't impressed by the service. It's crazy trying to find...More

Thank mamarob1
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I absolutely love this place! The service is great, the drink menu is on point and the food is outstanding. I can't wait to go again when I visit in the fall. Best filet hibachi I've had in a long time. Highly recommend!

Thank SharynPhoto
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 41 - USD 80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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